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  1. 6 As I'm sitting here making my med cards, I realized I have a superstition that gets me through. I religiously watch deathly hallows part 1 & 2 while I study and make note cards. (waving my nerd flag) I, for some reason (?), find it comforting and I feel like I can concentrate better when it's on.

    Hey whatever gets us through, right?!?

    So what's your superstition?! I'd love to know! :-)
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  3. Visit  christina731 profile page
    #1 1
    I have a necklace that I wore to my first nursing school exam and I just have to wear it to every single exam otherwise my world just might end :P I'm super nervous because we have a med calc test on the first day of clinical and we're not allowed to wear jewelry! I hope it will still work as my "good luck charm" while in my uniform pocket! Haha but I totally understand the superstitions!
  4. Visit  melizerd profile page
    #2 1
    I wear 4 leaf clover earrings for my exams. I figure it can't hurt right?
  5. Visit  malamud69 profile page
    #3 1
    I am a huge "note-carder" and I seem to always have reruns of House MD playing ever so softly in the background...
  6. Visit  Tinker88 profile page
    #4 0
    LOL sounds just like me! I put on Disney channel! If I have it on the news it's hard to concentrate. I hate the news and it just makes me sad, so I watch happy things!
  7. Visit  BeansMama profile page
    #5 0
    I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a 'routine'! Lol I love these!
  8. Visit  Jenngirl34RN profile page
    #6 0
    During my pre-reqs I would put my West Wing DVDs on in the background while I studied for tests, and during tests I would wear my pearl earrings that my husband bought me a few years ago. I don't know what my weird little routines will be be once I start my program, but I am sure I will have some.
  9. Visit  RunnerRN2015 profile page
    #7 1
    I have a necklace (with 2 charms that both have very important meanings behind them) that I've worn for every pre-nursing and nursing exam since I started the program. I've gotten an A on every test so there is no way I would take a test without it!
  10. Visit  barcode120x profile page
    #8 0
    I think this is more of a habit/routine rather than a superstition, but when I study alone, I'm ALWAYS at Starbucks listening to non-lyrical music (usually electric/dubstep) and drinking either a hot or iced cafe mocha with soy and no whip. Haha. It has gotten me through first semester pretty well so no reason why I should stop
  11. Visit  StudentOfHealing profile page
    #9 1
    I've used the same calculator on every single exam.
  12. Visit  nuse2b profile page
    #10 0
    I wear my lucky blue canvas converse high tops
    Every test.

    I also read my notes into a tape recorder, while Disney music is playing in background.
    Then when I sleep I listen to it, with monsters inc playing

    This works I was valedictorian in my Lon program, and keeping a 4.0 in RN program.
  13. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
    #11 1
    Back when I first returned to school, my daughter gave me a lucky charm for me on exam day.
    Well, bless her little pre-teen heart, because she gave me her Jonas Brothers pencil.
    And I used it for many many exams-- with varied results.
    I did get razzed about it, but I have a good sense of humor and joked that Joe was my favorite-- and don't no one rip on Joe or my pencil!
    By the time I was finishing up nursing school, the Jonas Brothers were passe and my daughter (by then a teenager) could not believe I still had the pencil and had the nerve to use it.
    I told her that was exactly why I loved being an old fart-- we don't really care what others think and we embrace our inner dork.
    I also told her that I would always remember her giving it to me and that it meant a lot to me that she did that... therefore, I would continue to use it.
    I'm also ashamed to admit that I felt anxious if I did not have it!

    I've been a nurse for two years now...
    Thanks, Joe!
  14. Visit  christina731 profile page
    #12 1
    I almost forgot about something else! In the beginning of my first semester, I failed the dosage calc test (ended up with 100% the second time). After the failure, I went to my instructor's office for help and she's this crazy cat lady. I'm not even kidding when I say she had 1000's of little tiny cat figurines in her office. Well, she gave me one as a good luck charm and I have it with me during every exam and it seems to have brought me luck because I've done really well on every exam. It's just weird because I actually don't care for cats but if I don't have it with me I freak out. I actually turned around to go home and get it and was almost late to a test. I'm convinced that the little cat that she gave me has saved my a$$ more than once in nursing school.