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How do I study for NCLEX RN?

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Hi everyone,
I am looking for advise on how to study for this test. I just graduated last week from nursing school. I did good on my exit hesi (958). I had completed the hurst review before going in to the last semester of school. I am feeling really overwhelmed at this time, I do not know how to study, what to study, for how long. I don't know if reviewing my hurst notes will be enough. And also, I feel like if I sit there and try to read the whole saunders book would translate to info overload. Does anyone have any advise as to how I should study for this test. I plan on taking it early January.

P.S I am also a lvn - I passed my nclex pn first try with 85 questions and all i used to study was the hurst review but I literally made flashcards on the entire saunder's book - and honestly, I rather not do that again for nclex rn.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Congrats for making it through nursing school! 
I think the best way to "study" for the NCLEX is to practice questions. Many people use UWORLD (I used it) to prepare for the NCLEX. There are also many others who would take NCLEX review classes. My school required us to take a live ATI review and I honestly did not find it helpful. I didn't use anything else to study, I only used UWORLD. 

In my opinion, I don't think studying for the NCLEX by reading the saunders book would help. Practice questions everyday, but don't overdue it! & read the rationales for the questions. Understand the ones you got wrong and it doesnt hurt to read rationales for the questions you got right too. 

Goodluck & best of luck to you!

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Twohns specializes in Homecare.

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Am in same boat. Just don't know where to get questions. Have been out of school for a while did online to obtain RN. Was looking at Uworld.  Is there anything on computer/internet that's half decent with challenging questions, not just MC???  TIA Any suggestions will be appreciated!!!  Appologize if I hyjacked your post did not mean any harm, just  feel like I'm treadin water & anything posted could benefit us all who feel this way!!!!!

Twohns

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natsuhomes1 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Graduate BSN.

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You pretty much have most of the content needed to pass the NCLEX. All you need to do is establish a study plan, how many hours a day, establish a routine and please, rest when you are tired. Focus now in answering questions to improve your test-taking strategies.

Use your book or notes for your weak points. If you are tired of answering questions, you can look at youtube videos. It is very helpful.

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