mnemonics

Studying for NCLEX? Make it Easier with Mnemonics

Mnemonics are popular study aids to help trigger your memory of a group of things.  It is similar to memorizing a phone number.  Instead of memorizing each individual number – you remember a group of 3 numerals (area code), 3 numbers and a group of 4 numbers.  This is called “chunking”.    When one thinks of…

15 Essential Med-Surg Mnemonics for Your NCLEX Prep

1.  Think 4 A’s = Four negative symptoms of schizophrenia. A=affective flattening A=anhedonia A=apathy A=attention problem Schizophrenia affects about 0.7% of the population and is characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and emotional deficits.  Common positive symptoms include hallucinations, bizarre delusions, and disorganized speech and thought.  Negative symptoms are above and as follows.  Affective flattening…

15 Essential OB/GYN Mnemonics for Your NCLEX Prep

OB/GYN topics include those of female reproductive care including reproductive organ health, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and newborn care include postpartum and neonatal emergencies. Here are some common mnemonics to help remember those obscure OB/GYN terms for your NCLEX exam. 1.  APGAR score = Baby’s health at 1 and 5 minutes after birth Appearance Pulse Grimace…