Preparation for Licensure and Transition to Professional Practice

Preparation for Licensure and Transition to Professional Practice

Throughout this semester, we were challenged with many ATI and remediations to become better students, nurses, and test takers. When i first started, I was taking the questions way too fast. This resulted in me missing important information in the questions. As the semester progressed, I became more cautious of my testing time, and on this last proctored comprehensive exam, I was able to breathe and slow down. I also became better at eliminating options that I knew were wrong, therefore increasing my odds of choosing the best answer. I was able to identify the categories I was the weakest as, one example was Pharmacological therapy. I was able to review my pharmacology notes, NCELX pharmacology practice notes, and became better. This will be beneficial when I ultimately do the ATI Live comprehensive review and continue to identify those areas to practice on. I ended up enjoying remediations, as it gave me a more focused review on areas I needed more practice on. Related to self care, in the beginning i was very overwhelmed and my anxiety increased as projects and assignments were happening all at the same time. I decided to join a therapy session once a week to talk about what was going on, and further learn how to cope, relax, and keep moving through things I cannot control. This gave me not only a sense of relief, but allowed me to grow into a stronger women, test taker, student, and future nurse. It gave me a whole new way at looking at things, and strategies to use when I feel anxious. I will continue to look back on my weaknesses, and do a more focused study before taking more questions. I will use my ATI review sessions coming up to further target the areas I need to focus more on, and will also use U-world to do even more practice questions. My goal is to take the NCLEX around the first week of June, of course I need to wait till I have all my forms in, but have been working on them diligently. Overall, UNE and ATI truly helped to prepare me for not only NCLEX, but for becoming a Registered Nurse. I’m humbled to be in such as rewarding career, and it gives me chills that this is only just the beginning. Thank you again to all of my professors, friends, and family for helping me get to this moment.

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