I prepared with Kaplan live course and did everything I needed to do in order to succeed. Sitting in for boards I felt confident as I answered the questions and honestly thought I passed. I got to the car only to find out that I failed, 260 questions later. Now any suggestions as to how to prepare for the next time?
I have heard of so many different reviews and we are all different and learn different ways but I feel that I was close to passing and maybe needed to review more content then I did how to take the questions.
Any advice or tips would be appreciated.
Well to be on the positive side, whats the worst that happened? you failed the nclex? you havent failed a test in school before? It really isn't that bad, and maybe you didnt fail. I heard sometimes the early method doesnt work but whatever don't get hopes up. The point is that you have taken the nclex and you know what style the questions are. I would study what you felt was your weak point during the test. Make flashcards because they help. Look up videos on youtube if you learn visually. Look up mnemonics because they simplify a whole lot. And don't feel bad about failing, It's not like when you do become a nurse there will be a special plaque next to your name that shows how many times you failed lol. Remember it may be hard, but its not impossible
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If you are looking for content, there is a "list of notes" on here. Google nclex study guide, I havent taken the NCLEX yet. I did do the Rhinehart review a few weeks ago and a lot of things that she was talking about are on this paper....I also found from reading a lot of the posts on here that it is good to do A LOT of practice questions. Be sure TO READ ALL RATIONALES!!!!
You could try downloading NCLEX 3500. It is a free app....
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