Passed Boards W/265 Questions

  1. just found out at 12:15am that i passed boards in the great state of mississippi, had all 265q, 5 hours. it was hard, but everytime i hit a hard spot, i asked the holy spirit to guide me to the right answer. this was my second time, first time in sept. with 75 q. what i did different was i studied and answered more questions, a litte over 3000. i used sauders of course with cd, i used a friend's left over kaplan stuff, and the ncsbn site was good, also i purchased the mosby's delegation, prioritization,assignment book, it was the bomb, my whole test was practically that book, felt real good at some points, had about 5 sata, 3 calcu., lots of medication teaching, priority, who to see first, who to call first. yall, this has been a true struggle, i would be typing all day and night to tell the story. but it can happen, i am a living testimony. oh, i almost forget one thing: prayer, lots of it, my whole church family is taking nclex, it seems. they have been holding my name up for the last week and it is god's amazing grace that has bought me through this journey. everyone that has contributed to these posts have also been a study guide or encouragement to me. i thank you all, can't call everyone by name, but thank you, thank you, thank you and good morning
    if anyone wants to know anything in particular, feel free to pm me.

    terra
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   YanNurse
    CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Congratulations
  5. by   je_da
    congratulations!!!

    you made your family, community and god proud of you!!!
    good luck on your career...
  6. by   rafRN
    Quote from lovenursebeing
    just found out at 12:15am that i passed boards in the great state of mississippi, had all 265q, 5 hours. it was hard, but everytime i hit a hard spot, i asked the holy spirit to guide me to the right answer. this was my second time, first time in sept. with 75 q. what i did different was i studied and answered more questions, a litte over 3000. i used sauders of course with cd, i used a friend's left over kaplan stuff, and the ncsbn site was good, also i purchased the mosby's delegation, prioritization,assignment book, it was the bomb, my whole test was practically that book, felt real good at some points, had about 5 sata, 3 calcu., lots of medication teaching, priority, who to see first, who to call first. yall, this has been a true struggle, i would be typing all day and night to tell the story. but it can happen, i am a living testimony. oh, i almost forget one thing: prayer, lots of it, my whole church family is taking nclex, it seems. they have been holding my name up for the last week and it is god's amazing grace that has bought me through this journey. everyone that has contributed to these posts have also been a study guide or encouragement to me. i thank you all, can't call everyone by name, but thank you, thank you, thank you and good morning
    if anyone wants to know anything in particular, feel free to pm me.

    terra
    well done rn!!!congratulations and goodluck
  7. by   ergito2
    Great post, terra and congratulations, way to go RN! I took the test yesterday at 11 am and now I am in the waiting period. I am thinking to go swimming this morning and go to the gym this afternoon so that my time is all occupied with some activities. But I am still very nervous. I had 76 questions, just like yours, lots of priority, medications, who to see first, who to call first, what to intervene, 1 herb, 3 tricky drug cal, 4 SATA. This is my second time to take the test and I really want to pass. I pray hard too, everynight, when I feel hopeless, after I hit every answer of my choice, after I hit 74 questions, I talk to GOD. God answered me by stopping after 76 and I felt his presence all the time when I was taking the test. So I am still praying to HIM for me to pass this test, and give me the best holiday gift with an RN title after me.
  8. by   soon2pass
    Best wishes to all who still has to take NCLEX. I finally passed on my third try with 265 questions. I just wanted to offer some encouragement to all who are still in the testing phase.

    First test, I studied with Saunder's, did questions from discs. I had some major events to take place so I wasn't exactly focused on NCLEX the way I needed to be. I had 265 questions and failed.:angryfire:angryfire I WAS STEAMING because I didn't want to take this test again. I had too much going on!

    The second test, I used Kaplan, and answered questions from discs. I failed after the computer shut off at 6 hours. I ran out of time and had only taken 235 or so questions. I began this test with the thought in mind that if I can get as many right in the first 75, then my test would end early. Wrong! Many of these questions were comprehension so I rarely stayed in the higher level questions. I could have gotten many of the first 75 correct and would have still failed. So, 'failed' I did!:uhoh21: I decided to take a break from studying for about two weeks. During this time, I realized that it wasn't the test taking strategy that I needed to learn. I found while taking the test, many of the questions either included information that eluded to a condition that wasn't listed, or didn't include adequate information needed to answer the questions. So many of the strategies I learned from Kaplan couldn't help me if I didn't know the content. That brings me to my third test. Here is what worked for me:

    I signed up with Hurst Review Services online lecture which I completed in four days. After completing the review, I signed up for my third test date. I was ready, more confident than I had been in the past.

