I'm new and very excited to have found this board. I just started reviewing for NCLEX-RN using Kaplan's Online. I also use Saunder's Comprehensive for reference. I'm a BSN grad and my challenge is that I didn't practice nursing, instead went to pharmaceutical sales (what I still do now) since college. That's why I am reviewing comprehensively.
I want to take the exam by Oct. 31 but looking at the course content, I don't think it's a realistic time frame considering I just started reviewing last week. I'm overwhelmed, anxious, stressed...but totally determined to pass NCLEX. I study in Barnes, Starbucks and in front of my computer for 2-3 hours a day.
How many months do you think I should study? What's ERI? What other reviewers should I use? Please give me tips on how to study smartly for this most important exam in my life, how to handle my anxiety while preparing.
Thanks and I look forward to getting to know you guys.
Aug 25, '02
Heather, thanks for your message. Congratulations on your success in NCLEX! You're right that I got to review the basics and knowledge content since I've been out of college for few years. I like Kaplan's Course book because it's on an outline format. Saunders is a great big book and a bit overwhelming. Have nice evening.
How many months did you study?
Last edit by fit4lifenurse on Sep 19, '02