Test-taking tip #4: Identify words in the stem that set a priority.
- The correct answer is something that the nurse should do first.
- Words in the stem that set a priority include first, best, main, greatest, most, initial, primary, and priority.
- For example, a stem that sets a priority might say, “What should a nurse do first when administering a tube feeding to a patient?”
- Study tip: After identifying the first step in the procedure for administering a tube feeding to a patient, place the remaining three steps in order of importance.