As the day of your licensure examination approaches, anxiety level increases which can keep you out of your pace. So here are some simple and quick tips before you take your exams.


A lot of examinees gain weight by binging during the review period. Try wearing your uniform and see if it fits comfortably, else make appropriate adjustments.

Check your room assignments

You may check your room assignments here. If it’s not there, you can check yours during the exam day.

Bring candies or bite-sized snacks

The examinations is six hours long on the first day and four hours in the second, believe me that it will definitely make you doze off or even sleep! Candies can help keep you awake.


Cite your prayers and will that you’ll pass the NLE! Here’s a collection of prayers.


Three days before the exams you may sit down, lay on your back, or recline as long as you feel relaxed. Your goal should be reducing as much anxiety as possible before the exams. Don’t stress out learning a new concept or bother forcing yourself to memorize one. Deep breathing can also help you more than you can imagine!


Light Reading

If you cannot keep up with stopping to review three or two days before the exams, you can do some light reading, for the sake of relieving your anxiety. Our nursing bullets are perfect for this.


Get a good night’s rest for a week on the few days before the exams. This will help you adjust your sleep-wake cycle which I think, for sure, was altered during your review. Sleeping makes you less irritable and distracted.

Get out of the exam room

On the day of the exams, get out of the exam room a few minutes or the free time before the exam starts and familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Make a trip to the washroom.

Prepare your stuff

Make sure you bring the following for the NLE:

  • Notice of Admission (NOA),
  • Applicant’s stub,
  • Official Receipt,
  • pencils no. 1 or 2, sharpener
  • black ball pens,
  • metered-stamped window mailing envelope,
  • long brown,
  • long plastic envelopes.
  • paracetamol
  • loperamide
  • napkin for females

Ace it!

We at Nurseslabs are constantly cheering for your success so ace the exams! See ya future RNs!

Matt Vera is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing since 2009 and is currently working as a full-time writer and editor for Nurseslabs. During his time as a student, he knows how frustrating it is to cram on difficult nursing topics and finding help online is near to impossible. His situation drove his passion for helping student nurses through the creation of content and lectures that is easy to digest. Knowing how valuable nurses are in delivering quality healthcare but limited in number, he wants to educate and inspire students in nursing. As a nurse educator since 2010, his goal in Nurseslabs is to simplify the learning process, breakdown complicated topics, help motivate learners, and look for unique ways of assisting students in mastering core nursing concepts effectively.


  1. Tell yourself that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Christ is the anointed one, it is the anointing that empowers therefore speak life, speak success and go RNs.
    God is able to do far more abundantly than you can ever ask or think. In His words it says I know the plans I have for you , plans that you should prosper, He is not man that he should lie or go back on his words, Just trust him GOD’S DIVINE FAVOR ON ALL SITTING THE EXAM. SHALOAM


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here