Wow, so you tried the trick and it would take you straight to the credit card page? How soon after testing did you check? I sure hope I passed; I've gotten my hopes way up!
As for my studying techniques. The past 3 times I took it, I only focused on questions! (because everyone kept telling me that I know the material; I must just be bad at the questions) The thing is, I know myself better than anyone else. And, I knew that I had a content problem. So, I took the focus off of the question format, and more on what I needed to know to become a safe nurse. I kept reminding myself why I wanted to become a nurse in the first place. For me, I had to relearn basic content from Hurst and then once I thought I knew the material well enough, I started testing my knowledge with the Lipincott questions. That's what I did...I hope that helps. Try to put your nerves aside and have quality study time:-) As for meds, I am going to be completely honest with you...I did not study them very much. I learned the main meds like digoxin, lidocaine, -pril were ace inhibitors, -lol were beta blockers, etc. Maybe that wasn't the best way, but I knew I couldn't memorize drugs. I just learned basic classifications, studied main drugs and moved on. Hope this helps!