NCLEX-type questions

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    Hi! I am taking the NCLEX-RN very soon, and was wondering if anyone who has taken it recently could help me... Did the NCLEX cover the basics as far as with disorders, or did they ask some out there questions that you really have to just narrow it down and take a educated guess at? I have been doing questions from various CDs and it seems that if you know the main things about a certain topic, that you can pretty much figure out the right answer (for the most part). For ex, if the question is pertaining to Cushing's Syndrome, could they just want to know the s/s or the diet for the pt? Would that kind of question be considered a lower level question? Are the priority questions only what's considered higher level? I've been reading so many negative experiences with the NCLEX that I'm really scared!!! Any insight would be awesome and much appreciated! Thanks!
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    First of all pray and have faith before you do anything!!! Use Saunders for studying and also try Kaplan Nclex RN Exam book. The questions in the Saunders book are very much like boards.


    God Bless you!!!
    1st time-76 questions
    2nd time-265 and passed with the Grace of GOD!!!
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    Quote from MMTHERN
    First of all pray and have faith before you do anything!!! Use Saunders for studying and also try Kaplan Nclex RN Exam book. The questions in the Saunders book are very much like boards.


    God Bless you!!!
    1st time-76 questions
    2nd time-265 and passed with the Grace of GOD!!!

    Thanks for your advice. Believe me, I'm planning to rely heavily on prayers!!! If you don't mind me asking, how did you prepare for the NCLEX the 1st time vs the 2nd time? Also, do you know if there is a good book that has several prioritizing practice questions? I am using the Saunders CD, but haven't come across any of those, at least not yet. Thanks!
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    I also did the 265 questions in the back of the Saunders book. Just do questions and more questions.
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    Quote from GN456
    Hi! I am taking the NCLEX-RN very soon, and was wondering if anyone who has taken it recently could help me... Did the NCLEX cover the basics as far as with disorders, or did they ask some out there questions that you really have to just narrow it down and take a educated guess at? I have been doing questions from various CDs and it seems that if you know the main things about a certain topic, that you can pretty much figure out the right answer (for the most part). For ex, if the question is pertaining to Cushing's Syndrome, could they just want to know the s/s or the diet for the pt? Would that kind of question be considered a lower level question? Are the priority questions only what's considered higher level? I've been reading so many negative experiences with the NCLEX that I'm really scared!!! Any insight would be awesome and much appreciated! Thanks!
    Get the Saunders book, questions are just like that. Everyone gets a different tests so it's hard to predict which questions you'll get.

    ~Crystal
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    I personally thought the Lippincott Q&A book questions were very similar to the NCLEX as far as toughness. Kaplan trainer did well too for the higher level questions and Saunders is good for education and getting a solid base understanding. Lippincott and Saunders to me are a tie but between the two I love Lippincott!

    Tiffany RN,BSN
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    My vote is for Saunders, and that one only. Unfortunately, I have seen mistakes in almost every other book with their rationales.

    If a foreign trained RN can use only Saunders and pass, then the American nurses should be able to do the same. And the foreign nurses that I am speaking of did not have English as their primary language.

    Saunders just does the best job of explaining...........
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    I think it basically comes down to your critical thinking skills. Yes, there are some signs & symptoms listed, but it was never the most common obvious ones. My method was to eliminate the answers that I knew were wrong & then make an educated guess from whatever was left over.

    Jen
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    i agree critical thinbking is the whole exam if you getting basic knowledge questions about disease processes most likely you arent doing well because those are not higher level questions.....do as many questions before the exam and think of the real thing as just another practice test that what i did.......know your priority, delegation standards and disaster triage the higher level questions are mostly that


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