Quote from Callhertami
I'm taking mine next Monday. How did you study?
I used a combination of UWorld, Hurst, and Kaplan. I graduated on May 17th and immediately got down to studying. Our nursing program included a 3 day in person Hurst review, and I also paid for a 3 day in person Kaplan session about two weeks after finishing Hurst. For the first couple of weeks I re-watched the Hurst videos and followed along with my book, making notes and flash cards of topics I didn't understand well. I used UWorld after I felt moderately comfortable with the core content material, doing anywhere between 100-200 questions per day.
As I studied, I also made a word document of all the rationales that were difficult and went over them as much as I could. I finished the entire UWorld q-bank about two weeks before my test and began going over the incorrect questions - I did about half of the incorrect questions before testing. I tried to do the Kaplan q-trainers and q-bank but found it wasn't helping me learn, their rationales are not as concise as UWorld. However, their q-bank is definitely way above the passing line. Last week I took the second self assessment and scored a 62.7% which put me in the 72nd percentile with a very high chance of passing.
Overall I feel that UWorld was my best resource as far as practice questions and even learning some content. The NCLEX felt very similar to UWorld, and I felt that the SATA were much easier than the ones in the q-bank. Although I am still waiting on my 'official' results, I'm praying that the good PVT pop up is valid for me I wish you all the best of luck with your studies! Please let me know if you have any questions!