Quote from ernbabjr
i got near passing on everything except for pharma which is under passing... i think i'm a real dumb person because i guess i almost took all the nclex reviewers that existed on this planet from saunders, mosby, kaplan, ncsbn, hesi, lippincot everything.... and i still failed! wheeew! well, i don't know what next to do.. i hope we still pass for the next attempt.. good luck.
you are not a dumb person at all!! you made it thru nursing school so you can make it thru this test.
first and foremost, i suggest you stick to one or two plans only. because as from what you wrote above, it seems like you are doing too many things!!
you have all the materials you need to pass... but you have to get your mind to focus.
i used kaplan for questions, and i used helen feuer for content.
i did all kaplan questions, read the book while listening to the feuer cd's and added in the book anything that was needed.
i bought the book "kaplan strategies 2007-2008" and it was helpful on how to break down the question and explained maslow, abc, management of care... etc.
and that is what i did for 3 months to the date that i started my kaplan course.
i had to do everything that it takes to pass. i gave up doing things with my family, i didn't take the baby to her play group and we got kicked out of it.... but i don't care because i passed my test... that is just one thing among many.
i ended up passing with 75q... i thought i had failed, and even posted here that i had failed because i felt so horrible. but in the end it turned out to be a great ending to my story.
put in your part, and it will pay off. but definitely stick to one thing, so you dont' overwhelm yourself with so much stuff to study!!