I passed, and I have tips!!! - page 3

I want to thank everyone for their support. I passed with 75Q...I thought I failed because I expected the questions to be really hard. I have been a nurse for 10 years and I had to study stuff that... Read More

  1. by   dimitri_bear
    what if you reviewed for two months then stopped studying for another two months and you only have a month to prepare for the exam..like me...do you think i can make it?..uh..how? help!
  2. by   Ace1979
    How long do u suggest waiting after graduation to take the nclex? I was planning on waiting about 2 weeks and studying in that time then go take it? Is this enough time???
  3. by   Leilah75_RN
    Quote from Ace1979
    How long do u suggest waiting after graduation to take the nclex? I was planning on waiting about 2 weeks and studying in that time then go take it? Is this enough time???
    2 weeks isnt enough prep for nclex, but if u have studied full time b4 ur graduation and confident enough to take nclex, go for it. preparation often depends on the test taker him/herself. goodluck to yah.
  4. by   pinoyRN_23
    depends if youre really really smart and you have long term memory... goodluck to you!
  5. by   Teachchildren123
    Not too many tips here! I am waiting for tips for the Qubec exams. Here are my tips for the NCLEX:
    Have a good night sleep the night before the test
    Eat a spagghetti meal the night before
    Drink OJ the morning of
    Study hard and understand the question. I did 2 books (love those with the rationale at the end of the book: Mosby's was good)
    "Safety first, and assess the patient, protect airways" are always the best answer.
    Study more on what you "hate", for ex: I did not care for peds or OB, guess what? Yeap, lots of theses were in my test.
    Take the LPN exam first, that could be some kinda back up so you can work while studying.
    Best of luck!
    Be good!
    Marie
  6. by   ngingi
    Hie everyone,

    Has anyone used JoAnn Zerwekh and Jo Carol Claborn. Is it good at all.Any advice will be appreciated.
  7. by   whirlwind
    Quote from ngingi
    hie everyone,

    has anyone used joann zerwekh and jo carol claborn. is it good at all.any advice will be appreciated.
    i used it and its a good material.its with mnemonic illustrations...
    happy reviewing...
  8. by   missiejones
    anyone with tips? I'll be taking my nclex this march please email me missiejones@gmail.com thank you so much
  9. by   ngingi
    Quote from whirlwind
    i used it and its a good material.its with mnemonic illustrations...
    happy reviewing...
    thank you for the reply.
  10. by   michsabariaga
    can i have some of your tips too? I am also planning to take the Nclex this april or May.. Im kinda laxxed on my review right now because I dont know what and how to focus...its realy hard ... plese do send me if you have suggestions and tips for the nlex... kat007ph@yahoo.com

    tnx
  11. by   Noahj
    i'll pass along the tips that i can without breaking the nondisclosure i agreed to.

    i graduated December 16 and took the NCLEX this past Tuesday. I got 237 questions and like everyone else, i was sure i had failed. I had numerous questions on drugs and a few procedures i have never heard of.

    i also took the Kaplan review and had the Saunders book. i honestly only did questions during the Kaplan class. i did a few at home, but most were done at the class. Monday before my test i spent 5 hours doing questions and reading the rationales when i got them right OR wrong. before Monday i hadn't reviewed any questions for 3 weeks.

    i also have been working as a GN for 3 weeks and i honestly think that helped me a bunch too.

    if i had any advice on questions.....i would really concentrate on infection control (who can share rooms) and priority (who would you see first out of 4 patients). it seemed like i had a ton of those type questions and fortunately it seems like i did well on them.

    so without risking losing the license i just got this morning....i can't say much more than that.

    also remember on the test that everyone gets a few "trial" questions that don't count. so if you get a few weird things or something about a procedure or something you aren't sure of.......that could be the reason why.

    and lastly.....the test is only to judge that you are MINIMALLY COMPETENT. i say that because it isn't like a CCRN or a license for a special field of nursing. if you've passed school, you can pass the NCLEX!!

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