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Need Help. What review materials should I use for Passing my NCLEX?

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Specializes in OR Nurse. Has 2 years experience.

Well, I am a full time mom now. I do have a year old baby and it's difficult to study even more. I hate myself more now. My exam will be on september. But what are the effective review materials for a very busy person? like audio maybe? I am getting more nervous. I feel soo dumb and I'm losing self confident anymore. I am sooo desperate to Pass this exam. Thank you.

OneHappyRN

Has 1 years experience.

I did Kaplan questions over and over...and over. Once I got over 60%, I figured I was ready. I passed in 75 Qs. The Kaplan Qbank test score is really pretty accurate in determining if you're ready or not.

I also did some of LaCharity's Prioritization/Delegation book - but honestly, I think it was the Kaplan Q's that helped me most.

RunBabyRN

Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

I really liked Kaplan. Really, you need to review questions, and sit down and take tests.

Also, a friendly heads up, you may want to consider changing your screen name and avatar to something more anonymous. This is a very public website, and it's important to protect yourself. :)

Good luck!

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Good day:

Which specific Kaplan book(s) did you use?

Thank you.

OneHappyRN

Has 1 years experience.

I used their online QBank. I actually ordered Kaplan ON Demand which gave me access to hours and hours of content videos, but I ended up not watching those, I just did the questions, trainers and diagnostic tests.

One word "Kaplan" that's all you need to do. And if your weak on content they have hours and hours and hours of content videos!

That's the only thing I did for the NCLEX RN and I passed at 75. 👍😊

AllInRN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Ortho-Neuro Rehab, CRRN. Has 6 years experience.

I am a mom too. I used Kaplan (loved them), Saunders review book, NCLEX exam cram and 35 page review I found here. My two main sources were Kaplan and 35 page review. I went in calm and confident and passed.

First thing is to stop the negative talk and think positively! Picture your name with RN behind it. Write it down and believe you can do this. I would say make a plan for each day as far as study time. Make sure it is uninterrupted so you can focus.

Good of luck to you!

Kathrene,RN

Specializes in OR Nurse. Has 2 years experience.

That's cool. Thanks. I took pretest lastnight and my score was 53%. I guess I need to study more. I am getting so nervous. Soo many exam. I am a licensed Nurse in the other country that;s why I am so desperate to Pass my exam here in the US.

Kathrene,RN

Specializes in OR Nurse. Has 2 years experience.

Yeah I will thank you for that :)

Kathrene,RN

Specializes in OR Nurse. Has 2 years experience.

Thank you :) I am studying while my baby is taking her nap or when shes asleep at night.

Kathrene,RN

Specializes in OR Nurse. Has 2 years experience.

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RunBabyRN

Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

I can't speak to the differences between the old content guide and the new one, but there's a free Kindle version available on Amazon. Worth the download. :)

tmac19

Specializes in Orthopedics. Has 2 years experience.

I am also an internationally educated nurse who just passed the NCLEX last week on my first try. I have just posted a long thread about my prep methods if you are interested in reading it. You can do this. Don't be discouraged. You have a good amount of time to study and your experiential knowledge will definitely be an asset to you as it was to me.

I primarily used the HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination

(Sold here on amazon:

HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination: 9780323065856: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com )

hi everyone,

Can anyone tell me about La charity 's PDA ..Which is the latest edition available?