I know there have been many post regarding how to take the NCLEX and what to study for. I am just overwhelmed and scared of the NCLEX. During nursing school, I was strong in clinical and strong in patient care but I struggled so much with the exams. I usually managed C's and very few B's. I always go with my gut answer but then it comes out to be the other answer that I narrowed it down to.
My stress comes from the fact that I graduated Dec 2012 and I was working part time to pay my bills. I got a job offer at a hospital and started working there right away when I got my IP number from the BRN. My issue is that I work 12hrs shifts and I am tired on those days off, but I still force myself to study. I scheduled my exam for feb 26th but feel like that's too soon because I work 3 12hrs shifts then I'm off for 4 days then I work 4 12hr shifts and off for 3. I know consistsent studying is important and I would like some help or advice please. I am doing the Kaplan online demand and found that helpful. I got a 51% on the diagnoistic test without studying anything and I got a 53% on Question trainer 1 without studying. I am reading the Kaplan Course book and making notes but am overwhelmed with the Medications section. How can I develop a study plan? Any suggestions? I rescheduled my exam for March 12th at 8:00, which is the next opening and I believe this will help me so I can feel confident. I know I am a bad test taker and this scares me. Anything will help.