so i have passed my nclex-rn (1st time too) and now i just want to share a few tips with y'all. i'm so thankful to allnurses.com, and want to do a little something to give back to the community =). i will make it simple & short because no one likes to read long post right?
first, i'll list all the resources that i used (cost: $0)
1) saunders 4th edition
(i read a few chapters that i was weak on, and used it to look anything that i was not familiar with. had to buy this when i was in nursing school.)
2) ati comprehensive review
(they came to our school to do a 3-days review, and gave each a book. i don't think it can be bought online. i read 1/2 of the book)
4)kaplan's strategies practice and review
(this was an eye opener!!!! after reading this book, i've improved so much on test taking skills! search in your local libraries!)
5) nclex exam cram
(can also be found in public libraries)
6) google: "kaplan trainers"
to find sample tests if you're out of questions!
7) kaplan review mp3,
google this (listen when you're out jogging, doing chores, driving to work)
1) i did this in 3 weeks. (100qs/day for a week, then increase to 200qs/day) goal was 4000 qs by the end of 3 weeks. then rest the day before the test.
2) remember, it's not about the amount of qs, but about the strategies used to get to the right answer, and the knowledge of course.
drink a lot of water. & believe in the lord & his glory.
repeat this before you go to sleep every night, and before the test. it'll help calm your nerves. "i can do everything through him who gives me strengths" - philippians 4:13.
good luck 2012 nurses! i believe in you, so believe in yourself!