I am trying to make the deadline for the May FCCA, I passed Transitions with a B and I have Health Safety scheduled for next thurs. With this being said, I have a good 13 weeks to complete the other five exams (I'm exempt from Health Differences). Is this possible ? Any advice? I am willing to do nothing but study and work the next few months to make deadline. Also, any last minute advice on Health Differences ? I am using Lisa Arends and the practice exams to study. I took the first practice exam A and got a 64, I plan on taking part B on Sunday night. Any and all advice is much appreciated.
Jan 17, '13
It's completely doable. I would suggest setting a deadline for each exam and make a study schedule based on that.
Jan 17, '13
personally, I believe that is very ambitious, I am not sure I would be able to do that myself, 5 exams in 13 weeks? wow! good luck whatever you decide!
Jan 18, '13
I did one exam every 3-4 weeks, while working 4 days a week, with no kids at home; that was hard enough for me. I can't imagine doing 5 exams in 13 weeks, that would be one every 2-3 weeks ... I couldn't have even get them scheduled with Pearson Vue that fast, as you can only schedule 2 at a time and the dates weren't that readily available here. I'm sure that if "there's a will ... there's a way" !! Good Luck to you !! But seriously, what is the hurry?? Take your time and enjoy learning as much as you can while enjoying life a little ~~
Jan 18, '13
I am underemployed (12-24 hrs/wk), don't have kids, and did most of the ECEs in two weeks. However, life spans is going to really slow you down. It took me three weeks to do each LS and that was REALLY pushing it. Of course, doing the math: that was 9weeks for LS and 4 weeks for the other two ECEs...so yep, you can do 5 exams in 13 weeks. If you can't complete the two non-LS exams in one month, then I don't think it would be possible to make your target deadline. I can't stress how much more material LS is; you really need as much time for them as you can swing.
Also, keep in mind that I studied for 8-12 hrs/day. (Now I only lack Math and the CPNE so I study about 4-6 hrs/day.
I didn't take health differences, so I don't have any advice for you there.
Feb 2, '13
Yes you can! I took my first exam on 08/18/09 and completed all but the CPNE by 12/24/09 and that included Info Lit, FCCA, A&P, and Micro. Mind you, the FCCA was on paper then and I only worked 2 12-hr shifts a week. I finished the nursing theory exams in 2 1/2 months by scheduling my date with Pearson Vue even before I started studying and I NEVER changed the date because in a physical classroom, I can't change an exam date, so why do it to myself? But all of that hard and fast studying came with a price. Once I got my RN license, I went straight to LensCrafters for an extra pair of eyes.Good luck to you!!!!
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