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Nursing Podcast by NURSING.com (NRSNG) (NCLEX® Prep for Nurses and Nursing Students)
6 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
Making Money With NURSING.com
Nursing school is hard! On your journey, you may run across (or have already run across) situations that intentionally or unintentionally make it even harder. It breaks my heart to hear the stories students have shared with us over the years. All of these were just shared within the last month 🙁 I was accused of cheating multiple times by professors. I had a few great teachers, but the students were not that great and some of the teachers were downright mean. My program is going through a lot of changes, turn around on teachers, and honestly just a lot of politics and drama All the students in my nursing class all feel lost and confused, and the teacher told us she was not a teacher At NURSING.com we want to spread a community of support, the Nursing Family. If you have ever watched a NURSING.com video on YouTube, downloaded one of our cheatsheets, used our products, taken our practice questions, or had a chat with us, you’ll notice that we instill messages of hope and encouragement. We strongly believe that the saying “nurses eat their young” needs to become a way of the past. However, unnecessary stress and pressure are still placed on students today. But guess what, today we KNOW that is not the best way to learn. According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, we know that the BEST way to learn is in a state of flow where a student can approach a new challenge with the tools required to be successful, not a state of panic where you don’t have the tools to meet a challenge. We want to spread hope for Nursing students. Nursing school is hard, but we want to help take students from that scary place of feeling anxious and discouraged to a place of motivation and passion. We want to spread this message far and wide! We are all part of the Nursing Family and can help lift each other up! Over the years, the creativity that we have seen from our Nursing Family has just blown me away. The amazing talents that you bring to the table could help so many people. And many users have reached out wanting to share more! So, for those of you wanting to spread the message of the Nursing Family, here are just a few ways that you can do so. Create Custom NURSING.com Study Plans About 50% of students using NURSING.com have used it exclusively and abandoned their textbooks. However, although teachers often give assigned readings to help you zone in on what to study, you do have to find the right lessons yourself in NURSING.com. Students often use their syllabus to create Study Plans in our system to keep track of what they will need to study for the different upcoming quizzes and tests. Creating study plans does take time, and students do commonly reach out asking for our help. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to provide that one-on-one personal touch for every student out there. But maybe you could help. If you have been using the system for a while, you may already be comfortable with creating study plans and could offer that expertise to others. You could create custom-built NURSING.com Study Plans based on a student’s syllabus and charge for each Study Plan made. Our study plans are easy to share and students can import them directly into their accounts. Another way to approach the Study Plans would be to find groups of students that would pay for a Study Plan for their entire cohort for each of their different courses and sections of their syllabus. You could also create custom NURSING.com study tips that you could send along with each of the Study Plans that you create. Tutor Using NURSING.com We have built NURSING.com to be a platform that can be utilized in many different ways depending on specific needs. Students struggling with the NCLEX come to us time and time again on their 2nd, 4th, 5th or 10th attempt at the NCLEX, but finally passing using NURSING.com. Students that are barely passing or actually failing are able to significantly raise their grades and save time while doing it. However, some students really need the guidance of an experienced nurse, the one-on-one touch, and the accountability that a tutor can provide. If you struggled but overcame and are looking to give back to other students, NURSING.com is the perfect complement to a tutoring program. You can guide students through a day-to-day study guide utilizing NURSING.com lessons, a question bank, SIMCLEX, and more. You can help them evaluate their progress in the system and guide them on how to improve areas they are struggling in. Creat a NURSING.com Swag Shop Before you start I want to help address one thing that may seem daunting when you are first getting started. As you are looking through the setup processes for different shops like Amazon, Etsy, etc, you may wonder whether you should set