In order to succeed on the NCLEX, you must make sure that you prepare for your exam in advance. One of the things you will want to do before you go through your exam is to prepare yourself for what you will face during the actual test. Take a good look at your medical history. If you have any pre-existing conditions, make sure you inform your nurse before you go into the exam room.
Do you have any pre-existing conditions such as depression, diabetes, lung disease, sleep apnea, or breast cancer? You will also want to make sure that you and your family know what medications you are taking. The same goes for prescription drugs. They should be listed on your doctor’s record and if not, contact your doctor to find out if you can substitute an alternate medicine.
You should be aware that many questions ask for a medical history from you that will be used to decide what tests to run, how much testing you should receive, and other patient’s comfort issues. All of this information will affect how well you do on the NCLEX.
You should also familiarize yourself with the exam format. It usually consists of two parts. Part one includes health history questions, the actual exam, and part two involve diagnostic questionnaires.
Health history questions may include asking you if you are taking any medications, whether you smoke, your allergies, and the number of hours that you sleep per night. Questions about your medical history and medication use should be clear and concise. If you don’t feel comfortable answering certain questions, get a second opinion. Also, remember that sometimes the questions on the diagnostic questionnaires have been edited by the examiners to remove irrelevant items so it’s best to review the questions carefully.
In part one of the NCLEX exam, you will also receive several diagnostic questionnaires. The general questions will be on your knowledge and understanding of nursing education, working as a nursing assistant, being a manager in a health care facility, and similar clinical areas.
When it comes to preparing for the NCLEX exam, the first thing that you need to do is review your exam results. Make sure that you know where you stood in the exam. You should be able to answer all of the questions in the affirmative.
Then you will need to review what you learned. Take a look at the NCLEX textbook that is used in the exam. This book may contain notes that give you reminders of the material covered in the exam. It’s a good idea to review these notes on a regular basis so that you don’t forget anything that may be vital to passing the exam.
While preparing for the NCLEX exam, it’s also important to get some practice nursing exams. This will give you a feel for the exam.
The exam is timed so that you have about five minutes to take each exam and answer as many questions as possible. Take time to answer all of the questions as accurately as possible. This way you won’t have to worry about time delays during the actual exam.
Taking the NCLEX nursing exam is not easy, but it is possible topass. When you start preparing, take it seriously but don’t over think it, that way you will make the exam easier for yourself.