Hello. I graduated from nursing school in March 2011. I took the NCLEX PN in June 2011. I did not pass the first time. I really didn't study enough maybe about 2 weeks for about an hour a day. I don't think I covered as many topics that I should have studied. I was going through a lot in my life and I was really not in the right mind frame to take such a serious and important test. Now I have finally got the courage to retake the test again. I am planning to take the test in December before the year is out. I have found a lot of question to answer that I have downloaded on my computer. I also have the saunders review book, my foundations of nursing book, nclex review incredibly easy (rn edition) as well as Saunders review flash cards. I am also going to sign up for the ncsbn PN review for 5 weeks which I will take 5 weeks prior to the test. I am really nervous and I know that I should not approach this with the nervous spirit that I have. Are there any ways that I could calm down and not be so anxious. I really don't want to have to retake the test again and I know that I want to do this for my family and I. Any suggestions would be great"
For the pharm math problems the question will ask you what they are looking for like ML or MG. Then would state round to nearest whole number _____ ML. So just the number was all I had to enter. Those are how mine were but as you know everyones exams are different.
I think I only had one math question on my second NCLEX, maybe 2 on my first.
I know was REALLY nervous the first time. The second time ofcourse I was nervous but it wasn't as bad, I thought of it as "I know what the exam Is like, I am prepared, I can pass this, Look for the KEY words (initial, first, NOT)"
My friend told me that the main key of the exam is "Not to kill the patient" hahaha I know that sounds horrible but its so true. Read the questions carefully, try not to spend tooooooo much time then you'll just think too much into it (horrible idea), Learn your differences in s/s (hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia) helped me alot!
Good Luck to the Both of you. Go in Feeling confident!!! (I KNOW its hard trust me but your also not expected to be Eisenstein) Think of it as another Final. Prayers are with you both..
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