Posted by on Apr 14, 2019

OK! You have been studying for your licensing exam. Now, you have only one month left for exam. What is one thing you can do to make the best out of this one month? Review your notes! Do as many reviews as you can with what you already have. For example, if you are our comprehensive student for NCLEX, you have the notes with you. You already learned everything from the video lectures and live webinars. Now, don’t try to learn something new. Instead, review what you have learned. Make sure your brain remembers what you have learned so far. Do more questions and apply what you know. Stop trying to cram up your brain with new information and materials you have just found from somewhere else. Instead focus on your notes, your review, the practice with questions.  This is also the time to take an exit exam and see where you stand. So, go ahead, take those notes and review!

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Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

NMC(UK) has made changes to CBT Part 1 exam from April 5th, 2019.

– The decision as to whether a candidate passes or fails the CBT is governed by an overall pass mark. This means that candidates must achieve the overall pass mark for their exam to pass the CBT. For Adult Nursing the overall pass mark is 68%. It is not required to score 90% in critical questions now.
– Number of questions and time remains the same (120 multiple choice questions to be completed in 4 hours)
– You may sit the CBT up to three times as part of one application, with a minimum of 10 days between each sitting. If you are unsuccessful after your permitted attempts, your application will close. You’ll be required to submit a new application and will not be able to sit the CBT again for a minimum of six months.

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2019

    A common complaint we all make, we don’t have time. We feel like 24 hours a day is not enough for us. In fact, everything is possible in 24 hours, people have done that! If someone can do it, we should also be able to do it. The issue here is not lack of time, the issue is lack of time management. I would like to share some thoughts on time management – watch this video (Simon says_Time management)

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Posted by on Mar 27, 2019

                               Well, you are now an experienced exam taker. The result is not what you wished for, but you do know now how the exam looks like. You have the first-hand experience of what you are going to encounter next time you sit in front of that computer. You also know what “failing in NCLEX” feels like. You had your share of negative comments and stress from that experience. Now, it is time to keep everything where it belongs: – in the past! What you have now is today and maybe your tomorrows!

Let’s work with what we have because the past is something you cannot change (unless you watch too much sci-fi movies and do time travels). If you are a repeat test taker, ask these three questions yourself and answer them honestly. This is your own personal psychotherapy!

  1. Did I do my best with the exam preparation? (Really?? Are you sure this is ALL you could do to be your best??)
  2. What am I doing differently this time so that I can pass this time? (Well, unless you are changing something from the way you did it last time, you cannot expect a different result, can you? If you are still studying the same day you will get the same results)
  3. Is this a priority for me? (You know what, forget passing this exam, if this is not a priority for you)

So now, you probably know what to do! All the best!

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Posted by on Mar 27, 2019

                                           “Hopeless” and “Worthless” These are the two most common words nurses respond with when they fail the NCLEX exam. It is sad to hear them, and I can only imagine the way they feel!! Some people will pause their life altogether when they see “fail” in that quick result page. But is that it? How are you becoming worthless and hopeless just because you didn’t pass an exam? 

You are worth way more than any exam result. It’s true that you cannot go back to that test day and change your answers, neither can you alter the result which came on the computer screen.  But there is one thing you can do, change the ending of your next test result. The power to create a beautiful ending to your journey with a “pass” and “success” is already within you. You might have to something different this time. You might have to put in more efforts, you might have to add more time and work, but it’s worth it.

So stop feeling hopeless and worthless when the ability to change the outcome is within you. One thing I know, negative thoughts like hopelessness and worthlessness won’t get you anywhere positive, it won’t make you successful. So change something today, because you can create your own tomorrow.

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