NCLEX-RN - Don't Give Up! - page 2
I have decided to write a post about tips for the NCLEX through my experience. I took the NCLEX twice. The first time I failed with 263 questions, and the second time, I passed with 75 questions. The First Time I was... Read More
- 0Quote from SoontobeRNEshunSoontobeRNEshun, I'm sure we are not the only ones. But, of course, it feels better when we have someone there who understands our struggles. I wish you all the best, and hopefully you get it this time!I def needed to read this today because we are just alike!! I take my nclex for the 2nd time in a couple of weeks
- 2Quote from Love81Love81, I felt this post was necessary for a lot of people. It sucks not having anyone that can relate to your position. I knew I had to do this. Kaplan has a lot of great questions, just try to pick up on the rationales for each. Also, retry the questions you got wrong to see if you understand why you got them wrong in the first place. I did this with PrepU, and it made me golden! Good luck and don't give up!RNSwag...thanks soo much for this encouraging post. We are soo much alike..perfectionist! I really needed to hear this. As of now I'm doing the Kaplan online course to boost up my confidence with answering questions. I hope it works bc I've failed soo many times! Thx again
- 0Quote from Scrad21Scrad21, thank you for your comment! Failing the first time sucks, but now you have another chance to prove yourself. You can do right by yourself this time around. Take your time. Believe that you know the material, because you studied, you did the work. Practice questions. I did 10 questions in intervals. Seeing that I got 8/10, 9/10, 10/10's, really boosted my confidence. I recommend it. I wish you all the best!Thank you for this post! I 100% feel like this was me, I failed the first time too.. And had exhausted myself from studying that I literally just forgot the info. This time around I felt myself start to worry and get tired again and feeling like I'm not doing enough or knowing enough. I take it this week coming up and I just need the confidence because I can do this!!!!!!
- 0Oct 11, '13 by NewYorkNurse88Thank you for your comment, Nurse2Bee2013. The NCLEX is a scary examination if you make it that way. Once you become familiar with common topics (HURST is a great tool), you will be fine. Practice questions, and reading helps! At one point, I was reading Saunders, but had to stop because I noticed I was memorizing... So, definitely refrain from doing that, lol. Congratulations on almost completing nursing school! And, good luck to you in all your future endeavors, you can do it!
- 0Oct 11, '13 by NewYorkNurse88Quote from NathanGThank you for your comment Nathan! You have a lot of time to prepare, just remember to keep studying. It's easy to forget a lot of information if you take a very long hiatus. Practice questions, try to get in the habit of doing a minimum number of questions per day. It will be worth it, I promise! Good luck to you, and please let me know if you have any questions!Thank You for sharing your experience! I take mine in May '14 but I am already preparing.
- 0Oct 11, '13 by bkshadowQuote from RNSwagthanks for your reply. how's the questions on prep u? is it nclex type questions? Im im dilemma on using hurst or Kaplan again.Bkshadow, thank you so much! Just remember to read each question carefully and understand what it is asking you. When you read the choices, refrain from adding in answers, and use the process of elimination. Practice makes perfect! I'm hoping that you get it this time too! Good luck!
- 0Oct 11, '13 by atom2013One of my favorite posts. Thank you so much. Im still waiting for my Att and in the middle of my Kaplan review. I have to admit laziness gets the best of me sometimes. But yeah your post motivates me more to be positive on nclex. I want to get it over with but I have to be well prepared. I want and need to pass it first time. Thank you again, Congrats, and Good luck to your career.
- 3Oct 12, '13 by SEVRNHi! I took the NCLEX-RN this past July and passed the first time around...by the grace of God! I thought the test questions were a cross between ATI and NCSBN. I actually had 2 questions on my NCLEX test that were verbatim from NCSBN. My college used ATI throughout my program, and I used NCSBN to study for my boards as well... I also did comprehensive tests through Saunders, Exam Cram, and Kaplan...not to mention using a handy little study guide that a kind nurse posted to this site a year or so ago... Hopefully, this information and the materials below will help another soon-to-be RN! Best wishes to all...don't give up! One last tidbit, my friend felt confident to take the NCLEX-RN after she passed the ATI Predictor test, and she rocked her boards soon thereafter
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