Not study & still passed
- 0Jan 28, '13 by tcooks7Is there anyone out there who hasn't studied their butts off yet still passed? I'm just curious because I have a hard time studying, but I really need to take my NCLEX-PN soon, but haven't studied as much. Or are there any study tips someone has that can help? Thanks:-)
- 0Jan 28, '13 by LadyFree28I'm not sure what your study habits are, but you can always use the NCSBN learning extension. They have 3, 5, and 8 week reviews. I have used the 3 week review as an addition to my studying, as well as a friend of mine who used the 5 week course only. We both passed with the minimum.
I find that one should invest their time studying for the NCLEX...at least get use to the question format...it's not about if you study too much or too light...some of those extremes have made people not pass the NCLEX. Most say minimum 1-2 months, anything less or more on average decreases your chance of passing the first time. It depends how YOU study and how well you study. Good Luck!!!
- 0Jan 28, '13 by nurse2b121212Got the good pop up 40min. later. Took the NCLEX-RN and took me about an hour in a half. Did not study at all, I "glanced" at some things the night before, and did Hurst review twice. I would say nursing school is what prepared me the most. I think if you got through that, then you'll be fine. Good luck!!!!
- 0Jan 28, '13 by tcooks7Thanks everybody for your comments! I appreciate it! It's not that I don't want to study, it's very hard for me to stay focused, and with having 2 kids, can't find the time! I've never really had to study when it came to school, but I guess I'm freaking myself out for this because it's one of the most important things I've ever done. I just need to buckle down, I guess! Thanks again!!
- 0Jan 28, '13 by traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS AdminI did the NCLEX PN in 1992 and passed the first time - pen and paper exam.
Then, did the NCLEX RN in 1994, did not study one bit, passed in 20 minutes with 75 questions.
And no....I'm not all that smart either. I learned a lot in school and just applied that.
- 0Jan 28, '13 by nurse2b121212tcooks, I know what ya mean. I have 3 kids, one which has severe ADHD and a husband who is never home to help (due to working his butt off for us, so I wouldn't have to work while in school.) And after school, I just needed a break from it all. I had no desire to even crack open a book. I was too busy trying to get my life back together after school lol. I was an average student in nursing school and had to study my butt off, just to pass the exams. I really felt like school prepared me enough. Good luck...from one tired momma to another
- 0Jan 28, '13 by LadyFree28Quote from tcooks7Then I suggest the NCSBN program. It is a pretty through program where you can study the material and do review exams, all online.Thanks everybody for your comments! I appreciate it! It's not that I don't want to study, it's very hard for me to stay focused, and with having 2 kids, can't find the time! I've never really had to study when it came to school, but I guess I'm freaking myself out for this because it's one of the most important things I've ever done. I just need to buckle down, I guess! Thanks again!!