Nclex 1 1/2 week to go

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    :uhoh21: Hello .. I just have 1 1/2 weeks to go before taking NCLEX. I have been studying and doing questions but i have been getting 58-64 % of them right. I am going to have a heart attack because I feel I am not prepared. Any suggestions? Sombody.... Anybody....
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    hi rn29tobe, first, welcome to allnurses
    about your question since you only got 11/2 week left, focus on your weakest area, pray,pray, pray and pray. also, ask for insights/tips from your friends who already passed the nclex. you also need to have a time to relax and enjoy!

    btw, i'm also reviewing for the exam, i collected some review tips and infos from my classmates who already passed the nclex. if u like u can PM me.
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    I just took the nclex yesterday & the exam truly is like nothing you've seen before. I felt it mainly focuses on your critical thinking skills - not what you've studied. Of course it helps to be knowledgeable about the diseases & procedures, but it still comes back to your critical thinking ability. My exam shut off after 75 questions & I'm still awaiting the results.

    My point is, I felt the same way you did - as if I wasn't fully prepared, but now after taking the exam, I don't think there is any way I could've become any more prepared. You either have the critical thinking skills & know how to apply them or you don't. Chances are if you were able to graduate from a nursing program, you have the skills. Manage the test anxiety & you should do fine.
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    Quote from presC.
    hi rn29tobe, first, welcome to allnurses
    about your question since you only got 11/2 week left, focus on your weakest area, pray,pray, pray and pray. also, ask for insights/tips from your friends who already passed the nclex. you also need to have a time to relax and enjoy!

    btw, i'm also reviewing for the exam, i collected some review tips and infos from my classmates who already passed the nclex. if u like u can PM me.

    Thanks for the advice.... I am winding down to the end. I take the test soon. I think if I can just relax It will all be ok....

    Praying, praying, and still praying.

    By the way all the best with your studies!!!!
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    Quote from Jennerizer
    I just took the nclex yesterday & the exam truly is like nothing you've seen before. I felt it mainly focuses on your critical thinking skills - not what you've studied. Of course it helps to be knowledgeable about the diseases & procedures, but it still comes back to your critical thinking ability. My exam shut off after 75 questions & I'm still awaiting the results.

    My point is, I felt the same way you did - as if I wasn't fully prepared, but now after taking the exam, I don't think there is any way I could've become any more prepared. You either have the critical thinking skills & know how to apply them or you don't. Chances are if you were able to graduate from a nursing program, you have the skills. Manage the test anxiety & you should do fine.
    Thanks for your words of encouragement. I am focusing on staying calm.
    Let me know how everything went with passing! I am sure you did well.
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    Well, look at this way...you only have to get 50% of the questions correct on the NCLEX. The computer has to be 95% sure that you have the ability to answer 50% of the questions correctly, but it's not like you have to get 90% of them correct. I took a pretest in the Kaplan book that had 180 questions and I got 108 of them correct. That made me relax a little bit....I've been freaking out over taking boards and I don't even take them until June!!! I feel better too because now I know WHAT I need to work on (I had my suspicions) and I know what I need to focus on.

    Try picking up the Kaplan book at a local bookstore. It teaches you HOW to answer the question even when you DON'T know the answer. I am only 30% into the book but already love it. It makes so much sense the way they put things.

    Good luck and I'm sure you'll do fine!!

    Melanie
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    Quote from RNnTraining1973
    Well, look at this way...you only have to get 50% of the questions correct on the NCLEX. The computer has to be 95% sure that you have the ability to answer 50% of the questions correctly, but it's not like you have to get 90% of them correct. I took a pretest in the Kaplan book that had 180 questions and I got 108 of them correct. That made me relax a little bit....I've been freaking out over taking boards and I don't even take them until June!!! I feel better too because now I know WHAT I need to work on (I had my suspicions) and I know what I need to focus on.

    Try picking up the Kaplan book at a local bookstore. It teaches you HOW to answer the question even when you DON'T know the answer. I am only 30% into the book but already love it. It makes so much sense the way they put things.

    Good luck and I'm sure you'll do fine!!

    Melanie
    I picked up kaplan and it does help. I finished the book and the disk. There are aslo some questions for free on www.4tests.com from them. Someone gave me that cool tip. I also took the ncsbn questions. I think those help too.
    Thanks and happy studying too you too!

    Were all in this together!
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    thanks rn29tobe, i visited the site you shared and oh, i need to study more after i saw my grade..
    keep us posted.. God bless!
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    Thanks for posting the website for nursing test questions...it it very helpful.

    Random question to anyone out there...how long does it take to get the results back from the nclex exam???
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    Quote from acgemt
    Thanks for posting the website for nursing test questions...it it very helpful.

    Random question to anyone out there...how long does it take to get the results back from the nclex exam???

    I guess it depends where your taking it. I am in NYC so we can get our results in 48 hours for a small fee. I think its different in other places.

    Hope this helps!


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