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Ward Class is an online resource for student nurses. Created with the aim of helping student nurses cope with the demands of nursing school and clinicals, it offers free downloads, notes, sample NCPs, sample drug studies, study aids, news and updates, and practical tips to its users.

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The December 2012 PRC Nursing Board Exam Result is already available here at Ward Class and at Pinoy R.N.




Last-Minute Reminders for the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Exam

The November 2008 Nursing Board Exam is scheduled on November 29 & 30, 2008. And since Ward Class is committed to helping examinees make the most out of the Nursing Board Exam, this blog entry is entirely devoted to providing last-minute reminders and tips for the local nursing board.

For the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Exam, I decided to make a checklist so as to help the examinees remember the things they need to accomplish days before and on the day of the exam. Also included in the checklist is a list of the things to bring to the Nursing Board Exam on November 29 & 30 (Saturday & Sunday). The checklist is posted below.


November 2008 Nursing Board Exam Reminders Checklist


On a side note, Ward Class and Pinoy R.N. will be posting the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Exam Results as soon as it is available. To get email updates of the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination Results submit your email address below:


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Prayer for Examinees (Prayer to St. Joseph of Cupertino)

November 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination PRC Room Assignments

The PRC Room Assignments for the November 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination is now available at Ward Class and Pinoy R.N.

PRC Room Assignments for the November 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination


Click here to download PDF Version of November 2008 Nurse Licensure Examination Room Assignments

Click here to download Baguio PRC Room Assignments

Important: Ward Class and Pinoy R.N. will still be posting nursing board exam tips, updates, and last-minute reminders. To get email updates of reminders, more board exam tips, and complete November 2008 Nursing Board Examination results submit your email address below:


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Test-Taking Tips for the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Exam

It's less than 10 days into the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Exam as of this writing and if you are going to take the nursing board exam this month, I know you are probably wrapping up your review by now. I'd like to remind you, however, that preparedness for the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination doesn't only mean studying hard for it. You also need to learn effective test-taking strategies for multiple-choice tests like the Nursing Board Exam.

The moment you sit for the November 2008 Nursing Board Exam, you need to free yourself of all the anxieties and worries so that you can focus on the exam itself. When reading questions, read each question carefully and determine what is being asked. After reading a particular question, try to supply your own answer mentally before looking at the choices. When questions seem to be complex, underline key words and phrases that you have encountered in your review. This will serve as your guide as you determine which option best answers each question.

When looking for the best possible answer to a question, make sure to read all the choices before deciding on an answer. Put an X mark (on the test booklet) on choices that are OBVIOUSLY wrong to narrow down your choices to, if you can, only two possible answers. Since the November 2008 Nursing Board Exam is a timed exam and you have to budget your time, you may also want to answer the easier questions first. You must, however, be extra careful when marking the numbers you skipped and make sure to answer them before the exam ends.

While we all know that you really studied hard for the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Exam, there is a strong possibility that you will be encountering questions that are very difficult, unfamiliar, and generally out-of-this-world. So when everything else fails, meaning, you have tried to recall what transpired in your review and tried to use the power of elimination and yet the answer to a particular question eludes you, then it is time for EDUCATED GUESSING.

Educated guessing can increase your chances of getting the right answer but it does not guarantee a correct answer. You are reminded, therefore, that the strategies provided below ONLY serve as guidelines and are NOT absolute and should NOT replace a solid background in the nursing topics included in the scope of the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Exam.
  • When two choices are similar, probably neither is the correct answer.
  • When two choices are opposite, one of them is probably the correct answer.
  • An option with none, never, all, only, and every is probably not the correct answer.
  • When other options are unfamiliar and only one is familiar to you, the familiar option is probably the correct answer.
  • When all other options are short, the longest option is probably the correct answer.
  • When you have to guess, the option with words most similar with the keywords you have underlined in the question is probably the correct answer.
  • When you have to guess, the option which is most general and the most logical to you is probably the correct answer.
  • When you have to guess and have decided on an answer, only change your answer if you are ABSOLUTELY sure of your new answer.
Before submitting your test booklet and answer sheet to your proctor, carefully check if you have answered all the questions in a particular test. Make sure that the numbering in your test booklet corresponds to that of your answer sheet and you have marked only one answer per question.

