Just want to say how encouraging it is to read how many of you guys are passing the nclex on the first shot. I am scheduled to sit for my exam in 10 days, and I feel this overwhelming sense of helplessness coming on. I have been studying for about 4 weeks -- although, I have to say it probably took me almost an entire week just to figure out what the best way to study even was. I overloaded myself with preparation materials (as most of us do) and got real obsessed real quick over which practice questions are as similar to the NCLEX as possible because I have noticed that the levels of difficulty in different review books are quite noticeable.
My materials are:
Saunders Comprehensive review 6th edition. --> This review is very detailed, and most helpful when i want to clarify a topic. You simply just can't read this book cover to cover, but its a great go to reference. Their online questions though I find almost too easy....and not sure if I should just end my time with those questions because I feel they aren't challenging enough.
Exam Cram 3rd edition. --> I love this book. It is not as detailed as Saunders but good for a quick, no headache version of a subject for a fresh reminder. This book comes with a cd of questions which are moderately easy, again...should I keep at it?
NCSBN --> might be the holy grail of NCLEX review. I had high hopes for this program because of their affiliation with the actual exam. They have so much content, and their practice banks are really helpful. I battle between spending my remaining days reviewing content or just going through their banks because I will not have enough time to complete all the modules...
Kaplan Qbank --> whoa. Talk about scary. I can only hope the NCLEX eases up a bit and is not like some of these Q bank questions because that would devastate me.
Anyway, I guess what I am struggling with the most right now is should I spend these last 10 days on content still, or just bombard myself with questions everyday. What has been a good strategy for you guys??