RN 2 b n 2004 726 Views
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Hi everyone. I'm a 2nd yr nursing student ... and our class has found that the tests we are taking are NOTHING like what we expected / studied for. What I'm saying is, we are studing like crazy, reading like 16 - 18 chapters (which is crazy) BUT of course, the things we focus on are never there. THEN.... today, we find out that because Boards have changed, they are having to "test" us on an accelerated level ... my question is this, does anyone know where I could find NEWER material for NCLEX type questions. (Our exams are focused more towards that). All the NCLEX books we have bought are "simple", shoot, I can make in the 90's and 100's, then put me in the class and our exams, well, there's just no comparison. Just curious to see if anyone else was in the same situation as our class / or if anyone had any ideas as to get latest NCLEX info. I'd appreciate BUNCHES! Angela
I was going to say the same thing... just realize, everyone is just as nervous / intimidated as you. I like the one idea of having a friend look down as you were speaking - you can just stare away. In my presentations, I'd always pick out my "comfortable" ppl to look at. Just know the material, be confident in what you are saying and you'll be just fine. (All the while remembering that most of them are scared to death and not listening to a word you say, because they know they eventually will be next in giving their speech). Intimidate them with your wisdom! Look at it that way. That's another big plus. he he
Hi. Just checking to see if anyone still up and a&o X 3 like me. I'm still studying away... and it's going on 1am. Gonna be a long nite. Anyone still up, feel free to message away.
Gonna try that John. Thanx! Sounds much better than re-typing the whole chapter (like I have been known to do). he he.
Cay, I've heard of Presbyterian having a great program... and if I'm not mistaken, if you are intending on getting your BSN anyway, they have a program where you can get your BS within final year. (Don't quote me on that, but I'm pretty sure that is what a "friend of a friend" who went there said. Check into it. Heard great things about them. In regards to Mercy, someone has already mentioned, they aren't too flexible with working / student life, etc. What about Carolinas Medical? They are a wonderful teaching hospital? Good luck on your endeavors.
Hang in there, Teresa. That happens to all of us. (Believe me)
I never thought possible that you could study TOO MUCH until I lived and breathed text books before a major CV exam. It backfired. So, now I take my instructors advice - to "be good to myself" and "have confidence in myself", so now I don't (always) feel the need to cram. I've learned to "pace" myself as best I can, and actually "take breaks" (something I never allowed myself to do). I study ALOT, yes... but I also as much as possible, break and let my weary lil mind rest. Don't know if this helps ... just a thought. Good luck on next quiz. You'll be fine. Angela
Hi there. I am new to this and just saw your message and had to respond. I too, am in nursing school and oh my. I couldn't believe the amount of reading (last exam covered 16 chapters out of 6 different books) / objectives / careplans (last one was 31 pages). Unbelievable. Yet, they tell us to "rest" so that we can take care of our "clients". Rest? I sleep 3-4 hours a night if I am lucky. So, hun, I completely understand. Hang in there. I am in my 2nd year now - so, it is do-able. E-mail / vent anytime. Have a great day. Angela
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