need help taking nclex-rn! :l

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    hi to everyone, i kind'a need help about the nclex rn exam, cause i already got my ATT and been reviewing (using saunders,Dr. martin's stuff) and answering some Q&As and i also have ATI but i only do the Q&A part. and most of my score are in the range of 60-75%. i bought the la charity prioritization and my scores are so low like half and below (it's kind'a depressing) and i wanna take the exam this may. does anyone have an advice for me? and may i ask is the nclex rn exam similar to the la charity/mosby's/ATI/saunders questions? and need tips for delegation and assigning float rn's. THANK YOU!
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    Quote from redruby
    hi to everyone, i kind'a need help about the nclex rn exam, cause i already got my ATT and been reviewing (using saunders,Dr. martin's stuff) and answering some Q&As and i also have ATI but i only do the Q&A part. and most of my score are in the range of 60-75%. i bought the la charity prioritization and my scores are so low like half and below (it's kind'a depressing) and i wanna take the exam this may. does anyone have an advice for me? and may i ask is the nclex rn exam similar to the la charity/mosby's/ATI/saunders questions? and need tips for delegation and assigning float rn's. THANK YOU!
    Your scores are very good if you're referring to ATI! They should tell you in your results how you compare to the national average as well as what tier you're on (I believe level 1 & 2 both indicate an excellent chance of passing NCLEX).

    My school used ATI extensively and it seems to be a pretty good indicator of passing vs failing NCLEX the first try.

    You should aim to do at least 100 questions per day, and make sure to review groups of meds (antibiotics, antihypertensives etc) as well as isolation precautions and prioritization!

    I used Kaplan for a couple weeks just using q bank questions and felt like that prepared me just because those questions were more challenging than NCLEX but VERY similar in style, and they used TONS of prioritization questions...it's expensive but worth it IMO.

    No one is ever truly prepared for NCLEX, since the test basically learns what your weaknesses are while you take it and focuses on them, making everyone feel like they failed no matter what. It also gets more difficult as you answer more questions correctly. Just stay calm, and remember that you graduated nursing school and you know this stuff!!!

    GOOD LUCK!!
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    thank you for replying.really appreciate it yeah i'm talking about the ATI scores, but i'm using nclex-pn is it okay, is it the same stuff? yeah i heard about kaplan too, so the bank question is enough? don't you recommend the review stuff too?
    Last edit by Esme12 on May 8, '13 : Reason: TOS
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    Quote from redruby
    thank you for replying.really appreciate it yeah i'm talking about the ATI scores, but i'm using nclex-pn. is it okay, is it the same stuff? yeah i heard about kaplan too, so the bank question is enough? don't you recommend the review stuff too?
    NCLEX-PN is a whole other test since LPNs have a different scope of practice, so I would recommend sticking with NCLEX-RN questions.

    I only used ATI questions and Kaplan without the review (my friend let me use her account to access the question bank). I believe you can buy the q bank without the class which makes it a much cheaper investment. Honestly it's up to your judgement what you think you need but I passed in 75 questions in under an hour with only those resources (and all that schooling!)
    Last edit by Esme12 on May 8, '13 : Reason: edited quote
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    When you are ready to study, go to www.learningext.com and it will take you to a nclex study place. I failed my first LPN nclex.....I was told about this program and studied it for 5 weeks. The program was designed by the same people that make the questions on the exam itself. When completed the study course, you will take the post study exam.....if by chance you fail the post study exam, it will let you know where you are the weakest and make you study before retaking the post study exam again. I loved the site, it gave me more insight on test taking strategies and how to choose the right answer for the questions. I am an over-thinker. I always looked too deep into the questions while the whole time the answer is always in the question itself! Try this program! It is very inexpensive while Kaplan and sites like that charge from $300 and up.....this site starts at around $50! This program isn't for everybody but it really worked for me!

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    Hi Redruby
    I was just like you the first time I took the NCLEX. I used pretty much the same materials you are using but didn't feel like I was getting it. Still I insisted on sitting for my exam as soon as I got my ATT and low and behold i did fail. Since then I have been using www.learningext.com and NCLEX 3500. I take my exam again May 22nd and now feel confident that I will pass. My advice to you----- use suanders for brushing up on content ( if you have the disc use it, listen to the audio's even if you think you know it) Nclex 3500 you just use google to find it ( if it's not working just try again in a few minutes it will work) It's free and the questions are very close to the nclex questions. If you decide to pay for the learningext site it is well worth your money, I would recommedn doing the pretetst and work on your week areas first also there are quizes at the bottom 20 questions a peice like 8 or 10 quizzes per section do some of those quizzes each day, the questions are truly the kinds of questions you will see on the nclex. Third set aside 2-4 hours a day specificly for studying and test questions, make sure you take breaks every 30 min's to an hour. And last but not least relax be pruod of yourself you made it through nursing school you can pass this test, ALWAYS ALWAYS STAY POSITIVE AND GOOD LUCK
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    @sarsettBSN the ATI is the only PN stuff i answered but my review content is for RN, yeah the kaplan qbank is quite expensive, maybe i'll just try to answer some kaplan books from the library. THANK YOU A LOT!

    @clmafm05 thanks for the tip, i also wanna try that learningext.com but do you think its okay just to answer the questions only? cause now i don't have enough time time to review all over again. thank you for the tip

    @jazzymama76-yeah for that i'm the one hesitating to take the exam, cause i feel like i'm not ready yet. yeah i have the disc and i try to answer the quiz and exam things. yeah i sometimes use the nclex 3500 too is it really like the actual nclex questions?

    THANK YOU TO ALL. LOL I'M SOO DESPERATE TO PASS THE NCLEX-RN.
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    @redruby the learning ext is a great site for nclex questions and while I did a breif reveiw of the first 6 lessons the majority of what I did with that site was answer the practice quiz questions. this will really help you and yes the nclex 3500 is the best one's i've found for free nclex content. I have two friend who only used that 3500 and there school books for reveiw and both passed the first time.
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    here is a study guide that someone posted.... it's really good!! it helped me pass the first time.
    found the link.
    http://allnurses.com/nclex-discussio...ex-750555.html
    go to the first post in the thread. They are attached to the FIRST post at the bottom.
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    @jazzymama76- yeah that's the thing i like about it, IT'S FREE! LOL.
    @mari2230-thank you for sharing i think i'll stick to the 2wk plan to study.

    THANK YOU TO ALL. I'LL GO ANSWER AND REVIEW NOW, THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND ANSWERING TO MY POST ( i thought no one would answer ) REALLY HAPPY I SIGNED UP IN THIS SITE. you guys gave me inspiration and encouragement so much!


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