NCLEX right away without studying? - page 2

Didn't want to post this under NCLEX because most of the people there haven't taken the exam yet. I want to know if anyone who was just a normal student went and took the NCLEX right outta... Read More

  1. by   doingourbest
    I took my NCLEX immediately after graduation. I got the minimum # of questions and passed. I think that the sooner the better so that you don't forget what you learned, or have your "best possible answer" judgement clouded by real world experience.
  2. by   thevoto
    Quote from nightnurse1107
    ....so that you don't forget what you learned, or have your "best possible answer" judgement clouded by real world experience.
    ......ha .. haa.....I like the statement.....
  3. by   Leilah75_RN
    Quote from nightnurse1107
    I took my NCLEX immediately after graduation. I got the minimum # of questions and passed. I think that the sooner the better so that you don't forget what you learned, or have your "best possible answer" judgement clouded by real world experience.
    true:yeahthat:
  4. by   hlfpnt
    I agree with the previous post by heedy11. There was one girl in my class that relied on the fact that she made good grades in school & didn't prepare for NCLEX...yes, she failed. I made excellant grades, too, but I had so much riding on that test that there was no way I was going to walk into it without at least trying my best to prepare for it. That way, if I did fail, at least I knew I had tried. I know that by now studying & staying focused is more difficult than ever, but always remember it's not over & you can't go any further until this exam is passed. It IS the key to your future! Good luck to all of you!
    Last edit by hlfpnt on May 23, '07 : Reason: clarification
  5. by   anonymurse
    Kaplan Complete (four 8-hour classes and Q-bank) is expensive, but if I flunked they'd refund, and if I passed my employer would reimburse. In other words it was guaranteed to be free either way. How could I pass that up? However I would have paid out of my own pocket anyway. It was wonderful and really reduced my test anxiety.

    More than review content, reformat key facts in memorable ways, and explain what things are never good answers and how "NCLEX hospital" differs from real world hospitals, they teach great strategy and methodology, and say a student ought to study 2 1/2 to 4 weeks after taking the course (I took 4 while working).

    One thing I did was study only from their "blue book," their course handouts, and the web (whenever I didn't understand a disease, drug or lab). And I never studied any other strategy. Did lots of practice Qs. Took me 75 Qs to pass and mostly I saw totally off-the-wall stuff I never heard of, so that's where the strategy and confidence factor really paid off.
  6. by   aem2007
    Quote from aem2007
    I took my NCLEX RN today after graduating just 11 days ago. I studied the Saunders review CD, but only had time to do about 300-400 practice questions. It cut off at 75 - I will post my results as soon as I know on Thursday!

    I passed!! Yay!! Now I am an official RN! I am glad I took the test while everything was fresh on my mind.
  7. by   BebobthefrogFNP
    Congratulations aem2007!!
  8. by   CrunchyLaborRN
    oh, congrats!!!!! I am so excited to take mine on June 5th!
  9. by   heartanimal
    I am taking the NCLEX one month after graduation and I am studying as well. If I was able to take it early I would have because things were fresh. I have been doing the Kaplan Course book which I think is great and the Qbank. I have also done some questions from Saunders. I take my test on June 7 and I have test anxiety really bad so I am working on that.
  10. by   aem2007
    Thanks! I am so happy it is all over, now I get to start training for the OR!
  11. by   Lylesmom
    When i finished my first year, last november, I started the next term and as soon as my att came in, I scheduled to take it, 5 days later, the last available date for december, I worked that weekend, and took the test, it was the longest 2 days of my life, i sat at the computer desk the entire time, my husband repeatedly telling me they won't post it any sooner, and found out I passed, I do plan on studying for my RN-NCLEX. I probably should have studied for the PN one too, I guess the ONLY downside of the NCLEX is that if you do pass, you don't know what you got wrong. I had 85 questions, finished in 45min, and wanted to scream at the computer that I couldn't have proven that I knew the information. I wish they would tell you right then and there. you pay that much, and the computer knows if you passed, that's why it shuts itself off! but good luck with everything
  12. by   Shiloh06
    i graduated may 4th 2007 and took the NCLEX RN on the May 23 2007 and had 75 questions. i just found out i passed. i did practice questions throughout my final sesmester so i did not have to study alot before the exam. i would not advise anyone to take that exam without studying.
  13. by   ninskie
    i think that its better to study first than taking the exam without anything at hand, its like going to war without preparation...

    saunders comprehensive and q&a is a good basis for studying..

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