Clueless...where do I begin???

  1. Hey guys,
    I'm just graduating (BSN) and I'm so clueless as to what to do to the point of just sheer nervousness! I don't know where to begin, I'm not the "studying" type and never have been...but I know I have to be for the NCLEX. I have no idea when I will get my ATT, but my part is all done (since April). I don't even know if I should pay for a study course or not. I feel like I should be studying now, but I honestly can't figure out where to begin, I wish I knew how much time I had until the test date. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I should go about organizing this? Any help is appreciated!!!
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    Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 38; Likes: 35
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    Specialty: Peds

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  3. by   caliotter3
    Pick out a review book, Saunders Comprehensive Review is used by many successfully, then get a calendar and block out a study plan for one to three months out. You will need to decide in your mind whether you think you can do it in one or three months and schedule your test accordingly. Then, just open up the book and start in the beginning. You should do as many questions as possible and study the rationales. You will need to do this so whatever you need to motivate yourself, do it. Maybe give yourself a little treat, like a cookie or half a soda after each study session, might help. Just get it in gear. The sooner you start, the sooner you will pass the NCLEX. Good luck.
  4. by   lilang
    I agree, the Saunders Comprehensive Review is a good book. It also comes with a CD with 1000's of practice questions!
  5. by   amms
    Thanks guys! I have that book, but I completely forgot about the cd too... definitely going to check that out!

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