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Too Soon To Study for NCLEX-PN???

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I will graduate from PN program on September 7th :nuke: . I have begun studying for my NCLEX-PN and am wondering if I have started too soon. I have finished up my med-surg courses and only have maternity, ob, ped's and a few others left to take. I only want to wait one month after graduation to take boards.

Does anyone out there have any advice on when I should start studying for boards or even when I should take boards after graduation? I heard the sooner the better but I've also heard people taking it five and six months after graduation.

Well, that's my only concern for now. Any help would be great.

Thanks!

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scoobydoo32 has 7 years experience as a RN and specializes in Maternity.

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hi well i graduate in 4 weeks and have been studying for the nclex since dec.2006. i am planning to take my boards on july 16,2007. god wiiling but i think the sooner u study the berrer you'll be.

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scoobydoo32 has 7 years experience as a RN and specializes in Maternity.

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thanks, l'll keep u posted with me and u do the same

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gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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pa-leez, i studied for nclex-pn, 5 mo's before i took it. noone else in my class was studyin for it. believe me, when you actually sit for the test, which will seem like forever, you will actually be more than happy that you studied, and studied, and studied, and studied, for it. that test is indeed tricky, know your stuff- good luck from a previous nclex taker and passer!!!!!!!!!!!

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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I would study now, but what I would do is practice questions from current and past things you have already studied. For example, if you did fundamentals last semester, and are currently studying med-surg this semester, I would do that, but I would try not to go too far ahead, unless you have time like that because it may confuse or overwhelm you a bit. Getting used to practice questions may make it a bit easier to get used to nclex-style questions.

How soon you take it is an individual choice. There are some that state they have not studied much, and passed, others that took it right afterwards or within a month and did well. I gave myself three months. I knew that I studied so deeply into things that I would think I would remember it all, only to discover that I totally forgot the previous semesters. So, I gave myself a bit of time to make sure that I covered as much as I could. I do suggest not to take TOO long afterwards. It is a pain in the rear to keep walking with that monkey on your back when life is moving on for everyone else. Good luck with school!

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It is never too soon to start studying for the NCLEX. You should incorporate a plan of regular review of NCLEX style questions over the material you have just studied in school. It only makes sense that the more times you review material means eventual second nature recall. You're very smart to have figured out that your prep for the boards started on the first day of nursing school. Use your time wisely and good luck with your schooling.

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