Have you taken 2 exams in the same day? Thoughts?

  1. How do you feel about taking two exams in the same day? I am trying to complete mine because I am anxious and pursuing my RN after 6 six as an LPN.
    I am testing Reproductive Health on May 9th and I am thinking about also testing Health Differences Across the Life Span 1 right after on the same day.
    What are your thoughts about this? Good idea or bad? My husband thinks I am pushing myself to hard. :spin:
    Would you say that Life Span 1 was a difficult test or not? It's on Cardiovascular and Respiratory.
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  3. by   caliotter3
    I've been enrolled in EC twice. The first time I took two exams in one day and did well. I have noticed however, that for some reason, the exams this time around are harder. I would not advise taking two in one day, unless you really have your act together.
  4. by   NC Girl BSN
    I know for a fact that you have to study hard to pass these exams and they are not easy. I personally would not take two in one day but thats because the exams are so draining to the mind. Everyone is different so if you think you can handle it, then go for it.
  5. by   changeofpaceRN
    Ya know, I used to take multiple final exams in college so I thought this wouldn't be any different. Well, all I have to say is that I'm GLAD I never scheduled 2 in 1 day. My mind was so burnt out from 1 that there was no way I could sit still for another 120+ questions exam- especially with the content being more than just basic facts. I'm sure some people can do it but it wasn't for me. I live about a full hour from a test site and I thought I could save on gas and time but it never worked out that way.
  6. by   Lisa1980
    I live an hour and a half away from my test site. I work full time Mon-Fri. 8 to 5 off weekends. Saturdays are hard to get and my work doesn't work that well with me to leave early/ work half a day/ and god forbid me take a day off. AND... I have to be back from my test site to pick my daughter up by 6 pm.
    I want to save time and gas too, but now I am worried that it is pushing myself to hard.

    Thanks for your thoughts!
  7. by   Pixie.RN
    I don't think I'd want to do two in one day. I live 75 miles/1.5 hours from my closest Pearson site, too. Luckily my schedule was a bit more flexible! But it's probably worth it to take your time and pace yourself vs. cramming two together and failing one, or both.
  8. by   tater.jake
    I think it could be done. Depends on the person and which exams are being taken. NC7 would be a good candidate to tack on to another exam. I think that if you're good at controlling test anxiety and you have the patience to sit for that long, it would be a great idea to save gas and make a bunch of progress at the same time. What a rewarding feeling it would be to walk out knowing that you had that much less to do! At the same time, it would be a bummer to have failed an exam due to overloading yourself.
  9. by   Baloney Amputation
    I did it only once for my first and second EC tests, the first being microbiology in the morning and NC1 in the afternoon. I generally am an excellent test taker, but my mind was fried from micro in the morning. I also neglected to take some Tylenol or Motrin before the NC1 test and had some really bad cramps, so that was not a help at all. Anyway, I got a C on the NC1 test. All other tests I received A's on, so I think that scheduling 2 in a day really was detrimental for me. I wasn't cool with a C, especially since I think I could have gotten an A if I wasn't so cocky in scheduling 2 tests in 1 day.

    I wouldn't recommend it, but it can be done.
  10. by   rnlately
    Co signing on what others said. I think it would be too emotionally and physically taxing.......at least for me........hee hee. I tested Saturday on NC 6 and was not as prepared as I should have been and after much praying and hoping managed to get a B. Could I have taken another exam after that ordeal???? Heck No. Of course I guess it would depend on the person though. If you think you can manage it and feel confident about it I say go for it but for me it's a no go.
  11. by   DebanamRN
    I did this once - it was ok, but Pearson's really doesn't want you to take two in one day. I really thought they were going to make me reschedule, but I managed. However, I was told never to do this again. And I'm also quite a distance from the test center, and wanted to "kill two birds with one stone." But I won't do it again.
  12. by   RNandRRT
    As already posted, it completely depends on the person. I would say it would be no different than having a couple of final college exams on the same day. It's done all the time. But if you don't have to why would you? LOL