How Nurses Can Limit Distractions

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    Do you get distracted when studying for your exams? How many times have you told yourself you need to focus and get it done? But you keep getting distracted by things around you. In this article, I share tips that will help you limit distractions and focus on your studies and pass your NCLEX exam. Turn off your cell phone Your cell phone is a major source of distraction. With all the buzzing, updating, tweeting, calling and messaging that goes on, you are probably hooked to your phone. Opt to switch your phone off or have it on […]

Do you know where to find NCLEX review classes?

The worst feeling you ever could have is when you attempt the NCLEX exam and fail. Failing the NCLEX exam will crush you and make you lose all the confidence you had. Not to mention you’ll have to deal with the embarrassment of telling your family and friends you actually did not pass the exam. To avoid all this drama, it’s best to be well prepared for the exam. NCLEX – RN is the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. NCLEX – PN is the National Council Licensure Examination for Practicing Nurses. One recommendation I make to every foreign-trained […]

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with One Step” ~Lao-Tzu

Guest post by  Gbenga Lawal, RN Whether you are on what seems like a long journey to coming to the United States for your education, taking your NCLEX exam or have a specific goal, this one’s for you. I was walking in the cold snow. I couldn’t feel my feet or my hands. I thought it was the proper punishment for my failure. I was out of nursing school for a whole year. It was devastating.  Back to the beginning I got into nursing school simply because I said I would. The excitement of a new beginning drove me. I […]

Can your International Nursing Education Enable you to Take the NCLEX Exam?

  Linda had completed all her nursing courses in Haiti. However, she had not taken her government’s nursing exam. Her uncle who lived in Tennessee wanted her to work in America. She wondered if the courses she had completed would enable her to sit for her NCLEX exam. The only snag was, she had not yet done the National Nursing Exam and so she was not a recognized nurse in Haiti even though she had completed her nursing program.   Linda got in touch with me and during our consulting session we considered three things. Getting in touch with the […]

Tips for minority nurses prior to taking the NCLEX exam.

NCLEX Exam

The day before taking the NCLEX exam can be one filled with anxiety for nurses. You have studied hard, gone through the study guides and used the flash cards but still feel anxious. In this article I want us to focus on 5 things you can do the day prior to the exam. No Studying This is the day you put your books down. Realistically, you will always feel that there is stuff you do not know. If by this time you have not grasped the concepts, then don’t worry yourself unnecessarily because last-minute memorizing will not help. Trust what […]