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- Jan 17 by mslpn125try Kaplan review book. was very helpful for me.
- Jan 17 by dlynn34LPNExam cram was a good book for me its made by Pearson and that who did the NCLEX
- Jan 18 by NurseReeseI used Lippcott pn Q&A review & Marlene Hurst-PN Review alongside my practical nursing class notes. I feel as tho Marlene's review info really got me in the right mindset for the boards. I only did about 50 of her questions and when I took my Boards I was like "Wow, these are Marlene questions.
Know your core content, lab values, know what to do to keep the patient safe, and know what should be done in cases where further teaching "follow-up" is necessary.
I passed with 86 questions. I had one math question and I got it wrong, lol. I really believe in the Hurst-Review!!!
- Jan 18 by NurseReeseOh yea... I graduated 8/17 and took my Boards 1/4... So..that was about 4 & 1/2 mos later...
- Feb 3 by oldlvnI graduated in Aug and took my boards in Sept. Passed with around 125 questions if I remember correctly...everyone I asked had around the same # of questions so I don't know if it was just 'that round' of testing or what.
You need to just bite the bullet and do it. Don't quit your job though because LVN jobs are hard to find and it may take awhile.
Borrow the money. Ask your church to help...do whatever you need to.
Once you are out of school awhile it's hard to sit down and "think" like a nurse for those boards.
I had to take a Hesi mini test for my current job to assess my educational needs. I took it over a yr after I took my original exit Hesi (which I scored really high on) and my boards (which I passed on the first try)...and did miserably.
Luckily for me my job still took me. They said the time between working/school often schews the results of those tests...we simply begin to think like normal people again and forget the critical thinking skills we learned. It takes awhile for them to come back to us.
Waiting too long can cost you a job too. First question I was asked is why have you not worked as an LVN in the past year. My answer...finding a job was difficult. I only had 3 calls to interview after sending out and applying to 200 jobs.
- Feb 4 by Adele_Michal7Hope you are able to take your NCLEX soon. Keep us updated. If you're still in touch with any of your classmates, why don't you try getting together a few study sessions? The camaraderie and feeding off of each other's skills may infuse you with some much needed confidence
- Feb 4 by NurseGuyBriFor me, the best help I had as far as practice for the PN was Saunders Comprehensive and Sylvestri. They are very similar yet I passed quite easily. I used Kaplan for RN, but not sure how they work for PN. GOOD LUCK! Take them!
- Mar 21 by Nikki0727So I'm taking the test in few days...I'm still nervous! If I don't know it then I never will I feel like!
- Mar 21 by rbrown63Good luck on your exam, I am sure you will do fine. It's good to just get it done. I studied with friends, used my notes, and studied the books made by Pearson and Saunders-Silvestri - very helpful. Good with critical thinking and those "all answers are right" questions.
- Mar 21 by tbehlowI studied the Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-PN book. , I answered the questions in the book and the CD.. It was great ! The area that I needed most help, I then pulled out my nursing books as a refresher. I didn't use Any other books, bc the more books I studied from , the more overwhelmed I felt.. Btw I didn't take my boards until6 months later bc of financial Issues and passed first time around.. Study from one book.., read the rationales ,on the questions u got wrong .. U will do great!!