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Ever wonder how you should approach SATA questions? In this tutor session, we will guide you on how to tackle those tough SATA (Select All That Apply) questions on the NCLEX and answer your questions!

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We are located just north of Dallas in a little town north of Dallas and it’s a nice day here. It’s actually been not as warm as it can be here in Dallas in July, so I’m pretty excited. It’s actually been pretty decent weather here in Dallas in the 90s still hot, but, but not do that and not uh, not deadly. Scottie. Hey, how’s things Scotty? Is this Scotty from Kentucky? You have frank here. We got amber from a Rora that’s hard to say. Aurora, Maine. Aleena from Bakersfield. Nice. Nope. Scotty from Alberta. Sweet. We got Brian from Atlanta. Elaine, Arizona, Seattle. Nice. I love Seattle. Seattle’s one of my favorite places like to go up there whenever I can. Cool. California. Cool. We got people from all over. Nice. Got Some Canadians, guys, a bunch of people from us. From Atlanta, from New York, California, Seattle, Arizona. Awesome. Good.
We got a good group of people. Tara from New Jersey. Awesome. You guys. My name is all right. I’ve got some Dallas people, Bay area, Love Bay area. My wife is from Bayer. She’s from San Jose. Grown up. Hello guys. My name is John Hawes. I am the founder of NRSNG. And, uh, I lead this team of, of, uh, nurse renegades working to help you guys succeed in nursing school, passing it and clicks and move on and have incredibly successful careers as nurses. So thanks for joining me today. Thanks for taking 30 minutes out of your day, uh, to spend some time with me and talk about Sadie questions. I’m excited for this. [inaudible] so we’re going to run through this. I’m gonna give you an example of this added question and then I’m gonna answer some of your questions. Now, the method that I’m going to give you to tackle saddle questions is actually very simple.
It’s a massively oversimplified method, but if you use this when you approach a saddle question on an exam or on the end collects, uh, it’s going to help you and is going to help increase your chances of getting that right. Now, there’s a couple things to keep in mind when you take select all that apply or set of questions, it’s that you don’t get partial credit. Okay? Um, you can have, you can get all of them right, but one and you do not get partial credit on the end clicks. So you must get every single question right or every single answer correct, whether right or wrong in order to get any credit for that question. Okay. The other thing to keep in mind when taking in clicks is that you can have anywhere from one to all of the answer options be correct. So if you’re taking a question
in clicks, question on in, clerks, realize that one of them might be right up to all of them, might be right. And you could have as many as as five, six, uh, answer options. And it doesn’t mean that because of this added question that two of them have to be correct, it might just be one of them. That’s correct. Uh, so don’t overthink that. If you see the ones right, uh, and you don’t think the others are correct, that’s OK. And realize that all of them can be correct as well. So if you’re working through a saddle question, realize that all of them can be correct. Alright, so
how many of you guys are in nursing school versus how many of you are preparing for inplex? Amber is in nursing school.
in school in clicks. Wow, okay. Prepping brain clicks. Cool. Awesome, good. So it’s pretty, it’s pretty good mix here. We got about half in school and half pre-trained for influx. This is going to help you regardless of where you’re at in your nursing journey, whether you’re just about to take the ind clicks. This is gonna help you as you approach those of questions on the end cliques and this is also going to help you in school. Get a little bit of clarity as you take these set of questions. So satta again stands for select all that apply. The method that I teach people whenever they see us added question is something called the saddest success pyramid. If you have some notes, if you have your phone, this is what I would take a note of. Screen is black. It’s screened black for everybody.
No. Okay,
good. I’ll just keep going and hopefully your screen pops back on. Yeah, I would switch to a Mozilla works for the well and chrome generally works for most people. So what we teach people guys, we teach what’s called the saddest success pyramid. If you want to review this later, go into the test taking course and review the saga. A module in there. So the satis success pyramid is made up of three tiers and this is what you do. The second you read a question and the very last words are, select all that apply. So the minute you read, select all that apply, you engage the satis success pyramid. The first step in this pyramid is you cover all options.
