KentuckyRN2Be 1,643 Views
Joined Aug 7, '07.
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Thanks, Everyone. I decided to reschedule for June 6. There were very few days left in June (2 others) and my contract with the hospital says it has to be done by the 28th. That left only the 6th as I work the other two days. It doesn't give me much more time with the week I have coming up, but I just didn't feel good at all about taking it tomorrow.
I'll let you know how it goes.
I am sorry if this has been posted 100 times. I am due to take NCLEX Friday afternoon, so I need to make a decision by tomorrow morning whether to reschedule. I have taken HURST in January and in May, but honestly feel like I haven't retained much of anything from school or Hurst LOL I have taken numerous practice tests from NCLEX 4000, Hurst, and others. I am getting around 70% on these practice tests. I took Kaplan's readiness test tonight and got a 61 (I don't worry too much about this one because Kaplan said I would fail the GRE with a 750 and I got an 1130). I have not had the time to study that I would have liked (or thought I was going to have) and just not sure whether to reschedule. I started my RN job this Monday and if I don't pass, I have to go back to a tech, plus all the expenses of retaking. However, the only other spot open is June 6 and I have a lot going on between now and then between the new job and my daughter's graduation that is June 3. I'm just not sure if the extra time will really give me extra time to study.
My problem is that I don't know how these practice exams stack up to the real thing. It is comparing apples to oranges because none of them are adaptive like the NCLEX nor give the same picture. Should I hold out another week and get what additional studying I can in or is the 70-75% I'm getting enough to pass?
Any thoughts/advice, etc would be great.
I am having a really hard time deciding which school to attend for my NP. I have been accepted to Vanderbilt, University of MN and University of KY. My plan had been to go to Vandy for my MSN so that I could practice as an NP sooner, but when I got the financial aid letter with the amount of loans I would have to take printed in black and white, it really scared me. I can't decide if the Vanderbilt name is worth that kind of debt. UK and UMN are both DNP programs taking 3 years to complete. Vandy's MSN I can do in 18 months because I'm doing a dual program with Adult/Women's Health. I know that everyone has an opinion, but I would love to hear some perspective on whether a school like Vandy will get me any farther than another school that doesn't cost nearly as much.
I'm sorry I didn't get this sooner - was busy graduating from BSN
I got my financial aid letter yesterday. I'll tell you, the amount of loans I will have to take out really scares me!
Did you get yours?
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