My NCLEX story... - page 3

by CrazyJess

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I've always loved reading success stories from this site, and it really helped me get motivated. Now it's time to share mine, and hopefully my story will inspire someone somehow. A Little About Myself: I graduated nursing... Read More


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    I wanted to add something. I can't edit my post anymore so I'll just add it here:

    Another thing I did to keep me focused was ask myself everyday "Have I done my best today? Have I done everything I absolutely can?". This question kept me going. In my mind, it would be a shame to ask God to help me pass if I myself was not doing my absolute best. I feel like I can hear Him saying "Why would I help you if you are not willing to help yourself?". Actually I don't think He's ever gonna say that. It's more like my conscience nagging at me. hehe.

    Whenever you are slacking, you can ask yourself this too.
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    Quote from CrazyJess
    I wanted to add something. I can't edit my post anymore so I'll just add it here:

    Another thing I did to keep me focused was ask myself everyday "Have I done my best today? Have I done everything I absolutely can?". This question kept me going. In my mind, it would be a shame to ask God to help me pass if I myself was not doing my absolute best. I feel like I can hear Him saying "Why would I help you if you are not willing to help yourself?". Actually I don't think He's ever gonna say that. It's more like my conscience nagging at me. hehe.

    Whenever you are slacking, you can ask yourself this too.
    Well, I guess it's like a saying we may have heard before: "God only helps those that help themselves."
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    Hello CrazyJess,

    thanks for the advice. I am also using almost the same review materials that you used. I enrolled to NCSBN 2 months ago and I'm planning to do it again 1 week before my scheduled test. Do you think it's really close to NCLEX questions? And also is this your first time to take the NCLEX? thanks!
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    Congrats!! and thanks for sharing
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    Thank you for your assessment of the different study materials. I am saddened to hear that Saunders' questions are not as challenging as the real test... I am going to look into the audio material you describe. Thank you so so much again - I am nervous but feel less so reading about your experience and recommendations!
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    Thank you for your assessment of the different study materials. I am saddened to hear that Saunders' questions are not as challenging as the real test... I am going to look into the audio material you describe. Thank you so so much again - I am nervous but feel less so reading about your experience and recommendations!
    Yes I agree, saunders questions are way easier than the nclex. NCLEX hides the topic of their question and it's up to you to decide and find it out. The saunders put the topic in their question...so it's easier. If you really want to get a brain exercise, try Kaplan questions... they are hard and requires you to think, think, think. But it works!

    xoxo
    VNICKOR
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    The NCLEX is an adaptive test. It is designed for you to miss half of the questions. If you aren't missing half of the questions, it gets harder so that you will. With most people, the joy of answering a question with confidence doesn't last nearly as long as the sinking feeling from guessing at a question. With that in mind, since you will miss about half of the questions, you may feel badly for most of the test.

    The NCLEX simply feels harder than it actually is. The overwhelming majority of test takers pass it on the first try, so it isn't impossibly hard. It just feels impossibly hard when you take it. Don't get discouraged when the test gets hard. Don't let that undermine your confidence and crumble. It's going to get hard. Accept that and stay focused. Don't be a quitter. I know people who cried afterwards, which is understandable after being so stressed.

    My advice is to plan for a trip to a spa, get a message, or get lots of hugs after the NCLEX.
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    Hello CrazyJess,

    thanks for the advice. I am also using almost the same review materials that you used. I enrolled to NCSBN 2 months ago and I'm planning to do it again 1 week before my scheduled test. Do you think it's really close to NCLEX questions? And also is this your first time to take the NCLEX? thanks!
    You're welcome. Yes, it was my first time. LaCharity for me was the closest to NCLEX. I guess because I got a lot of prioritization questions. Probably 80% of what I had was prioritization. NCSBN is close to NCLEX, but I find the wording of some of the questions to be a little off. But like I said everyone's different, so if NCSBN worked for you, meaning you liked it and you learned from it, then go for it! Good luck!
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    Thanks for sharing your experience. I too am also a graduate from a foreign University and reviewing for the NCLEX. Your story is a great help. I myself wasn't as studious while in the program but now I'm trying to absorb every single bit of information and applying all of the information to practice questions. I may need to buy a pharma flash card now. hehe. I'm pretty bad at drugs. I'm also having a hard time with the SATA's for some reason. Missing an answer or having an extra. Good luck to you!
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    Pmed! Thanks so much!


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