Anna Therese D. Jose | Mary Christine M. Jawili | Marivic C. Lagasca | Elisha Rose L. Lapie | Florina B. Laquiores | Gizelle C. Ligores
This study aimed to assess the different strategies of the Nursing Licensure Exam passers of Letran Calamba in terms of time management, memorization techniques, efficacy of review centers, efficacy of group studies, note taking, reading, preferred environment, and rest and sleep. It also aimed to determine if there is a difference in the strategies used when grouped according to personal profile. The study used descriptive qualitative method of research to identify and describe the different study strategies that the passers have used as they prepare for their licensure exam. Ten students from each batch of passers, June 2008, November 2008, and June 2009 were chosen as respondents. Survey questionnaire and follow-up interview were used to gather the needed data. Findings revealed that most of the respondents in terms of time management spent three to four months to review for their exam; in terms of memorization, mnemonics was common among the respondents. It was also found out that most of them took review sessions in review centers. On the other hand, most of the respondents found group studies not effective in reviewing unlike reading books and other references which were found helpful. In addition, majority of the respondents preferred quiet environment during review and spent six to seven hours in rest and sleep. In conclusion, male and female students differed in their review strategies for their Nursing Licensure Examination. Family income also affects the respondents in terms of enrolling to review centers. It was suggested that students should also find time to relax and unwind even though they undergo rigid review for the exam.