new Army Nurse going Landstuhl, Germany - page 5
Hello. I'm new to this but I just wanted to get some get some more information. I am a nursing student (RN-BSN) and Army ROTC cadet on my last semester of nursing school and Army ROTC. In May, I... Read More
Aug 30, '09Quote from SusanneCollins13OMG!! I'm so glad you got your orders and you'll be going exactly as planned!!! You'll get to see your grandmother!!Ha! I just got my orders!!! I am going as I expected to go in October for OBLC and then to Germany report date in January. OMG I am soo like nervous all of the sudden about that Nclex. I study, but I find myself getting bored with studying lol. I know I have to study though. I have been doing about three hours a day at least. You think that is good enough. Now I have done those three hours a day consistently for several month now.
I think three hours a day is already good enough since you've been studying for several months. you don't wanna burn yourself out. and you've been doing well on those practice questions and they're really good, esp. the kaplan and the saunders. those are pretty much what i used. And don't be nervous!! give yourself a break and relax before the big test. you're gonna do great!! :wink2:
Aug 30, '09Thanks so much Pink!!! I am just soo excited. I will report to you how work is over there so you have an idea. Only heard good things so far though. This is soo exciting!
Sep 1, '09Quote from SusanneCollins13Hmm I just found this thread and I am wondering if anyone is scheduled to go to Landstuhl in January 2010. I am scheduled for that day, but might go two weeks early since I am German and I would be able to visit with my family for Christmas. I will::crosses her fingers::soon be an ARMY Nurse myself, after passing Nclex. OBLC in October. Would be great to find some others here going the same route and timeline.
Hi! I am going the same route and timeline =) I'll be there in Texas this October and Germany in January! I'd love to be in contact. Hope things are going well for you in the meantime
Sep 2, '09I took the NCLEX a hundred years ago... or so it seemed... and I took an in-person review from Kaplan... I passed with no problem... you should be just fine!
Sep 2, '09Quote from SusanneCollins13I am scheduled to report the first week of Jan. 2010... after OBLC in Oct.Hmm I just found this thread and I am wondering if anyone is scheduled to go to Landstuhl in January 2010. I am scheduled for that day, but might go two weeks early since I am German and I would be able to visit with my family for Christmas. I will::crosses her fingers::soon be an ARMY Nurse myself, after passing Nclex. OBLC in October. Would be great to find some others here going the same route and timeline.
I've been a nurse forever, but am new army... Good luck on the NCLEX... you'll do fine... See you in Germany!
Sep 2, '09Well, I guess Getting Dun we see eachother in october during OBLC. This is exciting to see already at least two people who go at the same time as I am to OBLC and Germany. I am easy to notice since I am likely the only one with a German Accent lol. I am also on Facebook if you all want to see a picture of me so you can recognize me and to stay in contact. On facebook I am Susanne Collins and I should be the first one to pop up when you put my name in. Dark blonde curley long hair and a face shot. Just let me know who you are if you place a friend request! Thanks for the encouragement with the Kaplan part. I am so excited to get this Nclex behind me!! Ballroom RN, you already completed your Nclex as well? Any good feedback for me on what to focus on? Likely everything lol.
Sep 2, '09Ballroom RN, you already completed your Nclex as well? Any good feedback for me on what to focus on? Likely everything lol.[/quote]
The NCLEX is not as bad as it sounds. I took it back in July and I studied through Kaplan, but I think I would have been okay even without that.
Balance your time between doing content and practice questions. Towards the end, I mostly did practice questions and made notes of anything I really had no clue about so I would remember it for next time. My NCLEX had a lot of prioritizing questions, med questions (which can be figured out easily with general knowledge of the drug class), and "select all that apply" questions. I had NO math and very few questions in specific fields like OB and Peds. There are certain things everyone seems to run into:
-Infection control/ the different types of precautions
- morphine, lisinopril, insulin, lithium, magnesium, SSRIs, Prednisone (or another steroid), NSAIDS. etc. Know basically how they affect the body, when you should or should not take them, and any outstanding side effects or contraindications.
- growth and development applied in the context of patient teaching or communication
- addisons vs. cushings
- SIADH vs. Diabetes insipidus
- Hypothyroid vs. hyperthyroid
-Diabetes type I and II
-Placenta Previa vs. Abruptio PLacenta
You can get away with hanging out in a bookstore get a cup of coffee and do questions without spending 40 bucks on a review book. Borders and Barnes and Nobel are usually pretty friendly about it.
DON'T Study the day before. You'll do GREAT!
Sep 2, '09Okay, I have done by this time more then 4000 questoins lol. I did Kaplan and a good amount of Nclex 3500 and Saunders questions. I have done tons of content. Meds suck, but the ones that you named there I had no trouble with and I think I do about 50-50 on med questions, which is my lowest. I am just soo happy when its over lol. Thanks much for your feedback!!!
Sep 2, '09Oh my gosh, If you've already prepared that much, you are GOLDEN.
If you reach question 75 and the screen goes blank I won't be suprised.
Shoot me a message When you Pass!
Sep 2, '09I certainly will do that. I should find out the same day, by using that pearson vue trick, and so I tell you about that and then two days later when it is officially confirmed. I am ready to put these books down lol
Sep 9, '09Quote from SusanneCollins13Hey! i remembered this was your big day! How was it?? Did you feel confident?? I'm hoping you did well!! The waiting period is always tough.I certainly will do that. I should find out the same day, by using that pearson vue trick, and so I tell you about that and then two days later when it is officially confirmed. I am ready to put these books down lol
Sep 9, '09I did well. I was just going to come here and post:
I had 75 questions and I thought they were easy, which then got me worried, because I was thinking, well maybe they are easy, because I had them all wrong lol.
Then I drove all the way to columbus again and I had my friend do the trick and I got each time the pop up!!!
Crossing my fingers and toes that the pop up works for me too, but I am certain that I am now a RN!!!! SO thrilled....and I got orders too, so I am going for sure to OBLC in October and I am supposed to be in Germany on the 4th of January, but may get to go earlier.