Passed my NCLEX at 75

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    I just took my NCLEX this morning. I had about 12 SATA, 5 Math, 2 drag and drop, 3 EKG interpretation, 1 Exhibit, and 1 picture (dunno what it was). The screen turned blue then on to the survey. My oh My, I was in tears doing the survey.

    Funny thing was, on my 5th question and a SATA, I just had a sudden urge to pee. Hahaha... then again on my 14th, again on my 22nd and on my break. After my break, I didn't take any more. I have consumed almost 3 hours and I wasn't even on my 75th. Then... the dreadful blue screen.

    I waited about 15 mins before I went in. I was having a short conversation with the attendant. I was just sitting there and taking deep breaths. He'll look at me and ask, are you ready? I said no. A couple breaths more, then we'd laugh. I was smiling and chatting with the people (test takers and test attendants) at the test center. I was so darn nervous that I talked to everyone in the test center to shake off the nerves. And I wore a pretty dress. My thinking was, whatever happens or if I lose consciousness, at least I look pretty. LOL!

    Anyways, this site helped me with a lot of tips. I answered over 3000 Qs and never was a day I felt I was ready. I am a foreign grad and that made me work extra harder on my content and review. Some stuff I never encountered in school neither at work back in PI.

    By the way, I couldn't bring myself to do the PVT trick. I went to the BON site (NM) and just typed my SSN, and saw my name with a license number. That's when I went tried the PVT. It should be the other way around, I know! Lol!

    Anyhoo, I got the best birthday gift.

    Yay!!!
    Last edit by crameRN on Mar 22, '13

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    Congrats Nurse

    What did you use to study?
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    Quote from RN2BEESOON
    Congrats Nurse

    What did you use to study?
    I used Kaplan, Saunders, 4000, Exam Cram and PDA. And Hurst too. I invested a lot of time, money and patience. I studied 8 hours a day. 2-3 hours spent on reading and the rest is to answer Qs.
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    Congratulation.wht kind of question u had?were they easier than we practised or harder?
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    Quote from crameRN

    I used Kaplan, Saunders, 4000, Exam Cram and PDA. And Hurst too. I invested a lot of time, money and patience. I studied 8 hours a day. 2-3 hours spent on reading and the rest is to answer Qs.
    I love Hursts. I'm using that now as well. I'm also using PrepU 10,000 for practice questions, have you heard of it? I have the PDA book and I also have 3500 installed. I used Kaplan and failed my first attempt. I should have used more resources . Thank God for second chances. Congrats to you!!!
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    Congratulations! Im taking mine next week...Im also a foreign grad from PI. taking it the first time in NY, hopefully i will pass it too...It was great to hear your experience, made me smile :-). Yeah you are right, there is no day that I feel that Im ready. The only thing I can say is "I think I can do it"... always unsure LOL. But anyways Congratulations again!
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    Quote from schizo
    Congratulations! Im taking mine next week...Im also a foreign grad from PI. taking it the first time in NY, hopefully i will pass it too...It was great to hear your experience, made me smile :-). Yeah you are right, there is no day that I feel that Im ready. The only thing I can say is "I think I can do it"... always unsure LOL. But anyways Congratulations again!

    Thanks Kabayan, I'm sure you'll do well. Take deep breaths. What worked for me was I rationalized each option and talked to the screen. Get those ear plugs you might sit beside someone like me.
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    Quote from Boopsie3
    I love Hursts. I'm using that now as well. I'm also using PrepU 10,000 for practice questions, have you heard of it? I have the PDA book and I also have 3500 installed. I used Kaplan and failed my first attempt. I should have used more resources . Thank God for second chances. Congrats to you!!!
    I hardly used the decision tree. It all boils down to your content.
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    Quote from ssushma
    Congratulation.wht kind of question u had?were they easier than we practised or harder?
    It's more straightforward. Not too many information than necessary. In all honesty, I cannot remember the exact questions I got. All I know is I used the calculator 5 times and I say "Thank God" everytime I see the SATA. I can feel my heart pounding on every question. My bladder was as nervous too.
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    Quote from crameRN
    I just took my NCLEX this morning. I had about 12 SATA, 5 Math, 2 drag and drop, 3 EKG interpretation, 1 Exhibit, and 1 picture (dunno what it was). The screen turned blue then on to the survey. My oh My, I was in tears doing the survey.

    Funny thing was, on my 5th question and a SATA, I just had a sudden urge to pee. Hahaha... then again on my 14th, again on my 22nd and on my break. After my break, I didn't take any more. I have consumed almost 3 hours and I wasn't even on my 75th. Then... the dreadful blue screen.

    I waited about 15 mins before I went in. I was having a short conversation with the attendant. I was just sitting there and taking deep breaths. He'll look at me and ask, are you ready? I said no. A couple breaths more, then we'd laugh. I was smiling and chatting with the people (test takers and test attendants) at the test center. I was so darn nervous that I talked to everyone in the test center to shake off the nerves. And I wore a pretty dress. My thinking was, whatever happens or if I lose consciousness, at least I look pretty. LOL!

    Anyways, this site helped me with a lot of tips. I answered over 3000 Qs and never was a day I felt I was ready. I am a foreign grad and that made me work extra harder on my content and review. Some stuff I never encountered in school neither at work back in PI.

    By the way, I couldn't bring myself to do the PVT trick. I went to the BON site (NM) and just typed my SSN, and saw my name with a license number. That's when I went tried the PVT. It should be the other way around, I know! Lol!

    Anyhoo, I got the best birthday gift.

    Yay!!!
    Congratulations Nurse!!!!
    crameRN likes this.


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