I'm having some real anxiety over this exam...I've worked in ICU level 1 trauma center for 10 years, I have the Laura Gasparis DVD's and question review book, also the CCRN review book, and I feel like I'm not making any headway.
My test is on monday\Feb 28 and is what I'm feeling anxiety?
I can't concentrate or remember anything, I've been studying for a solid month at least 5-6 hours a day, sometimes more.
I've been reviewing and taking the practice tests and bombing!
I'm a pretty bright girl, I can usually retain just about anything I'm reading and for some reason this is just not sinking in.
I've been putting this test off for years, and finally decided to jump on in...but it just seems too hard..I'm loosing steam and self confidence. I thought with my experience I knew pretty much everything...but when it comes down to paper...forget it!
Anybody got any suggestions?
This is really important to me, I plan on applying to CRNA program and would like this certification, not only for that but for personal reasons....
Can't live with myself right now....
Feb 24, '05
I made a hundred million flashcards, or it seemed like it. Discrete pieces of information, like "what's a normal PA pressure" or "what EKG changes would you see in hyperkalemia." I used the Pass CCRN book and although it was dense, it was great. Are there specific areas you're not getting, maybe conditions you don't see very often? There's always a CCRN review course as well. I didn't do one, and I know people who have who passed and some who have and failed.
If you're really bombing practice exams, you might want to reschedule. It's not a trivial fee to take the test. I believe you pay a fee to reschedule but it's worth it if it makes the difference between passing and failing.
edited to add: I did pass in December 2004 with 119 of 125 correct, so I must have done something right.
Last edit by apaisRN on Feb 25, '05