Pass NCLEX recently without Kaplan?

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I cannot afford to take Kaplan or any other expensive program so I'm going to design my own study plan. Please advise as to what books/study plan allowed you to pass. I ask for people who have recently passed because I heard the difficulty level was raised this year. So far I plan to use Kaplan NCLEX-RN 2010-2011 Edition: Strategies, Practice, and Review (Kaplan Nclex-Rn Exam), Saunders Q&A and Comprehesive Review 4th Ed.

I would like to add something else in with this. Any suggestions?

Specializes in Critical care.

Do Plenty of questions and try to memorize lab values and abg's. I used Kaplan, Mosby's and Saunders. I also had flash cards by Mosby that I used when I wasnt home to use the books. Doing plenty of questions and reading the rationals for each question (wrong and right ones) helps.

Thanks Teebyrd. I hope I can do this without Kaplan. I've done well on all the Hesi testing this last semester so I didn't think I needed it, but I'm seeing so many people sign up for it I'm starting to doubt myself.

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Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents.
i cannot afford to take kaplan or any other expensive program so i'm going to design my own study plan. please advise as to what books/study plan allowed you to pass. i ask for people who have recently passed because i heard the difficulty level was raised this year. so far i plan to use kaplan nclex-rn 2010-2011 edition: strategies, practice, and review (kaplan nclex-rn exam), saunders q&a and comprehesive review 4th ed.

i would like to add something else in with this. any suggestions?

i took my nclex-rn this morning and i did not use kaplan. i did pvt with the good pop up. i highly recommend you buy lacharity prioritization and delegation book. this is a must! i also used lippincotts alternate format questions because i was hoping and praying i would get a lot of sata questions because those are harder questions meaning "more" points and i was thankful i bought this book because i had like 3-4 almost exact questions from that book. i also used nclex-3500 / saunder q&a.

and i did not care about my scores. i did not score anything beyond 70% on them so i stopped using the "exam mode" and just used "study mode" and made sure i understood all the rationales of each questions.

good luck to you! have faith! you can do this!

angel

I am also having same problem since I cannot afford spending too much. I have Saunders and PDA by LaCharity. I failed thrice and now I am getting back into studying again. I hope my 4th try will be the lucky one. Goodluck to us! I know we can all make it.

I did not use use Kaplan program and I passed. I did spend $20 on the Kaplan 2010-2011 book and found that useful. All in all I probably spend about $100 on study materials, and I think I went overboard. I think you would be fine with the Kaplan book and Saunders. However the LaCharity book couldn't hurt. The key is to study content and do practice questions every day!

I used ExamCram for content reveiw( CD is amazing but has a few errors), Kaplan strategies book from my local librairy and Lacharity book!! And passed with those book!! Hope this help and good luck!!

i took my nclex-rn this morning and i did not use kaplan. i did pvt with the good pop up. i highly recommend you buy lacharity prioritization and delegation book. this is a must! i also used lippincotts alternate format questions because i was hoping and praying i would get a lot of sata questions because those are harder questions meaning "more" points and i was thankful i bought this book because i had like 3-4 almost exact questions from that book. i also used nclex-3500 / saunder q&a.

and i did not care about my scores. i did not score anything beyond 70% on them so i stopped using the "exam mode" and just used "study mode" and made sure i understood all the rationales of each questions.

good luck to you! have faith! you can do this!

angel

:ancong!::dancgrp:i know you would ace the nclex in a blink:yeah:, cuz you are mr. calculus :D and thanks for the tips on how to pass the nclex test. you are number one:up:agldragonrn.

I cannot afford to take Kaplan or any other expensive program so I'm going to design my own study plan. Please advise as to what books/study plan allowed you to pass. I ask for people who have recently passed because I heard the difficulty level was raised this year. So far I plan to use Kaplan NCLEX-RN 2010-2011 Edition: Strategies, Practice, and Review (Kaplan Nclex-Rn Exam), Saunders Q&A and Comprehesive Review 4th Ed.

I would like to add something else in with this. Any suggestions?

I am currently doing lots of question from the NCLEX4000 and an old Kaplan book that I have from 5 years ago, and I also have the prioritization, delegation from Lacharity. I don't use any expensive program and I will keep you posted. Hope this help.

Hi A555, even though i am using kaplan, saunders i have classmates who have passed nclex without using kaplan. Good luck to us all,"WE CAN DO IT":). I test on thursday.

:ancong!: agldragonRN

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