I don’t have great handwriting, but the first thing that you do guys is you cover all the options. So you take your hand physically or you do whatever you have to do. You cover your eyes, you put blinders on, so you can’t read any of the options. All you can see is the question. Then what you do is you evaluate each answer option individually. So you’ve got the question or you got the answers cupboard. Then you evaluate each answer option individually. You move it down one at a. So you valuate answer option a, then you evaluate answer option B, then you evaluate answer option c and you do this individually. And as you do this, you turn each answer option into a true false statement. So essentially all you’re doing with these set of questions guys is you’re taking it from this question with multiple answer options that you have to evaluate if they’re right or wrong and you’re turning each one into a basic true false stigma.
Now once you do that, you turn each, uh, you turn each question into a 50% chance of getting it right. So option a is 50% option B, 50% option cs 50% but not only that, what I see a lot of people do guys, when they see a, a static question is they’ll have the question here and then they got a, B, c, d, e, however many. And what they do is they start trying to associate all the different answer options together. They say, well, AA is really close to B and B’s really close to c and d is kind of the same as AA, so it must be right also. So what you really have to do guys is you have to cover them up and answer each one individually. Once you’ve answered whether it’s true or false, you move on. Okay? When you move on, you’ll never come back. That’s the biggest thing I see people do is they try to tie them all together and say, well, this is the diabetic patients, so it must be right with this patient and it must be wrong in that patient. And you start trying to build these stories that don’t line up. So the minute you read, select all that apply, you cover all the answer options, evaluate each one individually and as you evaluated individually turn each one into a true false statement. All right, I’m going to try and share my screen here, guys.
All right. Can you guys see that?
Great. So we’re going to read a quote and we’re going to practice. So here’s the question. A 78 year old client is recovering from a total hip replacement. Which information would the nurse give to the client that would help to prevent complications associated with surgery? Select all that apply. What is the first thing we need to do according to the Saddha success pyramid we just read, select all that apply. What’s the first thing we do? Cover all the options. Perfect. Since I’m taking on a computer, what I could do is I honestly physically use my hand to cover all the options. If I’m not doing, uh, just make sure that you don’t look at the B before you’ve evaluated a and determined on a, all right, so we cover all the options. What’s the next thing we do?
Evaluate each one individually as a true false statement. Perfect. So let’s go back to our question and let’s turn this into a true false statement. Alright, true or false. And let me work through this with you guys. I haven’t really looked at this question yet. So true or false, after a total hip replacement, the nurse should give the patient the, give the client the following information to avoid complications associated with surgery. Okay, so true or false? After a total hip replacement, the nurse should add, should give the client or should tell the client to utilize elastic stockings such as Ted hose. True or false.
True. True, true, true, true. Great. All right. You all agree on that one? All right. True or false and we’re not, we’re not going back to AA ever again. We’re never going back to this one. All right? So we’re moving on. And that’s again, the biggest thing that I see people do is they, uh, begin to start evaluating each one based on what the answer on the next one. So we’re never went back to agan. So true or false, after a total hip replacement, the nurse should
tell the client to perform foot and ankle exercises. True. False. True, true, true, true, true. False. Okay, I’m going to go with the majority says true. Okay. True or false. After a total hip replacement, the nurse should teach the patient to use deep breathing exercises twice a day.
True. False. False. False. False. False. False. False. False. Okay. I’m going with the majority here. Majority says false. So I’m not selecting it and I’m never going back to it. No matter what. True or false. After a total hip replacement, the nurse should educate the patient to wash hands every morning and after touching the surgical site.
False. Should be okay. False. True, true. False. Nice. Elena’s bullet out the uh, absolute word one, uh, trick we get. All right, so the majority is saying, um, false on wash hands every morning and after the surgical site. All right. Again, true or false, after a total hip replacement, the nurse should teach the patient to take all medications as prescribed. True. True, true, true, true, true, true, true, true, true. All right. It looks like we all agree on that one. Perfect. All right. Should we submit this? We’re never going back. I’m not rereading it. I’m not reevaluating. I’m not second guessing myself. Should we submit it? You guys ready? You guys dying? Alright, let me submit it.
