Recent NCLEX test takers - page 2

I loved the triage questions. this is how I tackled them. First use your ABC's whose airway breathing or circulation is compromised? They are who you assess first. If no one is in that advance... Read More

  1. by   Sheri257
    Quote from just_peachy83
    The instructor said that to answer priority questions, you should always ask yourself which patient is experiencing s/s that are UNEXPECTED for the diagnosis. For example, a patient recovering from a bronchoscopy who is complaining of a sore throat is less of a priority than a patient who is post-op from a TURP and having red blood in the catheter.
    I agree ... that's what Kaplan teaches you. Airway isn't always the right answer so, don't always go with the ABC's ... per se ... if it really isn't a critical issue with the diagnosis.

    They tell you to look out for what they call "distractor" answers that seem right, but are actually designed to throw you off the path of the right answer. Airway is one of those potential distractors.

    Sometimes the obvious answer is right but, a lot of times, it's not.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Feb 18, '07
  2. by   rsalas558
    Quote from Kimi
    Help! I'm getting 50-55% on Kaplan book test, am I not ready fro NCLEX?
    With Lippincott I'm getting 70-80%, NLEX scheduled in one week. Should I reschedule?
    Thanks to repliers!!

    Don't worry! I reviewed from Kaplan & Lippincott and I don't think I ever got more than a high "D" on any of the review tests the first time I took them. However with repetition, the Kaplan "Strategies for Passing the NCLEX" was the most helpful. Eventhough I left the exam feeling VERY unsure...I passed after 75questions!
  3. by   riasec
    Quote from bfour
    I just took my Nclex today. The computer shut off at 75 questions. I do not know if that means I bombed it or aced it. Any ideas?
    I took it today and also cuttoff at 75, I did not have a good feeling about it, however, a close friend had the exact thing happen to him last week and he passes. He called me after the exam and said he felt like he didn't know any of the answers, he was almost in tears. This is the first test that I have taken and didn't have a clue on how I performed.
  4. by   yowana
    Quote from bfour
    I just took my Nclex today. The computer shut off at 75 questions. I do not know if that means I bombed it or aced it. Any ideas?


    were on the same page. took the exam couple of hrs ago.. shut off @ 75.. cant remeber if i had any priortzion.. but i had tons of meds & i think 3 select all.im sure i failed coz as i can rmember i had q's on diet and nrsg. interventions w/c s way to easy but m so anxious that cant think of the ryt ans. and i was guesing haf of the tym..im so dumb!!

    from wat ive read from sum thread here.. there's a greater chance of pasing at 75 if u had the high end q's like deleg & priotztion.. too bad cant remeber if had those q's...:trout:
  5. by   EFAN
    i took the NCLEX today also and it shut off at 75. i'm so sure i failed.....but i'm still going to keep my fingers crossed.
  6. by   yowana
    Quote from EFAN
    i took the NCLEX today also and it shut off at 75. i'm so sure i failed.....but i'm still going to keep my fingers crossed.
    yah! i hope we passed.. did u hav q's bout priortztion? cant remember f i had.mybe 1.. lol.. accrdg to them if u had lots of priorty,deleg q's you passed!:spin: no one can ever be prepared for nclex...
  7. by   jingzy
    hi everyone! wow! u guys are great! this thread is so helpful especially for those planning and preparing for nclex exams. BTW i am just new here..i hope ill be having new friends from here. I am from the Phil.
  8. by   avalere2474
    hi,

    I scheduled my test for apr03, i did a bunch of questions, took the nclex once and hope to pass this time. pray for me guys, i am a single with two daughters 17,15. can you help me on priority questions. taht is my weakness. thanks
  9. by   BwayDani
    Just found out I PASSED!!!! YEY! 135 questions.
    Did Saunders and Kaplan questions, over 3000 total. Was getting High 60's to low 70's on all practice tests. Good luck everyone!
  10. by   missmykids
    congrats
  11. by   BwayDani
    Hey Thanks! You're a school nurse? That's what I want to do eventually! Gotta get some Peds experience first. Peds is my passion! Any advice for this new nurse?
  12. by   missmykids
    well, just got to learn to love your kids and be more patient in dealing with them....... i love school nursing... i failed my nclex last march 1 but i am going to take it this may...... any advise in passing it? you see, a am an rn in my country and hoping to be a usrn....again, congrats....
  13. by   gwafuh_rn
    congrats

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