NCLEX-PN exam..Please help!!

  1. Has anybody taken the LPN exam lately?
    Who knows the best resources to use to prepare for the exam that could guarrantee passing the exam?..
    I have attempted the exam and failed the exam already..I used Saunder review/Cds and Lippincott..

    Please help!!!
    FRAY
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   ALF_LPN
    I took the NCLEX-PN last month. I had been out of school for about 3 1/2 months, so I had some studying to do to make sure that I still had all the information needed. I used two books. I used KPLAN-PN Strategies for test taking. It is amazing, it teaches how to answer the questions. However, I swear by Saunders NCLEX-PN. I studied through each body system to remind myself of all the diseases and disease processes. It also comes with a CD rom with thousands of questions. I answered 200 questions a day for about 3 weeks. These books together gave me the confidence I needed to take the exam and I passed it the first time with 85 questions. Good luck to you. Take a practise exams and study your weak areas.
  4. by   maximaxi
    Quote from fraymond
    Has anybody taken the LPN exam lately?
    Who knows the best resources to use to prepare for the exam that could guarrantee passing the exam?..
    I have attempted the exam and failed the exam already..I used Saunder review/Cds and Lippincott..

    Please help!!!
    FRAY
    How did you study. How long did you study for? I think the study strategy the ohter person gave is a good way. Going through each body system.You could go through 10 different books or resources.But if you arent studying the right way it is just a waste of your time.
  5. by   ALF_LPN
    I also studied using NCLEX made Easy, which has good study guides for diseases, however the practise questions were a bit easy compared to the NCLEX questions. When you took the practise questions (Saunders) what was the percent that you were getting correct? I did not go on to the next body system until I was getting 75-80% correct. Always read the rationales, even if you get the answer right, you might learn something you didn't know. Also, prioritizing can get you. Remember also physiology first (Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs) and for the NCLEX-PN (according to KAPLAN) pain does not count as physiology, it is psychosocial. Remember your ABCs (airway, breathing, circulation) and know signs and symptoms your patient/resident will experience they are having trouble with any of those. I highly recoment the Kaplan book, you may know a lot of the concepts, but if you do not know how to apply the information you have stored in your mind, than the NCLEX can be quite challenging.

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