You’re Graduating Nursing School, Now What?
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen. “
During nursing school you had to balance homework, a job, family, health, lack of sleep and stress. It took discipline, perseverance and commitment to complete nursing school. You did it!
You’ve worked hard and studied hard. Finally, the big day is approaching. Graduation day! In the next few weeks you’ll be walking across the stage to receive your diploma. As you move on to the next stage of your career, take some time to reflect on and enjoy this accomplishment.
The next step towards becoming an RN or LPN is passing the NCLEX. This can feel like a stressful hurdle. To help get you through it, we suggest you choose professional help with a NCLEX review course. This is a worthwhile investment. You’re going to spend time and money, so it’s important to choose the review course that’s best for you.
Things to Consider When Choosing an NCLEX Review Course
Learning Style. Do you prefer to learn in a live classroom setting with an instructor or do you have the necessary discipline to learn from an online review course? Some review courses have only one of these options while others combine the two with great results. You’ll want to consider your learning style as you select a review course.
Learning Needs. The most comprehensive review courses incorporate content and test taking strategies. The NCLEX is a very challenging test. Do you have a solid foundation in nursing concepts, principles, and the ability to apply that knowledge to NCLEX-style practice questions? Some review courses do an excellent job teaching test taking strategies, but fail to reinforce the content that a nurse absolutely must know to understand what the questions are asking. Look for a review course with an organized study plan presented by experienced instructors who can review core content and apply it to NCLEX questions. Don’t be too impressed with large Qbanks. When it comes to practice questions, it’s the QUALITY of the questions, not the quantity that matters.
Price. As a student, you may be on a tight budget. Many of the “big name” test prep companies charge a premium for their NCLEX review materials, but they may not provide the most value for your dollar. Look at the course offerings and compare prices to find a test prep solution that fits your needs and your budget. It’s about value for your dollar. Avoid paying top dollar simply because you recognize a big name. At the same time, don’t purchase an inexpensive course just because it is the most affordable. In the end, you might not get a complete review and will have to spend even more money on another review course.
Everyone at Feuer Nursing Review applauds your diligence and success in graduating from your nursing school program. And we’re here to support your efforts in preparing for your NCLEX exam. Remember, you don’t need to prep alone. There is help available. We believe in you! Best of luck in your future nursing career.