how to answer the computations in nclex

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hi! im scheduled to take the exam on aug 09 and i would like to know how i should answer the computations in nclex. do i need to round it off? when you are provided a space to place your answer, do you type in : 0.6 ml ? or should it be just 0.6? or maybe just .6?

i don't like to miss out on computation questions because im not good in sata and drag and drop. :(

also, this may be a little off topic, but may i ask if it's worth buying the kaplan qbank for $300?? or would studying the saunders cover-to-cover help me pass my exam?

my hubby has bought a couple of books for me already, like: frye's 3300 nursing bullets, nclex rn in a flash, nclex rn new format questions, kaplan nclex rn, rea's interactive flash cards and saunders w/ cd 4th ed.

i'd feel so bad if i fail because my hubby might think i didn't make good use of all the books he bought for me. :(

Silverdragon102, BSN

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Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

The question will indicate how it wants the answer rounding up.

Do not go overboard on study material and overdo it.

soonertwin87

62 Posts

I used Saunders and NCSBN...and I thought they were great in helping me prepare. I also used the Mosby CD for practice questions. I had 75 questions and finished in less than an hour. According to the Pearson Vue "trick," I passed. I would also recommend like the poster above me not to go overboard on material. But the 2 best study tips I can recommend are DEFINITELY know content (not just strategy), meds and s/e, infection control, and delegation. And then second, practice questions til you can't anymore! I did hundreds of questions from many different sources (NCLEX 3500 is free online and a good resource) and did anywhere from 100-300 questions/day. Make sure to read the rationales, even if you got the answer right. Good luck to you!

soonertwin87

62 Posts

Also, for calculations, you have a tutorial at the beginning of the NCLEX that shows you how to answer them (as far as rounding and units). And if it shows you the units, you won't have to type them yourself.

bachelorgurl

20 Posts

thanks for your comments and tips.. really appreciate it!

bachelorgurl

20 Posts

I used Saunders and NCSBN...and I thought they were great in helping me prepare. I also used the Mosby CD for practice questions. I had 75 questions and finished in less than an hour. According to the Pearson Vue "trick," I passed. I would also recommend like the poster above me not to go overboard on material. But the 2 best study tips I can recommend are DEFINITELY know content (not just strategy), meds and s/e, infection control, and delegation. And then second, practice questions til you can't anymore! I did hundreds of questions from many different sources (NCLEX 3500 is free online and a good resource) and did anywhere from 100-300 questions/day. Make sure to read the rationales, even if you got the answer right. Good luck to you!

thanks for your study tips.. where can i get the ncsbn? what about the nclex 3500? can you please tell me the exact site where i can download the nclex 3500?? thanks in advance!

aleena23

221 Posts

http://nursing.goivytech.net/nclexrn3500/review.do;jsessionid=6BAE165F24CBC086DB9CF80C4390B4FC i just downloaded it before try it . but if this one didnt work try to search in this forum. i dont know where is it now. good luck to you. im taking also the exam by aug 21 , and i cant explain what i feel . i dont know if i read what i need to know about the exam, my anxiety level is increases day by day, i finished saundrers 4 ed. now im reviewing ncsbn., go to learningext. com

bachelorgurl

20 Posts

thanks aleen23, i saw a link for the nclex 3500 already. i tried the pretest already and didn't do good.. got only 57%.. :( id like to finish all the practice questions before my exam on aug 26.. my anxiety level is at the max too.. i do hope we both pass the nclex.. good luck and god bless!

btw, i just ordered saunders last week and will be receiving my copy on the 11th.. i hope to finish the book before the exam. pressure!!!

Specializes in Hospice, Oncology.

Try not to get too anxious. I took NCLEX yesterday, found out I passed today with 75!! Thank God. I went into the test center telling myself not to look at the number of question I was on. I did not want to psych myself out if I hit question number 76!! I would have to answer the question in front of me...no matter what number I was on. I just think it is so critical to remain calm, read the questions, and work your way mentally through the answers.

Best of luck! You can do it!!!:redpinkhe

bachelorgurl

20 Posts

lookup2sky, congratulations!!! :) i do hope i can do well as you did. i dont mind answering til the last 260++ question, the most important thing is i pass.. thanks for your reminders.. ill try to be as calm and focused as i can.. i have to hit the books now. just got my saunders and im kinda worried i might not be able to finish the book and practice cd before my exam on aug 26.. :(

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