Need advice on the NCLEX-PN exam, going to take it soon

  1. I dont feel to confident about passing the nclex-pn exam right now All i have studied so far is basically the entire NCLEX-PN Saunders test prep CD. Got the entire dang thing memorized almost. I read all the rationales and try to understand but feel like I am just memorizing. In school i was the top of my class with high honors, but i average about 55-65% on the Saunders NCLEX-PN prep test cd on my first attempts on the exams there. Now I am thinking of getting the Kaplan online NCLEX-PN prep course and mastering that. Anyone got any advice for me? Is this normal and what are my chances of passing based on what I have said? I feel so scared!!!

    Also... does anyone know of any actual NCLEX-PN test prep classroom courses in san diego? I learn much better when learning from a teacher in person than just staring at my computer monitor all day taking questions.


    Help help!

    ~jason
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Jason,

    I moved your post to the NCLEX Discussion Forum for more responses. Good luck to you.
  4. by   Imafloat
    Good luck Jason! I am using Saunders also. I have the Q&A as well as the comprensive review. I work on my weak areas which were identified when I took the HESI before graduating. I have another book I study for pharmacology.
  5. by   DolphinRN84
    I just wanted to wish you all the best. It's actually good practice to do a lot of questions. To me that's the best way of studying for the NCLEX, and Saunders is great for reviewing nursing content.
  6. by   Bala Shark
    Get the Kaplan book and read it...I am telling you buying that book will help you pass..They give you a lot of clues if you read the Kaplan strategies..And it seems like you know the nursing content
  7. by   psidood
    Wow thanks for all the great advice and encouragement At the moment i am torn between taking the NCSBN's Review for the NCLEX-pn online course or the Kaplan NCLEX-PN question database. Which one in your guys opinion will better prepare someone for the nclex-pn course?
  8. by   DolphinRN84
    I recommend Kaplan. The Kaplan questions really help in practicing critical thinking type questions. IMO the questions are harder than the actual NCLEX. So if you can do Kaplan, you can do the NCLEX. Good luck!
  9. by   RNKay31
    Wishing you the very best, Kaplan is a great program, I truely reccomend it
  10. by   GracieLVN
    Help help!

    ~jason[/quote]


    Jason, I took the nclex-pn on wednesday nov 22. i used saunders book, cd, Q&A and cd. i found that saunders is an excellent study guide for nclex. i have not yet recieved my results, but when i took the exam i felt very confident. after completing the saunders book passing with 75%, i went to the cd and then the Q&A aiming higher at 85% and then the cd. I felt like maybe i was scoring so well because i had memorized some of the q&a's so yes i had the same apphrensions. If you seriously feel like you are not prepared, reschedule. (that is if you are able to differentiate test anxiety from knowing that you're not prepared) you want to feel confident and relaxed (as much as you can be) on the day of the test. I knew i was ready when i finished the study Rx and just couldn't stand looking at another fricken nclex question again!!! Oh and if you're thinking about a prep class, they are very expensive and all they do is tell you how to study and what to study. you can get a good study guide for free from suzzanne4 using saunders. i hope i am of some help! if you need anything feel free to pm me.
  11. by   psidood
    Wow thanks GracieSVN! I feel alot better now. With my current plan on studying the saunders nclex-pn examination cd and the kaplan PN question databse, between these two i think I will be fine. We shall see! Today subscribe to the kaplan PN question database and start chipping away at those nclex questions. phhhewww!

    Thanks again!

    Jason
  12. by   inkakaza1166
    Hi everyone,I am going to take my nclex pn tomorrow 05/01/12,feeling nervous and not sure of my test taking capability,but i have one think who make me fell much better.This is a Novena In Urgent Need To The Jesus Of Prague,to be said for nine consecutive hrs or days for urgent intention.If any one like this prayer let me know.
    Good luck to all of us
    Last edit by inkakaza1166 on Apr 30, '12 : Reason: typo

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