up a business or just sell as an individual. For all of the Swag shops mentioned below, it is not a requirement to create a business. What I would suggest is to set up your shop first. Take some time to test your products and marketing. If you start to make money, that is when you want to set up your business. Here is a great article that walks you through the decision and steps to set up a business: Do I need a Business License to Sell Online. Another example of a problem to tackle later would be setting up a brand. Initially, you will probably want to test your business idea first and set up a brand later, once you have proved your concept. Ok, now that we have that out of the way. . . let’s walk through several different options for your NURSING.com Swag Shop. Etsy NURSING.com Swag Shop About a year ago, a student sent over a special thank you to the team here at NURSING.com. The gift absolutely blew me away. She had created hand-made keychains for us with the NURSING.com logo. Look at these! We all just fell in love with the key chains she made – so creative and so sweet. If you have a skill that you want to share as well, you could create your own NURSING.com swag Etsy shop. You could make NURSING.com kleenex holders, face masks, custom embroidery, badge clips, anything. I don’t think I have a creative bone in my body, so I really can’t help too much with the question “what should I sell” but let me go ahead and walk you through setting up your Etsy Shop! ***I will add one caveat here. Etsy is a unique marketplace that is specific to the following: “handmade items, vintage goods, and craft supplies” so if you are looking to sell something other than those listed above, you may want to consider either an Amazon listing or Shopify store (more info below). If you decide that Etsy is right for you, here is a quick overview of the main steps as well as 4 Pro Tips to help you achieve Success. Setting up an Etsy shop has five main steps. I have attached links for each step with detailed instructions from the Etsy Help Center to guide you through the process: Create an Etsy Account Set up your Etsy Shop Setup your Storefront Add listings to your shop Marketing And, here are those 4 Tips mentioned above, to help you get the most out of your Etsy Shop: Tip 1 – Don’t spend too much time creating products If you are attracted to Etsy you might be a natural-born creator. However, when you first get started don’t spend too much time creating products. You want to make sure your ideas will sell before making too much product. So instead of taking a month to create 100 bags, come up with 3-5 different products and make a prototype of each one. Tip 2 – Spend a lot of time on product listings You may have the BEST product available, but if no one sees it, it will never sell. Take the time to really build a great product listing that will rank – rank is how well your listing compares to other similar products. Listings that rank higher will be shown to more customers and have more reach when selling your product. Printful has a great post to help you optimize your Etsy Product Listings. It is called Etsy SEO: 5 Must-Do Steps to Help You Get Found on Etsy. I would recommend going through each step and focusing most of your time here. Tip 3 – Focus on your best selling products Once you have great products and great product listings, you’ll want to really focus additional time and effort on the products that are doing the best. If you have one particular product that is doing much better than the rest, figure out ways to improve on this product. Can you cut costs when making this product, increase the variation of the product, add more color options, etc? Tip 4 – Create a marketing plan There are two critical things to consider with your Marketing Plan Marketing via the Etsy Platform Owning your audience. Etsy has an entire article on Marketing via Etsy. Utilize all their resources and implement their suggestions to improve your listings. Continue to work on these and improve them over time. However, it is also very important to own your own audience when possible. Instead of just relying on Etsy to bring you traffic, consider what other places you might be able to reach your audience. For example, if you decide you want to sell NURSING.com badge clips you may decide to create content about nursing school supplies. Share that content in a format that feels natural to you, social media platforms, blog, YouTube, etc. Focus on one main platform, know your audience, and provide value. The next step is to drive those people to a website and build out your email list. An email list is an “owned channel”, which means you can reach out and contact your audience whenever you want. If this is new for you, then I would highly recommend Pat Flynn as a great resource in this area. This video interview has so much great insight into how to do this: How to Build and Monetize Your Online Audience. However, don’t stop at this one video. Pat