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PYRAMID TO SUCCESS IN PASSING THE PNLE and IELTS. Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination:. Comprehensive Licensure Examination for Nurses in the Philippines Consist of 5 sets of Tests; each has 100 item questions.

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Philippine nurse licensure examination

Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination:

Comprehensive Licensure Examination for Nurses in the Philippines

Consist of 5 sets of Tests; each has 100 item questions

Length of time: 2 hours each; 3 subjects in the first day; the rests for the second day. Hour break between each exam.

Testing Center: According to family name



Develop your test taking strategies
Develop your test taking strategies

Be familiar with the Exam


Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

TEST PLAN

Professional & Personal Development

Ethico-Moral Responsibilities

Safe and Quality care

Health Educ

Legal Responsibilities

Mgt/

Envt. & Resources

Quality Improvement

Records Management

Reseach

Collaboration

Communication, Teamwork

NP 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING

NP 2: COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING/ MATERNAL & CHILD

NP 3: MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING PART 1

NP 4: MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING PART 2

NP 5: PSYCHIATRIC NURSING

PHILIPPINE NURSE LICENSURE EXAMINATION


Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

JUNE 2007 PNLE

  • Test 1:

  • Funda- 70%

  • Research -10%

  • LM- 10%

  • Psyche + Drug Comp.- 10%

  • Total: 100

  • Test 2:

  • CHN/ MCN -70%

  • Research -30%

  • Total: 100

  • Test 3:

  • MS-

  • 85% (35% is Perioperative Nsg)

  • Research -5%

  • LM- 10%

  • Total: 100

  • Test 4:

  • MS- 80%

  • Research -5%

  • LM- 15%

  • Total: 100

  • Test 1:

  • Psyche- 85%

  • MS- 10%

  • Research -5%

  • Total: 100


Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

JUNE 2007 PNLE

MS + FUNDA

230 (70 FUNDA)

500 ITEMS

PSYCHE- 110

CHN/

MCN

- 85

LM

- 45

RESEARCH

- 30



Develop your foundation
Develop your Foundation

where do you start?


Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

Develop a plan for study

  • Self study

  • Place?

  • Group study

  • Schedule

  • How many hours?


Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

Positive Pampering

  • Proper Exercise

  • Movie

  • DATE

  • Declare yourself

  • BEACH

  • MASSAGE

  • Diet

  • SEX

  • Time to relax


Final preparation
Final Preparation

  • Stay Focused

  • Believe in yourself

  • Visit the Site of the Test

  • Stop Studying 2 days before the Board Exam

  • AVOID SEX

  • Good night sleep

  • Wake up early

  • Good breakfast

  • Each chocolate

  • Don’t drink liquor

  • Smoke for smokers

  • PRAY!!! IT REALLY WORKS

  • BRING SOMETHING RED


During the exam
DURING THE EXAM:

DON’T PANIC

BRING REQUIREMENTS

SMOKE IF YOU WANT

COFFEE IF YOU WANT

Use TEST TAKING STRATEGI


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TEST TAKING STRATEGIES

  • Do everything by the book

  • Avoid answers that impose

    • Don’t do that

    • Stop that


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ATE, WAG MONG I-DELEGATE!!!

  • Do not delegate

    • A- ASSESSMENT

    • T- TEACHINGS

    • E- EVALUATION


Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

Read every word in the question

Avoid asking “what if….?”


Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

Look for the keywords

early, late,

first, initial, immediate,

most or least likely, most appropriate

best


Practice test

Practice Test:

A nurse is caring for a client who just returned from the recovery room after undergoing abdominal surgery. The nurse monitors the client for which early sign of hypovolemic shock?

a. Increased pulse rate

b. Increased depth of respiration

c. Lethargy

d. Decreased deep tendon reflex

A


Use elimination true and false response questions

TEST TAKING STRATEGIES

Use elimination

TRUE AND FALSE RESPONSE QUESTIONS


Practice test true response
Practice Test: True Response

A client suspected of having meningitis is being scheduled for diagnostic tests. The nurse anticipates that which of the following diagnostic tests will most likely be prescribed to confirm the diagnosis?

Serum electrolytes

Electromyography

White Blood cell count

Lumbar puncture

D


Practice test false response
Practice Test: False Response

Cortisone is prescribed for a client with adrenal insufficiency, and the nurse provides instructions to the client regarding the medication. Which of the following statements if made by the client would indicate a need for further instruction?

