RNs! Vote in my poll! (Please) - page 3

Hey everyone! I'm looking for a few responses to see if I want to spend my $200 and change on a review course or if I should spend it on myself. :D All my high stress nursing buddies are... Read More

  1. by   P_RN
    I borrowed F. Nightingale's lamp
    www.cwreenactors.com/~crimean/flor.htm
    and read over the scratchings on my slate from school. From what I recall I watched the dinosaur races and then went to bed. The tests were 5 over a two day period. Had to chisel out the answers on a bit of rock. Passed beaucoups high.
    Last edit by P_RN on Jan 29, '03
  2. by   Stargazer
  3. by   teamrn
    I took a review course, because the hospital who was doing the hiring at the tme, offered to pay for it.

    If I had it to over again, I don't know. I've been in nursing 20 years now, and can't remember WHAT I learned in school and WHAT I learned in the review class!
  4. by   nurseman
    Originally posted by adrienurse
    I pick n/a. I wrote the C.N.A. RN exam in Canada
    I bought the C.N.A. prep book and it helped!
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by delirium
    Thanks everyone. I have a great academic record and I am a good test taker.
    Also at my school we take an exam close to the end of the semester that is supposed to be a practice for the boards... it evaluates your strong points and weak points and what to focus on. I'm really leaning toward using that information, working with a couple review books, and not doing the class.
    well rebs, if all that is the case, then you will blow it away w/75 questions, no problem. I have no doubt as to your abilities here. my advice is save your $$$ for something much more fun than a review course. You won't need it. Unless someone PAYS for it for ya, it will be a waste of money.
  6. by   kids
    Didn't take any classes, didn't buy any books...took the 2 days of tests (back in the dark ages) somewhat intoxicated on minimal sleep and passed in the top 10% in the State.
  7. by   delirium
    kids-r-fun, you rock.

  8. by   TNcanNURSE
    Originally posted by renerian
    [B]I did not study at all for the exam. I figured if I did not know it by then I never would./B]
    me too.
  9. by   Sable's mom
    I, too, was back in the pre-computer age - Columbus Veterans Building - 2 days, 5 tests.
    Stayed in fancy hotel with my husband, watched friends study all hours - some even had their textbooks while we waited in line each morning for the ID checks - .
    Didn't study No review class
    Waited 3 months -PASSED with flying colors.
    Had first son exactly 9 months later :imbar (Guess what I did instead of studying!?!?


    Spend the money on something fun.
  10. by   RNforLongTime
    I took a review course sponsored by the American Nurses Review. It started the day after we graduated (May 97) and was full 5 day week of 8 hr days. I then procrastinated and took boards in August and the computer shut off at 110 questions for me.
    I think it helped as a lot of the stuff I hadn't really looked at since junior year. It was well worth the 200 some bucks I paid for it.
  11. by   NativeButterfly
    I did not take a review course...took the NCLEX while taking Percocet for an ORIF of my right ankle that had been done two weeks prior...passed the first time. I would take the money and have a great time on something fun!!!
  12. by   K O'Malley
    I didn't do any preparation. Did two full days of testing back in the old days in Philadelphia. Got caught in a storm coming back from lunch on day 2 and took the rest of the tests soaking wet. Passed with high scores.
  13. by   Mofe'ny
    I took several review books & met with a friend for a few days in May after Graduation. We mainly hung out at the pool in her housing development, went swimming, and relaxed. Took the NCLEX July 3, and it cut off at 86 questions. Other than that I only used several CD NCLEX review. I passed.

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