Did prepare enough?

  1. hi
    take my boards Wed 8 am...notice it is 330 am tues morn..i hope i sleep tomorrow nite.
    I don't feel prepared ..the more simulation NCLEX exams I do the more unprepared I feel.
    I am getting 75% to 85% on the Kaplan test (thats without studing for three months not to bad) and Kaplan says if you make 64% on theirs you will pass the boards....Any validity to that?
    May insecurities are rising .........ARGH
    What study guides did you guys use and which did you feel helped you the most?
    One more thing...is it true that we can find out in two days the results now? :uhoh21: yes i am confused
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Good luck on your exam. Quick results will depend on which state you live in.
    Usually the quickest is to look at the on-line listing for your BON of licensed RNs. You can try about two days after you take the exam, but again that will vary.

    Good luck and get some rest tonight..........................
  4. by   RNmommy
    My employer paid for me to go through a Kaplan review course. Because I have a family, I did not want to commit every Sat for 6 weeks to the class. I opted for the online course. I only listened to the lecture on test taking strategies and spent the rest of my study time taking and reviewing the questions on the question trainer software. I was getting 65-72% on them. I only studied for a week.


    That said, I thought the NCLEX was easy. I had 75 questions and was thinking the whole time "When are the questions going to get harder?" I swear that it is because the Kaplan questions are SO MUCH more difficult than the NCLEX questions, on average.

    If you are getting 75-85% on Kaplan, you will do great. Just remember the strategies that you learned, Maslow and ABCs. Good Luck and get some sleep!!
    Last edit by RNmommy on Mar 23, '04 : Reason: typos
  5. by   Ahhphoey
    I wish you all the luck on your boards. I think you'll do just fine, especially judging by the scores of your practice tests. Unfortunately, many people have a hard time sleeping the night before the test. Personally, I just made myself stay awake and active all day so that I'd tire myself out. Then again, my test wasn't until 0900 and I'm a natural earlybird. Again, good luck.
  6. by   dlmickley
    YES you can find out your results either on line or by phone !!!!! GOOD LUCK let us know how you did .................. I just took my boards in Jan so I know what you are feeling !!! Hope to hear from you soon !!


    Quote from MadelineGlass
    hi
    take my boards Wed 8 am...notice it is 330 am tues morn..i hope i sleep tomorrow nite.
    I don't feel prepared ..the more simulation NCLEX exams I do the more unprepared I feel.
    I am getting 75% to 85% on the Kaplan test (thats without studing for three months not to bad) and Kaplan says if you make 64% on theirs you will pass the boards....Any validity to that?
    May insecurities are rising .........ARGH
    What study guides did you guys use and which did you feel helped you the most?
    One more thing...is it true that we can find out in two days the results now? :uhoh21: yes i am confused
  7. by   JacelRN
    Hi MadelineGlass,

    I am praying for you right now.

    Good luck,
    JacelRN
  8. by   nekhismom
    Scoring that high on a Kaplan is a good thing. SO, how did it go??? ANy results yet?
    Enquiring minds want to know!!!
  9. by   dlmickley
    Your results will be available as of 8 or 9 am on friday morning !!! please post and let us know !!!! There is a phone number in the paper work they sent with your authorization to test, as well as the web site. You will have to register on the web to be able to get your results, and you need a credit or debit card. There is a 7.95 fee to get results "early", you will use your card for the web site and if you call it will be charged to your phone. I got a letter in the mail on saturday ( I took my boards on thurs) and had my license in the mail on tuesday. Even though it was so quick the waiting was hard !!!!!! PLEASE let us know ASAP thanks !!!!!



    Quote from MadelineGlass
    hi
    take my boards Wed 8 am...notice it is 330 am tues morn..i hope i sleep tomorrow nite.
    I don't feel prepared ..the more simulation NCLEX exams I do the more unprepared I feel.
    I am getting 75% to 85% on the Kaplan test (thats without studing for three months not to bad) and Kaplan says if you make 64% on theirs you will pass the boards....Any validity to that?
    May insecurities are rising .........ARGH
    What study guides did you guys use and which did you feel helped you the most?
    One more thing...is it true that we can find out in two days the results now? :uhoh21: yes i am confused
  10. by   dlmickley
    Hey !!!!!!!!!!!!! haven't seen a post from you in a while ????? How did boards go ??? I am almost scared to ask ............... I am hopeing you have been to busy celebrating !!! Good or bad please let me know, I really care about what happened and would like to share it with you good or bad.









    Quote from MadelineGlass
    hi
    take my boards Wed 8 am...notice it is 330 am tues morn..i hope i sleep tomorrow nite.
    I don't feel prepared ..the more simulation NCLEX exams I do the more unprepared I feel.
    I am getting 75% to 85% on the Kaplan test (thats without studing for three months not to bad) and Kaplan says if you make 64% on theirs you will pass the boards....Any validity to that?
    May insecurities are rising .........ARGH
    What study guides did you guys use and which did you feel helped you the most?
    One more thing...is it true that we can find out in two days the results now? :uhoh21: yes i am confused

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