Passed nclex 1st time. I know it's long but pls read all! - page 3

by MiracleRN21

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Hello everyone!:wavey: I left a really long post here before the site crashed and unfortunately, my post went with it. But, I'll post a more condensed version of it. :) So before passing my boards, I told God that WHEN I... Read More


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    healthstar: Thank you so much! Graduating is super exciting! I'm excited for you. Good luck in everything!
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    Thanks, Miracle! I love that we each/all have inspiring stories of making it... and sometimes overcoming *not* making it....YET.

    Good luck and Bless you!
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    I am taking my nclex in less than 3 weeks and have always had test performance anxiety and has gotten in the way of a lot of things in my life. I have wanted to be a nurse since i was little and because of that I started on anxiety medications to help this. I was still nervous about if im ready or not to take it and I came across this post. You answered all my questions, about the kaplan questions i hardley ever get a 70% and if i do the next one i get is 40%. which did not help with the anxiety. Then i read your post and went an took a practice quiz and got 80% which i have never gotten. Thank you for your inspirational post and for reinforcing that I am ready to take my test and become the nurse I have always wanted to be.
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    MiracleRN21-your post truly got me teary eyed. When I read your quote on "sometimes God gives you delays to show the magnitude of the miracle" I immediately thought of my struggles in nursing school. I recently just graduated with my BSN degree last month but there was a time where I thought I couldn't make it. I was always an average student, but in nursing school I failed 2 classes. I was devastated and wanted to quit school. I got held back for a short time and I moved down to be in another cohort. But I pushed myself because I wanted to accomplish my dream of becoming an RN. So I prayed hard to God whenever I'd study or even in clinicals because I wanted to finish strong. God definitely has blessed me this year. I became part of the nursing honor society, graduated, and landed a job at the hospital of my dreams!! And to think this is coming from someone who thought they would never make it. I owe ALL of this to God! In the bible it says, "delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." thank you for your inspirational story! I'm taking the NCLEX very soon but every day I pray for strength & guidance as I prepare for it. God bless you & to all my fellow nurses!

    STAY POSITIVE!! WE WILL ALL BE RNs!
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    cait557: I'm so happy I was able to inspire you! I'm sure you've already taken your NCLEX & if you passed, CONGRATS!!!!! If not, keep your head up. You have come so far and will pass when the time is right. We may not always understand why but we gotta keep being positive because that's what's going to get us by.
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    Quote from NikkiC213
    MiracleRN21-your post truly got me teary eyed. When I read your quote on "sometimes God gives you delays to show the magnitude of the miracle" I immediately thought of my struggles in nursing school. I recently just graduated with my BSN degree last month but there was a time where I thought I couldn't make it. I was always an average student, but in nursing school I failed 2 classes. I was devastated and wanted to quit school. I got held back for a short time and I moved down to be in another cohort. But I pushed myself because I wanted to accomplish my dream of becoming an RN. So I prayed hard to God whenever I'd study or even in clinicals because I wanted to finish strong. God definitely has blessed me this year. I became part of the nursing honor society, graduated, and landed a job at the hospital of my dreams!! And to think this is coming from someone who thought they would never make it. I owe ALL of this to God! In the bible it says, "delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." thank you for your inspirational story! I'm taking the NCLEX very soon but every day I pray for strength & guidance as I prepare for it. God bless you & to all my fellow nurses!

    STAY POSITIVE!! WE WILL ALL BE RNs!

    Wow! Amen, NikkiC213. That was inspirational for me as well. I'm so happy! To God be the glory. He is the maker of all and one who can move mountains. What may have seemed impossible, is ALWAYS possible with Him. Keep your eyes focused on Him. Seek Him FIRST, and ALL these (other) things will be added onto you.
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    Hello everyone!

    I left a really long post here before the site crashed and unfortunately, my post went with it. But, I'll post a more condensed version of it.
    So before passing my boards, I told God that WHEN I passed (because I tried my best to think POSITIVELY), I would tell everyone what He has done and keeps doing for me in my life.

