So the first thing I did was change my username now that I have passed the NCLEX!!! I tested last friday and my license showed as active on Sunday!!! This was THE MOST nerve racking experience of my entire life, I was more nervous for this than for my wedding or even the birth of my first child!
Anyway, it took me 82 questions and I was done. I had a TON of priority and SATA questions. It seemed to me that they definitely made up the majority of the test. Delegation and contact/droplet/airborne precautions too! I used the Kaplan book and the Lippincott Q&A
. I went through the Kaplan book from beginning to end. But, as for the Lippincott book, I would read all of the rationales then go back and take the test. I know that seems kind of backwards, but I feel like it really reinforced a lot of the info for me. And, when I missed a few questions after reading all of the rationales, those are the questions I would really focus on and try to get a better understanding (obviously if I got them wrong even after reading the rationales, then I definitely needed work in that area). It took me 2 solid weeks to get through the entire Lippincott book and it was ~900 pages long, so start early! Good luck to everyone who is getting ready to take it, just breathe slow, try to relax, and get it!!