disclaimer: my review strategy but I just want to encourage and uplift those who are about to take NCLEX.
I am a foreign graduate and I took the nclex nov.26 and I found out that I passed after 48 hours via quick results.
My computer shut off at 75 and like most students, thought that I did not make it. I was wrong.
I used the following books:
Kaplan 2012-2013. i was going back and forth if i will enroll with their online review but it
it was just too expensive
Saunder 5th ed i read this almost cover to cover...i say almost because i skipped the
OB and peds chapter. i also used their CD companion and answered
the alternative questions
Lippincott Q and A this book i love...i answered all the questions here and reviewed all
rationales which are good.
NCLEX 10000 i have this because it came with the Lippincott book. their questions
mostly found in the book as well so go figure..but when i get bored
with answering in the book i used this just to get out of the
monotony. but i could safely say that they are pretty good practice.
PDA by LaCharity most reviewers said its a must have so i bought one, and yes it
helped me learned delegate and prioritizations. i did all and some
of the case studies. i believe this book helped me in some ways.
feur audios somebody gave me a copy so i listened to some audios but not all
Kaplan Q trainers i learned from this website that you can search it so i did and found
it. its free if you are resourceful around the web. and here's my stat
Diagnostics - 60%
Test 1 - 57%
Test 2 - 60%
Test 3 - 55%
Test 4 - 54%
Test 5 - 54%
Test 6 - 55%
Test 7 - 58%
Readiness - 64%
not the best scores but i read all rationales as well. it remember getting so frustrated with my scores because people here said to at least aim for 60%.. well i aimed for it but i just didn't quite reached it, but in the end what matters is i read and learned from the rationales.
and during the last two days before my exam...i could not concentrate anymore. i could not answer practice questions so what i did was read the 35 page material that i downloaded from this website. i probably read it four times.
ive a lot of loose review materials that ive gathered over the course of nursing school. i got it online. and i could safely say they were very helpful for me.
and of course, before i sat for the test i took a moment and said a prayer to St. Cupertino that was posted here.
thank you to all the people who one way or another helped and supported me from filing my applications to review for the actual nclex. thanks you and Godbless.
and why the title of 2 odds against me? well in Kaplan they have this portion in the book that said odds high in failing if you are 1. foreign educated 2. English is not your first language etc etc..they have a lot of odds there, wont list all...but i beat it because i want to defy that odd.