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I only used one Resource & Passed with 75 questions

  1. 6 Hey guys,

    Just want to let you know that I used Hurst to study for NCLEX-RN, and I did not use any other study material.

    I made sure I knew the core content, I listened to videos twice, made note-cards, and I studied, studied, studied their material!!

    They have 6 practice tests (125 each) and those were the only practice questions I completed. ( I did these 6 days before my test!)

    I Love Hurst, because I learned a LOT, but I was still worried that what if it wasn't enough? I kept asking myself should I do more practice questions? Should I use the Saunders Book? Should I purchase something else? Well I didn't have time because I spent all my time studying Hurst!

    So the day had come to take the test, and I passed with 75 questions!!

    Also I want to let you guys know that I wasn't an A student in nursing school. I always struggled! I had taken my exit Hesi numerous times, and I barely passed it. So going into NCLEX I was afraid, but I did it. So if I can do it you can do it!

    Good luck to everyone!
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    Joined Sep '12; Posts: 27; Likes: 26.

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  3. Visit  teacher08 profile page
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    Congratulations. I'm condensing my study materials to Hurst and ReMar. I had absolutely toooooo many resources with no structured agenda. I found myself ALL over the place. Well, it showed when I took NCLEX yesterday and failed. Knew I didnt do well when I was taking the exam and it was confirmed when I checked continential testing 24/hrs. later for exam grade. (I take everything in stride and make the best out of it).

    Not disappointed, didn't cry, or feel depressed. Wondering if that will kick in later or not? For me, it's called life. I live, acknowledge, accept, learn from my mishaps, and graciously move on.

    Now, I'm moving on to plan B.......not over studying, utilizing very few materials, reviewing FUNDAMENTALS, and not thinking beyond what is expected on NCLEX.

    Once again........CONGRATULATIONS!!! Go celebrate and become an excellent Nurse.
  4. Visit  kerrynurse profile page
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    Congrats
    I'm using Hurst also and I wanted to compare my test scores with yours to ease my mind.
    The first exam I got a 91/125 and I'm going to take the next two this weekend.
    Please don't be offended by my request. I'm super stressing over here....
  5. Visit  number41 profile page
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    Hey there! Congrats and this is great news. I'm retaking mine and this time I'm only doing Hurst (last time I did Kaplan questions only until I was blue in the face)... So you watched the videos twice and made notecards? Did you memorize the packet or just specifics like meds and labs? Awesome news, congrats again..
  6. Visit  thisdoll profile page
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    Congrats!!!!!

    This gives me hope b/c im using just hurst review too....well plus nclex 4000 qns. i have less than two weeks to test. I plan on reading my hurst note book twice but i dont think i will have time to re-watch the videos again ... Good luck to those still waiting to test ! We Can Do This !!!
  7. Visit  Meimpress profile page
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    I know this is too much i am asking, but is there anyone who ca share their Hurst website with me? I am going to take my 2nd attempt in August and I just cannot afford Hurst so I thought maybe someone out there can help me with that. I really appreciate your help :-)
  8. Visit  J.A.B.,RN profile page
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    Quote from teacher08
    Congratulations. I'm condensing my study materials to Hurst and ReMar. I had absolutely toooooo many resources with no structured agenda. I found myself ALL over the place. Well, it showed when I took NCLEX yesterday and failed. Knew I didnt do well when I was taking the exam and it was confirmed when I checked continential testing 24/hrs. later for exam grade. (I take everything in stride and make the best out of it).

    Not disappointed, didn't cry, or feel depressed. Wondering if that will kick in later or not? For me, it's called life. I live, acknowledge, accept, learn from my mishaps, and graciously move on.

    Now, I'm moving on to plan B.......not over studying, utilizing very few materials, reviewing FUNDAMENTALS, and not thinking beyond what is expected on NCLEX.

    Once again........CONGRATULATIONS!!! Go celebrate and become an excellent Nurse.

    I like your attitude and good luck!
  9. Visit  CareMare profile page
    7
    Here is a prayer I prayed the day of my test:

    "Dear God,
    Today I will take my examination
    which is so important to me
    Though I am nervous.Im not afraid
    Because I know that as I write my answers
    It is your hands that work

    And now,As I take this examination
    Please enlighten my mind to able to answer correctly
    and to recall everything that I have studied.

