my nclex that i took had priority question. one of them i was struck on all 4 which was so stressful. all of them were emergency but i just took a deep breathe and think what will happen to each one.
i had priority labs as well. meaning they gave me a disease or drug and ask me what labs are priority. those were new to me.
i took kaplan which i think was a waste of money but i love the QBANK Questions i think thats why i passed since i practice a lot i mean a lot of questions. i did the 3week course from the state board of nursing online. one of my friends told me she got a question from there but i'm not too sure if it's true.
and of course i used saunders. every week i pick a subject: few days ob, few days peds, no psy because i felt i just needed to practice questions and just went over terms. and all med-surg.
in the saunders i find the info was overwhelming so i did went back to my ob and peds notes and everything came back to memory.
as for drugs: i didn't really study it. just the main drugs such as digoxin, lasix, heparin, coumadin, antibiotics, lithium, librium, dilantin. the drugs were too overwhelming for me to study but i know if you study by classification it is much easy then one drug at a time.
i had kaplan course book which had list of drugs in classification. it was too overwhelming but i choose just some to study from it.
i think the key to passing this exam is to know a general of everything. the exam was nothing as i expected. things weren't even in the book and everything was just thinking thinking thinking.
i still in shock that i pass because only 1question i knew i got right. lol.
and also i had hellen feur cds from my friends - i just listen day and night, shower, before sleep and it helps to recall the general information.
hope this helps!!!!