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NCLEX - Practice books really like the real thing?

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EyesForward EyesForward (Member)

I have been studying from a variety of NCLEX books which are set up in categories of disorders; cardiac disorders, respiratory disorders, etc. Does this closely resemble the format of the actual test? I've seen people post frequently on the large number of priority questions they've gotten, but have only seen a few of those in any of my study guides. Some have great outlines in the beginning of each section that point out important info, so I guess the question is are these really going to help me pass, or am I going to be shocked because I was studying something that will only help me marginally?

chris_at_lucas_RN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

I see by your profile that you are a 1st semester nursing student. If that's true, I would encourage you to focus on school, rather than the NCLEX.

They keep changing the formats so, while reviewing the NCLEX book might help you if you concentrate on the subjects you are presently studying, it's an even bet the NCLEX will have a different format by the time you take it.

The best review I found was an online one that mimicked the NCLEX's way of changing the difficulty level of the questions depending on whether you got the last one right or wrong. I used it about 3 weeks exclusively, that was about 95 percent of my total NCLEX prep, and I passed easily. I guess the fact that I kept getting the same questions (and none of them were the "gimme" type) and the program reported a 99% probability of passing after each practice test suggested that I was on target.

But seriously, if you are a first semester student, just stick with what you are studying and learn it very, very well. The NCLEX is a couple of hours in one day. Nursing will be the rest of your life. You need to know how to do that part.

Good luck to you!

chris_at_lucas_RN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

This is a duplicate post, word for word the same as one posted in the LPN corner.

You might search in the graduate nurses forum for similar threads.....

No need to post the same thread twice. It shows up on the "search forums" list of recent threads and posts just the same, no matter where you post it or how many times.....

:)

I see by your profile that you are a 1st semester nursing student. If that's true, I would encourage you to focus on school, rather than the NCLEX. QUOTE]

Oops, I haven't updated my profile for awhile. Too busy! Anyhow, I am finishing 2nd semester, and will be taking the LPN board by equivalencey in Jan. I've found studying the corresponding subject we're working on in school has improved my grades, and reinforces what I'm learning in school too.

This is a duplicate post, word for word the same as one posted in the LPN corner.

:)

I know. I don't really expect people to search for my question, and RN's may not look in the LPN corner, so I hope you don't mind if I side-step the spanking.

P_RN, ADN, RN

Specializes in ORTHOPAEDICS-CERTIFIED SINCE 89. Has 30 years experience.

The two threads have been merged and located in the General Forum. Posting identical things to more than one formum is spamming and not within the TOS.

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