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Hello all! I graduated lpn nursing school in July and have not takin my boards yet! Money wise its difficult but its beyond that. I struggled hard core in class to pass so I feel as if its going to... Read More

  1. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
    #13 0
    I graduated in late August and took the exam in mid-October. I sort of used Saunders and the
    ATI books but didn't end up studying seriously. I told myself that if I failed the first time, then I'd buckle down... passed with 75Qs so it proved to be a non-issue.

    My recommendation is to just do it... delaying is not likely to help you.
  2. Visit  JoyfulNurseLPN profile page
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    Hey Nikki,

    I too was really anxious about taking the test. I had heard that some of my fellow students had failed on their first attempt. I decided to just sign up with Pearson Vue and then just study my buns off.

    I got the NCLEX-PN Flashcards (don't know if they still make those or not) and they were reallyhelpful. Just make sure you know your lab values, all of them.

    Study up on Sickle Cell Anemia, there were about 4 questions about that on my boards. Also, make sure you study questions about the LPN 'role' as far as in a clinical setting. Know what the LPN can and cannot do, and know when it's appropriate or necessary to notify the RN of changes to the patient - there were about 10 questions like
    that on my boards.

    Good luck! You will pass! Don't put it off!

    J
  3. Visit  Nikki0727 profile page
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    Joyful
    Thank you for the tips..idk why im so nervous. I haven't heard of anyone failing nclex. Im just setting myself up for failure..ive been studying a lot recently so im going to sign up as soon as I grt the money to do so

    What lab values did u need to know..I lnow u say all of them but I have a lab value book and I want to focus on the ones we ahould b familiar with
    Last edit by Nikki0727 on Dec 10, '12
  4. Visit  wish_me_luck profile page
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    I wouldn't wait too long to take it, but the notion that the longer you wait, the more likely you are to fail depends. If you stay with it while you wait to take NCLEX, then you will be fine. I graduated in May and didn't take NCLEX until September--it was 4 months and one week after graduating. I studied, but I was going through stuff with the BON, so I had to wait. I passed with 75 questions, the first time.

    *Mine was NCLEX registered nurse edition, not LPN.
    Last edit by wish_me_luck on Dec 10, '12
  5. Visit  heidibelle1 profile page
    #17 1
    Hi, I graduated from LPN school in June 2012, took a NCLEX Review class our school offered for free over the summer and at the same time did all the online ATI questions, the CD from the Saunders Book (the red one) & I also studied lab values. I did 60-100 questions a day and took the NCLEX exam on October 2, 2012. I was REALLY scared too but I forced myself to take it since our school paid the $200 if we completed the review class over the summer. I have to admit I felt like I failed after I left but I guess everyone does. The machine shut off at 85 and I thought that was horrible but I passed. It was definately worth it to get the results within a couple of days. That is my experience, hope it helps.
  6. Visit  JoyfulNurseLPN profile page
    #18 0
    As far as lab values I would study the all of the normal values for the
    electrolytes, red and white blood cells, liver enzymes, BUN, CRIT, vitamins
    (b12, D). Those seem like the ones that pop up most on the boards. I
    would print out a cheat sheet of lab values like this one...

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    study them _all_. Know them by heart. Put them on flashcards if you need
    to.
  7. Visit  oneLoneNurse profile page
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    U must do it soon; I worked with a MHW who waited too long.
  8. Visit  jcaitanyadas profile page
    #20 0
    I didn't do so well with my classes; had to repeat a semester. I took nclex and did the maximum questions possible. I really thought I failed. But I passed! Everyone else I talked to thought they failed too but they passed.


    Quote from Nikki0727
    Hello all! I graduated lpn nursing school in July and have not takin my boards yet!
    Money wise its difficult but its beyond that. I struggled hard core in class to pass so I feel as if its going to b e the same for the boards. Noone from my class has failed so I'm becoming a bit more positive.
    Real question..what did you study..when did you study. .how long did you study.
    Ive looked this up and I still do not feel confident with the old suggestions.
    Im a single mom of a four year old so its hard to find time for anything. Im only working part time at 11 an hour and its not cutting it anymore
    Plz help

    Nikki
  9. Visit  Nikki0727 profile page
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    Quote from jcaitanyadas
    I didn't do so well with my classes; had to repeat a semester. I took nclex and did the maximum questions possible. I really thought I failed. But I passed! Everyone else I talked to thought they failed too but they passed.
    Thank you for that..because I study and study but still don t think ive studied enough. But I think its all in my head
  10. Visit  Nikki0727 profile page
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    Quote from JoyfulNurseLPN
    As far as lab values I would study the all of the normal values for the
    electrolytes, red and white blood cells, liver enzymes, BUN, CRIT, vitamins
    (b12, D). Those seem like the ones that pop up most on the boards. I
    would print out a cheat sheet of lab values like this one...

    Just Us Nurses is a forum created by nurses, for nurses. Discover the benefits of an online nursing community! Tell us about your nursing career or nursing school experiences. - Powered by vBulletin
    http://justusnurses.com/forum/f175/n.../<br /><br />s
    study them _all_. Know them by heart. Put them on flashcards if you need
    to.
    Followed the link and made flash cards. .thank you Joy
  11. Visit  JoyfulNurseLPN profile page
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    Hahah is your birthday 07/27? If so, mine is too! That's cool!

    Hope it all works out for you - remember, you got this test. You know all
    the info, now is just the time to go show you know it. Trust me, you'll pass.
  12. Visit  Nikki0727 profile page
    #24 0
    Quote from JoyfulNurseLPN
    Hahah is your birthday 07/27? If so, mine is too! That's cool!

    Hope it all works out for you - remember, you got this test. You know all
    the info, now is just the time to go show you know it. Trust me, you'll pass.
    My sons birthday is 072708..but I always use his bday instead of mine

    I did practice test on the app I bought and got a little more than half right..im hoping that in a week or two ill have more
  13. Visit  lakergurl247 profile page
    #25 0
    Do wait too long honey. You wanna take it while all the info is still fresh in your mind! You can do it!!!

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