Flynn provides so many great resources to help you build Smart Passive Income – which is the name of his blog. Well . . . there you have it: 4 tips to be successful and links to all the tools you need to set up your shop. Now you just need to decide what you want to sell. That is the fun part! Best of luck on your Etsy shop journey. And finally, please share your creations with us as well at firstname.lastname@example.org!! We would love to see what you come up with. Amazon NURSING.com Swag Shop NURSING.com members often reach out asking for Happy Nursing or NURSING.com shirts or other swag. We love that students want to share the Nursing Family with others! If you have great swag ideas that your fellow nurses would love, you can use our company logos/images to create your own NURSING.com Swag Shop. There are a number of companies out there that will create custom products that you can list and sell on Amazon. There are truly unlimited options for creating NURSING.com swag. Here are just a couple of examples of things we have made for our office! Setting up an Amazon account can seem a bit intimidating. I recommend just taking it one step at a time. Below I have summarized the 3 keys steps as well as provided links to amazing videos to guide you through the process. Step One – Create an Amazon Seller account To create an Amazon Seller account you will start by creating a regular Amazon account, however, if you already have one you can just use that. As soon as you click to “Sign Up” it will ask you to log in first. You will have two options for your account type. You can select either an individual or a professional account. I would recommend starting with the individual account. It will save money unless/until you have more than 40 different products that you are selling. Here is a comparison chart for the individual vs professional account. To get started you will start here. For step by step instructions for each step of the sign up process Jungle Scout has a great video here. Once you have completed this first step, the next step is to create a product listing. Step Two – Create a Product Listing To do this second step well, this is where you will want to spend most of your time. I am going to break this second step up into a few key questions. Should I build a brand or sell individual products? For the purposes of creating a NURSING.com Swag Shop, you will want to just sell individual products. For an in-depth explanation of each option watch here. What is the product ID, and where can I get one? For the product ID you will want to use an actual UPC Barcode, specifically a GTIN Barcode. You can purchase these through GS1. This may seem a bit intimidating at first, but it is a necessary step, and once you get past here you can really focus where it matters. What should I put as Manufacturer and Manufacturer part number? You can use anything you want here and can make up the part number. There is a great video here by Jungle Scout here to walk you through step 2, including getting your Barcodes. The last piece of Creating your Products is by far the most important. The most important thing you can do when setting up your product is to focus on the key areas that will impact your rank (where you show up when users search for different words). There are 6 different ways that you can impact your rank in Amazon. Product title Description Images Keywords Reviews Price Check out this article for tips on getting the most out of the 6 areas of focus above. You may have the best product, but if your title doesn’t match what users are searching for, or if you only have one poor quality image you are unlikely to sell a lot of your product. Spend the most of your time here and continuously work to improve. Step 3 – Shipping your product The first step here is to decide if you will use FBA (fulfilled by Amazon) or FBM (fulfilled by merchant). To have Amazon ship and store all of your inventory you will pay additional fees. However, it can be incredibly helpful if you don’t have the space for storage, or if you don’t have a schedule that allows for the demands of shipping every product to your customers. Here is a video that walks you through the differences, so that you can decide what will be the best option for you. If you decide that you want to have Amazon Fulfill your orders, this video walks you through the process of shipping your inventory to Amazon. It is critical to spend time optimizing your listings to rank well on Amazon, but just as with Etsy, it is also important to build your audience through different channels as well. There is no exact answer as to which other channels might be great for you. However, you want to be authentic so find a place where you are comfortable that your audience frequents. . . . so now you can start your journey to making money on NURSING.com. We wish you the best of luck on your journey. Happy Nursing! The post Making Money With NURSING.com appeared first on NURSING.com.
