I promised myself that I would post about my NCLEX experience if I passed and share what helped me in doing so. I graduated in May 2017 and then did a internship for 4 weeks while waiting for my test date to arrive. This proved to be an invaluable experience in itself. The materials that I used to study were simple. UWORLD. That's it! I did really well in nursing school so all I really needed was to practice NCLEX questions as much as possible. I did all questions in UWORLD except 200. I did about 100 a day and started in March while still in the program. The rationales is what really sets UWORLD apart from other programs. My school used ATI and I did not feel the rationales were as good as UWORLD's were. I also used Saunders a little bit for areas that I was weak in but not much. I took my exam 2 months after graduation and passed in 75 questions in just over an hour. So my bits of advice are these: , UWORLD, UWORLD and test asap after graduation, and Saunders for areas that need review. That's it in a nutshell. Good Luck to those that are taking the NCLEX and just go into the exam knowing that you got this!!
Aug 1, '17
I only used UWorld and had a similar experience as you! It's definitely one of those things where I felt like it prepared me and then some. I can't recommend it highly enough!
Aug 2, '17
I used UWorld as well and passed with 75 questions in less than an hour 30minutes. The rationales are the BEST.