Would you like to make better test grades?

Are you having difficulty passing tests?

Do the above comments represent your student's academic needs?

Would you like to see student success improve at your nursing program?
Do some students you counsel need a little bit of help to succeed?
     Counter Balance Techniques can help!


As a nurse educator you know:

Students need to do well on Nursing Tests, HESI, & NCLEX 

You have taught your students extensive medical-surgical theory, assessment skills, nursing implementations, and critical thinking to the best of your abilities. However, nursing students are inundated with textbooks to read, time consuming computer modules, and numerous practice questions to work through, all in an effort to help the student pass nursing school, HESI, and ultimately NCLEX.  This process can be overwhelming and drawn-out for the student and instructor and may not always produce the desired results.

Counter Balance Techniques is different. We have eliminated the non-essential busy work which does not contribute to student success. We feel student success occurs in two areas: correct study habits and test taking skills. Counter Balance Techniques  teaches the basics of how to study in nursing school to the more advanced skills of how to take a nursing exam and succeed. No textbooks, no modules, and no excessive amounts of practice questions to do. Nursing students will learn unique study methods which have helped other students be successful with the massive amount of material required in nursing school. Also, Counter Balance Techniques teaches the student to understand the inner workings of the nursing test question: the focus, the format, the differnt types of answer options, clues to the answer, and much, much more!  Simple and to the point methods the student can start to use immediately to enhance study time and see test scores improve.  I ncrease student success and program outcomes with Counter Balance Techniques! 

Newly Accepted or Beginning Nursing Students-The Counter Balance Techniques can be studied in advance of nursing school or upon entering nursing school. The techniques presented are designed to help the nursing student achieve success and teaches the student how to avoid pitfalls which can lead to failure in the first year of nursing school. Start your students ahead of the game and not behind!

Students with Academic Difficulties- The Counter Balance Techniques can help those students struggling to maintain a passing grade by learning academic and testing skills to improve their performance, confidence, and success in nursing school.

  Implement Counter Balance Techniques to boost your program's outcomes

Counter Balance Techniques' primary objective is to help nursing students be successful and we achieve these goals by: 

PowerPoint Series

Live Video Conferences

The Nursing Nutshell Note

Counter Balance Techniques' PowerPoint Series is an educational tool to strengthen a nursing student's academic and testing capabilities. The PowerPoint Series takes the student through the basic skills of how to get the most out of their study time to enhancing the student's ability to select the correct answers on a nursing test. Each power point presents a new topic, building on knowledge from the preceding power point. It is recommended the PowerPoint Series be viewed in numerical order for optimal understanding of the content.

Topics which are covered in each Counter Balance Techniques' PowerPoint Series are listed below.

To see a partial PPT example, click on the menu then click on PowerPoint. 

PowerPoint One-A Firm Foundation    
  • Get the Most out of Your Brain
  • The Best Learning Methods
  • Learning Styles-What's Yours?
  • Enhanced Lecture Note Taking
  • Study Methods to Help Knowledge Retention
  • 27 Minutes Long
PowerPoint Two-Relax & Learn 
  • Controlled Breathing
  • Imagery
  • Negative Thinking
  • Exercise
  • Desensitization Methods
  • Misconceptions About Tests & Answers
  • 17 Minutes Long
 PowerPoint Three-Basic Needs
  • Assessment
  • Nursing Test Question Formats
  • Maslow Hierarchy of Needs
  • ABC formatting
  • Nursing Process
  • Maslow's 1st Level Priorities
  • Practice Questions Maslow's 1st Level
  • 32 Minutes Long
PowerPoint Four-Safety & Security 
  • Maslow Level 2 Priorities
  • Maslow Levels 3, 4, & 5
  • Psychological Needs
  • More About Pain
  • Example Questions Maslow 3-5 Level
  • Practice Questions Maslow Level 2
  • 32 Minutes Long
 PowerPoint 5-ABCs  
  • ABC Formatting
  • Airway
  • Breathing
  • Circulation
  • Interventions for ABC’s
  • Practice ABC Questions
  • 18 Minutes Long
PowerPoint Six-Assessment  
  • Nursing Process Format
  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
  • Assessment Methods
  • Practice Assessment Question
  • 20 Minutes Long
  PowerPoint Seven-Implementations
  • Assessment
  • Implementation
  • Practice Assessment Questions
  • Practice Implementation Questions
  • 33 Minutes Long
 PowerPoint 5-ABCs  
  • Priority Words
  • Descriptive Words
  • Practice Questions Priority Words
  • Practice Questions Descriptive Words
  • 64 Minutes Long
  PowerPoint Ten-The Answers (part 1)  
  • May be Patient Centered
  • May Contain Absolutes
  • May Contain Incorrect Frequencies
  • Practice Questions Patient Centered
  • Practice Questions Absolutes
  • Practice Questions Incorrect Frequencies
  • 21 Minutes Long
PowerPoint Eleven-The Answers (part 2)     
  • May be Partially Correct
  • May be 3-1 or 2-2 Format
  • May have Clues to the Correct Answer
  • Practice Questions Partially Correct
  • Practice Questions 3-1 or 2-2 Format
  • Practice Questions Clues
  • 35 Minutes Long
  PowerPoint Twelve-Select All That Apply   
  • Potential SATA Questions
  • The Stem Is the Key
  • Analyze True or False
  • Number of Answer Choices
  • Frequencies & Absolutes
  • Practice SATA Questions
  • 22 Minutes Long
 Counter Balance Series is:  
  •   Narrated by a nurse educator
  •   Presented in fun and interactive slides
  •   Sure to appeal to any learning style

Counter Balance Techniques' Video Conferences

Counter Balance Techniques offers the unique experience of a video conference with a nurse educator. In a relaxed group setting, the student will learn techniques to enhance their test taking skills. The video conference gives concise to-the-point information to benefit the student when taking a nursing test. The Counter Balance Techniques' Video Conferencing topics are as follows: 

Understanding the Stem of the Nursing Test Question

The Answer Options-Which One Should I Choose?

Little Known Clues Which Can Make a Big Difference

How to Get the Most of Lecture and Taking Notes

Preparation Skills to Help You Before the Nursing Test

The Counter Balance Techniques' Video Conference last approximately one hour and allows for a question and answer session over the content presented. The conference videos are presented at various times, dates, and pre-registration is needed.


The Nursing Nutshell Note

A new way for students to take lecture notes

Concentrates note taking on the information which will be on nursing tests

Helps the student to know what is important to study

Streamlines study time by having the must know information at hand

Prevents unnecessary time spent going back through the textbook or lecture notes to study

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Contact Information

Thank you for your interest!

We are dedicated to helping nurse educators improve student success at their academic program. With our help, Counter Balance Techniques will teach your students the techniques which can improve their study efforts and strengthen their testing skills at your program. Student success is paramount to Counter Balance Techniques!

We appreciate questions or comments. Please use the form provided to us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time)

Phone: (833)-390-4610

Service Area: Nationwide

Your students' success in nursing school is our goal!