Quote from nanajin
Hi Everyone,so this is my story with regards to NCLEX...
I have graduated year 2009 back in the Philippines, i worked for about 1 year at a District hospital until got married then migrated here in the US. This March 2012 I started processing all the necessary documents in preparing for the NCLEX, since i want to pursue the nursing career i always dreamed of. I was really happy that i didn't have any problems with my papers & was authorized to take the test in the State of Arizona. Except i kept failing =(
I paid the HURST review online, it was really excellent and eye opener for me
after about month of review i took the test June 4. following days i found out that i failed the test, i was really devastated. I told myself on my next try i'm going to take my time and study some more. I bought the Kaplan book 2012, Saunders 5th edition & La Charity book. Studied almost 2 months. I committed myself 5 days a week 6-7 hours of review. i took Nclex second time around Oct, i made it to 265 questions & i got 20 SATA i was really confident compared to my first try but then i failed again.
Right now i don't know where to start =( Please help. BTW the 7 OF THE Content areas says near passing rate..
I NEED YOUR ADVICE PLEASE. tHANKs
[QUOTE="lalita Bhandari"]I took the exam from california board . I come from a different country. Our education system is abit different. We used to have subjective questions rather than objective. So for us even the question pattern is different and new. But still passed nclex for the first time with 75 questions on oct 6.
I found Saunders best for content and Kaplan best for question practices. I had Maryann hogan as well la charity PDA but in comparison I found Saunders n Kaplan classroom review more useful. While I was in the exam I felt as if I was doing Kaplan questions.
Kaplan questions are more difficult than the real nclex questions I felt that way. I practiced Kaplan questions like crazy n it made me a good critical thinker which really helped me in the exam.
In the exam I followed this strategies:
Safety, ABC, Maslow, Assessment Vs Implementation, acute Vs chronic, stable vs unstable, expected vs unexcepted, finally the odd man out .
All the best