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NCLEX PN in 10 days!!!

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Will be taking my nclex pn on march 4.. For those who of you guys who took it, do you have any advice??? Is nclex 3000 or saunders similar to the actual test?! Pls help!! Thanks in advance!

The only advice i could give you is try to relax because the nclex questions are a lot less confusing than most of the review materials out there, especially kaplan. (At least based on my experiece when i tried the free kaplan mini Qbank app because that was the only kaplan i could afford lol)

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying nclex is easier.. It's just a lot less confusing, the questions i got yesterday when i took my nclex were pretty straight forward and even the choices didn't seem like it was trying to trick me, unlike most Q&A review materials out there; or at least that's how i felt lol

As long as you know your content, can apply all the knowledge you obtained throughout nursing school (critical thinking, test taking strategies etc.) and a bit of luck then you should be fine.

ps. I know im kinda giving you some false reassurance here which is non-therapeutic in our profession lol. :p

The only advice i could give you is try to relax because the nclex questions are a lot less confusing than most of the review materials out there, especially kaplan. (At least based on my experiece when i tried the free kaplan mini Qbank app because that was the only kaplan i could afford lol)

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying nclex is easier.. It's just a lot less confusing, the questions i got yesterday when i took my nclex were pretty straight forward and even the choices didn't seem like it was trying to trick me, unlike most Q&A review materials out there; or at least that's how i felt lol

As long as you know your content, can apply all the knowledge you obtained throughout nursing school (critical thinking, test taking strategies etc.) and a bit of luck then you should be fine.

ps. I know im kinda giving you some false reassurance here which is non-therapeutic in our profession lol. :p

haha i appreciate it thanks a lot.

Im really nervous!!! What review materials did you use? Esp for the content?

haha i appreciate it thanks a lot.

Im really nervous!!! What review materials did you use? Esp for the content?

Yeah.. I wont be much help in regards to study materials because i didnt enroll in any review classes (kaplan, hurst, ncsbn etc.) I only used a saunders Q&A in pdf format that i got after googling a bit, that Lippincott website someone posted here in allnurses and for content i used my notes from nursing school. Oh, i also used the nclex mastery app which was helpful when im not home.

If you have the patience & can afford a review class then go for it. Don't do what i did because i'm not even sure if i passed.. On a side note, i just did the PVT again (past 24 hours since i started the test, i tested 8am yesterday lol) and still got the good pop-up. Hopefully it's accurate. :p

Edit: Almost forgot to say, good luck on your exam! ;)

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Congrats in advance!!!! & thanks for the advice! Appreciate it. :)

We will be testing on the same day !! Also studying saunders, exam cram, lippincott, nclex mastery, and last but not least pda by lacharity. I'm studying one system at a time and I do questions from all sources to make sure I've grasped the content.

Phoenix16, RN, MSN

Specializes in Forensic Nurse. Has 6 years experience.

Even though I didn't think I needed it, I took the ATI review classes; that was two days. I also went back and studied the online ATI questions; as much as I possibly could. I bought the Saunders book before I even graduated, and I used it to help me graduate nursing school. I thought it came in handy by demonstrating NCLEX style questions. When I took it in '13, there were a few people who told me that they saw a couple of the actual questions in the book, but I would advise you not to rely on that because I didn't see any of those questions. However, a few of the questions/scenarios that our instructors went over were actually on the exam. What also, surprised me was I did not get not even one math question, but please prepare for everything!! you just never know what that computer is going to throw at you.

So until you take the Boards, give up life as you know it!! Study, study and more study. Ask yourself questions and try to answer scenarios. Most importantly, KNOW YOUR PROCEDURES!! I cant stress this enough. I am not allowed to share questions but you can do this! you got this far. If your school did the ATI predictor and you did well you are almost there.

If you have a family/kids please ask them to give you just a few more days so that you can achieve this. Its important to get them on board for support and to give you the time and space. Don't second guess yourself, remember what your instructors told you about selecting your answers when they seem close, and believe me they will be close.

I wish you all the best, and Good luck!!!

Even though I didn't think I needed it, I took the ATI review classes; that was two days. I also went back and studied the online ATI questions; as much as I possibly could. I bought the Saunders book before I even graduated, and I used it to help me graduate nursing school. I thought it came in handy by demonstrating NCLEX style questions. When I took it in '13, there were a few people who told me that they saw a couple of the actual questions in the book, but I would advise you not to rely on that because I didn't see any of those questions. However, a few of the questions/scenarios that our instructors went over were actually on the exam. What also, surprised me was I did not get not even one math question, but please prepare for everything!! you just never know what that computer is going to throw at you.

So until you take the Boards, give up life as you know it!! Study, study and more study. Ask yourself questions and try to answer scenarios. Most importantly, KNOW YOUR PROCEDURES!! I cant stress this enough. I am not allowed to share questions but you can do this! you got this far. If your school did the ATI predictor and you did well you are almost there.

If you have a family/kids please ask them to give you just a few more days so that you can achieve this. Its important to get them on board for support and to give you the time and space. Don't second guess yourself, remember what your instructors told you about selecting your answers when they seem close, and believe me they will be close.

I wish you all the best, and Good luck!!!

Thank you so much!!! Yea been studying like crazy! I appreciate your advice, thanks again!! :)

We will be testing on the same day !! Also studying saunders, exam cram, lippincott, nclex mastery, and last but not least pda by lacharity. I'm studying one system at a time and I do questions from all sources to make sure I've grasped the content.

im using those too except for nclex mastery. Where will you be taking your exam?

California the wait state lol

Yay me too!! But i'll be taking it here in the Philippines. Goodluck to us!!

Yes good luck !!! Soooo nervous lol did you focus more on questions or content ?

Yes good luck !!! Soooo nervous lol did you focus more on questions or content ?

I focused more on content, but right now im doing 150-200 questions per day. I used saunders for nclex rn cos it's the only "content" book that i have and i guess it's the same? Lol how bout you?

Content and questions. If I score less than 80 on a system or I come across something I've never heard of I'll look it up. I find coming questions I retain information better though.

Hi! I got your message but couldn't respond so I hope this helps you!

What reviews and study methods are you doing?

a lot of my questions were SATA and priority nursing questions meaning If you have 4 patients which would you see first etc. for my review all I did was ati/ati virtual and received the green light to test. The two nights before that I loaded down on YouTube reviews the REMAR review on YouTube was pretty good I'd recommend that if you have no other resources she has practice questions and lectures for free on her YouTube chanel.

dont make yourself sick studying, it won't be like what you think it will be like. it has more to do with your life experience and what kind a student you were. do learn some basic lab values and converting temperatures f to c.

I would just read a book called exam cram and do some nclex questions, pay attention to diseases and treatment like diverticulitis.

Hi,

I am taking the nclex pn on March 4th as well. Wishing you all the best!!! I am using Saunders (Red Book) and the Exam Cram (Blue Book). Next week I plan on doing nothing but Nclex questions. I am doing some now but will step it up quite a bit starting Thursday. My former nursing instructor told us to use only one book to study. I couldn't help it. I had to use two.

I agree it's hard trying to stick with one but I'm staying pretty consistent with the ones I am utilizing cause the questions are worded differently and based on my scoring I'm able to tell how well information. Are you reading that entire saunders red book ?!?