How to study for NCLEX??

  1. 0 Hey guys! I recently graduated from my diploma nursing school May 20th and received my ATT letter to test on June 28th. I've been doing review questions everyday and reading over content that I'm weak in. Right now I'm using a review book from a company known as "F&S review," the 4th edition of saunders q&a review book, and "prioritization, delegation, and assignementractice exercises for the NCLEX examination" by LaCharity, Kumagai, and Bartz. To those that have passed NCLEX recently, do you think this is sufficient studying for the test or do you recommend any other programs? And Kaplan is not an option for me...too expensive! Thanks so much!
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  3. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    If you do some reading in the NCLEX forum you will find that you have some of the review resources that others have used to successfully pass the exam. Just make wise use of them. Most people suggest that one should do as many questions as possible and study the rationales. Good luck.
  4. Visit  CaliforniaRNnow profile page
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    I just found out I passed this morning. So here are my thoughts:


    Kaplan IS an option...

    I found the Kaplan question trainers accidentally online when I was studying for NCLEX. Just type in "nclex question trainer" on Google!! I used the first link that comes up. The internet is an amazing resource.

    I took those Kaplan tests. I also got a little Kaplan book and took the 2 practice tests from there (includes the CD). And I took a practice test in a Saunders book. I gotta say... Kaplan questions are quite comparable to actual NCLEX questions. So I recommend it. It's good to go over your weak spots as well. I did 3,000 questions total before taking NCLEX. I had notebooks full of notes I took from the rationales (even the questions I got correct) and went over that. And MEMORIZE LAB VALUES.
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  5. Visit  jojonightengaleGN profile page
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    Quote from 123wannabeanurse
    I just found out I passed this morning. So here are my thoughts:


    Kaplan IS an option...

    I found the Kaplan question trainers accidentally online when I was studying for NCLEX. Just type in "nclex question trainer" on Google!! I used the first link that comes up. The internet is an amazing resource.

    I took those Kaplan tests. I also got a little Kaplan book and took the 2 practice tests from there (includes the CD). And I took a practice test in a Saunders book. I gotta say... Kaplan questions are quite comparable to actual NCLEX questions. So I recommend it. It's good to go over your weak spots as well. I did 3,000 questions total before taking NCLEX. I had notebooks full of notes I took from the rationales (even the questions I got correct) and went over that. And MEMORIZE LAB VALUES.
    @123wannabeanurse, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have seen you on many posts, I am taking my test on 6/22, you have given me more drive to keep going!! So happy for you!!

    I am doing Kaplan on demand, Q-bank, lab values, isolations, and LaCharity!!
    I think Kaplan, like you said is "most-like" the questions that are seen on the boards!!
    Say a prayer for me please!!
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    jojonightengaleGN

    hi how many questions you have doone so far?????
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    jojonightengaleGN

    hi how many questions you have doone so far?????
    I am on another attempt at the RN-NCLEX, so I have done soooo many!!

    This time, I have done Kaplan ( Q bank and question trainers, probably 1500 at least )
    Plus exam cram and la charity.
    I don't know how to give an exact #.

    Are you asking for a particular reason?
    Are you sitting?

    Jo
  8. Visit  Missy RN profile page
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    I used a Kaplan Practice & Strategy book, Saunders 4e, LaCharity, Exam Cram, Hurst Review dvds, and these books that came with the mandatory NCLEX course my school held. I take my test tomorrow so I will let you know what worked and what was most helpful.
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    Quote from Missy17
    I used a Kaplan Practice & Strategy book, Saunders 4e, LaCharity, Exam Cram, Hurst Review dvds, and these books that came with the mandatory NCLEX course my school held. I take my test tomorrow so I will let you know what worked and what was most helpful.
    I will light a candle and say a prayer for you tonight!!

    JoAnne
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    jojonightengaleGN

    hi thanz for the reply......yea i am giving mine on coming wednesday and have done 3 q-trainers and 24% of q- bank....
    i lost all my hope......i don't know what to do and i can't rexchdule....any suggestions?????
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    jojonightengaleGN

    hi thanz for the reply......yea i am giving mine on coming wednesday and have done 3 q-trainers and 24% of q- bank....
    i lost all my hope......i don't know what to do and i can't rexchdule....any suggestions?????
    what is your % score on the Question trainers that you have done so far?
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  13. Visit  oztizz184 profile page
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    Hi, what do you guys mean when you are talking about 'q-trainers'?
    Thanks!
    Congrats to those who passed and good luck to all!
  14. Visit  us12345678910 profile page
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    q-trainers are a set of questions which the kaplan have put it under the name of q-trainer1..2...3... there are 7 of them.


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