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Restudying for the NCLEX

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Hello all, it's been about two years since I have studied for anything (nursing wise). I was denied for the NCLEX more than a year ago, and want to be able to study soon, because I feel that they will allow me for testing this year.

So my question for everyone who had to wait a while before testing is, what online study program did you use to review everything that you forgot about? I know about kaplan and UWorld, but I'm not really looking for multiple choice reviewing, more like relearning diseases, interventions, processes, etc.

Thanks!

AlexaGrey

Has 4 years experience.

I went over Saunders comprehensive review for nclex rn and read every chapter, I know it may seem overwhelming but it really did help me a lot. The book came with qbank online. I know there are some refresher courses that you can take, Hurst review goes back with content, check them out.

Even though the gap was only 2 months for me, I am going to second the Saunders Comprehensive Review for studying for the NCLEX. The simple truth is that trying to restudy a lot of this stuff from your textbooks is overwhelming and honestly unnecessary. The Saunders Review for me broke the topics down so I understood exactly what I needed to know. The other thing I did was to practice between 50-100 questions everyday. And I read rationales whether I got the question right or not. I say skip the textbooks and focus on the NCLEX Review.

Thanks guys! Super helpful comments. I was gonna do Saunders, but also wanted something else to help do a more focused review on the different systems and their diseases. Will look into hurst.

I did a live review, a video review-Remar Review and Uworld.

did you feel like remar vids help?

Her DVD program+Quick facts+ FB reviews helped me review content

Thanks for the replies guys! I'll also look into remar!

I used uworld. the rationales brought be back to the content. Kaplan didn't really do much of that but the questiosn are good. I wasn't much of a fan though because I understand a bit better with images and uworld had that.

I have the textbooks they are referring too as well. I would also use youtube. I've used the kaplan basics book and nclex review a few times. I mostly have been sticking to uworld content though.

Took the NCLEX 3 1/2 years after school. I used the Saunders book plus online qbank, NCLEX mastery app which is great for SATA, and I found some Kaplan qbank questions + the readiness test on Quizlet I used to practice.

On 6/15/2018 at 1:09 AM, hiimanurse said:

Thanks for the replies guys! I'll also look into remar!

Any updates?

Any updates on nursing? Can you email me ignaciomayorga510@gmail.com

I passed! I passed a while ago haha. I tried reading the Saunders book but it was so condensed that I didn’t like the review for it.

Honestly all I did was UWorld. I did 75 questions a day and took both assessment tests. Whenever I did a question I always read the rationale for the answer and made flash cards for it on the UWorld account. I also did more research on a topic if I needed to know more about it. With the 75 questions a day, I also reviewed the flash cards I did. Made a schedule so that I could finish every UWorld question before taking the NCLEX, and I had about a week before taking the NCLEX so I did all the questions I markee were hard, like sata and ones that just boggled my mind. (Make sure to mark the SATA questions and the ones you think you need work on!)

I passed in 75 questions!


I am now a critical care nurse in my area and am still learning as I work! Let me know if you have other questions!!

9 hours ago, hiimanurse said:

I passed! I passed a while ago haha. I tried reading the Saunders book but it was so condensed that I didn’t like the review for it.

Honestly all I did was UWorld. I did 75 questions a day and took both assessment tests. Whenever I did a question I always read the rationale for the answer and made flash cards for it on the UWorld account. I also did more research on a topic if I needed to know more about it. With the 75 questions a day, I also reviewed the flash cards I did. Made a schedule so that I could finish every UWorld question before taking the NCLEX, and I had about a week before taking the NCLEX so I did all the questions I markee were hard, like sata and ones that just boggled my mind. (Make sure to mark the SATA questions and the ones you think you need work on!)

I passed in 75 questions!


I am now a critical care nurse in my area and am still learning as I work! Let me know if you have other questions!!

WOW! that's so awesome! what happened with your license was it restricted? I'm in a similar situation with my petty theft case and I am terrified that I am doomed. Can you email me if possible?ignaciomayorga510@gmail.com I'm overwhelmed by your story :,)

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nursingstudentboy2020

Has 1 years experience.

Why were you denied? Was it based on a criminal record?

26 minutes ago, nursingstudentboy2020 said:

Why were you denied? Was it based on a criminal record?

It was because it was recent. He ended up getting it if you look through his previous post.

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License was not restricted at all. Just had to wait a year to reapply because I choose not to appeal the denial. Didn’t believe I could honestly get accepted by them. I became a CNA and worked at a store as well! But my case is not on my record at all, did something called a pretrial diversion. But I had to explain the arrest still to the board. I hired a lawyer to help me with assembling the papers and he mostly just informed me of what to gather and reviewed it himself. Was worth it for sure if you need help!

I noticed you got it during school. Did you end up disclosing it to your school even though you were never convicted? Because I'm in the same situation😅. It's such a relief hearing a success story similar to mine!

I never did, but you should. Your school will provide a lot of resources to help you be able to take the test as well, like letters of recommendation and such.