I just took the NCLEX - PN, my thoughts. - page 43

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   NenadeDios
    Hey guyz,
    Im still in nursing skool i graduate in june , but im starting 2 freak out about the NCLEX, im looking for a good reveiw book i heard that saunders is but then i heard it wasnt , what do you guyz tink about mosby? and input ,tips ? HELP ME PLEEAASEE!!!!
  2. by   alpha_dog
    Quote from Greenapple167
    Hi Mar18,

    Thank you so much for your prayers! I really need it!

    I live in California, and the website says that it should take a minimum of 3-4wks to mail out results. I really don't understand the lag of it, but i dont have much choice. All it is like now is just waiting. But i was told that i can go online and verify my license (to see if i pass).

    How about you? Are you expecting your result anytime soon?
    I took my NCLEX on Feb 15th and also live in California so I"m hoping to get results in the mail late next week. If not, then the week after. I hate the waiting too. Good luck to you!
  3. by   alpha_dog
    Quote from NenadeDios
    Hey guyz,
    Im still in nursing skool i graduate in june , but im starting 2 freak out about the NCLEX, im looking for a good reveiw book i heard that saunders is but then i heard it wasnt , what do you guyz tink about mosby? and input ,tips ? HELP ME PLEEAASEE!!!!
    I used the Saunders Comprehensive CD-ROM, Kaplan Online Q-bank, a little bit of Mosby's CD-ROM, and a little bit of Lippincott's CD-ROM. I also signed up for a short review class that helped review body systems. When you schedule to take your NCLEX, be sure to practice at least 100-200 questions a day and always review the rationales on the questions you got wrong. I used the study mode on the Saunder's CD and went through all body systems including mental health, maternity, pediatrics, and pharmacology. Also, you should know your common lab values. I'm sure you know that the NCLEX now has alternate format questions like Select All That Apply...Oh, I've also heard that the format will change starting April 2008 but I don't know what those changes are. Remember your ABC's and Maslow's Hiercarchy of Needs and Nursing Process to help you answer questions. GOOD LUCK with school!!!!!! GOOD LUCK on the NCLEX!!!! Study hard and if you need anything don't hestitate to post!!! We're here for ya!!!!
  4. by   nursingstudent30
    WOW~ Congrats to all those who passed!!!

    I will be taking mine in May....seems like sooo far away...but I thought I would share some info with yall. My instructor is on the Louisiana State of Practical Nursing....and this is what she tells us. The NCLEX test will ask a question...and if you get it wrong then it should expand on that area...and maybe ask a really easy question or two. She said the numbers dont really matter....because like some said on here...you can pass at 85 and 205. My guess is it requires you to get a certain number questions in each specific area to pass you!!

    ....I cant imagine waiting 4 weeks. I would be calling and bugging everyone I could get to talk to me!!! LOL:bowingpur

    I wish all good luck...and I hope ya'll find out soon!!!!
  5. by   mar18
    Quote from Greenapple167
    Hi Mar18,

    Thank you so much for your prayers! I really need it!

    I live in California, and the website says that it should take a minimum of 3-4wks to mail out results. I really don't understand the lag of it, but i dont have much choice. All it is like now is just waiting. But i was told that i can go online and verify my license (to see if i pass).

    How about you? Are you expecting your result anytime soon?
    Hey Greenapple167,
    I called the board of nursing today to find out if the results was sent. She couldn't tell if I passed but she told me that they where sent out on the 20th, and Im still waiting for it. Im at the point where I just want to know. Most of my classmate got there's within 3 to 5 days.
  6. by   mar18
    Quote from nursingstudent30
    WOW~ Congrats to all those who passed!!!

    I will be taking mine in May....seems like sooo far away...but I thought I would share some info with yall. My instructor is on the Louisiana State of Practical Nursing....and this is what she tells us. The NCLEX test will ask a question...and if you get it wrong then it should expand on that area...and maybe ask a really easy question or two. She said the numbers dont really matter....because like some said on here...you can pass at 85 and 205. My guess is it requires you to get a certain number questions in each specific area to pass you!!

    ....I cant imagine waiting 4 weeks. I would be calling and bugging everyone I could get to talk to me!!! LOL:bowingpur

    I wish all good luck...and I hope ya'll find out soon!!!!
    Hey nursingstudent30,
    Could you ask your instructor why Louisiana can't access the quick results and why we can't go online to check results. The wait is killing me!!! The mail man and I are on a first name basis now LOL!!!!
  7. by   shyxlilxhunnie
    OMG I PASSSSSSEDD!!!

    I took the test on Feb. 4th with 85 questions in 2 hrs. I have been dreading ever since cuz i seriously thought i failed. I knew for a fact there were easy questions that i had gotten wrong. But after 3 weeks and 4 days, i finally found out that i passed.

    I dunno if this works for everyone, but this is what i did.
    I only studied for about 3 weeks. I didn't study the content because i read that its best to do questions and read the rationale. I ordered the kaplan qbank 1000 questions and did about 50-100 questions a day. I also bought the kaplan strategies book, i dunno if it helped me, but it helped other people. I also did some questions from the lippincott cd but mostly kaplan. I made sure to know my lab values and thats pretty much it.

    OMG i can't stop crying. I'm soOooOoOo incredibly happy!

