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by shlbtlr shlbtlr, ADN, CNA (Member)

shlbtlr has 2 years experience as a ADN, CNA and works as a Graduate Nurse.

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I just graduated nursing school — hallelujah! I am taking a Hurst Live Review this week and registering for NCLEX at some point this week. How long would you advise would be a good time frame to study? I have passed all the HESI exams throughout school, do reasonably well on questions (Saunders and Hurst), and I am typically a good test-taker. I don’t feel like I will ever truly feel confident in taking the NCLEX but would like to give myself enough time to feel prepared and I work FT at one job and PRN at another. 

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a NICU RN.

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As soon as possible after getting your ATT. It took 5 weeks to get my ATT. I started to get burned out of 50-100 questions/day for 5 weeks. You have all the knowledge to pass NCLEX when you graduate. You should be just keeping the information fresh in your brain until test day.

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RNNPICU has 13 years experience.

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Although it has been some years since I took it, I gave myself about 3 months of studying and review from graduation to test date.  I took a week long review class.  I also had two vacations that I had prescheduled so I wanted to give myself sufficient time and space to review. I also worked full-time as well.  

 

You are right, most people never feel fully ready as it is such an important exam, however, you will reach a point when no further amount of studying, practice exams, and review will make a difference. 

Good Luck!!

 

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