Hurst review course question
- 0I am taking the Hurst NCLEX-RN review course on Aug. 10-13th. I was wondering if anyone can suggest how soon to test after taking this course?
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- 0Jul 14, '09 by vashteeI did it about 2 weeks later. What they will tell you is to be sure you KNOW all the material they provide you in their book, and then they give you a list of stuff to download for review, and tell you to do it on your own time. I'm not sure I liked how they handled the extra material, but I *did* pass.
- 0Jul 14, '09 by kewlnurse2bQuote from vashteeaside from hurst what other material/s did you used?I did it about 2 weeks later. What they will tell you is to be sure you KNOW all the material they provide you in their book, and then they give you a list of stuff to download for review, and tell you to do it on your own time. I'm not sure I liked how they handled the extra material, but I *did* pass.
- 0Jul 14, '09 by vashteeQuote from Kewlnurse2BA handful of us got together every day for a week, 6 hours a day, to do questions out of several books, including Saunders.aside from hurst what other material/s did you used?
The thing to do when you take your exam is to make 3 columns on your white board, and keep track of how many questions you knew, how many you totally had to guess on, and how many you narrowed down to 50/50 chance. Hurst tells you that all you need to do is to get more right than wrong, and when I considered how many questions I knew plus half of those 50/50 questions, I knew I was well over the "more right than wrong" range, so I was pretty darn sure I passed.
Everyone who took the test before me didn't do this, and they came out thinking they failed, so they cried until the results were posted.
Also - there is no way you will know all the medications. I had 15 or 16 medication questions, and I never even heard of most of them. Just try to understand the most basic ones, plus understand how to recognize groups of meds (beta blockers = lol, etc) and their side effects. Also, the medication questions I had focused a lot on patient teaching.
- 0Jul 15, '09 by RN/CMFirst of all, let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed the Hurst review and I think you will too!! I went to every class and paid attention in class, although I did get sleepy, I listened to the instructor or Marlene very carefully. I purchased the online supplement as well, and went through every lecture a second time. I also did the mock NCLEX questions and watched the DVD that explained the rationales for the right answer. I took the Hurst review May 26-29 and took my NCLEX on June 8th. Ms. Hurst recommends that you allow yourself at least 7 days of quality study time to know the material before you take the NCLEX.
I passed and only had 75 questions. Good luck to you!!