Boom, we got it right and then we can read our rationale. So let’s read our rationale about the washing hands and the deep breathing. Uh, okay. The nurse can teach the client to use proper hand hygiene to avoid infections. Hands should be washed before touching the surgical site. So up here, wash hands every morning and after touching a surgical site, that makes sense. We want to avoid any sort of infection or anything like that. Then it says deep breathing exercises and of spirometry should be done hourly while awake to keep the lungs expanded, which prevents pneumonia. So that’s our postdoc breathing exercises to help the patient from developing pneumonia. Great. So it’s as easy as that guys. Yeah, so that’s one of the reasons why we’re going to be doing a, the anticoagulants, but we need to be doing the uh, foot and ankle exercises as well. Let’s see, because they’re going to be, uh, in mobile because they just had the surgery done on that big hip bone. We want to make sure they’re moving that to strengthen it as well. Cool. How do I stop sharing screen? Let me see if I can figure this out.
well I’m not sure how to stop sharing it, so we’ll just keep it sharing from here on out guys. Cool. Here’s what I will do. I can show you inside the academy where you can learn the rest of our test, taking tips and see more about a, select all that apply questions. I’m going to see if this is showing up for you guys. Perfect in this. All right, so go into the courses and you go onto the test taking for nurses. We got some stuff on goals and studying and, and what is the inclax? This one’s really, really helpful guys, uh, because it explains exactly what the ankle x is and how it uses this computer adaptive testing model. For those of you who are more than a couple of weeks out from taking the in clicks, I would suggest studying this for those that are closer, maybe don’t study it so that it doesn’t get you a get you all anxious and nervous. So module three is the saddest success pyramid and I’ve got it written out there for you guys. And then we’ve got a link to help you. A Go to these FAQ is by the NTSB and who is the company that administers the in collects so that you can go in there and you can see what these set of questions are all about so you can see directly from the source, uh, what to expect on set of questions. Okay.
cool. Set of questions I think can be one of the biggest, um, or one of the most scary elements for nursing students. So I want you guys to, to attack these. I want you understand that they don’t have to be that scary, that there’s something that you can, uh, overcome. There’s something that you can accomplish and there’s something that you can score well On. Uh, don’t automatically approach that. A questions is, ah, shit, well now I know I’m going to fail this one. Approach them with confidence and just answer each of the questions that you see one at a time. All right? And then as you do that, your chances of getting the question right improved drastically. Then what you can do guys is you can come in here to MPQ and you can take a bunch of questions. And as you encounter these sat of questions, just start employing this method, uh, and then really focusing on those areas that you’re struggling with the most.
And I wish I could stop sharing so I could, what happens if I do that? Oh, Dang it. All right. Sorry guys.
Cool. All right.
Who’s got the longest streak on there? MPQ right here. The highest aggregata was like five. And then I stopped taking it. I could try that. I got five, then the weekend comes. Yeah, that’s the problem. Alina sa or frank says, didn’t you say sat indicates the analyzing status of a question according to balloons. So, ah, man, I don’t know. Here, let me go in here and I’ll show you guys, uh, balloons, taxonomy so that we can talk about what, uh, what, what uh, frank is asking. So the [inaudible] is based on something called Bloom’s taxonomy.
And essentially what Bloom’s taxonomy is, is it’s a method for determining how well someone comprehend something and to what level they really understand something. So it starts at the remember level that, hey, I remember that normal sodium is one 35 to one 40. Anybody can memorize that. My, my eight year old son can memorize that. He could spout that off. But memorizing normal sodium levels doesn’t somebody, a nurse. So then it moves up to the understand level. Well, I understand why. So sodium is like that. I understand these sodium potassium pump, I understand membrane potentials and all that. So I understand normal sodium. Then you move up to the apply level that understanding normal sodium levels and why they’re like that. I can start applying that knowledge and then we get to this analysis level, which is this highest level of comprehending something. But I can look at a patient’s data, I can extract that.
This must be a sodium issue and I know exactly what to do and how to understand and analyze that. So the question is our set of questions generally a measure of if someone understands, uh, or if someone’s at the analysis level, the short answer for that is not necessarily a, the longer answer would be that generally sat questions are much more complicated questions because they, they require analyzing multiple different data points and they require, uh, evaluating many different questions or answer options. So if you’re getting a lot of set of questions, it’s generally an indication that you’re answering more difficult questions and as such, doing better quote unquote on the exam. Um, hopefully that makes sense. Uh,
okay. Alayna says after I did the test strategy modules, I read that in focuses on application questions. Am I able to filter questions on NRSNG to mainly answer application level questions at this time you’re not able to do that. Um, so in, in PQ we don’t have it. So you can do it by Bloom’s taxonomy at this point. Uh, that is something that we, obviously we are, we’re tracking, we understand [inaudible] we haven’t built it in there where you could say, give me only analysis or give me a only application. Um, or give me only, uh, evaluation. So we don’t have that availability yet. Sorry.
