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how do you know when you are ready to take the NCLEX?

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by RNmaria RNmaria (Member)

RNmaria has 5 years experience .

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I am using Saunders and the Kaplan book (took the review class), and was wondering when everyone thought that they were ready to take the NCLEX. Is it when you reviewed all of the material? Had a specific number of questions right ont he pratice tests? Took it because you had a date?

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

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i am using saunders and kaplan and the priority book and i don't feel ready either.. i just don't know when you feel ready to take boards ... i don't have my att yet and i do 100 questions on kaplan or saunders .. i could use some advice when to be ready... the longer i wait the more nervous i get.... eek

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BVFD 333 has 14 years experience and specializes in ED, Cardiology.

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I also used Saunders and the Priority book, did not go to any review classes. Computer stoped at 75 questions. Did you study through out the year while in school. If yes, just review your weak points and take the test. Use it or lose it !

Good luck!

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jessi1106 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Adult Acute Care Medicine.

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I am using Kaplan and NSNA. I'm getting 60%-80% (most around 70%), and reading the rationales for those I get wrong. I dont know if I'll ever feel ready...SO much material!!

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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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My honest oppinion is, you just know...

Swtooth

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

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I didn't ever feel ready to take the exam, but what happened to me was I gave myself three months of intense study. Made my date early so that I would feel more inclined to study since I created my own deadline. What happened was that as I kept reading, I would start mouthing off the answers or know what was going to be stated on the next sentence or next page, so, I knew that it was time to attempt the exam and at least discharge that energy and wealth of knowledge. But, felt ready...nope. I did pass, though.

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peds4now is a RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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If you are doing kaplan and have done the qbank (qtrainer?) tests, then it tells you step by step whether you are ready after the last tests.

You'll never feel 100% ready, but if you are consistently scoring 80% on practice, you will probably do even better than 80% (the new nclex passing level, no?) on the nclex, 'cause they always make the review class questions harder to overprep you.

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