Published Feb 6, 2014
Hi, I am going to take my NCLEX RN on March, as of today I only have 51 days to review, This is my 2nd time and hopefully the last. I graduated 2008, I know there's a lot that has change in Nursing since then, I am using Kaplan review anywhere, kaplan Q bank, Kaplan 2011-2012 review book, La Charity Prioritization, Exam cram,Saunders yellow book. I don't really tell a lot of people about my up coming test because I feel like if I don't pass its not too embarrassing at least, I don't know if you guys feel the same way. I am also aware that the NCSBN up their passing rate so it makes it harder to pass. Is there anybody on here that took their NCLEX recently and passed? Can you give me any tips on how you study or strategies? Thank you so much. God bless
some of my tidbits for you:
during my exam, i read each question twice & sometimes on the SATA, i selected my options & meditated & made sure those options were applicable to the question & made sense, without any doubting.
further, please remember this NCLEX is a critical thinking and safety examination. if you think safety throughout the whole exam, this will help you, because if you come across a topic or situation you do not know with facts, you can then use your critical thinking skills to arrive at the safest option.
go into the exam relaxed, with no worries in the world. take your time with each question & make sure your option answers the question the best out of all the available options. always think safety. Sata (read each option as a true/false statement, if false, ignore it, if it does not makes sense, ignore it. Go get your RN license. It is waiting for you. Much success.
Thank you so much, I am trying to be calm as possible, I can't even remember when was the last time I felt this anxious. I didn't feel this way the first time I took NCLEX. I will try to follow your tips, thanks!
i think we're testing on the same day. How far along are u with your review? I have bad anxiety and the way i analyze it is in order for me to feel confident and calm down was to really prepare for it. That way i can think well enough. I know it's easier said than done but i believe it's doable and it makes a difference when we don't cram and we take time to understand things.
I am testing on March 29, hopefully this day is my lucky day. I am done with my kaplan 2011-2012 and REA book, on Monday I will start my kaplan classroom anywhere but while waiting for that I am doing the exam cram, PDA and Q bank. I probably did 1600+ question so far. When are you testing?
on the same day, well ur doing great, continue with what your doing. We can do this.
I have downloaded a lot of apps on my phone for free. Any of the Lippincott's are amazing.
Also I follow a few pages on instagram that post nclex questions and tips daily. (you can search for them nclexhelp, tootrn or just search all tags under nclex)
I recommend the saunders yellow book, try to read 30 pages a day to review some content and keep doing questions as much as possible and of course read all the rationales. good luck!
One of my instructors was a Kaplan prep instructor who told my class the number one piece of advice is to do a few mock tests consisting of 250-300 question sessions. She said the number one reason people do not pass is due to test fatigue. I found this strategy helpful since it not only built up my endurance but it also pointed out areas I needed to study a bit more. This strategy also helped me in passing my CCRN.
Wishing you great success on your exam!!
@wellcoachRN That is a good suggestions. Thanks for posting. :) I have extreme anxiety and I'm going to start doing that.
Thank you I am going to do that, I also have Lippincott's book and going to try to answer as much as I can. I guess all I can do is to do my best and try. Thanks for the tips!
Thank you all so much for tips and advice, I appreciate it!
Yeah, Lippincott is really good
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