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I've been doing tests in bunches, studying for 2 or 3 at a time. Any suggestions on how I should break up lifespan? 2 looks like the heaviest hitting, but does it make sense to try to do 1 and 3 together?

I did the exams quick, but always one at a time. I can tell you that ls2 and 3 were by far the most difficult, though I think it had more to do with the poor study material I had than the tests themselves. nonetheless, that was my experience.

is your testing center far away or something?

Ls1 was a breeze for me. However, I would do ls2 and ls3 by themselves.

Nurse Megan

Specializes in Geriatric, Rehabilitation. Has 5 years experience.

Okay...maybe you guys can help me with some insight! Lifespan Developmental Psychology is my FIRST Excelsior course. I have the study guide content and the book. I have been reading and reviewing key terms, but I am really not sure what to expect on this test and I do not live close to a testing center, so when I go and test I have to be very confident I may pass. What are your thoughts or suggestions on what to expect or how to study for the Lifespan Dev. Psych exam?

Nurse Megan

Specializes in Geriatric, Rehabilitation. Has 5 years experience.

I did ...Sorry about that! :]

i have ls1 on monday, I am trying to stick to my current schedule of 1 to 2 tests per week. i recently took my nclexpn in february, will the questions be similar to this exam? i only have life span series left, and am using sg101 and saunders. i have thus far breezed through the program in 2 months, but am nervous about this series. any advice please!!!!

OMG!! 2 months????!!!!! How on earth did you do that?? Do you have kids? A job? I wanna know how to do that so fast like that. KUDOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

im pregnant and so havent been working, just focusing on this. i have two four year olds, so I study at night...usually for two hours. so did not pass life span today :( seemed like I knew the material but I guess not. Im going to take chronicity friday then the other two life spans. any tips?

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so did not pass life span today. Im going to take chronicity friday then the other two life spans. any tips?

one at a time.

I was just very disapointed, it seemed like I knew the material. I decided to take life span 2 this Friday to get it over with, do you believe Saunders will suffice as study material? thanks!

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

I was just very disapointed, it seemed like I knew the material. I decided to take life span 2 this Friday to get it over with, do you believe Saunders will suffice as study material? thanks!

No, probably not. LS2 is one of the more difficult exams due to the psych component. If you're failing exams, you probably need to change up your study methods, i.e., take some time and invest in a textbook or two. Just my opinion. Good luck.

I bought all the books I need (I think) through Amazon for $104/ Fundamentals, medsurg, maternal, psych, chronic, nursing today, anatomy and one other one

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

I bought all the books I need (I think) through Amazon for $104/ Fundamentals, medsurg, maternal, psych, chronic, nursing today, anatomy and one other one

Awesome! Way to bargain-shop. I love Amazon -- I buy most of my textbooks for my MSN classes from there. :)

thank you for the advice! i have all the books from lvn school, fundamentals, med surg, mental health, etc. when taking the practice test I only missed 2 of the mental health questions and do not seem to be struggling with that at all. I got a 100 in that class in LVN school, which was just a few months ago. I will definately look through the book before friday though. how good is sg101 for this exam?

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

SG101 was in its infancy when I was taking the later exams, so there wasn't a guide for this one available to me. I did like their materials for my earlier exams, though! They really seem committed to staying up to date with the current exam content guides, too. I'd give them a look. :)

SG101 was in its infancy when I was taking the later exams' date=' so there wasn't a guide for this one available to me. I did like their materials for my earlier exams, though! They really seem committed to staying up to date with the current exam content guides, too. I'd give them a look. :)[/quote']

I graduate in May and I want to start the LPN-RN online at Excelsior but I want to know how is it...

so far i have been very happy with Excelsior, i graduated lvn school in december,took my nclex and started march 6. it has been a great experience with very helpful and quick feedback from the staff with my every need. The tests are not easy, but with commitment you can finish however fast you commit to. as in my case i went through the pre reqs to now, with 4 nursing exams left, in 2 months. hope this helps!