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When to stop studying for the NCLEX

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Hey y'all!

So I've been at this for about 4 weeks now and I'm just kind of done with questions but I'm scared to stop because what if that next set of 75 is the reason why I passed for whatever reason. Superstition probably.

I've been doing Kaplan exclusively. I have a copy of the 35 page guide but haven't used it yet. My Qbank average is 59% with a trend in the 60s starting a week ago. My Readiness Test score was a 67%. I have 490 questions left. Do I finish? Do I just do some here and there? Any advice would be appreciated! :)

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 10 years experience.

Keep studying until you take the test. You don't have to study all day, every day, but try to read a little bit or do a question bank every day. Have some fun and relax a little in your off time. If you're feeling burnt out on questions than choose another resource. Maybe review some content instead of just questions. You can only get better.

Hey y'all!

So I've been at this for about 4 weeks now and I'm just kind of done with questions but I'm scared to stop because what if that next set of 75 is the reason why I passed for whatever reason. Superstition probably.

I've been doing Kaplan exclusively. I have a copy of the 35 page guide but haven't used it yet. My Qbank average is 59% with a trend in the 60s starting a week ago. My Readiness Test score was a 67%. I have 490 questions left. Do I finish? Do I just do some here and there? Any advice would be appreciated! :)

Your experience sounds similar to mine. My Qbank average was also 59% and I did all of the Qbank. I achieved 74% on Readiness after completing all of the Qbank questions and I also achieved scores in the 60s during the last week or so prior to taking my NCLEX.

For me, I wanted to complete all of my Kaplan resources so I could walk out of the NCLEX with no regrets. I didn't want to think, "Should I have done those last 200 Qbank questions? Would it have made a difference??"

I did, however, stop studying ~24 hours til my NCLEX. I took it past Monday, so I relaxed by cooking and watching the Super Bowl the day before. I passed in 75 questions.

Good luck!

aflahe00

Specializes in Med/surg/ortho. Has 7 years experience.

Keep it up until the test but you don't have to do all of them. Do at least a few everyday just to keep yourself familiar with the format of the questions. You've finished school and sounds like you've already done hundreds of questions. You know what you know at this point just keep doing a few questions daily

Depends on your test date. But go and finish it.

Once you complete the qBank, take a day or two off, then go back and redo the whole thing again.

Start building endurance to 150-200 questions.