Taking NCLEX on the 30th of this month.... any suggestions, PLEASE - page 2

Hello. I am taking the big test on the 30th. I am a little scared... OK alot scared. If you have any tips, knowledge about what to really focus on, any advice would be soooo much appreciated. :) ... Read More

  1. by   pagandeva2000
    I wouldn't burn the books (they are great resources for when you start working as a nurse), but everything else sounds like a winner to me! You received great advice! I wish you luck!
  2. by   baylay
    I think she's probably kidding! :wink2: But I can totally relate. By the end of the year I was sick of looking at some of the books!
  3. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from baylay
    I think she's probably kidding! :wink2: But I can totally relate. By the end of the year I was sick of looking at some of the books!
    :spin: I suspect she was, too, actually. But, the reason why I mentioned it because I remember once making a similar statement to a person that was about to take the boards a few months ago and she actually did throw some things away. I laughed my butt off at that one, but told her that if anything, donate before trashing them. She did regret it later. I know that when it gets that close, you want to trash the whole thing, notes and all...LOL
  4. by   baylay
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    :spin: I suspect she was, too, actually. But, the reason why I mentioned it because I remember once making a similar statement to a person that was about to take the boards a few months ago and she actually did throw some things away. I laughed my butt off at that one, but told her that if anything, donate before trashing them. She did regret it later. I know that when it gets that close, you want to trash the whole thing, notes and all...LOL
    I can imagine I'll be looking up quite a bit! I'm already panicking about how much I feel like I've forgotten. I need a job!!
    My school was so fast paced that I think I'd actually enjoy reading them more the 2nd time around.
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from baylay
    I can imagine I'll be looking up quite a bit! I'm already panicking about how much I feel like I've forgotten. I need a job!!
    My school was so fast paced that I think I'd actually enjoy reading them more the 2nd time around.
    Actually, you will. In fact, after graduation as well as NCLEX-PN, I purchased an all inclusive textbook that has the entire LPN program all in one for my main reference book. It has foundamentals, psychiatric, med-surg , OB and pediatrics in it along with a CD that has breath sounds, certain procedures and many activities. I definitely need to listen to the breath sounds, because I don't quite recongize them at this time, and would use it periodically in case I come across something. But, the most interesting thing is that once you are finished and read back later on, it is so much clearer without the pressure of trying to make the grade, but to understand on your own. I remember looking at my pharmacology textbook and saying "I flipped out over THIS???". It is a large text, but, now, I see it is a big book with hot air, and with nothing to say but BASIC information. How, on earth, can some person create over 1000 pages of BASIC information is beyond me. I really think they should use material that is not as intimidating to the eye. It is like a big meal that you assume that you MUST consume the entire thing, when actually, all you have to do is portion off what is absolutely necessary to learn.

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