Thank you for your reply and questions...hope I answer them all. I think we all use Saunders in different ways, some doing 100 questions, test mode, study mode, etc. For me, I was determined to pass the 2nd time around. I began using Saunders in the test mode, then stopped. Instead for the next 8 weeks I only used study mode period. Then I was able to get instant answers and rationales. Suzanne and others recommend doing 100 questions daily....for me, I was able to do more and when I felt I could not retain any more information I stopped for the day. I am not sure if anyone has ever touched on this, but I learned so much from the others in this forum. For instance, my strong areas have always been renal, cardiac and endocrine. My weak areas are ortho, anything having to do with ortho. Well I found one entry from a man on here who passed his NCLEX-RN who was giving advice to another on how to remember how to use the cane, walker and crutches...(using stairs he learned in school the phrase---"Up with the good, down with the bad"). I couldn't believe it, but I was given 3 ortho questions on the exam, and all the answers I remembered from his post! There is a great wealth of information in the past posts in this forum. I especially paid attention to those people who failed it the first time and what they did differently the next when they did pass. As for the priority questions-----I also did Kaplan cover to cover. I did it once, and always went back to saunders. I made a mistake on a previous post, I said I did Hurst online review...when it was actually ncsbn.com (I paid for 3 weeks, very cheap). Now besides reading past posts for information on priority questions, I also used this website...http://caring4you.net/tests.html
. Honestly this forum and the website were all I used. I also took my time answering the first few questions on the exam, and then most after were all priority and education. Please let me know if I can be of help....