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  • Boards!

    8 posts, 7 voices, 606 views, started Sep 14, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, September 14, 2008 by Pamck2003

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    • Amethyst
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      Just wondering if anyone has advice on sitting for boards.  I just graduated from an LVN program and am going to take the NCLEX at the end of the month.  I’m a little nervous and appreciate any advice....Thanks!



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          Shelley Spehn wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Stay calm, read each question and ask yourself what are they asking? Is this an infection control question, delegation, priority etc. Then read each answer, use your critical thinking and you will do fine. I took the LPN board about 28 years ago. and about 5 years ago I took my RN boards. I passed each test without problem. I used CD’s this last time I practiced daily about 100 questions. Kaplan is a good one but mosby’s etc are also good. I used about 3 different test guides.



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          Nancie wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Hi - first of all, congratulations!!  Second - GOOD LUCK!!  Just like mentioned in another post, you have the information.  The review courses are great tools to help you organize the information you have learned and taking the practice tests are especially helpful.  I just took my RN NCLEX this past Tuesday and found out Wednesday I passed happy.  Have faith - you will do great!! let us know how you do!!   I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hands folded in prayer happy



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          Shari Tenner wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • I took my LVN boards while in RN school and then took those boards as well. I remember identifying what my weakness was and then bought a review book and boned up on that.  My weakness was diabetes and anemia—so I studied those things but basically kept my ears and eyes opened and learned from the situation at hand—-working with the patients. I never doubted that I would pass the first time.  Like graduating from school, the boards were just another task to be done and mastered.  Good luck with everything.  Enjoy working with the patients and soak up all the information that you can, review all the charts, take in all the information and process it all.  Learn to think critically and you will be awesome.



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