Pearson vue trick - NCLEX

  1. I'd like to share my experience with NCLEX. I was a RN for 13 years in two different countries before I came to USA (California) almost five years ago. Before I did the process to work as RN, I had to learn English. When I first came I didn't even know the verb to be, and could barely understand someone counting until 10.
    I learned English, and I took the TOEFL. I did the whole process with the BRN. My university in my country sent everything the BRN asked for, and later they asked for and more information. I translated about 100-150 pages of documents. After that the BRN gave me authorization to take the NCLEX.
    Taking the NCLEX was a new challenge for many reasons. I was not working as a RN for about four years. I finished school 17 years ago (since then I've never studied things I haven't worked with, such pediatrics, maternity, etc). Even though I took the TOEFL and had a good knowledge of English, taking a professional exam in a fourth language (English is my fourth language) was very stressful.
    I received the authorization to take the NCLEX October of last year. I did a lot of self study, and took the online NCLEX Kaplan course preparation. I felt a little disappointed with that. I felt they were trying to teach "tricks" that I couldn't apply to all the questions. I believe since I am a nurse I should be able to go through the questions, and think as a RN. So, I took the NCLEX first time on February, and I failed with 76 questions (I felt, better fail with 76 than with 260 questions). At that time the PV trick worked for me, I had a negative pop up.
    I restart studying again on April, and fortunately I found a private tutor who reinforced the idea of seeing the questions as a Nurse, and helped me to build my confidence.
    I took the NCLEX for the second time on October 19th afternoon. I felt much more comfortable with the exam. I had about 17-20 SATA, 4-5 drag/drop, and lots prioritize questions. I answered the questions very slowly. I had a break at the question 72. When I came back I had another 8 questions, and the screen turned blue. I was shocked, I was prepared to stay there for six hours. I did the PV trick several times, all of them where positive. On October 21st morning, not even 48 hours after the exam I had my license number on Breeze. I couldn't believe I passed with just 80 questions. I'm still so excited that I wanted to share my experience. Maybe, somehow it can help or motivate someone.
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  3. by   gmdlc
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    I'd like to share my experience with NCLEX. I was a RN for 13 years in two different countries before I came to USA (California) almost five years ago. Before I did the process to work as RN, I had to learn English. When I first came I didn't even know the verb to be, and could barely understand someone counting until 10.
    I learned English, and I took the TOEFL. I did the whole process with the BRN. My university in my country sent everything the BRN asked for, and later they asked for and more information. I translated about 100-150 pages of documents. After that the BRN gave me authorization to take the NCLEX.
    Taking the NCLEX was a new challenge for many reasons. I was not working as a RN for about four years. I finished school 17 years ago (since then I've never studied things I haven't worked with, such pediatrics, maternity, etc). Even though I took the TOEFL and had a good knowledge of English, taking a professional exam in a fourth language (English is my fourth language) was very stressful.
    I received the authorization to take the NCLEX October of last year. I did a lot of self study, and took the online NCLEX Kaplan course preparation. I felt a little disappointed with that. I felt they were trying to teach "tricks" that I couldn't apply to all the questions. I believe since I am a nurse I should be able to go through the questions, and think as a RN. So, I took the NCLEX first time on February, and I failed with 76 questions (I felt, better fail with 76 than with 260 questions). At that time the PV trick worked for me, I had a negative pop up.
    I restart studying again on April, and fortunately I found a private tutor who reinforced the idea of seeing the questions as a Nurse, and helped me to build my confidence.
    I took the NCLEX for the second time on October 19th afternoon. I felt much more comfortable with the exam. I had about 17-20 SATA, 4-5 drag/drop, and lots prioritize questions. I answered the questions very slowly. I had a break at the question 72. When I came back I had another 8 questions, and the screen turned blue. I was shocked, I was prepared to stay there for six hours. I did the PV trick several times, all of them where positive. On October 21st morning, not even 48 hours after the exam I had my license number on Breeze. I couldn't believe I passed with just 80 questions. I'm still so excited that I wanted to share my experience. Maybe, somehow it can help or motivate someone.
    Wow! Only 80 questions? Congratulations!!!
    How will you check your license number on Breeze?
  4. by   ozonezgrl
    I'm more impressed with English being your 4th language! It's my second language and I feel like I'm super awesome for learning it later on in life hahah..

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