My tips for passing NCLEX-RN - page 2

Hi there just wanted to share some tips to help out any anxious soon to be NCLEX takers out there :up: 1. Foundation is key Know your fundamentals, bottom line. Basic things such as lab values,... Read More

  1. by   ItsMikeRN
    Absolutely I agree, you need all the time/effort you can give, but just imagine after NCLEX you don't need to study these difficult practice questions any longer.

    The sources I used was mainly Uworld/Lacharity. If I didn't understand a specific disease or medication I would then use the Saunders book as reference, and and also since I am a visual learner I looked up videos on YouTube from time to time. I tried doing the Saunders practice questions but it just seemed too basic and didn't require much critical thinking.

    Prioritization/delegation questions are more available on Uworld/Lacharity, I had a few questions on my NCLEX regarding "Oh this certain nurse so and so was floated to the med/surge floor, which patient would you delegate to him/her". NCLEX will give alot of scenario based questions.
  2. by   Mrs2016
    For those who solely used Uworld, how many questions did you answer in one sitting, and per day? What percentage should you have using Uworld is most likely to pass NCLEX?
  3. by   ItsMikeRN
    Well if you go back and read the previous posts, you can't solely use Uworld and pass. If you know nothing about core content and fundamentals, using Uworld "solely" won't help.

    Uworld is used as your main tool on the belief that you've already studied and mastered your anatomy, patho/physio, labs, charts, meds, procedures, etc.

    Aim for minimum 75-100 questions each day. If that's easy for you then bump it up to 150, but typically 75 questions of Uworld and understanding the rationale can take hours to study. As far as % average, again that means nothing. Unless you're getting 20% each test then I don't advise using Uworld, go back and re-study core content if you're getting low scores. Aim for getting around or close to the average exam score for each individual exam.