ideal nclex rn practise score to determine competency?

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    Hi Everyone!

    I just took my third NCLEX RN exam and sad to say I failed. My mistake was when I took my first two exams, I did a self study..not realizing that I missed a good chance of passing. I have been using Saunders by random tests and I've been averaging between 47-70%. I took a comprehensive review and it seems to me that I still need more review. I tried other review materials both online and textbooks and I'm still averaging 49%. I understand the reason why I failed but I just don't know how to improve my scores. It's a little difficult for me to study since I have a 2yr old child. I'm a full time mom and I do most of the chores at home. Can anyone relate to my situation? If yes, can anybody give me some idea as to how much more I should study? I really don't know where to start. ..
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    ahh. Sorry to hear that. I can't imagine what its like to study for NCLEX with a baby. I dont have one, but still all the house work is such a big hurdle if you wish to study peacefully. There are times when I dont do laundry or wash dishes for days because I am studying. haha they can wait.

    Personally I did not like saunder's questions. I would get 80-85% even when I knew that I guessed for the most part. I think saunders has easy options compared to kaplan and nclex 3500. In actual exam if you have noticed, all the options that are given are very similar to one another and you have to choose the best one. Saunders for me is sort of miss leading in the sense that I could instantly pick out the right answer just by looking at the wordings. Hope this makes sense.

    Also you said you would do random questions. I think it is better to go according to topics. For example, you may be very good in health and promotion, but you may score poorly in basic care and comfort. So it is very essential that you separate each topics and practice questions separately so that you can focus on you weakness.
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    Quote from bshres
    ahh. Sorry to hear that. I can't imagine what its like to study for NCLEX with a baby. I dont have one, but still all the house work is such a big hurdle if you wish to study peacefully. There are times when I dont do laundry or wash dishes for days because I am studying. haha they can wait.

    Personally I did not like saunder's questions. I would get 80-85% even when I knew that I guessed for the most part. I think saunders has easy options compared to kaplan and nclex 3500. In actual exam if you have noticed, all the options that are given are very similar to one another and you have to choose the best one. Saunders for me is sort of miss leading in the sense that I could instantly pick out the right answer just by looking at the wordings. Hope this makes sense.

    Also you said you would do random questions. I think it is better to go according to topics. For example, you may be very good in health and promotion, but you may score poorly in basic care and comfort. So it is very essential that you separate each topics and practice questions separately so that you can focus on you weakness.
    I think you have a point. I've been doing random questions and I need to focus on the subject that is giving me a poor score. Thank you for the feedback. =) As you mentioned, 80-85% is quite high for guessing the answers. I wished I could do the same also.
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    Be persistent in your study and you will pass.
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    Hi! We are on the same boat.. im a single mom, full-time mom.. my child is also turning two.. and til now, i still couldnt make it to try taking the exam, knowing that my preparation isnt just enough.. its so so hard.. God bless us...
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    I can strongly relate to your situation pinkpaperdoll. I really got heartbroken and cried so hard after knowing that I didn't pass. It's hard to study esp being a fulltime mom and has to work at the same time. May I ask, did you try practicing questions like 100/day? That, I didn't practise enough. I studied and did a lot of memorization, which didn't really help me answer the questions correctly. I think, we need to do a lot of critical thinking skills and analysis.
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    Thank you for replying guys... I feel like I'm not alone in this struggle in passing NCLEX.


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