NCLEX-RN take 2, pvt, and what I did to pass!

  1. 3 First time I took nclex it was 3 months after our graduation..I used Silvestri5E program and answered all the questions in each category. I was so nervous that day and was so pressured by the situation around me (hearing everyone else pass)..I got home that day and did the PVT..went straight to cc. after 2 days I did the quick results and sure enough I failed. I was devastated. I started doubting myself. I set all my books and reviewers aside.

    After 5 months I submitted my re-application and registered again for the exam. This time I listened to the entire audio clip of Feuers review (taking down notes) and did all the questions in NCLEX 4000. I then reviewed the notes I have taken from feuers audio and nclex 4000. I took the test and most of the questions I had was from the material I studied. I got about 2 drag & drop, 13 sata, priority questions, infection control, and delegation. Stopped at 75 at 2hrs 30mins in. Got home did the PVT again and there in front of me was the good pop-up. Today I did the quick result and I passed! so yes it does work.

    Don't doubt yourself. If at times you feel like giving up, take a break! Trust me! So again, 8 months after graduation the only thing I used was NCLEX 4000 and listened to the Feuers review audio. When you do practice questions select EXAM and time yourself like you're actually taking the exam. Build up your test taking strategies! Even if you don't know what the disease or the drug is, if you know how to eliminate the answers, identify the stem and what is being asked then you will be fine.

    *know lab values!
    *practice a lot of prioritization and delegation questions!
    *practice sata questions!
    *read a book on test taking strategies!


    Best of Luck to all!
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    Congratulations!
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    Congrats!!
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    congrats to you, im also listening to Helen Feuer ...shes awesome!! Good luck to me when i write the exam.
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    Congratulations.
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    Quote from ms.minchin
    First time I took nclex it was 3 months after our graduation..I used Silvestri5E program and answered all the questions in each category. I was so nervous that day and was so pressured by the situation around me (hearing everyone else pass)..I got home that day and did the PVT..went straight to cc. after 2 days I did the quick results and sure enough I failed. I was devastated. I started doubting myself. I set all my books and reviewers aside.

    After 5 months I submitted my re-application and registered again for the exam. This time I listened to the entire audio clip of Feuers review (taking down notes) and did all the questions in NCLEX 4000. I then reviewed the notes I have taken from feuers audio and nclex 4000. I took the test and most of the questions I had was from the material I studied. I got about 2 drag & drop, 13 sata, priority questions, infection control, and delegation. Stopped at 75 at 2hrs 30mins in. Got home did the PVT again and there in front of me was the good pop-up. Today I did the quick result and I passed! so yes it does work.

    Don't doubt yourself. If at times you feel like giving up, take a break! Trust me! So again, 8 months after graduation the only thing I used was NCLEX 4000 and listened to the Feuers review audio. When you do practice questions select EXAM and time yourself like you're actually taking the exam. Build up your test taking strategies! Even if you don't know what the disease or the drug is, if you know how to eliminate the answers, identify the stem and what is being asked then you will be fine.

    *know lab values!
    *practice a lot of prioritization and delegation questions!
    *practice sata questions!
    *read a book on test taking strategies!


    Best of Luck to all!
    CONGRATULATIONS

    just curious did you do the feuer questions as well. if so did they help you in anyway as far as practicing questions
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    congrats!!!
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    Congratulations!
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    hi, i failed the test twice. i feel so discouraged i don't know what to do or where to start. all my friends have there liscence and im the only one who doesnt. they all passed first try so you can imagine how bad i feel. the first time i took my test i answered 170 questions, the second time 85. i thought i did better the second time from all the studying, i was so sure i did but now i totaly feel like picking another carreer. i want to try once more but i really dont know were to start because im not a good organizer when it comes to studying. maybe you can give me some tips or anyone else for that matter
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    nope I did not do any feuer questions, I just listened to the audio.
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    hi, i failed the test twice. i feel so discouraged i don't know what to do or where to start. all my friends have there liscence and im the only one who doesnt. they all passed first try so you can imagine how bad i feel. the first time i took my test i answered 170 questions, the second time 85. i thought i did better the second time from all the studying, i was so sure i did but now i totaly feel like picking another carreer. i want to try once more but i really dont know were to start because im not a good organizer when it comes to studying. maybe you can give me some tips or anyone else for that matter

    I'm sorry to hear that. I felt the same before, knowing everyone got their license and passed the first try. really made me feel bad for a long time..glad I got over it. Take a break first, clear out your mind so you will be ready for a fresh start. have you tried NCLEX 4000? there's about 4000+ questions. Let me know if you haven't done it yet, and I will tell you what I did to study using nclex 4000. Also when you get the report on your exam, any topic that says below or near passing standard focus more on that.
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    I'm far from taking the NCLEX but I would definitely like to know what you did to prepare!!!! So this way, I'll know what I should do ahead of time!!!


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