Not sure how to feel ready!? Nclex PN

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    Hi guys so I'm not sure if or when I'm going to feel ready to take the nclex PN!? I'm afraid of failure. I'm afraid of not knowing the answer to most of the questions. I want this so badly that I'm afraid to even attempt taking it. If anyone has any input or maybe help me figure out how to get some confidence in myself? I have the test scheduled for this wed. The 28th. Ugh I just don't know if I'm ready!!!? I wanna take it and get it over with but I'm sooooooo nervous!
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    First off.. Relax.. Yes it is a HUGE exam that could change so much in your future if fail or pass.. It's normal to feel this way.. Do a bunch of practice questions with rationales. Don't cram your studies just because its 2 days away. Review what you been studying.
    You have 24 hours to reschedule, if you still feel like good about it. Don't rush, read questions two times and the answer will match exactly what the question is asking. Get rid of "What Ifs" in the NCLEX world everything is perfect there is no what ifs. Breathe, you made it this far, one more exam can get you started in your nursing career. Do your best. Eliminate failing out of your mind, keep telling yourself you can do this, and go into the exam feeling confident.

    Know your drugs, labs, priorities, precautions. I had a ton of SATA (select all that apply).

    Good Luck. Keep us updated!!
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    First off.. Relax.. Yes it is a HUGE exam that could change so much in your future if fail or pass.. It's normal to feel this way.. Do a bunch of practice questions with rationales. Don't cram your studies just because its 2 days away. Review what you been studying.
    You have 24 hours to reschedule, if you still feel like good about it. Don't rush, read questions two times and the answer will match exactly what the question is asking. Get rid of "What Ifs" in the NCLEX world everything is perfect there is no what ifs. Breathe, you made it this far, one more exam can get you started in your nursing career. Do your best. Eliminate failing out of your mind, keep telling yourself you can do this, and go into the exam feeling confident.

    Know your drugs, labs, priorities, precautions. I had a ton of SATA (select all that apply).

    Good Luck. Keep us updated!!
    Thank u for messaging back. I think that's what I'm worried about the most! Is the SATA! I'm not doing so great on Saunders SATA. I'm just wondering how difficult they are on the actual exam. I've read from a lot of people that they are easier and not as hard. I also don't know how to know all the drugs and their adverse reactions?? How can I look up every disease that there is for each precaution?? I feel good on priorities. Labs are iffy too. There are a lot of them. Any chance you could send me in the right direction for any of these???
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    Everyone's exam is different. I am still having problems remembering all the drugs, but I would at least try to remember the adverse effects.
    Here is a site I used to help me memorize. I wouldn't base all your studying on drugs on this, however it is help on certain questions.
    http://www.hisname.org/resources/Hints-for-Remembering-Medication-Classifications.pdf


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    also used Saunders fifth addition, I thought those questions were actually harder than what I got on the NCLEX,but then again everyones exam is different for precautions

    Airborne Precautions
    Infections requiring airborne precautions are those caused by pathogens that
    remain suspended in the air for prolonged periods of time. Clients with tuberculosis,
    measles (rubeola), and varicella should be cared for using airborne precautions.
    The client should be placed in a private, negative pressure room.
    Healthcare workers should wear a HEPA mask (also referred to as an N-95 or
    respirator mask) when caring for these clients.


    Droplet Precautions
    Infections requiring droplet precautions are those caused by pathogens that are
    suspended in droplets that travel 3 feet, but are not suspended in the air for long
    periods of time. Clients with influenza, mumps, pertussis, rubella (German
    measles), diphtheria, pneumonia, scarlet fever, streptococcal pharyngitis, and
    meningitis should be cared for using droplet precautions. The client should be
    placed in a private room or in a room with a client who has the same illness.
    Client beds should be no closer than 3 feet apart. The door to the room may
    remain open. Healthcare workers should wear a mask when in direct contact
    with the client.
    Contact Precautions
    Infections requiring contact precautions are those caused by pathogens spread
    by direct contact. Clients with RSV, scabies, colonization with MRSA, and VRE
    should be cared for using contact precautions. The client should be placed in a
    private room or with a client with the same illness. Healthcare workers should
    wear gloves when entering the room and wear gowns to prevent contact with the
    client. Hands should be washed with an antimicrobial soap before leaving the
    client’s room. Equipment used by the client should remain in the room and
    should be disinfected before being used by anyone else. The client should be
    transported only for essential procedures; during transport, precautions should
    be taken to prevent disease transmission.
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    This is real good. I did not pass, just found out. You know by the "Quick Results". Very diappointed in myself. But my Higher Power has given me some peace right now. Thanks for sharing your part DDD_0429
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    Supportu

    Don't give up. I also didn't pass my nclex the first time.. I've been in the same shoes, your not alone. NCLEX is a tough exam. Get all the disappointment out of the way now and give yourself a week to think of where you went wrong and write it down when you think of something and get back to them books and start studying again until you reschedule your next exam. I know its easier said than done, but trust me. Slacking off and being depressed about it will not make you a nurse. It's the evil nclex that does. Think of it this way. Now you know what the test is like and you know what your walking into when you go take your test, its not your first time, and have some confidence. Good luck to you!
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    Just do not be afraid of the test! Keep telling yourself I can do this! Yes, It Is a very hard test, but you have to be positive! I don't think any one feels 100% ready for the test...I did not feel ready, and I wanted to change my test date, but I took It, and I did pass. And what helped me was keeping focused, and positive.....Doing 50 to 100 nclex questions every day as the question's on the test are very similar.......

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    Thank you DDD_0429, I needed someone that has been in these shoes. I will give myself a week, but listen the longer Iwait the more I will forget. My mind is not as young as yours.
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    tmarienurse - did the 50 to 100 questions for seven weeks, sometimes twice a day before the exam, that is why it is so hurtful at this time. Cause I really worked/studied. Thank you for your support.
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    Just don't give up! Study the way you have been....Don't look at alot of book's! My last couple of months before the test, I only read and studied my PN nclex book and did question's,read the rationales even If I got the question right....You will do It! Know your lab values, as they come up alot on the test.....Take your time when you do the test.....Remember the ABC's and keeping your patient safe when you answer the question's........

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