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What’s the Worst That Could Happen If You Fail the NCLEX?

So we all learned how to treat patients with high anxiety while we were in psych class.  Ask them “what’s the worst thing that will happen” if their anxiety or fears were to manifest into reality.  Sometimes reality is not as bad as it seems.  Typically, then the patient can see how they could deal…

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,…

My NCLEX Testing Story

I remember the day I went to take the NCLEX.  Two years of hard work and study all culminating in one exam.  The sterile testing environment seemed like an appropriate place to start a career in healthcare.  Was I nervous, of course!  Becoming a nurse meant a lot to me and I think I would…

Brain Foods That Can Help You Study for the NCLEX

Preparing for a long and difficult exam is often considered to be very similar to training for a marathon– endurance, stamina, and preparation are critical to a successful outcome. Like the body, the brain needs to be provided with the right vitamins and nutrients to maximize the results of “training.” The NCLEX is a test…