How long do you prepare for NCLEX

  1. Hi guys,

    After graduation, how long did you study and prepare before taking the NCLEX and passed? I know this is subjective but i just want to hear from you .....

    Thanks a lot.
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  3. by   kimmicoobug
    I studied about a week and a half before taking the boards. I found the most usefull thing was to go through Kaplan. If your school does ATI testing, pay attention to those. I found my boards to be very similar to that. I had a lot of priority, teaching, and evaluation questions. Tons of psych and therapeutic communication.
  4. by   kiddoRN
    I studied for about 10-14 days and then took the two days off right before the test to relax and sleep.
  5. by   dsczephyr
    I did Kaplan as well. Tough to get through, but the NCLEX seemed easy by comparison. Was very well prepared, my exam shut off at 75 questions. The hospital I work at will reimburse for the cost of the Kaplan course ($350) once I show them my RN license which I received in the mail today.
  6. by   Rena RN 2003
    i did questions from review books on and off for about a month before graduation. after graduation, i didn't do any until i received my ATT. :chuckle i scheduled to take nclex one week later and the only studying i did during that week was to read the beginning chapters of the kaplan review book.

    looking at it now, doing 10,000 review question would not have done me any good what so ever. but reading the chapters in kaplan on how to take the exam was worth it's weight in gold.

    i passed first try and the computer shut off at 75 questions.
  7. by   bypitt24
    i am currently using and its been 3 weeks now that i have spent a few hours a day using the site. its really helping me and i recommend trying it out. and it is much cheaper than kaplan which is why i tried it out