6 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Be That Nurse
Hi, Everyone, this is Sandi with The Nursing Podcast from NURSING.com And the title of today’s podcast is Be That Nurse! So what do I mean by that… You are about to enter or maybe already have entered the ranks of one of the most trusted professions out there. The Gallup Poll published in Dec of 2020 Noted that Nurses, doctors and teachers received their highest ethics ratings to date. Still, nurses remain the undisputed leader, as they have been for nearly two decades.” So as I just mentioned “entering one of the most trusted professions” out there. If you are thinking about nursing school or have already begun the journey, you have probably heard that nursing school is hard. Yet you have decided to enter this profession anyway. Each one of you has your own reason why you decided to go to nursing school. Maybe you remember a specific experience that you had receiving care from a nurse. Maybe it was the interaction with a nurse of one of your loved ones. Nurses help patients and loved ones navigate one of the scariest challenging moments of their life. And the older we get the more frequent those interactions often are. We are our most vulnerable around nurses, and the care that you will be providing will become etched in the minds of so many. A quote by Maya Angelou has always really resonated with me. She said “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I believe this is even more acute with interactions between nurses and patients, because patients are in such a unique and vulnerable position when they interact with you. Whatever they are going through that is bringing them to the hospital is likely paramount in their life. This is not just another day for them. They are sick, in pain, scared. And for better or worse you are there with them. When my son was born, they discovered something wrong while they were getting him cleaned up right after he was born. They said I could hold him for a minute but then they needed to send him off to the ICU (my husband with him). I held him in my arms, but that minute passed way too quickly and soon my husband and son were both gone. My son was born at 8:36 in the morning, and by about 1 pm (4 hours later) I was finally told that he was ready and that I could be taken to his room in the NICU. It had felt like forever, but now that it was finally time we tried to track down my nurse so that I could be taken to the NICU. Unfortunately my specific nurse had just gone to lunch and they said she would be back in an hour. And that was that, and I should just wait… For me, at that moment I was devastated. The hours had felt like years and I was confused, and emotional. This was my very first child, my very first hospital stay and I needed so much to see my son. I had no frustration with my specific nurse, more a frustration with the process. Why would I have to wait an entire hour to see my son, couldn’t anyone else arrange transport so that I could go sooner…. In my state I would have just laid there in tears, however, my mom helped work out a faster solution. As I finally made my way across the hospital silent tears streamed down my face as the tech rolled me along in the wheelchair. I was sooo scared and so unsure. After a very long walk, I finally made it to my sons room where my husband was waiting. My son was inside an incubator with a tube coming out of his nose, and IV going into his foot. And as I rolled up next to him, I had no idea what to do… could I reach in and touch him… My husband said it was fine for me to touch him, so I reached in the little circles and I held his small hand. A minute later a nurse walked in. In minutes my state of confusion, fear, stress, anxiety, melted into hope and contentment. She asked me if I would like to do kangaroo care with my son, which she quickly explained, and within in a couple minutes I was seated comfortably with my son in my arms, and I never wanted to move from that spot again. She seemed at that moment to know EXACTLY what a new mother would need walking into her son’s NICU room for the very first time. There will only be one of those moments for me in my whole life. And I will never forget how she guided me through that fear and helped me feel peace. If you haven’t had one of those moments yet, someday you will. And as a nurse, YOU will have an opportunity to guide someone through their scariest moment. To be the light in a very dark room. Nursing is a calling. Nurses are looked up to as beacons. As you go through your journey to becoming a nurse. Which is riddled with so many things to learn, difficult tests, hours or reading, etc. Remember why you chose to go into nursing in the first place. Remember the impact that you will have. And Be THAT nurse. The one that is a light in the darkness. The guide on an unsure journey. And I just want to say thank you. I may never see that special nurse that helped me again. And although I told her thank you at the time, I wish I could keep telling her to thank you every day. So I will tell you. Thank you for what you are about to do. Thank you from all your future patients. We couldn’t get through those times without you. Now go out and be your best self today and as always, Happy Nursing The post Be That Nurse appeared first on NURSING.com.
