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1. how many hours a day did you study? at least 6 hours a day, with breaks in between how many months? exactly 3 months

2. did you use kaplan? yes, and kaplan "was" the nclex-rn exam!

3. if you used kaplan, what were your scores on your qbank? low to high 50% on the question trainers? same

4. do you recomend watching the videos on content of kaplan? yes! there is no way you will remember the material you learned two years ago in nursing school. so definitely watch the videos!! fo sure

5. did you use the ncsbn "learning extension" site? yes did you find it helpful?no was it similar to the actual exam?no, the questions were some what similar, and the answers to the learningext.com were extremely easy and straight forward....ok very simple compared to the actual exam. if you already taken the exam, you know what i mean, unlike anything i've ever seen in a book.

6. did you use lippincott?no mosby's? no saunders? no hesi?yes, very compact book that tells you important facts about the diseases. the questions on the cd are really hard davis? no

7. what do you believe was the most helpful in passing your nclex-rn?? studying 24/7, not cleaning the house, having a babysitter for my 1 year-old, not doing the hibidy dibidy with my hubby because i was studying so much, no movies, no lunch with friends, not dinner dates with my hubby..... nclex-rn studying and spending countless hours at the kaplan center, rain and shine.. that is what i believe was most helpful in passing my nclex-rn

what other advice can you give an nclex-rn test taker who is schedule to take her test on the beginning of november??

if you feel you need to reschedule then reschedule... it's your money, your time, your mind.

study like an animal, and don't ever stop studying

-thank you,

all your answers will be greatly appreciated.

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SoulShine75

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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.

good luck.

labrador4122, RN

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soulshine75,

my friend failed the first time, and the second time, I recommended Hurst review for her.

and thanks to an allnurses.com member, helped me find hurst review and pitch it to my friend, ty again,

she passed 2nd try, she did everything hurst, and kaplan questions

Hurst was really good for her.

(and not to sound mean, but I did not think she was going to pass, just because of her study habits...but she made it!)

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