It takes motivation and discipline

“I just can’t find the motivation to study” – We get messages like this all the time. Ask yourself: Am I lacking motivation- or, am I afraid? Ask yourself: Am I lacking motivation- or, am I lacking discipline? You won’t always be motivated, so you need to learn to be disciplined. A lengthy study process takes a good mix of …

Conquer your NCLEX/ NCLEX-PN/ CPNRE Exam Fear

It’s exam day. Where is your mind at? What are you saying to yourself? Today is the day that decides the rest of your life. Or, is it? Today is the day you sit in that chair and prove to yourself that you deserve to be a Nurse. This is the culmination of years of courses, content, assignments, and clinical …

The NCLEX/NCLEX-PN/CPNRE does NOT define your value!

Yes, you have to write a Nursing registration exam to enter practice. Yes, it is used as a way to judge your safety to practice Nursing. Yes, it is ‘measurable’ – it measures many things; but, your value as a Nurse is NOT ONE OF THOSE THINGS! So many Nursing graduates are unsuccessful on their attempts at passing the NCLEX/ …

Stop Making Excuses Because You’re Scared!

Florence Nightingale is quoted as saying: “I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse”.   What does this have to do with writing your licensing exam? LOTS! – The fear associated with writing the NCLEX-RN®/ NCLEX-PN®/ CPNRE® exam lends itself well to excuses- whether these are intentional or unintentional. Here’s some commonly used excuses: …

What is Emotional Readiness & Why Does it Matter?

Content Review & Emotional Readiness: You cannot have one without the other. Period. As nursing graduates consider writing the NCLEX-RN, NCLEX-PN and CPNRE, their focus is (nearly 100%) on reviewing content from all of their years in nursing school. This is a key learning approach in preparation for the exam. Content matters; but it isn’t all that matters. It is …

The Post-Graduation Fall Out

Graduation: The symbol of successfully overcoming the difficult journey of nursing school. The much-anticipated conclusion to all of the I can’t wait to ‘get it over with’ moments nursing students go through as they think about one more year, one more semester and finally- one more test. Nobody talks about the (very common) sense of loss that many nursing students …

PSSSSSST: We know how the NCLEX/NCLEX-PN/CPNRE TESTS YOU!

We’re gonna’ let you in on a little secret: We are full-time Professors of Nursing and we know how nursing knowledge is tested – It’s about time we SHARE THIS WITH YOU! There are only so many ways content knowledge can be evaluated. Here are the top five ways nursing knowledge is tested on the registration exam: Definitions: Know the …

Top Three NCLEX/ CPNRE/ NCLEX-PN Worries

#1: Nursing graduates don’t know where to start: Graduating Nursing is a BIG DEAL! The road to success isn’t complete, though- there’s still the registration exam! Graduates of Nursing have 2-4 years of in-depth nursing knowledge acquired through textbooks, binders, PowerPoint presentations, study notes, and cue cards. They pile it up on their bed and stare at it; ½ impressed …

Redefining Failure

Did you know? Walt Disney: Founder of Disney, creator and illustrator of Mickey Mouse: Dropped out of school and was once fired for not being creative enough. Vincent Van Gogh: World renowned artist: Sold only one painting while he lived. Stephen King: World famous and New York Times Bestselling Author: Was rejected by multiple publishers and suffered numerous mental breakdowns. …