Welcome to NCLEX August 2009 Group!!! - page 2

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  1. by   k.morris
    Just did Kaplan, and did a little Saunders but those questions were too easy to do all the time, I wanted to work on stuff that I was not strong in. I would def suggest practicing infection control, priority questions, and drugs...

    GOODLUCK!
  2. by   the sparrow
    I just got my ATT yesterday, so its ON like Donkey Kong...
    I'll be in a cave for the next month doing NCLEX 4000 questions, questions from the book "Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment" by LaCharity, Kumagai, and Bartz, and another random Mosby NCLEX book. I passed all my HESIs by doing questions from the NCLEX 3500, so I figure I'll stick with the same formula.
  3. by   beachbutterfly
    Quote from the sparrow
    I just got my ATT yesterday, so its ON like Donkey Kong...
    I'll be in a cave for the next month doing NCLEX 4000 questions, questions from the book "Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment" by LaCharity, Kumagai, and Bartz, and another random Mosby NCLEX book. I passed all my HESIs by doing questions from the NCLEX 3500, so I figure I'll stick with the same formula.

    Yep I give credit to 3500 NCLEX CD and Lacharity book.
  4. by   2bNurse4life4ever
    Quote from beachbutterfly
    Well what is your plan to be succesful the second time around?
    the first time all i used was saunders, this time im doing kaplan, some more of saunders, and am debating on purchasing ncsbn, dont know yet.. but want to do 100- 150 questions per day, and read all rationals, even if i got the answer right.. thats my plan
  5. by   mstefano
    Hi, everybody:

    I graduated in June, still waiting for my ATT - the school mailed in the applications 2 weeks ago. How long does it take in SoCal to get the letter? I heard that BRN is changing the format 8/15 and I am totally scared. So far I'm doing the ATIs and score from 72 to 98 but the questions are content and kind of easy. I'm planning on taking Kaplan and also have Saunders, Springhouse, the 3300 bullets, and a bunch of CDs with questions. I'm really insecure about pharm - all friends that took the exam said a lot of pharm.
    Good luck to all!
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from mstefano
    Hi, everybody:

    I graduated in June, still waiting for my ATT - the school mailed in the applications 2 weeks ago. How long does it take in SoCal to get the letter? I heard that BRN is changing the format 8/15 and I am totally scared. So far I'm doing the ATIs and score from 72 to 98 but the questions are content and kind of easy. I'm planning on taking Kaplan and also have Saunders, Springhouse, the 3300 bullets, and a bunch of CDs with questions. I'm really insecure about pharm - all friends that took the exam said a lot of pharm.
    Good luck to all!

    The exam is a national exam so I doubt the Ca are changing the format. I would always check on NCSBN on what is happening as it does get reviewed every 3 years.

    Have you registered with pearsonvue as they are the ones that will send you your ATT?
  7. by   2bNurse4life4ever
    I am almost done reviewing Kaplan.. and then I will move on to NCSBN... and see how it goes... cant wait to get this exam over with. August is around the corner.
  8. by   dimples4321
    I'll be taking mine in August as well, a retaker over and over. I signed up for the NCSBN online review. I hope that will help me. I just found out that Saunders has an online review, has anyone ever tried that.
  9. by   yesdog
    Quote from beachbutterfly
    August 12 2 pm

    Here is my plan:

    Finish the NCBSN online NCLEX review
    Do the whole Saunders CD (fourth edition)
    Do the Exam cram CD (1000 questions)
    Do the Pharmacology Success book (over 1000 questions)
    Do the Med-surgical Success Book (1000 questions)
    Do the NCLEX 3500
    Woe!!! There is no way you can do that many questions and take the nclex in august! Most days I could only get through 100 questions (being sure to read each rationale and test strategy). There were a few days when I would get on a caffeine high and do 300...but that was not every day!
  10. by   usafguy99
    Aug 14 11am... Using a PN study guide right now - reading the entire book. Then tackling over 1000 questions. Also plan on taking some online practice tests. Then if I have time left over I am going to review all my notes from class for the last year! Got a quick question... had to take a HESI exit exam (not sure which one or how many there are) - minimum required for my school was 700 - I scored 862. That has left me feeling pretty confident. Anyone else take the same exam?
  11. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    Pinning is on wednesday and I can't send off for my nclex until two weeks after pinning. My plan is to do 50-100 questions, qday. I plan on taking my nclex hopefully before August is over with.
  12. by   KAYBDT6
    Quote from yesdog
    Woe!!! There is no way you can do that many questions and take the nclex in august! Most days I could only get through 100 questions (being sure to read each rationale and test strategy). There were a few days when I would get on a caffeine high and do 300...but that was not every day!
    My idea of study is different but i will rather advice you to understand the content first, then move on doing question. It does not matter how many question you answered but what you understand does matter. If you decide doing 100 question/ day, focus your attention on missed question instead of every question. Once you get the question right the first time, that signify you understand the question. Have you tried doing the question in Test mode? Test mode and content work best for me and i do excel in every area. I score > than 70% which is not that bad.
  13. by   yesdog
    Quote from KAYBDT6
    My idea of study is different but i will rather advice you to understand the content first, then move on doing question. It does not matter how many question you answered but what you understand does matter. If you decide doing 100 question/ day, focus your attention on missed question instead of every question. Once you get the question right the first time, that signify you understand the question. Have you tried doing the question in Test mode? Test mode and content work best for me and i do excel in every area. I score > than 70% which is not that bad.
    My comment was in regards to your plan to do over 9000 questions in preparation to take the nclex in August. If that is how many you are going to do, great, I just didn't think it was realistic from my experience. I have already taken the nclex. Good luck!

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