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO HAVENT RECEIVED THEIR RESULTS YET OR WHO IS STILL GONNA TAKE IT. HAVE FAITH AND CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF. AND PRAY, I DID A LOT OF THAT. HEHE. GOD IS TRULY GREAT. HE WILL GET YOU THROUGH ANYTHING!!
  8. by   alpha_dog
    Quote from shyxlilxhunnie
    OMG I PASSSSSSEDD!!!

    I took the test on Feb. 4th with 85 questions in 2 hrs. I have been dreading ever since cuz i seriously thought i failed. I knew for a fact there were easy questions that i had gotten wrong. But after 3 weeks and 4 days, i finally found out that i passed.

    I dunno if this works for everyone, but this is what i did.
    I only studied for about 3 weeks. I didn't study the content because i read that its best to do questions and read the rationale. I ordered the kaplan qbank 1000 questions and did about 50-100 questions a day. I also bought the kaplan strategies book, i dunno if it helped me, but it helped other people. I also did some questions from the lippincott cd but mostly kaplan. I made sure to know my lab values and thats pretty much it.

    OMG i can't stop crying. I'm soOooOoOo incredibly happy!

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO HAVENT RECEIVED THEIR RESULTS YET OR WHO IS STILL GONNA TAKE IT. HAVE FAITH AND CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF. AND PRAY, I DID A LOT OF THAT. HEHE. GOD IS TRULY GREAT. HE WILL GET YOU THROUGH ANYTHING!!
    BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I also did about 50-100 kaplan questions a day but I'd get a lot of repetitive questions...I took mine on the 15th of feb and still waiting...I'm in California...I hope I get good news like you! I also stopped at 85 questions and also finished in about 2 hours...Thanks for giving me hope! And God is great...I'm sure he hears me each night...once again...CONGRATULATIONS!!!
  9. by   Glenn92801
    I took my board two days ago. I came out from the testing center saying "What was that! I wasn't expecting it to be that hard!!!!" It started easy and suddenly gotten so hard!!!!!!!! I don't know if that's normal but I got like 3 or 4 pharmacology and 5 or 6 diabetes question and one or two questions on other topics and so many Prioritize and rooming in and delagating questions.... My last question was select all that applies and it was about a medication that I never heard or seen before. After that the computer shut down it stopped on 85. Right now guy's I seriously don't know if I passed/failed.I'm believing myself that I did pass because GOD was with me at all times!!!!!!!! I will let you guys know once I get my result.
  10. by   alpha_dog
    Quote from Glenn92801
    I took my board two days ago. I came out from the testing center saying "What was that! I wasn't expecting it to be that hard!!!!" It started easy and suddenly gotten so hard!!!!!!!! I don't know if that's normal but I got like 3 or 4 pharmacology and 5 or 6 diabetes question and one or two questions on other topics and so many Prioritize and rooming in and delagating questions.... My last question was select all that applies and it was about a medication that I never heard or seen before. After that the computer shut down it stopped on 85. Right now guy's I seriously don't know if I passed/failed.I'm believing myself that I did pass because GOD was with me at all times!!!!!!!! I will let you guys know once I get my result.
    Don't worry you're not the only one who feels that way. I'm still waiting for my results too. Hang in there buddy. Have faith.
  11. by   Glenn92801
    Thanks Alphadog. Wishing all of us pass!!! Which we will guys!!!!!!!
  12. by   NenadeDios
    Quote from alpha_dog
    I used the Saunders Comprehensive CD-ROM, Kaplan Online Q-bank, a little bit of Mosby's CD-ROM, and a little bit of Lippincott's CD-ROM. I also signed up for a short review class that helped review body systems. When you schedule to take your NCLEX, be sure to practice at least 100-200 questions a day and always review the rationales on the questions you got wrong. I used the study mode on the Saunder's CD and went through all body systems including mental health, maternity, pediatrics, and pharmacology. Also, you should know your common lab values. I'm sure you know that the NCLEX now has alternate format questions like Select All That Apply...Oh, I've also heard that the format will change starting April 2008 but I don't know what those changes are. Remember your ABC's and Maslow's Hiercarchy of Needs and Nursing Process to help you answer questions. GOOD LUCK with school!!!!!! GOOD LUCK on the NCLEX!!!! Study hard and if you need anything don't hestitate to post!!! We're here for ya!!!!
    AWWW. thank you .... and yea i heard the same thing about the format changing in april, is there a wedsite that I can find that out?
  13. by   NenadeDios
    Quote from shyxlilxhunnie
    OMG I PASSSSSSEDD!!!

    I took the test on Feb. 4th with 85 questions in 2 hrs. I have been dreading ever since cuz i seriously thought i failed. I knew for a fact there were easy questions that i had gotten wrong. But after 3 weeks and 4 days, i finally found out that i passed.

    I dunno if this works for everyone, but this is what i did.
    I only studied for about 3 weeks. I didn't study the content because i read that its best to do questions and read the rationale. I ordered the kaplan qbank 1000 questions and did about 50-100 questions a day. I also bought the kaplan strategies book, i dunno if it helped me, but it helped other people. I also did some questions from the lippincott cd but mostly kaplan. I made sure to know my lab values and thats pretty much it.

    OMG i can't stop crying. I'm soOooOoOo incredibly happy!

    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO HAVENT RECEIVED THEIR RESULTS YET OR WHO IS STILL GONNA TAKE IT. HAVE FAITH AND CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF. AND PRAY, I DID A LOT OF THAT. HEHE. GOD IS TRULY GREAT. HE WILL GET YOU THROUGH ANYTHING!!
    WOW congradulatuions!!!!!!!!!!!!

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