How do you simplify your NCLEX studying and preparation so that you don’t become overwhelmed? Many times students have too many resources and too much going on.
Everyone is vying for your attention to buy their product. You’ll hear what worked for other people and then buy that product. The problem is that you’re not using the resources you’ve bought already. Here is some advice to simplify it:
1. Stop buying every book to study content
Instead, use ONE book that has NCLEX nursing content in it. Only use that as your main source of content to study. As you study the content, you’ll get familiar as to where to find content and can use it to write notes in it. Use your book to review content that the review course you went to or teacher didn’t cover.
2. Stop going to every review course
I do love a good NCLEX review course. There are well known review courses such as Remar Review, Hurst Review and Klimek Review. There are many local review courses out there that are perfectly fine also. And I highly recommend that you attend one if you haven’t yet or will be taking your NCLEX soon. Every one of these review courses has a charismatic instructor that is able to make the content exciting, entertaining and is able to simplify topics. However, every one of these review courses roughly covers the same content.
Instead, save your money and stick to the one review course you already went to and keep reviewing the content.
Using one book and one review course really simplifies the content for you so you don’t get overwhelmed.
3. Stop buying different Qbanks of NCLEX-style questions
Lots of students buy Uworld. But here’s the problem: you also bought the NCLEX mastery app, you have an evolve account from school with thousands of questions, you bought the LaCharity book, your friend gave you some older Saunders book. You never even practiced the questions from those sources!
Just STOP! And simplify.
Only use one or two sources to practice questions from. If you like doing questions from a book, then buy a book. If you like your phone, then buy an app. It honestly doesn’t matter where you practice your questions from, because they are basically all the same quality. Yes, Uworld has really nice graphics for reviewing content, but so does a good NCLEX content review book too (and it’s cheaper).
Do you get overwhelmed? How do you simplify your NCLEX studying? Post your comments below!