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Old Jan 17th 2005, 7:16 pm
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Have just started to think about taking NCLEX, could anyone please direct me to the best study aids and any other advice would be a great help. Also any experiences of moving with tenage daughters 15 and 12 and how they coped. College fees etc...
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 9:48 pm
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You'll probably find loads of info searching through the nursing section of this site, plenty of people should be able to help out like honeymommy etc
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 9:54 pm
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Have just started to think about taking NCLEX, could anyone please direct me to the best study aids and any other advice would be a great help. Also any experiences of moving with tenage daughters 15 and 12 and how they coped. College fees etc...

www.nclex.com
www.nclex-pass.com

also two books....

Delmar NCLEX-RN

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Crackin the NCLEX
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Old Jan 17th 2005, 9:57 pm
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www.nclex.com
www.nclex-pass.com

also two books....

Delmar NCLEX-RN

and

Crackin the NCLEX

sorry, just noticed that www.nclex.com is now www.learningext.com
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The best book is Mosby's NCLEX Review. I used this book more than any other. Just answer as many practise questions as you can. I did over 6000 revision questions before I took the exam, and after a while you get to see a pattern of what they expect.

I also highly recommend the following series of books which were invaluable: Pharmacology, Fluids and Electrolytes, Maternal and Neonatal Nursing, Pediatric Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing The NCLEX consists of the following partitions: Medical, Surgical, Pediatric, Maternity and Psychiatry. You will also need to master Dosage Calculations and Pharmacology. It's not as daunting as it sounds. Just keep practising the questions and if you don't know the answer look it up and sooner or later you will see things getting repeated and then you will know the answer. I sat there for months with a big encyclopedia just looking up stuff I didn't know.

For Pharmacology just learn the major groups i.e. Cardiac drugs, the difference between ACE inhibitors, pressors and Beta Blockers etc, and the ACLS drugs, and side effects of some of the psychiatric drugs. The book I recommended above lays all these out perfectly.

There's also Lippincott's Review which is well respected.

There is also an online course : NCLEX EXCEL which is quite good. There's also Nurse Zone.

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Thank you for the replys Ill get going on them. Im at present working as a clinical nurse specialist in dermatology running nurse led clinics taking direct referrals from GPs and Consultants, are there any nurses working in similar roles in the US? I also lecture regularly at two universities. I,m just wondering if I,m going to need to change career direction.
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Thank you for the replys Ill get going on them. Im at present working as a clinical nurse specialist in dermatology running nurse led clinics taking direct referrals from GPs and Consultants, are there any nurses working in similar roles in the US? I also lecture regularly at two universities. I,m just wondering if I,m going to need to change career direction.
Good news is there is a massive shortage of nursing tutors in the US. Specialisations are very jealously guarded jobs, around Florida anyway.
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Good news is there is a massive shortage of nursing tutors in the US. Specialisations are very jealously guarded jobs, around Florida anyway.
Thank you for that, its a relief to think that I could stay within my speciality. Will it also help that i have just completed my MSc?
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Thank you for that, its a relief to think that I could stay within my speciality. Will it also help that i have just completed my MSc?
Well it can't harm but many nurses here are working toward or already have a masters it's par for the course.
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Also any experiences of moving with tenage daughters 15 and 12 and how they coped. College fees etc...

If you haven't already, find the thread 'Teenage daughters - adjusting to life in the US' a few of us have posted replies that may help.
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