SHIFT NECESSITIES

SHIFT NECESSITIES

It is most definitely possible to get through life…or shifts…without planning or being prepared. However, there is a sense of ease when knowing you’re ready for whatever gets thrown your way. Everyone brings different things with them on their shifts, perhaps I bring a little more than necessary, but my motto is better safe than sorry! Below are my shift staples: Continue reading “SHIFT NECESSITIES”

TEAS ENTRANCE EXAM

TEAS ENTRANCE EXAM

The TEAS exam is the entrance exam into nursing school. Most universities require you take it prior to applying. Some require an entrance HESI, and some schools don’t require an exam at all! The TEAS exam is a Test of Essential Academic Skills. This being said, it isn’t anything nursing related. Rather, well rounded general knowledge. Can you read and dissect information from a paragraph? Do you understand photosynthesis? Can you solve basic arithmetic? Most people expect the TEAS to be a general nursing knowledge exam. It is not this. Continue reading “TEAS ENTRANCE EXAM”

HOW TO STUDY FOR THE NCLEX

HOW TO STUDY FOR THE NCLEX

The NCLEX is the exam for Registered Nurse Licensure that is taken after graduating from nursing school. The test has a minimum of 75 questions and a maximum of 265. The test adapts to how you answer questions. If you miss a cardiac question, the NCLEX will give you more cardiac questions in order for you to prove you know the material. If you get a hard question wrong, the exam will give you easier questions and work your way up from there. The goal is to score 50% or higher on all the content areas: safety, meds, renal, etc. If you score a 50% or higher after the first 75 questions, then the exam turns off. If your exam turns off at 75 questions you either did very well on the exam or you did very terribly. But don’t be discouraged. I believe this exam wants you to succeed. It gives you plenty of opportunities to prove you know the material by the exam giving you more questions as needed. Worst case, you have to do the full 265 questions, and there is always the chance of passing with doing all the questions. Continue reading “HOW TO STUDY FOR THE NCLEX”