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Getting ready for finals in the next two weeks

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by leeniebeanie_2767 leeniebeanie_2767 (Member) Member

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I am getting ready to take finals in OB/Peds, and Medical surgical. I am a great student practical nurse with patients, but lately am having trouble passing exams by two points. Any advise on these two finals or advise on memory for 20 some odd chapters? I am in a positive attitude when I take tests, and feel pretty good about my answers, but When I get my grade back and see I bombed, it is making me more nervous about finals. If anyone went through this feeling, please advise. Graduation is June 8th and I want to be up there getting my pin lol. Thanks for any tips.

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hikernurse has 8 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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Start now :) !!! Study in spurts as many times throughout the day as you can--maybe 20 minutes at a time, then go do something else. I would often set the timer for 20 minutes of study, then 20 minutes of cleaning house; that would clear my mind enough to get back--plus get my dishes done, LOL.

Study smart. I underline what I don't know, then only study that from that point on. That way I'm not wasting time on stuff I am comfortable with. Then the night before the test, I highlight what I am still a little shaky on to review a couple of times before the test.

I make note cards for what I know will be extra tough for me. It takes a lot of time and I only do it for material I am really struggling with, but it helps a great deal.

And I mean this in the nicest way--really--if you feel like you are doing very well on the tests, but you aren't, then maybe read the questions very well before you answer. I don't go back and change my answers once I put them in (we had computer tests), but I read the question very closely before I answer then read it again to make sure I understood and put the right (hopefully ;)) answer.

Good luck. You are very close :)

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JoniL&DRN specializes in L&D all the way baby!.

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NCLEX type questions. That's how I study. That's it. If I get it right I read the rationale. If I get it wrong I read the rationale. I find that it helps when you have a practical application for the material. It seems to work for me. Being able to apply the material to real life scenarios and not just what if's...

Good luck!

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