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- Ncsbn style q was good. I'm doing kaplan now and seems a bit harder w q's. I complete all ncsbn q's. Saundars is good review for content and q on cd seem easy.
- Sep 4, '12 by itsnoworneverI got the 5 week and only did about half. I am more than annoyed at ALL of the grammar and spelling errors. I understand a few here and there, but man, there are at least 2-10 on each section and its KILLING me! I really hope the NCLEX tomorrow isn't like this. My ATI comprehensive review (over 500 questions) had some blatant mistakes too, but the actual exit exam (ATI) was spot on.
- I took my nclex last week and I failed I made some really stupid mistakes...I rushed myself and was out the door in 1 hour with 75 questions and failed. People said if you get a lot of SATA or questions in " " or if you get a lot of priority questions you are doing well and that is all not true. I got all of that and still did not passed. A friend of mine who also did not pass had similar pattern of questions...so do not listen to people when they give you such advices because everyone has a different test. No one will get the same questions or type of questions...
My first attempt I studied for 3 months (big mistake) you only really need a month to study and second, I rushed myself when you should take your time for the first 75 questions. I used Kaplan and I did all the trainers, qbank questions and sample tests and scored in 50s-70s and I still did not learn their strategies. I feel the NCLEX is MUCH harder than Kaplan and its not just me who felt that way but majority of the people I spoke with in my cohort felt that way. Kaplan's teaching is all about knowing their strategies and applying them to all sort of questions but they dont work necessarily..at least it didnt work for me or most of my friends. I listened to Feur lectures for content because my content is weak and I also found a few documents on allnurses.com that were really helpful for content. I also did Saunders questions from Saunders Q&A book which were much easier comparison to Kaplan as well as the NCLEX. I must have done over 3000+ questions and still did not pass...but I know for a fact that my issue was timing...
Now my second attempt strategy is to focus on really knowing how the NCLEX questions are designed...the book that I think are similar to NCLEX style questions are Prioritization, Delegation and Assignment by LaCharity. Majority were prioritization. I do also believe that the actual NCLEX questions are written poorly on the test and they are bound to make someone really really think about them before selecting an answer. I am also thinking of buying a package from NCSBN because they are the ones who actually write the NCLEX so I think for practice questions I am going to use their questions and for content, I am going to review my notes as well as go through the Saunders Review book.
In addition to all that, I am going to pray (which I did in my first attempt) and not give up on God and next time I know I am going to pass. I will keep you all posted! best of luck to everyone...
- Yes, keep us posted and let us know how you like ncsbn extlearning vs kaplan. Good luck.
- It's all about content ....... Weak areas. Good luck and keep going forward
- Thank you so much!! I will def keep you guys posted..when are you taking your nclex? is this your first time?
- BTW I love your name..assess and safety first..I will never forget that on my test you will always be remembered