I was accepted to WCCCD Spring 2012 RN Nursing Program. Any, How to Prepare Advice? - page 6

So, what happens next? Any advice? What should I brush up on? What books should I read now, while waiting for the program to begin? Uniforms/equipment requirements? Medical/insurance requirement?... Read More

  1. by   rbrandnew
    When time permits, I will start a, 'what I know now, that I wish I had known prior to starting the nursing program' thread.
    After starting the program, I developed test anxiety, which is something brand new and very unfamiliar to me.
    And all the preparation that I put into being prepared, paled by comparison to the overwhelming stress and chaotic pace of the actual program.

    But the link below, really helped me calm down and if you believe in the power of positive thinking and visualization, then it may help you too. In the meantime, I had a big test tomorrow from approximately 9:15am- 10:15am EDT and I would really appreciate all the visualization I can get. Please help by reviewing the link and then tomorrow please visualize, Authors, Kozier, Erb and Berman whispering the answers in my ear and my grandmother and father smiling at me when I get my test results back.

    (this is only make sense if you view the link below)

    Thank you

    Magical Easy Relaxation Technique for Taking Exams! - YouTube
  2. by   Do-over
    Just remember - thousands of us have made it through this program - you can to!
  3. by   rbrandnew
    Thank you Do-over and yes I will. In fact several of my classmates and I tried the above technique and...we all passed extremely well! Why, because we were able to block out all the external and internal negatively and just relax, believe and succeed.
  4. by   rbrandnew
    In case anyone is wondering if all my preparation has made my first 7 1/2 weeks easier than others, surprisingly, it did not.

    Why? Because it's not practice that make perfect, it's applying the appropriate practice to the appropriate goal that makes perfect. And unfortunately, it was not until I actually started the program and found myself doing poorly, that I understood
    I had not practiced appropriately for this program.

    Fortunately for me, my doing poorly was getting lower grades than I had expected to receive, but not doing so poorly, that it was impossible for me to pass my courses. And most fortunately for me, I discovered the appropriate nursing, test taking strategies before it was too late. And now, not only do I feel confident about passing my first 7 1/2 weeks, but I also feel confident about successfully completing the program.

    I know that many of my classmates are struggling, therefore I will start two new threads: WCCCD What I Know Now That I Wish I Had Known. And-- Exam Strategies for WCCCD Class of 2013.
    Last edit by rbrandnew on Feb 17, '12
  5. by   rbrandnew
    See, For WCCCD and other students. Test strategies I've learned.