NCSBN review - Any good?

  1. Hey there - I have to retake the nclex next week for the second time, I am working so hard at reviewing and knowing my test taking strategies. I would like to know if anybody has used the review on the NCSBN learning extension website and if it helped them with their boards. I really need to pass this test, and am doing everything in my power to learn and build on where i went wrong. The hardest thing for me is hearing about others in my class who passed whilst I didnt. Im taking practice tests and averaging 68 percent to 78 per cent. Is this ok?
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  3. by   shell911rn
    Quote from have2beRN
    Hey there - I have to retake the nclex next week for the second time, I am working so hard at reviewing and knowing my test taking strategies. I would like to know if anybody has used the review on the NCSBN learning extension website and if it helped them with their boards. I really need to pass this test, and am doing everything in my power to learn and build on where i went wrong. The hardest thing for me is hearing about others in my class who passed whilst I didnt. Im taking practice tests and averaging 68 percent to 78 per cent. Is this ok?
    Hi Have2beRN,
    The Kaplan book I studied out of said getting better than 70% means you have a good grasp of nursing knowledge, so you are scoring right around there. They won't say if this predicts you will do well on NCLEX, though. Don't let yourself ponder the fact others passed so far and you haven't. Everyone is different and this is a test like no other. I don't view anyone failing this exam as a failure to nursing. It's just another hurdle. I've heard the NCSBN is a good review as the questions are very similar to those on the actual test (b/c they are the ones who make the NCLEX to begin with). But, people say the same about Kaplan and yet people still fail even if they've had the Kaplan or NCSBN course. Pamper yourself, don't study the day before the test, get a good night's sleep, and don't allow the pressure of "But, I have to pass" to overwhelm you. I had those same feelings when I went in to take the test, and if I find out I failed, I know that the anxiety of that feeling did me in, not lack of preparation or incompetence. Relax!

    Michelle
  4. by   DR2004RN
    Have2beRN,


    I dont know of anyone who had used the website that you are talking about. I say check it out. What can it hurt? Don't dwell on the fact that others passed the first time and you didn't. Hey you haven't given up, you're preparing to take it again right? That's says something about you. You are learning from your mistakes and making yourself a stronger, more knowledgeable person. Wishing you the best as you take NCLEX. Keep us posted. Good luck!

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