Davis Edge NCLEX Tip #4

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.

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