Jump to content

Help me I'm having lots of anxiety about this test!

Posted

Specializes in LTC.

It's been exactly a year since I've graduated. I took Kaplan online complete two months after graduation, took a break and just recently I finished up Saunder's Comprehensive book. I took a year off prior to the 5 week externship(which is right before graduation) because I wasn't ready to take on 6 patients at that point(was used to having two in clinical)which is what was required of us. So I forgot alot of what I learned in school. I started Suzanne's first tip...I got somewhere between 70-85% on each quizz AFTER reading the section once... I didn't do the quizzes before reading it first, however. Now I plan on doing some questions on my own from Saunder's Q and A and then perhaps taking all the quizzes again in the comprehensive book...If I score a 90% after just doing the quizzes will that still suffice in moving on to the second tip?

This is just too much information, I'm so afraid that I'm going to forget something and blank out at the screen from anxiety.:crying2: Any advice would be helpful at this point.:o

i felt exactly the same before i took my nclex rn . TOTAL ANXIETY!!

Dont worry to much because if you do, you might blank out more.

When i was a nursing student, lets just say i wasnt the best student there is. But when it was time to take the nclex i never studied the way i studied for the exam.

took me more or less 6 months before i was able to take the exam.

first time i took the exam, i failed. i was too anxious before my 1st exam and when i was in the testing room, total anxiety still struck me. too bad i failed.

the second time i took the exam i tried not to be anxious. and i passed!!

good luck to you!

:redpinkhe

It's been exactly a year since I've graduated. I took Kaplan online complete two months after graduation, took a break and just recently I finished up Saunder's Comprehensive book. I took a year off prior to the 5 week externship(which is right before graduation) because I wasn't ready to take on 6 patients at that point(was used to having two in clinical)which is what was required of us. So I forgot alot of what I learned in school. I started Suzanne's first tip...I got somewhere between 70-85% on each quizz AFTER reading the section once... I didn't do the quizzes before reading it first, however. Now I plan on doing some questions on my own from Saunder's Q and A and then perhaps taking all the quizzes again in the comprehensive book...If I score a 90% after just doing the quizzes will that still suffice in moving on to the second tip?

This is just too much information, I'm so afraid that I'm going to forget something and blank out at the screen from anxiety.:crying2: Any advice would be helpful at this point.:o

Whatever gets you relaxed: Music, taking a walk, deep breathing, riding a bike. Do it. Remember: Mild anxiety is OK since it yields a broadened attention span. The rest of the anxieties do not. You can do it! :D

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

It's been exactly a year since I've graduated. I took Kaplan online complete two months after graduation, took a break and just recently I finished up Saunder's Comprehensive book. I took a year off prior to the 5 week externship(which is right before graduation) because I wasn't ready to take on 6 patients at that point(was used to having two in clinical)which is what was required of us. So I forgot alot of what I learned in school. I started Suzanne's first tip...I got somewhere between 70-85% on each quizz AFTER reading the section once... I didn't do the quizzes before reading it first, however. Now I plan on doing some questions on my own from Saunder's Q and A and then perhaps taking all the quizzes again in the comprehensive book...If I score a 90% after just doing the quizzes will that still suffice in moving on to the second tip?

This is just too much information, I'm so afraid that I'm going to forget something and blank out at the screen from anxiety.:crying2: Any advice would be helpful at this point.:o

Her first tip requires that you do the quiz without reading the chapter, only read the chapter if you get less than 75% and you should get higher score. Please re read her first tip

CrystalClear75, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC.

Her first tip requires that you do the quiz without reading the chapter, only read the chapter if you get less than 75% and you should get higher score. Please re read her first tip

Okay, well I knew I had to read all of the chapters, just from scanning over the book. Since I did read it(knew I had to regardless)... I mostly did not score a 90% after reading it, so do I redo the quizzes and opt for a 90%???? What do I do now? Or read the whole book again and score 90% or above?(I'm assuming I should do that).

Edit:

It's much easier to score a 90% after already doing the questions first, in which I did not do them first because like I said, I needed to study the content real well and I knew it. I guess I should have just done the quizz first, but I didn't want to feel like I knew the questions the second time, I would have felt like I was cheating....ugggh I guess I'll re read the book and opt for a 90% on each section or figure out another plan.

Thank you for your time.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

I would suggest you do the quizzes first and see what you score. Only read the chapter if you score badly.

CrystalClear75, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC.

Thank you so much for your answer. I feel soooo much better. I feel bad for asking this when I didn't follow the first tip exactly as stated first, but I thought that if I read it ALL and do the quizzes, I can just do her first tip again but I wasn't sure if I should re read it or just do the quizzes.

Now that you told me this, I'm going to brush up on some questions, by doing Saunder's Q and A, then start her first tip and see how I score on the quizzes. If I don't get a 90%, I will re-read.

One more question:D, about the CD, would practicing the CD before attempting Suzanne's plan(second tip) interfere with the plan?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Thank you so much for your answer. I feel soooo much better. I feel bad for asking this when I didn't follow the first tip exactly as stated first, but I thought that if I read it ALL and do the quizzes, I can just do her first tip again but I wasn't sure if I should re read it or just do the quizzes.

Now that you told me this, I'm going to brush up on some questions, by doing Saunder's Q and A, then start her first tip and see how I score on the quizzes. If I don't get a 90%, I will re-read.

One more question:D, about the CD, would practicing the CD before attempting Suzanne's plan(second tip) interfere with the plan?

I wouldn't even bother with the Q&A just do her first tip with the comprehensive book, leave the CD alone and only read the chapter if you get less than 75%

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

Sunnybunny, I know you can do this and you know the information. You can do this and you will be successful. Hang in there. I have faith in you. Good luck and have a wonderful holiday season.:D

CrystalClear75, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC.

Thank you so much Melinurse, it's so nice to hear that I can do it!:D Sometimes I feel like I can't(especially at this moment). I don't believe I will pass just yet, I believe that I need to do lots of practice questions...not sure if I'll do that before doing Suzanne's first tip or just go by the score from the comprehensive test at the end of Saunder's C book.

Happy Holidays to you Melinurse!

Happy Holidays to all!

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

I know the nerves can get the best of us sometimes. I know that you will pass this test. Rememeber, it is only a test. That is what I kept telling myself as I drove to the testing center. You know, it helped my nerves a bit. Actually, the credit goes to JackICU and Jadu1106 for that about it only being a test.

Someone once quoted; " It's not how many times one falls, it is how many times they get up." ( I can't remember the author ) The hallmark of a great nurse is one who does not give up. You'll be a great nurse.:heartbeat

ljw04

Has 3 years experience.

I feel for you I have studied a lot using all sorts of books. I am doing the Saunders as we speak. I want to take my boards after the holidays. I just cant stand taking test and I have real bad anxiety. I have it so bad that I feel my heart pounding out of my chest and my body feels all weird. I hope that you get through this and pass, I know that it will be the greatest feeling. I also took a lot of time after I graduated before I took the test. Good Luck!!!

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.