Tips for passing HESI and NCLEX
I am a nursing student who will graduate in May 2022 and I am scared about my ability to be able to pass and clear the NCLEX exam so I appreciate any tips that you have nurse college-advice college healthcare nursing
That being said, everyone has their own ways of studying. I personally found that watching nursing review videos and taking notes on them was vey helpful for me. I personally love the registerednursern YouTube channel, she does a great job of putting together important information in a quick manner that makes sense. I also heavily used the ATI textbooks I got at the start of my program. Though not every program uses ATI, most do. ATI is a program that is made to mirror the NCLEX. I went through the review books and answered the practice questions in those books. I found that the ATI questions are the most similar to the actual questions on the NCLEX, more than Kaplan or Hearst.
The thing to remember with the NCLEX is its testing your ability to safely practice as a nurse. There are a lot of questions on what you should do/assess first. Maslow's hierarchy of needs is huge with this. Every time each answer provided will be something you want to do, but you need to figure out the priority, and that always comes down to Maslows and the ABC's. If you keep those things in mind and find a good review/study system for you you'll do fine!
I also want to say, there's stuff all over the Internet about how to pass the NCLEX in 75 questions, don't focus on that. While those people may have useful tips, how many questions you pass in doesn't matter. A nurse who passes in 75 questions is the exact same as a nurse who passes in 150 or 265. All that matters is you pass and then how you are as an actual nurse! And remember, even if you don't pass the first time you can always take it again. It's just a test, it doesn't define you or how good of a nurse you will be.
Best of luck!