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hello all,

Iam preparing to take my boards in two weeks and it seems like the closer i get to the date, I'am doing bad on my NCLEX practice questions. I have completed all of my kaplan and I was averging high 50's low 60's, sometimes i will get lucky and even score in the 70's. Since i have finished the kaplan i have switch to do question from my saunders cd and iam doing very bad on there. I was told by my kaplan Instructor that you will be safe for boards with just kaplan no other review sessions from other makers. I need some advice, I still do practice my kaplan quesions (the ones that i have got wrong) but i feel like i get the question right becuase i know the answer from me doing it before. My question is should i just keep doing th kaplan everyday even though I have completed every sigle last thing on there and train my brain since NCLEx is simiar to kaplan or should i try to get better with the saunders.I feel like Im ready to take boards when i do my kaplan but when i do the saunders I womder if i should push my test back, and finccially i cant afford that. Im so nervous, confused, scared and sad. Could you please give me some advise, espically for any new nurses out there who took the NCLex recently and also took kaplan. Please help me i would be forever so grateful.

Thanks so much


Has 3 years experience.

I have a few months before I take NCLEX. However, I am like you when it comes to redoing a quiz.. I too get the ? right b/c I have memorized the ? from before... I go back n forth from differernt books to have multiple ?'s. I would think haven't more of a variety of ?'s would be best. Good luck on the test!!


Has 4 years experience.

the best thing to do is learn to figure out what the question is asking you. I have improved my grade in class because for exams that are nclex based, I have slowed down and figured out what the question is asking before looking at the answers. alot of the time there is a lot of filler information within the question that distracts you and makes you believe different information is wanted. one of the best books that i have found to help teach me how to answer questions is Kaplan NCLEX-RN Exam 2010 with CD-ROM: Strategies for the Registered Nursing Licensing Exam (Kaplan NCLEX-RN (W/CD). on the last final i took last week, another student and I were not passing. we got together and broke down each question during study groups like this book recommends and both of us got 90% on the exam. we just slowed down reading questions and broke down the question. hope this helps

I would continue to do as many questions as possible and study their rationales. Then, relax the day prior to the test. Good luck.