2001 Graduate, when do I start to study and how???

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    I posted a few days ago about my story. I graduated in 2001 from RN....have worked as an LPN from 1999-2008 (when I had my twins I started staying hoome). I am married and have 3 kids (6 year old and 5 year old twins). I am a stay at home mom. I know that I am lacking in content for sure. I think Hurst online would be a great asset to me. I am not the type of person that can sit down and read a book and "get it". I am more hands on or visual. Right now I have 2 1/2 hours to myself in the morning then have to get my twins from school. In the fall I will have all 3 kids in school all day. I really would like to start studying now, but not sure I should purchase Hurst since I only have access for 3 months. Just feel like I have alot going on with kids that need their mommy and summer coming up. My LPN license expires in November so not sure if I should shoot to have it taken by then and really start focusing in Sept. when the kids are back in school. ANY tips or anything helpful would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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    I guess I am just wondering when and how to start studying for this beast! Also, I am not sure I can spend 8 hours a day studying in the fall, just seems like alot. Thoughts?
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    How about starting with a comprehensive review book. Browse through the books offered at Barnes and Noble and find one that suits you. You can also do practice tests to flesh out your weak areas. Try the tests here: http://nursing.slcc.edu/nclexrn3500/mainMenu.do. You may find you remember more than you thought. Remember not to answer from experience, give book answers.

    I also cannot study for hours at a time, more like the time it takes me to drink a cup of coffee. Reading the success stories here it seems most agree you need to be familiar with the questions. Obviously you can't get away from knowing content.

    Don't let your LPN license expire.
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    Thanks! No worries, I will NEVER let my license expire whether it is LPN or RN . I do have the Saunders Q and A 2nd ed., Saunders NCLEX RN 3rd ed., Mosby's 16th and La Charity PDA. I also have access to ATI.
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    Quote from helpmepass
    Thanks! No worries, I will NEVER let my license expire whether it is LPN or RN . I do have the Saunders Q and A 2nd ed., Saunders NCLEX RN 3rd ed., Mosby's 16th and La Charity PDA. I also have access to ATI.
    Sounds like you have some good summer reading by the pool. :-)
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    You could try NCLEX-RN Flash Review. It covers concepts instead of just asking questions. It might help you remember what types of topics you need to study. It's only one resourse but it might be worth looking into. Good Luck


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