Do’s and Don’ts of Nursing School Part 4 of 5

Do’s and Don’ts of Nursing School Part 4 of 5

In this 5-part series for Nursing.org, Caroline Porter Thomas of the nursing channel EmpoweRN covers the Do's and Don'ts of Nursing School! In Part 4, she encourages us to not get too upset with difficult exam questions!

Do’s and Don’ts of Nursing School Part 4 of 5

In this 5-part series for Nursing.org, Caroline Porter Thomas of the nursing channel EmpoweRN covers the Do’s and Don’ts of Nursing School! In Part 4, she encourages us to not get too upset with difficult exam questions!

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    Hi, guys. Welcome to Nursing.org. My name is Caroline Porter Thomas, and we are going over our dos and don’ts of nursing school. This is the fourth video out of five. And, in this video, I’m going to go over don’t get upset with very difficult exam questions.

    So, I remember my first exam. I was fresh off of acing Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, all those really difficult classes. And I was ready to pound and ace nursing school. Well, when I got my first exam, I was so upset. I was like, this covers absolutely nothing that we read, nothing that we went over in lecture. What the hey? So, I was very upset. The questions were very difficult. I didn’t understand them. It was just very difficult.

    So, I realize, though, that these are the questions. That’s just how they’re going to be. NCLEX questions are NCLEX questions are NCLEX questions. And that’s not going to change. So, the harder the questions are in your exams, the more they’re prepping you for the NCLEX. Because, let me tell you, as many questions as I completed prior, in nursing school and on my own, the NCLEX was so incredibly hard. It was the hardest exam that I had ever taken.

    So, even though I was well-prepped, it was still incredibly difficult. So, the harder the question, the more you just have to take a deep breath, do some oms or something. And just do your best to clear your mind and say, OK, I need to learn this. It’s not a matter of me trying to prove that the professor is wrong. It’s I need to understand this for myself, because I might see this question again, or I might see a similar question.

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    So, that is my video for the day. I really hope that you like the tip. So, stay tuned. We’re going to go over the fifth and final video in the series. And I cannot wait to see you in the next video! All right, guys. Stay focused, stay driven, and come back to Nursing.org all the time! I’ll see you then. Bye!

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