Test day rituals? - page 2

Anyone have unique rituals or superstitions before exams? Mine: I never shave on the mornings of exams. If caps are allowed, I wear my lucky Oneonta Tigers hat.... Read More

  1. by   locolorenzo22
    I always visualize myself walking across the stage at pinning.....and thinking in my head, "I CAN do this, I CAN do this..." Also giving props to my grandmother, aunts, I'll be a 3rd generation RN....and thinking about my grandfather.
    He came down with Alzheimer's the year before I got into NS. He was out in AZ every winter, and after he went into the nursing home, he died 5 months later. I have a soft spot in my heart for the older males, and treat everyone of them like how I hoped he was treated. I didn't get to go out to see him, and I'm glad....I didn't want my last memories to be the GF I didn't know....He's the major reason for the care I give, I always know he's looking down at me....
  2. by   cardiacRN2006
    I also used the same refillable purple pencil for every test.
  3. by   lizmatt
    I always have my children kiss my pen and pencil before the exam, Then I leave them somewhere on campus after the test. I "drop" them on the way to my car.

    One time my roomate had class with me and she brought my pen home, told me - "here's your pen, you dropped it after the test". I took it back to campus.

    It is a way of being done with the test after it is over, a way of de-stressing. I think I run into trouble during the finals because all of the comprehensive material was also dropped with my writing utencil. I think I am going to try finding on lucky pencil to use for the remainder of school.
  4. by   Italia13 RN
    I have a BRIGHT YELLOW Sweatshirt that I wear for every exam, since bright colors are supposed to stimulate the brain.. I also have a small ceramic Donald Duck that my best friends little sister gave me for good luck that needs to be out when I take all my exams.. if I dont have these 2 things I have severe anxiety!! I know I am alittle crazy, but it got me this far and I have 4 more months til GRADUATION!!!!!!!!!