September 16, 2018


Hi, Everyone!

I know this is long overdue, but today I wanted to talk about how I passed the NCLEX in 75 questions! Before I talk about what helped me, I want you all to understand that everyone is different, and what worked for me might not work for you. This is just what helped me!

I began studying about 2 months before I graduated. I bought Kaplan, UWorld, and Saunders NCLEX review book. I'm just going to be honest here, I did not like Kaplan at all. I felt the Qbank was confusing to use and the rationales weren't helpful when I answered questions incorrectly. I only used Kaplan for about a week before I gave up and used only Uworld primarily.

I loved Uworld (not sponsored). UWorld broke down the questions by body system, was easy to use, and gave amazing rationales. Not to mention, UWorld costs significantly less than Kaplan. I went into the NCLEX completely prepared by UWorld. I did UWorld's Qbank 2x before I sat for the NCLEX. I used Saunder's intermittently if I felt I still didn't understand something with UWorld's rationale.

I really didn't follow a schedule, I just did all of the questions in UWorld's Qbank and went back and did them all again. I probably did around 200-300 questions a day. I kept a notebook and wrote down all of the rationales of the questions I answered incorrectly.

At the end of the day, it's up to you and your personal preferences. I have heard people who loved Kaplan, but it just didn't work for me. I'm sure there are people out there who didn't prefer UWorld, as well. Try out whichever you choose and study hard! You will all do great!