Studying For NCLEX: Feeling Like Its Going No Where

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by nr92 nr92, CNA Member

Has 1 years experience.

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I attended BMCC...I struggled through out the program and I feel inferior as far as content. I have simple nursing.com, nursing.com and listened to Mark Klimek.  They are helpful and  I wish knew about Mark Klimek earlier.  However I am getting like almost 50% on quizzes from nursing.com, simple nursing.com, and the ones on nurslabs. I failed a practice NCLEX on nursing.com in 75 questions which is awful I know. I have a full time job and study for 3 hours 6 days a week.  I feel like I am going no where with all this studying and hardly any improvement I have been studying since Christmas Day.

It just seems pointless and I feel like I never know enough to pass this NCLEX

Piper98

Piper98, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU. 60 Posts

I test Tuesday, but I feel like it helps to have a system/plan for each day. Also, the biggest thing is reading those rationales regardless if you got it right or wrong. I have been studying 6-ish hours a day for the past month and still feel completely lost. How many questions are you doing a day? I know it takes so long having to study the rationales.

nr92

nr92, CNA

Has 1 years experience. 37 Posts

3 hrs 6 days a week and I follow a  12 week study plan from purchased nursing.com

I do 50-75 questions a day

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nr92

nr92, CNA

Has 1 years experience. 37 Posts

I try to spend an hour in rationales from old quizzes , second hour take new quizzes and third hour watch videos on weak hour and I repeat... Good luck on your test!

Honyebee

Honyebee, CNA

Specializes in Customer service. Has 1 years experience. 448 Posts

On 1/26/2022 at 8:10 PM, Piper98 said:

I test Tuesday, but I feel like it helps to have a system/plan for each day. Also, the biggest thing is reading those rationales regardless if you got it right or wrong. I have been studying 6-ish hours a day for the past month and still feel completely lost. How many questions are you doing a day? I know it takes so long having to study the rationales.

I generally do 5-10 questions per day. 

Guvare

Guvare, ASN, RN

24 Posts

Any updates?

I test on Friday and I need good news from others. 
I’m extremely nervous. I’ve been using UWorld, NCLEX high yield and a text book to study for over a month now. 

Piper98

Piper98, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU. 60 Posts

22 minutes ago, Ofure97 said:

Any updates?

I test on Friday and I need good news from others. 
I’m extremely nervous. I’ve been using UWorld, NCLEX high yield and a text book to study for over a month now. 

Good luck! I took mine last week and passed. It was an odd test. Just take your time and don’t overthink those SATAs! Also, my state posted my license in less than 24 hours, so check that the next day.