June 1 and 2 is the schedule for the June 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination. With only 21 days to go, test-takers are probably in the throes of anxiety right now. In line with our aim to help student nurses, here are Ward Class' tips for the June 2008 NLE Test-takers.
Take the June 2008 NLE with a positive attitude. You have prepared well for the nursing licensure examination so you might as well envision yourself acing it. Priming yourself psychologically by having a positive attitude will help reduce anxiety and enable you to focus on exam preparation.
Use Time To Your Best Advantage
Determine how many days left before you start wrapping up your review. Some examinees decide to enroll in a final coaching course a week before the exam so as to allow ample time to polish test-taking skills and reinforce previously acquired learnings. Ideally, review materials are put away two days before the exam and the last day is spent in relaxation to avoid anxiety-producing situations.
Days before the examination, you have to attend to the following pre-examination activities:
- Prepare all your PRC documents, pencils, sharpeners, pens, and prescribed calculator and place them in a clear, plastic envelope.
- Prepare bottled water (labels removed), candies, and light snacks (e.g. crackers) to be brought on the day of the exam.
- Prepare any maintenance medications and a kit containing anti-diarrheals, and no-drowse medications for colds, pain, and allergies.
- Visit the exam site and check out your room assignment. Take note of the nearest comfort room, cafeteria, and exits.
- Determine the route you will take to the exam site and do a rehearsal run to ensure punctuality on the day of the exam.
- Nourish yourself. Consume well-balanced meals and have adequate rest and sleep. It is also important to avoid food and drinks that can cause intestinal distress such as dairy, high-fat and spicy foods, and acidic beverages.
- Check if what you will be wearing on the day of the exam fits comfortably. Allow time for any necessary alterations.
On the day of the exam, start your day right by doing the following:
- Double-check if all previously prepared materials for the examination such as admission requirements, snacks and water are in order.
- Bring your emergency medication kit previously prepared.
- Have a light breakfast (remember to avoid dairy, spicy and oily food).
- Report to your testing room at least 30 minutes before call time.
- Take your seat and compose yourself as you wait for instructions from the proctor.
- Pay attention to verbal and/or written instructions given. Be sure to follow them carefully. Ask questions as necessary.
- Read instructions carefully before starting, work steadily, and manage time effectively. Focus on easy questions first and answer the more difficult ones later. Remember to review your answers before turning in your answer sheet.
- Make short visits to the comfort room between tests.
- After each test, take time to rest and compose yourself to reduce anxiety in preparation for the next set.
Note: Don't forget to check here regularly or submit your email address to our mailing list (upper right corner of this site) for the June 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination Results.