Need NCLEX Advice

  1. I'm looking for some advice. I took the NCLEX once and I didn't pass. I took the whole test so I figure I was close but not quite close enough. I am going to retake it and I am trying to find a book that has example questions regarding priority questions like on the NCLEX. I'm looking for example questions like "If you came on shift and had these four patients, who would you see first?" I haven't been able to find a book with those types of questions, if anybody has any advice on a good NCLEX study book along those lines I would really appreciate the help. Thanks.
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Moved to NCLEX Discussion Forum for more responses. Good luck!
  4. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    I'm sorry that I don't know of a book with questions like that. I just wanted to say that I wish you the best for your next try & sorry to hear that you didn't quite make it the first time. You are right, however, that you must have come VERY close...which means you should do well the next time, with some additional studying. As for how to prioritize, I read something helpful in the Saunders book, in one of the beginning chapters, about Triage (which is determining who gets highest priority in an emergency situation). I'll paraphrase and if you get or borrow a Saunder's book , you can read it all for yourself: it said that basically you use ABC's again. Someone with an airway problem is a higher priority than someone bleeding, etc. And you also consider how much time you have (does the person HAVE to be seen within minutes, versus within 1-2 hours, etc.). This won't answer every scenario that they can come up with, but it helps to think this way, even for which patient you need to see first after you receive report, or which patient to assign to a lesser experienced RN, etc. If others know of some review book with actual more examples, I hope they suggest it here.
  5. by   kingmig
    Hi. You can check out this book... Prioritization,Delegation, Assignment Practice Exercises for Medical Surgical Nursing by Linda LaCharity, Candice Kumagai, Barbara Bartz. You can find it at This book helps me a lot when I took my NCLEX last August 30 and I passed.
  6. by   ebkayaker
    Thanks, that sounds like the kind of book I am looking for. Hopefully that is what I need to get me a little farther above the passing line.
  7. by   soulsearcher
    Hi. I too did not pass the first time. Have you ever heard of Kaplan? They lead the way in terms of review and test prep. I found them to be extremely valuable. I have yet to find out if I passed the second time here, as I took the test agian yesturday. I know where you are coming from and I have found that we are not alone. Good Luck!