    [This site has also helped give me advice and inspiration during nursing school and before my nclexrn that I want to give back and hopefully inspire or so something for someone else seeking help. ]

    I took 3 weeks between the time I graduated to the time I took the test to study. Stats apparently show that taking it sooner than later increases your chances of passing and I agree, however, if you are taking it later, I feel that as long as you're totally focused and continue studying you should be fine.

    Let me tell you, I was a wreck! Palpitations randomly through the day, my stomach felt as though it was twisting inside out...just plain horrible. [Every single time that happens to you, I challenge you to claim that you have overcome the victory ALREADY in His name.]

    I took Kaplan (opinion:great resource!) and used other resources if I didn't understand a concept. My scores were around the 46-60. Only once did I get a 70 on a qbank test. DO NOT LET THESE SCORES DISCOURAGE YOU!!!!!! Focus on learning HOW to answer the questions. Know WHY you're getting them wrong and HOW you can answer that type of questions correctly the next time you get it again. Critically think! This skill we will keep exercising throughout our careers, why not start now?

    For those of you who may not feel ready... You wont feel completely ready! (Rarely, and I mean VERY rarely do people feel really "ready" to take the NCLEX.) NCLEX is extremely random & there is no way for one nurse to know EVERY SINGLE THING about everything... Even doctors have to look things up once in a while. Just do your best on focusing on the main diseases. For Pharm, focus on classifications and the SE's that differ from the rest, or the SE's that are life threatening to the patient. Know infection control-which disease go under ie. droplet, airborne. etc., also what to wear when going into the rooms. I had a handful of these types of questions.

    NCLEX is testing your ability to be a safe nurse and technically only requires you to be at least 75% competent (hence, 75 minimum questions). When looking at questions, even if you haven't see the disease, medication or intervention before, look at the options and think, "what is the safest?" "What will PREVENT harm to my patient?" SAFETY SAFTEY SAFETY! I cannot stress this enough. I know this saved me tons on my test.

    I truly believe that God is the one that has got me this far. He gives us the strength, the resources to overcome fears. When you are starting to feel discouraged while taking your test, close your eyes, take a deep breath, slowly breathe out and PRAY.

    God has gotten you this far and He will never leave you nor forsake you. He has plans for your life and all you need to do it believe it that. Claim His promises.
    Repeat this: "I AM ALREADY AN RN, IN CHRIST'S NAME!" "I WILL PASS MY BOARDS."

    For Non-believers: JUST STAY POSITIVE!!!!

    If you need more inspiration, read the many posts here on allnurses.com.
    --> Must reads!

    -Super Helpful from SenseiRN:
    http://allnurses.com/attachment.php?...7&d=1310274877

    December, 2011 I passed my boards and 1 1/2 months after I got hired into a new graduate program, blessed with a wonderful manager and great staff. I really hope this has inspired someone.

    If you end up failing, which happens..so don't feel so bad. [Hey, at least you wont have to do nursing school ALL over before you take the test again. ] Take a breather, treat yourself to some ice cream and start studying again, thinking nothing but POSITIVES. ***REMEMBER: Sometimes God gives delays to show the magnitude of the miracle. *** Don't question Him, He knows what He is doing for your life and only has the absolute BEST in mind.

    Thank you so much for reading the whole thing...

    Also, if you were wondering. PVT works!!!

    P.S. Thank you to the awesome people who have inspired and helped me when I needed it.. If I could name every one of you individually I would, unfortunate I went on so many threads I can't recall all. So I would like like to say a general "THANK YOU SO MUCH & God bless!"
    (This is what I call condensed?...haha! Imagine how long my other post was! )
    God he is wonderful and miracle ))) thanks for your story, good luck )))
    Last edit by sirI on Sep 10, '12
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    This posts: really makes me feel better because my scores on on the Kaplan were actually in the same range and I thought that I was doing terrible. instead of trying to get them correct I know now to try to a focused on how to answer the question


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