While a good nursing review program with a reputable nursing review center will help greatly in the exam preparation process, nursing board examinees must effectively manage the time they spend attending review classes in order to increase their chances of performing well in the June 2009 Nurse Licensure Examination.
A structured and comprehensive nursing review program will only be effective if examinees adhere to it conscientiously and use it to their best advantage. Here’s how:
Take good notes. Take note of basic nursing concepts, key terms, definitions, and examples. Take note of the points emphasized by nursing lecturers like CBQs (Common Board Questions) and nursing bullets. Make sure you know what nursing topics your lecturers spent a lot of time discussing and keep your notes organized and legible. Also ask if you can record nursing lectures. Listening to nursing lectures at home or during a long commute will help you greatly in your review.
Mind where you sit. Sit in the front row so you can hear the lectures well. Sitting where your nursing lecturer can see you will help you be more attentive in your nursing review class. This will also discourage you from engaging in useless chatter or sleeping in class.
Read any lecture hand-outs given to you in advance. Highlight or mark any topics you feel you need to focus on and do some further reading at home. This will also give you the opportunity to prepare questions on topics that you find difficult to grasp.
Ask questions. You may have encountered nursing questions during your supplemental review that you need help on so do not hesitate to seek your lecturer’s assistance especially if the topic is his or her area of expertise.
After each review session, read your notes. Reciting or reading your notes aloud will help you remember the nursing topics you have covered.
Stick to your review schedule. Even if you feel you already know the specific concept scheduled for the day, attend your review classes because the whole point of attending review classes is to be refreshed on nursing topics you have previously learned or mastered in nursing school. And if you have to miss a review session, make sure to ask your classmates (and lecturer) about what topics you have missed and go over their notes if you can.
Take pre-tests and post-tests seriously. Your nursing review center has prepared pre-tests and post-tests for each and every nursing concept included in your review program. Analyze your test results to help you identify which topics you already know and which topics you need to further review on. Take note of the answers to all the questions as there is a likelihood that similar questions will be asked during the actual nursing board exam.
Get enough rest, nutrition, and hydration. Preparing for the June 2009 Nurse Licensure Examination means that you have to be well-rested and well-nourished in order to keep you alert and boost energy levels throughout your nursing review sessions. You also need to remember to take short breaks in order to invigorate yourself for the long review hours ahead.
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