Passed NCLEX on the 3rd try (got the good pop up) Here are my tips.

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    I know it can be very discouraging when you fail a test as big as this. I have been there and I am willing to help anyone with study materials if they would like. I used the following

    1. Prayer and Faith (consistently)
    2.HURST
    3.KAPLAN
    4.NCSBN

    I passed with 97 questions (I think) I found that Kaplan gave me good practice questions but when it came down to it Hurst made me understand so I didn't have to memorize. The last resource was NCSBN. People they make the test! Though kaplan was good for practicing, NCSBN I figured would have questions on the areas NCLEX would ask, and I was right. I also used the LaCharity book but when I found that I was good on delegation and priority I stopped using it.
    This third time around I really believe that NCSBN and Hurst did it for me. If anyone would like more info/study aides just let me know
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Nov 29, '12 : Reason: TOS

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    Congratulations! Time to celebrate!
    Pandabear6 likes this.
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    Thank you!
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    congrats to u!!! sleep good tonight lol! u can finally rest your mind. i take mine saturday. i have the pre recorded videos for hurst and one week left on ncsbn. did u use the worksheets following with the hurst videos for reinforcement? i dont have the worksheets and thought about watching a couple videos this week and touching up on ncsbn for content. im just so scared my content isnt strong enough. ive been out of school for a year now..so im like mega worried about the exam saturday...i dont know what to hit harder than other topics or what questions are best??
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    I used the hurst book along with the recorded lectures at first, then I started listening to the lectures by itself on my phone almost everywhere I went (i saved the recordings on my phone lol). Then I used NCSBN to reinforce. Make sure u do NCSBN test banks especially pharm. Know ur room assignments/Infection Control. (never put two AIDS patient, never put antoine with an infection with sickle cell client learned that on NCSBN), chest tubes, blood transfusion, 24hr urine collection, CVA, TPN, hyper/hypothyroidsm ( remember BP up in both) ur levels, traction. All these Hurst goes over so listen to them again!
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    thank u so much. i will get on my ncsbn and hurst videos and get in what i can in 4 days. thanks again and congrats
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    I used the hurst book along with the recorded lectures at first, then I started listening to the lectures by itself on my phone almost everywhere I went (i saved the recordings on my phone lol). Then I used NCSBN to reinforce. Make sure u do NCSBN test banks especially pharm. Know ur room assignments/Infection Control. (never put two AIDS patient, never put antoine with an infection with sickle cell client learned that on NCSBN), chest tubes, blood transfusion, 24hr urine collection, CVA, TPN, hyper/hypothyroidsm ( remember BP up in both) ur levels, traction. All these Hurst goes over so listen to them again!
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    Thank you and all the best to you!
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    is this for rn or lpn
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    Quote from FinallyPassed
    I used the hurst book along with the recorded lectures at first, then I started listening to the lectures by itself on my phone almost everywhere I went (i saved the recordings on my phone lol). Then I used NCSBN to reinforce. Make sure u do NCSBN test banks especially pharm. Know ur room assignments/Infection Control. (never put two AIDS patient, never put antoine with an infection with sickle cell client learned that on NCSBN), chest tubes, blood transfusion, 24hr urine collection, CVA, TPN, hyper/hypothyroidsm ( remember BP up in both) ur levels, traction. All these Hurst goes over so listen to them again!
    What's antoine?Are these the ones that came out in your exam?RN or LPN?


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