RN-NCLEX One more time. HELP, need study tips.


Has anyone been out of school more than 3 to 10 years and successfully passed the NCLEX on your own. I have taken a break from nursing and have decided to return. What is the best source to use? I do not intend to take a refresher course because I know I can do it on my own. I passed the LPN test last year on the first try studying on my own, but the RN is much tougher and I need advice on what book or books to use.

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Silverdragon102, BSN

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Saunders Comprehensive I would say would be a great book to use


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I was out of school for two years before I took it and passed!!..not sure if that counts...


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Suggest the Saunders Comprehensive Review. Give yourself enough time to cover everything and don't try to do it too fast. Do as many questions as possible and study the rationales. Good luck.


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It counts, what did you do to pass the RN and how long ago did you take it? Did you work and study or did you just focus on the test? Thank you for your previous reply. Hope to hear from you soon.


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Kaplan review course is awsome! Once I sat down and started the NCLEX all my fear disappeared; I felt like I was at home doing a Kaplan test. Kaplan has practice questions and practice tests that are VERY similar to the NCLEX.

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