Practice questions Or read books?

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Hi Everyone!

i only have 5 weeks left before i take the nclex. what can you advice me? Practice more questions or still read the book like saunders? What is the more effective review material for the nclex? Please help me... I don't wanna fail the 2nd time.:o

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

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I did better with practicing questions. Then if I got a question wrong, or got it right but was unsure of something, I'd go look it up immediately. Also when doing questions, review the rationales of both right and wrong answers.

NaomieRN

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Five weeks was all I used to practice for the nclex. I did about 3000 questions, maybe a little more. I mostly used Kaplan, did some contents online.

Do 150 questions a day and go over every rationale.

helpmepass

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I have unfortunately take the exam 3 times and not passed, I have been told by several people that the best way to study is practice questions w/rationale. Best of luck to you!

RNindmaking

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Thank you guys for the quick response! It really feels different when you already failed the nclex. you don't know where to start and what study materials to use. I truly appreciate your kindness for sharing your study tips.;)

vp2009

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Specializes in Rehab.

questions, questions, questions... practice as many questions as possible, (I would really recomend the Kaplan Q bank), plus try to learn as many meds you can.

helpmepass

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to VP2009, I just looked up what you recommended and it said it was $300, is that right? Anyway I can get it cheaper? I just want this to be overwith! Thanks!

vp2009

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Specializes in Rehab.

Yup! That's the one. If you've got the extra cash get the $400 product. That one gives you the q bank plus a bunch of other questions. But if you juSt get the q bank it's still good. Do all those questions, (they're very tricky), and keep checking your average score. Read all the rationales. Those question that you do not answer correctly do them again and again. It really gives you an image of what your weaknesses are. Once your average is 65 or above, and you feel comfortable with delegation and prioritization, then you should be ok. Took the nclex a few days ago and their questions really felt like the kaplan q bank. Good luck.

NewAggieGrad09

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Specializes in Peds.

I'm broke as h-e-double hockey stick lol...I can barely afford to put gas in my car, let alone dish out that much $$. I just hope the resources I do have are adequate.

vp2009

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Specializes in Rehab.

I'm sorry to hear that. Well try to throw it on a credit card. And if you can't do that, try some books at barnes and nobles. Just go there, grab one, find a chair in the back somewhere and practice for a while. I did it a couple of times. It was helpful. Good luck.

NewAggieGrad09

315 Posts

Specializes in Peds.

Credit card isn't an option since I'd have to pay it back lol I'll just find one in my area and make a schedule of studying from it. Thanks for the suggestion!

Five weeks was all I used to practice for the nclex. I did about 3000 questions, maybe a little more. I mostly used Kaplan, did some contents online.

Do 150 questions a day and go over every rationale.

Do you think that Kaplan's online video content helped you answering questions during your exam? Or just the qbank and qtrainers were enough? Did you also use saunders or any other review? All i used was saunders my first time, and did a ton of questions from it.. but this time im not even touching it, im only focusing on kaplan.. is that enough?

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