I learned that one of the biggest reasons why I was failing was because I wasn’t prepared mentally and technically. I didn’t have a clear idea of what I needed to do in order to pass. I didn’t even know if I was going to pass or not, because it’s never hit me that often. I just kept thinking I would, and then I would…then I got disappointed when I didn’t. And then I started getting really discouraged, and I didn’t know what to do anymore. This cycle repeated itself four times before I finally found some help.
One of the best pieces of advice I got on how to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN was to get a tutor. Having a qualified tutor to guide and coach you through the process has helped me many times, and I know it will help you too. I got three tutors and I still can’t believe how much better I’ve done since I started using them. My scores have been climbing steadily since I got a tutor, and I now know exactly what to expect on the day of the test.
What I learned the most from my tutors was the importance of focus and precision. I’m still a beginner at the NCLEX-RN and taking the exam was a big challenge for me. I didn’t really study, so my chances of passing were pretty slim. My attention span was very short, and I couldn’t keep track of everything I was reading. This resulted in me forgetting information I wanted to remember. But I also found that my concentration was improved when I took notes or described the information I needed in my own words.
Another thing I learned from my tutors is that the NCLEX-RN is different from other standardized tests in that it includes three multiple-choice questions that must be answered correctly to pass. I learned that the easiest way to pass the NCLEX-RN is to review the three questions to answer “Do you know?” and practice clicking away at my mouse as I visualized the answer in my mind.
Once I mastered the three questions, I learned that I had about forty seconds to answer the questions. If I spent a few seconds chewing on a gum, then I would have time to think about the answer. I looked at my watch and noticed that I only had ten seconds to answer the three questions, so I knew I had to do it quick. I started looking at the clock and saw that there were only about thirty seconds left. I knew I had enough time to take a drink and wait for my time to be expired before I could answer the questions on the NCLEX-RN.
I took a deep breath, relaxed, and waited. I focused on counting my breaths and focusing on my breathing to calm myself down. I counted to ten and began to breathe deeply again. Then I asked myself if I understood the three questions I had just learned. Only after I replied “Yes”, did I slow down my pace and answer my own questions.
I believe these tips will help you learn how to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN exam. Study well and pay attention to your studying schedule. Plan ahead and know your material. Make sure you have prepared adequately for the NCLEX. Have fun while studying!