Final Tips Before the Board Examination (1/3)
Things to Do A Week Before the Nursing Licensure Examination
Nurses who are going to take the nursing licensure examination have one thing in common at this point in time – they are all stress, worried and very anxious about the upcoming board examination. Some are maybe taking time to rest and relax while most are quite busy scanning notes, recalling the discussed concepts and joining group studies for brainstorming purposes. Before that big test future RNs, the following things are very important to do:
A week before the examination
- Give yourself a break and relax.
We all want to pass that big test so we should study. But too much stress and escalating anxiety won’t help you improve your brain functioning. Remember that one essential factor in passing that big test is by having a well-rested brain. It is advisable to relax a week before the examination. You studied so much for the past months it’s time to reward your body and brain with RELAXATION.
- Fit your uniform.
Uniforms should be fitted a week before the examination to make some adjustments if necessary. Some test-takers have anxiety during the day of the exam not because of the questions asked but because of their uniforms. Most nurses gain weight during the review session thus, it is necessary to check the uniform ahead. Also, examine your uniforms for some torn areas or for missing buttons. You don’t want to be late on your big test because of your uniform problem. Always remember, on the day of the exam your FOCUS should be the exam alone and not your uniform.
- Visit the area where you are assigned to take the test
If you are not familiar with the place where you are going to take the test, visit it a week earlier and familiarize the route going there. Be aware of the time needed to reach the testing area from where you are staying and know the fastest way to get there. You do not want to be anxious on the examination day because of being lost or late due to the unfamiliar route.
- Get rid of those depressing problems and emotional baggage
For those who are in a romantic relationship, it is essential that you ask your partner or beau to give you a week free of quarrel. Having a fight on or before the examination isn’t helpful and could be a major cause of failure.
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