Hi. This is another comment i posted for someone else.
"Hi i highly recommend reading about "active learning" and utilize it in your exam preparation everyday. You will retain 90%+ when you are teaching it to someone else. Also ive come to realize that we use all the great study material but may not have a full understanding of ADPIE. This is key. If you know each step in detail then you can answer nclex questions. In other words if you know how to write a care plan, you xan answer nclex questions. For example. A-assessment . in this section you need to have prior knowledge of pathophysiology and physiology to assess. Dont learn each symptom one by one, learn concepts, patterns, principles, mechanisms. D-diagnosis. This part tricky. You not only need to know the dx, but also rank the dx in order of priority by maslow needs. In addition learn any differiential dx (simliar) and compare and contrast. Then you move to P-planning this you need to rank priority first as well. What will you do first? Who will you see first? I-implement, E-evaluate. All of this including having an understanding of orem theory and maslow theory is fundamentals. review review review ADPIE and "thinking like a nurse" crutical thinking first