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Research of preparation exams strategies applied to first-year university students for the midwife and nurse specialists

Zhana Pavlovska

Abstract

Introduction: Pre-exam preparation and exams are important moments of students` life. There are proven evidences that stress plays negative influence to nervous, cardio-vascular and immune system. No doubt, basic provocative stress factor is negative experience. Student trouble for passing exams is higher for these students who are under stress influence. Social adaptation level is also put into consideration. All these problems are highly important because students` future professional realization depends on education success.

Objective: Research of preparation exams strategies applied to first-year university students for the midwife and nurse specialists in Affiliate Veliko Tarnovo, as well as necessity of „Adaptation Program` development.

Research and methods: The opinion of 19 midwifes and 21 nurses, students in Affiliate Veliko Tarnovo of Medical University Varna, is researched. Documentary, sociological (inquiry) method and graphic analysis have been used for the purpose of research.

Results: Major percentages (more than 50%) of first-year students do not use proper preparation strategies. They do not plan their preparation for coming exams and do not believe that current control is important. Only 12.5% of students state that are fully satisfied of their exam performance work. This fact gives raise to necessity of „Adaptation Program` development. The program will support solid knowledge assimilation, self-dependent work, and proper time planning and set up of stable interest toward chosen profession.

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