How I passed Nclex I year out of school!!!! :)

  1. I just took the RN-Nclex last week, I graduated last june and just sat for boards and PASSED. This is what I did!!!! I tried to read Kaplan, Exam cram, Saunders 3rd or 4th (the new blue book) and even bought the NCSBN (this did not help, I did the pre-test and that was it), do not waist your money. All of theses books had some great info but I felt very over whelmed when trying to study them. What I did was I took the saunders CD went into study mode and did all the questions in each content area cardiac, neuro, resp, pharm when I did each question there are like 5200 I wrote the question on a big note card with the answer at the bottom on the back of the card I wrote out the rationale, the rationales is what helped me the most, when I got to my test I felt like I was well prepared, also you need to know the infection control neumonic, I mean it. When you learn the rationales it really teaches a lot about complications, my entire test was on complications, learning the complications helped me with all my priortization and delegation questions. Then 2 weeks before my test I went over my little cards over and over. I learned so so much.
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  3. by   suns
    i hope i post something like this next week!
    congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   blondiedaisy
    Thank You
  5. by   JbreezyRN
    congrats! my friend told me too that she didn't read much and just did the Saunders Q&A on tutor mode. Im planning on doing that this sunday, I test 2 weeks from now and I'm really scared and felt unprepared when I'm already been studying so much!
  6. by   nyssnurse
    Thanks extremely helpful!
  7. by   caliotter3
  8. by   Yownyown
    CONGRATULATIONS!

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