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Assignment 2: Study Plan

Based on your practice exam question results from Week 2, identify strengths and areas of opportunity and create a tailored study plan to use throughout this course to help you prepare for the national certification exam. This will serve as an action plan to help you track your goals.

Instructions:

· Reflect on your practice exam question results from Week 2. Identify content-area strengths and opportunities for improvement. – The results were 62 correct out of 100 questions, and I spend almost 3 hours.

· Reflect on your overall test taking. Was the length of time allotted comfortable, or did you run out of time? Did a particular question format prove difficult?

· Based on your practice test question results, and considering the national certification exam, summarize your strengths and opportunities for improvement. 

· Create a study plan for this quarter to prepare for the certification exam, including three or four SMART goals and the tasks you need to complete to accomplish each goal. Include a timetable for accomplishing them and a description of how you will measure your progress.

· Describe resources you would use to accomplish your goals and tasks, such as ways to participate in a study group or review course, mnemonics and other mental strategies, and print or online resources you could use to study.


· APA 7

· At least 3 references.

· **Review attached example on how to complete the assignment, and “Developing SMART goals PDF**

Assignment 2: Study Plan

Amelia McDonald

Walden University

NRNP 6665: PMHNP Care Across the Life Span

March 21, 2021

Running head: STUDY PLAN 1

Strengths and Opportunities

This article examines my test prep results. I completed 100 of 150 practice questions for

my psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certification exam. With the answer key, I got 82

out of 100 questions right. When answering the questions, they seemed endless, but after the first

thirty, I created a flow in my mind and strengthened myself, saying each comes with new nursing

information. Each question offered a chance to learn from the case studies’ demographics. In 100

out of 150 questions, critical thinking was a strength. The practice test questions are unique, and

the ideas in one don’t apply to the other (Zakhari, 2020). The biggest opportunity was learning

how to review and gather information from different sources, as each question required more

research. The dilemmas also helped me solve problems. Most answers give solutions to different

disorders, improving my nursing knowledge. The last opportunity is the ability to handle various

case scenarios.

I spent a lot of time on the difficult questions, but I finished 100 in 2.5 hours.

Study Plan and Tasks Needed to Complete Each SMART Goal

My exam preparation is crucial to my success. My journey preparation involves six steps

using SMART goals. SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time Bound) are

set using a set of criteria that ensures your objectives are attainable within a certain time frame.

First, assess how I study best. Every plan must fit the learner’s needs and schedule. I read in multiple

one-hour sessions instead of one long one. I will read for four to five hours.

Second, pick the right study materials. I must find updated, peer-reviewed materials online

to ensure accuracy. SMART goals prevent studying old material. I don’t want to pass irrelevant prep

questions and fail the exam. Assessing my knowledge helps me determine if my goals are attainable.

I occasionally take past NP certification exams to gauge my progress. Fourth, breaking down the

exam content helps me prioritize and schedule more time. Reviewing my weakest topic and taking

practice exam questions will show how much I can cover in each study session. I solve how many

case studies? Is there a mistake count? These two questions and taking time to learn from wrong

STUDY PLAN 2

answers will sharpen me. Fifth, give the plan a due date (Walden University, n.d.). Writing out the

study session on a calendar and noting what to cover per period gives me

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Savvy Strategies to Help you Succeed

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W H A T I S A S . M . A . R . T . G O A L ?

S.M.A.R.T. is a goal-setting tool, which identifies five criteria for setting effective goals:
specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Goals built around these
criteria are likely to be met because they are focused, realistic, and actionable. For more
specific definitions and examples of each criterion, use the buttons below:

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S I S F O R S P E C I F I C

When setting a goal, be specific about what you would like to achieve. Think
about how you might reach your goal, as well as what you hope to gain by
achieving it.

I want to be a better
student.

This is a vague goal. Without further definition, it will
be difficult to achieve. To improve this goal, ask, “Why
do I want to be a better student? And more
importantly, how can I become a better student?”

This term, I will focus on improving my
probability skills and earn at least a B in my
statistics course.

This goal is much more specific. It includes a focused
definition of what it means to be a better student (at
least a B grade) and considers what can be gained by
achieving this goal (improved math skills).

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M I S F O R M E A S U R A B L E

Realistic, effective goals offer a way to measure your progress. Measurable
goals also clearly indicate when you have succeeded in achieving your goal.

I want to be in better
health.

This goal can’t be measured. What does it mean

to be in better health and how will you know when

you have achieved it?

I will improve my physical health by riding my
bike to work at least three times per week.

This goal is measurable. It will be achieved when

you successfully ride your bike to work a

minimum of three times per week.

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A I S F O R A C H I E V A B L E
Set goals that are feasible, realistic, and within reach. Goals should be
challenging but not unattainable—otherwise, you may be setting
yourself up to fail.

I am going to write 25 pages of my
dissertation each week, so that I
can finish with