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Hello everyone, I am new here and I want to share my experience with you. I took my NCLEX RN last Nov 29, 2014 and I found out today that I just passed! So for those of you who will be scheduling their exams on the following weeks or months, I am here to encourage you that NCLEX is the highlight of our careers and with the right preparation and resources, you can definitely pass it! Here are some of the materials that I used for 2 intensive months of reviewing:

1. Lippincott Q & A: This book is very wordy, when I was doing this I was literally sleeping on my desk. It takes a lot of patience for you to be able to fully grasp the context of this book, but I assure you it will build your foundations in nursing.

2. Saunders Content/ Saunders Q & A: I bought the book and it came along with a cd that contains a handful of (easy) questions but the Med-Surg coverage really helps. I suggest you finish the entire cd whether it's a set of easy questions or not. Just answer all of them.

3. Kaplan QTrainers (1-7): My scores in this one were roughly 60-70% of each chapters. I strongly encourage you to invest your money in this bowl of questions! NCLEX RN is much more like Kaplan - it is not wordy, choices are summarized in around 6-8 sentences and are very tricky and I feel like Kaplan really prepared me to those type of questions.

4. PDA by LaCharity: VERY VERY IMPORTANT. Most of the questions in NCLEX RN are prioritization (WHOSE PATIENT YOU SHOULD SEE FIRST) and PDA will definitely help you muster in this category!

5. NCLEX RN Premier 2014-2015 Kaplan Test Taking Strategies: Not enough content but will help you in eliminating choices from the exam.

6. NCLEX 3500: Good for SATA

I was able to answer 15,000 practice questions all in all. I would study from Monday-Friday at about 6-8 hours a day. It's all blood, sweat and tears for nearly 2 months and when I got to the testing center I know I am prepared for this. So I urge you to answer 300 questions in a day as you build your knowledge base and eventually master your critical thinking skills. Goodluck to all of you guys!

Ariane C. Tagayuna, BSN, RN

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For the Saunders book, do you mean the 'comprehensive review'?

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Yes. The yellow one. It comes along with a cd that has 5,200 set of practice questions. Goodluck!

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Hello! for the Saunders Q & A does it come with a cd? thanks!

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57 Posts; 1,606 Profile Views

Yes. The yellow one. It comes along with a cd that has 5,200 set of practice questions. Goodluck!

That one is 5th edition? I heard there is a 6th edition now. Is there a big difference between the 2? Or it's still ok to use the 5th ed?

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Yes :) The first half are easy questions but if you finish the other half of it Med Surg questions will start to kick in. Good luck!

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I used the 6th edition. My aunt had the 5th edition and after finishing the newest one, I was able to confer that there were just minimal modifications from the older ones. I'd still prefer the 6th edition, though.

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Hi, I'm about to take my Nclex soon. I need advice how to do you prepare for this exam..

Did you do straight questions in order to prepare for this NCLEx-Rn exam? I have Saunders Q and A book not the comprehensive book.. Will that be okay?

thank you and congrats!

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Awesome review - our class is currently trying to decide which study guides to use. Thanks!

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