Make a schedule and follow it.
You should make studying for the NCLEX a part of your daily routine. A certain amount of time should be set aside five out of seven days a week to devote to studying. If you have a ton of other responsibilities in your life, then you may only be able to devote a small number of hours to studying during the week. If this is the case, then realize that you will need to schedule the exam further in the future than most.
An hour a night can work, but you may need months of preparation. Several hours a day is better, but remember to schedule and take breaks. A good strategy is to study in a continuous, uninterrupted block of two hours. Why two hours? Because on the day the NCLEX exam, two hours is the length of time that you have between the start of the exam and the first scheduled break.Start Practicing now for the NCLEX!