passed nclex today!! - page 2
by kkostelnikPN 6,182 Views | 28 Comments
So i want to post my POSITIVE story for anyone who is scared for nclex. I know that reading other peoples stories helped calm my nerves! Well I graduated this December and took nclex-pn today (1/17). I got 85 questions and took... Read More
- 0Jan 17, '13 by kkostelnikPNQuote from jc1809you will be fine. the SATA's werent too bad and i normally hate them! and if you get a lot of SATA that supposed to mean your doing well! i didn't have a lot of pharm and i dont think that many people do. the drugs i did have were ones i werent super familiar with either so i was kind of making educated guesses! apparently it worked!! and your right the nclex was different than school but not in a bad way- in school although it seems like we had to critically think to answer the questions they were all content based, the nclex is taking all the content we have already been tested on and using it in actual situations. You honestly will do fine.i think a lot has to do with your schools pass rates- was yours high? my school was 100%. when i see the people that have failed so many times of course i feel terrible for them but it makes me think maybe their program didn't prepare them how they should have. Good luck to you and let us know if you pass!!So nice to hear good outcomes! I graduated dec. 14th and I'm scheduled to take my NCLEX-PN on January 22nd and I'm so nervous!!! I took the live Hurst review first week in January, I've been doing some ATI practice tests (I was predicted 93% chance to pass per ATi comprehensive exam). I also bought the Saunders 5th Ed. Study guide. I still feel like I'm unprepared!! I got all As and Bs in nursing school, but this exam is so different!! Any suggestions? I've been working on memorizing my lab values, I'm paranoid of SATA questions!! I know I struggle with pharm, so I've been paying extra attention to that.
- 0Jan 18, '13 by DiddlediI did a Hurst review about a year ago (while just 2 semesters into nursing school). I have used the Hurst manual thru the rest of school and it was my main prep material to take my NCLEX. I took the Q bank tests via Hurst and........I graduated Dec. 14, took my NCLEX yesterday on Jan. 17. The test shut off after 76 questions (thrilled me) and you know I had to check the PearsonVue site right away :-) I got the good pop right afterwards AND my license is showing up in the Board of Nursing today! I actually enjoyed the test and celebrated mentally every time I got a SATA question as I know those are higher level questions! I am celebrating and start orientation for my job in ICU on Monday. Woohoo!
- 1Jan 18, '13 by jc1809LVNOur school has a 90 something % pass rate. Per our instructors only 1 student failed in the graduating class before us and it was English as second language issue. Ill definitely keep my eyes out for lots of SATA questions! Congratulations to everyone who has passed. 4 days to go eek!! I have a lot riding on this since I plan to bridge for my RN immediately and all I need is my license.
- 0Jan 18, '13 by kkostelnikPNQuote from jc1809i had the same reasons for stressing even more! I had to have my license by feb 1st to apply to our transition program!!Our school has a 90 something % pass rate. Per our instructors only 1 student failed in the graduating class before us and it was English as second language issue. Ill definitely keep my eyes out for lots of SATA questions! Congratulations to everyone who has passed. 4 days to go eek!! I have a lot riding on this since I plan to bridge for my RN immediately and all I need is my license.
- 0Jan 19, '13 by moniaaa007Thank youu!!! and very BIGG congrats to you too kkostelnikPN !! Although its still not 100% official for me, still have about 7 hours until I'll be able to check the quick results. Can anyone tell me how do I go about the quick results? Is it supposed to show up on the pearson vue website after I sign in??
And jc1809 the SATAs I had really weren't that bad, the questions were really straight forward, when i think about it I think the nursing school exams were more difficult than the NCLEX. Just remember your ABC's and the hierarchy of needs when prioritizing, never choose an option that has you leaving the patient, dont delay care, also always do an assesment before notifying the charge nurse, remember to nurse the client not the equipment, "immidiate" in a question means patient may die, and never choose NSAIDs on NCLEX. I'm sure you'll do great! Good luck! )