So in nursing school, it's not advisable to cram the night
or the day before your exam.
Tempting, I'm not saying we haven't done it, we all do it,
but I assure you, it will not work.
I repeat, it will not work.
Not even three days, if you're talking about lots of
chapters of content, before the exam.
It's not enough time. Here's why this doesn't work anymore.
I know many of us have done it, but not a great idea
especially in nursing.
Now, in nursing, in exams, you're typically being tested
over different concepts, multiple concepts,
or maybe even one really large complicated concept, which,
this is common in LPN school.
So we're asking you to apply those concepts to patient
So not memorization, you're having to use critical thinking
skills to make clinical judgment.
So, again, just memorizing facts really isn't going to help
So to understand the concept, it's ideal you spend time in
So you really should be studying for at least short times
Yeah, I said, every day. So schedule out a timeframe, maybe,
and then review in the evening.
So do short intervals that your brain can handle, take small
breaks and go about it again.
So plan out what content you were covering for each class
and on what days and what times.
So what I mean by this is maybe your upcoming test is about
So say Monday, maybe, if you're looking at cardiac,
you'll look at the cause of heart attacks, if this is your
Then maybe Tuesday you start looking over risk factors.
Basically, spread out the content and make a plan.
This will help to insure you're covering the content
adequately without cramming.
What I like to do and suggest to students is leave at least
two days before the exam
to just start briefly reviewing your notes.
Maybe taking practice questions and start clarifying
any other content that's a little fuzzy for you before the
exam, or asking your faculty.
So planners are important so you can write these study times
And this is nice because you're going to have to do this
around lab, around clinical, this is really gonna help you
and it just kinda leaves a little stress.
Now if you're having trouble with making a plan or using
your faculty or school counselor can help you with this.