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by Nattters22 Nattters22 (New) New

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I am in my last semester of nursing school! I want to start studying for my NCLEX but have no idea where to begin 😞 what are some recommendations on books or apps to view or purchase? I have been looking at Uworld but it's costly and was wondering if it's worth the price?  With school I am at we use ATI is that a good resource to study? 

TYIA! 

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Tetiana is a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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I highly recommend Uworld

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Hi, I'm currently studying for my NCLEX.  I take it January 31st.  I am currently using Kaplan (through our school) and it is great as far as learning how to answer NCLEX style questions.  
It's really good that you are starting now.  I think you would benefit greatly by doing practice questions.  There's this app that I JUST started using called "NCLEX RN Mastery" and I bought the 30 day package for $29.99.  It has tons of questions from different categories, mnemonics, quizzes, terminology and skills.   I have been using this in between Kaplan and it is great.  I really love the Mnemonics section.  If you want a quick bang for your buck I would say the NCLEX RN Mastery app would be great.   I believe you can even try out some questions before you buy it.  I hope this helps. 

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Rionoir is a ADN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU.

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I personally found studying NCLEX apps useless before graduation - there was such a huge amount of content in the final semester and school questions can't be reasoned out like normal NCLEX questions.  Get some of the free apps if you really want to, but save your money for when graduation rolls around. 

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I also agree with Rionoir. 
I think it's better to purchase apps/study material like UWORLD after graduation. & I believe that UWORLD is worth the money. It is expensive, but it did help me pass NCLEX. I did not like ATI. It didn't help me at all. ATI actually told me I was borderline for failing the NCLEX lol. My school also required us to do this 1 week long ATI review class. & they gave us a comprehensive ATI review book. I did not find the review that helpful and I didn't even open the comprehensive ATI book. I just practiced questions everyday on UWORLD. & ended up passing on my first try with 75 questions. 

My best advice for when you graduate is to practice questions whenever you can. & make sure to read the rationales. (Reviewing labs and knowing your priorities & fundamentals is also important)

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_Cecilia_ is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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Hi, sorry to plug this, but this was my guide on studying!

I highly suggest uWorld; it was my only study program and I went from a "Low Chance of Passing" to a "Very High Chance of Passing" after many hours of dedicated studying LOL (I also wasn't able to pass my HESI exit exam).

But the hours of studying could be shorter for you depending on how quickly you understand material/how much material you already know.

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