It's been a long time coming but I'm finally taking my NCLEX-PN tomorrow afternoon. I graduated back in 2012 but my ATT was delayed due to being in enforcement for almost a year.
I have been a pharm tech for over six years and was working part time throughout nursing school
. I went full time after I graduated and even with the ATT I kept on delaying the exam because I was so caught up making money. Sadly I wasn't paying attention and let the first ATT expire (this was almost exactly a year ago).
I quit my pharm tech job four months ago and was only studying on and off since I was unmotivated due to forgetting so much stuff and discouraged when I would do the questionnaires. I tried all sorts of programs- NCSBN, Hurst, and Kaplan qbank. Hurst was good if you need to refresh some basic stuff, but IMO, it wasn't worth the money and didn't really tell how well you were progressing. Kaplan qbank I actually loved using since it gave scores in different categories and you can focus on where you are scoring the lowest. I started scoring mostly in the low 50s and ended up in the high 60s / low 70s. I also used LaCharity Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment book and it was really worth it (I started to understand what the question was trying to ask due to this book).
Sooooo I will see how effective my studying was when I take my exam tomorrow! Stay tuned!
I'm doing a few questions and reviewing lab values today as well...but mainly taking it easy and let my brain relax.
Jul 16, '14
Omg just got home. Delivery Successful and good popup!!!
Let me tell you that I felt completely unsure on 75-85% of the questions I answered. I was a bit relieved but also disappointed when it didn't shut off at 85...I ended up doing around 185 questions and was there for a little over 3 hours.
Keep in mind that I've been out of school for exactly two years now and didn't really start studying/reviewing until just 2 weeks ago. Hell I just memorized all my lab values just yesterday... I did the Hurst review a couple of months ago, watched all the lectures, but didn't really absorb much since I didn't really look over the material I wrote down nor followed up with questionnaires.
My Kaplan qbank scores ranged from 55 to 70...and occasionally a 40. I did about 650 questions on kaplan qbank.
Last edit by equalme on Jul 16, '14