Im taking the NCLEX-PN tomorrow

  1. All of a sudden I'm in panic mode and I do not feel as if I am prepared enough to sit for the boards. For the last 2 weeks or so I have read from the NCLEX-PN practice test and review for about 1 hour a day ( a chapter a day).

    I took a 2 day review course last month, the woman said not to study for 3 days before the exam and as an adult learner only to study for an hour a day. So far a handful of students from my class have gone and passed - all in which studied even the day before. It's too late for me to reschedule, I would have to repay etc. Is there anything I should really review before tomorrow morning that will help me feel more prepared? or should I just focus on relaxing at this point?

    Thanks
    Last edit by mspetite on Aug 17, '06
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  3. by   tcdaniels
    I feel the same way! I am taking the nclex-rn tomorrow for the 2nd time. I felt fine a few days ago but now I have a nervouse stomach. My husband has advised me to walk away and not do anymore questions because now I'm psyching myself out.
  4. by   shanLPN
    Quote from mspetite
    All of a sudden I'm in panic mode and I do not feel as if I am prepared enough to sit for the boards. For the last 2 weeks or so I have read from the NCLEX-PN practice test and review for about 1 hour a day ( a chapter a day).

    I took a 2 day review course last month, the women said not to study for 3 days before the exam and as an adult learner only to study for an hour a day. So far a handful of students from my class have gone and passed - all in which studied even the day before. It's too late for me to reschedule, I would have to repay etc. Is there anything I should really review before tomorrow morning that will help me feel more prepared? or should I just focus on relaxing at this point?

    Thanks
    Try to relax if you can! I took (and passed) my PN boards last week, and I was a nervous wreck the night before I tested.
    I did some reviewing the day before my test, but I also took some time to just veg out in front of the TV.
    Just try to have faith in the education that you received, and remember to breathe while you are testing. If you get stuck on a question, just use the ABC's, Maslow's hierarchy, and the nursing process to determine the answer.
    Good luck! You'll do great
  5. by   mspetite
    Congratulations ShanLPN !!!!!! Thank you for your encouraging words

    tcdaniels - me too. I was perfectly fine up until today. I will keep my fingers crossed for you. Is your test a 9am too?
  6. by   tcdaniels
    My test is at 8:30am! I don't think I'm going to do anymore questions but I am going to review my kaplan book a little....not much. I just have to try to remain calm...Mind over matter, right?!

    Good luck to you!
  7. by   EricJRN
    Many people would say to relax. Think about all of the time you've spent in school so far and all you've learned along the way. I just don't think you'll learn that much more in one day.
  8. by   mspetite
    tcdaniels - My test is at 9 but they say to arrive for 8:30. Yes, definetly try to remain calm ( I have to take my own advise-lol). I have a habit of reading a question and think its asking one thing, when its really asking another. So I'm going to have to go really slow and we both will just have to do the best we can.

    We should chat again either tomorrow or sometime over the weekend for support

    Lots of luck to you!!!
  9. by   mspetite
    EricEnfermero - I think your very correct about trying to learn more in one day. Ive actually tried to sit down and study and at this point, nothing is sinking in because of feeling nervous and anxious etc. Relax I will

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