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Hi guys,

But I am getting a little confused regarding the number of questions that you gus are doing before the actual Nclex. How do you guys get in 200 to 300 questions a day? I am barely getting 100 done and then to sit through the rationals. Maybe it's tiresome for me because I am getting more wrong than right? How do you guys do it? :uhoh21:

Go for 100 per day, and try to get 3000 to 4000 done before the exam. I would take the time to go over the rationale behind each answer, this will be the most beneficial to you.

RainDreamer, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 13 years experience.

I'm doing about 100/day too. I don't see how people can do much more than that either. I've done at most 200 in a day. But I agree it's tiresome and I don't comprehend as much if I just sit and do a bunch. I do 100 and read through the rationales and spend a lot of time on that.

I didn't do even close to 100/day... on a good day I maybe did 80, but usually I did 25. It's better to do a few and get them RIGHT, or if you get it wrong truely understand what you did wrong. Passing the NCLEX is more about how you reason things out... take time to figure out what the question is asking, and becausethere is usually more than one right answer, figuring out why one is more right than the others... if you can do this, what it the point of doing hundreds of questions?

grinnurse, RN

Specializes in Med/Surge.

I have been one of those that have done more than 100 a day just b/c I had the time. I think that my highest number of questions for one day was like 500 or something. To me just doing 100 didn't seem like I was studying for it. I do half the questions over general MS questions and then the other half I concentrate on my week areas. Definately read the rationals for why the answer is right or wrong. I started writing down why I chose a particular answer to see if I was thinking along the right lines and so far that has been the single most thing that has helped me continue to increase my percentage. I also get up at the crack of dawn and do alot of my questions b/c that is when I have the highest energy level. I also take frequent breaks to let the info absorb. There were also a couple of days when I couldn't do any at all so I double up the next day so I didn't loose any time.

I was feeling really nervous this morning but feel a little less stressed this afternoon. I really think that doing these 3000 + questions is what is going to help me the most b/c there are so many disease processes that we didn't cover in NS and they are all on these CDs and books that I got. I highly recommend following Suzzanne's suggestions of how to do the questions in studying. I will let you know if it paid off after I test on Tuesday!!

Good luck in studying and YOU and I WILL PASS!!!!! :)

I have to tell everyone what I did the 2 evenings before I took the NCLEX. I sat in the family room studying and every once in a while I would tell my husband something interesting I had learned. He finally said, "give me the book". He started reading me questions and then each answer. You have to think harder when you don't have the words in front of you. Also, that way I had to listen to EACH question, not just look for key words like I often do. When I would answer a question, he would make me tell him why I answered that way. So I really had to rationalize the things myself. It was very helpful. We did about 250 questions over 2 evenings. I took the exam the next morning, got 76 questions, and passed.

Good luck to all.

RainDreamer, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 13 years experience.

I have to tell everyone what I did the 2 evenings before I took the NCLEX. I sat in the family room studying and every once in a while I would tell my husband something interesting I had learned. He finally said, "give me the book". He started reading me questions and then each answer. You have to think harder when you don't have the words in front of you. Also, that way I had to listen to EACH question, not just look for key words like I often do. When I would answer a question, he would make me tell him why I answered that way. So I really had to rationalize the things myself. It was very helpful. We did about 250 questions over 2 evenings. I took the exam the next morning, got 76 questions, and passed.

Good luck to all.

Congratulations on passing the NCLEX!! What a great way to study too, thanks for the tip!

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