Greetings, to my fellow classmates and nursing students.... You can and will pass the NCLEX exam, I promise... here are my secrets to my success-
I won a free Kaplan test prep course but landed up deciding in the second day that it simply was not for me or my learning style and so I bailed! My RN school paid the Hurst to come to our school for three days literally the day after graduation; December 15, 2015 and sit in class for 8 hours but at that point I was so fried, my mind was definitely not focused on school, nor did I even care! For me; I just needed to have a stress free holiday, detox, unwind, and attempt to recapture the meaning of “fun” once again. And so that’s exactly what I did; allowed myself to have some guilt free time off!
Fast forward…- I landed up registering for the February 17, 2016 test in Pasadena. I had several months off and was ready to go back into school mode. I gave myself exactly three weeks to study. Literally I put my life (AKA: motherhood, job, and social life) on hold and became a robot with study block sessions 8:00-noon (gym, lunch) 2:00-6:00pm and review 9:00-10:00pm….
Let me remind you… you have graduated from nursing school, you have won 2/3 of the battle already! If you are like me, a student that has to work exceptionally hard at achieving success then you already have the secret weapon. Your stamina and drive will propel you to do well. After much research and trial and error, I realized that “UWORLD” (1900 questions) and the NCSBN site was by far the best test prep. The only other book I used was Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment by Linda A. LaCharity and only got through page 70. In addition; I organized all my notes by body systems and let me tell you; I wrote a plethora of notes!!
To make a long story short… I passed with 75 questions and received my results two days later. Honestly; I felt that the test was easy, yes I actually said it; EASY!! UWORLD was by far my favorite site and the most in depth with content knowledge and review. I walked out of the exam feeling elated and free as I knew I had passed. - It was the best crash course I have ever taken and now clearly understand the language of Nursing. In addition, I feel more empowered to conquer my new found career with the knowledge I have recaptured and my understanding of the various disease states in dept.
I believe in all of you, you can do this! Good luck future RN’s of America! My prayers are with you on test day!
Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment - E-Book: Practice Excercises for the NCLEX Exam4.07 · Rating details · 168 Ratings · 8 Reviews
Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX(R) Examination is the only review book on the market with a focus on prioritization and management of care--just like the current NCLEX Examination itself! The workbook's unique approach establishes your foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you buildPrioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX(R) Examination is the only review book on the market with a focus on prioritization and management of care--just like the current NCLEX Examination itself! The workbook's unique approach establishes your foundational knowledge and then provides exercises of increasing difficulty to help you build confidence in your prioritization, delegation, and patient assignment skills. It offers unique preparation for the NCLEX Examination and effectively equips you to practice in today's fast-paced healthcare environment.
The only workbook available that provides in-depth practice with prioritization, delegation, and assignment questions similar to those you'll see on the NCLEX Examination, including questions in alternate item formats
Unique three-part organization that (1) equips you with foundational skills to make sound decisions, then helps you apply those skills (2) in straightforward scenarios and (3) then in complex health scenarios
In-depth Answer Key at the back of the book that provides not only the correct answer but also a detailed rationale and an indication of the focus of the question, whether prioritization, delegation, supervision, or patient assignment.
Expanded content focus to include psychiatric/mental health, OB/maternity, and pediatrics along with med-surg areas
New chapters on infection control and obstetrics and maternity
Greater emphasis on questions involving core body systems and related health problems, such as diabetes and cancer, to best prepare you for the conditions you are most likely to encounter on the NCLEX Examination and in clinical practice
Four new unfolding cases addressing long-term care, pediatrics, psychiatric/mental health nursing, and OB/maternity
Additional emphasis on medication safety equips you to take appropriate actions to prevent or remediate medication errors
Multiple-select questions revised to include at least 5 response choices each, keeping you up to date with the full range of NCLEX Examination item formats...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published July 23rd 2014 by Mosby (first published December 5th 2005)