This method worked for me. – I’m not guaranteeing it will work for you. But it’s worth a try. I took my exam in Aug. 2008 and the computer shut off at the minimum amount of questions. Good Luck!
Saunders Nclex Study Cards – Perfect to start at any time. I bought a sturdy plastic container and just flipped through them anytime I felt like it… stress free. Some days you’ll pick up 1, other days you’ll do 10. No pressure no stress, your just reading a couple of cards in your spare time.
Saunders NCLEX comprehensive study guide. – Great preparation for subject test while you’re in school, and great for the NCLEX too. No stress method – do the end of questions like you would and open book test. You’d be surprised at how much you’ll learn when you have to search for the answer. It sticks with you.
NCBSN – www.learningext.com – They create the NCLEX. They offer study subscriptions as low as (3-week) $49. Trust me, money well spent. I suggest signing up for this right before you take the NCLEX. If you don’t get a chance to read everything (lengthy), make sure you answer all the questions in the Q/A bank. and the Questions and the end of the lessons.
Sandra Smith NCLEX study guide – Great questions and Rationales. list ways to answer certain types of question. Key words, Key sentences, tricky formats. – I suggest highlighting this section and reviewing it the night before you take the test.
NCLEX Online – http://www.nclexonline.com – Simply one of the best NCLEX taking site that we have out there. Thousands of questions are readily available once you have become a member, which is free. They have the Computer Adaptive Test Logic program which will be very good should you consider their premium membership. It’s worth trying.
NCLEX Preparation Tips:
Always keep a set of flashcards (whether bought or self-made) on hand in order to make use of traveling/commuting time.
Set up a feasible study schedule early and plan to stick to it. There is nothing worse than wasting time feeling guilty for not adhering to an impossible schedule. When doing problems, read all of the answers, not just those you get right. This will reinforce your understanding as well as ensure that your original mode of thinking was correct.
As you go through problems, mark the ones you miss. That way, you will be able to review those questions you had trouble with at a later date.
Do not plan to spend every free moment studying. You need to reward yourself for your hard work once in a while. Make plans to see a movie with a friend, cook dinner, or take a trip to the gym.
Bring energy food to the exam. A full day of testing can take a lot out of anyone. Raisins, chocolate, and nuts are great snacks.
The night before the exam, pull out all of your paperwork and make sure you know where you have to be and at what time. Confirm any lodging and/or travel arrangements you have made. And try to relax. You have studied hard up to the test – passing is just a matter of calming down and facing the exam in an objective manner.
Make plans to celebrate after your exam. You will have earned it!