Hey, was wondering if anyone had some advice for me. I'm taking my NCLEX in 3 weeks, and I don't feel like I'm ready. I took Kaplan and I understand all their strategies. I have been doing 50-100 Qbank(have done about 1,000 so far) questions per day, i'm up to Question trainer 6 (still need to do 6&7), took the diagnostic test, and i try to read content.
I am extremely frustrated because i CONSISTENTLY, I mean, nearly EVERY time, I get between 52-56% on all tests (occasionally I creeped into the 60's, one a 62% and one a 68%) As far as I have been told, this isn't good enough to pass NCLEX. For a month and a half, i have taken practice test nearly every day, and its the same 55% range. I always go over the answers, and I get why I got them wrong. I even just took a quick 25 question QBank test only on questions I got wrong in previous QBanks, and I got a 56% on that one too!! It's crazy, and its upsetting. People on these forums are upset and scared because they are getting in the 70s on these tests, and I cant really break 60%. There seems to be no improvement for me and it kills me.
It's partially a content issue, I sometimes just flat out forget content on some questions, and meds usually mess me up. Is the Kaplan 'Basics' book my best resource for content review? is there a better place to get good content, quickly? Or is there something else I should be doing??
- I did well in Nursing school, graduated with a 3.4gpa, consistent B student, average dude. If anyone has any advice, even if its to cancel my NCLEX or quit nursing all together, lol, i'm all ears, or eyes rather because I will be reading responses.
Personally, I think you need to break done each test by the content area: Management, Health Promotion and so on. I look at my total score then analyze each content area to see if I am at passing level. This way you can see trends if you are consistently low in one content area. NCLEX isn't just about the total score but passing each content area.
Last edit by BouBou on Mar 2, '13