Thursday, August 2, 2007

Five things you can do while waiting for the June 2007 licensure exam results

The Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) says that the results of the June 2007 Philippine nurse licensure exam won't be available until Aug. 15 or onwards, so while waiting, here are some things you can do to relieve your stress and make the most out of this quiet period.

1. Go to a park, a beach, or a nature trail. If you haven't done so already, now is the time to breathe in some fresh air and take in the soothing effect of nature's healing charms. Forget the mall, you've been there every day after school or clinical duty.

2. Cook for your parents or your loved ones. If you don't regularly do this, now is the perfect time to show some appreciation for your parents. If you're the regular cook in the house, prepare something special--a dish you've never cooked before. Remember that a happy stomach is the source of all happiness. For guys who don't know how to cook, this is highly recommended because the effort already makes it extra special.

3. Bring a cake or anything simple but tasty to your school dean or registrar. While you're back in school, have them fill out your NCLEX application form as well and request for a letter of recommendation while you're at it. This waiting period is the best time to start your application for a nursing license in the US.

The first thing you need to do, is to decide which US state you want to work in and then determine what requirements they need (More about this in my upcoming posts).

4. Visit your favorite clinical instructor. Bring a simple gift, it doesn't have to be anything fancy. When filling out application forms later on, both for local and international employment, you'll always be asked for references, and clinical instructors (especially head nurses or even chief nurses) make good references. Don't just place their names on your application though, talk to them first and get their approval. Give them a heads-up so that they won't be surprised if someone called them to ask about you.

5. Pick up a book. Start reading again. Pick up a fiction book or something that's not nursing related and alternate reading with a nursing book that prepares you for the NCLEX-RN. The Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN and the Saunders Q & A Review for the NCLEX-RN are must-haves, as well as LaCharity's Prioritization, Delegation Assignment.

These are just some simple things you can do while waiting for that big announcement. Goodluck!

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Anonymous said...

I've done the No. 2 tip and this is really very effective, my anxiety was somehow relieved and the more important thing is the appreciation from my family especially my kids. Our family loves Japanese food and I am proud because just recently I mastered the art of cooking sukiyaki, tempura, agedashi tofu and japanese fried rice without taking the very expensive culinary arts course but with just the help of a very good friend. See! We can really turn the negative effect of anxiety into a positive one! Sayonara!

Geoff said...

That's great. I love Japanese food myself and anything tofu is a treat to my tastebuds. I'm pretty sure everyone in your household appreciates your new talents.

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