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by morelaur morelaur (Member)

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Hey everyone!

So I am doing UWorld to prepare for the NCLEX. I was just wondering, for those of you that did that or something similar, how many questions per day did you do? I am trying to do 75 per day because that is the number of questions I hope to pass in but it is proving to be VERY time consuming. 

 

Any other studying advice is welcome and appreciated. 

 

Thanks in advance!

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

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NCLEX is like a boxing match. You should not train to knock your opponent out in the first round when it is possible that the fight will last 15 rounds. You need to do at least 150-200 questions every few days to develop the stamina to last the 265 questions of NCLEX, if it takes that many questions.

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I did 2 sets of 75 questions almost daily for at least 2 months.

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DannyBoy8 has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Kaplan.  Whatever they prescribed.

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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I did literally nothing other than maybe 50 practice questions and passed with 75 questions in about an hour.  Then again that was 2008 and maybe things have changed.  I would consider doing every UWord question and review the rationales, I would also consider purchasing BoardVitals.com and do every question and review ones that you miss.  This may not be necessary, but it will certainly improve your nursing knowledge and make you more confident. 

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I had to test twice. First time around I used ATI and Kaplan. Failed with 265 questions. Second time I used uworld and Mark Klimeck audios testing anywhere from 75-150+ per day, depending on my free time, for 1.5 months. Just took nclex June 8, passed in 75 questions. My advice, read rationales of both right and wrong answers to fully grasp the concept. Do as many questions as you can. My first test had me exhausted because I only did the bare minimum of questions and I gave up once I saw nclex questions go beyond 150. I was there for 3.5 hours and was not mentally prepared. This time around, I was ready to sit through the whole 265 and was shocked when it turned off at 75. You can do it. This is what you trained for. You got this!!! Good luck

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E-commerce has 1 years experience as a CNA, LVN and specializes in Psychiatric, Diabetes advocate.

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On 6/13/2019 at 5:57 AM, Nurse-74 said:

I had to test twice. First time around I used ATI and Kaplan. Failed with 265 questions. Second time I used uworld and Mark Klimeck audios testing anywhere from 75-150+ per day, depending on my free time, for 1.5 months. Just took nclex June 8, passed in 75 questions. My advice, read rationales of both right and wrong answers to fully grasp the concept. Do as many questions as you can. My first test had me exhausted because I only did the bare minimum of questions and I gave up once I saw nclex questions go beyond 150. I was there for 3.5 hours and was not mentally prepared. This time around, I was ready to sit through the whole 265 and was shocked when it turned off at 75. You can do it. This is what you trained for. You got this!!! Good luck

That uworld and mark k combo does it again. 🙂 congratulations!!!! 🙂

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I went through all the UWorld questions in about 10 days. My average when I was done was 71% correct, which translated to the 97th percentile. I passed in 75 questions. 

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TAKOO01 has 3 years experience as a BSN.

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I studied for about 9 weeks using kaplan and Saunders. My goal was 150 to 200 questions a day, but i usually didn't get past 75 to 100. I found i couldn't concentrate on it for so long. I think my kaplan practice test scores were on the 50s and 60s, if i remember correctly. I passed NCLEX in 75 questions. 

At a certain point you have to just go and take the test. 

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