How To Review Your NPQ® Results

How Do I Review My NPQ® Results?


When you answer a question in NPQ®, you will see the correct answer and a detailed rationale.
But where do you go from there? This guide will help! Make sure to have a piece of paper out so you can take notes about your results!

If you got the question wrong:

  1. Before you look at the rationale, review the correct answer

    • Do you see what you did wrong?
    • Did you misread or misinterpret the question?
    • Did you miss a keyword?
    • Did you just not understand the topic?
    • Did you fall into a test-taking trap?
  2. Now review the rationale

    • Make sure you understand why the right answer is right and why the wrong answers are wrong
    • Provide feedback on the question if you have any issues
    • Make note of the error you made or the misunderstanding you had
    • Make note of the Nursing Category
    • Make note of the topic and what body system is involved
    • Repeat with each question you take in NPQ®
  3. Review your overall results after taking at least 100 NPQ®

    • Do you see any patterns?
    • Did you read into a lot of the questions?
    • Did you fall into the same test-taking trap repeatedly?
    • Are you missing key words in the questions?
  4. What Nursing Categories are you struggling with?

    • Is there a body system you’re consistently missing?
    • Do you struggle with prioritization?
    • Do you struggle with management of care?

If you got the question right:

  1. Read the rationale to solidify your knowledge (make sure you got it right for the right reasons!)

    • Then MOVE ON! Don’t spend much time onthe ones you got right!
  2. Use those identified areas of weakness

    • Review pertaining material related to the questions you missed
    • Take 25-50 NPQ® in each of your 3-4 lowest Nursing Categories to improve your results in those categories

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