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Taking NCLEX-RN Tomorrow!!


Specializes in Neuro Intensive Care. Has 1 years experience.

It's the final count down!! After three years, 6000 nclex questions, and countless hours of studying; it's time!! And I am so, so, so nervous. I have horrible test anxiety and would love some pointers from previous takers that didn't let their anxiety get the best of them!

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

What helped me is:

1. Making mock exams- started with the minimum amount of questions, then added the amount of questions by 40-50 until I got to the maximum; reviewed each mock exams questions and rationales.

2. Scheduled my exam in the afternoon to prevent oversleeping and ensure adequate time to have a healthy breakfast and lunch to prevent nerves and/or low blood sugar.

3. Not cramming.

Hope this helps!

Good Luck! I second everything LadyFree has already said. Id also like to add that you should take breaks when you need them and when you start to feel frazzled during your exam you should stop, close your eyes, and take a deep breath.

Remember that you will not know everything on the exam and you will come across things that you might not know. Just critically think to the best of your ability and move on it the next question. You prepared to the best of your ability and now it is time to put that knowledge to work!

Very best wishes...keep us updated!

I wish you will PASS the exam.. Have a strong confidence and give your BEST! YOU can DO it!!!!

I am taking the exam too next Month.. :)