1. how many hours a day did you study? all day everyday with a break every 20 minutes for 3 weeks straight (but i also worked some in that time too and took care of my family )
how many months? only one. i waited to study after i took the hurst review and marlene hurst's philosophy is if you get the content, you can pass. i guess she was right, cause it worked. the book you get with the course has everything in it you need to pass (including a mock nclex) and it was simplified and easy to understand. i read it twice before taking the test.
2. did you use kaplan? i used the kaplan q bank and it helped me a lot. especially the priority questions.
3. if you used kaplan, what were your scores on your qbank? between 54%-65%
4. do you recomend watching the videos on content of kaplan? i never saw any of the videos, but i did watch marlene hurst's videos.
5. did you use the ncsbn "learning extension" site? no
6. did you use lippincott?no mosby's? no saunders? no hesi? i only did the hurst review for content and kaplan q bank for questions and kaplan strategies book to learn the tips and tricks. (i recommend that book!)
7. what do you believe was the most helpful in passing your nclex-rn?? well, i just passed, but what i think helped me pass was understanding the content (hurst) and then applying it with the qusetions (kaplan). i also read every rationale and took my studying seriously.
what other advice can you give an nclex-rn test taker who is schedule to take her test on the beginning of november??
try to be as calm as you can when you take your test. i was waayyy too nervous and thought for sure i failed and about had a breakdown. take your time with each question, use your common sense and couple it with what you know.