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How do i study for the Board?..HELP!

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by nyunrse2b nyunrse2b (Member)

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Hello guys,

I am a new member here.I just Graduated from My nursing school (HEW!) and am preparing for the board..Now i have a couple of questions. Hope you guys are able to help me

1.What book did you guys use to review?

2.How many hours/How many questions did you guys do in a day?

3.How long do you think we should wait (as in..after graduation) to take the test ? (i am planning on taking it in middle of july..already send my papers in)

4.How did you study for your NLCEX ?

Thank You

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Ditto as above! me too! I am in Kaplan review right now, and have 235 books all over my room...help help!! :)

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NeosynephRN specializes in ICU, PACU, Cath Lab.

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I graduated May 12th..I studied throughout the semester..on and off. I took the NCLEX on Fri June 1st and passed. I used the Saunders Comprehensive and a Kaplan Stradegy book. I also used Suzannes study plan, which can be found on the NCLEX forum here!! Good Luck!!

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EricJRN is a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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Welcome to the site! I moved your thread to the NCLEX Discussion Forum for more responses. Good luck to you!

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1.what book did you guys use to review? saunders 3rd edition, saunders q&a cd, prioritization, delegation, and assignment: practice exercises for medical-surgical nursing (paperback)

by [color=#003399]linda lacharity (author), [color=#003399]candice k. kumagai (author), [color=#003399]barbara bartz (author)

2.how many hours/how many questions did you guys do in a day? about 8 to 12 hours a day with breaks, at least 100 to 200 questions

3.how long do you think we should wait (as in..after graduation) to take the test ? (i am planning on taking it in middle of july..already send my papers in) ...it depends on you i guess...

4.how did you study for your nlcex ? practice a lot of questions and focus on the rationales

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I used Saunders CD for med/sug Q's with rationale. I had a study sheet on priority/delegations. I studied 100-150 Q's per day. Overall total was 3000-4000 q's. I studied on/off or about 6 weeks between 2-4 hrs a day. I stopped studying a day before the exam...went out and did some relaxing

things.

They say there is a higher pass rate when you take NCLEX soon after finishing nursing school. I passed NCLEX first try May 2007 after being out of school 18 months.

Hope this helps and good luck to you! :caduceus:

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saunders helped me and make sure you study for understanding and not memorization

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1.What book did you guys use to review?

Saunders Comprehensive Review

2.How many hours/How many questions did you guys do in a day?

10-30 questions a day on and off for a few months

I stopped studying 3 months before the exam.

3.How long do you think we should wait (as in..after graduation) to take the test ? (i am planning on taking it in middle of july..already send my papers in)

I waited a year. But whenever you feel ready, that's when you should take it.

4.How did you study for your NLCEX ?

I'm good at retaining information and remembered lots of things that were taught during school. Don't always rely on a study/review book, rely more on the skills/material that you've learned in school.

Have lots of confidence in yourself and what you were taught.

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