Dont go over the things you already know, go over the areas that still give you the most trouble. This worked very well for me.
Feb 27, '04
Hi Emily's Mom,
If you can afford it, look into a good comprehensive review to begin with. Then set aside 4-6 weeks of intensive study where you use what resources you have to break down subjects you find most difficult to least difficult. Work every day for so many hours, 2-3 hour increments is best I have found, otherwise you get worn out too quickly. Then use whatever you can to remember and retrieve the information.
I bought a index card notebook with colors, and lots of highlighters. I am definitely a visual learner so this worked for me. I also bought a hand-held tape recorder and taped myself speaking my notes after I read over them. I listened to these tapes in the car, in the shower, whenever I couldn't really look at my notes. It helped. Drove my hubby crazy too!
Good luck, and most importantly, don't give up! It is afterall, just a test all of us had to pass. God bless,
Feb 28, '04
You mentioned before that you took a review class. Do they offer some kind of re-review or money back guarantee if you don't pass?
If you are looking into another review class, one that I think would be excellent is the Hurst review. I met the creator of that review, and she is really down to earth, and a good southern country girl like most of us from around this neck of the woods! Tracey met her too, and I'm sure she can tell you more about that review if you are interested.
Try to relax some and give Emily LOTS of hugs and kisses. Email me sometime and let me know how you are doing. I really miss talking to you!
Feb 29, '04
sorry, pushed the wrong button before I was done......
any way, the NCLEX-RN made easy was the best book for me.
The section on how to break down the NCLEX questions by Nursing Process, then Maslow's needs really put things in great perspective for me, and the CD that came with it had very similar question s the NCELX.
The next book that I used was the Mosby's (4th edition) good CD and practice questions.
Feb 29, '04
I suggest that you study too. No surprise there. But I would also like to suggest that you stop studying a day or 2 before taking it. Get well rested and go in there as relaxed as possible. And know that YOU CAN DO IT!