6 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Ready For Nursing School – Imposter Syndrome
Welcome to the Nursing Podcast with NURSING.com Today I am going to bring up a topic that we have spoken about quite a bit in the past. Because I think this is something that we need continual reminders about. I really want to talk about Imposter Syndrome. It has been on my mind, and I feel like it has been coming up a lot in things I see around me. I had the opportunity to attend a conference last week. It is hard to explain what it was like to be around human beings again… but there were some amazing speakers there that have achieved so much. And speaker after speaker showed signs of feeling inadequate. Some were so clearly nervous. Some made comments like I hope that there was something of value for you in this speech. Or comments like I guess the reason they chose me was that I have been doing this for a while and it seems to be working, I still have my job. There is NO one out there exempt from imposter syndrome. All of us have those moments feeling like we are the only one in the room that doesn’t belong. We are terrified that someone is going to find us out. Discover that we are not good enough. However, I would posit that imposter syndrome in some ways its, its probably a good sign. Right, I mean It is hard to feel THAT insecure when you are in your comfort zone. SO, if you are feeling like you don’t belong or like you are an imposter, you are probably out of your comfort zone. And that’s a good thing. That is how we improve and grow. So let’s talk about Nursing school. It is very hard, and everyone will tell you that, but I want to tell you one thing… YOU belong there. FIRST… LOOK what you have already done. You got into college took prerequisites You got into nursing school – which is no easy task. Any trust me while the system is not perfect, they are actually really trying to find those that they believe will be successful. So, if you go there, you belong there. Don’t let those feelings tell you otherwise. And to take it one more step, don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise either. Even if you have had a teacher say you will never be a nurse, no one knows your future. If you fail a test, fail a class, don’t graduate, fail the NCLEX, that does NOT mean that nursing is not for you. It might mean you need more time It might mean you need different teaching methods It might mean you need different study methods No matter which of those are the case, IT doesn’t matter because they can all be overcome. I know that because you graduated from high school, and got into college, took college courses. You have discipline and grit. And that is what you need to be successful in life. I was listening to a podcast this week by Martin Seligman on Well-being and he said that statistically self-discipline is twice as important to academic success and success in the world than IQ. IQ of course is difficult to change, where self-discipline is not. In fact, If you want an entire book on that topic, Angela Duckworth has an incredible book called Grit. And she talks a lot about not only what it is, but how to get it. This all ties back into Mindset too, which I talked about here just a couple weeks ago. But I just want to continue to reiterate. Just because it is not clicking today, doesn’t mean that will always be the case. Don’t give up. It is ok to feel like an imposter sometimes, that just means you are stretching and growing. But you belong here. Look around you, your classmates likely feel the exact same way that you do. And you don’t have to do it alone. You can all work together to raise each other up. Reconnect with why you wanted to be a nurse. Write it down, and when you need that boost, pull it out and remind yourself of your why. Nursing is a special calling, and we need all the great nurses we can get. But sometimes the tools we have to measure success are not perfect. Sometimes amazing people are weeded out when they could be amazing contributors to the field. If you want to be a nurse don’t let imposter syndrome or fear or failure hold your back. Keep trying. You can do this. I know it is hard, but you can do this. I believe in you. Now go out and be your best self today and as always Happy Nursing. The post Ready For Nursing School – Imposter Syndrome appeared first on NURSING.com.
23 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Using NURSING.com my grades skyrocketed – Murse Clyde Interview Part 3
Here is part 3 of an interview with Murse Clyde. This was such a fun interview, Clyde is such a likable guy. Here is how the episode begins, tune in to hear the rest! “So I want to talk really quick about how we came across Clyde and let him introduce himself a little bit. About three years ago Tammy, who some of you know who works here at NURSING.com. She sends me this video and is like, who is this guy? And he had posted this video on his YouTube channel, and there was one line that stuck out to me and he didn’t remember he said this, because I told you a couple weeks ago that you said this. He said ‘when I started using NURSING.com my grades skyrocketed and the time I spent studying literally cut in half.’ And I was like, that is what we are trying to do here!” Jon Haws Always remember that you can do this! Now go out and be your best self today and as always Happy Nursing! The post Using NURSING.com my grades skyrocketed – Murse Clyde Interview Part 3 appeared first on NURSING.com.
12 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Put your Oxygen on First – Murse Clyde Interview Part 2
Here is part 2 of an interview with Murse Clyde. This was such a fun interview, Clyde is such a likable guy. Let me just share a few great quotes from the interview. “I sing, I’m always singing anyway.” “I’m always humming, and I dance.” “I’m just doing me. I’m not trying to put on a show for you” “I’m on room air, I’m on room air so even my woes can wait for a moment” Murse Clyde Always remember that you can do this! Now go out and be your best self today and as always Happy Nursing! The post Put your Oxygen on First – Murse Clyde Interview Part 2 appeared first on NURSING.com.
