Newbie to take NCLEX-RN...please drop a note

  1. Hi there! I'm new and just want to chat with you guys. I'm about to take NCLEX-RN in five or so weeks so I'm freaking out. I feel like I don't have enough time to be well prepared before I take the exam. Haven't received ATT yet since Vue is mailing them out by 10/1/02. I've no exam date yet, but wanna take it by Oct-Nov. so I'll have peaceful holidays

    For those reviewing for NCLEX, would you mind giving me some tips on what books and cd-roms to use? How long do you plan to study?

    Thanks and hope to hear from you.



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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   GPatty
    Not taking my RN yet. Just took my LPN, but I studied using the discs that came with my NCLEX books. Took test after test after test....I used Mosbys, Saunders and Davis'.
    Don't freak....you'll do fine.....
    Best of luck to you!
  4. by   nursenoelle
    Saunders is pretty popular-see if a practice test on the computer is available @ your school these help. Stay Calm above all . Good Luck!
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    welcome and all the best to you!
  6. by   futurecdrn
    I'm also reviewing for NCLEX-RN. It's really stressful but that's the fun of it I guess. Kaplan is great too!

    Best wishes!
    Last edit by futurecdrn on Sep 21, '02
  7. by   Allison P
    I took the NCLEX-RN in June. It's not as bad as people make it sound. I did a three day review course before I took it. My hospital paid for the course and paid us education hours for going to it. I think it helped me, especially with the med-surg stuff.
    Good luck!
  8. by   camkib
    Hi...I'm still taking prereq's for an ADN program, but I popped in to wish you luck on your NCLEX

    Best Wishes
  9. by   Brownbetty
    I just took my NCLEX exam at the end of this past August for the first time and passed. I must say that the Kaplan course and center was an integral part of my success. I you cannot afford the course, at least get the Kaplan NCLEX RN book from the library, learn the test taking strategies and do the practice questions on the CD-ROM, good luck.
  10. by   CharmRN
    Thanks to all of you :-) Success to all of us in school and NCLEX!
  11. by   RNConnieF
    I used Kaplan and thought it really helped. While I was taking the test I kept hearing the instructors voice coaching me to use the test taking stragities she taught. When I took my LPN boards I didn't take any prep course. Both times I got the minimum number of questions, go figure.
  12. by   MelH
    Good luck, CharmRN! I know you will do great! Keep us posted!
  13. by   fit4lifenurse
    We can do this Charm! I'm also reviewing for the big test. :roll

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