guys, i need ur opinion

  1. hi there! im done with saunders 3rd edition and i tried answering those questions.. i got 71% in the saunders test....i also finished kaplan trainer and i got 71% also..whew! some says that in order for u to be confident in the actual exam u need to get at least 75% in the pracice test! wow, im nervous now! il take the exam on april and we all know that they will raise the passing scores...im having test anxiety as early as now, u think im still normal??? pls let me know other tips or any reading materials to improve my scores....i need that....pls pray for me guys...hope u will find time giving me advices...:roll
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Nurse Crystal
    hello! first off, calm down....:d
    i took the nclex almost 4 years ago and i used the saunders book and cd to prepare. i took the tests on the cd several times and i only scored in the 70s as you had said but i passed my boards. i don't think anything can really help you to prepare for boards because there are so many different times of questions.
    i also think that the key to doing well on the test is being relaxed. the night before my test, i drove close to the test site which was about an hour from my house and stayed in a motel room. i just relaxed and watched tv and did not even bring my study material with me. then the next morning i got up and went to the ihop before the test making sure that i allowed myself plenty of time as to not to have to rush getting there.
    don't stress about it too much, i am sure you will do fabulous!
  4. by   RGN1
    Just practice, practice & practice using the strategies. it's like a game - you have to work out what the question actually wants & how you're going to get that right answer. there are so many clues - all of which are well covered in both Saunders & Kaplan.

    Check out all the tips on this forum - there's plenty of them!
    You still have plenty of time!

    I totally agree about staying near to the test site - I did the same thing - best "Airmiles" I ever spent!!
  5. by   kathykaye
    60-65% and above is enough if you're using kaplan..
  6. by   gregorthorn
    I got a 64% on the Kaplan "readiness" test. I thought I was not ready. I took the NCLEX-RN two days after that (170 questions) and found out in another two days that I had passed. You sound as though you are going to do great. Good Luck.
  7. by   rhenmag9
    you can make it... ..just calm down and more practice....
  8. by   rn_888
    guys thanks so much...i will remember to stay calm and focus during the test...continue praying for me..

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