Final Tips Before the Board Examination (3/3)
- Wake up early.
- Perform mental exercises.
- Avoid studying before going to the testing area. This will just increase your anxiety.
- Keep in mind that the following are not allowed once the test has started:
- Cellular phone use
- Review notes
- Talking with seat mates
- Giving signs or gestures to other test-takers
- Avoid discussing topics with a friend.
Take a look on the situation:
“Mary and Diana are both taking the board examination. While waiting for the examination to start Diana asked Mary which is used for alcohol detoxification, Librium or Lithium. Mary rationalized that it’s Lithium. Diana corrected her friend by discussing that Lithium is an antimanic while Librium is used for alcohol detoxification. Diana’s confidence is reinforced while Mary is telling herself that her friend is knowledgeable than her.”
This situation is very common among test-takers. In an argument of a certain topic, one would be reinforcing his or her confidence while the other person will feel down and think that the other person is knowledgeable and better than him or her.
Confidence is one important thing to pass the board the board exam. To prevent anyone from pulling your confidence level down is by avoiding discussing concepts and brainstorming on the day of exam. Remember the first step in passing the board exam is by believing that you can make it by having CONFIDENCE.
- Start your test with a silent prayer
Praying not only lowers anxiety but it gives you a divine intervention and guidance in taking the test. Our brain is incapable of memorizing all the concepts and topics in all nursing books. That is why we need to ask wisdom from the Almighty Coach as we take the test.
Before I end this article, I would like to share how worried am I when I am about to take the board examination. The most agonizing part is trying to figure out what might possibly come out of the test. But every time I feel this way I just read this passage from the bible and I am strengthened and my confidence is reinforced (I have shared this one in my previous article). The verse is taken from James 1:5 where it says, ““If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives GENEROUSLY to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” Just believe and never doubt. You can pass that test!
God bless you all future RN’s!
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