How I Passed The NCLEX-RN (one take)

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    i am so grateful to that i will share how i passed the nclex-rn.

    i studied for four months self study with the help of and google. first three months only studied 2 hours a day because of work. last one month resigned on the job to concentrate on reviewing. i spent 6 to 8 hours per day reading having always adequate breaks. when answering or practicing the questions, only answered 100-150 questions per day (50 qs then break ( 5 min) then rationale then break again then 50 qs again, break and rationale so on) do not over exert yourself. your brain needs a break. (if it works for you, try listening to classical piano pieces by beethoven, mozart etc, on low volume, studies show that more information are retained while listening to them and makes you relaxed. i usually do not study quietly; i get sleepy when it is too quiet). always pray that you will pass and if you have time, pray the rosary and also pray to st joseph of cupertino, patron saint of test takers. here is the prayer:

    oh great st. joseph of cupertino, who while on earth was given the grace of being asked in your examination only the questions you know. please obtain for me the like favor in these examinations which i am now preparing for. in return, i promise to invoke you and to make you known through christ, our lord. amen.

    it never fails, trust me.

    always think positive! always think that you will pass!

    the books to study and read:

    1. kaplan nclex-rn 2010-2011 edition: strategies, practice, and review (kaplan nclex-rn exam) this will give you a birds eye view what the nclex-rn really is and understand it. it will give you strategies how to tackle questions.

    2. saunders comprehensive review for the nclex-rn 4th ed really important book, concentrate on the endocrine system part

    3. prioritization, delegation, and assignment: practice exercises for the nclex examination by linda lacharity must have book! practice qs for proper delegation and prioritization

    4. nclex-rn exam cram (2nd edition) will give you qs anything under the sun. will practice your endurance in answering qs of 1250.

    cds or computerize tests to practice on:

    1. exam force cram master the cd that comes with the exam cram
    2. saunders comprehensive review for the nclex-rn 4th ed cd that comes with the book
    3. nclex 3500 or nclex 4000 most important to enhance your content and to answer qs.

    study infection control and some "certain" diets for diseases. study the mnemonics (thanks to the original poster)

    infection precautions has 3 types:airborne,droplet and contact

    airborne (my chicken hez tb)
    chicken pox
    herpes zoster

    -private room
    -negative airflow pressure, minimum of 6-12 air exchanges per hour
    -uv germicide irradiation/ high efficiency air
    filter is used, mask, n95 mask for tb

    droplet (spiderman)

    carlet fever
    streptococcal pharyngitis
    parvovirus b19
    mycoplasmal/meningeal pneumonia

    -private room

    contact (mrs.wee)
    multi-resistant organism
    respiratory syncitial virus
    skin infections (e.g:vchipss- varicella zoster, cutaneous diphtheria, herpes simplex,impetigo, pediculosis, staph infection and scabies)

    wound infection
    enteric infection (clostridium difficile)
    eye infection (conjunctivitis)


    -mrsa: gloves, gown, goggles, face shield
    -patients should be in a private room

    1 gown
    2 mask
    3 goggle
    4 gloves

    1 gloves
    2 goggle
    3 gown
    4 mask

    addisons - hyponatremia, hyperkalemia
    cushings - hypernatremia, hypokalemia

    thats it. good luck to all future test takers! you can do it! believe it!
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Sep 2, '12

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  2. 22 Comments...

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    Wow, thanks so much for the link--very generous of you. Off to study--taking it this month as well...
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    Congrats to you, and thank you for forwarding the tips that aided in your success. It's funny I just began listening to Mozart and Beethoven on my ipod, very relaxing and I am able to concentrate. I am even going to try tetris as one poster felt it helped, I actually love the game and figured it would be a fun break. I am taking advantage of the tips everyone is providing. Best of Luck in your future endeavors.
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    Congratulations on becoming a RN! Thank you for taking the time to share what worked for you
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    Congrats!!! Thank you so much for sharing all the resources you used. I will be taking mine the end of the month and I actually have all of those books and currently using them now. I know I will pass! Good luck everyone
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    Congratulations, and Thanks for sharing, I will take my exam next 2 wk. I Hope I will pass too.
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    Thank you, thank you, I was just sitting here wondering where to start, did the ATI review, paid for by my school, but I need more, great tips, going online to buy all those books right now,

    and congratulations
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    @ m1yage
    congrats!! im also having a hard time installing the link you posted
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    Congrats and Thanks for the wonderful post. I am basically using the same books that u used. With regards to the saunders CD and the exam cram software, did u use those at all or U just concentraed on NCLEX 4000. Wat im basically asking is are they helpful and would u recommend doing those.

    Also did u do u think the case studies in the Lacharity book are helpful or I should just concentrate on the questtions.
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    Awsome reply! when you took Nclex did it seem more heavy on drugs, priority, or precautions?

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