studying for boards

  1. Just curious, how many of you studied before you took boards?

    I work with a nurse who continues to tell new grads, that have yet to take the Rn boards, they are lpns, that studying for boards is a waste of time. That if you don't already know it by the time you are done with school, you shouldn't be a nurse.

    I disagree. I feel I learn new things every day. School was for learning the basics, but I still look things up, and learn about various things each time I work. I have only been a nurse for about 3 years.

    Just curious as to everyone's response.

    Allevi
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   BMS4
    I agree that you have basic knowledge after finishing nursing school.

    Here's what I think, it's impossible to study for everything that MAY be on the test. The nurses (RN's and LPN's) that I spoke to before I took my boards ALL said the same thing. "Do LOTS of NCLEX practice questions." Doing the practice questions puts you in the right frame of mind. I think that you start to see the answers the way they want you to. Does that make sense? NCLEX is all about critical thinking. It doesn't really test your knowledge.

    I know what I want to say, it just may not sound right! :chuckle I hope that's the kind of answer you were looking for.
  4. by   BMS4
    I feel I learn new things every day. School was for learning the basics, but I still look things up, and learn about various things each time I work.
    I also agree with this statement. You MUST continue to learn, especially as nurses.
  5. by   mark_LD_RN
    nclex practice questions are good but some people tend to over do it and end up doing worst in the end. I personally took the boards 5 days after graduation no studing period passed after 75 questions. i just felt it in my best interest to get it over with quick before the anxiety got chance to build up

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