NCLEX Prep suggestions

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I have done U world, like 3 times, Mark K, did some Kaplan, and even an Nclex review class, but nothing has worked for me yet. (took nclex 2 times)

any other suggestions on what programs worked for anyone?

any one have opinions about ATI?

_Cecilia_, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 4 years experience.

It could be how you're using the review material and how much you understand concepts. I'm familiar with uWorld, and if you wouldn't mind, may I ask how you've used that study program to your advantage?

BeatrizL85

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1 minute ago, _Cecilia_ said:

It could be how you're using the review material and how much you understand concepts. I'm familiar with uWorld, and if you wouldn't mind, may I ask how you've used that study program to your advantage?

My weakness is questions, I hate doing them to be honest, but still do them, I've studied the rationales, I write things down, makes it easier for me to remember things, I have made dozens of flash cards, another weakness for me are the SATA questions, studied Bout 4 to 6 hours a day. Not sure what else to do.

_Cecilia_, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 4 years experience.
3 minutes ago, BeatrizL85 said:

My weakness is questions, I hate doing them to be honest, but still do them, I've studied the rationales, I write things down, makes it easier for me to remember things, I have made dozens of flash cards, another weakness for me are the SATA questions, studied Bout 4 to 6 hours a day. Not sure what else to do.

Hmmm I know sometimes students have problems with overthinking the question, and that could be it.....

When writing things down, do you write them word for word, or paraphrasing?

BeatrizL85

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1 minute ago, _Cecilia_ said:

Hmmm I know sometimes students have problems with overthinking the question, and that could be it.....

When writing things down, do you write them word for word, or paraphrasing?

It depends, sometimes I'll do word for word if it seems easier for me to remember, if its too long then I'll shorten it and make it my own. I'm definitely not a great test taker, it's not anxiety, it could definitely be overthinking.

_Cecilia_, BSN, RN

2 Articles; 72 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 4 years experience.
1 minute ago, BeatrizL85 said:

It depends, sometimes I'll do word for word if it seems easier for me to remember, if its too long then I'll shorten it and make it my own. I'm definitely not a great test taker, it's not anxiety, it could definitely be overthinking.

Hmmm I would suggest paraphrasing it, but even if you're shortening the information, remember to not leave out important details. If those details are something that you already fully understand, then it's okay to skip straight to the next step in the thought process. This is to ensure that you're understanding it completely, and if you're able to paraphrase it, then it shows that you understand.

For overthinking, I suggest perhaps writing down your rationale when you're answering a question, and after answering the question, whether wrong or right, compare your rationale with the rationale that the program gives you. From there, you may be able to determine when you start to overthink. Was this something that you've tried already?

Please let me know if there's anything that wasn't easy to understand in my answer!

BeatrizL85

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2 minutes ago, _Cecilia_ said:

Hmmm I would suggest paraphrasing it, but even if you're shortening the information, remember to not leave out important details. If those details are something that you already fully understand, then it's okay to skip straight to the next step in the thought process. This is to ensure that you're understanding it completely, and if you're able to paraphrase it, then it shows that you understand.

For overthinking, I suggest perhaps writing down your rationale when you're answering a question, and after answering the question, whether wrong or right, compare your rationale with the rationale that the program gives you. From there, you may be able to determine when you start to overthink. Was this something that you've tried already?

Please let me know if there's anything that wasn't easy to understand in my answer!

I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions, I will try your suggestion and see how it goes. ?

_Cecilia_, BSN, RN

2 Articles; 72 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 4 years experience.
1 minute ago, BeatrizL85 said:

I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions, I will try your suggestion and see how it goes. ?

Yes! Keep me posted ? I'd love to hear how it works for you.

BeatrizL85

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Just now, _Cecilia_ said:

Yes! Keep me posted ? I'd love to hear how it works for you.

Will do!❤❤❤