14 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Grieving with the Family – Murse Clyde Interview Part 1
We really enjoyed getting a chance to interview Murse Clyde. In this first part of the interview, we discuss caring for family members and connecting with them. We discuss the realities of caring for patient’s families during times of Covid. Then we pivot slightly and discuss burnout and how to avoid burnout while still being about to show compassion. Clyde shares a really touching story of caring for a patient and the family during Covid. And here are some thoughts shared. “You’re told to separate yourself. When the patient dies, your work isn’t done. Now you turn your attention to the family. They need that touch, you know that human interaction.” “Create connection, it’s ok. It’s ok to be human, It’s ok to cry with your patient I’ve cried with patients before.” -Jon “Yeah, oh, I was in tears that day when I was there with her.” -Clyde Don’t forget to be human. Now go out and be your best self today and as always Happy Nursing! The post Grieving with the Family – Murse Clyde Interview Part 1 appeared first on NURSING.com.
16 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Ready For Nursing School – Next Generation NCLEX®
Hi, Everyone, this is The Nursing Podcast from NURSING.com Today we are talking about Getting Ready for Nursing School – specifically Next Generation NCLEX Also knows as Next Gen, or NGN. The NCSBN is the governing body that makes the NCLEX. And for some time now they have been planning on making some updates to the NCLEX. So what does this mean for you?? If you will likely be taking your NCLEX before April 2023 then there won’t be any changes made to your NCLEX OTHER than you might be selected for a special research section where they will be testing out new questions. However, you can exit out of these if you choose and they do not impact your result. Sooo, again if you will be taking the NCLEX before April 2023 you should not be expecting any big changes to your NCLEX. However, if you will likely be taking it after April 2023 which is the NGN Exam launch, then lets talk about how the NCLEX is changing. However, before that let’s talk about why… A Strategic Practice Analysis was done in 2013-2014 by the NCSBN, and they found that new nurses are making more difficult decisions. According to the NCSBN 65% of nurse errors result from poor clinical decision making 50% of novice nurses are involved in those errors So it is difficult for a new nurse to go from reading a text, hearing a lecture, taking a test, to on the job decision making. Those buzz words you will hear sooo many times. Critical thinking, clinical judgment, decision making they really do matter. So the NCSBN is still in the research phase determining how to reliably assess this clinical decision making. This “decision-making” that is drastically affecting new nurses and is leading to errors. So that is the WHY No let’s talk about HOW Again, they did a Strategic Practice Analysis Some of the methods used First, they reviewed literature from U.S. Department of Labor Work requirements, including job duties and tasks performed and tools and equipment used. – What are new nurses doing, what tools/equipment are they using??? Worker requirements, including job “KSAOs”. (skills, abilities, knowledge) Key judgments made on the job and the consequences of making an error in these judgments. Health care and nursing trends are expected to affect the RN job as it is performed now and in the future. Conducted structured interviews with RNs and LPN/VNs to collect additional information regarding the duties, tasks, tools and equipment, and abilities Then created a preliminary list of job duties and tasks, abilities, and tools and equipment. Prioritized the list of knowledge, skills and abilities for inclusion on the NCLEX-RN test specifications The NCSBN still has the 2019 Test Plan in place and it is 50+ pages document of items covered including things like Assess client knowledge of advance directives Mix medications from two vials when necessary Perform diagnostic testing (e.g., electrocardiogram, oxygen saturation, glucose monitoring) And one of the MAIN results from the Analysis was a recommendation to develop new item types for measuring the updated list of knowledge, skills and abilities Let’s talk about WHAT. I would like to break this up into 4 areas, however, know that it really ALL fits together. So there is that list of Prioritized knowledge, skills and abilities for inclusion on the NCLEX-RN test specifications However, as of RIGHT NOW – the Test plan has not been updated. Current 2019 NCLEX-RN Test Plan EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2019 THROUGH MARCH 31, 2023 So the updated content is not currently available. However, the next 3 pieces of info ARE available The second thing I want to talk about is the Questions. So how are the questions changing. According to the NCSBN The NGN exam uses case studies like you would see in the real world to reflect the kinds of critical decisions nurses have to make when they are actually on the floor. It focuses on interactions between nurse and client, the client’s needs and expected outcomes. So your question might be using a piece of an actual nurse’s note, or other pieces of a patients chart. So we should be seeing more realy world type questions THIRD, NEW Question Types Extended Multiple Response The nclex already has multiple response questions (where more than one answer is right) this is the same, just longer Extended Drag and Drop Similar to ordered response on the current NCLEX where you have a list of items and you order them, except currently ordered response is just prioritization, in the future you must choose which ones to prioritize so you may not use ALL the options Cloze/Drop down So from within a sentence, there will be a missing word and drop down for you to select the correct answer. There may be multiple of these in one question. In reality, this is similar to a multiple-choice in that there is only one correct answer out of the options, however they are in-line with the question Enhanced hot spot So you will have a question and to answer it you will actually Highlight sections of the actual patient chart. Matrix/Grid Essentially you have a table, almost like taking a survey where you give each option a rating low med or high. Effective or ineffective, And you choose which one for each row. Or in some cases you may choose multiple for each row. But for a question, you will fill in the entire table. So THOSE are the new question types being looked at. So new test plan, questions that are more case study, real life type scenarios, new question types. AND LASTLY, and most importantly so that you aren’t overwhelmed by some of the question types listed above. NEW SCORING The questions will be scored differently on the Next Gen NCLEX… New scoring types The key thing you need to know is this will introduce Partial scoring. OK this is HUGE. It will not just be an ALL or nothing anymore. Ok, so big news, lets go into details. There are 3 types 0/1 Scoring – typically used for multiple-choice questions You get a point for correct answers, no points for incorrect. This would be used for Cloze/Drop down Matrix/Grid Mult choice +/- scoring This gives you a point for correct and takes away a point for any wrongly selected. Applies those SATA questions Applies to matrix/grid where there may be more than one answer You won’t ever go into the negative here just fyi Rationale scoring Is for paired answers, if two answers go together. Only earn points if both are correct So for a Cloze/Dropdown The client is at highest risk of developing BLANK evidenced by the client’s BLANK. You have to get these BOTH correct or NO credit. The whole point of the question is to gauge full understanding of the relationship for example a cause/effect relationship. There is no way to give partial credit on these. So you might be asking, what does this mean for me? How can I be prepared. Well, let me tell you what we are doing. First, we create our content with practicing experts in their field. They have FIRST hand knowledge of WHAT you need to know to be an OB, mental health, ED, nurse. They just saw a patient yesterday that had xyz, and they KNOW how to care for that patient. So even without an updated NSCBN test plan you can count our content to provide you with the MOST important information to be a great NEW nurse. Second, we teach the WHY behind the WHAT. This is very important for critical thinking. In fact, it is essential. You can’t apply what you know if you don’t understand it. You can’t just memorize. We are multi-modal – teaching using different methods can help the knowledge sink in more thoroughly and can help you more easily recall what you know. Again the whole point of these changes is to gauge your critical thinking. And these realistic scenarios and case studies can help. It will be critical to understanding WHY you do what you do. Critical thinking is the ability to take what you learn and not only apply it in real-life situations but apply it in real-life situations that may be similar but NOT exactly the same. They also call this transference. Here is a way to look at it… in a book I may read that the medication Dilantin shouldn’t be administered while a patient is being Tube Fed. So you are supposed to hold or pause TFs before and 1 hour after Dilantin administration. Well in real life someone is not going to come up to you and say Which of the following medications may be impacted by TF administration. Digoxin Phenytoin (Dilantin) Diazepam Etc NOOOO in real life, this will happen Hmm, the Dietitian ordered this rate for TF, but I noticed the patient is losing weight… I wonder why… OR We are giving a patient Dilantin, but therapeutic levels aren’t being reached. I wonder why? Well, to apply critical thinking to the first scenario. Well, we started Dilantin and are holding the patient’s tube feeds for 4 hours a day… maybe that is why… Or in the second scenario You may notice, ahh well TF wasn’t held, maybe that is why. That is critical thinking. That is the difference between a TEST and real life, and that is what the NCLEX is trying to achieve. But really that is what YOU have always been trying to achieve. So as long as that is your goal you don’t need to change anything!!! What will help you be the best nurse you can be. Phew… this was a bit longer episode than normal thanks for hanging in there with me. But let me leave you with this… You can do this. I believe in you. Now go out and be your best self today and as always Happy Nursing. The post Ready For Nursing School – Next Generation NCLEX® appeared first on NURSING.com.
