Master of Science in Nursing  

WK3 NRNP 6665


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, tasks, and progress. You will revisit and update your study plan in NRNP 6675, and you may continue to refine and use it until you take the exam.

Photo Credit: [Jacob Ammentorp Lund]/[iStock / Getty Images Plus]/Getty Images

To Prepare

· Reflect on your practice exam question results from Week 2. Identify content-area strengths and opportunities for improvement.

· Also 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?

The Assignment

· Based on your practice test question results, and considering the national certification exam, summarize your strengths and opportunities for improvement. Note: Your grade for this Assignment will not be derived from your test results but from your self-reflection and study plan.

· 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.

© 2020 Walden University 3

Week 3: Study Plan

Joseph Tonui

College of Nursing-PMHNP, Walden University

NRNP 6665: PMHNP Care Across the Lifespan I

Elvis Ngyia

March 21, 2021

This study source was downloaded by 100000822789681 from on 03-14-2022 17:22:09 GMT -05:00


The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the practice exam that I took last week, identify

my strengths and weaknesses, and reflect on my overall test-taking with regards to allotted time

comfort and questions format.


Tests are crucial to every student. They reflect how much knowledge the student has on

the tested topic. Upon graduation, every Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

student will have to take and pass a licensing board exam in order to be allowed to practice. We

have all been studying hard to attain the degree, and we can show our competence by passing the

board exam. Test-taking skills are vital in preparation for these exams. Without the skills, one

can still fail despite having a good knowledge of the subject matter.

Strengths and Opportunities for Improvement

The test results revealed that there are areas that I have mastered and others that I still

need to work on. I have always felt that I have not adequately studied psychopharmacology. The

test proved me right. I have always done well with questions that require reading and understand

rather than cramming. In my perspective, most of the psychopharmacology questions need

cramming, which is my weakness. I also realized that I did well with psychotherapy questions. I

attribute this to the knowledge I gained from my psychotherapy class and the many

psychotherapy practice questions I did last semester.


This study source was downloaded by 100000822789681 from on 03-14-2022 17:22:09 GMT -05:00

1. I will attempt at least 100 psychopharmacology questions every week and aim to score at

least 70%. To realize this goal, I will:

a). Subscribe to a psychopharmacology review website with questions

b). Do 20 questions every day from Monday to Friday

2. I will make a list of the most commonly prescribed medic


Week 3: Study Plan

Arianne Saden

Walden University

NRNP 6665 Care Across the Lifespan I

Dr. Vardah Seraphin

December 19, 2021

This study source was downloaded by 100000822789681 from on 03-14-2022 17:20:41 GMT -05:00


Week 3: Study Plan

Many elements go into preparing for tests. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, we will

have to take a test that gives us licensure to treat patients. Test-taking skills are a crucial aspect of

passing our boards. Knowing our strengths and weaknesses can help us understand where we

need to focus and what we are comfortable leaving behind. The purpose of this paper is to

address the strengths and weaknesses from the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Certification practice exam.

Strengths and Opportunities for Improvement

The results of the test indicated my strengths are in psychopharmacology. Although I do

not understand many medications and dosages yet, I can eliminate specific answers, and I

typically pick the correct one. I also noticed I did well in psychotherapy questions. I enjoyed that

class and my clinical rotation, so I feel I could get a lot of knowledge from that. My biggest

weakness is ethical and legal practices and anything having to do with pediatric patients.

Smart Goals

1. I will perform at least 100 pediatric, ethical, and legal practices questions every week

with a goal score of 80%. To be able to complete this task, I will:

a.) Sign up for the “Pocket Prep” website and review questions there.

b.) Do 20 questions a day throughout the week.

2. I will create a list of questions I missed from the test, study the rationales, and

practice similar questions on other test banks for a goal score of 80%. To achieve this

goal, I will:

a.) Study 2-3 legal and ethical principles daily and pediatric treatments.

This study source was downloaded by 100000822789681 from on 03-14-2022 17:20:41 GMT -05:00


b.) Make flashcards from the content studies and use them throughout the week to


3. I will purchase a review book and read it by the end of th