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Help me pass my NCLEX

dazlnRN dazlnRN (New) New

Hey! I'm looking for your advice for ONE extra thing I can do before my NCLEX to help me pass, stay calm, or anything you think is important. Any and all of your input is greatly appreciated as I prepare to graduate and take my NCLEX exam in a few months.

First, how are you with your content? If you feel you are strong, then I would suggest you purchase a book(s) with nclex style questions (ex. exam cram, lippincotts, lippincotts alternate style questions (do all the SATA questions in this book!!) and any other nclex style questions you find online). If you have the money to purchase Kaplan, do it! However, when you practice the questions from Kaplan, don't just do them once. Go over them about 3 times. Even if you know the answer, still read the rationale. If you don't know the answer, read the rationale, go over the content in the book, and memorize it best you can. I guarantee you will be happy you did. Even if you don't get a question that you went over the rationale and content for, I'm pretty sure it will help you get down to the final answer for other questions. It never hurts to know too much content!!! Saunders is also a great book for just kind of skimming through all of the red font and the little boxes and so forth they have in there. If you are poor with content, then I would suggest you take about a month or month 1/2 and just read Saunders or if you purchase Kaplan, they have a great comprehensive review book (very simple and fast to get through), however I would still read Saunders (I swear by this book)!!!! If you have instagram, follow Tootrn (the questions she posts are amazing)

GOOD LUCK AND YOU WILL DO FINE!!!! DON'T STRESS AND JUST CONTINUE YOUR NORMAL EVERYDAY LIFE!!! STUDY AT A TIME OF DAY WHEN YOU CAN CONCENTRATE BEST!!! YOU WILL PASS!!!

You will find plenty of advice here on what to study, how to focus your plan of prep. But something that tends to get missed in all of this preparation is that you are a human being who needs downtime! If you have a schedule that allows you to study five hours a day and that's what you're going to do, fine....but you will need to have time for something FUN, something RELAXING, every day. Without that as part of your life for the next couple of months, you will turn into a Stress Bunny Basket Case and will be here asking what to do with yourself because you are "freaking out".

Take time out of your studying for calming, relaxing, FUN things. It will surely help with the stress :)

There is a 35 pg study guide that I highly recommend. If you don't have it pm me. It's a great list of must know content. Do lots and lots and lots and more practice questions. For me figuring out how to answer the questions was a big deal, especially the select all that apply. I used Lippincott 's sata study guide. When I started I was getting 2 out of 10 right half way through the book I was getting 8 or 9 out of 10. I didn't work much at all on content at that time so I know that wasn't why I did better. It was learning how to answer them.

This is what I used. If you look on my latest post, I attached the 35 page study guide to it. Good Luck.

1.) The Kaplan On demand course ( I listened to the lectures, qbank, tests 1-7, pretest & post test, alternate item questions, and the session videos)

2.) LaCharity Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX Examination, 3e (I didn't do the case study...only the questions)

3.) 35 page study guide

4.) 97 page study guide

5.)Strategies for Alternate Item Formats on the NCLEX-RN® Exam by Linda Anne Silvestri

What's this 97 page study guide I keep reading? I see that it has helped people and also I heard it was a scam. A lot of their info wasn't correct. Please advise.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

What's this 97 page study guide I keep reading? I see that it has helped people and also I heard it was a scam. A lot of their info wasn't correct. Please advise.

It costs $50 and you can google it. Members have stated it was just notes from other sources. Anything a layperson or other student created runs the risk of no QC & inaccuracies.

the 97 pgs can be found via youtube. It seems like a bunch of info compiled from Kaplan questions and saunders...the author brags about how great it is and how it helps with the NCLEX. Shes obviously full of ****. The guide is pretty messy, waste of money and didnt seem to help. Plus, if you took kaplan, there is no point buying that "guide" since its basically the same info...

the 97 pgs can be found via youtube. It seems like a bunch of info compiled from Kaplan questions and saunders...the author brags about how great it is and how it helps with the NCLEX. Shes obviously full of ****. The guide is pretty messy, waste of money and didnt seem to help. Plus, if you took kaplan, there is no point buying that "guide" since its basically the same info...

People are going to say that about any review. I was lucky enough to know somebody here who had this and they sent it to me for 20.00 USD instead of the 30.00 USD. The person raised the price. If this is the KAPLAN, than I am glad I didn't dish out 400.00 USD for it. The NCSBN and the 90 something page studyguide helped me pass in 75qs.

Where can I find this 97 page guide

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

Where can I find this 97 page guide

The 97 page guide isn't free. It's for sale online. It's not a unique document but a compilation of notes from other proprietary sources such as Kaplan and Saunders. I think the "author" was selling it for $50

INN_777, BSN, RN

Specializes in Oncology, Medicine.

Without that as part of your life for the next couple of months, you will turn into a Stress Bunny Basket Case and will be here asking what to do with yourself because you are "freaking out".

Stress Bunny Basket Case - hehehe, that was me throughout my NCLEX experience:)

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