New Grad with Nclex worries

  1. Hello,

    I just graduated and am awaiting to take my boards, however I am not finding much time to study. I am in the middle of a lot of changes in my life including a move, new schools for my kids, new daycare, husband out of town with new job, weddings, you name its happening to me now.

    So my question for all of you is how much time would you say you put forth on studying for the nclex, did you take kaplan, did you pass(if you dont mind answering this question)?

    Im not taking kaplan and dont forsee much study time.

    Thanks Lisa
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   MishlB
    I didn't study at all for the NCLEX. You have so much knowledge stored in your brain, you will be surprised. If you kept up in school, you should do fine. Take your time, but don't read too much into the questions. Take the test soon, don't put it off. Good luck!
  4. by   liddle
    If you don't have time to study the one thing I would recommend is some sort of test taking book. After 2 yrs of nursing school and hours upon hours (months) of NCLEX review and CD's I got priority questions that were impossible to break down. I know, I know, ABC's and Maslow. It was just 6 of 1 and halve doz. of the other.
    GOOD LUCK!!!!
  5. by   rainbows4me
    I know what you mean about being busy! At the minimum, I would try to practice some NCLEX questions from a book or CD (the CD is easy and painless and much more immediate). Just 100 questions a day (takes me less than an hour every night once the kids are in bed), making sure you review the rationales, is a great start. Wish I could tell you I passed, but I'm testing this Wednesday. If you feel confident in your content from nursing school, you really just need to become familiar with the NCLEX type question/rationales...

    Good luck to you!!

    Rainbows
  6. by   Tweety
    I tried to use a review book about one hour a day, four or five days a week. I took no review course. I passed the first time. You'll do fine. Good luck!
  7. by   SCRN1
    There's sooooooo much you have learned while in school that it's maybe impossible to study all of it. While I was in my last semester or so of school, I had a couple of study books that came with floppies. I practiced a little bit with those practice questions while still in school...it was mainly to help me with school exams. After graduation, our school offered a week long review class & I went to that. If your school or a nearby hospital doesn't offer one of those, you may want to purchase an NCLEX review book and practice some of those questions. Computer cut off at 75 questions and I passed the first time.
  8. by   RNIAM
    Practice a few questions if you need to and then just test. I would make sure I wasn't frazzled by life when I tested. Relax the day before the test. Good luck! Make sure to review the prioritizing questions. Good luck!
  9. by   SCRN1
    In addition to what I said a little while ago...

    Make sure to get a good night's sleep the night before and eat a good breakfast the morning of.
  10. by   leisa22
    Thanks for all your suggestions and real life stories. I feel better about being able to pass. I will get a question book and disk and make a goal to do 100 questions a night.

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