Hello to fellow allnurses members! I finally passed my NCLEX RN exam the second time around! I couldn't have done it without everyone's support. As you can see from my title, I went ALL the way. The items that I used for this exam was Kaplan, a little bit of Saunders in case I needed more clarification, and NCLEX 4000. My first time I only used Hurst and NCLEX 4000. For those thinking about going for hurst, my advice is go for it, but also get the online video supplement where Marlene is teaching it. Also, get a book or a program that allows you to practice a BUNCH of questions. For those thinking about going to Kaplan, all I can say is I wished I did this the first time. Some people like it, others don't. I found that the decision tree helped and works most of the time. My advice for kaplan is to watch all the LOD content videos and do your Q bank. Unfortunately I didn't have time to finish the content videos, but I spent a lot of time doing the Q bank. Like what everyone says, doing a lot of questions is a big part in passing. Getting exposed to a lot of questions makes it a bit easier to test because you've been doing them for a while now.
For those who are about to take it, good luck to you all. For those who have not yet passed, you WILL pass, I believe in that. God knows what is best for us, and He knows the right time for us to shine. If you have any questions, please let me know. I don't know if I have enough posts to finally be able to send private messages since I'm still somewhat new to this site.
Sep 23, '11
same here! wildddd haha. kept waiting for it to shut off. all good though…according to the whole pearson thing anyway.