Now as a recent graduate from nursing school in December of 2015, I chose to take my NCLEX exam one month after graduation. I was able to pass my NCLEX exam on the first attempt after 77 questions!
Statistics have shown that individuals who test within two months of graduation have a higher chance of passing. Now, no that doesn’t mean that immediately after two months you will fail. It’s just easier when you still have the fresh knowledge and study habits from college.
I hope that these studying tips and resources will help to ease some of your stress and anxiety, and good luck on your journey in becoming a nurse!
Study Tips for NCLEX SuccessIn preparation for the NCLEX, I have some study tips that I hope will be beneficial for you. For some, there is nothing worse than trying to studying for a major test such as the NCLEX. The study process can be simplified using these tips that can help you form a solid environment that is conducive to learning. Remember to create a study plan that is specific to your learning style and one that will work for you as you prepare for your exam.
- Study in a quiet and peaceful environment.
- Make a study schedule that you can realistically stick to.
- Focus on your weaker areas first.
- You need to understand the the concept not memorize the information.
- Limit distractions (e.g., silence your phone).
- Take short breaks to refresh your mind and body.
- Don’t neglect yourself. There is nothing wrong with taking a day off from studying to have some fun and just relax!
- Listen to soft classical music (this was pretty soothing for me).
- Disconnect from all negativity.
- BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
Must Use NCLEX Study ResourcesI prepared for my NCLEX using multiple resources that I now want to share with you. These resources were beneficial for me and I trust that they will be very beneficial for you as well.
I personally believe that using multiple resources while studying helps to expose you to a vast array of NCLEX style questions, that in turn will help prepare your mind for the actual test. All of the resources I listed were personally used by myself during my NCLEX exam preparation and I highly recommend looking into them.
1. Lippincott NCLEX-RN PassPoint
2. Hurst NCLEX Review
3. NCLEX Mastery (Mobile App)
4. Nurseslabs NCLEX questions
One thing to remember is that the NCLEX is subject to change, possibly in April of 2016. Make sure to brush up on the new guidelines and testing areas.
For my exam it was very heavy on delegation and prioritization questions. The NCLEX ultimately looks to see if you will be a safe, responsible nurse who can take care of your patients.
Remember that in the NCLEX world the only patient you are taking care of is the one on the screen. Make sure you know what tasks as an RN you can delegate as well as who would need to be seen first during shift change.
Another thing to remember is that the NCLEX is arbitrary, and not everyone will be given the same number of questions or be tested on the same material.
If you focus, believe in yourself, and give it your all you will be successful!
- NCLEX Practice Exam 1 (40 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 2 (40 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 3 (40 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 4 (50 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 5 (45 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 6 (50 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 7 (25 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 8 (50 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 9 (50 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 10(20 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 11(20 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 12(20 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 13(20 Questions)
- NCLEX Practice Exam 14(20 Questions)