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Crack the NCLEX-RN Exam!

1. READ, READ, READ. a broader knowledge
in nursing concepts, content areas and
DRUGS makes you prepared to take on
questions on clinical assessment,
interventions and procedures. Do not
focus on how much info you can absorb
but just try to understand and apply the
knowledge you learned in the actual
clinical setup. the big question
is...ARE YOU COMPETENT, SAFE and
EFFECTIVE TO PRACTICE NURSING IN THE US?
(i read Saunders 3rd Ed. twice, the
Davis Reviewer on Drugs, part of Mosby's
and the Kaplan Strategies for Test
taking at least 2x too) Also, take time
to study the Herbal Drugs--saw palmetto,
black cohosh, st.johns wort, hawthorne,
gingko biloba etc. are frequently asked.

2. SIMULATE THE NCLEX EXAM. Take as much
Practice Tests in your computer. Take
time to answer the questions. I take a
100 item exam in the morning, another
100 in the afternoon and another 100
just before going to sleep.

3. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES. Take time
to check on the rationales of the
mistakes you have made. It is better to
make mistakes now and learn from it
rather than on the actual exam.

4. DEVELOP,MASTER and APPLY TEST TAKING
STRATEGIES. In the exam, you don't look
for the answer right away. You need to
eliminate to get to the right answer.
Follow a criteria in eliminating choices
given. Make use of the Maslow's
Heirarchy, ABC, ADPIE, Safety... Never
rely on a hunch---try to eliminate.

5. EXERCISE, SLEEP and EAT WELL. You
don't want to be sick on the week of
your exam.

SPEND ENOUGH TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY or
FRIENDS---you also don't want to be
crying in the day of the exam because
you miss them.

6. SECURE YOUR ATT, ATB (for Saipan),
PLANE TICKETS, HOTEL and MONEY as early
as possible. If you attend to it later,
these things will cause severe anxiety
on your part--and you never would want
that..believe me, i got my ATB the day
i'm leaving for Saipan.

ALERT! ALERT! Make sure that you signed
your Passport. An examinee was not
admitted at Pearsonvue on his exam day
because he forgot to sign his passport.

7. BE CONFIDENT, NEVER DOUBT YOURSELF
and BELIEVE YOU CAN MAKE IT. Our
attitude defines us when we face
adversities.

8. ALWAYS TAKE TIME TO COMMUNE WITH GOD.
Never start a day without talking to God
and gaining strength from Him and His
Word. In exams as NCLEX, we need His
divine intervention above anything
else--at least on my part, it was indeed
the determining factor in my exam.
from goodnurses club

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

these are wonderful tips i will try and stick with them. i definately will stick with HIS divine intervention. pray for me as i pray for you:)

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