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Anyone currently using NCSBN for their NCLEX RN review?

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by cp11 cp11 Member

Hello friends!

Just wanted to ask using NCSBN for their Nclex RN review? I'm currently using it but I'm kinda overwhelmed because its a lot of information and a bit boring to read them all. Did you read and study all the information or just answered the post test and the question banks?

Thank you so much in advance!

I got ahold of the test bank questions and used those along with ATI and Lippincott. I didn't "study" for NCLEX; I did 75-150 practice questions a day for about 2 weeks prior to the test. Passed in 75 questions.

Okami_CCRN, ADN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 4 years experience.

I paid for the three week NCSBN Learning Extension and thought it was a waste of money. I used Saunder's/Hurst/Kaplan questions to study. I did anywhere from 50-150 questions a night for about two weeks and passed in 75.

I passed the NCLEX RN using NCSBN questions and Hurst videos

RunnerRN2015 said:
I got ahold of the test bank questions and used those along with ATI and Lippincott. I didn't "study" for NCLEX; I did 75-150 practice questions a day for about 2 weeks prior to the test. Passed in 75 questions.

Hey! thanks for the input, I really appreciate it!

Okami_RN said:
I paid for the three week NCSBN Learning Extension and thought it was a waste of money. I used Saunder's/Hurst/Kaplan questions to study. I did anywhere from 50-150 questions a night for about two weeks and passed in 75.

Yeah, I'm kinda disappointed too but I guess I'll be using the NCSBN for practice question... Oh I will be using hurst for my core content. Thank you so much for the reply!

shieyecla said:
I passed the NCLEX RN using NCSBN questions and Hurst videos

YAY! I will do the same! I'll use the NCSBN questions and I'll add NCLEX 3500 and 4000 questions too.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INFO!

SierraBravo

Has 3 years experience.

I used the NCSBN website solely to prepare for the NCLEX and passed in 75 questions. I didn't review content, I just used it for questions and did every single question on the site as well as reading all rationales, whether I got the question right or not.

I am befuddled by people worrying about which preparation tool has the best content. The NCLEX is not an exam you can "study" for, so why are people looking at content. You should have got all the content you needed in nursing school. If you simply can't figure out a question, then it makes sense to go to the content section and review that brief section related to the question. Otherwise, you are likely wasting your time reviewing content.

Keep in mind folks, the NCSBN is responsible for creating the NCLEX. So do you think that their questions might be representative of what you might see on the actual exam? You betcha! In fact, all of their questions are from prior NCLEX exams (albeit from many years ago).

I know that everyone learns differently, but I am always in shock when I hear of people spending hundreds of dollars on Hurst, Kaplan, etc... when all you need is a huge bank of questions and rationales to adequately prepare for this exam which is exactly what the NCSBN site provides.

_emergency, BSN

Specializes in Emergency Room.

have you taken the NCSBN review course already? if so has it been helping you? im planning on purchasing it as well

This course is closest to the actual Nclex exam. Read every single rational and do those questions over and over. Also if you can get a hold of Saunders flash cards...they may seem simple but have excellent rational to both right and wrong answers. Last but not least La Charity prioritization....those three inexpensive resources worked for me. Good luck