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Blog Post

By: Jersey College // June 22, 2016

7 Tips to Help Manage Test Anxiety

Does just hearing the word “test” make you cringe? You’re not alone! Many people have anxiety associated with test taking.

Here are seven tips that may help you manage the anxious feelings linked with testing, just remember to “P-R-O-M-I-S-E” yourself – you CAN do it!

1. Preparation

Feeling prepared for the exam may help eliminate feelings of doubt. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to study before the test and not try to cram too much material into one session. Trying to study too much information at one time can be a contributing factor to anxiety. Make a list of the topics you will need to cover so you can organize your study time to make the most of your sessions, without overloading your brain.

2. Resources

There are many student resources available, even before and after you become a student! Are you having test anxiety just thinking about the entrance exam to enter nursing school? There are entrance test study guides, tutoring sessions and extra help available at each campus to help you prepare. Once you’re a student, visit the Associate Dean for mentoring and support to find the resources that will fit your needs best. A little nervous for that first interview for your new career? Visit your campus Career Services Representative for interview tips and even mock interviews to help ease the butterflies. There are many resources available to help you succeed throughout the stages of nursing school, and we are here to help! 

3. Optimism

Ever heard “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”? You already have so much material stored away you will need for the test, don’t waste any mind power on negative thinking – there’s no room for it! Keep thinking positively during study time to help form the habit of a healthy thought process. 

4. Meditate

Feeling calm and relaxed can help you think more clearly. Take a moment to take a deep breath and ease your mind before the exam. Having a peaceful state-of-mind can provoke clear thoughts and assist with eliminating feelings of nervousness. This is a good practice for study time also.


5. Instinct

If you have followed step one, and have taken adequate time for preparation for the exam, then you should trust your instinct. Read the questions carefully. Don’t overthink the answers. Remember, as a nurse you will need to be able to make decisions quickly, this is one of the reasons why preparation and studying is so important. Once you learn the material, the correct responses should come to you as instinct, as they will be in your future career.

6. Snack

Is it butterflies fluttering around or your stomach growling? Make sure to have at least a snack before testing, if not a meal. You will want to fuel your body with energy and avoid distractions of hunger.

7. Excel

Always give your best, even if you are facing challenges. Once you find which techniques help ease your test anxiety, practice them regularly. As a nurse you may face situations that can bring feelings of anxiety or stress. It never hurts to be prepared with a plan for action! Keep your confidence in your skills and knowledge!