Hi Everyone, My name is Justin I graduated Nursing School in August- Got my ATT at the end of August Scheduled my test for Sept 10-
Back Story- I work full time in a busy ER in Upstate New York- Graduated in the Top of my LPN Class- Got Top Clinical Student Award at Graduation-
Boards- I had 85 questions (LPN Min)- I had nearly all Select All That Apply & The Drag and Drop- I only had 3 questions that were NOT in one of those two formats!- I felt very confident during my test and when it was over I KNEW that I had passed the NCLEX-PN-
My test Started at 8am- I arrived at the testing center at about 7:35am- Was the first person to sign in-
Let me tell you once I got signed in and taken to the testing center- My heart was RACING! I was so nervous! I didn't know what to expect, but I knew I had to inhale deeply and pass this test! (After all my future kind of depends on it)- It literally took me 10 minutes to answer the first question- After that I moved on to number two- I knew what the question was asking me- I felt very confident- I clicked next- #3- Select All That Apply! ( I thought OH ****!) Already? (lol)- So I read the questions BAM! I knew I got it! I kept pusing thru- I got to about number 55 and Got a regulare question- I must have missed number 54- Then NUmber 56 went back to a SATA Type- So I knew I was back on track- I got to number 80 Stopped for a minute and prayed- 85 came- SATA again!- I read it and laughed because I knew the answer!!!!! I was so happy, proud, & relieved!
What I studied- more like what did I not study!-
Here is a List-
-Kaplan Book (Not the online course just the book)
-College Network (They came to my school and gave my class a 7day trial pack of the PN NCLEX prep) -To me this was most like the boards
-Saunders (ONLY the CD!!- I hated the reading material in the book! Too much like class!)
-Exam Cram! ( Get the one with the reading material and the 200 question!)
-Remar Review (On YOUTUBE- Regina is an RN and she is VERY smart! I remember her voice during my NCLEX! Watch ALL ALL ALL of her videos)
My study plan- QUESTIONS! I honestly didn't focus much on reading into things- Just do questions- The Saunders prepared me for the SATA questions- but the boards are a totally different animal in itself. I highly recommend REMAR review if I could go back in time I would have purchased her review guide- She made things so EASY to understand in her videos!
Good Luck to all you guys and gals who are about to face this test! You CAN do this! I believe in you! If I did it ALL of you can too! Put Nervous Nelly in the Trunk on the day of the test! Eat a good breakfast- Forget sleeping just lay in bed, your mind will NOT let you sleep! My mind reviewed facts all night as if going thru a file cabinet on Auto Pilot-