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I need advice for proficiency exam..

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by WendyLPN-RN WendyLPN-RN (New) New

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Hello,

I am currently and LPN and will be finishing up my pre-reqs this spring and applying to the nursing program. I have to take a proficiency exam because I am a Platt graduate (that school should be in so much trouble for the lies) but that's a whole other post!

Anyways, I have to take Exclesiors NURX 310 and pass with a C. I am a 4.0 student and wouldn't normally worry too much about an exam except I have read this exam is an RN level exam.I am looking for the best study guides that don't cost an arm and a leg. The test itself will be around 450 after all the fees and such. Their recommended study guides add up to over 300...

Anyone take this exam? What was your experience like? What did you use as a study guide?

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Download the content guide outline (syllabus) from Excelsior College | Adult Nursing and look for the Smeltzer or Lewis med surg book on amazon, there are several listed for around $7 (you can get by just fine with the older 8th edition). Also I was looking over the syllabus, I would get a NCLEX-RN book for the review and questions. The Saunders is a good one, 5th ed on amazon for $14. Then start working through each section. The content guide tells you what chapters to read. Excelsior usually has practice exams that you can purchase also that are similar to the real exam and they make a great study tool also as you may see some of the questions on the real exam. They are an additional $75 and there are 2 tests. You can take them once, but go back and review the answers for 90 days.

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Thanks so much ChrisRicci! I ordered the books you suggested!

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