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Planning to take NCLEX...8 years after graduation.

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by lvlytxn lvlytxn (Member)

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Call me crazy! and there is a whole thread on my history and the madness behind it if you'd like to see for your reading pleasure.

But for now, let me just say that I plan on hopefully testing this coming Dec, commemorating my 8th year since I graduated from my BSN program. I took the NCLEX once and failed in 2000.

I've seen threads where people are testing 5-10 years after graduating. So if any of you are in the same boat, or have done this before, where do I start? What books, learning aids, online reviews do you recommend? I've heard of Suzanne's plan but will that really work for me, especially after being away for soooo long? I do plan on taking a nurse refresher/clinical course as well to brush up on skills/techniques etc.

HELP!!

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I recommend a mix of Kaplan, Saunders and perhaps the online review people on here speak so highly of (the one through the National Council's website - there is a link some place on this board). I think it is really important for you to do a content review. Also, mixing up your review sources keeps you from becomming too accustomed to one style. If you don't mix it up, you will be stunned on test day when the NCLEX feels nothing like the questions you've been practicing on.

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Study everyday...at least 3 hours a day..I did it for five months religiously...(no life!? ...not ...give yourself some time for yourself and family!), I took Kaplan and review Saunders. Practice questions everyday, study meds, keep notes on labs every where!! I took my test 1 1/2 week ago..I prayed a lot and passed...:monkeydance: I've been out of school for over 2 years, and it was my second time taking the nclex, but I did it. You will do it too...just study hard! Best of luck !!

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ohmeowzer RN is a RN and specializes in ob/gyn med /surg.

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you can do it !! i am so happy you are taking boards.. yippeeee

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