    I took the additional time in studying the review information, answering test questions based on body systems. F/E, Acid/Base balance, Endocrine, GI, and so on, oh and planning my celebration. I reviewed each rationale both right and wrong as I tested myself on each body system. Then maternity, psych, priorities and management. Just so you'll know-PRIORITY questions are very common on NCLEX. I'd guess that I had probably about 125 in a mixture of: who would you see first, which priority intervention is needed, the priority nursing diagnosis for this patient is..., and the priority assessment for this patient is...PRIORITY PRIORITY PRIORITY! Know this information!!

    The week before the test, I answered 265 random questions each day (sitting as long as I could before taking a break) which prepared me for the stress of taking the test. I tested for three days only, then the fourth day, I review lab values, herbs, conditions in which life threatening emergencies can occur, drug calculations.

    I studied nothing two days before me test. I went in, took my time, and when I got a tough question, I evaluated each answer, chose the one that made more sense (I had several of these) and moved to the next question.

    When I finished the test at 265 questions, I had about 15 minutes left. Needless to say, I felt horrible. I didn't want to be humiliated a fourth time. In two days, I got my PASS result online, I was elated. I truly believe that Hurst Review helped me because without a solid grasp on the content, there is no strategy you can use to pass this test.

    Good luck to everyone scheduled to take the test, keep a positive frame of reference, and don't let anything negative enter your thoughts. You will pass too!

    Sorry to be so long! GOODBYE NCLEX!!
  9. by   tflorn
    Quote from ergito2
    great post, terra and congratulations, way to go rn! i took the test yesterday at 11 am and now i am in the waiting period. i am thinking to go swimming this morning and go to the gym this afternoon so that my time is all occupied with some activities. but i am still very nervous. i had 76 questions, just like yours, lots of priority, medications, who to see first, who to call first, what to intervene, 1 herb, 3 tricky drug cal, 4 sata. this is my second time to take the test and i really want to pass. i pray hard too, everynight, when i feel hopeless, after i hit every answer of my choice, after i hit 74 questions, i talk to god. god answered me by stopping after 76 and i felt his presence all the time when i was taking the test. so i am still praying to him for me to pass this test, and give me the best holiday gift with an rn title after me.
    hey you!!!! i am glad to hear that you finally decided to test. i have a good feeling that you did pass. i think you probably have that feeling also. you have put in a lot of study time and no matter what the result is, just know that god is more than willing and capable. you have been stressing the whole time and i really hope and pray that god heard your cries. indeed, it will be the greatest gift to be able to be called rn. that will be a christmas gift fo real!. i hope you used the advice i gave you over the past few weeks. i cant wait to hear the good news. - tflorn
  10. by   caliotter3
    Congratulations on passing the boards!!!
  11. by   lovenursebeing
    oh, i forgot, i did the hurst review online also and it really helped. i mixed some of the info and it all came to the same point. also another thing i forgot to tell was TO REMAIN POSITIVE, DON'T FRET OR BE TOO ANXIOUS, IT'S HARD BUT TRY: PHILL 4:6-7, PSALMS 37:4-5, THIS REALLY WORKS, TRY IT, I PROMISE- STAY POSITIVE ESPECIALLY THROUGHOUT THE WAITING PERIOD, THATS THE HARDEST PART.

    TERRA
    Last edit by lovenursebeing on Dec 6, '07
  12. by   RNroseshea
    congrats to a new rn!!!!!!!!!
  13. by   pedsnurze1
    Quote from lovenursebeing
    just found out at 12:15am that i passed boards in the great state of mississippi, had all 265q, 5 hours. it was hard, but everytime i hit a hard spot, i asked the holy spirit to guide me to the right answer. this was my second time, first time in sept. with 75 q. what i did different was i studied and answered more questions, a litte over 3000. i used sauders of course with cd, i used a friend's left over kaplan stuff, and the ncsbn site was good, also i purchased the mosby's delegation, prioritization,assignment book, it was the bomb, my whole test was practically that book, felt real good at some points, had about 5 sata, 3 calcu., lots of medication teaching, priority, who to see first, who to call first. yall, this has been a true struggle, i would be typing all day and night to tell the story. but it can happen, i am a living testimony. oh, i almost forget one thing: prayer, lots of it, my whole church family is taking nclex, it seems. they have been holding my name up for the last week and it is god's amazing grace that has bought me through this journey. everyone that has contributed to these posts have also been a study guide or encouragement to me. i thank you all, can't call everyone by name, but thank you, thank you, thank you and good morning
    if anyone wants to know anything in particular, feel free to pm me.

    terra

    rn:spin:
  14. by   imhopeful
    i finished the test with 265. i had 9 select all, 5 computations, lots of priority, delagation , teaching. mys last qs was something to do with priority or 1st or initial assessment ... dont know if i got it wrong or not. i felt i did really well, but after talking with my brother in law ... im kinda losing my hope again. please help. i need some encouragement ... to anyone please ....

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