Took NCLEX today.... - page 2

Rats, it was harder than I expected. Shut off at 85, but I swear I don't have a clue how I did. Lots of priority questions, but found that some of the answers were from left field. Nothing like we... Read More

  1. by   godsgift2
    congratulations on passing the NCLEX
  2. by   charebec65
    :hatparty: congratulations to all of you new nurses!!!:melody:
  3. by   alicet
    congratulations all of you
  4. by   lvnforlife
    congrats to all you guys...i found out yesterday that i failed it at 85 questions!!....please help..what did u guys use? i had like 8 meds..that i didn't know about...i was really bummed out yesterday. =******(
  5. by   nananurse2
    Quote from LVNgino
    congrats to all you guys...i found out yesterday that i failed it at 85 questions!!....please help..what did u guys use? i had like 8 meds..that i didn't know about...i was really bummed out yesterday. =******(
    I'm sorry to hear you didn't pass the test. There is no secret to the NCLEX. You have to know the basics and build your knowledge on that. I had lots of priority questions, who would you see first, what is most important to do, etc. The med questions were not at all like what we learned in school. I had the advantage of working in family care for 4 yrs, so was familiar with most. Break them down into families, so you can tell what kind of med it is; analgesic, anticholesterol, etc.

    I had a Davis review and Saunders review and went through all the questions and built my own with the CD. I read through my ATI books....they are condensed with the most important information.

    I know you can do this....don't give up. Have confidence in what you DO know. If you get to a question that stumps you, go with your gut. Don't over analyze.

    There are review courses online and I've heard there is one available through allnurses. I'm sure someone here can guide you to it.

    So, there is my "mama' advice for the day. Keep your head up!:smilecoffeecup:
  6. by   lvnforlife
    Did you read the whole saunders or just the 3,000 questions..i did exam cram 400 questions 150 on kaplan strategies...but none of them seem to be helping..i had alot of PRIORITIZATION with 3 good answer and 1 okay one..so i was kinda confuse..and had alot of FOLLOW UP questions. AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!..what you think about the learning ext by NCSBN? heard alot of good things..think i might take it..so please write back..thanks!
  7. by   PACNWNURSING
    i have to agree with nana, there is no magic bullet to this exam. i would say having a very good foundation of nursing care, infection control, and the good ole abc's airway, breathing, circulation etc, for prioritizing. as for medication, learn the drug endings, they will tell the type of drug it is, and drug classifications. we all know you can do it !!!! best of luck !
  8. by   nananurse2
    Quote from LVNgino
    Did you read the whole saunders or just the 3,000 questions..i did exam cram 400 questions 150 on kaplan strategies...but none of them seem to be helping..i had alot of PRIORITIZATION with 3 good answer and 1 okay one..so i was kinda confuse..and had alot of FOLLOW UP questions. AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!..what you think about the learning ext by NCSBN? heard alot of good things..think i might take it..so please write back..thanks!
    Take a deep breath, gino. I went straight to the test sections, answered the questions, looked at the ones I got wrong and why. Don't try to cram too much into your head or memorize too much information. Just build on the basics.

    I don't know anything about the NCSBN learning ext., but someone here should. Our school used the ATI to prepare us for testing. ATI has a website, www.atitesting.com/onlinestore/default.aspx. You might look on there for some material to help.

    I wish I could give you a surefire answer. Remember, you graduated from school. It's in there. You'll find the way.
  9. by   lvnforlife
    Thanks sooo much for listening..i decided to take the ncsbn program. Do you know by any chance if i have to start counting 45 days, when i took the nclex or when i got my results..because here in california its 45 days...and i have to reregister and pay $75 then to schedule my test its another $200..so total of $275..jeez...that's alot of money. thanks again..:smilecoffeeIlovecof :smilecoffeecup:
  10. by   sirama
    congrats!!
    maybe i will get nclex xam later dis year..im so nervous..can u give me some advices on ow to pass on this exam..thanks..
  11. by   pagandeva2000
    Freaking awesome!! New nurses in town!!!! Congrats!!!!
  12. by   lvnforlife
    Woooooooooooo Hooooooooooo Congratssssssssssssss...im All Better Now!!!!!!! No More Sad Days...=)

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