Excelsior study methods

  1. Just a quick questions for those who have been relatively successful with the Excelsior exams (NC and non-nursing). What are you using to study? I have read so much about EC study guides / Non-EC study guides, practice tests, and plain old recommended texts.

    What materials have you used to be successful?
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Relatively successful Excelsior student here. (I graduated anyway and am now in the RN-to-BSN program.) I bought one or two med-surg nursing books and checked out most of the recommended textbooks from a medical library. I also found the practice tests helpful in knowing what to expect. There were some areas (like psych, my major in my previous academic life) where I felt strong enough to just study the books I already had.
  4. by   Spazzy Nurse
    I mostly used the books from my LPN program, plus a couple of NCLEX-RN books. I would use their content guide, which is a broad outline. To study I would make it into a giant, expanded outline, adding extra information to the parts I didn't know much about and adding less to the parts that I was pretty familiar with.

    Got me through. :spin:

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