Nursing Board Exam Tips 02: Starting Out by LittleNars

August 31st, 2009 by Dianne Peña

Since the start for the Nursing Licensure Examination review for November 2009 is coming, (or better yet, already starting for some…) and since I’ve experienced reviewing for the June 2009 NLE myself, here are some of my tips for you:

5. If you are planning to review with the help of a review center, make sure that you are comfortable and convenient with the price, location, population, and schedule because the least that you can have in reviewing is additional S-T-R-E-S-S (Review is enough stress already). Mind you, it is not about the popularity, percentage of passing or the “L” whispers (if there’s such thing) of the review center because if you would go for that and disregard the above, it ain’t going to work for you. Review is about RECALL and ROUTINE.

when i was scouting for a review center

when i was scouting for a review center

4. When your review class starts, make sure to take down notes (don’t be lazy), listen attentively and recite if it requires you to recite in chorus until you get sick of those repetitions because that is one strategy that will really help you recall and retain the lessons.  The more senses you use, the more retention you’ll gain.

P.S During the examinations, I honestly think of my notes of where I have written the things I need to remember to answer the test questions correctly. It never failed me.

3. Practice answering previous board exam questions BUT DO NOT BUY BOOKLETS AT THE STALLS ALONG PRC. Their answer key is a disaster. (This tip was my only regret when I was reviewing. I focused myself into answering NCLEX questions because they said that the board is now NCLEX type, WHICH WAS NOT —for the June 2009 NLE) You can buy previous board exam booklets in your respective review centers or ask your friends to buy for you (if you’re self-reviewing) or lend you theirs if their finished.

i was answering this, i almost finished it. ALMOST:p

i was answering this, i almost finished it. ALMOST:p

2. Always read your notes or the test questions provided for you every after your review class. Don’t let it wait and multiply. You won’t want yourself to be overflowed with review materials when the board exam is near and go gaga of what to read first— you can’t finish it, I tell you. The more the date is coming, the less should be your reviewing (you should have reviewed it by that time already) because you need to RELAX.

all the questionnaires from my review center...

all the questionnaires from my review center...

1. NEVER BORROW REVIEW MATERIALS FROM OTHER REVIEW CENTERS IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED TO ANOTHER REVIEW CENTER. It will just confuse you. It’s OK to share a little, some mnemonics or technique, ask them on how to better understand a topic but not EVERYTHING. You and your friends will just end up debating and all. Also, you wont have anytime meeting with your friends because they are also busy reviewing and your schedule doesn’t compliment.

So there, I hope these will help you in your review… There will be more coming, so stay tuned. LOL. God Bless Nurses.

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*more nursing board exam tips here.
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12 Responses to “Nursing Board Exam Tips 02: Starting Out by LittleNars”

  1. clarrise Says:

    fantastic tips! 🙂 thanks for the comment on my version of board exam tips post… yep, God is the greatest! 😀

  2. Joseph Says:

    thanks for the tips! I hope I can pass the November 2009 exams.

  3. Dianne Peña Says:

    @joseph- there will be more so keep posted. hehe GOB BLESS and GOOD LUCK!:)

  4. Says:

    Nursing Board Exam Tips 03: During review hours……

    Your biggest enemy is of you BEING SLEEPY. DON’T FORCE YOURSELF TO REVIEW IF YOU DO, you’re just wasting your time. If you are sleepy during a review class, go out and stretch for a few minutes. I tell you, it is better than staying inside the room and…

  5. joida Says:

    hello…thank you for the tips… i-pray mo ako ha na maka-pasa ako this November.. i am from dapitan city and wer’e having our review here at Silliman. may sun ka? tawagan mo naman ako para maka-ask ako ng help.. 09322472593

  6. Lhen Saclolo Says:

    hey nice tips… Actually all the words that you said can help many students who was about to take board this coming November…
    so keep it up!!!

    to all GOOD LUCK and God Bless

  7. ken Says:

    Nurses!!!!!!!!!!!!! grab your license!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!he2. .

  8. cindy Says:

    tnx for the fantastic tips its a good help for me to boost my motivation
    to study well. god bless you.

  9. m.c. Says:

    ako gamit ko faber castell exam pencil nice tool to use for board exam

  10. charyfel Says:

    thank you po sa mga tips malaking tulong po eto pra sa akin para di po ako malilito kung paano ko sisimulan ang pagre reveiw ko.

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