My study plan Nclex pn

  1. Hi everyone some of you have asked me what materials i used to study and pass the Nclex pn... so here we go



    First of all RELAX if this is ur 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or however many times you've taken it let me tell you YOU ARE NOT A LONE!! I've taken it twice and I know how it feels to be depressed or how it feels to question yourself and what you know ... you want to know why your "failing" and what to do?...
    YOU need to breathe! when you enter that room tell yourself your going to pass!! DO NOT be negative !! && someone here told me when i get to a question i dont know or during the test if i get frustrated to just close my eyes and pray a quick prayer and continue... this helped me a bunchhhh!!! (THANK YOU TO THAT PERSON) i prayed all throughout that test... another thing, eliminating 2 of the 4 options will give you a 50/50 chance of answering it correctly... YOU know your stuff!! YOU have graduated nursing school and trust me it is all in your head locked up somewhere you just need to FIND THE KEY && relax, pray, and believe that you will PASS!!! DO NOT GIVE UP!!


    Okay. let me tell you how I studied...

    Take at least 2 months!

    Saunders PN 4e: This is a great book to study content. It took me 3 weeks to get through this book. I took 100 question exams on "level of cognitive ability" and clicked on "application" questions... Try to aim for at least a 65%


    After finishing Saunders:

    Exam Cram Practice Questions: This book has 1000 questions + Rationals... I did a chapter a day which took me 5 days to finish... the book is about $20-$25 depending on where you get it from... It was a great tool to prepare me for answering questions

    After finishing Exam Cram:

    PDA by LaCharity: THIS BOOK IS AAAAAAAAAAAAAA-MAZING!! i highly recommend it for PN and RN test takers... It gives you detailed rationals and Nclex style questions...Its about $25-$30 at barnes n noble... Took me another 5 days to finish this book... BUT i only did chapters 1-18 i did not do the Case Study chapters (no need)

    After finishing LaCharity:
    I took a 2 day break !! YOU need these breaks!!!

    After my break:
    Kaplan Qbank: I recommend this as well... their questions are JUST like Nclex!! I sat there at my computer and said "wow i wish i had taken advantage of my qbank the first time around" i was amazed at how kaplan qbank was so close to nclex style questions!!!
    I did 50 Qs a day with 100 Qs from the Saunders CD for about a week...




    AND then... I found myself in a chair in front of a computer with my heart beating reallyyyy fast ... I thought to myself "I have come this far... I need to concentrate and move forward with my life ... I will pass this test and God forbid if I don't then there is always a next time... but i will PASS..." && i began....


    Here I am now with the "good pop-up" good news I did it && so can YOU!


    God Bless & Good Luck,
    Mery Dee
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Aug 17, '12 : Reason: tos
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  3. by   2Bnursexo
    Thank you, Mary!!! and congrats again!!!
  4. by   JENURSE03_RN
    Excellent study plan! Very well done MaryDee
  5. by   mommyof2Tees
    Thanks Mary!!! And again Congratulations!!
  6. by   n_cole12
    im deff going to follow this plan!!
  7. by   MaryDeeLVN
    Thanks everyone
    I have no doubt that all of you will do tremendously well!!
    God bless
  8. by   MaryDeeLVN
    Quote from n_cole12
    im deff going to follow this plan!!
    haha thank u for being there n_cole12 if you need ANYTHING let me know ill be glad to help anyway i can
  9. by   Wild Irish LPN
    Thank you MaryDee!....testing for my NCLEX-PN in June....I will follow your lead as well!....
  10. by   MaryDeeLVN
    Quote from Wild Irish SN
    Thank you MaryDee!....testing for my NCLEX-PN in June....I will follow your lead as well!....
    Good luck & God bless!!
  11. by   n_cole12
    Quote from MaryDeeLVN
    haha thank u for being there n_cole12 if you need ANYTHING let me know ill be glad to help anyway i can



    No prob, i will deff let you know when i pass my nclex!! haha
  12. by   morenoe
    Wow im so going to get those books...I might have to be lateon some of my house bills but it should be worth it!!! I just have one question on the Kaplan Qbank what that just a book or did you buy the expensive program that has classes online or something like that?
  13. by   MaryDeeLVN
    Quote from morenoe
    Wow im so going to get those books...I might have to be lateon some of my house bills but it should be worth it!!! I just have one question on the Kaplan Qbank what that just a book or did you buy the expensive program that has classes online or something like that?

    Hi dont be late on your house bills!! lol buy the books one at a time ! your only going to use one and then use the other when ur done with the first one anyway... im sure they have them cheaper online just check!and yes i paid for the expensive program -__- but it was worth it to me my opinion if you cant afford it then just stick to the other resources i mentioned in my study material... honestly PDA helped me the most
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Aug 17, '12 : Reason: tos
  14. by   suchastar
    congrats!!!!! I was supposed to take mine the same day but I chickened out and rescheduled.

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