Entries by Joan Palmeri

Severe Weather NCLEX

Nurses! So many people across the USA are without power. I know those of you in Texas are especially struggling. If you cannot practice right now, if your exam gets unscheduled, please don’t stress it. We’ll deal with it. Stay safe above all. Sending hope, strength, and warmth virtually. Let us know how we can […]

How does happyNCLEX work?

QUESTION: How much time do I need to learn problem-solving skills? JOAN: I recommend 2-3 hours of practice daily, ideally, 5 days a week for 8-12 weeks. No more than 4 hours a day of prep is needed or recommended.  The average minimum time needed for new graduates is 8 weeks. For repeat testers, 12 weeks. Those […]

What is NCLEX Content?

Let’s clear up confusion about NCLEX Content.  Nursing school is CONTENT based. The NCLEX is CONCEPT based. NCLEX is not a test of academic knowledge. Your ATT proves you have a knowledge base. NCLEX tests if you can think. Clearly, it is impossible to know everything. Nursing is an ever-expanding body of knowledge and you will […]

Resources for nursing COVID-19

NCSBN offers a series of training videos for new nurses to manage care during COVID-19 pandemic: ACCESS HERE NEED PPE? Here are organizations to contact for help individually and for teams: Project N95 Masks 4 Medicine NEED FINACIAL HELP?  MedShare is a crowdfunding site to help organize fundraisers in your area. Nurses House helps nurses financially who […]