How many times did you take the NCLEX before you passed?

  1. just thought i'd ask for a future reference!
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  3. by   Christie RN2006
    I only had to take it one time, but I have heard of people having to take it up to 7 times! The guy I know that did that is very smart, but he is a horrible test taker. When do you graduate?
  4. by   blackberry4eva
    hello. i graduate in may of 2008. i have just finished my finals for fundamentals and i am very nervous about my grade. any tips on how i can better grasp the concept in test taking?
  5. by   EricJRN
    Which part gives you the most trouble? You might want to start a new thread on this subject, since the title and first post concern the NCLEX.
  6. by   Christie RN2006
    Quote from blackberry4eva
    hello. i graduate in may of 2008. i have just finished my finals for fundamentals and i am very nervous about my grade. any tips on how i can better grasp the concept in test taking?
    go buy a nclex study book and practice, practice, practice!! i did horrible at first when we started doing nclex style questions, but the more i practiced them the better i did. i recommend getting a study book that also comes with a cd with practice tests. make sure that whatever book you get, that it has rationales to why a question is correct/wrong.
  7. by   augigi
    If you don't graduate for a year and a half, I would not even worry about NCLEX at this stage. Practising NCLEX-style questions is a great help for school, but concentrate on learning the subject matter at this point and don't worry about the exam.
  8. by   Christie RN2006
    Quote from augigi
    If you don't graduate for a year and a half, I would not even worry about NCLEX at this stage. Practising NCLEX-style questions is a great help for school, but concentrate on learning the subject matter at this point and don't worry about the exam.
    The NCLEX study books are normally seperated by subjects. I used mine a lot throughout my last 2 years of nursing school.
  9. by   fetch33
    Once.
  10. by   augigi
    Quote from Christie RN2006
    The NCLEX study books are normally seperated by subjects. I used mine a lot throughout my last 2 years of nursing school.
    That's why I said NCLEX practice questions can be a great tool during school, and that she shouldn't worry about the exam at this point
  11. by   KnoxWarEagle
    It took just one time ten years ago. Get one of the NCLEX books and practice, practice. I also took one of those test-prep classes. That really helped and I am a horrible test taker.
  12. by   Imafloat
    Once, 75 questions.
  13. by   suzy253
    Once.
  14. by   TheCommuter
    I passed on the first attempt with the minimum amount of questions.

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