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Hello! I have experienced some fears of my own. I just kept telling myself the reasons why I started taking classes toward my nursing degree in the first place. We all get scared. We as nurses have such awesome responsibilities caring for others. It can be overwhelming, especially when we are exhausted, which is most of the time for nursing students. Please sit down and talk with your wife about your concerns. I am sure that she is a very supportive person. Maybe if she gives you the "go-ahead," you will feel much better about continuing the pursuit of your nursing career. Good luck to you, and God bless!
Hello! My hardest prerequisite nursing class was Human Growth and Development. I took it via telecourse, and it was so boring. It was my first B. I have heard that it was wonderful in the classroom. I took Micro in the summer before I entered nursing school, and I made an easy A, but it was so time consuming. I LOVED A&P I and II!!! I have a photographic memory, and it was so fascinating to me. My instructor gave us opportunities for extra credit on all tests and in clinical labs. I came out of both classes with over a 100 average. But, when I entered nursing school, it was a rude awakening. No extra credit there!!! Good Luck with all your classes!! Have a great day!
Good Morning! I just passed my NCLEX on the first try last week. I used Kaplan NCLEX-RN Exam Medication Flashcards Flip-O-Matic. I purchased it at Books-A-Million for $15. It is wonderful!!!! My test had lots of meds, so I am soooo glad that I really concentrated on the meds. I was told that NCLEX only tests on the basic everyday drugs, but I found that not to be the case on my test. The book that I purchased had over 280 medications. It was my saving grace. Highly recommended!!! Good Luck and God bless!
Hi! You will be fine. The NCLEX was not at all what I thought it would be. If you keep doing the review questions, and keep reminding yourself about all that you have learned in the last few years. You know more than you think you know. I think a big part of it is knowing that you can do it. You made it through nursing school, which was extremely difficult. The NCLEX is a lot about safety-a lot of priority questions, diseases and infection control, meds(You can get the Kaplan med flip book at Books-A-Million for $15, and it is well worth it.) I had several medication questions. Also, therapeutic communication was big on my test. I only had a couple of OB. I know that the next few weeks are going to be hard for you, but please always remember that you do know so much, and the NCLEX is based on minimum nursing competency, and being a safe nurse. Good luck to you!!!!!!:spin:
Hi! I agree about doing lots of NCLEX review questions. I don't know about 200 a day. That seems excessive. 50 a day would be wonderful. I loved Saunders. I found it to be the most helpful. I also bought Lippincott's, REA's Interactive NCLEX-RN flashcards, and finished the ERI workbook and review course at school. Also, I purchased medication flashcards by Kaplan-they come bound in a flip-type book. They were wonderful. I had so many meds, and priority questions on my NCLEX exam. I am so glad that I did so many questions, because I passed the first time.
It took 48 hours to receive the results. I finished my test in 1hr. I thought, "Is this all there is"? I wanted more questions!
i am a new rn, and i just applied for a geri-psych position yesterday. i have done clinicals in the area, and really enjoyed the unit. i think it is wonderful that more hospitals are making the separate psych units. i think the patients feel a little more comfortable with patients their own age.
Hey! Good Luck to you! I found out yesterday that I passed the NCLEX-RN. I was so relieved. I had 80-85 questions, and could not believe when the screen went blank. I was wanting more, and I know that is insane. I thought there should have been more to it. It was not what I expected at all. I am sure that you passed. Good luck again!!!!!!! Keep us informed.:spin:
Hi! I found out this morning that I passed around 0900. I took my test Monday at 0900. I had 80-85 questions. You had 78, so I am sure that you passed. Try not to worry too much. Most everyone passes, and I am sure you are one of them!
don't be nervous!!! easy for me to say. i just found out today that i passed!!!!! i had 80 or 85 questions. i left feeling really unsettled, but i started feeling better about it, when i came home, and went over what type questions they were asking. i had a lot of priority, meds, a couple of ob, erickson, infection control. i was so surprised at all the meds, and the generic name was listed in a few, not the name brand. i almost freaked out! don't let the number of questions that you had on your test upset you, because people get all numbers, and most pass it the first time. good luck and god bless!
In Alabama, you can take the NCLEX an unlimited number of times, you just have to resubmit an application, and pay all the necessary fees. I just found out today that I passed the NCLEX-RN, and it was my first try!!!
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