sample study schedule for the NCLEX

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    I was looking for advise on how to make a study schedule and maybe what content for the. NCLEX. I have to re-take it again for the 3rd time. I am a little frustrated, very disappointed, and unmotivated to study. On the last test I had many medication questions. Any advise on the pharmacology for the. NCLEX? Thank you.
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    definitely use your nclex test results to guide you with your studying. focus on the areas were you are "below" passing and "near" passing then incorporate all areas of the nclex into your study process.

    if you can get your hands on the saunders nclex-rn comprehensive review book/cd, try to complete the assessment test. once you take the test, saunders will create a 30-day study schedule (that you can print out) and it focuses on your weak areas. if you plan to take more than 30-days to study, just stretch the 30-days to 60...90...or whatever you need. the study schedule includes all chapters from the saunders review book so you will be able to incorporate your pharm into the process. i would also say practice as many questions as possible. the saunders book/questions are good for improving nursing content/knowledge. go to your public library. the nursing section usually has other review books with cds that you can practice questions with. you may even find a copy of examcram there. examcram is set up like the nclex so you will have good questions to study with. most libraries also have a copy of the kaplan strategies (purple book) with contains 180 questions in the book plus the cd has 180 more questions. just remember to download all the cds to your home pc, return the books to the library, and you can still practice the questions at home.

    good luck!
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    I have heard many people recommend Saunders 4th edition. I found it too easy because I would score really high with Saunders,but while using more difficult material my scores were not as high. I have heard a lot about EXAM CRAM-that it really is similar to the actual nclex style of testing. Good Luck.
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    I was looking for advise on how to make a study schedule and maybe what content for the. NCLEX. I have to re-take it again for the 3rd time. I am a little frustrated, very disappointed, and unmotivated to study. On the last test I had many medication questions. Any advise on the pharmacology for the. NCLEX? Thank you.
    WEre the same.. i found out last september that i failed the 2nd time.. Its already in the end of october and until now i'm not motivated to study again.. I really don't know why.. Probably i will take the exam until the end of this year. When are you planning to take your exam again..?Goodluck to all of us..
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    NCLEX ABCDZ STRATEGY

    A. Spend 1/3 of your time reviewing content you don't understand
    B. Spend 2/3 of your time answering test question
    C. Used most comfortable NCLEX review book for content.
    D. Begin with the area that is most difficult for you or area that are least familiar
    E. Use a good nursing reference manual or internet to find information
    F. Define the disease in terms of pathophysiological process and understand the disease process.
    G. Identify the early and late symptoms of disease
    H. Identify most important or life-threatening complication associated with the disease.
    I. Define the medical treatment.
    J. Identify nursing intervention associate with early and late symptom of disease process
    K. Identify what to teach patient and family to prevent in other to adapt to disease process.
    L. list the area you need to review.
    M. Answering question in a test mode will improve your test taking skills
    N. Each time you answer question, check the number of question you answered correctly that will motivate you to read and study more next time.
    O. Keep track of your score to see how you're improving in all area of your content.
    P. If you answer less than 65% correctly, these is a WARNING SIGNAL!! Spend lots of time reviewing content and stop doing question on the weakest area
    Q. If you answer 65-75% correctly your performance is improving and success is certain. Continue working with the content until your score is above 75%
    R. Every wrong answer, identify why you answered it wrongly.
    S. Practice 75- 85 question to known how you'll be prepared for NCLEX Exam and see how many you answered correctly
    T. Do understand the question first, formulate your answer of hand and compare with the option given to see how close your answer!!
    U. Anticipate Test question will increase in difficulty when you get the first question right!!
    V. Do not panic if someone finishes before you!!
    W. Do not CRAM CRAM!!
    X. Remember that you have learned a great amount of nursing knowledge and the exam is only designed to determine whether you're able to practice safely @ entry level
    Y. Keep a positive attitude and Pray!!
    Z. Wish you best of LUCK!!



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