Daily Study Until NCLEX DAY TUESDAY ! =D
- 1Okay so I officially have 3 days left until the determining day of my life!!!...Tuesday I will be taking the NCLEX examination for the first time!..Up until today I have been doing nothing but questions and reviewing rationales mainly through Kaplan and some on flashcards that I received from my preceptor.
Today I started a little late and did Qtrainer #7 which was 265 questions I finished with 50 minutes left on the clock and a score of 72.45% which I feel pretty good about at this point because I understand the rationales and why I picked the answers I did.
I plan to go over those rationales again and also review other rationales from the other qtrainers and qbank questions that I have done. I have a lot to cram into these next two days because I am going to take Monday off to relax and not stress too much. I plan to get my toes & eyebrows done, watch a movie and get a good nights rest...(but who knows I'll probably still be studying out of habit lol)
I will be updating this as the days go on about what I am doing to get ready for the BIG DAY!!!...
All I ask is to include me in your prayers and I also want to say thank to everyone out there who has given me advice and uplifting words allowing me to feel that much more comfortable about taking the NCLEX!!
- 0Daily study for me too! We take it on the same day - as you know - and I too will be doing non-stop study. Have you reviewed Saunders Comprehensive Review much? I wonder if I am wasting time by doing that, but I resolve to learn all I can from it and be done with it after today. Tomorrow morning I am going to take QT 7 at 8am (to simulate my NCLEX on Tuesday) and hopefully I do okay. Then doing questions all day from the Q Bank and reviewing my notes. Good luck to us both and I will be praying for you! Please pray for me, I hope to God I can write RN after my name by Tuesday afternoon!Last edit by hearts895, RN BSN on Jan 11, '13
- 0Quote from Maria L, BSNDefinitely will pray for you... I have skimmed through the chapters in Saunders but my attention span for it just isn't there... I probably should have been reading through it though, I will be reviewing meds BIG TIME tomorrow though....do you have any way, or suggestions that you have done in order to remember all those medications?Daily study for me too! We take it on the same day - as you know - and I too will be doing non-stop study. Have you reviewed Saunders Comprehensive Review much? I wonder if I am wasting time by doing that, but I resolve to learn all I can from it and be done with it after today. Tomorrow morning I am going to take QT 7 at 8am (to simulate my NCLEX on Tuesday) and hopefully I do okay. Then doing questions all day from the Q Bank and reviewing my notes. Good luck to us both and I will be praying for you! Please pray for me, I hope to God I can write RN after my name by Tuesday afternoon!
I hope we both can have that RN behind our names.... that would be the best way to start this NEW YEAR off!!!!....Im SO ready for this ..... just anticipating those SATA!!!!! lol
- 0I'm excited for this to be done too - I am so tired of this emotional turmoil and stress of "what if." As far as meds go, a good way to study broad med groups based on system is the Saunders review because it has chapters specifically for the each body system's meds - example: Endocrine basic meds, Cardio basic meds etc. Another good way to memorize, is what you probably already learned in school - the idea of memorize the med family ending and the basic concerns that go with it. Example: -pril = ACE inhibitors which = watch for hyperkalemia, o. hypotension, bradycardia, and persistent cough.
- 0Jan 12, '13 by Dubs2012Quote from Maria L, BSNI know the feeling and as the days get closer its not going to get any easier of a feeling for us. This is crunch time now and as long as we keep out eyes on the prize we can do this!!! I honestly think you have nothing to worry from what I hear about your scores + your dedication to studying you are very smart and I think you'll do great. I on the other was always an average student in nursing school and just got by so for me I have that much more stress over things because I feel that I might not just get by on this NCLEX! But just pray and keep faith and I'm sure well have nothing to worry aboutUgh, I have to be honest and vent...I am just sick with stress...I feel like the more I study, the more I don't know. God help me
- 2Jan 12, '13 by sno963Quote from Maria L, BSNThe main things to remember with antibiotics:I have always had trouble with all remembering the specific nitty gritty little instructions for each anti-biotic so I know I need to review those (ex: which ones need to avoid sun - seems like all of them lol).
1. Do NOT take with foods except cephalosporins and sulfonamides. Cephaplosporins take with MILK!
2. People on birth control need to use a barrier method.
3. Check for Penicillin allergy to any -cillin or CEPHALOSPORIN! (cross rx)
4. Vancomycin: ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity! Also "red man" syndrome from histamine release
5. Tetracycline: no for breastfeed and children under 8. Photosensitivity
6. Ciprofloxacin: no for breast feed and under 18.
7. EDUCATION: Always complete the therapy even if patient feels better!
Those are my take away "important" nursing facts about antibiotics. I hope it helps!! You're going to be fine, really!