So I graduated in December and bought the Hurst review awhile back in (feb). Its been 6 months since I have graduated. As many of you guys who have bought the Hurst review it was said not to take the NCLEX during times of hardship. When I graduated, one of my family member was diagnosed with cancer in december. It was extremely hectic and I feel like I have lost so many months of studying, moving on with my life, etc etc etc. Currently, I am the caregiver, jobless and constantly taking care of my family and family issues also taking my family member to the hospital everyday for PT/OT, appointments, etc. During this time I also have more responsibilities for financial issues as well. Honestly, my life is on a hold. Regarding NCLEX, I was already scheduled for Nclex but I had to make a decision to cancel it or take it and take my chances of passing. So I ended up taking the NCLEX and failed at 75 questions without really studying much. Now that I am trying to get back to studying, I find it difficult to study, cant focus, I made my schedule several times and been unsuccessful in following it. This time around I have made my schedule by studying for only Hurst review for about 3 months maybe? and taking Saunders question and/or NCLEX 4000. My schedule is basic such as every topic, for example, fluid and electrolytes.. I take three days to study it. All my Hurst notes are completed. I only have to now sit down and study. I want some tips on how I should do it. Also, my schedule for studying is only 5 days (weekdays). I keep my weekends for catch up day/break days, because everyday its something new occurs/issues, which can delay my studying. There's a lot of peer pressure as well from family, bf, etc about passing and studying for NCLEX and I like to pass on my second time around, if not I have wasted almost year and scared about not passing later. I have read lotta threads and one thread I read about a lady who was out of nursing school
for over a year and half and took Kaplan failed at 75, then she took HUrst review and did NCLEX 4000 CD failed 2nd time at 265 question because she was rushing and then again she took it the 3rd time and passed. Also, I have read under threads that many people take only few weeks usually less than a month to study. I want an idea of a study plan, many people can help me it would be great to view everyones opinions on it. I already decided I am only doing Hurst review, Saunder question and/or NCLEX 4000 and maybe ATI question app since I already bought it. Thinking to do ATI questions when I am at the hospital or somewhere that I cant take my hurst reviews with me. So any tips on how I should study and how many hours should I put into it and I kinda dont want to wait for 3 months to take my nclex would like to take it within 2 months or 2 1/2 months, do you guys think its possible. I know I probably cant put more then 5 hours in to my day for studying. Oh also, I am thinking to take NCSBN review ONLY for practice question once I am done with Hurst Review (maybe do the questions for 2 weeks or maybe 1 week.. what do you guys think?). Your help will be highly appreciated!! Thanks!!