So much information.... Will I remember it all?

  1. I am in the end of my 3rd semester, finishing up my Peds rotation. I graduate in May and have done pretty well in nursing school. My thing is when I practice NCLEX questions and try to recall all the information I have learned, I seem to cannot always remember, like the s/s of a certain disease, etc. I think they have crammed so much in my brain, it has overloaded!! Does anyone else have this problem? I worry about remembering it all when I go to take the my boards.
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  3. by   augigi
    You don't have to remember every disease. Just keep practising NCLEX questions - the same diseases will keep popping up.
  4. by   mamason
    I really think it's impossible to remember everything you studied in school. It's just so.......much. Study NCLEX questions as suggested above. It should help trigger some memory of past lectures and such. Good Luck.
  5. by   WDWpixieRN
    Good post....studying for my 5th test before a cumulative final for my first semester and I'm already thinking I may never be cut out for this profession as so much has been thrown at us already and I'm having a hard time retaining it all...I can study and pass a test with a high percentile, but retention is something that's bothering me a lot...I do well when I do something over and over again...but practicing a skill for checkout, then not using it for 3 months doesn't feel conducive to being a good nurse in the end!! I am petrified and again -- only FIRST semester!!