Passed my NCLEX-PN 85 Questions, 1st Time May 2017, UWorld

  1. Well I wanted to post because before I took my NCLEX the posts and comments on this site helped me, so I want to pay my experience and what I did to pass forward.
    I graduated April 3rd, 2017. I took 3 weeks off no studying. I mailed my application to the BON on April 5th. On April 26th, I got my ATT letter that I could sit for my boards, that day without telling a soul I scheduled a test date for May 17th. On April 28th, I purchased UWorld App and started to study from the Uworld question bank. I did on average 75 -150 questions a day. I started to take notes but was taking to long and I suffer from an old finger injury so I stopped taking notes after day 2. I did my questions and read every single rationale, so I could understand why answers were right and wrong. I did this every day off and on each day. My plan was to do 100 questions a day, finish all of the approx 1138 questions and go back and redo all the questions I answered incorrectly, then take the 85 question test that would test my readiness. Well as we all know, nothing in life is perfect and nothing always goes as planned. On May 8th I found out that one of my classmates and the first to test in my graduating class passed the NCLEX/PN with 105 questions. He was always a good test taker in class and smart. So I wasn't surprised. But that day I was talking to my boyfriend and since I suffer from SEVERE test anxiety said to him I should try to reschedule my appt before May 17th. I figured maybe a couple of days before, well there was an opening the very next day, May 9th at 1:30, he convinced me to take the test the very next day instead of May 17th. He encouraged me to take it before I could give myself enough time to build anxiety, stress, lose sleep, stop eating, ect. and turn into an emotional train wreck. But now I got worried, I did not feel I had enough time to study, I only finished 922 questions on UWorld, only studied for 11 days (minus 1 day because I broke my toe and lost a day) so 10 days total and I would be taking my test in less than 24 hours. I started to panic as at this point I couldn't change my appt. So I decided that evening to take my UWorld predictor assessment test I scored 52% and indicated I had a High chance of passing the NCLEX so this gave me a little hope and confidence. In case your wondering, my qbank scores for the 922 questions I answered was a 46% and in the 29th Percentile doesn't sound good, I know. That evening I didn't study anymore just did the assessment, watched a movie, went to bed. Test day: I arrived 1 hour before, checked in ect. And started my test @12:40. Two-hours into my exam I was on question 79 when the screen shut off, to ask me if I wanted a break, I declined due to the length of time it would waste with a newly broken toe to walk to the restroom and back because it wasn't my goal was to get past 85 questions because then in my mind I knew I was still hanging in there, (in my mind, I was thinking if my smarter, faster, better testing classmate did it to 105 questions, then I would be past that # of test questions).
    I got to my 85th question, clicked next and it shut off..... I was like Nooooooooooo! I failed. No way in hell, I passed with the minimum amount of 85 questions. I finished @ 2:50 p.m. I got in my car and started to cry. I tried the PearsonVue Trick right away on my phone in the parking lot and I got a message that said "The candidate currently has an open registration....." The test was harder to me than my UWorld questions. So I knew I failed. I felt like I guessed many questions, but always got it down to two. When I got home at 4 pm, I tried the PV trick, over and over, every 30 min and nothing. I was scared and a mess. At 8 p.m. I got an email from Pearson that said congrats on completing your exam, we are sure you have questions, please visit our website for frequently asked questions, so I decided to try the PV trick again, yes, I entered my c.c info each time. But now I got a different pop up "Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam" and this was the "good pop up" that everyone says means you passed. However, there are many mixed reviews on that and I really didn't go with that. Still a mess I went to bed, got up at 3 a.m. I tried the PV trick again; same pop up still, and I went on the FL BON website and it still said results pending. At 6 a.m. nothing new on PV site or BON site, tried again at 8:05 a.m. and on the BON website, beside my name said PASSED!!! I am officially an LPN, I was in shock!! Not only did I pass, I passed at 85 Questions!!!
    I tried NCLEX Mastery app and UWorld and by far loved UWorld the best!! It looks just like the NCLEX, so it gets you familar with what the actual test will look like. It also had better rationales. It's pricer but so worth the money. My advice is do UWorld and read all the Rationales, even the ones you get correct. I will only do UWorld when I have to study for RN next year.
    Good Luck and Best Wishes to all of you, I hope my experience helps you!

    You will never ever feel ready 100% ready.

    New LPN
    Last edit by Butterflyangel73 on May 11 : Reason: Correction
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   CNAbutLPN2be2017
    You sound like me exactly! I too am in Florida and I too rescheduled my test to a sooner date( by 3 days) anyways I also got 85 questions and I first I freaked out because I went into the testing site expecting to get at least half of the 205. I went to my car did the trick, got the good pop up, and was a nervous wreck for two days. I started to get nervous but I kept telling myself that there is no way i bombed this test because failing at 85 would pretty much mean I didn't know anything. Anyways, I passed, you passed, and we are now new nurses!!!!
  4. by   RBFNurse2b
    Omg congrats!!! You guys are giving me so much hope...I'm currently in the same predicament. Scheduled my exam out on a whim, haven't told a single soul. Devised to do 100 Q a day from UWorld until my test date. I've been studying sporadically since I graduated late June, and my school offered a live review for 3 days mid July. Got my ATT a few days ago and scheduled the soonest (reasonably possible) test date. I've got exactly 2 weeks. Feeling like YOLOing it, it was either 2 weeks from now or Sept 30 (way too long in my opinion) please pray for me and wish me luck! Hope everything works out.
  5. by   DeeMcgraw88
    This gives me so much hope!! I have been so stressed out cause I didn't like my Saunders books or programs. My friend just told me about the Uworld so I just started that but I don't feel ready. My nerves are shot. But I'm hoping if I keep studying uworld I will feel better about it all. Please say a prayer everyone! Lol
  6. by   ibharoga
    please can i have your email address to ask questions. Mine is
  7. by   osis
    NCLEX mastery app was helpful for me too. I used that and saunders nclex-pn 6th edition book to study and eventually pass my nclex-pn on 1st try(Sep 2017) with 85 questions