Nclex-rn today! Good pop up...and how i studied - page 4

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I just graduated on December 12th 2012. I received my ATT on the 28th of Dec and scheduled my NCLEX-RN for today Jan 3, 2013. From the moment I graduated I began studying (for about 20 days) and I took the Kaplan course the... Read More


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    Also, I think the SATA questions are a challenge for everyone. I stick to the true/false strategy, but they still stress me!
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    Quote from newgradsteph
    Hi Dubs2012! I feel your stress....I have a job lined up too and I still need to pass the nclex...during my review I had a little "slump" and I got really stressed out about it....so I took a day off from studying to relax and rejuvenate...after i took my little break I got back to study and my scores were back where they were before and started actually going up! Don't get discouraged...you got this!!!
    Yes I just took a break and watched the movie 'Ted' lol....took my mind off things but I still feel very weak in my content and that is why I feel this way...My attention span is very short and that is why I just cant focus on reading the review books much and sitting at the computer screen for long periods of time oh my!!....but I know its something I just have to work on...

    When do you take your NCLEX? mines in a week!!!!
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    Soooo just another long tedious day of study.questions.study.questions.more questions.freak out.count how many more hours left to study.more questions. AHHHH!
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jan 7, '13 : Reason: TOS pm to member
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    Quote from Dubs2012
    As an update Ive been studying studying and studying

    kaplan scores:
    Dx Test: 68%
    Readiness Score: 60%
    QT1: 60%
    QT2: 64%
    QT3: 58%
    QT4: 58%
    QT5: 52.67%
    Qbank average with 810 questions: 61%

    as of now I am starting to feel as if I am getting worse!!...idk what it is....my confidence is lower each day it feels like and there is so much pressure from the job I have on the line and family members wanting to make them proud, etc....Idk what I am doing wrong!!!....and those SATA question sometimes Im good to get them right and sometimes I bomb them dont pick enough pick too many, etc.

    What else can I really do now??!...I NEED HELP =/
    I bombed most of the Kaplan SATA ?'s They are so much simpler on the NCLEX. As long as you understand the content in the SATA ?'s I wouldn't worry too much about them. I even did the multiple format practice questions and did horribly the day before the Nclex. BUT I didn't let that bother me. I heard that they were easier on the NCLEX here on allnurses.

    I understand how you feel about feeling like you are getting worse...part of me believes that the question trainers are designed that way. See how you do on 6 or 7. Your diagnostic and readiness scores are great! I think you are ready but if you must..,do qt6 or 7 for a boost of confidence!

    Good Luck You Got This!!!
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    Quote from shannonsw2
    I bombed most of the Kaplan SATA ?'s They are so much simpler on the NCLEX. As long as you understand the content in the SATA ?'s I wouldn't worry too much about them. I even did the multiple format practice questions and did horribly the day before the Nclex. BUT I didn't let that bother me. I heard that they were easier on the NCLEX here on allnurses.

    I understand how you feel about feeling like you are getting worse...part of me believes that the question trainers are designed that way. See how you do on 6 or 7. Your diagnostic and readiness scores are great! I think you are ready but if you must..,do qt6 or 7 for a boost of confidence!

    Good Luck You Got This!!!
    Thank you so much for the kind words....Ill do that and think maybe I just need a little break from NCLEX lol
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    Thank you for saying this! You are giving me hope lol!
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    Ok so I have just completed the first QT's and I'm not feeling so confident, I didn't use the strategy on the 1st QT or QT2 but tried to use it on QT3, I'm praying that I get better at this and not worst!
    diagnostic test-67%
    QT1-71%
    QT2-69%
    Q3-59% (OMG some one shoot me!!)
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    Quote from shannonsw2
    I just graduated on December 12th 2012. I received my ATT on the 28th of Dec and scheduled my NCLEX-RN for today Jan 3, 2013.

    From the moment I graduated I began studying (for about 20 days) and I took the Kaplan course the very next day after graduation! I took the Diagnostic and got a 67% which I was told was really good. Here are the rest of my scores

    Qbank-450 questions answered, 60% avg

    QT1-63%
    QT2-59%
    QT3-57%-worried
    QT4-61%
    QT5-Skipped!
    QT6-64%-tired of studying-when I got this score I scheduled!
    QT7-Skipped! Studying is sooo overrated, LOL!

    Readiness Score-64.5%-taken on/around study day 5

    I have read so many stories of others studying for months at a time. I'm the type of person who goes all in when I study. I studied from the moment I woke up until the moment I fell asleep with my laptop in my lap. At this moment my neck is in agony from staring at a computer screen so much and I think I lost some vision too, LOL! But I have to be honest...I was scared to take it as soon as I did. But I also didn't think I could be any more prepared.

    I didn't use ANY other formal study guides! Just the Kaplan course materials and the "Study Guide" that is floating around this website.

    I went to the test center in a daze not believing this was actually happening and I had the same thought as I was sitting there testing. I was praying SO HARD for the test to end @ 75 questions! I clicked "next" answering question #75 and then question #76 was there! I wanted to fall out of my chair! Lol! I said to myself I just need to get the next questions right because my life depended on it (Dramaqueen I know)! I really didn't want to go to 265! I answered that question and had a SATA next. My test screen went blue at question #77! I didn't feel like crying like a lot of people. I felt like I did my best and I hoped it showed!

    As I was walking to my car I tried the PVT. And I got this message: "Delivery successful...Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Please contact your Member Board for further assistance. Another registration cannot be made at this time."

    So I think this means I'm an RN!!!
    Congrats!!!!! It paid off!!!! Good luck....
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    I graduated in July 2012 I was on hiatus for a while and just started studying for my boards this week (mistake, I know).
    My score were as follows upon graduation:
    Diagnostic test: 59.4
    Readiness Test: 55

    I am just now getting into a good study schedule but now have come to find out my school is making QT7 no longer available due to an "internal decision". Anyone have any suggestions for a comparable resource to QT7? I am hoping to take my test by the end of this month.

    Thanks!
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    Quote from shannonsw2
    I bombed most of the Kaplan SATA ?'s They are so much simpler on the NCLEX. As long as you understand the content in the SATA ?'s I wouldn't worry too much about them. I even did the multiple format practice questions and did horribly the day before the Nclex. BUT I didn't let that bother me. I heard that they were easier on the NCLEX here on allnurses.

    I understand how you feel about feeling like you are getting worse...part of me believes that the question trainers are designed that way. See how you do on 6 or 7. Your diagnostic and readiness scores are great! I think you are ready but if you must..,do qt6 or 7 for a boost of confidence!

    Good Luck You Got This!!!
    Just took QT6: 74.5%

    WOW that made me feel tons better!!!...if the NCLEX is just like QT6 I feel a bit more relieved!!! =)
    Thank you again for the kind words!
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