10 TIPS for the NLE Board Examination:
1.Accept the fact that you can never know everything. Therefore, once you see an unfamiliar question that was never been taught, use your test taking strategies.2.If you are in TEST I, II, III and IV and you are being asked to prioritize, Use ABC first and then the Maslow’sHierarchy of needs.3.The use of your nursing process is heralded by the word: “ The Nurse Would or The nurse’s initial action”Remember to Assess first before intervening. If the situation and the question already assessed the patient, then proceed with the next step.4.Encircle your modifiers. Some people make mistakes because of failure to see the word, “EXCEPT” of “NOT” or “INAPPROPRIATE”5.Use your questioners as you scratch. You can write anything on that paper. If you will skip a number, place anasterisk or encircle the number.6.DO NOT USE BLUNT PENCIL. Always use a sharp one and shade lightly, A sharpened pencil will give a verydark shade even if you will shade it lightly. Use the sides of the pencil not the tip. Use MONGOL NUMBER 2ONLY. Some brands especially those made in china pencils are substandard. The machine will check the lead. If you are INCONSISTENT with your shading like an altering dark and light shade, you will FAIL the boards becauseof technicalities.7.In your NP I, Remember to master these topics: The levels of prevention, 3 way bottle system, Chest Physiotherapyand Postural drainage, Nursing process, Managerial process, Managerial leadership style, Patterns of Nursing Care,Knowing your Independent and Dependent variable, The exact arrangement of the research process as well asresearch design (qualitative and quantitative), RA 9173, The PRC and BON Power and responsibilities as stipulatedin RA 9173, The nurse’s code of ethics, Nursing ethical principles like your beneficence, non maleficence, prudence, justice, etc. Delegation and prioritization ( Staff nurse will report to headnurse and then supervisor)Therapeutic communication, always answer “ You seem afraid or upset” The complications of Immobility like your atelectasis, pneumonia and deep vein thrombosis and also your crimes related to nursing and the circumstances of the crimes, Blood transfusion ( Blood is never routinely warmed) and IV Fluids and your IV Therapy, which areisotonic, hypo, and hypertonic, the complications associated with IV therapy like Phlebities and Infiltration.8.In Your NP II, Remember the following: Stages of labor, the causes of bleeding during pregnancy in the first,second and third trimester, Anesthesia during labor and interventions when the client is in PACU, IMCI Pneumonia,Diarrhea, Malaria and Measles especially the breathing cut off according to age (EG. 60 for under 2 months),Acute/Chronic cut off (Acute diarrhea and ear infection under 14 days) The interventions for CHILD A, B, and C,The world health organization programs, Breastfeeding and Attachment, Heat loss of neonates, Characteristics of toddlers in communicating ( Negativistic, Give option, Asking too many questions). Leukemia and othershematologic diseases of the child, Newborn screening and the different diagnostic examinations for the female clientand neonate especially you Amoniocentesis, Sonogram and Leopold’s maneuver. Study Pregnancy inducedhypertension.9.In you III and IV, Master the following topics: Burns, Classification of Burns and Nursing Diagnosis for Burns,Drug use in Burns (Silver Sulfadiazine) Electrolyte changes in burn (Hyperkalemia, Hyponatremia). The WHO Painladder scale, Pain medications especially Demerol, Morphine, Pancreatitis, Cholecyctitis, Hepatitis, DiabetesMellitus, Hyperkalemia, Hypokalemia, Hypo and Hypercalemia ECG Changes in your fluid and electrolyteimbalances As well as in you Myocardial Infractions, Pharmacologic and Non Pharmacologic pain medications,HIV/AIDS Psychological management, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis and care of client’s with colostomy. Study preoperative nursing and the complications following anesthesia, PACU Monitoring, Activities in the operatingroom, the asceptics techniques, and the functions of a scrub and circulating nurse. Diabetes Mellitus type 1, insulinadministration and monitoring for hypoglycemia, S/S of hypoglycemia, hypothyroidism, PTU, Lugol’s Tapazole?Methmazole, Acute and chronic renal failure, Dialysis, AGN, Rheumatoid and Ostearthritis, Bell’s palsy andTrigeminal neuralgia, Leukemia and Hematologic disorders especially Anemia. Blood transfusion reaction and thenursing actions during blood transfusion reaction. Anticancer drugs especially Oncovin, Predisone, Adriamysin, andCytoxan. Study radiation and chemotherapy and their usual side effects (skin burn, redness, do not wet radiationmark) Mammography, BSE, TSE, DRE, Prostate and Colon Cancer, Changes that occurs during elderly, bladder,Colon, and Cervical cancer diagnostic examination/ CEA, Procotosigmoiddoscopy, Biopsy, Pap smear.