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I think I am going crazy.. I've been studying from my Saunder's NCLEX review book and there is sooooooo much to study for... What should I majorly focus on for the NCLEX?? I know that every test is individualized and different for everyone, but I just dont know how to review now.. Because there is so much information to retain in my head. I am taking it this Friday June 8 and have reviewed from the book for about 2 1/2 weeks already.. A lot of the instructors and previous LPN grads told us to take the NCLEX as soon as we finish school because it we wait too long, we might forget a lot of stuff... Any input will help, thank you so much fellow LPNs ;) ..

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Hummer07 specializes in L & D, Convalescent, Med/Surg, Emerg..

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I studied the Lippincott Cd for 2 weeks, I did 100 questions a day, and passed the second time. The first time i studied 4 different cd's from different authors, and i over studied and failed. Just stick to one book or cd and u will pass.

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AnnieOaklyRN is a BSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in ED, Pedi Vasc access, Paramedic serving 6 towns.

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MN-Nurse,

I am also about to take NCLEX. What i decided to do was go to the national council web site and look at the test plan which includes all of the catagries in saunders under client needs ( Health promotion and maintenance, Physiological integrity, psychosocial integrity, and safe effective care enviornment). When I finish doing 100 reveiw questions in an area or when I feel comfortable, I take an exam in the same area and if i score above an 80% I move on to the next section under client needs. Also when you veiw your exam scores you will see your weak areas, for me that is Pharm and pediatrics so I plan on doing a lot of review questions in those areas.

I hope this message isnt too confusing, let me know if you need clarification.

Swtooth

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I just took my NCLEX almost a month ago and I only studied the Saunders CD and the NCLEX cram sheet that was given to me by my instructor. It helped a lot. The sooner u take it the better. I would suggest to study religions and cultural diversities. Most of my friends told me they had that questions. Best of Luck!

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I think the most important thing about the nclex is priority. What system do you address first and which patient. Knowing how to answer the question is very important. I had a rx in my test that wasn't even in our drug book. So just be practical, go with your instinct and answer to the best of your ability. You won't know everything but rationalizing the answer is the best advice I can give you. Good luck!!!!

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ohmeowzer RN is a RN and specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

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does anyone have any tricks for priority ? example ABC's if you can't use ABC's for priority .. what do you use next? any hints would be great

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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I think I am going crazy.. I've been studying from my Saunder's NCLEX review book and there is sooooooo much to study for... What should I majorly focus on for the NCLEX?? I know that every test is individualized and different for everyone, but I just dont know how to review now.. Because there is so much information to retain in my head. I am taking it this Friday June 8 and have reviewed from the book for about 2 1/2 weeks already.. A lot of the instructors and previous LPN grads told us to take the NCLEX as soon as we finish school because it we wait too long, we might forget a lot of stuff... Any input will help, thank you so much fellow LPNs ;) ..

At this stage of the game, with NCLEX being on Friday, I wouldn't want to confuse you with what to focus on. If you have studied for at least 6 to 8 weeks before the date and focused on each area to the best of your ability, then, I would say to go take it and have faith that you have done the best you can. Usually, the closer you get to the test, the more anxious you get, and the more you may feel that you have not covered enough. Tomorrow should really be a day where you remove yourself from the books, unless you chose to reschedule. It is very true...each test is totally different. I didn't get ANYTHING on cultural diversity, and many other things that I would have expected. I suspect that you will surprize yourself and see that you have studied and comprehended more than you think. The key thing is to be calm during the test and think carefully about what they are asking. You can do it and tell yourself that you WILL do it! I wish you the best of luck.

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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does anyone have any tricks for priority ? example ABC's if you can't use ABC's for priority .. what do you use next? any hints would be great

Kaplan's Stratgedy for Success is a good book to invest in for clues on how to answer those.

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NicoleERRN is a RN and specializes in ER.

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There was a system we were taught , after you try and use your ABC's, and that doesnt work, try to determine the outcome of each answer and if it would be desired or not. Also learned to use the strategy: If the nurse could do one thing and go home what would it be? Hope it helps! Good Luck !

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I am taking it in 4 hours today @ 3PM... I am just relaxing today so that I won't be too nervous.. I have read the whole book about twice already and only did some of the questions on the CDROM.. I think reading the book was ok for me already... THANKS :nuke:

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I am taking it in 4 hours today @ 3PM... I am just relaxing today so that I won't be too nervous.. I have read the whole book about twice already and only did some of the questions on the CDROM.. I think reading the book was ok for me already... THANKS :nuke:

IM HAVING THIS SAME PROBLEM BUT I ALREADY TOOK THE NCLEX PN AND FAILED SO I REALLY DONT KNOW WHICH REVIEW BOOK SO I STUDY FROM ANY RECOMMENDATIONS PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I studied the Lippincott Cd for 2 weeks, I did 100 questions a day, and passed the second time. The first time i studied 4 different cd's from different authors, and i over studied and failed. Just stick to one book or cd and u will pass.

hi my name is Donshel, I also live out here, I just failed the test on may 15th I want to take it soon how did you prepare I really didnt do good .:uhoh3:

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