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Thank u I am also using it but sometime feels bore , how long did it take to finish Saunders ?
I actually didnt finish it, I got to like page 850~ then got distracted with real life
And interestingly enough the questions on the test that I struggled with the most (eye stuff, ear stuff, aids, psych) were all in the last 300-400 pages.
I still passed, but that book definitely helps out.
I would usually do 80-150 pages over 6-8 hours.
Some chapters eventually take a LOT more time (ie cardio) because they are far more difficult and detailed. While other chapters (positioning, lab values etc) are incredibly straightforward and you can fly through.
My best guess is 50-60 hours give take 10-15 for most people to read the entire thing well.
I also read Saunders Strategies for Test Success: Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam, 2e (Saunders Strategies for Success for the NCLEX-RN Examination): Linda Anne Silvestri PhD RN, Angela Silvestri MSN RN: 9781416062028: Amazon.com: Books
(was mandated to have it for school)
And I can say it probably helped me get at least an extra 10 questions right (out of 265) on the actual exam when it came down to guessing stuff I had no clue on.
That Saunders book really covers everything though.
And I STRONGLY STRONGLY recommend anyone who plans on taking the NCLEX knows lab values inside out.
You could have anywhere from 40-100 + questions that have a lab value either in the question, or in one of the answers. Which easily allows you to eliminate or choose an answer (if you know the normal ranges)
I know I GREATLY struggled with many of the questions that are vague and have vague answers, so I really tried to make lab values my bread and butter and it worked.