While success in the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Exam is largely determined by how well you have reviewed for it, being test-wise will improve your chances at answering even the most difficult and unfamiliar questions. To read more about test-taking tips and strategies, for the Nursing Board Exam this November, read Pinoy R.N.'s recently published article.

Important: Ward Class and Pinoy R.N. will still be posting nursing board exam tips, updates, and last-minute reminders. To get email updates of reminders, more board exam tips, and complete November 2008 Nursing Board Examination results submit your email address below:


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Take this Quiz on Nursing Research!



Important Announcement

Just when I am about to make another short quiz, this time on Nursing Research or Community Health Nursing, I find out the site that hosts most of Ward Class' quizzes -- My Studiyo-- is currently inaccessible. I hope it's just a site maintenance thing because I really, really like My Studiyo's services.

And so for those who haven't taken the latest quiz on Nursing Leadership and Management, please accept my apologies.

UPDATE: My Studiyo's back! As of 10:54 p.m., Ward Class' quizzes are accessible again. If you haven't taken the quizzes yet, now is the best time to have a go at it and find out how well you know the basics. Enjoy!

Effective Stress Management Techniques for the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination

I know, I know. The November 2008 Nursing Board Exam is just more than two weeks away. And the thing is, just when you need to intensify your review, you are feeling all these stress-related symptoms like increased frustration, mood changes, and decreased concentration, right?

And judging from the messages you left at Ward Class' shoutbox, I know that you sometimes get the feeling that you haven't covered the most important nursing topics yet or that you are experiencing a high level of anxiety and so in order to make you relax and calm yourselves as the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination date draws near, I'm pleased to announce that Pinoy R.N. recently published an article on Effective Stress Management Techniques. This article is a follow-up on How to Study Effectively which was published in the same blog sometime in October.

On a side note, if you have a couple of stress-busting tips up your sleeve, do share it with our readers here at Ward Class by dropping me a line or two in the comments section. I'd love the interaction.

Take this Nursing Leadership and Management Quiz!




Additional Review Notes for the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination

I checked Pinoy R.N.'s countdown timer and as of this writing, the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination is barely 23 days away. And since I promised to come up with additional resources for those who will be taking the Nursing Board Examination this November, I have added a 4-page factsheet on Chemotherapeutic Drugs to our growing list of nursing downloads.

Also, Ward Class has previously published blog entries on chemotherapy and cancer. Feel free to backread our posts if you feel you need to read more on the said topics.

Nursing Download:

Drugs Used in Chemotherapy


Useful Resources for the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination:

Ward Class' Animated Study Tools
Prayer for Examinees (Prayer to St. Joseph of Cupertino)
Healthy Eating for the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Exam
How to Study Effectively for the November 2008 Nursing Board Examination

Nursing Downloads for the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Examination

After 5 days of stressing over Ward Class' nursing download links, I am pleased to announce that you can now access our Nursing Downloads section.

So if you are going to take the November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Examination on November 29 & 30, feel free to use our previous articles, nursing board exam tips, and nursing downloads in your review. The nursing board examination is only 26 days away as of this writing, and you need to maximize your study time by using different study tools and by learning how to study effectively.

Ward Class and Pinoy R.N. will still be posting more November 2008 PRC Nursing Board Examination tips so do not forget to visit this site regularly. The complete November 2008 Nursing Board Examination Results will also be posted here as soon as it is available.

To get email updates of reminders, nursing board exam tips, and complete November 2008 Nursing Board Examination results submit your email address below:


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