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Scrubs readers share their test taking tricks


Practice Makes Passable
The one thing all nurses agree on is the importance of practice. Some start preparing in earnest more than a year out, while others set aside a substantial amount of time closer to the date of the test. What works for you will depend on your study style. Some people feel that cramming in the last couple of months helps ensure everything is fresh in their mind. Others find that letting the information sink in over a longer period helps them feel less anxious.

Jessica Sposili James describes how she preps for a test: “I started six months before I graduated, doing 25 to 50 questions per night with rationales. At the end, I had done over 5,000. I completed the minimum questions (60) on the actual test in less than 30 minutes. It was a piece of cake!”

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