I sat my NCLEX today, May 9th, 2018. I thought if I passed my NCLEX then I'd post my resources. I did the PVT, I couldn't believe I got the "good pop up"
1. Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RNÂ® Examination, 7th Edition
This was my foundation for med-surg
I did not buy the book, my friend sent it to me. I can send it to you too if you want, you can download it to your iBooks. I did all the exams in there too, my results were not the best.
2. Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment, 4th Edition (Practice Exercises for the NCLEX exam) - This is by Linda A. LaCharity, Ph.D., RN, Candice K. Kumagai, MSN, RN and Barbara Bartz, MN, ARNP, CCRN
This book, I swear by it! If not for this book, I wouldn't have been able to answer prioritization questions like: first, immediately, most important, priority - those kinds of words.
This book also helped me with the delegation for the LPN/LVN and NPA. I used to struggle a lot with role assignments.
I had a lot of prioritization questions (like one after another!)
3. Nurselabs - Nurseslabs - For All Your Nursing Needs
FREE 3,500+ QUESTIONS!
Answer all the questions and you will get used to answering loads of questions even if you get 265 questions in the NCLEX. I recommend doing it in "practice mode" when doing the questions. It gives you the rationales right away after you click on your answer. I definitely recommend this!
I finished my exam in 5 hours and could not believe it!
4.YOUTUBE videos from RegisteredNurseRN - RegisteredNurseRN
I would usually listen to her at night to refresh my med-surg. She goes into detail and most importantly, she highlights NCLEX bullets!
If I get frustrated with my scores when doing practice exams, I usually go to her youtube videos and listen to a particular topic that I think I need to brush my knowledge on. I recommend this for people like myself who are auditory and visual learners.
You can also go to her blogs Registered Nurse RN | Free NCLEX Review, Care Plans, RN Salary - very helpful, hands down!
I wish everyone the very best of luck! It's okay to be nervous. I swear I felt like I was a wandering kid after coming out of the testing center. I think I did well on the first 75 questions but I did not stop there, I did all 265 questions. I had 42 SATAs, 9 ECG strips, 6 exhibits (yes, I was tallying during my exam, LOL!) but I think I did not do very well on the last parts of my exam. Questions became really hard and I know I kept getting them wrong because I kept getting "knowledge-based questions". It was like a downhill, so I thought I was gonna fail but I passed!
Good luck! :)