Friday, October 31, 2008

What to Study when taking the Jurisprudence Exam

I have not heard from anyone who has taken the exam, so I am giving this information based on what I know about the exam. My understanding is that it is a review of Texas Board of Nursing laws, regulations, guidelines and policies. You are allowed to read these resources while taking the online exam since it is an open book exam. The Board has set up a handy resource list to help in finding the answers to questions. They have given students 2 hours to answer 50 questions.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about a brochure or a fact sheet at the time of application? A 2-hour test? Rediculous. If I didn't have to secure a job to pay my bills, I'd say to heck with nursing in Texas and move back to where I came from. How much more red tape and rediculous time-wasting do I have to go through to do what I am having serious second thoughts about? Nursing is all about paperwork and red tape and how much money we can make on a patient. I am seriously considering letting my license expire and working somewhere that doesn't seek to provide as much hassle as this profession. All I want to do is take care of people. Is it any wonder there is a shortage? There's about to be one more short here before long.

Anonymous said...

I'm about to take the test.

Here is the link to the TX BON Rules and Regulations which you can have open while taking the test and which the Resource Guide points you to.

http://www.bon.state.tx.us/nursinglaw/rr.html

new Texas RN said...

I took the Jurisprudence exam on the 29th November, 08. I took the NCLEX on the 26th and found out I passed 2 days later through the unofficial page at pearson. The jurisprudence exam was basically common knowledge. 35 common knowledge questions that some of the choices for the questions were even silly to read. The other 15 questions were things that were easy to look up in the sites they give you for reference. It took me 1 hour due to looking up the 15 questions. It was an easy test but I was schooled in Missouri and my nursing program was big on the leadership class that drilled us on the practice act and ethics. If you had a nursing school that had the same kind of teachings you will be just fine on this test. After you take the test and pass they will immediately let you know right then and give you a certificate to copy. My nursing license was dated 2 days after that and I received it in the mail a week later. Good luck

Anonymous said...

Took the test recently and it was frustrating at first because for the first few questions I could not find the answers easily on the open book website, but the rest of the questions were common sense questions. Finished in about an hour and passed. It is hard to find the answers to the law questions because there are so many reference materials to look at and to try to find the answer.

Anonymous said...

I agree with giving a brochure or fact sheet at the time of applying, however, it's still an individuals responsibility to do their own research for legal protection. After all, you're the one requesting and requiring the license.


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Anonymous said...

What are examples of the "common sense" questions?

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Anonymous said...

I went to take the test and it tells you not to leave the site,but you can go to other resources. Then they give you in the right corner a box that says "go to" so I click on it to go to BON to answer question 2 and it closes the test so I can not finish it and fails me.... wow! Come on....you people can do better than this!!! Feb, 2014