30 minutes of brisk walking 3x a week will do. Exercisepromotes circulation at the same time gives you energy to study for longperiods of time. You will be surprise on how much energy you will have if you do regular exercise.2. In your review session, I see people copying everything in the blackboard and does not anymore pay attention to the lecturer, try to listenmore to what the lecturer has to say and just copy key points, rememberyou already took this up at school, the lecturer are only trying to refreshyour mind. You will get lots of tips from your lecturer if you listenattentively that you could not find in textbooks.3. When you get home, try to review what you have written down atreview class.4.
Try to go over past board exam questions.
Ex. Try to finish 300questions weekly. It will improve your comprehension at the same timefamiliarize yourself on how they struture their questions.5. Have a study partner and take turn to discuss specific areas to bereviewed (cardiovascular system, respiratory sytem, endo etc). As thesaying goes "Two heads are better than one". If you can't concentrate athome because of distractions, try the coffee station, library or even go tothe beach to study.6.
Make your mnemonics.
Post it all around you- in the bathroom,bedside table, in your bag , in the car etc.7.
Focus more on Psychiatric, Maternal Nursing, CommunityNursing and Research
. Drugs are rarely asked in the Nursing BoardExam.
Try to also go over some Nclex questions regardingprioritization.
Remember, questions in the exam are to test yourcompetence if you are qualified for an
ENTRY LEVEL NURSE
only.8. Try to avoid fatty foods. Drink Vitamin B complex, it helps in bloodcirculation and better memory.
9. Recommended books are Carl Balita textbooks, CommunityHealth Nursing, passed board exam questionnaires.
Love and pamper yourself because it will reep allbenefits in the end.11. It helps if you can group together and ask each other questions. Itspeeds up learning.12. Decide on a study habit. Ex. 1 hour daily before you sleep.13. If you are wondering, "What if i made a mistake shading the wrongbox, should i go ahead and erase it and shade the correct one?" What i didwas, if I know the correct answer and that I shaded the wrong box, i wentoff and corrected my answer. BUT, you have to make sure to shade theback portion also so that it will not create dent. Worked for me.