Can I swap brains with you?

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    Why would anyone think NCLEX is hard? It's not right?



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    I dunno.. I don't think too many experienced nurses would want to go back to nursing school.. And not sure the "brains" of experienced nurses work too well for "nclex style questions".. What would you do first? Me, I multitask..
    realyn and tewdles like this.
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    Holy crap I am pretty sure my brain is 30 years past NCLEX patterns.
    toekneejo and amoLucia like this.
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    Does that mean they swap back after the NCLEX? No wonder new grads are having problems!
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    They already have the knowledge + experience. Give them 1-3 weeks to familiarize themselves with NCLEX-style questioning and I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of these experienced/veteran nurses could pass NCLEX.
    Just like the vast majority of grad nurses pass NCLEX.

    NCLEX is hard? >shrug<
    Like all standardized national/state exams, there's a degree of difficulty. Yeah.
    I'm not 'super smart'. I'm a woman of avg intelligence, I'm sure.
    Yet, I'd say that NCLEX is just plain overhyped.
    toekneejo, Hygiene Queen, joanna73, and 3 others like this.
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    funny.
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    Quote from MedChica
    They already have the knowledge + experience. Give them 1-3 weeks to familiarize themselves with NCLEX-style questioning and I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of these experienced/veteran nurses could pass NCLEX.
    Just like the vast majority of grad nurses pass NCLEX.

    NCLEX is hard? >shrug<
    Like all standardized national/state exams, there's a degree of difficulty. Yeah.
    I'm not 'super smart'. I'm a woman of avg intelligence, I'm sure.
    Yet, I'd say that NCLEX is just plain overhyped.
    I'd have to agree. Would never consider myself to be "super smart" but the NCLEX just wasn't as bad as some make it out to be.
    Hygiene Queen, prinsessa, and joanna73 like this.
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    NCLEX is misleading in its difficulty while you are in the thick of testing. It started easy in my opinion, and built up to a crazy level of questioning. I was an A student and studied for months for the NCLEX, but I was getting all these questions on information I never even touched anywhere in school, ATI, or any study guides. I started to hyperventilate (but internally talked myself down quickly) but left the testing site in tears. I passed, and I was shocked. Turns out the computer takes you all the way up to the level in which you don't do well, and then they see where your level of proficiency is. Some of the therapeutic properties of meds I know now would have been useful on the test, for example. I think I'd actually do better now.
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    lol i wish sigh*
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    This is funny, but it makes you think as well. Do you really stop learning after you pass the NCLEX? I think as nurses we should have some continuing nursing education to keep us informed about new things or breakthroughs.


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