Your NCLEX exam is just around the corner. You have only a few short weeks to prepare for the exam that will qualify you to practice nursing in Canada. Time is tight and the stress is starting to build. What is your next step?
You didn't make it this far on your ability to guess multiple-choice questions. Don't let your nerves get the better of you. If you need reassurance of your skills, pull out your old quizzes and review your correct answers. Then pour yourself a cup of tea, take a deep breath and prepare your study station for exploring your incorrect answers.
Clear a space in your home or office that is free of clutter. Prepare your notes and reference material into content packages of similar subject matter. Use a large binder to organize your work or create individual study paks.
Take a break from your social media world and commit to your NCLEX preparation. If you are having trouble letting go of platforms like Facebook and Twitter, download a blocking app to your computer. The StayFocused app works well to limit or deny access to any site that you deem counterproductive. You might also want to turn your phone to the 'do not disturb' setting, for at least portions of the day.
Study, Create, Assess
Review your content packages and make notes on the areas you are least comfortable with. Take these notes and create quizzes or flashcards. Use these assessment tools to quiz yourself.
Apply for a NCLEX prep course to ensure your knowledge is of the high standard needed to pass the NCLEX exam. Programs, like the one offered by PRIMED Educational Associates, will help you put the final touches on your NCLEX preparation. PRIMED offers two-day courses that review the many different nursing topics that will be covered on the NCLEX. The review is based on the most recent NCSBN Test Plan for the NCLEX. Along with this review, students will receive helpful tips for studying, computer adapted testing, clinical calculations and demonstrating proper nursing policy, law and ethics. The course provides students with 16 hours of classroom time, a 200-page study guide and ongoing support from the PRIMED team.
Enter the exam with the confidence you have earned and walk away a registered nurse.