6 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Ready For Nursing School – Is the NCLEX Hard?
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9 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Ready For Nursing School – Learning Styles
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10 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Ready for Nursing School Essentials – Clothing, Accessories, and Tools for Clinicals
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7 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Ready For Nursing School – Mindset
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7 minutes | May 9, 2021
Nursing Stories About Mom’s (Mother’s Day 2021)
2 stories about mom’s I took care of as a nurse. Nursing can be a life changing experience. The post Nursing Stories About Mom’s (Mother’s Day 2021) appeared first on NURSING.com.
16 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
How Many Times Can I Take/Fail the NCLEX®?
How Many Times Can You Take the NCLEX®? According to the NCSBN website (which is the company that writes the actual NCLEX). You can take the NCLEX up to 8 times per year with a 45 day waiting period between each attempt. There is no maximum number of attempts You must wait 45 days between […] The post How Many Times Can I Take/Fail the NCLEX®? appeared first on NURSING.com.
11 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
3 Stories from My Early Nursing Career
I want to share with you guys three stories of kind of my first few weeks, first few months, working as a nurse. The post 3 Stories from My Early Nursing Career appeared first on NURSING.com.
8 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Pain is a Sign to Keep Going (Nursing School During COVID)
There is a quote that I really, really love. I’m a guy who loves a lot of quotes, have him up around my office. I read them down often and I love to share them one quote that I found recently by a guy named Ray Dalio. The post Pain is a Sign to Keep Going (Nursing School During COVID) appeared first on NURSING.com.
8 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
Catching COVID, Childcare, Poor Communication in Nursing School
Today, I’m going to talk and respond to another email that we got from nursing students who are concerned about going through school right now with COVID going on. The post Catching COVID, Childcare, Poor Communication in Nursing School appeared first on NURSING.com.
10 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
I’m Scared to Graduate Nursing School
today, we’re going to be talking about COVID and nursing school. I know you guys are probably tired of talking about COVID, but I want to talk a little bit about how it relates to your journey through nursing school. The post I’m Scared to Graduate Nursing School appeared first on NURSING.com.
7 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Stop Over Studying in Nursing School and for the NCLEX
Today I want to discuss how many practice questions are enough questions for the NCLEX, and does the Pearson trick work? The post Stop Over Studying in Nursing School and for the NCLEX appeared first on NURSING.com.
7 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
I Can Not Imagine Nursing School During COVID
Over the last four or five months. I think what the world has seen…almost more than anything…is the resilience of nurses and healthcare professionals. And I want to talk to you nursing students who have demonstrated exactly how resilient, how strong, and how incredible you guys are. The post I Can Not Imagine Nursing School During COVID appeared first on NURSING.com.
9 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
The 10 Step Note Taking Method for Nursing School
Today we’ll talk about the 10 step note-taking method for nursing students. The post The 10 Step Note Taking Method for Nursing School appeared first on NURSING.com.
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