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How is your NCLEX studying coming along?

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I got no sleep tonight. I think I closed my eyes for a second before my dog started barking because of the storm. and from that point on it was hopeless. Every time I would try to sneak back to my room, he would start right back up.

Since I was awake, I figured I would flip through the NCLEX review book I borrowed from the library. The Kaplan strategies book. And after going through the first few chapters, it became more and more evident that it… was not the best. For me. It might work for you, but I really did not like a lot of those questions. I didn’t like their strategies either, a lot of them I saw when I took MCAT review with Kaplan, and look where it got me.

I think I’ll stick to my other test strategy review book and the Saunders.


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June 17, 2010 at 04:45

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I should be studying for the NCLEX.

But I get so easily distracted. I wake up late, sleep late… and the time in between has amounted to very little.

I take that back.

I did an NCLEX review class, and I signed up for a phlebotomy class and just went to a nursing conference. So I am doing things. It’s just that these things are too far apart and there’s a lot of nothings filling in the gaps.

I miss school.

School meant organization… even if that organization was at times disorganized. Attendance was mandatory, even if they may not have said it outright. It gave me something to do, even if that something was to just sit at a desk and pretend to be paying attention.

Yes, I was bored then. But it was a more involved bored. The bored now is just so… lonely.

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June 12, 2010 at 21:09

NCLEX Practice Question of the Week

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Here is the weekly question posted on the NCSBN Learning Extension:

Which assessment findings require immediate discontinuance of an antipsychotic medication?

  1. Involuntary rhythmic stereotypic movements and tongue protrusion
  2. Cheek puffing and involuntary movements of extremities and trunk
  3. Agitation and constant state of motion
  4. Hyperpyrexia and severe muscle rigidity

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June 12, 2010 at 21:00

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