Hello! If you're a nursing student looking for tips and helpful test-taking strategies, specifically the NCLEX, I may be able to help you.
I was a student from 2007 straight through until 2018 (with a combo of both full-time and part-time status). During that time I focused not only on learning my school's nursing curriculum, but also how to study efficiently, take tests with more confidence and focus, and manage physical and emotional stressors. Now I work as an RN in Progressive Pulmonary care and Palliative care, though I have interests in neurology, cardiology, orthopedics, and burn care.
My Thoughts on Learning
Since not every student learns the same way, it's important to identify your preferred learning styles. I am a huge fan of visual and kinesthetic learning for myself. I also believe studying while exhausted is useless, and even the most stressed test-takers can learn things that improve their scores. I prefer using a variety of media to learn and teach, including text, hands-on, apps, videos, podcasts, art, and the teach-back method.
I am kind, patient and friendly, and I prefer working with accountable, self-motivated students. I work night shift so I prefer afternoon and evening sessions, but I will make every effort to help the students I work with when they are available.
I'd like to help you find tips and strategies that work, so you can pass the NCLEX with a minimum amount of stress. If we sound like a good match, please feel free to reach out.
I look forward to working with you.
University of Iowa
Kirkwood Community College
Daisy Award Nominee
Making A Difference Award