Nurses: 5 tips to relieve test anxiety

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Nurses have test anxiety?
[Insert heavy sarcastic laugh]

Noooo… ya don’t say? I mean Nursing school is easy right? Pfffttt…. [insert another sarcastic laugh]

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It’s actually quite common. Some students’ anxiety is worse than others, and some have been paralyzed by the fear.

I thought I’d give some helpful tips on how I deal with test (anxiety) stress.

Before you go diving into my tips, if you are having true test anxiety, the type of anxiety that completely paralyzes you… please seek help. Ask for assistance before it consumes you.

For the majority of us, we’re just freakin’ stressed. Here are 5 tips to help squash that stress-bug:

1. Get your shit together
2. Take more tests
3. Get some sleep
4. Stop the post-exam pow-wow
5. Learn from your mistakes

Care to add any?

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The infamous 75 question barrier of the NCLEX?

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Who’s idea was it to share this tidbit of information? Every nurse has lived through this torture of knowing ahead of time the “Pass or Fail” golden ratio of the NCLEX.

Oh, you know you’ve heard it.

If the computer shuts off at 75 questions… you most likely passed (meaning you did really well).
If the computer continues on, it doesn’t feel you’ve proven your safe-level of intelligence as an entry-level Nurse.

Some outliers will get all 275 questions because they are a random ‘tester’ for new test questions. Other outliers will have the computer shut off at 75 question.. and fail.. because you performed that poorly. You could say we fixate on that “75 question” unicorn. 

SERIOUSLY.

I would have rather not known this information when I took my NCLEX.

Did I mention, when I took this exam over a decade ago, my computer screen shut off at 100 questions?

Grr.

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What about a student Nurse purchasing “RN” merchandise?

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Is it bad Mojo to actually own paraphernalia with the letters “RN” before you’ve actually earned the title? Or is it just confidence?

That really nice stethoscope, or watch, bracelet or charm….

What about the RN going back to school for their advanced degree?

Is it bad luck to purchase merchandise with those credentials prior to taking the exam and being awarded the title (CRNP, CRNA, etc) ?

When I was a student nurse (all three times) I refused to purchase anything with my ‘future’ credentials. I thought it would throw a whammie. I didn’t dare buy that merchandise for my (possible) future. Yep, I was superstitious. I waited until I passed that infamous exam.

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