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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307952
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Test Anxiety Related to Nurses and Nursing Students
Author(s):
Clutter, Lynn B.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta Delta-At-Large
Author Details:
Lynn B. Clutter, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, lynn-clutter@utulsa.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Test Anxiety Related to Nurses and Nursing Students

Test anxiety is a very real barrier to nurse certification and to nursing program success.  Often practicing nurses and nursing students have abilities and nursing knowledge, but written or computer testing is a challenge.  NCLEX style computer testing is required for professional entry, advanced practice, and is the style of numerous examinations in nursing school or certification exams.

The significance of nurses’ awareness of test anxiety is that otherwise excellent “would-be nurses” are quickly eliminated with examination failure.  Further, nurses capable of professional advancement limit themselves based on past test performance and fear of future failure.  With nursing being a profession requiring lifelong learning, nurses benefit greatly by documenting their professional knowledge base.  Currently, this documentation is typically done through tests.

This presentation is an overview of theories, prevalence, and characteristics of test anxiety, assessments, and strategies for self-diagnosis then success.  Convention participants will receive a tip sheet about test anxiety.  Information and research about brain changes with salivary cortisol testing will be overviewed.  Specific application will be made to computerized testing and NCLEX style test questions.  Participants will practice test anxiety reduction methods and will gain over five strategies to enhance exam performance.

Critical thinking strategies for before, during, and after an examination will be offered in applicable ways for a wide variety of participants.  Participants might be in nursing practice but facing a certification exam, in academics and desiring to improve teaching techniques, or in administration and eager to enhance success of staff.  Students will find ready application of content.

Keywords:
NCLEX success strategies; Academic examination stress; Test anxiety
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTest Anxiety Related to Nurses and Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClutter, Lynn B.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZeta Delta-At-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsLynn B. Clutter, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, lynn-clutter@utulsa.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307952-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Test Anxiety Related to Nurses and Nursing Students <p>Test anxiety is a very real barrier to nurse certification and to nursing program success.  Often practicing nurses and nursing students have abilities and nursing knowledge, but written or computer testing is a challenge.  NCLEX style computer testing is required for professional entry, advanced practice, and is the style of numerous examinations in nursing school or certification exams. <p>The significance of nurses’ awareness of test anxiety is that otherwise excellent “would-be nurses” are quickly eliminated with examination failure.  Further, nurses capable of professional advancement limit themselves based on past test performance and fear of future failure.  With nursing being a profession requiring lifelong learning, nurses benefit greatly by documenting their professional knowledge base.  Currently, this documentation is typically done through tests. <p>This presentation is an overview of theories, prevalence, and characteristics of test anxiety, assessments, and strategies for self-diagnosis then success.  Convention participants will receive a tip sheet about test anxiety.  Information and research about brain changes with salivary cortisol testing will be overviewed.  Specific application will be made to computerized testing and NCLEX style test questions.  Participants will practice test anxiety reduction methods and will gain over five strategies to enhance exam performance. <p>Critical thinking strategies for before, during, and after an examination will be offered in applicable ways for a wide variety of participants.  Participants might be in nursing practice but facing a certification exam, in academics and desiring to improve teaching techniques, or in administration and eager to enhance success of staff.  Students will find ready application of content.en_GB
dc.subjectNCLEX success strategiesen_GB
dc.subjectAcademic examination stressen_GB
dc.subjectTest anxietyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:35Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:35Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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