75 questions and I passed :)

  1. I just checked my quick results, and I passed. I'm super happy.
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  3. by   freezy
    Congratulations ^_^
  4. by   MexRnToBe
    Quote from Smilty
    I just checked my quick results, and I passed. I'm super happy.
    Congrats!
  5. by   swansonplace
    Congrats. How did you study? Do you have any recommendations on what or how to study?
  6. by   nursemami4
    Congrats
  7. by   Smilty
    Thanks guys! I am from the UK and have nursed there since 2008, so that really helped with the prioritization/delegation questions.

    Also, I have probably done thousands of practice questions from multiple sources - iPhone apps, Saunders, PDA, NCLEX 3500, I found slides of Kaplan questions online, and I signed up for 3 week NCSBN course.

    For content I used Saunders - I read all the Peds/OB/Psych chapters as that's not something I've done much of until I came to the US (I only had about 1 question from each of these areas). I reviewed the major systems - cardiac, respiratory, endocrine - I'm a renal nurse so I was all good on the kidney front.

    Obviously, having a good knowledge of the basics is vital - Lab values (and risks of abnormal results), precautions, infection control, cranial nerves, hypo/hyperkalemia, drug calcs.

    You have to practice the alternative format questions!! Although, I was relieved to find that the NCLEX SATA/drag and drop were not as hard as some of the practice material

    Ummm, I studied vaguely since about the beginning of June, but only got really serious since I got my ATT, about 3 weeks ago. I study in 2 hour blocks, about 4 - 6 hours a day. Don't become a prisoner to your studying!!

    To pass this exam you have to be able to critically think and decipher what they are actually asking you! I truly feel that about 2 things I had studied were on the test - the rest was me having to think like a nurse and make the right decision.

    For pharm, try and learn groups of drugs, normally similar mess have the same ending, so that helps!

    So all in all I had, about 25 - 30 SATA, 2 drag and drop, 1 drug calc and the screen went blue at 75
  8. by   angel_20
    Congrats!!! I'm scheduled to take my exam this week. I feel that I'm not yet ready. Did you finished answering nclex 3500? How was the SATA?
  9. by   kristineBoyish
    congrats!
  10. by   MouseyMouse
    Congrats!!you were just asking the other day how to relax the day before the exam and now look at youuu Ms.RN!
  11. by   Smilty
    Thanks, I'm really happy. Now to find a job.....
  12. by   Smilty
    Angel 20 - I really found the SATA on the actual test easier than any I had practiced. I even found myself hoping for them coz then I knew I was doing well!
  13. by   souleater11
    Quote from Smilty
    Angel 20 - I really found the SATA on the actual test easier than any I had practiced. I even found myself hoping for them coz then I knew I was doing well!
    hi, What study materials did you use for practicing SATA questions ?
  14. by   ssk5
    congrats......

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