How did you guys study for the NCLEX?
I took the Kaplan Course. It costs me 400 bucks but it's all worth it. Kaplan prepared me well on my NCLEX. I ended up doing 75 questions. :w00t:NCLEX is not a knowledge-based test. It's more on Application and Analysis. With the Kaplan Course, I did 94% of the Q-Bank.. I took all the Question Trainers (There are 7 Question Trainers).. I did at least 100 questions a day. I had a month to prepare for my NCLEX. I took notes on the rationales and read them. I made flashcards on the Medications. I also watched the HURST Review Videos and took notes while watching the videos. The HURST Review videos are great for you to have a good grasp on the basic things that you need to know. I read ALL my notes 3 times, 2 days before the "BIG Day". The day before the "Big Day", I just relaxed and watch a movie.
How did the test go for you?
The test went great for me. Kaplan prepared me for the NCLEX. Even how the questions were worded on the Kaplan was similar to the NCLEX, so there were no surprises. If the computer is going to throw you Evaluation Questions, Select All That Apply questions, and Priority questions.. then you are in the good track. :) I had a lot of those questions when I took my test.
How can I reduce my anxiety?
Study and PRAY. Anxiety lessens when you studied hard coz you are confident that you know your stuffs. Prayer is powerful as well. Ask for Guidance. :) DO NOT, I repeat.. DO NOT study on the day before the exam. It will make you more anxious. Just RELAX and watch a movie or something.
I hope this helps. Good Luck! You can do it! :)