How long did you study for

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by RNKay31 RNKay31 Member

Specializes in Clinical exp in OB, psy, med-surg, peds.

How long did you study for, did you only did questions, cause I have done over 5000 questions and am freaking out. Just venting

Boston-RN

Boston-RN, RN

Specializes in LTAC, Telemetry, Thoracic Surgery, ED. 501 Posts

NCLEX-PN....did 100-200 q's / day for 17 days, took NCLEX and passed w/ 85 questions....but when taking the test, thought I failed horribly

RNKay31

RNKay31

Specializes in Clinical exp in OB, psy, med-surg, peds. 960 Posts

Thank you, am freaking out over here cause am so broke and want to do nclex-RN right now.

I probably did about 2,000 questions from the NCLEX 3500 review and just found out that I passed!!

NJNursing, ASN, RN

Specializes in Orthopedics/Med-Surg, LDRP. Has 6 years experience. 597 Posts

I graduated May 25th. I took the Kaplan review starting the 26th for 4 weeks upon which I didn't review/study anything except during the class. June 16th was the last day of class and I didn't pick up a book again or do a test until about July 1st and then from July 1st - 5th I just skimmed my Kaplan review book and started the cumulative review in the back of the Saunders book doing like 20 questions a day (not a lot) and the first 2 Kaplan test trainers. I got knee deep into studying July 7th doing about 200-300 questions a day and doing test trainers 3 and 4. The day before my NCLEX we did about 150 questions and called it an early day. I took a test drive up to the testing center, went home and lightly skimmed the poster board charts I had made previously. I watched a movie and went to bed early.

The day of my test (yesterday) I got to the testing center 45 minutes early (because I thought traffic would be worse) and I skimmed the little note cards I made, memorizing lab values and fluid/electrolytes which of course NONE came into play for my NCLEX.

As long as you have a basic working knowledge of each area of content you'll be ok. Remember, the NCLEX is trying to find out if you have the MINIMUM knowledge to practice safely. You've gone well with studying. I know it's a high level of anxiety, but you'll feel so much better when it's done.

NYSNOWBUNNY007

NYSNOWBUNNY007

Specializes in Step-Down NICU/PICU. Has 5 years experience. 273 Posts

did the saunders Q & A Flash cards the ones that come in the BLUE box....went to the library with a class mate of mine we meet there at 10:30 am went to lunch at noon for about an hour and a half and then went back to the library and did more questions...we talked about many of them given each other input and pointers...then we'd go home at 5pm..so id say between 85 to 130 questions a day for 2 weeks...hope this helps...

Sue :monkeydance:

DolphinRN84, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

Has 16 years experience. 1,326 Posts

I graduated May 28th. Started doing 75 questions a day for about 2 weeks using NCLEX 3500 (as well as using Saunders). Found out NCLEX 3500 wasn't really working out for me, so I just started doing Saunders and Kaplan. I took the Kaplan course (for free!) while I was at school..like the last 3 weeks before graduation. We also got the Q-bank and the Question Trainers and did all 7 before the test. After scheduling my ATT, i had done about 200 questions a day, sometimes alittle less. I never kept track of how many total i did..but i would guess maybe around 3000. Hope that helps.

RNKay31

RNKay31

Specializes in Clinical exp in OB, psy, med-surg, peds. 960 Posts

Thank you guys, you all release my stress a little bit, I am freaking out for the whole day, I think I need to get this test done.:monkeydance:

titohan

titohan

31 Posts

Graduated May 25th; started studying on the 1st of June. I studied using Kaplan and Saunders. Kaplan for questions and strategies and Saunders for content and rationales (better than Kaplan). Took the Nclex on the 21st of June, 3 weeks to be exact. Came out of the exam FEELING LIKE I PASSED and I did!!!!!!!!!!!! You can do it!!

RN and Mommy

RN and Mommy

Specializes in Ortho/Neuro. 401 Posts

I began studying about 3 weeks before NCLEX, the amount of time per day varied, but I did questions everyday. I followed Suzanne's plan and went through the Saunder's book and answered the questions at the end of the chapters, then went through and read the chapters that I scored less than 75% on. I also used the Mosby's review cards for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-RN questions and answers made incredibly easy. I really liked all three of these sources, oh, and I also took a NCLEX review class through ERI (total crap). Some days I studied for hours and some days not at all. I would say I did an average of 100 questions per day for those 3 weeks.

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