Study Tips for Nursing Exams
Studying and working at home can be stressful, especially if you are studying for an upcoming exam. There are a few tips that you can try to make the whole experience much more enjoyable and increase your chances of succeeding. The 3 tips outlined below are all things you can try to achieve that qualification that you always wanted.
Consider Taking a Review Course
If you are looking to try and pass your National Certifying Exam then one option that is available to you to that you could research is whether a review course might be of any help. These courses could really help you to nail down any areas that you are struggling with. Most courses will also provide you with study books and materials you can use to help further your study and learning.
These review courses take place all over the US. For example, Valley Anesthesia offers CRNA boards review courses in places like Orlando and Cleveland. Do your research and find the course that suits you best in a location that is close by.
Create an Organized Study Schedule
It can be difficult to muster the motivation to study after a long day at work, so you will need to create a structured study schedule to help you to get into a routine and prepare yourself mentally to sit down and start studying. It may help you to move away from your work desk to help you separate work and study to ensure that you can concentrate properly. It would also be best to set aside 1 to 2 hours per night and spread your study over a week rather than do it in 3 to 4-hour chunks. It can be difficult to concentrate for that period of time.
However you choose to set out your schedule, be sure to leave time for breaks. Regular breaks are really important and will actually help you to be more productive and get more done. Breaks should be taken at least every 45 minutes, and you should try not to work for more than an hour at a time. Change out of your nursing scrubs, get into exercise gear and do some walking or give a few stretches to reset your body and refresh your mind.nure
Speak with Colleagues and Course Alumni
One of the best sources on advice on courses and studying are people that have already taken the course already. Colleagues that you work with may have already taken the same or a similar course, and will therefore have some great insights into what it’s like and what you should be focusing on. You may even create a study group with people who are taking the same course as you so that you can all share your knowledge and work together.
If you are writing a paper, then you may even be able to ask colleagues or managers to take a look at some of the practice papers you have written to help prepare you for the real thing. You should always check with your learning provider or lecturer to confirm that this is allowed, so as not to break any rules that they may have regarding asking non-faculty members for help.