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5 Study Tips for Nursing Licensure Exam

5 Study Tips for Nursing Licensure Exam

Obtaining a nursing license is the final step toward realizing one's aim of becoming a Registered Nurse in the Philippines. This caring career requires a combination of sufficient knowledge, competent skill, and appropriate values. Nursing students who desire to practice nursing in the Philippines must pass the Philippine Nurse Licensure Examination, which is the final step in the process. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program must pass a final exam that assesses their knowledge, skills, and competency to practice as a registered nurse. This examination is known as the Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE). NLE is a 500-item multiple-choice exam used in the Philippines to assess basic nursing competency. It considers nursing curriculum objectives, broad fields of nursing, and other associated disciplines and competencies.

Every year, usually every June and December, the NLE is held in various public schools in the Philippines. To provide quality control and minimize overcrowding, takers are assigned to different schools and rooms. At least three days prior to the exam, room assignments are displayed outside the Professional Regulation Commission building. The results of the NLE are usually available after 30 working days, but this can vary depending on the number of test takers and other circumstances.

However, not everyone who takes the tests is lucky enough to pass them, and there has never been a nationwide passing rate of 100% in the NLE's history. Non-passers have the option to review and repeat the exam, but some are confronted with issues that will make it even more difficult for them to cope and pass the next time.

If you are taking the NLE Board Exam for the first time, then this article is perfect for you. Here are some ways, or study tips that can help you study for the NLE board Exams and hopefully, be able to pass it on the first-time taking in.

5 Study Tips for The Nursing Licensure Exam

Look after yourself. Despite the fact that pulling an all-nighter is an inefficient study strategy, an increasing number of college students can be observed studying at the library long into the late hours of the night. It is critical to get enough sleep-in order to preserve focus and memory. To feel refreshed and recall knowledge, most people require at least 7 hours of sleep. Make sure you have a well-balanced lunch before the exam. If you are able, bring water into the exam room with you. While coffee can help you wake up feeling awake, taking only caffeine can leave you jittery and inattentive. Following these simple measures will give you the energy and awareness you need to ace the exam.

Make sure you have enough time to study. While some students appear to thrive on cramming at the last minute, it is universally accepted that this is not the best way to study for an exam (for the vast majority of us). Make a study schedule to help you keep track of your time. Make a list of how many exams you have coming up and when they are due. After that, you can plan your research properly. You may want to spend more time studying for some exams than others, so find a good balance.

Use Practice Exams to Your Advantage. You can take practice exams online or at your local library or bookshop to help you prepare for your test. Aim for 50 to 100 questions per day if you want to get the most out of these assessments. Walk away from the desk after reviewing your answers and noting what you got wrong. Return to the questions you answered incorrectly the next day, then go on to another fifty questions. This repetition will help you memorize the material, but you don't want to spend the day before the exam staring at books. Allow yourself time to unwind so you can enter the exam room feeling refreshed.

Make a schedule for your exam. Make sure you have everything you need for the exam well in advance; don't wait until the last minute to realize you have no idea where you're going or what you'll need to bring. Examine all of the rules and regulations, then plan your route and travel time accordingly. If at all possible, do a trial run of the trip. Make a list of specific instructions if you don't already have one. Add some time to the time it takes you to get there. You don't want to come weary from half-marathon running or upset from being lost. If you know your friends or classmates will be on time, you might want to travel to the exam with them.

Don't second-guess your choices. When taking an exam, people may develop the habit of going back and changing their answers. People have been known to change their answers up to four or five times. According to test-taking data, the first answer is frequently correct, so trust your instincts!

Read the entire question carefully. When you're apprehensive about taking a test, you can skim over the questions and pick an answer too quickly. The difficulty with this is that when you skim over a problem, you may miss important information that influences the final result. Read each question carefully and calmly until you understand what is being asked. Then go over each possible response in detail. Another good habit to get into is covering the answers while reading the problems so you don't jump to conclusions.

If you don't know the answer, come back to later. Being able to manage your time is an important part of taking a test. When taking your nursing licensing exam, strive to answer the questions you already know while storing the rest for later. You can go back to the questions you didn't know once you've completed the test and have an idea of how long it will take. Anxiety can be reduced by reviewing them with a clearer understanding of how much time you have left. You can avoid running out of time by taking many practice examinations ahead of time and keeping track of your time.


Finally, remember that staying hydrated is essential for your brain to function at its optimum. Make sure you drink enough water during your revision and on exam day as well. Now there you have it. Nothing is more important than taking care of your health while feeding your brain the required information before taking your NLE Board exam! Goodluck on your exam future RNs.


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