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10 NCLEX Tips to Boost Your Exam Performance

You know how important the NCLEX is, that’s why you’re here. Whether you’ve just begun to prepare for the big day or you’re several practice tests in, our goal is to help you make the most out of your study sessions. Remember, no one ever said they didn’t pass a test because they practiced too…

Studying for NCLEX? Make it Easier with Mnemonics

Mnemonics are popular study aids to help trigger your memory of a group of things.  It is similar to memorizing a phone number.  Instead of memorizing each individual number – you remember a group of 3 numerals (area code), 3 numbers and a group of 4 numbers.  This is called “chunking”.    When one thinks of…

Songs That Can Help You Study For The NCLEX

Hours upon hours of studying can often become mind-numbingly monotonous, especially when the words start to run together. In addition, staying focused while studying can be extremely difficult when you’re distracted by the whispered conversations of your library neighbors. While studying for an important test, like the NCLEX, every little extra boost counts. For some,…

15 Essential Med-Surg Mnemonics for Your NCLEX Prep

1.  Think 4 A’s = Four negative symptoms of schizophrenia. A=affective flattening A=anhedonia A=apathy A=attention problem Schizophrenia affects about 0.7% of the population and is characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and emotional deficits.  Common positive symptoms include hallucinations, bizarre delusions, and disorganized speech and thought.  Negative symptoms are above and as follows.  Affective flattening…

Prioritizing in Life and on the NCLEX

I spent a little time enjoying the holidays, visiting family, and resting.  I hope you got a bit of a study break as well as they say, “all work and no play…makes us dull”.  Caregiver role strain is going to be an issue no matter what type of nursing job you take on and I…