How to study the Content for the Nclex?

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    Hi all!

    I have Been reading books for nclex, but really i can't focus because I think I'm not yet prepared with the basics: Content. How can I study Content? Which books? How to start? Do I study systems first? I feel really dumb with the Q' that Im asking. but im overwhelmed. Please help !
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    Just sayin', content is the LEAST tested on the NCLEX...if anything, it would help to look at the NCLEX through its four keys in becoming a licensed nurse: Safe, effective care, Health promotion, physiologic and psychological integrity...it is the application of WHAT to do with the knowledge in providing effective, competent care to patients.

    With that being said, reviewing content is based on reviewing rationales to questions...question review is key to the NCLEX. IF and only IF you need to study content, there are ample resources; I used examCRAM and Pharm Phlash as my source for content as memory joggers from my nursing education; the rest were based on review on application to answer the questions. I used Kaplan, Saunders, LaCharity and NCSBN as sources for question review; NCSBN was used as a "mock NCLEX" for me.

    Having a good study schedule will help with success as well. I worked 30-40 hours/week while studying for the NCLEX, so I utilized Saunders NCLEX flash cards, as well as apps on my iPhone as well.

    You know what you need in terms of being successful in passing an exam, as well as what you need to overcome in order to successfully pass. Focus on what are your weaknesses, and focus on reviewing questions and the rationales. Best Wishes!
    GrnTea, joanna73, and Miniangel2 like this.
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    If you are looking for a good content materials, i'd highly recommend Mary Hogan's Pearson Book. Very detail information some i have not seen on Sauders.
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    Thank you both!
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    You have been learning the content for the past several years. Its in your head, you may not realize it, but it is. You need to refresh by just practicing questions from all topics. Use something that is easy and handy like an iphone app. I noticed a few other people mentioning NCLEX mastery. I haven't tried it, but that seems to be the clear choice. Thoughts anyone?
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    I recommend NCLEX Mastery. It has tons of mnemonics, info, and flashcards/questions with excellent rationales. You can select certain subject areas or just do an all inclusive. I used it & Hurst to study for my NCLEX last month(passed with 75 on first attempt!)
    I'm not positive, but I think it may be $19.99 for the full app. But totally worth it!
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    I preach the Saunders 5th ed Comprehensive review book whenever I can lol. I say give yourself two weeks to get through it. It is a good refresher book to jog your memory of things learn semesters ago. Then, spend one to two weeks answering Kaplan and PDA type questions. Be sure to review the rationale as well. I use mobsy mini pharm book to review pharm.
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    I used saunders 5 e and it has content and questions. Excellent for content. Good luck
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    thank You!
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    Hurst review covers all you need to know content wise. There's also a 35 page study guide floating around this website that I highly recommend.
    chicagoboy likes this.


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