Dear Friends at Allnurses.com,
I just would like to thank everyone in AllNurses.com. This website helped me a lot in passing my NCLEX for the first time with 75 questions. I learned a lot from this website, got tips for NCLEX and what kind of books and reviewers to use. To all of you future NCLEX test takers, I want to let you know that I passed my NCLEX without enrolling in any review school, nor enroll in any online courses. I just use the books that were suggested in this website. Here is the list of books that I use:
1. Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX with CD by Silvestri
I believe this is a must to have. I really use this the most.
2. Prioritization, Delegation and Assignment by La Charity
Another must have book. It helps me a lot on prioritization. By the way on my exam I have lots of SATA.
3. Kaplan Strategies, Practice and Review
I read it twice, but most important to know and understand is the Maslow, If you know Maslow by heart it will help you a lot on your test and understand the topic.
4. Lippincotts Q&A
Good for practice, but I think the questions are sometimes harder than NCLEX.
5. CD from Medical Surgical Nursing by Smeltzer
6. Many free questions from the internet which I also got from this website.
I studied every single day and most of all I prayed a lot to our Lord and to Mama Mary. If you failed the exam, just relax and pray and do the exam again. I know it is easy to say to relax, I myself was so nervous before my exam but as you are answering the questions you became more at ease.
Again, thank you allnurses.com. To all of you NLCEX test takers GOODLUCK!!!