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  1. My name is a Jenny I am a nursing student about to finish my RN degree and will be taking boards this coming June. As I prepare to graduate I am wondering the best way to study for the upcoming boards? How would you recommend to study, and mentally prepare myself, so that I can be successful on the test? Thank You
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  3. by   john83
    Try ma'am Suzanne4's plan. It has worked for a lot of people all over the world, including me.
  4. by   seekinghelp
    Quote from john83
    Try ma'am Suzanne4's plan. It has worked for a lot of people all over the world, including me.


    How do I get information for the Suzanne4's plan.
  5. by   latrinidad
    Dear John, Ma'am Suzanne said since I'm taking the NCLEX in 4 months time, I can't avail of her 6 weeks guide. I did the first tip. Please advise me on what to do next. Thanks lots.
  6. by   latrinidad
    Correction...in 4 weeks time...i'm so rattled. Thanks again.
  7. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I bought books, I reviewed, I worried and I fretted.

    And then I found this thing.

    It is a downloadable set of 1500 (or maybe 15,000) questions that are very like the NCLEX questions. It also adjusts itself based on your performance, just like the NCLEX does, so you get a harder one when you get one right, and an easier one when you get one wrong.

    At the end, you can get a print out of all the questions, all the answers, all the rationales, what answer was right, which answer you chose, and whether you were right.

    Four weeks is plenty of time--you can have unlimited uses for 30 days.

    The cost is something like $43 US. You can buy it online and download it instantly.

    I loved it. I passed the NCLEX with the minimum number of questions (65? 75?) in 45 minutes. There were a couple of questions I did not recognize, I took my best shot and went on. Most of the questions I knew.

    Here is the link. I find it by going to www.google.com (some people call that "googling") and entering this [Mosby CAT NCLEX RN online], without the [ or the ]. DO NOT buy the "boxed" version--it costs the same, but you pay extra for shipping, and then you have to wait for it to arrive.

    If the link doesn't work, cut and paste this.... and good luck to you all!

    http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/pro...=9780323032520
  8. by   john83
    Quote from latrinidad
    Dear John, Ma'am Suzanne said since I'm taking the NCLEX in 4 months time, I can't avail of her 6 weeks guide. I did the first tip. Please advise me on what to do next. Thanks lots.
    I see, pressed in time for your preparation...Okay, since I 've used ma'am Suzanne's plan, I cannot give any other advice that would be reliable...Oh well, since you cannot use her study plan, just do the traditional way of reviewing; set a time everyday for doing book and/or online/computer review and questions, for example in the morning you study/refresh your knowledge of nursing concepts(especially areas of weakness/limited understanding), then in the afternoon you answer questions(never forget to read the rationales for every item/choice). You have the option of using only one book(Saunders Comprehensive)or using all resources that you can avail. And most importantly, never forget to pray and read the Bible. Have faith, an active faith; Faith and works.

    God bless!
    Last edit by john83 on Apr 20, '07
  9. by   latrinidad
    Thanks lots. Please include me also in your prayers. Hope to eyeball with you in the near future.
  10. by   latrinidad
    Thanks lots. I'll go googling from here. God bless.
  11. by   latrinidad
    Thanks lots John83. Please include me also in your prayers. Hope to eyeball with you in the near future.
  12. by   john83
    Quote from latrinidad
    Thanks lots. Please include me also in your prayers. Hope to eyeball with you in the near future.
    You're welcome latrinidad!

    Sure, I will. Please pray for me too...:angel2:

    Hehe, sure, see you someday! If you get to Bacolod city Philippines or in the USA someday, please do update me through PM.

    Oh, one more thing about studying: In example, you can use the evening time to "synthesize" everything that you've learned in the review and in the performance of the exercises. You can also make your mnemonics at this time. In addition, I've read in some study material(when I took the NEAT/NSAT exams after elementary and high school respectively) that studying early in the AM is the best time for long term memory. You may find conflicting studies about this as there is no hard and fast rule about this. For me, early in the AM works best for studying.

    In all the time, pray and never forget your spiritual needs. God bless!

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