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taking my 3rd nclex exam

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by th3a th3a Member

any tips?

i have been back reading through this forum and I am getting confused what review should I take.

on my first exam, I used saunders book, lacharity, the saunders book was very informative but when I took the exam i felt like i dont know anything. :(

on my second attempt, i tried the ncsbn review, it was pure notes and links which i got bored..

both exam i took stopped at 75.

:( now, I want to try again. Hoping Ill be able to pass since ill be having a lot of free time.

I might schedule my nclex this May.

any suggestions?

I made the mistake of just studying and doing questions after questions after my failed attempts. What I did differently this time was looking at my CPR and looking to see what are I scored low in. As much as people kept telling my difficulty is core content (disease and all), I just knew that was 100% true. So I focused on safety, infection, what to expect at different stage of life, psycho integrity, etc just a couple of things that I showed weakness.

I real feel that understanding what category your weak in and knowing what each category covers will come in hand.

I hope this helps.

I made the mistake of just studying and doing questions after questions after my failed attempts. What I did differently this time was looking at my CPR and looking to see what are I scored low in. As much as people kept telling my difficulty is core content (disease and all), I just knew that was 100% true. So I focused on safety, infection, what to expect at different stage of life, psycho integrity, etc just a couple of things that I showed weakness.

I real feel that understanding what category your weak in and knowing what each category covers will come in hand.

I hope this helps.

thank for this! btw, did you use review centers? if so, which is better Kaplan or Hurst?:)

I used hurst for my first attempt. I thought they were amazing. The same way people find kaplan a great sources.

I believe it's all in what appeals to your way absorbing knowledge and what you feel you need to help you do well, both on nclex and in your career.

I have never taken hurst but I did take Kaplan after I failed my first time. If you don't know how to tackle questions, I would recommend Kaplan. It opened my eyes on how to answer questions.

Have you thought about what your weakness is? Content or critical thinking?

I have never taken hurst but I did take Kaplan after I failed my first time. If you don't know how to tackle questions, I would recommend Kaplan. It opened my eyes on how to answer questions.

Have you thought about what your weakness is? Content or critical thinking?

Well I havent refreshed my nursing knowledge for a year now :( so maybe core content? Is there any book that can also help me with answering questions.

i cant afford to do hurst and kaplan at the same time so i should settle for just one review and the rest are books.

Thanks so much for the replies!

kudos!

Thanks for the advice! Im now looking for a book that can help me with the Q and A with rationale. I am betting hurst on my review for my 3rd attempt. Im still waiting for my ATT hopefully ill be able to take it this May.:)

Well I havent refreshed my nursing knowledge for a year now :( so maybe core content? Is there any book that can also help me with answering questions.

i cant afford to do hurst and kaplan at the same time so i should settle for just one review and the rest are books.

Thanks so much for the replies!

kudos!

Have you tried Saunders comprehensive book? I heard that it's good for content and questions. You can also download the Kaplan review ebook off Amazon for free. It gives good info on content.

Have you tried Saunders comprehensive book? I heard that it's good for content and questions. You can also download the Kaplan review ebook off Amazon for free. It gives good info on content.

I have the saunders book (yellow) I dont know what edition it is. Let me take a look on the Kaplan ebook. thank you so much :)