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United States
February 22, 2007 12:46pm CST
What was your most successful study sources for NCLEX? Did you use cards, a review book? Did you go over your notes from classes? Did you study with friends? My time is coming and I want to be prepared!!! Please, give me some input, if you can.
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@tenchiwei (149)
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
I'd say my notes, as long as you're the one who wrote them, they'll be easy to understand! :) I didn't study with anyone, because I didn't tell them my exam date. haha! They just found out I passed without knowing I left, except a few good friends... Practice answering NCLEX type questions from any reputable review cds...they'll help you a lot. Make sure it's the latest edition though, innovative questions can be tricky, but if you live and breathe nursing, you'll rock it! god bless!
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• United States
29 Sep 07
Thank you!
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
1. master kaplan's strategies book 2. read a book about nursing basics twice (kaplan's the basics,davis etc.) 3. about 35% of the questions i answered when i took nclex was on prioritization and delegation 4. give it your best shot even if you reach 200 plus questions, it really doesn't matter.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Hello! I am a nursing instructor and what is recommended is that one do at least 3000 NCLEX practice questions before taking the NCLEX. We also recommend that our students take a review course, however many do not. If one is diligent about using the review books then that is sufficient. There are also online review courses that several of my students have taken and done well with. No matter what, do the 3000 questions. That is the only way to become familiar with the NCLEX type of quesitons and things that NCLEX deems essential knowledge! You will begin to see repetition and know that those are key points! Best of luck to you!!
• United States
18 Jul 07
Are you familiar with ATI testing? That's what our final exam will be.
• United States
22 Feb 07
First of all, you should join www.all-nurses.com. You will find a lot of good information from that site. I was a nursing student and used to frequent that site. From that site, I learned that you can pass the exam by studying alone. Buy Saunder's and study the book by chapter. Do the chapter exams at the end of each one without cheating, if you score over 75% you can go on to the next chapter, if you don't, study again and take the test again until you can get 75% or better. A lot of people have used the book this way and passed. Goodluck!
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• United States
18 Jul 07
I have joined and I have 2 weeks to go til my final exit exam. Still frantically looking over every bit of info that I can get my hands on!
@123456_ (1053)
• Philippines
6 Feb 08
i'd suggest you to buy the saunders. it is really a very helpful book. i was also finding resources about NCLEX because i am also about to take the exams. im still waiting for my eligibility though. i suggest you to go to allnurses.com and signup look for forums under NCLEX it was indeed very helful and a moderator there whose account name is suzanne4 offers helpful study plans for NCLEX what you need to do is to pm her and tel her that you are interested about the review plan. do not be anxious about it because she would ask you to read qulaity books like saunders and others. goodluck to us!