The day is finally here
The feeling is almost unexplainable, the tension, the anxiety and stress.
I know many say Exam is not a true test of knowledge, but be reminded that your dream of wearing the RN badge depends on this very examination.
Here are a few tips to have in mind as you prepare to step into the hall tomorrow,
1. Do your last minutes REVISION! take note revision not last minutes cramming.
2. Prepare your writing materials a day before the exam to avoid last minute rush and forgetting to get important items.
3. Appear in your institution approve uniform and right color of shoes with well ironed clothes, appear smart, neat and simple.
4. Enter into the exam hall with confidence and positive mindset forget about the negative stories you have heard about the exams.
5. Check yourself properly for incriminating materials before entering the exam hall . Council will not listen to know if you went in with it by mistake, it will be counted as EXAM MALPRACTICE, over the years nursing exam has been graded as the most sincere exam in Africa, and council is not ready to be dropped from that position. Council doesn’t take issue of malpractice lightly!!!. Let me quickly explain few of the repercussions of exam malpractice.
a. Your dream of becoming a RN is gone.
b. You stand a chance of putting every other person in your school in trouble as they will likely not get their result as at when due, because they have to wait till you face panel and council confirm that you were the only one involved in the malpractice and not the whole students, this usually take some time as conclusion is not reached in a single sitting.
c. If what you are found it is direct answer to the exam questions, two things are involved;
i. The result for your school that year will likely be cancelled and that means an extra year for everyone.
ii. your school stand a chance of loosing their slots, this means future nurses won’t be able to sit for the exam from your school.
At least if you are not bothered about yourself, pity those whose parents use their saving to enroll them for the exams.
SAY NO TO EXAM MALPRACTICE!!!!
6. Listen carefully to your invigilators’ instructions, and read the instructions following each questions carefully, don’t list where you are asked to explain and don’t waste your time explaining where you are suppose to list as you won’t be awarded marks for explaining.
7. Manage your time properly during the exams, you have 3 hours to answer 100 objectives and 3 Essays. It is advisable to start with the objectives to avoid getting carried away with the theory.
8. DO NOT LEAVE ANY QUESTION UNANSWERED ! the instruction is attempt all questions, start from the questions you are familiar with and attempt the ones you’re not too familiar with.
PRAY AND PUT YOUR TRUST IN GOD.
don’t go about looking for expose or likely exam questions, use that time to read, revise past questions and pray to God.
I WISH US ALL SUCCESS IN THE EXAMS…
Khadija Motunrayo Musa
(NUNSA NATIONAL PRESIDENT)