NCLEX for the second time. HELP!!

  1. Does anyone know if you have to start the count for 45 days ( California ) on the day you took the nclex..or from the day you got your results? and when should i register again?
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Usually 45 days from the test date. You may want to take more time than that to study though.
  4. by   lvnforlife
    I c..thanks..do i have to register again? and i know i have to pay for the test...ill be using the ncsbn 5 week course...is that good enough?:smilecoffeeIlovecof
  5. by   ITsurvivor06
    hey lvngino, got your pm in my email. i get lost on this site--i love it but it's almost too big. yeah, i did pass at 85 but was convinced i'd failed--the questions were really hard. fortunately in in you only have to wait 2 days for results, so i didn't have to sweat it out like you did. glad you're going to try again!!!
    good luck , and i think you do need to reregister but not sure.
  6. by   postmortem_cowboy
    Actually... If you know how to cheat... not on the NCLEX, but as far as the boards are concerned, you can find out your test results earlier. If you go to the cal state boards site, and look up your name, if you've passed, you'll find a record there that your now a license. I checked it every day after i'd taken mine and lo' and behold, two weeks later, there was a record on the boards site for me. A week later my official "you passed" came in the mail but by then I already knew i'd passed.


    Wayne.
  7. by   Life is in Mess
    Can you please tell me exactly what is the web site www. calstateboards.com is that correct or it is something else.
  8. by   postmortem_cowboy
    Hope this helps...


    http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/


    Wayne.
  9. by   BigB
    The Kaplan LVN and RN review books helped me pass the LVN boards in CAlifornia. Go with them and there money back guarentee.

    I had to wait 3 weeks before i got the results....was terrible.
  10. by   lvnforlife
    the kaplan strategies? i never seen the reviewer for kaplan.
  11. by   TheCommuter
    I posted some strategies on this very same issue 14 months ago, and I hope that they are of some valuable assistance to you. Good luck and happy reading! In addition, Kaplan publishes a book filled with NCLEX strategies.
    http://teach.lanecc.edu/nursing1/trends/NCLEXtips.htm

    TESTING STRATEGIES
    1. Restate/ Reword the question. Be clear on what is being asked
    If there is a lengthy client situation or case study, read the stem question before reading the case study.
    2. Read ALL distracters before answering. Evaluate each distracter for ability to answer the question asked. It may give correct information but not answer the question.
    3. Focus on eliminating responses instead of seeking the “right“answer. In the NCLEX there may be more than one answer that is correct. You are looking for the BEST answer. Focus on eliminating responses and the best answer will surface.
    4. Priority Setting – use the frameworks of Maslow Hierarchy, ABC , “unstable before stable” as priority setting guides.
    5. Use nursing process sequence – Assessment should occur before intervention. Even in a code you assess breathing and pulse before “911”
    6. Safety – do no harm. Err on the side of promoting physical safety for pt .
    7. Take care of patient before you take care of equipment.
    8. Consider and uphold the 5 Rights of Medication administration standards
    9. Don't spend alot to time on questions you don't know, and realize that there will be questions you don't know. Don't panic - try to eliminate responses - then make an educated guess.
    10. If part of the answer is incorrect, the whole answer is incorrect.
    Although very few, you may find negatives in the question stem. Be alert to these.
    11. If you really have to guess - look for responses with
    broad focus ("multiple aspects of the child's life are affected" rather than "frequent fights with peers") and average length of answer (not shortest, not longest)
    12. Be wary of answers that have absolutes (always, never, only, etc) in them. Be wary of answers that make the client seem inferior, unworthy or ignorant. When asked about numerical values or dates, the one in the middle range is more oftern correct.
  12. by   poohbear73
    I thought someone had told me california was a 3 month wait after your original test date. I know alot of states are 45 days, but I thought california was longer. I am awaiting my results and afraid I failed so I am curious about that as well.
    Also, I heard that they didn't post your name on bvnpt until you got the pass letter and paid your $100??
  13. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from poohbear73
    I thought someone had told me california was a 3 month wait after your original test date. I know alot of states are 45 days, but I thought california was longer. I am awaiting my results and afraid I failed so I am curious about that as well.
    Also, I heard that they didn't post your name on bvnpt until you got the pass letter and paid your $100??
    I completed my LVN schooling in California In October 2005. I didn't receive my ATT (authorization to test) until late November, and didn't test until December 28. Finally, I received my passing result on January 9. I then mailed my $100 check into the California BVNPT and, on January 20, received a license number.

    I completed school in October 2005, but didn't receive my license until January 2006 (3 months later). So, you are right. I waited over three months to obtain initial licensure as an LVN in California.
  14. by   postmortem_cowboy
    Yeah, I agree with commuter, I finished up in october, took mine in early january, found my license online mid january and recieved my license in the mail ohhhh the first week of feb or so back in 04.


    Wayne.

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