Seminar on Test Taking Strategies by Dr. Carl E. Balita, RN, RM, MAN, DrHum

I attended a seminar on Psychology of Test Taking Success and Test Taking Strategies today by Dr. Carl E. Balita, RN, RM, MAN, DrHum, held at the Multi-Purpose Room in San Francisco de Javier bldg. of our school (HAU) from 1-6pm, along with some of my classmates, some faculties, and other 4th year nursing students from different sections. The seminar was conducted by one of the groups of N-405 (if I'm not mistaken?).

I've learned a lot from this seminar. Short but meaningful phrases such as:
- "I was born to succeed."
- Pray.
- Relax.
- Focus.
- Don't over-analyze.
- Simply answer the "fucking" question.
- Prioritize through means of the Nursing Process or Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (but it still depends on the situation)
- If it's time to review, review; If it's time for fun, then have fun.
- Read and read and read.
..and many more to mention. Those are some of the few phrases that made me realize that after almost 4 years of being a nursing student, I feel more motivated to review and pass the upcoming PNLE. Not only for my future but to look beyond and see what this can do to my life, and "to make my parents proud" as well.=)

Here's a photo of us with Dr. Carl E. Balita after the seminar while he was autograph signing his books entitled "Ultimate Learning Guide" for people who bought or has his book. (The photo was taken with Magdalene's Nokia N73.)

It's Feb. 14, 2009 - Happy Valentine's Day.=)

We had our Part 1 of Psych review at school today. Tomorrow's the 2nd part. Anyway, the headline says it all. So, Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. I hope you all enjoyed this day with your loved ones.=) To sum up my day aside from our review, even if I didn't have a date, I did enjoy with some of my classmates/friends. We just had lunch at Chowking, like a group date. Well, hopefully next time I'll be lucky to have a date haha j/k but it'll be a year. Who knows right hehe ;) be blessed and loved this day. Don't forget to thank the Lord for being one of those who love us for who we simply are.=) God bless.

MSGE Review Week 3 - FPN

WHOA! It's been quite some time that I haven't been able to update my blog or anything else due to having a hectic schedule at school since I'm going to be graduating from college soon, and hopefully would be taking the upcoming June 2009 PNLE and no problems would occur by the time we graduate and apply at the PRC until the end of the PNLE. Aside from all that, our review of Fundamentals of Nursing (FPN), which comprises mostly of the basics of nursing, is done, and just in 2 days. Since we still have school on weekdays, we have our reviews every Sat. and Sun., yes, a Sunday. Where basically, no one usually have school or classes at that day. So, may God bless us though we are at school reviewing on Sundays. You know, even if we don't go to church on Sundays but have read the word of God and prayed, that would be enough to remember and praise the Lord and be blessed. Though it would be better to praise the Lord and be surrounded by believers as well. But whatever the situation is, everyday is like attending church, even if it takes reading one Bible verse a day. The church of God dwells in the hearts of those who have faith in Him.=) Oh, and this time, i'll try to make sure to update my blog from the past months I have missed. I have lots to tell but so limited through words. Anyway, that's when I get the time to.=) God bless everyone.