So Britain says, can you cover answer options during the actual inculcate exam? So you do have a piece of paper and you do have a hand or you’d have a whiteboard or something. You’d have a hand if you really want him to take this to the extreme and actually physically cover it, you could. However, what I really want you guys to take away from covering all answer options is really the idea that once you select start with a, once you determine true or false for a don’t ever go back to it, never reevaluate a move on. Because what happens is you decided and you’re certain about a, then you move on to B. You’re like, oh, well, yeah, but if B’s right, the name must be red. So really it’s about making yourself avoid doing that.
Scott, an MPQ always has a lot of questions. So MPQ about 30, 35% of the MPQ questions are of questions. So there’s a good chance, yeah, probably one in every three or so questions is going to be a sad question. Um, on the intellects or on the Simclex, uh, through in our s and g won’t or will or it won’t be more of a, of questions depending on how you’re doing because it’s computer adaptive, uh, just like the, um, in clicks. So what percentage do we recommend in each category? Amber, I’ll get to your question. What person does do we recommend in each category? We generally recommend you be over 50, 60% in each category on, in PQ. Now there’s a couple other things that matter with that too. So for example, I’m 33% on ethical legal, but I’ve only done three questions. So that’s not a really good indicator of my actual ability.
Neuro, I’m 66%, but I’ve only done three questions where labs, I’m 87, but I’ve done eight. So we recommend trying to get all your levels above 50. If you’re at 60, even much better. Um, but, uh, I think one of the best ways to do it is if you’re currently studying a specific topic in nursing school, create a quiz on that topic. So your nose and throat, uh, for example, and do as many questions as you can and just kind of get an idea of how you’re ranked there. If you’re preparing for any collects, it’s better to do, um, much more broad a selection of categories. So you can even do select all, come down here to 50 and do a couple of hundred questions a day even. And then that’s gonna start giving you feedback on how you’re doing all these categories. Now with endocrine metabolic, I’ve done 15 questions, but I’ve only got 20%, right. So it’d be really valuable for me to go back into the metabolic endocrine course and take more of their, uh, once I’m doing pretty well there, I can go in and take a simplex, uh, and see how I’m doing, uh, just as a, a simplex.
Yeah. So if you do pop quiz, it’s going to do completely random 10 questions. Uh, so let’s see this ones, I can tell you mentoree from the management of care category. Um, let’s see the next one. And this is why my scores so low. I got that one right. Cause that’s why my scores are low. Um, so this one’s pharmacology. Let’s see if we get us another, uh,
here’s a, select all that. Apply it. All right, you guys want to do another one? You guys will do this one together. I don’t want you guys reading ahead. Don’t read ahead. Okay. Don’t read ahead. No one, no one, no one read ahead. That’s the rule. If we do this, no one can read ahead. All right, I said that enough. All right, so a three year old child has a diurnal in your recess. Which of the following are effective nursing interventions to decrease the incidents of injuries? So when your Reese’s diurnal and you’re in your ISAs, the child is a what in their pants? Essentially just a three year old child who’s white in their pants during the day. Which of the following are effective nursing interventions to decrease the incidents of in your recess? So the first thing we do turn into a true false statement. So true or false, restricting dietary fluids. Uh, and what, what we’re being asked is what’s the following? Our effective nursing interventions to decrease the incidents of enuresis. So true or false? Restricting dietary fluids is effective at decreasing the incidents of in your recess? Yes or no? False. False. False. Okay. All right, so we’re going to skip that one and we’re never going back. True or false? Implementing a bed wetting alarm is an effective nursing intervention to decrease the incidents of in your recess.
I agree there. Okay. True or false. Implementing a toileting sticker chart is an effective nursing intervention to decrease the incidence of enuresis. True, true, true, true, true, true, true, true or false? Encouraging a high fiber diet is an effective nursing intervention to decrease the incidence of enuresis. I agree. I’m having a hard time coming up with a reason for that, which I shouldn’t be trying to do. Okay, sure. Falls restricting citrus fruits and high sugar foods is an effective nursing intervention to decrease the incidents of in your recess. Alright. So we came up with one out of five, uh, as the right answer. This was a scary one guys. Even several years out of school guys, I’m still scared. Oh, whoa.
