NCLEX was not easy - page 2

I wanted everyones input on whether the nclex was difficult or easy. I passed with 85 questions but let me tell you, no amount of studying prepared me for that test. I walked away swearing I failed.... Read More

  1. by   niceguyOH
    I took my NCLEX-PN today, and I left feeling very discouraged. I had the minimum of 85 questions on my exam. I was subjected to several alternative-type questions. I don't think that anything could have prepared me for that exam. I was an A student in all of my classes. I bought the Mosbys NCLEX-PN study guide. I don't recommend buying this book. It didn't prepare me for my exam. I am feeling quite low right now. I pray to God that I passed. I do not want to go through that exam again! God bless everyone!
  2. by   PralineLPN
    The NCLEX-PN was "weird" as far as I'm concerned. I don't know how quite to put it, I knew the answers, but the questions were written strangely. It was logical, though. A very easy question, then something out of left field. If I though about the hard ones for a bit, it came to me. Don't stress over them, it's ALL critical thinking. I got about 2 or 3 questions dealing with memorized info. I passed with 85.
  3. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from niceguyOH
    I took my NCLEX-PN today, and I left feeling very discouraged. I had the minimum of 85 questions on my exam. I was subjected to several alternative-type questions. I don't think that anything could have prepared me for that exam. I was an A student in all of my classes. I bought the Mosbys NCLEX-PN study guide. I don't recommend buying this book. It didn't prepare me for my exam. I am feeling quite low right now. I pray to God that I passed. I do not want to go through that exam again! God bless everyone!
    I can see that it has been several days since you last took NCLEX. Please be sure to keep us all posted on how you did!
  4. by   anneRN23
    can you share how did you prepare for nclex exam? because im planning to take italso this coming march...
  5. by   anneRN23
    congrats to you!!! i failed nclex twice...give me advise please...
  6. by   blueberrybon
    Everyone I know personally, including myself, felt depressed after the exam. But everyone I know, except for one, has passed. So don't let how you think you did get you down. I wish I had taken my own advice. I ate three candy bars on the way home from the test! Boy did I feel sick and sluggish the next day!

    Blue
  7. by   06lpngrad
    Ya'll are scaring me. Took NCLEX yesterday. Mine cut off after 123 questions. I studied Saunders and Kaplan and my school also offered a 2 day class for Nclex review. Graduated with a 3.92 GPA and put hours into studying for boards, but when I walked out of that room I felt like I was in no way prepared for that test. It was the worst thing I've ever been through. I have no idea whether or not I passed that test. The biggest bummer is I Live in Louisiana and our state boards doesn't participate in the quick score review you can get on line after 48 hrs., so I'm at the mercy of snail mail. Ya'll keep your fingers crossed for me and pray for me some patience.
  8. by   GAPeachINjersey
    06lpngrad:

    I too, took my NCLEX exam yesterday. The entire experience has been horrible! I did not get my ATT to test until two weeks after everyone else. I scheduled my appointment online only to discover that when I showed up on Tuesday (75 miles away) that they did not have me on the schedule at all. Several phone calls and tears later, PearsonVue fit me in at their Princeton location...100 miles away from where I was for the next morning. Nonetheless, my husband and I drove to Princeton on Tuesday, spent the night, and then the rest is history.

    I feel like I failed. I really do. I am the last one to test in my class of 22 and am not sure how I am going to face them if I failed. I can't stand this waiting game. This blog has been helpful for me...but this is truly horrible.

    P.S. This is my first post.
  9. by   GAPeachINjersey
    Oh...good luck! I am still kind of shell shocked from the whole experience...I never wished you good luck...
  10. by   06lpngrad
    Thanks GAPeachINjersey. I wish you luck too. Please keep me posted and let me know how you did. Do you like in New Jersey? If so, looks like your state boards participates in the Quick Review so you should be able to get your results today?
  11. by   NurseAngie
    I didn't think it was easy when I took it. I passed with 85 questions also.
  12. by   baylay
    Ok. I'm getting scared too! I just graduated from school last week. We took a Mosby 250 ques. practice test that gets sent in and returned to the school telling you what area's you need to study better. Well that test was awful! I felt I was prepared pretty good but like some say, the questions were ridiculous. When practicing with the Saunders and Mosby's CD I do about 65-70% but this practice caught me off guard.
    What's suggested? Read the Med-Surg book again or just keep going over Saunders book? And if I feel I'm foggy on a subject I re-read that chapter. My goal is to shoot for mid feb. for a test date.
    I know, I'm panicking! Thx
  13. by   GAPeachINjersey
    Thanks everyone. Found out yesterday I did indeed pass. My reccommendation for those of you who have not taken it yet is to develop study strategies! Study your core content but be prepared for prioritization and delegation questions. Think ABC's, Safety, and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. It won't always be that cut and dry but use your "critical thinking" skills.
    1. Read the question...find key words...and try to answer the question BEFORE looking at the choices.
    2. Disqualify each incorrect choice..."It's not this because...."
    3. You can probably narrow it down to two choices, so go with your first instinct!

    Well, I am off to celebrate and good luck to everyone!

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