Hello guys, i looked up my name today on caBON, and i've passed! whoa! i did pass....i can't believe it after 1 year of studying.. *sigh*, 3rd time is a lucky charm..
. I've tried the web trick and it did work.
How i did it?
O.k let me share with you my so called experience. First time i took the exam, i review the saunders book and a lot of other books. Then after 3 months i went to take it. I Failed, probably bec. of too much books it didn't really get to my head. Second, i follow saunders plan, i did really good job on answering questions and answers on saunders..now i have a good foundation on knowledge but lack of taking strategies and nature of the NCLEX EXAM!, i went to take it and still failed. 3rd time. I stick to saunders book, and compare to kaplan book. I enrolled on Kaplan qbank only. I finish all the test, and all the wrong answers and answered them again and then jumble them all and answer again. What i have observed it's bec. of the nature of questioning on kaplan qbank or trainer they are the same with nclex exam, since they usually ask for MOst appropriate, best, most most most..etc. it gets to my head the way the nclex questioned your analysis/application level which when i was on the test i don't even used the strategies since the question is relatively the same. It's like answering while reviewing :-)! Practice! practice! practice Nclex type question, and after all your review of kaplan and saunders and you think you are good to go, try answering questions you haven't answered, like nclex 4000 (i downloaded on nurseslibrary.com) and see if you are really doing good, i'm getting at least 60% which is good for me bec. this is only on basic and knowledge level...i guess .more soo..study the rationale of all the questions thats the MOST important parts. If you are confuse visit this site and ask. Thats it.
Thank God now i'm an R.N! yooohooo..