Nclex-rn

  1. Hello All. I am preparing for my NCLEX-RN in June. I am so freaked out and stressed out about this stupid test. Honestly I know I can do a good job, I know I am still a student and that it will take me years to feel comfortable in all of my skills, but I feel very at ease with patients now and very confident in my abilities (not cocky, just confident) once I get into the field I am sure I will be fine but this stupid test is killing me!!! Do any of you have any study tips or resources that helped you? Or even any advice?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   purplemania
    Get a good night's rest without alcohol or sleep aids. Tell your family their support will be rewarded by good outcome. Get to test site early or on time. Do not let anyone take you to site and wait for you or you will be distracted in thinking about them. Eat a good breakfst. No food allowed in test center but take protein snack for BEFORE test, if timing is right. People like to exagerate life experiences so don't talk to other nurses a lot. They made it and so will you. Good luck!
  4. by   P_RN
    Exactly what purple said. Best Wishes!!
  5. by   BrandyBSN
    You'll kick butt relax
  6. by   love4neos
    Relaxing is the biggest thing. I know it is easy for me to say, because I'm done! But I was able to relax. I kicked my shoes off, shut my eyes, took a cleansing breath, said a short prayer, and told myself "I can do this". The test went great and I've been a nurse for 2 years. Let me know if you have any more concerns!! Take care of yourself. You'll be fine.
  7. by   dawngloves
    Are you using a computer program study aid? That is a big help in helping you prepare and getting used to the test.
    The day before, DON"T study! If you don't know it by then, you ain't gonna know it the next day! Do something you enjoy and relax.
  8. by   dawngloves
    Oh, A B C !Look for the priority in the question. Airway, breathing, circulation. For some reason calling the doctor is always a right answer too.
  9. by   jnette
    Originally posted by dawngloves
    Oh, A B C !Look for the priority in the question. Airway, breathing, circulation. For some reason calling the doctor is always a right answer too.
    Agree ! Know your ABC's.. a LOT of "priority" questions ! Triage questions, etc. More nursing 'judgement" questions than actual labs, and concrete knowledge stuff. Know your Peds, too. Like what certain age groups eat, play with, vitals, motor skills...

    When in doubt, look for the ABC's in a question if it applies.

    I used a CD that came with my study book and went over it and over it and over it. Was a big help...

    You'll be done with your test before you know it and say.. is that IT??? Is that all there IS ???
    And then you'll feel cheated, after studying your tail off for weeks or months...

    You reallyWILL do fine.. it's NOT "all that" ! The worst part is the fearng it ! And then the WAITING for the results.... longest 10 days of my life !!!

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