RNs! Vote in my poll! (Please)

  1. 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.

    All my high stress nursing buddies are definitely taking the course, but I am iffy about it.... so I'd like some input.
    Thanks in advance,
    Reb
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  2. Poll: Review course... yea or nay?

    • Took a review course, passed the NCLEX

      29.01% 38
    • Took a review course, failed the NCLEX

      0% 0
    • Took a review course, passed the NCLEX on a subsequent attempt

      0% 0
    • Didn't take a course, passed

      67.18% 88
    • Didn't take a course, failed

      3.05% 4
    • Who cares about your stoopid poll?

      0.76% 1
    131 Votes
  3. 45 Comments

  4. by   Furball
    Took the review course, then sat on a beach relaxing for a week. (I fully intended to study but didn't) Took the NCLEX and it stopped at 75 questions.

    Don't forget to relax before the test.
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I took a review ONLY because it was offered at my school free of charge. 4 full days, Thurs and Firday of 2 weeks. I missed the second half of the Fridays due to sitter problems, but I was there for the rest of it.

    Somewhat helpful I guess, a nice overview of everything. Computer also turned off at 75 questions.

    But I don't think it was the thing that made me pass, and had it not been free I wouldn't have wasted the money on it. I guess it just all depends on how confident you feel as you review the material.

    Heather
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    Challenged the LPN NCLEX while I was still in school for RN; it was HORRIBLE---but i passed

    Couldn't get time for more than 1 session of the review for RN; just studied the Saunders review (loved it!) and passed the RN.
  7. by   fab4fan
    Didn't take review course, and passed 1st time. Review courses were not as available then as they are now; we took our test the old way...2 days, large auditorium, fill in the dots, wait three months for the results. There was no internet to check to see if you passed...you just had to run to the mailbox.The day my results came, I had gotten so tired of checking that I just left for work, didn't check the mail. Of course, that was the day the results came.
  8. by   NurseDennie
    I sure would have taken the review course if it'd been offered for free at my school. I don't remember how much it cost, but it was way too much for me!!!

    I actually voted in the poll, but I'm only posting a comment because I think Delerium/Rebecca's new av is so cool.

    Love

    Dennie
  9. by   Furball
    The RN's who taught the review course i used were EXCELLENT so it probably depends on WHO'S teaching it.

    But, as stated before, you need a strong foundation too. If you passed by the skin of your teeth in school, a review course might not be enough to compensate.
  10. by   peggywi_RN
    back in the dark ages..when i took my boards..there wasnt a review course in my area and i had two little kids; so i went to the book store and bought a nclex review book and studied on my own....when the kids were in bed. Everyone has their own style of studying to remember things..some people do better in a study group and others like me are better off studying by themselves...what ever works!!
  11. by   adrienurse
    I pick n/a. I wrote the C.N.A. RN exam in Canada. Can't imagine it was terribly different though. Bought the prep book and read my med/surg text from cover to cover. I passed.
  12. by   researchrabbit
    I bought the "Dummies" version of the NClex review. I think I spent an hour or two with it. In addition, I looked over the lab normals the day before the test.

    Clicked off at 75 and I passed.
  13. by   l.rae
    l bought a review book w/ cd rom...did practice tests.....NCLEX had MANY lab value related ?'s when l sat. like , based on these values, what nutritional changes should be made in the diet, then would list several foods.....kind of bizzare...but, l passed w/ 75...........LR
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I did not waste all that money on a course. Just got hold of a really good review book. Started w/the subjects I was likely to forget like OB and psyche and then med-surg last. Did fine.
  15. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    School offered the course it was nice and gave us some indication of what degree the questions would be like. I liked the CD rom that came with my nclex study book better.... It was a great guide. It will all depend on your study habbits to be honest if you havent really studied then it isnt that much help to you but if you have you will breeze right through it.
    Zoe

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