- Comprehensive Review Exams
I used Made Incredibly Easy Q & A book and studied every single rationale after answering every single question. A common question I got was, “How many questions should I practice from each comprehensive chapters?” The answer is, as many questions as your comprehensive book gives you. The book I used provided 178 questions for Cardiovascular chapter. Instead of telling myself I’ll just finish 50 questions in one day, I chose to finish all of the questions in one day from that one chapter.
I dedicated ONE chapter per day into my five weeks study plan in order to make the best of it. The chapters that were longer, I dedicated two days towards. The weekends were focused on Comprehensive review exams. If you have another comprehensive book you rather use, go for it. This is the book that my students and I used and they’ve all passed.
You cannot pass the NCLEX without practicing priority questions. It is important to practice 50 questions a day. I usually do this in the morning. I used Davis mobile NCLEX-RN Priorization App (Apple store or Google Play) so that I can practice on the go. I can use it during my commute or as I lay in bed comfortably when I do not want to get up. There are plenty of books you can use as well to get your practice in!
Alternate Format Questions
This is what scares most students! I highly recommend practicing 50 questions a night. QD Nurses recommend Lippincott’s NCLEX-RN Alternate-Format Questions. This book is amazing because the questions are categorized, which is why the categories are broken down in the study plan. You cannot run from the select all that applies on the NCLEX. Practice this. Think of each choice as true or false and gain your confidence from there. If you want to use the Saunders CD’s alternate format question, go for it!
Do not forget to take the time out to review your lab values, charts, diets, and EKGs. It is ok to have a rest day. If you refuse to have aSunday rest day and you must study, I recommend focusing on mainly questions than a comprehensive review book. Good luck and go for it!
Please Note: I am not saying the QD Nurses NCLEX study plan is the method that you have to use or you will fail. I am also not saying that it is guaranteed that you will pass if you use the QD Nurses NCLEX study plan. I used this NCLEX study plan that I created and passed in 75 questions. I have tutored nursing students and I am proud to say that they have all passed so far with flying colors with the NCLEX study plan (no jinx please).
I highly recommend using the five weeks NCLEX study plan and giving yourself time. Five weeks is the ideal study time. By studying the NCLEX study plan more than five weeks, you would have a higher chance of forgetting what you learned from week one.
There are those who have passed by studying the NCLEX study plan within two weeks and I provided a NCLEX study plan for those awesome students out there.
If you would like to know what NCLEX Materials is right for you, please see our Which NCLEX Materials is Right for Me? article.
Five Weeks Plan