Needing some encouragement!!

  1. Ive been trying and I mean TRYING, to study for NC4 but I feel like I wont be able to do it. I feel so down everytime I sit down to study I start procrastinating I see so much material. I think Im a little scared. Please help!! I came here cuz everyone is so supportive and caring. I need a few words of encouragement. Please pray for me!
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  3. by   Pixie.RN
    To quote Yoda:

    "There is no try. There is only do."

    Now get off the computer and go study! Break the material down into sections and just take it one section at a time. If you look at the entirety of the exam, it can be intimidating. Just go one step at a time. You CAN do it.
  4. by   RNandRRT
    I agree. Spend a few days with each section individually, using the content guide to steer you.

    You can absolutely tackle this. Don't think about the exam, just focus on learning what you need from each section to be a good nurse. Then when you take the exam it should come naturally.
  5. by   Raggedy Ann
    anurse2b...Listen to all of the above advice, and you will be a nurse. We will all get through this one step and obstacle at a time. Lunah gave me the same advice, and it worked for me. I will be sending you Positive Vibes,Calming Thoughts, and Powerful Prayers. Good Luck and Best wishes! Traci
  6. by   platanos1
    When I studied for the NCLEX I just took my time. I put two months aside. I know that seems alot but I studied
    a little each day. I did 50-75 questions on the computer. Anything I missed I went back to review. I kept a notebook. During that time I went on vacation, took the kids on day trips. Before I knew it my test day was up.
    I would not have passed if I did not study. I had no prior hospital experience aside from my clinicals. Yes there are some people who can pass without studying. I was not one of those people. I had 261 questions. Alot of the
    questions I had at the end were very similar to my review questions. Also when you take the test prepare yourself
    mentally to go pass 75 questions. Not everybody stops at 75. If you goes past 75 take lots of breaks.
    I took breaks all the way up to question 249. Good luck. You will do well.
  7. by   Pixie.RN
    platanos1, this isn't the NCLEX we're discussing -- it's an Excelsior College nursing exam.
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  9. by   Raggedy Ann
    Quote from platanos1
    Good Advice...Wrong discussion. LOL! I put your words of wisdom in my NCLEX Folder for later use. Thanks! Traci
  10. by   JulesRN10
    i agree! i am in the same boat with microbiology...but i have finally listened to the above advice, and as hard as it is to do, when i break it down, allow myself to believe that i do not have to learn the whole thing today, i find it much easier to concentrate on the task at hand. even some of the sections have been too big, so i just break it down and do what i can each day. that much is that much closer to the goal, which is to learn the material, be able to apply the concepts, become a great nurse. it will all happen, it just takes time. my mom keeps saying "rome wasn't built in a day." i keep reminding myself that these classes/information weren't either! you can do it!!!
  11. by   anurse2b
    thanks to all of you that have helped me out! i have been breaking stuff down and im doing it! (really doing it lunah ) thanks again to all of you!
  12. by   Pixie.RN
    Good girl! Sometimes it's tough to make yourself study ... I know, trust me. It's beautiful out, I just finished two 12's in a row, and I just want to be a sun-worshiping vegetable today, but nooooo, I'm writing a paper for Economics. Ugh.

    Keep up the good work!!
  13. by   toby4
    When looking at the whole content guide at once it can become very overwhelming...but if you take one section at a time and try not to concentrate on how much you have to do and try to concentrate on what you can get done on one step at a time it may become much simplier to put it all together...sometimes we just try to do it all at once and it makes things hard to can do this try to give yourself just alittle break....
  14. by   DebanamRN
    I actually just bought the studyguide101 material. I just spent 3 days home with the kids and realized I got next to nothing done. They are awesome (the studyguides, the kids need to go back to school), I am cross referencing them with the content guide and practice tests. Much easier to take in small increments. Because, believe me, I'm ready to toss this stuff out the window!