Nclex-rn today! Good pop up...and how i studied - page 2

I just graduated on December 12th 2012. I received my ATT on the 28th of Dec and scheduled my NCLEX-RN for today Jan 3, 2013. From the moment I graduated I began studying (for about 20 days) and I... Read More

  1. Visit  newgradsteph profile page
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    Congrats Shannon! I love a little inspiration! I graduated around the same time as you and took the Kaplan course the following week. The day after the course I ripped out the 3 wk plan in the book and have been following it since. I literally sit and study almost all day! I prefer to study with 110% effort and then celebrate sooner...instead of carrying my studying out. My breaks are mostly to eat (maybe occassional online shopping and looking for inspiration on allnurses lol) and then Im back at it. My test is scheduled next Tuesday. After taking my trainer 6 (62%) I almost rescheduled my test for this week, but instead I decided to save the $50 and study one more week. Took trainer 7 (61.9%) the other day and I felt that trainer 7 was the hardest. I actually havent found any part of studying easy though, but I just keep chugging away and when I get stressed I look at the background of my phone which says "keep calm and pass the nclex". I love that study guide that has been floating around and is probably all I will look at on Monday (the day before my exam). I'm praying that am RN this time next week! I think I will be more happy to see my name on the BRN website than when I graduated!
  2. Visit  ArmyTwinRN profile page
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    Quote from babykulit2000

    Hello! I'm scheduled for taking my Nclex exam this February 13. And I feel lost. I scored 49% on my QT1 and 60 on my QT2 and 3. My live classes will start on the 9th. Do u have any techniques on how to study? Congrats btw on passing !
    Thanks!

    My technique was doing the q bank questions and learning from the questions I got wrong. Read the rationales! Go back and create a quiz with only questions you got wrong to be sure that you are retaining the new info. Do the same with your question trainers. Google disease processes & drugs that came up in questions that you had no clue about. Reword the info into terms you understand. Practice the decision tree. It'll come like second nature with practice. Good Luck!
  3. Visit  daisyfleur70 profile page
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    I take mine Feb. 7th. Got a 97% on the ATI predictor. Sooo nervous.
  4. Visit  daisyfleur70 profile page
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    Is there a link to this study guide that is floating around? I would love to check it out if someone would be willing to share it.
  5. Visit  ArmyTwinRN profile page
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    Quote from newgradsteph
    Congrats Shannon! I love a little inspiration! I graduated around the same time as you and took the Kaplan course the following week. The day after the course I ripped out the 3 wk plan in the book and have been following it since. I literally sit and study almost all day! I prefer to study with 110% effort and then celebrate sooner...instead of carrying my studying out. My breaks are mostly to eat (maybe occassional online shopping and looking for inspiration on allnurses lol) and then Im back at it. My test is scheduled next Tuesday. After taking my trainer 6 (62%) I almost rescheduled my test for this week, but instead I decided to save the $50 and study one more week. Took trainer 7 (61.9%) the other day and I felt that trainer 7 was the hardest. I actually havent found any part of studying easy though, but I just keep chugging away and when I get stressed I look at the background of my phone which says "keep calm and pass the nclex". I love that study guide that has been floating around and is probably all I will look at on Monday (the day before my exam). I'm praying that am RN this time next week! I think I will be more happy to see my name on the BRN website than when I graduated!
    Sounds like you have an awesome plan and you are sticking to it BRAVO!!!! It actually doesn't cost anything to reschedule. $50 is due if you reschedule within 24 hrs of your test so rescheduling before that is absolutely FREE! A classmate warmed me about the fee and I decided to try it anyways and I was so excited to discover this! Your scores are great btw! Good Luck you got this!!!

    Oh and that study guide was great! I read it 3-4 times before testing! And info from it definitely came up that I otherwise wouldn't have known. Those mnemonics are great!
  6. Visit  ArmyTwinRN profile page
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    Quote from daisyfleur70
    Is there a link to this study guide that is floating around? I would love to check it out if someone would be willing to share it.
    I attached the study guide to this post. If you can get to a computer you can click the link and download it. I don't think you can see the attachment if you are using the all nurses app.
  7. Visit  daisyfleur70 profile page
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    Good call, I'm on my phone... I'll get in my laptop
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    Quote from daisyfleur70
    Good call, I'm on my phone... I'll get in my laptop
    Cool beans
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  9. Visit  daisyfleur70 profile page
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    Got it! Thanks so much! Congrats on having it all behind you! We all just got our ATTs today and a bunch of the girls in my cohort are taking it this month, I feel like a slacker for waiting till February, but I haven't been able to study much over the holidays, so I wanted to give myself a month to prepare.
  10. Visit  ArmyTwinRN profile page
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    Quote from medicmatt44
    Congrats on passing!

    This is great info to keep in mind as I get closer to that magical date- thanks for sharing your strategies and thoughts.

    Most likely, I will use the same study plan as you. I can study every day for eight hours a day in cram sessions- that's how I have been successful in academics so far.

    That study guide is absolutely amazing! We owe a HUGE thanks to whomever took the time and energy to put it together
    Hey Medicmatt

    I love the username btw! I was in the Army I served as a surgical tech Yeah, as far as the study plan this is how I studied throughout nursing school. We usually only had a few days to study except for our senior final. I would spend 12-16 hrs a day away from home studying for test and it worked for me ("A" student). 20 days was more than enough time for me. You know what works best for you so stick to it

    OMG! Yes! Whoever put that guide together deserves props because it definitely has helped many of us pass the boards Good Luck To You!!!!
  11. Visit  tsn552 profile page
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    Congrats!!! Thanks so much for sharing your tips. Do you have the lab values? Could you please post it?
  12. Visit  pumpkin28 profile page
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    Hello shannonsw2, I schedule for NCLEX on the 31st and I have finally made the decision to take kaplan. I'm so confused on how to conduct my study schedule, for some crazy reason I can't force myself to read or do the lectures lol. Did you do all the lectures and read the book? Some one help please!!
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    Quote from pumpkin28
    Hello shannonsw2, I schedule for NCLEX on the 31st and I have finally made the decision to take kaplan. I'm so confused on how to conduct my study schedule, for some crazy reason I can't force myself to read or do the lectures lol. Did you do all the lectures and read the book? Some one help please!!
    Kaplan has a study guide in the online syllabus. It pretty much tells you what question trainers to do and how many qbanks questions to answer daily. You can modify it however you like. I didn't read the book and I only watched a couple of vids. They were in areas where I personally felt weak. Tailor you studying to meet your needs. You are at the finish line! Stick to your plan and take the NCLEX ;D GOOD LUCK!!!


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