NCSBN 5 week course review extlearning - page 10

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Hi! Did anyone do the NCSBN extlearning review online? What were your scores? I know NCSBN wants you to have 75% on each lesson. Are you reviewing all the materials before taking the post exam? If you completed a lesson, did you... Read More


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    Hey I finally took the NCLEX PN today and it shut off at 87 q. I got a lot of droplet questions! I tried to register in the Pearson website and it says deliever successful and I cannot register again on their website. I hope the good pop up is true!
    Last time I took the PN in March it took me to the credit card page and let me register. So, by saying that I am hoping it is TRUE!

    Thank you so much for your kinds words!

    I did the Kaplan and did the entire 1000 q for PN my overall score was 53%.
    I did all the NCSBN q not sure how many but my overall score was 68%.
    I did all the Exam Cram CD and was scoring 70s.
    I did the Saundars CD but to me that was easy but its awesome review for Contents.

    Its all about the questions and rationals. I hope I passed but I did so many questions from Kaplan, NCSBN, Exam Cram CD, LaCharity, Saundars....but the top major ones I focus on was Kaplan and NCSBN.

    Good luck to you and everyone that needs to take NCLEX RN or PN

    God is great, God heard my prayers and amazing. If the pop up is true, today is a good day for me!
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    Hey I finally took the NCLEX PN today and it shut off at 87 q. I got a lot of droplet questions! I tried to register in the Pearson website and it says deliever successful and I cannot register again on their website. I hope the good pop up is true!
    Last time I took the PN in March it took me to the credit card page and let me register. So, by saying that I am hoping it is TRUE!
    Congratulations!!!! Yay!
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    Thank you ..... now waiting for state to sent proof ........Good luck to you
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    BegoshAre you doing RN or PN? I can help you with NCSBN and kaplan good til end of Nov let me know
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    BegoshAre you doing RN or PN? I can help you with NCSBN and kaplan good til end of Nov let me know
    I'm doing RN. I appreciate the offer. Thank you!

    So very happy for you! I've followed your thread and know the hard work you've put in. Good luck in all your future endeavors! Keep us posted.
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    i have rn nclex in dec but cant afford hurst or kaplan. ncsbn is it like the nclex? that the only one i can afford and the kaplan book.
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    Hi roseonye,

    Yes, NCSBN was very similar to questions in NCLEX. NCSBN was just questions and questions which I liked.

    Kaplan was very hard with their questions. Kaplan is good and puts you to your limit lol. Kaplan has so many SATA questions, pictures, and put in order items like NCLEX exam. I liked Kaplan SATA questions, and VIDS!

    Do as many questions as you can each day. I did about 200 q a day plus I watched 1 vids daily from Kaplan.

    I have the Kaplan book too. But When you purchase Kaplan they will send you a book and I read about 8 chapters in the book and they have great drug chapter broken down with S/E and S/S. Loved it!

    Good Luck.
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    Hi assess&safety1st that is good to hear that ncbsn is similar to nclex question because ncbsn is what I only use to review for the nclex. But before purchasing the ncbsn review i also read saunders 4th edtition and kaplan rn coursebook 2010. Do you think it is ok for me to somehow rely on ncbsn and be ready for nclex? It is gonna be my first time to take the nclex and i am taking it before halloween.
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    Hi roseonye,Yes, NCSBN was very similar to questions in NCLEX. NCSBN was just questions and questions which I liked. Kaplan was very hard with their questions. Kaplan is good and puts you to your limit lol. Kaplan has so many SATA questions, pictures, and put in order items like NCLEX exam. I liked Kaplan SATA questions, and VIDS! Do as many questions as you can each day. I did about 200 q a day plus I watched 1 vids daily from Kaplan. I have the Kaplan book too. But When you purchase Kaplan they will send you a book and I read about 8 chapters in the book and they have great drug chapter broken down with S/E and S/S. Loved it!Good Luck.
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    Hi Diel08,

    We all used NSCBN on this discussion forum.... I do think it was similar to actual NCLEX exam itself. As I was reading each question it always reminded me of Exam Cram CD, too, little of both.
    What does everyone else think on this discussion forum?

    I also have Saundars Green PN book and read it 3 times, entire book.
    I also have Kaplan PN book 2010-2011 and read it 3 times, entire book.

    NCSBN: I started NCSBN in Aug 2012. I did NCSBN for 5 weeks and did at total of 2,630 questions. I read all the information that provided in each session. I was scoring between 50s 1st time taking 20 q. Then I would take it a 2nd time and get high 90s. Overall was about 60% test and I know NCSBN was us to get 75%. NCSBN didn't have any SATA q's, pics or put in order, No vid. My NSCBN expired so I decide to do Kaplan.

    Kaplan: I paid a lot of money for Kaplan. Kaplan mailed me a PN book and I read 8 chapters and reviewed the drug chart in the back of the book and watched the vid daily one per day.
    I did the full 1,000 q’s for PN question bank I was getting 48% at first then I started to read the book and watched the vids and my score increased to 64% to sometimes 80%!
    I did the readiness test of 100q and received 64%.
    Kaplan Vid w/q’s = 130 q
    Kaplan has a lot of SATA questions, pictures, and put in order just like NCLEX. Kaplan is much harder then NCLEX.

    I studied from end of July to Oct, Monday – Friday 5 hours a day. No weekends. I was focus and determine to pass the 2nd time! I recorded daily what chapters I read and how many questions a day I did. I was averaging about 200q a day plus I would watch Kaplan Vid daily of drugs. I did a total of 8,915 questions from end of July to Oct.

    I focus on NCSBN, Kaplan and allnurses study guide 35 pages til the day of exam.
    The night before I read allnurses study guide and it helped. I had a lot of infection control questions on my NCLEX exam and I remember SPIDERMAN lol and thank you to the person who wrote it and shared it with many of us.

    I took the NCLEX and it stopped at 87 q screen turned blue. That was hardest exam ever! I walked out as if I failed and was so sad. The lady said to me before I left “I hope you get good news” and smiled. I bet they know the results! Last time I took it and failed the lady said good bye and didn't look at me. I pray each morning and GOD hears prayers.

    I checked Pearson website 4 hours later and received a good pop up "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" and at the bottom it says Status: Delivery Successful.

    When I took it for 1st time it took me to the credit card page and allow me to pay another $200 and Status was: Delivery.

    I love NCSBN and Kaplan! I would highly recommend both or one.

    Good luck to you and do as many questions as possible each day and read allnurses study guide, too.

    Keep us updated!

    I also wanted to mentioned the week before my NCLEX exam, I didn't text anyone, or call anyone, or checked allnurses website or my emails.
    I was focus on 200 questions a day, Kaplan vid daily and reading information.
    Last edit by Assess&Safety1st on Oct 8, '12
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    How are you doing Sweetnurse786?





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