Taking boards in two weeks

  1. Hello All,

    I graduated last month and I amtaking the boards in two weeks. I am really nervous about it. Any suggestions? I've been studying the saunders, kaplan and lippincot books along with doing questions.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    Just remember to take the 24 hours off before for the exam for yourself.
    Get a good night sleep and make sure that you eat breakfast in the morning before going to the exam. Otherwise, at this point, you either know it or you don't. You have made it thru school. You have been studying the review CDs, etc. You are set.

    Now, just go and pass your exam..................
  4. by   anutmeg
    Thanks so much suzanne.



    Quote from suzanne4
    Just remember to take the 24 hours off before for the exam for yourself.
    Get a good night sleep and make sure that you eat breakfast in the morning before going to the exam. Otherwise, at this point, you either know it or you don't. You have made it thru school. You have been studying the review CDs, etc. You are set.

    Now, just go and pass your exam..................
  5. by   lesleyg
    I was the same way and you are not going to feel better until you take the test and pass it. I took kaplan, scored borderline on the readiness test, and then studied for three weeks strait by doing questions and going through the content book and typing out "study sheets" on all the stuff that I couldn't remember from school. I studied a lot of stuff that I didn't have on the test, but I don't care because that was they only way I was going to feel like I had a general knowledge base cause my whole last year of school we didn't have any actual nursing content classes so I really had to review. When I took the test, I got a TON of priority questions, most stable patient, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, diabetes insipidus, diaster questions (like which patients to discharge). The strategies really did apply to a lot of the questions and I was able to answer a ton of questions using the ABC's. Also, I got a ton of med questions that I had no idea about but I still passed after 75 questions. I felt like the test was hard and that I was going to fail but obviously it wasn't as hard as I thought and all that intense studying paid off. I did about 2-4 hours a day and that was probably more than enough. Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great.
  6. by   lesleyg
    Did I mention that the Kaplan CD SUCKS?!!! I was getting scores of 60-65% and thought I was really in trouble but I guess it helped prepare me. My advise is take the tests but don't feel bad if you do bad because it doesn't mean you won't pass.

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