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Horrible Test Anxiety About the NREMT  

Corey7019
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Hey, I'm new to the forums, but I've been checking out a lot of threads here recently, and If I do get licensed i'd definitely like to be apart of this community.

So the problem I've been having is really bad test anxiety about the NREMT-B. Before I even signed up for the class one of my fears was that I wouldn't pass the test, the big exam at the end scared me, especially when I saw a lot of people on the Internet saying how difficult it was, but I ultimately decided I would start the class anyway.

I've worked as a C-N-A for about a year but I never really learned anything as far as medical knowledge. I know some of the basics and really limited medical terminology, but I'd honestly put myself on par with someone who has no medical knowledge.

My thing is I started my class a few weeks ago and the program doesn't end until May. All I can think about constantly is the NREMT Exam. The things going through my mind are; Is what my teacher instructing about going to be on the NREMT? Is he going to miss things? 

The book we're used for my class is called Emergency Care Edition 13. There's a lot of chapters over Anatomy, in depth Anatomy which i'm assuming it's because the book is also designed for Paramedics and EMT-A's. I'm horrible at Anatomy. All I know is the basics. The Anatomy really scares me because I'm wondering how much Anatomy I'll actually need to know to pass the EMT-B exam. I've been reading way ahead of where we are in class in my book, so I have no idea if my teacher is going to actually expect us to learn all this anatomy, but if he does then I need to be ahead or I'll get left behind.

Any advice?

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Topic starter Posted : 15/04/2019 8:00 pm
VickieKay
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Advice? Sure.
1. Worry less about whether your teacher is teaching the right stuff.
2. Worry more about learning what your teacher is teaching.
3. Don't worry about learning too much anatomy; you can always forget some of it later.

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Posted : 15/04/2019 9:03 pm
careercrawlers
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Posted by: Corey7019

Hey, I'm new to the forums, but I've been checking out a lot of threads here recently, and If I do get licensed i'd definitely like to be apart of this community.

So the problem I've been having is really bad test anxiety about the NREMT-B. Before I even signed up for the class one of my fears was that I wouldn't pass the test, the big exam at the end scared me, especially when I saw a lot of people on the Internet saying how difficult it was, but I ultimately decided I would start the class anyway.

I've worked as a C-N-A for about a year but I never really learned anything as far as medical knowledge. I know some of the basics and really limited medical terminology, but I'd honestly put myself on par with someone who has no medical knowledge.

My thing is I started my class a few weeks ago and the program doesn't end until May. All I can think about constantly is the NREMT Exam. The things going through my mind are; Is what my teacher instructing about going to be on the NREMT? Is he going to miss things? 

The book we're used for my class is called Emergency Care Edition 13. There's a lot of chapters over Anatomy, in depth Anatomy which i'm assuming it's because the book is also designed for Paramedics and EMT-A's. I'm horrible at Anatomy. All I know is the basics. The Anatomy really scares me because I'm wondering how much Anatomy I'll actually need to know to pass the EMT-B exam. I've been reading way ahead of where we are in class in my book, so I have no idea if my teacher is going to actually expect us to learn all this anatomy, but if he does then I need to be ahead or I'll get left behind.

Any advice?

hmmm...I understand what you are saying..

but if you decide NOT to continue because of your anxiety then your not going to become an EMT...right? Maybe you have anxiety because your not confident about taking the exam since your not prepared? I think as you get more educated and confident, you'll slowly lose the anxiety you have. I suggest you take advantage of all the study resources you have available. We have a great EMT test section and you can always use the - MyBradyLab .

MyBradyLab is an exam preparation site offered by Pearson (they administer the NREMT). Use the guides and exam prep then see how you feel after. Now other then exam preparation, you do have other options to help with your anxiety if it's extreme. Obviously read up on them before starting, but here are a few - meditation, talk to your doctor, stress relief programs. My personal favorite is meditation because this had helped me a lot before. 

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Posted : 15/04/2019 9:12 pm

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