“I will eat a good breakfast everyday”

“I will avoid people with colds”

“I will limit my sodium intake”

“I will stop the medication when I feel better”

D


Questions that require prioritizing

TEST TAKING STRATEGIES

Questions that require Prioritizing

Look for the keywords

Best

Initial

Immediate

highest priority

Primary

Next

vital, essential


Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

USE ABC,s

AIRWAY FIRST

BREATHING

CIRCULATION

2. USE MASLOW’S

PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS FIRST

SAFETY AND SECURITY

LOVE AND BELONGINGNESS

SELF ESTEEM

SELF ACTUALIZATION


Practice question prioritizing
Practice Question: Prioritizing

The client with a diagnosis of cancer is receiving morphine sulfate 10mg subcutaneously every 3 to 4 hours for pain. When preparing the plan of care for the client, the nurse includes which priorityaction?

  • Monitor stools

  • Monitor urine output

  • Encourage client to cough and deep breath

  • Encourage fluid intake

C


Practice question prioritizing1

Practice Question: Prioritizing

A nurse is reviewing the plan of care for a pregnant client with the diagnosis of sickle cell anemia. Which nursing diagnosis, if stated on the plan of care, would the nurse select as the highest priority?

Anxiety

Ineffective coping

Disturbed body image

Deficient fluid volume

C


Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

TEST TAKING STRATEGIES

Use the NURSING PROCESS

ASSESSMENT FIRST!!!!


Practice question assessment

Practice Question: ASSESSMENT

A nurse is teaching a client with coronary artery disease about dietary measures to follow. During the session, the client expresses frustration in learning the dietary regimen. The nurse would initially

Identify the cause of the frustration

Continue with the dietary regimen

Notify the physician

Tell the client that the diet needs to be

followed.

A


Practice question assessment1

Practice Question: ASSESSMENT

A nurse is reviewing the laboratory results of an infant suspected of having hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Which of the following laboratory findings would the nurse most likely to expect to note in this infant?

A blood pH of 7.50

A blood pH of 7.30

A blood bicarbonate of 22 mEq/L

A blood bicarbonate of 19 mEq/L

A


Practice question implementation

Practice Question: IMPLEMENTATION

A nurse is caring for a client with angina pectoris who begins to experience chest pain. The nurse administers a sublingual nitroglycerin tablet sublingually as prescribed, but the pain is unrelieved. The nurse should take which of the following actions next?

Contact the physician

Call the client’s family

Administer another nitroglycerin tablet

Reposition the client

C


Eliminating similar options

TEST TAKING STRATEGIES

ELIMINATING SIMILAR OPTIONS

When answering the question, use the process of elimination and look for similar options.

Often, SIMILAR OPTIONS ARE INCORRECT.

USUALLY, ONE OF THE OPPOSITE OPTIONS IS THE CORRECT ANSWER.


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Practice Question: Eliminate Similar Options

A nurse is assigned to care for a group of clients. On review of the client’s medical records, the nurse determines that which client is at risk for excess fluid volume?

The client with ileostomy

The client taking diuretics

The client who requires gastrointestinal suctioning

The client with renal failure

D


Eliminate options that contain absolute words

TEST TAKING STRATEGIES

ELIMINATE OPTIONS THAT CONTAIN ABSOLUTE WORDS

ALL,

ALWAYS

NEVER

EVERY

MUST

SHOULD

NONE

ONLY.


Practice question absolute word

Practice Question: Absolute word

A nurse is providing safety instructions to the mother of a child with hemophilia and tells the mother to do which of the following to promote a safe environment for a child?

Remove the toys with a sharp edges from the child’s toy box

Allow the child to play with toys only if a parent is present.

Place a helmet and elbow pads on the child every day.

Allow the child to play indoors only.

A


Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

GENERAL RULE

Use Elimination

PSYCHIA: FOCUS ON THE FEELINGS! FOCUSED ON THE PATIENT! SAFETY FIRST

Absolutes are mostly wrong

SAFE AND TRIAGE- AIRWAY FIRST

QUALIFIERS are often correct

IDENTIFY UMBRELLA EFFECT ANSWERS

Use Nursing process

DON’T DELGATE “A.T.E”

USE MASLOW’s

Guess only if needed


Use pneumonics read and read and read

TEST TAKING STRATEGIES

Use pneumonicsRead and Read and Read!!!



Pyramid to success in passing the pnle and ielts

After the Examination: QUARANTINE

Surrender everything to God.

Congratulate your self. You have done your best.


Ielts international english language testing system

IELTS QUARANTINE (International English Language Testing System)


Reading

COMPONENTS QUARANTINE

Listening

Reading

Writing

Speaking


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How the Test is Given? QUARANTINE

  • AM:

  • LISTENING

  • READING

  • WRITING

PM:

1. Speaking


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Rules in IELTS QUARANTINE

General Rule: As the test Progresses, the difficulty arises

Golden Rule: Give to the monkey only that which the monkey wants