Welcome to the third week in this series called Free NCLEX Review Resources. If you are a nursing student or recent nursing school graduate looking for ideas on how you can prepare for the NCLEX–in a cost-effective way–then you came to the right place!
For the first week in this series of posts I featured online websites that have free quizzes to help graduate nurses prepare for the NCLEX. Last week I presented free apps that can be downloaded to a portable device to help nursing students like you prepare for the NCLEX–anywhere you go! This week I introduce free NCLEX-related Podcasts to help you prepare for the exam in a different way.
While some of these podcasts will require a little more of your time than the quizzes and apps I featured earlier in this series, don’t let that element detract you from using this resource. People learn in different ways. Some people are auditory learners, while others learn better through visual or tactile approaches.
Although most people have one primary learning style, most people use a combination of these methods to help them retain the material they study. If you know you are a visual learner focus on the quizzes and apps but don’t exclude auditory learning methods. Although you may have our favorite way to learn, you can also benefit from including a combination of learning styles.
Don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can easily locate the third post in this series called Free NCLEX Review Resources. For a more comprehensive review combine this post with the two previous posts on free NCLEX-related practice quizzes and apps.
It is now time to get out your iPhone or other mobile device and check out the FREE podcasts you can download today. After you download the podcasts to your favorite device you’ll have an on-the-go resource you can listen to in the car, waiting in line at the grocery store, or when cleaning your house, apartment, or car.
FREE Podcasts for NCLEX Review
1. NCLEX review podcast by Caring4you.net. If you haven’t heard of caring4you.net yet this is a fantastic resource to help you prepare for the NCLEX. The podcast can be downloaded to iTunes or listed to from their website. For free you will receive 6 hours of NCLEX preparation. As indicated on the website, the podcasts are updated to remain current. A post on the website says that after taking the NCLEX, many students have reported having items about delegation, infection control, bioterrorism precautions, and universal precautions. The podcasts focuses on these important topics so you are fully-prepared for the exam!
2. School of Nursing NCLEX Review podcast from Miami Dade College. For all those nursing graduates who don’t have time to listen to a lengthy podcast this podcast is short and relevant. One minute is all you need to review a single NCLEX question a week. This is a great tool to add to your library of free resources.
3. Nursing Continuing Education (CE) is a resource by Gannet Education. This is a podcast for the detail driven student and nurse, designed to provide registered nurses with continuing education credits. You can use this podcast to prepare for the NCLEX through their detailed review of content like responding to a GI bleed, using the NIH stroke scale, or managing the patient on glucocorticoid drugs.
4. Geriatric Nursing produced by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is one of the best free resources available for wound care, pain management, and fall prevention. Most of the lecturers in this series are entertaining, knowledgeable, and experienced in geriatric nursing. If you are looking for a comprehensive review of the aging process, dementia, fall prevention, wound care, Alzheimer’s disease, pain management, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics don’t forget to download this podcast!
5. Nursing Continuing Education by MED-ED. This podcast is an audio collection of the MED-ED’s courses taken directly from the eLearning video courses you can find online. Each lecture contains material from an online course like the CCRN Exam Review, Cardiac Vascular Nursing Exam review, Critical Care Nuts and Bolts book, Pain Management lecture, ECG Interpretation course with rhythms and leads. Furthermore, there are review courses on caring for the patient with neurologic, orthopedic, or pulmonary disturbances. You can use this resource to review topics you need to give more attention to.
6. Maternal-Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children, and Families by F.A. Davis. Although this podcast is designed to accompany the book with the same title, I think it’s a great way to help nursing students study for maternal-child related NCLEX questions. There are 31 podcasts, one for each chapter in the book, lasting between 8-18 minutes. Topics include community nursing care for women, families, and children, contemporary issues in women’s families’ and children’s health care, reproductive anatomy and physiology, caring for the woman experiencing complications during pregnancy, and much more! This is a great tool to use to review for NCLEX maternal-child questions.
I hope you get a chance to check out some of these great Free NCLEX Review Resources. For more 2013 NCLEX test taking strategies from graduate nursing students just like you, check out a nursing forum like allnurses.com. Best of luck in preparing for the NCLEX!