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Uworld, Mary Ann Hogan or Saunders?

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Trying to decide which one will be the best as Qbank. Any suggestions?

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ajaMIZ RN is a BSN and specializes in Home Health.

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I just took NCLEX this month for the first time and passed in 75 questions. Now to give you some background, I wasn’t the top of my class in school by any means, and actually went though some big struggles through BSN program. Anxiety and the difficulty of NCLEX style questions were a big barrier, but I made it through eventually. Naturally because I had to work so hard to get through nursing school I was nervous for NCLEX. However I had known many people who swore that UWorld was amazing and used it as the sole study tool to pass NCLEX. I researched more about NCLEX studying and found that many prominent nursing Youtubers were recommending UWorld too. So I mustered together my funds and spent mid About 2 months studying from their qbank (a lot of people don’t spend that much time studying, that’s just personally how much time I needed to feel prepared). The rationales Uworld gives you are very thorough. They do their best to include background info relating to the knowledge needed to answer the question, they go over why each incorrect option wasn’t right and why the correct option was right, and they give an overview at the end to summarize it. The rationales are often accompanied with pictures, charts and graphs. You can go back to the incorrect questions from tests you’ve already created and make a new one of those. The questions in the qbank are all categorized by clinical/test content and have further subcategories of the  system the question is from, so for example if you aren’t that at say maternal newborn health or pharmacology you can narrow the tests you create to that with a focus in cardiovascular. The last thing I wanna mention is how great it tracks your progress and NCLEX readiness. As you go on using UWorld it’ll give you a report of your percentile tank amongst its users, as well as your percentage of average correct answers for the amount of questions you’ve done. I believe it’s ideal to stay above 50%. And it monitors your readiness through optional assessments you can get depending on what package you purchase. These assessments will give you 100 questions not apart of the qbank and upon completion predict your likelihood of passing NCLEX from poor, borderline, high, very high. The most assessments you can get are 2, so I would use them wise and once you feel a bit confident and have gotten through enough content. I got the package with 2 assessments and on the 1st one I was predicted as borderline but with more studying I improved to very high on my 2nd.  When taking the NCLEX I was so anxious but prepared. I was mentally ready to go the whole 265, but my test shut off at 75. And if you’ve read up on how NCLEX works that is either really good or really bad, but after waiting to find out it was indeed VERY GOOD and UWorld accurately assessed my success. Am I promising it will happen exactly like that for you? Not exactly because you never know. But I do believe Uworld will help you pass is you actively and fully utilize it. I know a lot of people sign up for Kaplan classes and use your material but I feel like I’ve seen far too many people on these threads say they failed using only Kaplan to confidently use it as your primary study source. 100% Uworld endorsement here. Good luck, you got this.

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Nurse.Kelsey has 0 years experience as a RN and specializes in Pediatric Home Health (LPN).

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35 minutes ago, ajaMIZ said:

I just took NCLEX this month for the first time and passed in 75 questions. Now to give you some background, I wasn’t the top of my class in school by any means, and actually went though some big struggles through BSN program. Anxiety and the difficulty of NCLEX style questions were a big barrier, but I made it through eventually. Naturally because I had to work so hard to get through nursing school I was nervous for NCLEX. However I had known many people who swore that UWorld was amazing and used it as the sole study tool to pass NCLEX. I researched more about NCLEX studying and found that many prominent nursing Youtubers were recommending UWorld too. So I mustered together my funds and spent mid About 2 months studying from their qbank (a lot of people don’t spend that much time studying, that’s just personally how much time I needed to feel prepared). The rationales Uworld gives you are very thorough. They do their best to include background info relating to the knowledge needed to answer the question, they go over why each incorrect option wasn’t right and why the correct option was right, and they give an overview at the end to summarize it. The rationales are often accompanied with pictures, charts and graphs. You can go back to the incorrect questions from tests you’ve already created and make a new one of those. The questions in the qbank are all categorized by clinical/test content and have further subcategories of the  system the question is from, so for example if you aren’t that at say maternal newborn health or pharmacology you can narrow the tests you create to that with a focus in cardiovascular. The last thing I wanna mention is how great it tracks your progress and NCLEX readiness. As you go on using UWorld it’ll give you a report of your percentile tank amongst its users, as well as your percentage of average correct answers for the amount of questions you’ve done. I believe it’s ideal to stay above 50%. And it monitors your readiness through optional assessments you can get depending on what package you purchase. These assessments will give you 100 questions not apart of the qbank and upon completion predict your likelihood of passing NCLEX from poor, borderline, high, very high. The most assessments you can get are 2, so I would use them wise and once you feel a bit confident and have gotten through enough content. I got the package with 2 assessments and on the 1st one I was predicted as borderline but with more studying I improved to very high on my 2nd.  When taking the NCLEX I was so anxious but prepared. I was mentally ready to go the whole 265, but my test shut off at 75. And if you’ve read up on how NCLEX works that is either really good or really bad, but after waiting to find out it was indeed VERY GOOD and UWorld accurately assessed my success. Am I promising it will happen exactly like that for you? Not exactly because you never know. But I do believe Uworld will help you pass is you actively and fully utilize it. I know a lot of people sign up for Kaplan classes and use your material but I feel like I’ve seen far too many people on these threads say they failed using only Kaplan to confidently use it as your primary study source. 100% Uworld endorsement here. Good luck, you got this.

Wow thanks for the info! I can kinda relate with this! 

Now, did you use something else or  uworld only? 

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33 minutes ago, Nurse.Kelsey said:

UWorld

Did you use something else or just uworld?

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Nurse.Kelsey has 0 years experience as a RN and specializes in Pediatric Home Health (LPN).

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@lms-7 I actually mainly used Kaplan, because my school provided it to my class. Most, if not all, of my classmates used Uworld.

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FutureNurse518 has 3 years experience as a MSN, CNA and specializes in Ortho/Neuro, General Medicine, NSICU.

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I took the NCLEX a week and a half ago and I passed in 75 questions. I only used UWorld to prepare. I found their questions and rationales to be through and very comprehensive. I finally was able to figure out the true "rules" about delegation and practiced so many delegation questions that I felt confident in making a decision tree in my head for approaching those questions. If you give yourself a month and make a plan of questions to practice you will be very prepared for the NCLEX. I would suggest doing them all and really studying the rationales as you go. 

Good Luck!

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ajaMIZ RN is a BSN and specializes in Home Health.

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On 9/27/2019 at 2:05 PM, lms-7 said:

Wow thanks for the info! I can kinda relate with this! 

Now, did you use something else or  uworld only? 

I used only Uworld really. I watched two YouTube videos from registerednursern on YouTube on delegation and fetal heart rate monitoring. 

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Currently preparing for nclex with Saunders but not yet confident enough to face the giant. Now have decided to go for  uworld. I desire to make it st first attempt.

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