audio tapes for nclex

  1. im crazy. i have failed the nclex how many times.. seriousy. im willing to pay for audio tapes for my reveiw but i need to know if they are worth it. i spent allmost $1500 on this nclex .. not exageratting including the tests.. i will lpay nething to pass this.. i know im not audtiory listener. i listen well when i hear something over and over and over again.. so this might work.. i dont know i am just putting everything into postitive thoughts... help!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Most people find success with the NCLEX review books alone. Saunders is the one that I recommend because the information is laid out in an organized manner and it is explained well.

    My fear with buying audio tapes is that sometimes using too many resources can distract us from focusing on any one resource. In other words, you might do a little of this and a little of that, but might never fully concentrate on anything.

    If you're not an auditory learner, I would skip the tapes and go back to the books, focusing seriously on their content.
  4. by   DolphinRN84
    I also agree with what Eric is saying. I also recommend Saunders. I think maybe you should try Suzanne's plan. As you probably already know, a lot of people have passed using her plan, especially the ones who had to take it multiple times. Maybe you could look into that.
  5. by   the riddick
    My advice to you is: choose a book that focuses more on test taking strategy. e.g Kaplan.
    When you want to study Content or principles: try Lippincot, NCLEX3000 if you find a reviewer's question too easy, skip it..Focus on your weakness...if you are hitting 75/100 or up per practice drills, focus on prioritization questions.
    Test yourself in three ways: first try answering when your mind is not focused and you are not conditioned, second- answer when you are feeling okay, third- answer when you are at your best..and analyze how you are doing. focus on your mistakes- ask yourself what made you chose that wrong answer and why it was incorrect. Know and understand yourself, that's the key...