Hello to all the upcoming NCLEX RN test takers. I just finished my NCLEX in 79 questions, 12 SATA, 3 sequential ordering.
So far the GOOOOOD POP up. I graudated in July 2013 but took Kaplan review in class in May 2013. I felt that Kaplan prepared me to know what type of questions will be asked on the NCLEX and I utilized there content reviews by listening to them at night. During the week I did only 50 questions per day from the Qbank and reviewed at night. On the weekend I listened for at least 4 hours of content along with every night listened to about 1 hour of content. I feel in my experiance that Kaplan did prepare me for the type of questions and reenforced content with there videos. My Qbank was 61% finished with 61% average, MY QT6 was 64% and QT7 60% (I took 14 days and 7 days before my exam date). I did the other questions trainers first during May and had to go back and review them.
If I could give any advice set up a studying schedule and stick to it! DO NOT let fun times and BBQ, and boating trips ruin your focus. I sacreficed a lot this summer but know that next summer will be filled with even more. When your scores start dipping or you get frustrated settle down take 24 hours off and go back fresh. MOST OF ALL pray to GOD believe in yourself that this is what he has made for you to help others at the most vulnerable times of there lives. I truly pray for everyone out there studying or preparing. I hope this help ease any nervousness. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF RN!