Final Tips Before the Board Examination (2/3)

Things to do the night before the board examination

  • Sleep early

Give yourself a long rest before the test. Studying the night before that big test will not really help. Why? Because the more you scan your notes, the more you get anxious because you are not done with this topic and you forget this and that. And because of the escalating anxiety you decided to stay up the whole night. The following day, your head feels different due to the lack of sleep and your brain is exhausted. You’ve done so much for how many months of studying so rest yourself. This is the part where you just have to entrust everything to the Almighty Coach. You’ve done you’re best, let God or Allah do the rest.

  • Sleep in a quiet and peaceful area

If you are living in a room with noisy roommates where sleeping early and peacefully is impossible to achieve you should set aside money to rent a hotel room for you to sleep well the night before that big test. Trust me, having a satisfied sleep before the exam is beneficial to your brain.

  • Prepare your uniform

Uniforms should be pressed and placed in a hanger the night before the test. Some test-takers neglect the importance of this part because pressing uniforms is a very easy task. However, you should be ready ahead. This prevents you from being late and becoming anxious if electrical problems might occur on the day of the exam and your uniforms are not yet pressed.

  • Prepare the things that you have to bring on the big test
  1. Notice of Admission (don’t ever forget this)
  2. PRC receipt
  3. Pencils ( I suggest you bring 3 pencils)
  4. Non-programmable calculator
  5. Big brown envelope
  6. Candies or snacks
  7. Water
  8. Other required things
  • Plan your meals the following day

Your breakfast should consist of foods that promote maximal brain functioning. Remember, eating a heavy breakfast might make you feel lethargic during the day. Taking the exam with a very full stomach might distract your focus on answering the questions. Eating too little also would result to pangs of hunger throughout the day. (See section on foods that improve grades)

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Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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