A heartfelt thank you to the Allnurses community (Passed Nclex)

  1. 8 Hi everyone,

    Ive been quietly reading articles/threads on this site for a number of years since I decided to pursue a career in nursing. I cannot express just how incredibly helpful you all have been, especially in the past few months where I was studying for the NCLEX. The discussions regarding study strategies and materials/resources were invaluable. I suffered through nursing school with an over-thinkers mind, too many "what if?, what about?, in real life this - etc"

    I did 7500 practice questions between Prep U, Hurst, Kaplan (book not the course), Nclex3500, Davis (Ohmans), ATI's practice exams X4, and the NCBSN 3 week course. I got 70-80s on Prep U, 50-60s on NCBSN, and usually 60-70s on NCLEX 3500. I managed to Pass the boards 1st try in 75. I had about 30-40 Alt format, (Sata, Ordering, 1 EKG) No hotspots or anything too crazy. Difficulty wise "MY" nclex was somewhere between Kaplan and NCBSN difficulty I'd say. I was pretty numb going into it, doing 7500 practice questions kind of jellos your brain lol.

    (If anyone has any questions about those materials i'd be happy to share pros and cons of each in my opinion)

    So I wanted to break the silence and thank all of you here for your help from the bottom of my giant beefy heart (even if you didnt realize you were saving me and helping me refocus regularly. No matter how much I studied I still felt like it wasn't enough) I'm now just waiting for the Mass BON to give me my license number and sending out job applications.


    -Jon
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    About jdl1982

    From 'Worcester, MA, US'; 33 Years Old; Joined Nov '12; Posts: 21; Likes: 16.

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  4. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    You never actually said you PASSED, lol, but I'm going with that. And I'm honored to be the first here to congratulate you! Well-deserved.

    And don't stay silent.....YOU can be a resource, now, too
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    Quote from RNsRWe
    You never actually said you PASSED, lol, but I'm going with that. And I'm honored to be the first here to congratulate you! Well-deserved.

    And don't stay silent.....YOU can be a resource, now, too
    2nd Paragraph towards the end! Lol
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  6. Visit  RN403 profile page
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    Quote from Shandra2008
    2nd Paragraph towards the end! Lol
    Wow, I missed him stating he passed as well! Haha, must need new glasses! Congrats, OP! What a wonderful site AN is.
    Shandra2008 likes this.
  7. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Congrats!!!

  8. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Way to go! The Commonwealth needs more smart nurses!

  9. Visit  gypsyd8 profile page
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    I was actually thinking of posting how much I appreciate the AN community myself. I have been browsing other nursing communities lately and it seems there are a great deal of archaic, "holier-than-thou," puritanical postings that sound like they were written by Ivory Tower ANA types who havent practiced since Aunt FLo was in the Crimea. On the other hand, I read Medscape and the comments there are sometimes downright embarassing and frightening. Basically, there is no other community that seems to have as many reasonable, pragmatic yet intelligent individuals that I have seen on the internet. I won't be able to post much in the next year because I will be starting a new job and finishing grad school but yeah. There are amazing people here.
    Success4all, beckyboo1, and RNsRWe like this.
  10. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    Quote from Shandra2008
    2nd Paragraph towards the end! Lol
    and I wasn't even skimming! Oy, time for a computer break
    Shandra2008 likes this.
  11. Visit  Ademumirola profile page
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    congrats dear
  12. Visit  nlitened profile page
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    Congrats!
  13. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Quote from gypsyd8
    I was actually thinking of posting how much I appreciate the AN community myself. I have been browsing other nursing communities lately and it seems there are a great deal of archaic, "holier-than-thou," puritanical postings that sound like they were written by Ivory Tower ANA types who havent practiced since Aunt FLo was in the Crimea. On the other hand, I read Medscape and the comments there are sometimes downright embarassing and frightening. Basically, there is no other community that seems to have as many reasonable, pragmatic yet intelligent individuals that I have seen on the internet. I won't be able to post much in the next year because I will be starting a new job and finishing grad school but yeah. There are amazing people here.
    Hey, I was in the Crimea with Flo, says so on my bio. I appreciate good research reports and abhor lousy ones, and I have volunteered on ANA boards. But I am still in practice as a nurse and I think I am somewhat useful around here. You'd better not be referring to me, young'un.
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  14. Visit  bellini profile page
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    Congratulations!


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