Now that you have finally graduated from a nursing degree, the next step to take is to study for the NCLEX. Taking the NCLEX needs preparation, for fresh graduates and for Paramedic to RN program graduates alike. Below are some ideas to help you study for it.
1. Find a review center.
These days it is common for nursing graduates to enroll in a review center for a 6-month review for the nursing licensure examination. This is a good way to study because the center provides helpful materials that can help you with the exam. They will also invite lecturers who are knowledgeable in the field of nursing.
The review center also offers a mock exam so students will be able to know what the exam day is going to be like.
2. Find a good study guide.
If you don’t have the budget for a review, studying by yourself is a good alternative. For some people, this may even the best way to prepare. Finding a good study guide for the NCLEX is important. Go to bookshops or nurse mentors and ask for recommendations on what books or guides are good.
3. Connect with former classmates and friends who are also taking the exam.
Schedule a group study with them so you know how your study pace is. This will also give you a chance to know what materials your friends is using and if they are worth studying. Most importantly, this is a wonderful chance to catch up with friends on their review and their lives in general.
4. Make flashcards to help you remember terms and questions better.
Making flashcards is an easy way for you to remember what you have just learned. You can even use them in different colors so that it can further help you memorize terms better.
5. Stay healthy and get a good rest.
Stress will not do you any good. So make sure that you eat well as you prepare for the exam. Also, try to get a good night’s sleep before the exam. You want to wake up well rested and ready to survive through the day.