How long did you wait???

  1. Hello everyone! I graduated from my LPN program in November and recently received my ATT. I have to admit I've slacked off on my studies and just been working my butt off to catch up on my loans/ bills.

    I've now started a routine to do 100 questions a day and noticed I've already forgot a lot of the material and worried I've waited to long to study. I've decided to take the Nclex within the next 2 months but worried that's too long from now.

    How long after graduating did you take the nlcex? Is 6 months after graduating too long?? Please give me some hope! I'm stressing out
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   julz68
    I took mine within 7 weeks of graduation. The longer you wait the harder it is to keep fresh in what you have learned.
    Study hard & good luck!
  4. by   ADN2B
    I took mine 2 months after graduating and passed with 75 questions.
  5. by   happylagirl
    I live in CA so it took them 3 months to process my application.
  6. by   happylagirl
    What study material did you use?
  7. by   julz68
    Quote from happylagirl
    What study material did you use?
    Our school did ATI tests through each semester and also ATI live review after graduation. I also used the Saunders CD that came with the book and a free website NCLEX RN 3500. I did practice questions every day for 2 weeks before I took NCLEX and passed my first try. There are several resources out there, but those are the only ones I used. Hope this helps
  8. by   St_Claire
    I studied a week and a half before the test. I used Kaplan's strategy book and answered 150-300 questions each day on NCLEX 3500. I passed with 75 on my first try.

    Do what works for you. I felt I knew the content and just needed to be familiar with the test questions.
  9. by   mscryslvn
    I graduated 10/19/12, I sat for my boards 11/27/12... Found out i passed 11/29/12. I used Exam Cram-PN both books. (Med/Surg Review and book of practice questions) A fellow classmate and myself studied non-stop for 2wks prior to testing everyday. We did over 1,000 questions. 100-150 everyday. And DID NOT STUDY THE DAY BEFORE EXAM! Just looked over cheat sheet from book, THAT'S IT! Ate a good breakfast and did the test in 1.5Hr. I passed at 85 questions. My friend passed @86! Soooo long story short... DON'T WAIT 6mths! Your bills will ALWAYS BE THERE!! The stuff you crammed in your brain from school will not... :-/

    My class graduated 11 LVN Evening Students:
    To date:
    - 1 Failed Boards
    (he tested within 2wks of finishing class...and was a horrible student)
    - 7 Are now LVN's
    - 2 still pending ATT
    - 1 pending approval from BON disclosure for a prior incident

    We all used Exam Cram-PN from Amazon... It's cheap, useful, and gets your license! But also don't forget, it plays a pivotal role in what you have actually learned in school!!! So if you were not a good student and barely passed/learned then you might need more HELP! :-/ Only you know your level of success!

    Good Luck!! :-D
  10. by   keepmovingrn
    I graduated from an RN program December 13th and took my Nclex-RN January 4th. Passed with 95Q's and had my license number on the January 7th.
  11. by   keepmovingrn
    I recieved the ATT early though. Like a week after I graduated.
  12. by   happylagirl
    Quote from mscryslvn
    I graduated 10/19/12, I sat for my boards 11/27/12... Found out i passed 11/29/12. I used Exam Cram-PN both books. (Med/Surg Review and book of practice questions) A fellow classmate and myself studied non-stop for 2wks prior to testing everyday. We did over 1,000 questions. 100-150 everyday. And DID NOT STUDY THE DAY BEFORE EXAM! Just looked over cheat sheet from book, THAT'S IT! Ate a good breakfast and did the test in 1.5Hr. I passed at 85 questions. My friend passed @86! Soooo long story short... DON'T WAIT 6mths! Your bills will ALWAYS BE THERE!! The stuff you crammed in your brain from school will not... :-/

    My class graduated 11 LVN Evening Students:
    To date:
    - 1 Failed Boards
    (he tested within 2wks of finishing class...and was a horrible student)
    - 7 Are now LVN's
    - 2 still pending ATT
    - 1 pending approval from BON disclosure for a prior incident

    We all used Exam Cram-PN from Amazon... It's cheap, useful, and gets your license! But also don't forget, it plays a pivotal role in what you have actually learned in school!!! So if you were not a good student and barely passed/learned then you might need more HELP! :-/ Only you know your level of success!

    Good Luck!! :-D
    Thank you for your response! I've been doing 100 questions a day while I wait for my boss to approve my time off so that I can finally take my test. I was top of my class and didn't have a difficult time learning the material but just being done for so long and just getting back into it is a bit hard.
  13. by   jdk0809
    NCLEX RN 2 months after graduation and passed with 75Q
  14. by   lildebbie
    A month and 3 weeks after graduation, 3 weeks of hardcore studying before my NCLEX-RN, passed with 75 questions.

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