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Studying for my NCLEX-RN in 2 weeks!


So I graduated nursing school on May 16th. I attended the Kaplan review class the week after, and learned about the decision tree, and all sorts of other strategies and whatnots...

However, I haven't really looked at it much since then, until a few days ago when I got my ATT and scheduled my NCLEX for June 25. Everyone said the earlier the better, so that's why I went with June 25. My question is...how should I effectively study in this short time? I am getting stressed because it is in 2 weeks! But people say my program prepares us well for the NCLEX because we have a 97% pass rate (somewhere around there)...Not that I want to rely on that, but it does make me feel better.

I have been doing the Kaplan Question Trainers. I got 4 and 5 done and am going to do 6 and 7. I also have an NCLEX book called "Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN EXAM" by JoAnn Zerwekh...

Should I just keep doing Kaplan questions on the Question Trainer and read the book? Or should I be trying to make flash cards for important concepts/values, etc...

I guess what I'm asking is...how can I effectively study within these 2 weeks without getting so anxious and stressed and overwhelmed that nothing retains? Because I feel so overwhelmed right now, but am trying not to be...

Thanks in advance!

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Moved to the NCLEX forum

Good luck


Specializes in PCU. Has 1 years experience.

I did 100-225 qbank questions a day and then remediated the one's I missed. So you may want to get cracking. After taking all 1200 questions I started building test with the incorrects and remediated those. Trainer 7 is 265 questions, so you may want to take that and start remediating that one too ASAP. I had 180 questions on my nclex and passed.....good luck!

Avill, BSN

Specializes in School Nursing, Home Health. Has 4 years experience.

Do You feel ready? Regardless of what your program says? Qbank takes a while ... I would say that you should practice your weak points. Do those qbanks first, and practice priority . I got a bunch on NCLEX.

Happy studying !

Okay. Thank you so much! I felt confident until I scored 56% on the question trainers on Kaplan... X(