Test Taking Skills for NCLEX – 77 pages

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Test Taking Skills for NCLEX – 77 pages

Test Taking Skills for NCLEX

Test-taking Skills To help you pass your Excelsior Nursing Exams

    Know your Medical
       terminology

Introduction

The purpose of seeking expertise in medical terminology varies from individual to individual, but the most common reasons for seeking medical terminology proficiency are the following:

  1. A junior or senior in college wanting to do advanced work in the medical field

2.  A student assigned the responsibility of being proficient in medical terminology prior to the start of classes

3.  A career that has climaxed and requires advanced education to jump start it

For whichever reason you are deciding to go back to school or continue with your education, this step must be taken carefully and be well planned. Learning medical terminology is a tremendous investment of time, and you must make sure that investment will advance your career in the desired direction. Preparing yourself to make this decision is a two step process. First, you must look within yourself at your current medical knowledge and your proposed destination. You will need to analyze your strength, weaknesses, and time available for study.

You will need to prioritize your needs. You will need to set short term and long term goals to help you keep your eye on the prize. The following plan will help you get started on the right way to learning and understanding medical knowledge.

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Medical terminology is a difficult subject for some students to master, because of the amount of material that must be memorized. Auditory and visual learners should approach the following material differently. It will be more critical for visual learners to make flash cards and have visual stimuli for learning to occur. On the other hand, auditory learners should be prepared to pronounce and record the following terminology for best results. Repetition is the key for both groups of individuals.

It is important to note that all medical terminology words are not derived from root words, prefixes and suffixes. Some medical terms come from history, individual accomplishments and traditional words. It is difficult to identify these terms, because they appear like medical terminology that is comprised of root words, prefixes and suffixes. Consequently, memorization of these terms becomes critical. Many of these terms can be found in definition format near the end of this guide.

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Test Taking Skills for NCLEX – 77 pages