I am a nursing student, and all my professors keep talking about is the final NCLEX exam. I know of a person who it took three tries to pass and someone else who passed on her first try. I was just curious as to people's opinions of how hard it was and some good study tips.
Oct 18, '12
I found the test to be challenging but not so hard that I thought that I was going to fail. The thing about the NCLEX is that you don't know what you are going to get. I studied for 6 weeks before the test and I thought that I studied everything but there was still things on there that I had no clue what it was. I believe that it you put the time and effort into studying then you can pass on the first try.
Oct 19, '12
Its true, you really dont know what to expect, you cant possibly memorize every lab value and medication that exists, no one can...Its a challenging test but its absolutely possible to pass. I STRONGLY recommend the Kaplan review, its a bit expensive but totally worth it and those questions are the closest to the NCLEX. They give you online resources with tons of questions and their rationales. I recommend doing that as practice, it also tells you areas that your weak in also so you can brush up on those areas. Dont make yourself crazy though....I was always weak in labor and delivery and never got those questions on the NCLEX. Practice for a few weeks and you will be confident.
One more thing, you may be asked the same question on the NCLEX multiple times, but worded differently....DO NOT CHANGE YOUR ANSWER. They will try to shake your confidence and you will think maybe your doing something wrong but your not. You know your stuff.