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  1. I am proud to say that I passed my NLN with a composite score of 130 (=87 percentile). The third time is a charm! It was a long and frustrating road. The testing anxiety, tears, and doubt were very defeating, but the third time was filled with laught...
  2. These are a few tips I've learned from writing test questions for various organizations, including the American Nurses Association and HealthStream. There are also insights gained from coaching nurses in employment entrance exams like Prophecy. ...
  3. How to Be Successful in Microbiology Class

    Microbiology is a very interesting subject. You get to learn about eukaryotes, diseases, and numerous cycles. Overall, it’s not as stressful as anatomy and physiology and is an experience within itself. I have enjoyed this class and will give you tip...
  4. Whether you're a nursing student in A&P, taking the NCLEX for the first (or second) time, or upgrading from LPN to RN, testing is a fact of life. It's where you prove your knowledge base and critical thinking skills. And, unfortunately, it's the ...
  5. Do you remember the first time you heard the words "NCLEX style questions"? Your first formal introduction to NCLEX was most likely during nursing school orientation. Unfortunately, the nursing faculty did not realize students were overwhelmed with n...
  6. NCLEX Study Plan

    I just took my NCLEX-RN April 2017 and I got passed with 75 questions and had about 22-25 SATA questions (I tried not to focus on how many I got, but couldn't help it). I graduated in early December and there were delays from my school for getting an...
  7. Why are SATAs so hard? Did you know that anxiety makes it hard for you to recall information? Imagine you are sitting down to take the NCLEX and the first question is a SATA. Maybe you missed a lot of SATAs in nursing school and have learned t...
  8. Hi Nurse Beth, I was just wondering, I'm currently an aged care Nurse, I'm currently studying my Batchelor of Nursing. I have been having trouble retaining all the information, so I completed a VAK assessment I got 9 As 3-Bs and 18-Cs I was wondering...
  9. Nurse Beth

    15 of My Favorite Study Tips

    Here are some of my best study tips. 1) Use multiple studying methods, and above all, study weeks ahead, not at the last minute. Layered learning is best. 2) Take frequent breaks. Looking at pictures of puppies or animals on your break enhances conce...
  10. AANP FNP exam July 2020

    Hello, I never post on here but I wanted to pay my respect back after studying for a grueling month for the boards and checking this page daily for tips! I just took my AANP FNP exam July 1, 2020 and I passed! I graduated in May and started religious...
  11. What's the magic formula?

    I came in to nursing school wanting to apply years of hands on experience, public health experience, and research. I made all A's up to this point in prerequisites. I scored in the hugh 88 on the TEAS. I also have several degrees before coming into t...
  12. I don't care about just passing my exams to get through nursing school nor just memorizing everything . I want to be able to understand the information and critically utilize it in clinical setting . I want to be a good nurse and give the best holis...
  13. Ever had that moment when you are trying to study and you find that no matter what you do things just are not sticking? Or you can't remember them when that big test comes around? Like me, you probably think that something is just wrong and maybe nur...
  14. I have been enrolled in the Western Governors University online RN-to-BSN degree completion program since May 2014, and so far, I have greatly enjoyed the experience. Each passing grade on an objective assessment or performance task greatly enhances ...
  15. As a nursing student, you're probably wondering how you can be more efficient? Do you really have everything you need? What kind of scrubs should you buy? Should you get the yellow or blue stethoscope? Here's one item that is a MUST BUY... LOL. ...
  16. Hey boys and girls! I'm still trucking along in school but I have come to realize my study habits don't seem to be cutting it for getting the grades that I want. Right now I don't think there seems to be any available resources at school specifically...
  17. To say that the first semester of nursing school is overwhelming would be an incredible understatement. Between being assigned to read 20 textbook chapters a week, skills checkoffs, and your first clinical shifts (not to mention, care plans!), studyi...
  18. Failed 3 Exams

    Hello my nursing students! I am currently a first-year semester nursing student. I don't have the most supportive or encouraging professor which is unfortunate. Every time I try to communicate with her, she'll respond, "Go ask the students who p...
  19. Lev

    NCLEX Facts and FAQ

    Post your NCLEX related questions on this thread. NCLEX-RN test plan: lite https://www.ncsbn.org/2013_NCLEX_RN_Test_Plan.pdf longer https://www.ncsbn.org/2013_NCLEX_RN_Detailed_Test_Plan_Candidate.pdf NCLEX-PN test plan: lite https://www.ncsbn.org/20...
  20. Last week, July 31st to be exact, I took my HESI A2 exam and scored a 90.4% overall! I have used this website multiple times in order to gain more knowledge on what to expect for the HESI and tips on how to study for such a daunting exam. Seeing how ...
  21. Like most of us, nursing is my passion. It has been my childhood dream. I am a graduate of nursing in the Philippines and a PH registered nurse as well. I didn't graduate as a cum laude nor a dean's lister. I am a A- or B+ student but I topped the lo...
  22. When it comes to studying many students are just not sure how to start. Many will end up with failing grades or worst yet - get kicked out of a program. Overloading your brain in the last minute is no way to learn. How to Succeed... Listen...
  23. Can you just skip assigned reading and go straight for the slides ? Because it’s Summer semester I have to read 18 chps in one week then have an exam on top of clinical and other homework it seems impossible do you think I can skip it and only study ...
  24. How does a Nursing Student keep from falling asleep while studying? I'll bet there are 101 ways to stay awake ... power naps, turn off heater, exercise, have a snack, turn up the music. Midterms and Final exams loom on the horizon. What healthy ...
  25. I put this list together in hopes that it will provide comfort to someone experiencing uncertainty or difficulty along their pathway to learning and reaching their goals. I applaud your persistent determination. Some of these tips were passed on to m...