Hi i just wanna share my story about how i passed the nclex on my first attempt. I know why you are reading this because you already have schedule to take the nclex and you dont know what to do or what to feel or maybe you're planning to take the exam.I understand what you feel coz weeks and days before the exam i always browsed in the internet about NCLEX STORIES. So, i started studying last june 2016 but it was like more on reading (like 2-3hrs/day only) since im working full time at the fastfooD. But when I received my att around last week of june I decided to schedule my test first week of September to give my self 2 months to study.
i used SAUNDERS nclex reviewer for my content review and SAUNDERS Q&A book for my question reviews. So starting july I decided to work as partime in the fastfood like 4hrs/day only. And i finished the SAUNDERS REVIEWER AND Q&A after a month. My style in studying was i read the whole chapter and RE-write it on a big notebook on my own words(since im from the philippines i like to re write it on the notebook my own words eg. Hyperthroidism under that will be s/s, risk factors, ,etiology, nsg intervention, sugical, pt teaching) cause saunders explanation in each disease is soooooo long so i better re write on my preferred words.
And then i realized after a month I finished the whole saunders book, the question was SOOOO EASY AND SIMPLE, i was kinda doubtful. That's why my cousin(whos RN too) told me to get the NCSBN LEARNING EXTENSION REVIEW ONLINE and purchsed the 8 weeks program for 100$,at their pretest which consist of 75question i only got around 35correct so it's totally different from suanders questions. Since they have content review too, i started to read the content one by one while i compare to the notebook were i rewrite the content of saunders. I finished thier content review for 2weeks.
My remaining weeks before the exam,i just answered all of their questions review in NCSBN and i bought LA CHARITY (prioritization,delegation,assignment).
USE SAUNDERS FOR YOUR CONTENT REVIEW and for your QUESTION REVIEW use NCSBN AND LA CHARITY BOOK! (Dont depend on Saunders questions!!! it's wayyy tooo far from actual nclex,NCSBN AND LA CHARITY QUESTIONS ARE MORE SIMILAR IN ACTUAL NCLEX QUESTION!)
i had 28 sata's,2 drag&drop,3 ECG and 1 graphic picture. my computer stop at 75th question and finished the exam almost 1hr.
by the way( i have 2 questions in actual NCLEX which i encountered during in NCSBN online review, same thought of questions and desame thought choices!) my 1st and 75th question :)
goodluck to u and God Bless!
-YOUR PH RN AND NOW, USRN!