    I will do my best in this exam and to you God
    I will entrust my fate
    I know that whatever will be the result,it is according to your will.

    You have watched me
    As I worked hard to study for this exam
    Although I dont feel very confident
    And that I dont know if I am prepared
    I truly believe that you would give me what I deserve, I deserve to pass this exam,God.
    I am happy that today you are with me
    For with you I will win this battle
    And as I close my eyes and feel your presence
    In this examination room
    You put confidence to my heart"
    Last edit by CareMare on Aug 3, '13 : Reason: Didnt like what I wrote
    Spr2013, atom2013, AwesomeNurseToBe, and 4 others like this.
  10. Visit  CareMare profile page
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    Quote from teacher08
    Congratulations. I'm condensing my study materials to Hurst and ReMar. I had absolutely toooooo many resources with no structured agenda. I found myself ALL over the place. Well, it showed when I took NCLEX yesterday and failed. Knew I didnt do well when I was taking the exam and it was confirmed when I checked continential testing 24/hrs. later for exam grade. (I take everything in stride and make the best out of it).

    Not disappointed, didn't cry, or feel depressed. Wondering if that will kick in later or not? For me, it's called life. I live, acknowledge, accept, learn from my mishaps, and graciously move on.

    Now, I'm moving on to plan B.......not over studying, utilizing very few materials, reviewing FUNDAMENTALS, and not thinking beyond what is expected on NCLEX.

    Once again........CONGRATULATIONS!!! Go celebrate and become an excellent Nurse.

    Awww thank you ! You are so sweet!
    And I love your attitude! I love it! Good for you! I'm glad that now you know what to do differently this time around, and I wish you the best of luck!! I can not wait when you pass NCLEX!
    If you have any more questions just let me know!!
  11. Visit  CareMare profile page
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    Quote from kerrynurse
    Congrats
    I'm using Hurst also and I wanted to compare my test scores with yours to ease my mind.
    The first exam I got a 91/125 and I'm going to take the next two this weekend.
    Please don't be offended by my request. I'm super stressing over here....
    I'm glad to share my results! I do not mind at all!!

    82, 85, 85, 87, 89, 91 points (out of 125 points, NOT percents) So it looks like you are doing good! Yay! And I read on the Hurst website that if you average 84-85 points, you are more likely to pass!
    Good luck! Go in there with confidence! It really makes a difference!
  12. Visit  CareMare profile page
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    Quote from searay124
    Hey there! Congrats and this is great news. I'm retaking mine and this time I'm only doing Hurst (last time I did Kaplan questions only until I was blue in the face)... So you watched the videos twice and made notecards? Did you memorize the packet or just specifics like meds and labs? Awesome news, congrats again..
    Thank you!! I appreciate it!
    I tried my best to memorize the packet! I literally kept going over it & over it and over it! I would pretend like I was explaining the material to someone; like I was tutoring someone! Somehow this helps me! :/ I made notecards of every packet !! Because I am the kind of person that I have to constantly go over things for me to fully understand it & memorize it! This is how I learn.
    For example my note cards were like this: "what position do you place a pt for lumbar puncture?", "what are complications of lumbar puncture?", "how should the fluid look?" So I was basically quizzing myself in these notecards! It was sooooo time consuming! But it was worth it.
    I studied hardcore for a month in a half! I wasnt in a hurry to take NCLEX, and I wanted to make sure I would truly pass it! So I took my time studying for it! I am a slow learner, I needed that amount of time to study! Everyone is different!
    Good luck to you! You will pass!
    Oh and I did do notecards for meds too! :/ I did not do labs!
  13. Visit  teacher08 profile page
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    Quote from jbumgardner4
    I like your attitude and good luck!
    Thank you so very much.
  14. Visit  Kidrn911 profile page
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    When I took it in 1999 I only used a Lippincott and Mosby book, they both had a CD-ROM full of 1000 questions. I reviewed them non stop. I almost always scored in the 50%-60% range. When I took the NCLEX I paased with only having 75 questions, I was shocked I passed. I know many spent alot more money with reviews and they still can't pass. I really don't understand why? I have extreme test anxiety. I only have an ADN. I did however graduate from a university, not a community college. I am not sure if my education or nursing program was better. I just am amazed when I see so many responses on here, or I hear of co-workers that can't pass the NCLEX. Maybe it is me, it just didn't seem that hard.


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