I just took the NCLEX - PN, my thoughts. - page 21

I feel like burning most the LVN review books I bought as they did me no good what-so-ever on the NCLEX. The questions I got came out of left field. Stuff that wasn't taught in school like post... Read More

  1. by   ss07
    Thanks emy. I'm doing my best over here. I'll be sure to let everybody know what happens. You keep on studying, and just remember, that almost all of us leave there thinking we failed, and most of us didn't. I found that if I knew enough, then I could give a really great educated guess. I also learned how to narrow the answers down to 50/50. I'll let ya know.
  2. by   muskan
    I read this post from when it started.congratulations to all who passed .myself will start lpn class this september in maryland and i am really nervous about it because i just had my baby this april and i am just wondering if i could do it. I went to take the pre entrance exam yesterday at the university that i will be attending and i amwaiting for that result. I am praying that i pass. good luck and God bless everyone.
    Last edit by muskan on Jun 23, '07 : Reason: mistake
  3. by   ss07
    Well folks, got the mail to day and guess what? I passed!!!!! Praise God Almighty!
  4. by   Diahni
    Quote from ss07
    Well folks, got the mail to day and guess what? I passed!!!!! Praise God Almighty!
    Congratulations!!! Please tell us how you studied (the Saunders book, workshops, etc.)
    diahni
  5. by   ss07
    Diahni,

    At my school, they had us do ERI, our books were mostly Mosby's. I bought the Saunders 07 edition and used the disc also. I also took a 3 day class in L.A. Best to you. Study hard so you can give good educated guesses. Learn how to read the stem of questions, and narrow it down to 2. That at least gives you a 50/50. And if you walk out feeling that you never saw that stuff before, and surely you failed, welcome to the club. Most of us do, and don't.
  6. by   Diahni
    Quote from ss07
    Diahni,

    At my school, they had us do ERI, our books were mostly Mosby's. I bought the Saunders 07 edition and used the disc also. I also took a 3 day class in L.A. Best to you. Study hard so you can give good educated guesses. Learn how to read the stem of questions, and narrow it down to 2. That at least gives you a 50/50. And if you walk out feeling that you never saw that stuff before, and surely you failed, welcome to the club. Most of us do, and don't.
    thanks, ss07!
  7. by   DeeDee143
    Hi all,


    Congrats to everyone who took the boards and passed

    I am taking my NCLEX-PN 08/31/07.What questions did you mostly see on the exam and what should I be focusing on as I study?
  8. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from DeeDee143
    Hi all,


    Congrats to everyone who took the boards and passed

    I am taking my NCLEX-PN 08/31/07.What questions did you mostly see on the exam and what should I be focusing on as I study?

    NCLEX is a highly individualized exam that no one can predict, so it is hard to say what to study or what should be highlighted. It is truly anyone's guess regarding what to cover. Most of us had medications that we did not recognize, priority questions and co-horting questions. I personally had more questions on digestive and neurological diseases, no maternal, no endocrine, or respiratory questions, one cheap shot peds question, one math, and shockingly, nothing about diabetes, insulin or other common issues. But, to say what would be on it is anyone's guess, really. And, I took it last year. So, basically, answer MANY questions, read the subjects that you keep getting questions wrong on to comprehend the main issues, and definitely, read the rationales of all questions, whether you get them right or wrong. Good luck!
  9. by   wildcats
    Quote from DeeDee143
    Hi all,


    Congrats to everyone who took the boards and passed

    I am taking my NCLEX-PN 08/31/07.What questions did you mostly see on the exam and what should I be focusing on as I study?
    I had lots of priority type questions, but everyone's test is different.

    One thing that one of my instructors said was to read the question, read the answers, and then read the question again before deciding on an answer. She said doing this would help get a better understanding of what is being asked.
  10. by   BigB
    Quote from wildcats
    I had lots of priority type questions, but everyone's test is different.

    One thing that one of my instructors said was to read the question, read the answers, and then read the question again before deciding on an answer. She said doing this would help get a better understanding of what is being asked.
    Yes, lots of priority type questions. I highely recommend the Kaplan RN, yes RN, study guide. It helped big time.
  11. by   ann945n
    My advice is to learn good test taking skills, how to eliminate wrong answers and read the question and answers C-A-R-E-F-U-L-L-y. I could have made many mistake had I not re-read the questions and answers. As well I think saunders was great because it tells you why the answer is right and methods how to help you pick the right answer for every practice question, that was very helpful. Remember too, everyone I knew swore they failed once they got out and all of us passed.
  12. by   help88
    i feel like the same way. . . i think im wasting my money buying all these review books n still failed 2 times now i got to study again n maybe i will pass
  13. by   brneydk
    I completely understand about those books, i took my test this past monday and studied hard and i was a good student in school, but i left there SO UNSURE if i passed. I felt like i wasted time on those books and a lot of the stuff was stuff i dealt with in clinical settings. I would have been ok with just the books i got from school. Then i had access to the ERI testing site and i passed those no problem and the questions still came from things i didn't learn from school i used critical thinking and remember a lot of what i did in clinical....I hope i passed and from the looks of it ppl are about 5 to 6 weeks to get anything in the mail. This has already been the longest week of my life it feels like it's been 3 weeks! I want results!

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