Nurseceline2012 1,231 Views
Joined Aug 27, '12.
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I know it might be hard, but if was in your situation I would at least take a week or two off from studying just to get a mental break for now and come back strong.
I used Mary Ann Hogan ( very detail), Lacharity PDA, Hurst and a little book I borrowed from the library called "nursing, the ultimate study guide (gives you exactly what you need to know). I studied the lab values, teaching for each procedure, put things in order. You can email me on this site then I'll give my private email address
I'll help you!!
I'm so sorry to hear that; I think you should take a week off to regroup and recuperate from this and you should failing NCLEX doesn't mean you're not smart!
When you're studying know your disease patho, what you can and can not do, use Lacharity PDA for your delegation, assignment and so forth.
You can do it!
CrazyJess, thank you for everything. I emailed you!!!
My God is a faithful God.
IheartNICU89, I am working. It's been a whole 2 days cuz I took the test on Saturday the 13th. I used to volunteer there so I applied when I got my letter from the board....... I'm so happy, now I can't sleep cuz I used to study from 11p till 2am :-(
When I prepared for my boards; I practiced less than 500 questions. I was told by a doctor that once you understand the subject, you should be able to answer the question however NCLEX formulate it, I had a notebook that I put: hypo and hyperthyroid side by side along with signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and nursing considerations; I did it for every subjects. I took a day (6-8hrs) for each subjects then practice on Lacharity, for the questions that was either a select all that apply or put in order, I copied them on that notebook with the subject so I could review. I studied labs, patient teaching for the testing and I mean teaching for every system including peds and OB and drugs and must tell you I had 25 SATA and I also have 2 children under 10.
Thank you so much ladies, and you are always included in my prayers!!
It feels so good to say, it just flows in tongue. To begin, I would love to thank a few people on this blog. CrazyJess, girl I don't think word can describe how thankful I am of you; I've never imagined getting that much support from wayyyyyy where you are to where I am so thanks a million. I heartnicu89, you were also a big help and thank you.
I really have to say that NCLEX is something else so I went to NCLEX with one thing in mind. God is faithful and while I was sitting in the parking lot I opened my bible to Hebrew 10:23
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
I practice less than 500 questions ( I have trouble with anxiety, so it was best to stay away from the questions)
I used: Hurst, Lacharity PDA ( must have), Mary Hogan NCLEX-RN review, Kaplan question bank ( I did 200 questions), Nursing the ultimate study guide. I knew my problem was with content so I dedicated every Saturdays and Mondays to study for at least 8hrs. A few friends told me about doing 300 questions daily, which I agreed to but couldn't do.
I think NCLEX is a unique experience, I went to the center and my husband told me " go give NCLEX a run for your money, kick ass". All I could do was smile, I was thinking how hard can this thing possibly be; oh it was hard but through it all I said the St. Joseph of Cuppertino prayer, I ask God for a clear mind and peace in my heart. I took a break and went to the bathroom and thank God in advance for is faithfulness when I went back, I ask him continue to bless me with Endocrine and cardio which I got , I also had like 25 SATA about s+s of SIADH, DKA, Lactoovovegetarian and so forth.
You guys can do it, study smart and understand the disease process and you'll see.
Love you you guys :-)
I really can't wait, I'm even willing to purchase the Pearson result :-)
I did the unthinkable yesterday; went to a Pearson center and took the nCLEX-RN. So far I got the good old pop up, I know my God is faithful.
PDA: Neuro -71% case study 80%
Hurst :Neuro& gastro system
Congratulation, so so inspiring. You really give the strength to study even more. Good luck job hunting and you will be a fantastic nurse :-)
Congratulation you guys!!!!!!
My daily log:
Kaplan Qbank: 50 question 80%
lippincott 50 questions 70%.
Frank RN, do you mind sharing the link for those Hurst videos?
Danielle318, I'm in the same boat and old ones don't even have maternity or peds.
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