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NCLEX rules/study material

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zionsma zionsma (New) New

just a quick question, I am taking the NCLEX soon, I am taking the train to Chicago and plan on bringing a binder to study on the train, I was told that if I bring study materials that I will not be allowed in the building..I was just wondering of the actual process, I also heard that lockers where given for personal belongings. any advice will help..thanks in advance :)

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I personally wouldn't bring the study materials because if you don't know something on the day of the exam, you aren't going to know it, so don't worry about it. Many testing coaches and experts strongly advise against additional studying on the day of your exam due to sensory overload and information loading/dumping. Just use your train ride to relax.

Last summer I wrote an article on what to expect at the Pearson Vue Testing Center before, during and after taking NCLEX. Good luck to you.

https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/how-nclex-works-750159.html

I think with all the anxiety/excitement that the actual test day is filled with, you wont even remember what your looking through. The only thing I would suggest is going over labs if you must. You do get a locker where you place all your items and you can only access this during breaks for water or snacks. If you do take material for the train ride, take a purse and place them inside before you enter the testing center and do not touch it until your out of that building.

Ok, this may be a odd question but what are the actual rules when taking the test. I tend to talk to myself when taking tests and I tend to be jittery (tapping my fingers on the board, swiveling my chair back and front) - is that allowed or will they tell me to leave?

sweety_les07, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult Critical Care and PACU Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

Don't bring any study materials at the testing center even though they would provide lockers. They are very strict with that rule.

You are being voice recorded as well. So they may believe you are cheating even though you are just talking to yourself. As far as tapping your fingers, maybe try tapping somewhere that will be less disruptive to other test takers and to avoid getting into any trouble. Good luck.

BeenThereDoneThat74, MSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 26 years experience.

Ok' date=' this may be a odd question but what are the actual rules when taking the test. I tend to talk to myself when taking tests and I tend to be jittery (tapping my fingers on the board, swiveling my chair back and front) - is that allowed or will they tell me to leave?[/quote']

I just took the GRE last week, so I'm sure the same rules apply.

I was worried about me reading out loud (I found that in my old age, I am doing that more). Then, I forgot to put my hair up, so I was playing with my hair. I was stretching with my arms up, and no one seemed to care. As a professor, it made me think about what I witness when I am proctoring, and if someone like me were taking a test, I'd be suspicious of me!

I agree about leaving the book home. Listen to some nice relaxing music (or hard rock, or show tunes, whatever makes you happy) on the way there. You're going to be looking at questions and medical terms for hours. Let your mind relax on the way there. Also, on the way home, you'll be ravaging through your notes second guessing your answers. Music on the way home too. Deal with the consequences if and when you have to.

Good luck!

You are being voice recorded as well. So they may believe you are cheating even though you are just talking to yourself. As far as tapping your fingers, maybe try tapping somewhere that will be less disruptive to other test takers and to avoid getting into any trouble. Good luck.

I would like to hear that voice recording of me taking a test actually.

Ahhh, feel glad you're not sitting next to me during your test.

You asked a questions and I responded trying to be helpful. I don't understand the humor behind your response...

You asked a questions and I responded trying to be helpful. I don't understand the humor behind your response...

Oh sorry. I do appreciate your response to my question :)

Thank you all, for your comments, I will try to leave the material at home :)

Don't take your cellphone. You have to leave it in your car. Or other place

AMR21, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU.

They even made me take my pandora bracelet off.

Don't take your cellphone. You have to leave it in your car. Or other place

Your place didn't offer those sealable bags that only a pearson official can open?