All right,
we’re going to have to consult Miriam on this one guys. All right, let’s see. Okay. Citrus and high sugar foods can irritate the bladder, which worsens in your recess. Darn toileting sticker chart can be motivation for a child with successful Tony. We’ve got that one right. And then high fiber diet will prevent constipation, which is a common cause of enuresis. Well, there you go guys.
There you go.
Huh. So
[inaudible] was not my favorite one and it looks like I need to go back and watch the paeds. Yeah, because I mean that’s what I’m going with Scotty a is that it’s going to relieve some of that pressure probably on the bladder and help. Um,
so there we go. Yes. Should we find another one when you leave on? We need to get ourselves some confidence here. Let’s do another one. Let’s find another one.
Just skipping through these. Looking for a sad question. See if we get another one. Yeah, you got it right.
how often do you guys take in PQ questions? Come on. Here we go. Daily. Cool. Good. Yeah. I think it depends on where you’re at in your journey. Like if you’re, um, preparing for end collection, you’d be taken 102 hundred a day.
All right. You guys want to take this one together? Sure. All of our confidence is down. All right. Don’t skip ahead. A student nurses learning about super ventricular contraction and understands this abnormal rhythm originates in which of the following. Select all that apply. All right. Super ventricular. So true or false? Superventricular contraction originates in the Atria.
I agree. Super ventricular contraction. True or false? Superventricular contraction originates in the Ab node. True or false? Because the truce, false. One false. Some trues. Sure. False SVC originates in the per Kinji fibers. False. True. False. SBC originates in the bundle of his, that’s false. False. True or false? SVC originates in the ventricles. Alright.
got it. That one we got right. I feel better now that we all went right. We need to beef up that rationale, the supraventricular. So even just going off the anatomy, so one of the tips we give to is going off the anatomy. If you haven’t ever seen SVC or seeing what it looks like on a EKG breath, uh, just that soup rub and tricking there. Going back to your midterm means above, above the ventricles and then going back to your anatomy. Patria of course are above the ventricles and the atrial ventricular node is above of the ventricles as well. Yeah, Joanne. Exactly. Cool. So yeah. So Corina, how many, how long should you be doing one to 200 questions a day? I would do it for three, four weeks leading up to the intellect. And we have some in study plans. If you go to the study plans tab inside the academy, you can do one of the inklings study plans. Um, and that’ll help as well.
Sweet guys. Hopefully that helps a little bit. Going back to the basics here. Uh, and I was going to show you guys the book I talked about all the time, but the book I talk about all the time is the test success book. Um, it’s written by Patricia Nugent. Uh, it’s a really, really great book. Um, you don’t need to go buy it if you, uh, you know, a lot of the tips and stuff we give in the test taking course will help a lot. But if you’ve got an extra couple bucks, it’s prime is, it’s still prime day, but still prime day, whatever head over. And there’s a book called test success test taking techniques for beginning nursing students. Uh, it’s by Patricia Nugent. I think it’ll help you guys quite a bit actually. I guess I can just do this right? Yeah, it on.
So this is the newer version, 27 bucks. I was going to try to find the older version for you guys. You can go on here and try to find the really old version of this book test success by Patricia Nugent and, uh, it’s a helpful book. Uh, I don’t know if she’s related to Ted or not. Good question. Um, yeah. Cool guys. If you guys need anything, you can always reach out to us. We’re always here to help you guys. We want you guys to succeed. Um, that’s what we’re doing here. That’s what everything’s about here. Um, I really appreciate you guys taking 30 minutes out of your day to spend a little bit of time with me here in the tutoring. It’s always fun to kind of get on here and connect. I wish my camera wasn’t out. It feels a little more personal if I can talk to you guys.
But, um, we’re always here for you guys. Please let us know what we can do to help. There’s a here, hold on inside the academy for people who are, um, unlimited members. There is a chat bubble here you can reach out to right now, Cindy and Kenya are on. You can reach out to them anytime of day. Uh, but I know your concerns and you can also reach out to the health center, the Facebook group, uh, and, and get ahold of us anytime you guys need. So sweet guys. I really appreciate you guys take some time and I hope you guys have a wonderful day. Happy Nursing.