Passed On first attempt

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    I am a foreign nurse. I planned to postpone the test. But there are no dates available. I gave it as a try on Nov 17 morning . I ended up with 75 q. But I took so much time for 75 q almost 4 hrs. Tried the PVT in the afternoon. Got the good pop up. Today requested for the quick result and found that I passed. Now I am a registered Nurse in Texas. So excited. I am lurking around this website for more than a year. I got many resources and encouraging stories through this website which helped me a lot . So now it is my turn to return it back.

    I had lots of SATA, questions with exhibit, priority(which pt will you see first) ,few ordering question(Cane and crutch walking), Infection control ,Drug questions & few knowledge based question. Actually I couldnít able to select the correct answer. But I was able to eliminate wrong answers. In most of the question, I stuck up with 2 answers to choose. I handle each question with Kaplan strategy and chose the answer. It worked . Now I am passed. You wonít believe, I was started reading this Kaplan strategy book 2 days before exam. Top to bottom I read it twice. Just practiced 180 question using Kaplan strategy. Got 67%. 100% in management of care. Then practiced the strategy in original exam. I will recommend this to anyone.

    1)Saunders:For the content, I read almost all the chapter in Saunders book.This is my main resource for content. Please donít bring too many resources . You will have temptation to touch all the resource like I did.It will interrupt ur study plan
    2)Practice q resources 1.Lippincott 3500 practice Q software(half of the q) 2.Saunders CD ( half of the q) 3.Exam cram Book(20 % of q) 4.Priority, delegation and assignment linda la charity 5. Kaplan strategy book 6.Pharmacology book prentice hall ,saunders content review. I made drug cards by myself. Though I spent more time for drugs, I was blank when I saw question. I answered by action of drug and elimination basis. I donít know how I did drug questions.I had only 0.1% of hope passing the day before exam. But I passed. If I can , Sure You can too. Donít underestimate you. NCLEX wonít ask high tech question. NCLEX will test our decision making. Be sure you are not missing any word in Q and answers. Good luck for the nurses who are going to appear.It may be a boring story.But I will be happy if someone felt useful.
    Last edit by Joe V on Nov 26, '12
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    I will paste my notes one by one when I got time.
    Condition Rate Rhythm PR interval QRS Complex P:QRS RATIO Notes
    Sinus Rhythm 60-100 Regular 0.12 –0.20s 0.06-0.10s 1:1
    Sinus Arrhythmia 60-100 Irregular varying with respiration 0.12 - 0.20s 0.06-0.10s 1:1 Its normal in very young and very old
    Sinus bradycardia <60 Regular 0.12-0.20s 0.06-0.10s 1:1
    Sinus tachycardia 100-150 Regular 0.12-0.20s 0.06-0.10s 1:1
    P wave may be hidden
    Paroxysmal Supra Ventricular Tachycardia 100-280 Regular Not measured 0.06-0.10s P wave not identifiable
    ventricular tachycardia 100-250 Regular Not measurable 0.06-0.10s
    Bizarre
    P wave not identifiable
    PAC Variable Irregular. With normal rhythm interrupted by Early beats in atria May be prolonged 0.06-0.10s 1:1
    PVC Variable Irregular. Interrupted underlying rhythm pass No P wave before PVC 0.06-0.10s
    Bizzare
    P waveAbsent
    Rate Rhythm PR interval QRS Complex P:QRS Ratio
    Atrial Flutter A:240-360
    V:<150
    A: Regular
    V: regular
    Not measured 0.06-0.10s 2:1, 4:1, 6:1
    Junctional escape Rhythm 40-60
    JTach:60-140
    Regular <0.10 sec If P wave present 0.06-0.10s P wave absent or inverted or hidden.
    Ventricular fibrillation Too rapid to count Irregular Not measured Bizzare varying in shape and direction No pwave
    Atrial fibrillation A:300-600
    V:100-180
    Irregularly irregular Not measured 0.06-0.10s variable
    MI ST Elevation T wave
    Inversion
    Abnormal Q wave
    Reduced coronary blood supply ST Depression T wave
    Inversion
    1st Degree AV block 60-100 Regular >0.20s 0.06-0.10s 1:1
    Second degree Type1 60-100 A:Regular
    V:irregular
    Progressively lenghthen in reg pattern 0.06-0.10s.
    Or absent
    1:1 until P wave blocked with no subsequent QRS
    Seacond degree Type 2 A:60-100
    V:<60
    A:Regular
    V:irregular
    Constant PR interval 0.06-0.10s 2:1 may vary
    Third degree Av Block ( complete) A:60-100
    V:15-60
    A:Regular
    V:regular
    Not measured 0.06-0.10s if j escape rhythm present. 0.12s ifven escape rhythm present No relationship. Independent rhythm
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    Age Temperature Pulse Respiration BP
    Adult 98.6 60-100 12-20 90-140/60-90
    Newborn` 97.9-98 f 120-140 30-60 73/55 mm hg
    Infant 97-99 90-130 20-40 90/56
    Toddler 97.5-98.6 80-120 20-30 92/55
    Preschooler 97.5-98.6 70-110 16-22 95/57
    Schooler 97.5-98.6 60-100 18-20 107-64
    Adolescent 97.5-98.6 55-90 12-20 121/70


