Test Success: Test-Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students / Edition 3

Test Success: Test-Taking Techniques for Beginning Nursing Students / Edition 3

by Patricia M. Nugent, Barbara A. Vitale
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803605242

ISBN-13: 9780803605244

Pub. Date: 02/01/2000

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

Change the way you think about and prepare for exams. Reduce your anxiety and develop confidence in your test-taking abilities. Develop invaluable test-taking techniques that work. Manage your time, study more effectively, and problem-solve. And, because Test Success integrates study and test-taking strategies with nursing theory and fundamental skills, you'll also

Overview

Change the way you think about and prepare for exams. Reduce your anxiety and develop confidence in your test-taking abilities. Develop invaluable test-taking techniques that work. Manage your time, study more effectively, and problem-solve. And, because Test Success integrates study and test-taking strategies with nursing theory and fundamental skills, you'll also strengthen your knowledge of nursing fundamentals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803605244
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Practice Tests Answer Sheetsi
How to Use This Book to Maximize Successxvii
1Empowerment1
Develop a Positive Mental Attitude1
Establish a Positive Internal Locus of Control2
Challenge Negative Thoughts2
Use Controlled Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing)3
Desensitize Yourself to the Fear Response3
Perform Muscle Relaxation5
Use Imagery5
Overprepare for a Test6
Exercise Regularly6
Establish Control Before and During the Test6
Manage Your Daily Routine Before the Test7
Manage Your Study Habits Before the Test7
Manage Your Travel the Day of the Test7
Manage the Supplies You Need for the Test7
Manage Your Personal Comfort7
Manage the Test Environment8
Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude8
Manage Your Physical and Emotional Responses8
Summary8
2Critical Thinking9
Introduction9
Definition of Critical Thinking10
Critical Thinking in Nursing10
Left-Brain and Right-Brain Hemisphere Information Functioning11
Clinical Judgments12
Inductive and Deductive Reasoning12
Levels of Critical Thinking12
Practice Critical Thinking13
Thinking Aloud14
Review of Patient Scenarios14
Written Assignments14
Computer-Assisted Learning14
Videotaping15
Clinical Process Records15
Examinations15
Apply Critical Thinking to Multiple-Choice Questions15
Conclusions18
Bibliography18
3Study Techniques19
General Study Techniques19
Establish a Routine19
Set Short- and Long-Term Goals20
Simulate a School Environment20
Control Internal and External Distractors20
Prepare for Class21
Take Class Notes21
Identify Learning Domains22
Cognitive Domain22
Psychomotor Domain22
Affective Domain22
Capture Moments of Time22
Use Appropriate Resources23
Balance Sacrifices and Rewards23
Set Realistic Demands on Time and Energy24
Specific Study Techniques24
Cognitive Levels of Nursing Questions24
Knowledge Questions24
Memorization/Repetition25
Alphabet Cues26
Acronyms26
Acrostics26
Comprehension Questions27
Explore "Whys" and "Hows"28
Study in Small Groups28
Application Questions28
Relate New Information to Prior Learning29
Recognize Commonalities30
Analysis Questions30
Recognize Differences31
Practice Test Taking31
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 333
4The Multiple-Choice Question35
Components of a Multiple-Choice Question35
The Stem36
The Stem That Is a Complete Sentence37
The Stem That Is an Incomplete Sentence37
The Stem With a Positive Polarity38
The Stem With a Negative Polarity39
The Options40
The Option That Is a Sentence40
The Option That Completes the Sentence Begun in the Stem41
The Option That Is an Incomplete Sentence42
The Option That Is a Word43
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 444
5The Nursing Process49
Assessment49
Collect Data50
Verify Data54
Communicate Information About Assessments54
Analysis55
Interpret Data55
Collect Additional Data57
Identify and Communicate Nursing Diagnoses58
Planning58
Identify Goals59
Set Priorities60
Identify Interventions61
Project Expected Outcomes62
Ensure that Patient's Health Care Needs Will Be Approximately Met63
Modify the Plan of Care as Needed63
Collaborate With Other Health Team Members64
Implementation65
Implement Nursing Care66
Evaluation70
Identify Patient Responses71
Compare Actual Outcomes With Expected Outcomes72
Analyze Factors That Affect Actual Outcomes of Care72
Modify the Plan of Care73
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 574
Assessment74
Analysis75
Planning76
Implementation78
Evaluation80
6Test-Taking Techniques81
Specific Test-Taking Techniques81
Identify Key Words in the Stem That Indicate a Negative Polarity82
Identify Key Words in the Stem That Set a Priority83
Identify Clues in the Stem85
Identify the Central Person in the Question86
Identify Patient-Centered Options87
Identify Specific Determiners in Options88
Identify Opposites in Options89
Identify Equally Plausible or Unique Options91
Identify Duplicate Facts Among the Options93
Identify Options That Deny Patient Feelings, Concerns, and Needs94
Use Multiple Test-Taking Techniques95
General Test-Taking Techniques96
Follow Your Regular Routine the Night Before a Test97
Arrive on Time for the Examination97
Bring the Appropriate Tools97
Understand All the Directions for the Test Before Starting98
Manage the Allotted Time to Your Advantage98
Concentrate on the Simple Before the Complex99
Make Educated Guesses99
Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude99
Check Your Answers and Answer Sheet100
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 6101
7Testing Formats Other Than Multiple-Choice Questions107
Introduction107
Structured-Response Questions108
True-False Questions108
Matching Questions112
Restricted-Response Questions114
Completion Questions114
Short-Answer Questions115
Extended Essay Questions116
Learning to Write117
Writing to Learn118
Performance Appraisal118
Summary119
Answers and Rationales for Sample Items in Chapter 7120
8Computer Applications in Education and Evaluation125
The Computer as a Resource Tool126
The Computer as an Information Manager126
The Computer as an Instructor126
The Computer as a Simulator127
The Computer as an Evaluator127
Summary128
9Fundamentals of Nursing Practice Tests129
Practice Test C149
Answers and Rationales for Practice Test C153
10Practice Questions With Answers and Rationales159
The World of the Patient and Nurse160
Common Theories Related to Meeting Patients' Basic Human Needs174
Communication and Meeting Patients' Emotional Needs188
Physical Assessment of Patients201
Meeting Patients' Physical Safety and Mobility Needs215
Meeting Patients' Hygiene and Comfort Needs229
Meeting Patients' Fluid and Nutritional Needs242
Meeting Patients' Elimination Needs256
Meeting Patients' Oxygen Needs271
Administration of Medications286
Meeting the Needs of the Perioperative Patient300
Meeting Patients' Microbiological Safety Needs314
Meeting the Needs of the Patient in the Community Setting328
Pharmacology344
Index357

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