exam cram pn nclex pn

  1. hi guys im taking my test this coming monday and ive been using saunders and exam cram pn but mostly focused on exam cram pn, most of my friends used saunders n failed, i was just wondering does exam cram pn really works? pls reply asap thanks!
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  3. by   Glenna, LPN
    Hey there! I'm sure by the time you read this you'll have already taken your NCLEX. I actually used both the Exam Cram by Pearson and Saunders. I felt that the Pearson gave me a good quick review of everything that I learn during my year at school. I also felt that Pearson gave me some really good study tips that I did use during my NCLEX.

    However, when it came to the Saunders book, I wanted to burn that thing. It would stress me out so much just opening that book. I just couldn't use it. I've seen other people posting about it saying it gives you more information then what you really need.

    BUT!!!!!!! With that said, I loved that disc that came with the Saunders book. I would answer anywhere between 200 - 300 questions a day answering questions in the study mode so that it would tell me if I got the questions right or not. I found that very helpful.

    Anyways, I wish you the best of luck on your NCLEX. Just breath. Remember, it is just a test.
  4. by   virtouso
    thanks bro my test is tomorrow im just hoping to see almost similar question at nclex from exam cram, coz im tired of saunders too much info..i did all the practice questions though, that should help hehe thanks..
  5. by   Glenna, LPN
    Sounds like you are well pracitced for your NCLEX. If you feel comfortable with those questions, lab vaules, dosage calculations, and select all that apply's you should be ready.

    When I took my NCLEX I had a roller coaster of emotions. Some questions I felt like I nailed the questions, others I felt so-so, and some made me just want to break down and cry. Mine stopped at 86 questions. I spent 2.5 hours on it.

    Remember it doesn't matter what number it stops at. I've had classmates who answered all 205 questions and still passed. Sending good vibes your way. You'll rock this test.
  6. by   virtouso
    thanks for you guys reply i stopped at 205 and 4/30 mins of testing! my head just wanted to give up i felt sleepy coz i didnt have enough sleep lastnight, i don't know i just checked the trick and it says my results are on hold hopefully i pass which i doubt it, thanks for the support guys!
  7. by   Glenna, LPN
    I've had classmates who have passed and stopped at 205. Think happy thoughts. In my state (Oregon), I was able to check online the very next day and saw that I passed around 8:30am. Some of my other classmates results didn't pass till after noon the next day.

    Sending good vibes. When you find out I would love to know the results.
  8. by   virtouso
    thank you thank you, so are you working as a lpn?mustve felt good huh coz i know how it was like being a CNA das why when i paseed my exit exam i was really happy, you knw the feeling being a cna den all of the sudden your a charge nurse lol
  9. by   Glenna, LPN
    I passed my NCLEX last month. I took it on October 4th and found out that I was a nurse the very next day. Right now I am looking for a job. I had an interview last week. Since Thanksgiving is this week I'm sure waiting to find out if I get the job will take a little longer. I felt great about my interview! She seemed really into me and my background. I worked as a caregiver in assisted living while working on my CNA 1, worked a year and four months in the nursing home (my back always hurt and I was moody when I got home), I got my CNA 2 in 2008 and worked in the surgical department and floated to ICU/IMCU, Medical, and Oncology. She talked about training and money and before I left she told me she would talk to me soon. I'm feeling really good about it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    I'm so over being a CNA. I am more than happy I've put in the time and effort into it I'm just ready for the next era of my life. I want to be able to do more for the pt.'s. I almost started crying when I found out I passed my NCLEX. It has been so much work to get to this point of my life.

    Why did you decide to go to LPN instead of RN? Just wondering.
  10. by   virtouso
    wow youve got some excellent background for a cna, i wanted to do rn before, but i know my self and i wasn't mature enough to be in a school for long time i know will eventually get tired of it if it was a 4 year course so i decided to do lpn first atleast after 2 full years you can work half of wat rn makes..but ill definitely bridge it to rn whenever i get a chance..
  11. by   kbetty1
    Hi did exam cram book help you pass nclex?