Hi everyone.. My story is similar to most on here, but I wanted to share and express my thanks to everyone who contributes to this forum because it's such a great tool.
The tools I used were:
1. Hurst review book (got for free from my sister)
2. Kaplan qbank ($300) I finished all questions and sample tests with an overall 59% READ ALL RATIONALES!!!
3. The 35 page guide that's on here.. Really helps with infection control
4. ATI predictor exam
i studied about 4-6 weeks for the test and 2 days before Nclex I took the ATI predictor exam and it told me I had a 98% chance of passing so I quit studying after that lol.. I agree not to study the day before your test.
as for the test itself.. To be honest It asks some stuff I'm not entirely familiar with but since I had read on here that it doesn't matter what the disease is it's all about what's safe for the patient. I got a lot of SATA, some put things In order, and some meds, no math, no EKG. Be familiar with ethical/legal concepts I'm glad I took that elective lol. All in all I wasn't sure about most of my answers but I figured since they kept giving me SATA I was doing well. I ended up doing 75 questions in 1.5 hours and was anxious the whole time. After it was over I got the good pop up and today I saw RN after my name on my states BON website. So in the end I think if you prepare and again review rationales weekly you will have a pretty good chance! Anyway thanks everyone for all your great tips and help. And good luck to all who are still waiting to Test!