Jump to content

any tips on avoiding NCLEX burnout?

Specializes in Psychiatric, Orthopedics.

i just wanna share my little nclex fail story:

i'm 21 years old.. graduated from nursing school on March 2011 with good grades and a few honors.after grad i took a few months to relax and started reviewing for the boards last May. mind you i was pregnant when i was reviewing so you'd usually find me sleeping with my saunders book beside me.my date to take the nclex was august 5 so i used my time to read saunders(my only resource book) 2 hours in the morning for content, take a nap, read another 2 hours in the afternoon..since i was pregnant i found it a hard time to concentrate, it was like i was always exhausted. :(

i didn't practice that much on answering questions because i was confident that i knew everything about content and pathophysiology (my friends call me a nerd for considering patho my favorite subject hehe) when it was time to test i entered the pearsonvue office with confidence, but when i sat at my computer i got blank.all of a sudden my knees got shaky and i was like ***, every answer choice seemed correct. i didn't take time to read the q's carefully and just clicked away to get the test over with. when i got back to the hotel i was staying i did the pvt and went straight to the cc page.. :(

as of now my parents are the ones shouldering for my kaplan q bank..hubby only works part time at the local gym. i don't want to be a burden to mom and dad but they suggested it's ok. i am very lucky to have parents like them. i got pregnant yet still here they are, loving me unconditionally, believing in their one and only daughter that "she's intelligent even though she failed nclex" theyre the reasons i want to pass nclex, and i thank God for them.. heck they even love hubby, dad and hubby have their own "guys night out gimmick" once a week..hehe i dream of one day giving them a nice house if i do pass nclex in the future. hehe

so here i am again, willing to review another time. wanting to make things right. the thing is i love reviewing, it's just that i get tired easily.any tips on avoiding NCLEX burnout? tips on making nclex review more motivating?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

When I took mine the third and final time I studied just for 2 hours a day when working and 4 hours a day when not working. I took a break when I needed to otherwise i just concentrated on answering questions and reading the rationale. Reading the rationale (even on questioned answered correctly) enabled me to understand what the question was asking


By using the site you agree to our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies.