September test takers [NCLEX-RN 2012] - page 7
by Indian_rn2b 13,927 Views | 79 Comments
I am taking my NCLEX-RN exam in mid september.I sometimes feel so unmotivated and just don't feel like studying.So I thought of making a thread for people who are going through the same and preparing for the NCLEX.This thread is... Read More
- 0Sep 11, '12 by FutureRNBSN12Quote from mcjones19What iPhone apps did you use????
I used the Lippincott book and iPhone app, as well ATI and the ATI review course. I read rationales to my right and wrong answers. I also visualized. I wrote my signature on post it notes with RN after it. I told myself I would be successful even though the last couple days I was doubting. That test was hard. I'm glad it's over. dde0a
- 1Sep 11, '12 by AwoSaNyI will be taking my exam this weekend. So nervous, but I know God has been with me throughout this journey and will continue to be by my side!!! Any advice on how to spend the last few days of reviewing??? I've just been focusing on practice questions instead of reading content.
- 1Sep 11, '12 by AwoSaNyQuote from MattastrophikI'm not a September test taker, BUT I took my test this past August 30th (sort of like September... anyway)
I know this feeling all too much. I graduated May 15th, and I didn't have the money to put in my application or pay Pearson, so I waited up until June 1st to put my stuff in. NJ-BON is notorious for taking forever to process things, I didn't get my ATT until August 14th, because I kept getting the run-around every time I called them, until I actually went up there. I wasn't even put into their system until July 16th. Don't worry, I have a reason for that mini-rant, haha.
During that time, I kept hearing all of my classmates passing, some even getting jobs, and I didn't even have my ATT number yet, so I lost a lot of drive and motivation to study. I'd be CRAZY to study until some indefinite time. But I finally got a date for my test, and I still felt a bit unmotivated, so I actually did a few things (not saying this is what you have to do, but... it gave me a slight boost lol).
1) I used the Saunders CD, the questions are good to do to get into the pattern of answering NCLEX like questions. Sometimes, I didn't feel like doing 100 questions a day, so I told myself if I at least did one or two quizzes a day, I'm still doing "something" instead of nothing. Before I knew it, once I started "doing" questions, it wasn't so hard to get into again. So maybe aim to do a quiz a day, and plan days where you'll do more. When it's time for the NCLEX, you're going to HAVE to do questions, so try a day where you pretend it's the NCLEX and force yourself to do a 100 question exam. Then read rationales etc when it's done.
2) The other unnecessary, but slight booster I did, I ordered a Littmann stethoscope off of Amazon. During nursing school, I had this really super cheap $8 stethoscope. It worked, but I've always wanted a really good one. So when it finally arrived, I thought "Just think, you'll get to USE it when you get a job!" and that for some reason, put me in a mode to study. I would put it around my neck and do some Saunder's questions :P
3) Talking to people who took their NCLEX already. I know everyone's experience will be different, but I noticed part of the reason I didn't want to study, was because I was afraid of what I thought I didn't remember, or what I may have forgotten. So it was easier to not know by not finding out! But everyone I talked to felt the same way, and listening to their test taking experience put me at ease a little, and I wasn't so afraid to just do questions or review once in a while.
I found out today that I passed Good luck to everyone! Remember, you came this far, you must've been doing something right :P
Congrats and thank you for the encouragement. I take my test this wknd and I'm super anxious..yikes!
- 0Sep 16, '12 by Indian_rn2bQuote from obafemi enitolaam aforeigntrained nurse.i want to take nclex rn exam.am confused about d books to buy and review couses to take .pls helpppppppppppppp
Hello obafemi enitola
I Know its really hard to decide what to study and if you are foreign graduate you have to be very careful with the resources you use.I am a foreign graduate too and I am using Saunders comprehensive review book 4th edition and I love it.Its little overwhelming though.But being a foreign nurse I feel a need to review my content.So get a one review book that you like search Allnurses about "best review books for Nclex Rn exam" you will get an idea of what is best. I would also suggest you to get a review classes (only if you can afford them).There are lot of review courses out there most popular are Kaplan,hurst review and NCSBN review.You can search Allnurses to compare their reviews