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This is a discussion on My study plan Nclex pn in NCLEX Discussion Forum, part of Nursing Student ... Hi everyone :) some of you have asked me what materials i used to study and pass the Nclex pn... so...by MaryDeeLVN Apr 19, '12Hi 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 DeeLast edit by JustBeachyNurse on Aug 17, '12 : Reason: tos
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- Apr 19, '12 by 2BnursexoThank you, Mary!!! and congrats again!!!
- Apr 19, '12 by JENURSE03Excellent study plan! Very well done MaryDee
- Apr 19, '12 by mommyof2TeesThanks Mary!!! And again Congratulations!!
- Apr 19, '12 by n_cole12im deff going to follow this plan!!
- Thanks everyone
I have no doubt that all of you will do tremendously well!!
- Quote from n_cole12haha thank u for being there n_cole12 if you need ANYTHING let me know ill be glad to help anyway i canim deff going to follow this plan!!
- Apr 19, '12 by Wild Irish LPNThank you MaryDee!....testing for my NCLEX-PN in June....I will follow your lead as well!....
- Quote from Wild Irish SNGood luck & God bless!!Thank you MaryDee!....testing for my NCLEX-PN in June....I will follow your lead as well!....
- Apr 19, '12 by n_cole12Quote from MaryDeeLVNhaha 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