NCSBN best way to use to study for NCLEX?

  1. What is the best way to use the NCSBN online learning tool. I am using the three week study tool.
    Last edit by swansonplace on Jun 12, '13 : Reason: Changed question
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  3. by   LadyFree28
    Go for the review questions. Review questions and rationales...if you don't understand the rationales, review the source...NCBSN has great resources in the course material.
  4. by   nursesunrise
    I quickly read the chapter reviews and took each section test. I would stop and study something using Saunders or my textbooks if I got hung up on a concept. I completed the entire course, reading all the sections and taking all the exams in less than 2 weeks. Finished my NCLEX in 75 questions/50 minutes. I thought the NCSBN course was a great. The only thing I didn't like was that the questions were so hard, I was only getting 60-70 on the section reviews. It made me nervous, but by the time I did the practice tests at the end, I was getting 75 - 88% on them. I took the free Kaplan online exam when I finished the NCSBN course and got a 76, which translated into a 97% chance of passing. Made me feel confident going into the test. Good luck!
  5. by   blueorchid981
    Quote from nursesunrise
    I quickly read the chapter reviews and took each section test. I would stop and study something using Saunders or my textbooks if I got hung up on a concept. I completed the entire course, reading all the sections and taking all the exams in less than 2 weeks. Finished my NCLEX in 75 questions/50 minutes. I thought the NCSBN course was a great. The only thing I didn't like was that the questions were so hard, I was only getting 60-70 on the section reviews. It made me nervous, but by the time I did the practice tests at the end, I was getting 75 - 88% on them. I took the free Kaplan online exam when I finished the NCSBN course and got a 76, which translated into a 97% chance of passing. Made me feel confident going into the test. Good luck!
    Where did you get the free Kaplan exam? How many questions? Thanks!
  6. by   ORnurseCT
    I did NCSBN, Hurst and ATI, if I could do it over I would just do the NCSBN online review and a bunch of questions. I spent more time one my weak areas, skipped my strong areas. I thought the NCSBN review was comparable to NCLEX but a lot more difficult, I wasn't feeling confident after doing some of the sections but review should be harder than the test!!
  7. by   nursesunrise
    This is the link for the free Kaplan test. You register and they send you an email to test.
    Free Practice Test for the NCLEX®
  8. by   summer23
    I'm also planning to purchase the 5weeks ncsbn review course. I hope it can help me a lot. Any suggestions guys?
  9. by   rnaria
    I purchased the three week course but only used it for questions. I did every question on it once and it was very helpful. I found the content somewhat useful, but I feel like you would need to supplement it with another source. For me, it was easier to just pick Saunders as content review and a variety of sources for questions.
  10. by   summer23
    Thank you @rnaria😊

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