I had mine popped n and was doing review questions 6 months before graduation!
There are different sections on things and I could pick and choose just what I wanted tested on...
Need to buckle down and start using it again....finally got a test date!
I started using mine during my Peds and OB clinical rotations and it was extreamly helpful! All the tests at my school are modeled after the NCLEX (multiple choice) and my study buddy and I used several different books. (Mosby's, NCLEX made easy, Davis's)
I really think that we both did well because of these reviews.
Good Luck to you!
Sep 5, '02
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start day #1!
Sep 5, '02
Occupation: Registered Nurse
10 year(s) of experience
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Nurse angie said it all. START DAY #1. I recommend that all new students buy a NCLEX book it has helped a great deal with nursing school tests.
Sep 6, '02
14 year(s) of experience
tele, stepdown/PCU, med/surg
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I am just starting second year and I own two NCLEX-RN review books. I know, I know, I'm a little ahead of the game but I feel use them!
The best review books are the ones that break questions into sections such as maternity nursing, psych, child, cardiac etc... This way, you can practice questions on exactly the subject you are studying. For example, let's say you are studying the main cardiac content at school for like three weeks. During that time, you can look at your review book under cardio and practice those questions. There's no better to practice for NCLEX and you will feel prepared if you become familiar with NCLEX style questions and how to answer them.
Sep 6, '02
Occupation: student nurse
Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 10
I have a few books and what I have done was exchange with me other friends in nursing. That way you only have to buy one. Then trade with your friends. I also have burned the cd's that come with the book. That way you have cd's from all the books. That might be wrong to do....but I am a broke nursing student. this way all the publishers NCLEX books get purchased and just not one. I hope this helps!
Sep 7, '02
Occupation: RN, MS home health
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I did not study for boards. I figured I either knew it or I did not .
Sep 7, '02
19 year(s) of experience
LTC, ER, ICU,
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with my lpn boards, i did some practice questions from an old review book that i borrowed. this time, in rn school, i have an updated nclex-rn book and i look at it a lot even before starting the actual program. i agree, now is the best time.
I have started using my review book from the first day of school. Answering the questions will help you on the exams, because unfortunatly, most schools dont teach students how to answer an NCLEX style question. A good book that a lot of people in my class use is the lippencott review. An added bonus, you might see some of those questions on your exams! It is never too early to start using it! Good luck.
Sep 9, '02
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In my program, our instructors include the NCLEX as part of reading assignments. They expect us to read it and to do questions, and like to occasionally give us questions straight from the book on an exam. They did a lot of that this summer, and us students learned pretty quick to read. In the RN year, they don't pull so much for the book, but still expect you to read it as required reading.
Sep 10, '02
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Originally posted by peaceful2100 Nurse angie said it all. START DAY #1. I recommend that all new students buy a NCLEX book it has helped a great deal with nursing school tests.
I agree, it's very helpful right from the beginning !!