Just took the Adult Med/Surg exam and the Mental Health exam today. Passed Adult. Did not pass Mental Health, however, I was very close. You must receive a 70% to pass at OU, but it varies university to university. I'm very dissapointed I didn't pass mental health because I thought I was doing pretty darn good considering I've never been a psych nurse. But no, I failed.
We only have 2 chances to pass. If I don't pass the next time, I can say goodbye to the bridge program. You can still do a traditional BSN, but le'ts admit, I'm applying to the bridge program for a reason. So the pressure is ON. I will be taking mental health/OB/Child in Feburary. Lord help me.
I spoke with the testing administrator afterward and she informed me that it is very common for nurses to fail mental health/OB/child...."That's encouraging" I thought. lol.
I think it would serve everyone well if we had some type of resource or thread here that was mainly NLN ACE I and II, so that everyone may pass on their experiences and suggestions. I recommend this because there is basically nothing to glean from except the suggestions from your university. OU told me to study an NCLEX book and had a broad outline of diseases to study. But, I believe it could be narrowed down even further if everyone shares our experiences. I see lots of threads like this one put up, yet nobody answers. So, please, if you have taken the ACE exams (either I or II), please please share your experience!!! Also, please state whether I or II because they are vastly different in difficulty I hear. ACE I is for LPNs wanting an ADN. ACE II is for LPNs/RNs wanting a BSN.