I'm taking my boards next week, and am a little overwhelmed with all the study materials available. When I review books like Saunders or Mosby's, I feel like I'm redoing all the stuff I already studied in Med/Surg or Pharmacology. So I've been doing questions in the books and on the CD-ROMs, and I've been doing okay, but I've heard from other people who've taken the test that a lot of it is pure critical thinking and common sense more than memorized information.
Did you study for weeks on end? Do you think it helped or it wouldn't have mattered? Or did you not study much at all, and felt you should have studied more or were glad you didn't study too much?
Jul 28, '06
by TheCommuter, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
I studied 4 hours daily at my local library for one month. I also answered questions generated by the Saunders NCLEX review CD-ROM at home. I ended up passing on the first attempt with 85 questions.
The Kaplan strategies book for the NCLEX-PN was of the greatest help since it offered strategies on how to approach questions and come up with the best answer.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Jul 28, '06