New Grad Needs Help - page 2
by NurseNikki2001 1,396 Views | 13 Comments
I just graduated nursing school a couple of months ago. It is now time for me to take the boards. I'm so nervous!!!!! Any helpful hits from you pros out there? I really need it before I lose my mind!... Read More
- 0Jan 24, '01 by kirby121Congratulations !!
I just took the boards and Passed! The best advice I can suggest is to RELAX!!! Use 1 book, Mosbys or whatever you were given in you NCLEX review class. The spend time doing questions. I learned the most from the questions that I answered. I used the NCLEX-2000 diskette. Relax and get some good sleep the night before.
- 0Jan 26, '01 by SoCalGALDear NurseNikki,
Congratulations on finishing nursing school!! I am a recent grad myself and remember VIVIDLY the test anxiety before the NCLEX YOU WILL DO FINE, TRUST ME. As far as any pointers----1) use your common sense, many of the questions want to test your ability to prioritize, 2) just study the most common basics when it comes to drugs/lab values, the board is not going to test on obscurities (on those issues), 3) there is only 1 answer, if you are having trouble deciding, reread the question for meaning, 4) Make a dry run to the test center before your test, allow for plenty of travel time and pack your 'stuff' the night before!, 5) REMEMBER THE ABC'S. The night before my exam, I inadvertently made dinner plans that I couldn't change, so I spent the night prior to the test just having fun (yes, I tried my best not to think about it!) and it turned out for the best- there was NOTHING that I learned the day before the test !!! YOU WILL PASS Take care and keep us posted....
ps. Chaseloff- you mentioned that you grad from TX- i, too grad from a TX school! Do you feel the eyes upon you ? Good Luck on your exam also...
- 0Jan 26, '01 by mandroidNikki,
I noticed that someone in these replies told you to answer the questions that you know and then go back to the ones you dont know. YOU CANT DO THAT on the NCLEX examination. It is a computerized test and you can't go back and forth, you have to do them in ORDER.
Secondly, The National Council of State Boards of NURSING has an ONLINE review course for the NCLEX-RN examination. It's really comprehensive and it's not expensive at all. They have lots of the prioritizing type questions too....i hope this helps...i think you can go to www.nclex.com to get it. bye.