I took NCLEX this morning. Here is my experience. - page 2

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I arrived at the testing location about 655am this morning, so I decided to wait by the door, because they will only allow you to come in at 730. I went through the registration process and then was seated to take my exam. At... Read More


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    Yes Saunders Comp. 5th ed. ....no no ekg questions... but i did review those ekg from my med surg test book and saunders which were the same from the text book. Regarding ekg, just now those most common ones such as, v. tach. v fib, a. fib, a. flutter, pvc, etc....
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    Congrats Im pretty sure you passed. I took mine on Thursday and I got the good pop up and I found out Saturday afternoon that I PASSED. Im a believer now that the pop up really works!!
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    congrats, hope it works for me too.
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    i arrived at the testing location about 655am this morning, so i decided to wait by the door, since they will only allow you to come in at 730. Went through the registration process and then was seated to take my exam. At this point my heart was racing as i did not know w hat to expect....so i quickly completed the introductory sections, since it's basically the same info on the ncsbn wedsite, next i completed a section that pretty much are questions related to demonstration of various nclex alternative questions types.

    My first question was select all that apply ( my weakest base on practice exams), at this point i tried to remain calm because i have done all i could by reviewing for 2 months, praying which i often do anyway, all i could think of was god did'nt bring me this far to leave me. After that i recieved multiple priorty questions, see first, couple delegations questions, infection control, bunch of management questions, so many slelect all that applied, all together had about 25, about 10 medication questions including 2 math calcutions, also 2 chart questions that i had never practiced on any practice exam, here my anxiety started to rise again, some drag and drop and 1 picture question. By the 72 question the computer ask if wanted a break, so i took a 2 mins break, then the screen went blue at 75, did the survey questions. I left feeling confident, but started to feel worried after thing about all those select that apply, so i went home check the pearson vue, did the trick and i indicated that " our records indicated that you have already taken this test" etc....
    I hope this means i pass...

    For study, i used kaplan did all the questions scores in th e60s, q bank 100 completed with scores in the mid 50s, trainer 7 scored 70. Also, for content used saunders which i believe is the best book to have for content and pda great for answering priority type questions. To me kaplan was way more difficult than the nclex, the questions i recieved were more like that of saunders and nclex 3500 which i also used for question in the last 2 wks prior to neclx. I did not study the day before the exam and i had about 8 hrs. Of sleep. Its also important to have a small breakfast before the exam and relax!
    congratulations nurse, you passed!!!!
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    thanks
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    Quote from leanforward
    I arrived at the testing location about 655am this morning, so I decided to wait by the door, since they will only allow you to come in at 730. went through the registration process and then was seated to take my exam. At this point my heart was racing as I did not know w hat to expect....so I quickly completed the introductory sections, since it's basically the same info on the ncsbn wedsite, next I completed a section that pretty much are questions related to demonstration of various nclex alternative questions types.

    My first question was select all that apply ( my weakest base on practice exams), at this point I tried to remain calm because I have done all I could by reviewing for 2 months, praying which I often do anyway, all I could think of was God did'nt bring me this far to leave me. After that I recieved multiple priorty questions, see first, couple delegations questions, infection control, bunch of management questions, so many slelect all that applied, all together had about 25, about 10 medication questions including 2 math calcutions, also 2 chart questions that I had never practiced on any practice exam, here my anxiety started to rise again, some drag and drop and 1 picture question. By the 72 question the computer ask if wanted a break, so I took a 2 mins break, then the screen went blue at 75, did the survey questions. I left feeling confident, but started to feel worried after thing about all those select that apply, so I went home check the pearson vue, did the trick and I indicated that " our records indicated that you have already taken this test" etc....
    I hope this means I pass...

    For study, I used kaplan did all the questions scores in th e60s, q bank 100 completed with scores in the mid 50s, trainer 7 scored 70. Also, for content used Saunders which I believe is the best book to have for content and PDA great for answering priority type questions. to me kaplan was way more difficult than the nclex, the questions I recieved were more like that of saunders and nclex 3500 which I also used for question in the last 2 wks prior to neclx. I did not study the day before the exam and I had about 8 hrs. of sleep. its also important to have a small breakfast before the exam and relax!
    I am so happy for you. I am motivated by your experience. It says to me..i can di it...thank you for sharing. Please let me know how i can get to do the kaplan test trainer..questions
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    our school provided Kaplan, I believe it cost about $300 , but u can buy the Kap lan strategy book and used the cd as well, it has about 180 q.
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    The "NCLEX trick" worked for me... I tried to re register in the car as soon as I finished with 75 questions after I took it in June and it wouldn't let me. I don't know anyone the trick hasn't worked for... congrats!
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    Between the "Trick" and the fact that your final questions were the harder version (SATAs) on an exam that gets easier if you miss and harder if you get it right until it's pretty sure you either know your stuff or you don't... you probably passed. Congrats!
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    congrats, sounds like you passed! Thanks for sharing this info


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