    Reflex Onset Peak disappear
    Rooting,Stepping or walking Birth 3=-4 mon .may persist upto 1yr
    Crawling Birth 6weeks
    Babinski reflex Birth 1yr
    Startle reflex 24hr old 4mon
    Moro Birth 8wk-18wk 6mon
    Tonic neck, Palmar Birth 3-4 mon
    Plantar response Birth 8mon












    Age Height Weight Notes Play
    Infant ĺ inch per month Double= 5-6 mon
    Triple= 1yr
    #Head circumference 2-3cm more than chest circumference. Will be equal by 1-2 yr
    #ant fontanel close by 12-18 mon
    #Pos fontanel close by 1 1/2mon
    # 3-4 mon sleep= 9-11 hr
    # Lower central incisor=6-8mon
    # 10 lower & 10 upper deciduous teeth by 2 Ĺ yr
    Toddler 3” per yr
    2yr= 34”
    2yr=22- 27 lb # Head cir increase 1” between ages 1 & 2
    # Ĺ “ per yr until 5
    Preschooler 2 Ĺ “ – 3” per yr
    4yr=40 Ĺ”
    5 yr =43”
    5lb per yr
    5 yr=35-40 lb
    #12 hrs sleep Loyalty and same sex friends.
    School 2” per yr (6-12 yr)
    6yr=45”
    12yr=59”
    4 Ĺ- 6 Ĺ lb/yr
    6yr=46lb
    12yr=88lb
    # 1st permanent teeth at 6 yr
    #10-12 hrs sleep at night
    Cooperative play
    Competitive game with rules and regulation
    Adolescent 15-55lb(girls)
    15-65lb(boys)
    #stays up late. 8 hrs sleep Informal socialization with boys and girls
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    sorry it is supposed to be a table. alignment was changed.I will try to give my notes in some other way.
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    Thank you . For the resources . Can you please email me the chart
    Babym284@yahoo.com .

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    I tried to send through Email. It shows error msg.
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    Hi Indur87,
    Congratulation! So happy for you to pass on 1st try.
    Thanks for your kindness and sharing your story with notes very much.
    Your story have definitely helped me for preparing NCLEX-RN.
    I was supposed to take my exam on Oct,and Nov.Everytime my exam date was coming, I started having panic and anxiety. So I have been rescheduling my 1st exam for so many times because I am so anxious to take exam. I just took 180 q from Kaplan strategies, got 59%. My score is too low to take the exam.
    I PM you my email, please send me your notes(chart) to me. It will be highly appreciated.
    Good luck on your job hunting.
    Have a happy Thanksgiving!
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    Can you email it to me please shiner51@yahoo.com
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    Congrats! Can you email it to me please? kasteltambiga@gmail.com
    Thanks!!
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    Quote from bayou
    Hi Indur87,
    Congratulation! So happy for you to pass on 1st try.
    Thanks for your kindness and sharing your story with notes very much.
    Your story have definitely helped me for preparing NCLEX-RN.
    I was supposed to take my exam on Oct,and Nov.Everytime my exam date was coming, I started having panic and anxiety. So I have been rescheduling my 1st exam for so many times because I am so anxious to take exam. I just took 180 q from Kaplan strategies, got 59%. My score is too low to take the exam.
    I PM you my email, please send me your notes(chart) to me. It will be highly appreciated.
    Good luck on your job hunting.
    Have a happy Thanksgiving!
    You are psyching yourself out, don't commit to a date until you're ready then go for it. Good Luck!


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