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WAC/Health Sciences

Break Each Question up into its Three Main Parts 

The three parts of every question are:

Introductory statement

Gives valuable information

Stem

Gives you a “command” (the specific question you will answer)

Answer Options

The possible answers, from which you must select the correct/best one

The options from which you select the answer

Sample question: 

The nurse is preparing to give a morning medication.  The first nursing action in this activity is to:

  • Read the label
  • Check for the right dose
  • Wash hands
  • Check for the right time