- by talented21 Aug 3, '12can anyone tell me what they did to pass the second time? Please provide any guidance. Would like to take it soon
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- Aug 3, '12 by cbeau11I failed the first time as well, for the second time this is what I did: on the days that I worked I did about 200 questions and on the days that I was off I reviewed about 400 questions. I did this for a month. I did the complete book by LaCharity (Priortization, Delegation and assignment). I also reviewed Kaplan test taking strategies. I found questions with answers and rationales everywhere, whether it be on a disc, online or in different books. The last week before going back to retake my exam all I did was any and every comprehensive exam I could find and I averaged between 73%-90% on them. The day before I traveled to the city where I was to take the exam(which happened to be 4 hours away) and reviewed just some of the pharmacology that I struggled with. I had fun with my family and woke up the next morning I went for my exam
It took me 2 1/2 hrs to take my exam and 89 questions later!!!! I PASSED!!!!!!!!!
You can do this!!!
- Aug 4, '12 by JENURSE03Quote from talented21what state are you from???can anyone tell me what they did to pass the second time? Please provide any guidance. Would like to take it soon
- Aug 7, '12 by cbeau11From Maine, I took it exactly 47 days after my first time!!!! How is the studying going? Good Luck to you
- Aug 8, '12 by lanztarHello there..
I also failed my first take and I admit that I didn't study hard enough for that one. For my second take, I allotted 1 and half months to study. I enrolled at Hurst Online and watched every videos. I also bought NCSBN 3wks for back-up on my content and of course their 6Qbanks. I have lots of books but I only used PDA by LaCharity and I answered chapter 1- 18 and a few case studies. On my last week prior to exam, I answered 6Qbanks from Hurst, 4 from NCSBN, and 1 from Kaplan's QTtrainer (QT7). On the big day, I felt no anxiety at all because I know I'm prepared this time. It took me an hour and half and I passed with 75qs.
Don't give-up my friend.. Some of us failed the first time but that didn't stop us from trying again.
- Aug 9, '12 by talented21I thank every one for their testimony. I really appreciate the positive comments. The first time around I did over 2600 questions, I took the Kaplan review and studied everyday. Since my test date I took a break. But now that I have my authorization code I am studying again. I figured 3 weeks from now I would attempt again. I have the Saunders book which has content and questions. I look through the PDA but I am not sure it is helpful. So if anyone has material they can email me or any thoughts please share.
I live in GA.
Thanks again to everyone
- Aug 9, '12 by begoshKeep studying and don't give up. Good luck to you!
- Aug 10, '12 by boisern84Seems like you are on the right track I would def tell you to change the way you studied for the first test as it wasn't succesful. Good luck in a couple weeks!
- Aug 16, '12 by talented21Thank you so much guys, for your words of encouragement. I am hibernating to study. Let you know how it does <3
- Sep 6, '12 by talented21I again want to thank everyone for their encouragement. I failed the test the first time and believed it was the end of the world. I had just graduated and the weight of the world seemed to be on my shoulders. Instead of being realistic about needing a mental break, I took the test and failed. After viewing my results, I could not believe what I saw. Studying became my new priority and I was determined to stick to my 3 week study plan. I completed the Saunders assessment and used the 6 week schedule but doubled two day schedule into one. As I reviewed I tried my best to stay encouraged and believe what I was reading would make a difference. Unfortunately once I completed the study schedule and the test date vastly approached, I realized I scored worse on the final comprehensive assessment than the initial assessment. Although I didn't allow that to weigh me down. The day before the test, I relaxed with my family and tried not to think about the exam. The next morning, I PASSED! Within 78 questions, I became a registered nurse. So again, I want to say thank you for the encouragement <3