Comprehensive Approach to NCLEX-RN, HAAD and DHA Examinations Renjith Augustine
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fm3Comprehensive Approach to NCLEX-RN, HAAD and DHA Examinations
Renjith Augustine RN RP MSc (Psychiatric Nsg) MSc (Psychology) PGDBS PG Diploma in Diabetic Educator RN Educator EEZEE English Group of Institutions Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
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Comprehensive Approach to NCLEX-RN, HAAD and DHA Examinations
First Edition: 2017
fm5Dedicated to
All Nurses and Nursing Students who are going to attend competitive exams
Nursing is not a static, unchanging profession but is continuously growing and evolving as society changes. A nurse should understand the various concepts in a broad and comprehensive way in order to qualify national and international competitive exams.
The various competitive exams are getting tougher every year. To succeed, you will need a wide knowledge of the subject. This is a huge curriculum and it is difficult to know whether you have gathered all the necessary facts and have reached the right standard. This is precisely where this book comes from. There is no predetermined syllabus or criteria for testing the nursing knowledge.
During my teaching experience, I have found out that there is a lack of study material which caters to the student requirements in order to pass these exams. The students have often sought recommendations for a publication which caters to their complete syllabus. For lack of such a book on nursing, there has always been a high demand for prepared notes which could be used for their preparation. This edition is a genuine effort to mitigate their hardship and also to stimulate academic interest and build an appreciation of the relevance of nursing practice and engaging the students to write in internationally based exams, like HAAD, DHA, RN, MOH and PROMETRIC.
I am confident that this book would provide good teaching material for all the instructors and students, who are going to write a competitive exam. Suggestions for improvement will be gratefully acknowledged.
Renjith Augustine
I would like to express a deep sense of gratitude to the “ Almighty”, who is continuously giving the moral support and guidance required in all my deeds.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dr Manoj P Jose, MD, S enior C onsultant P hysician, Little Flower Hospital and Research Centre, Angamaly, Kerala, India for giving his valuable assistance in accomplishing this task.
I would like to acknowledge and thank all my family members—especially my wife Mrs Tindu Thomas, my father Mr TD Augustine and my brother Mr Ajith Augustine, who lent their support in accomplishing the task.
I would like to express my gratitude to Mr Asish Paul; Mr Tony Antony—D irector of EEZEE English G roup of Institutions, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India; and to all my students who gave continuous cooperation and valued assistance in bringing out this book.
I would also like to thank Shri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman), Mr Ankit Vij (Group President), Ms Chetna Malhotra Vohra (Associate Director—Content Strategy), and Ms Ruby Sharma (Project Manager) of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India for helping me in bringing out this book.fm10
fm11About the Exam
To NCLEX-RN Examination
NCLEX-RN examination is a licensure examination to assess the quality of a nursing personal to rule his or her competency in their professional area. The full form of NCLEX-RN is National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. This is an entry examination for the nurses to United States and Canada from the years 1994 and 2015. NCLEX examination can be of two types: NCLEX-RN examination and NCLEX-PN examination; RN is for registered nurse and PN for practical nurse. The questions will be in same format, multiple choices with options. The entire syllabus for this exam is categorized into: N ursing fundamentals, medical nursing, surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing and maternity nursing. The number of questions varies from 75 to 265 and the time of examination from 2 hours to 6 hours. There is no scoring for the exam, only pass or fail. The questions will not be direct questions as you studied in nursing institutions; however, they all are in applied aspect based on the patient picture. Once you qualify the exam, the computer will automatically stop displaying the subsequent questions.
To HAAD Examination
HAAD examination is a licensure examination to nurses who want to work in Abu Dhabi. The aim of the test is to check your competence in nursing profession in order to render high quality patient care. The full form of HAAD is Health Authority of Abu Dhabi. There are about 150 questions and the candidates are given 180 minutes (3 hours) to respond for all the questions. The questions will be in applied aspect from the entire nursing syllabus, nursing fundamentals, medical nursing, surgical nursing, pediatrics, psychiatric nursing and gynecology. The passing percentage is nearly 85–90%. Examinees are given three attempts (in three separate applications) to pass the HAAD examination. If the candidate failed all the three attempts, he or she will have to wait 12 months from the last exam to be able to retake the exam.
To DHA Examination
DHA examination is a licensure examination for all nurses to work in Dubai. DHA is Dubai Health Authority, previously known as DOH. The questions are almost same as that of NCLEX-RN and HAAD exam, only the passing criteria are different. The syllabus and format are also same as that of HAAD exam. The validity of DHA is one year from the exam. The duration of exam is 2 hours and the total number of questions is 70. Out of 70 questions, the candidate has to get 70% (65–70%). Examinees are given three attempts (in three separate applications) to pass the DHA examination. If the candidate failed all the three attempts, he or she will have to wait 12 months from the last exam to be able to retake the exam.
How to face Test Strategies?
Time for Exam
  • Make a study list of the entire syllabus
  • Take the keynotes
  • Study well for exam, cover the entire topic
  • Create a positive attitude toward exam as I will pass surely ............
  • Relax properly on the day before exam, do not study ............
  • Prepare your mind and body for exam .............
  • Take proper foods, and snacks .............
  • Focus on the questions .............
  • Go slow ..............
  • Do your best ...............