I am a foreign nurse. I planned to postpone the test. But there are no dates available. I gave it as a try on Nov 17 morning . I ended up with 75 q. But I took so much time for 75 q almost 4 hrs. Tried the PVT in the afternoon. Got the good pop up. Today requested for the quick result and found that I passed. Now I am a registered Nurse in Texas. So excited. I am lurking around this website for more than a year. I got many resources and encouraging stories through this website which helped me a lot . So now it is my turn to return it back.
I had lots of SATA, questions with exhibit, priority(which pt will you see first) ,few ordering question(Cane and crutch walking), Infection control ,Drug questions & few knowledge based question. Actually I couldn't able to select the correct answer. But I was able to eliminate wrong answers. In most of the question, I stuck up with 2 answers to choose. I handle each question with Kaplan strategy and chose the answer. It worked . Now I am passed. You won't believe, I was started reading this Kaplan strategy book 2 days before exam. Top to bottom I read it twice. Just practiced 180 question using Kaplan strategy. Got 67%. 100% in management of care. Then practiced the strategy in original exam. I will recommend this to anyone.
1)Saunders:For the content, I read almost all the chapter in Saunders book.This is my main resource for content. Please don't bring too many resources . You will have temptation to touch all the resource like I did.It will interrupt ur study plan
2)Practice q resources 1.Lippincott 3500 practice Q software(half of the q) 2.Saunders CD ( half of the q) 3.Exam cram Book(20 % of q) 4.Priority, delegation and assignment linda la charity 5. Kaplan strategy book 6.Pharmacology book prentice hall ,saunders content review. I made drug cards by myself. Though I spent more time for drugs, I was blank when I saw question. I answered by action of drug and elimination basis. I don't know how I did drug questions.I had only 0.1% of hope passing the day before exam. But I passed. If I can , Sure You can too. Don't underestimate you. NCLEX won't ask high tech question. NCLEX will test our decision making. Be sure you are not missing any word in Q and answers. Good luck for the nurses who are going to appear.It may be a boring story.But I will be happy if someone felt useful.