graduation is around the corner and I don't plan on wasting any time getting started. I would like to study 6 days a week but am trying to come up with a realistic study schedule that will be effective. I would like to take the boards sometime near the end of June. I have saunders, mosby and will be taking the live Kaplan review course in May. I was thinking about getting lippincott too but was wondering if that would be over doing it? I don't want to over study but I am worried sick about this test already! I have done really well in school but I know that doesn't guarantee me a passing score.
Apr 12, '04
First and foremost, DO NOT rush to take your boards.....that is the last thing that you want to do.....God forbid you fail (by rushing), discouragement will take it's toll on you......and the fear of you failing again will linger.......so, just take a FULL month of preparation and "do ya' thang!". I am a PRO-Kaplan RN. I would recommend Kaplan. Wth the classroom course, the instructors (RNs) are very knowledgable and helpful....if you have questions about anything there are there for you...... If you have access to the training library with the online course, that's great. Be advised that the classroom sessions alone with Kaplan will NOT fully prepare you to pass your boards......that is why they have the training center. For the whole month of February and and couple of weeks in March, I went to the training library at least 4 out of 7 days....for 3 hours each session. Watch those long boring tapes, take the tests for each section, go over ALL the questions and rationales even if you got the questions correct, do not proceed to the next question until you fully understand the rationale.......each study session, your confidence will increase, people will ask you, "Are you ready?" You will boldly and truthfully say, "Yes!".....If you do this, you will get to the point where you are just ready to take the damn test....I'm looking forward to you informing the board that you are officially in the professional ranks....Good Luck!
Apr 12, '04
don't overstudy!! I think i did about 2 hours/day for about 2-3 weeks.