Quote from shy_nurse604
I'm feeling the pressure at this point
my exam is Feb 3rd but I'm also working 2 long shifts (12 hours) and 2 short shifts (8 hours) between now and then
I wish I felt more confident...I'm working on as many questions as I can but it's overwhelming
I don't know how much I'm actually learning but I'm going to keep working on it.
I worked everyday up until the day before I took my test. I spent that day studying only until 6pm then quit. I didn't want to freak myself out. I watch 3 hours of tv and went to bed. When I got up the next morning, I ate 3 scrambled eggs, some sausage, and toast with oj. I didn't bring any materials with me to study. I didn't want to have that urge because it will only have created more panic.
Before I started studying, I tried to determine my weak points. This way, I was geared to more of a focus. I isolated questions from a disc (i had the nclex made incredibly easy) to determine that. I did all of the ethical quesitons, then the psych, then peds, then maternal, then med/surg. I figured that med/surg needed to be my focus. And that's what I studied.
Be sure to use your time wisely and don't let anyone else try to take it from you. This is very important! But also remember not to doubt yourself. This is what you've been waiting for all your life. YOU made it through nursing school, and that IS NOT an easy task.
If you need anything, just let me know.