When in doubt....believe in the PVT!!!Register Today!
This is a discussion on When in doubt....believe in the PVT!!! in NCLEX Discussion Forum, part of Nursing Student ... My official results (I'm in Cali) were posted online this morning (@ 0400).....I am officially an...by Blondie24 Jan 29, '11My official results (I'm in Cali) were posted online this morning (@ 0400).....I am officially an RN!
After taking the NCLEX on 1/26/11, I immediately and repeatedly did the PVT and got the "good pop-up."
Not believing it was true, I wanted to wait for official results to confirm.....and let me say the trick works!
For those still awaiting, have faith!!
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- Jan 29, '11 by the.godfatherXIIIOw yeah! It is true indeed!! I also took mine 1/26 @ 8 AM. It is done! Review days are over!!!!! Tears tears tears!!! (T_T)
Congratulations to you by the way!
- Jan 29, '11 by caliotter3
- Jan 30, '11 by illbeanrnCongratulations!
- Jan 30, '11 by noyesnoCONGRATS!
- Jan 30, '11 by hkrntobeContrats! I am about to take it in 3 weeks an am very nervous. Can you tell me what books or strategies you found helpful? If you don't mind, how many questions did you have? I know there can be up to 265. I am willing to take any suggestions you think would be helpful in order to pass. Thank You
- Jan 30, '11 by the.godfatherXIIIQuote from hkrntobe1. Saunder's Comprehensive Review = 100 questions/dayContrats! I am about to take it in 3 weeks an am very nervous. Can you tell me what books or strategies you found helpful? If you don't mind, how many questions did you have? I know there can be up to 265. I am willing to take any suggestions you think would be helpful in order to pass. Thank You
2. LaCharity P.D.&A = 2 chapters/day. The Case study section is up to you if you want to answer it, but for me the first 21 chapters where sufficient. If you finished it, do it again in a later date.
3. Get supplemental questionnaires. Pick 1 from the ff: Exam Cram, Lippincott's, Davis Q&A.
4. Do some flash card of topics you forget or you think is important to know like S&S of Hyperthyroidism, difference of gastric ulcer from peptic ulcer, basic ECG dysrhythmias + it's interventions (drug of choice, CPR, cardioversion?) and if possible, draw what the rhythm look like. After making some flash cards, read them with understanding after your review. This is what I did and it really helped. These will be your fundamentals to cover those "simple questions" in the real exam. And you need to get those "simple questions" right in order to get those priority questions.
- Jan 30, '11 by Blondie24Quote from the.godfatherXIIIOw yeah! It is true indeed!! I also took mine 1/26 @ 8 AM. It is done! Review days are over!!!!! Tears tears tears!!! (T_T)
Congratulations to you by the way!
Congrats to you, as well!! It's a great feeling, isn't it?!?
- Jan 30, '11 by Blondie24Quote from hkrntobe1. First as foremost, believe in yourself!! You were smart enough to get through nursing school and you will succeed at this, as well. Unfortunately, no matter how much you study, you cannot possibly learn everything. It's impossible. And you will never feel 100% ready to take the test. You just have prepare as adequately as possible and bite the bullet. Again, having faith in yourself is key.Contrats! I am about to take it in 3 weeks an am very nervous. Can you tell me what books or strategies you found helpful? If you don't mind, how many questions did you have? I know there can be up to 265. I am willing to take any suggestions you think would be helpful in order to pass. Thank You
2. Adequately prepare, but give yourself time outs too. You need balance. If you study all day, everyday, then give yourself the nights off. LaCharity is a must. Kaplan is good. I found Exam Cram to be so-so. Make flashcards. Review content of questions you missed. Try your best to understand the rationales to every question, whether you got it right or wrong.
3. Surround yourself with positive people and a good support system.
4. Eat a balanced diet EVERY DAY and stay hydrated. When I sat down to take practice tests, I had a bottle of water, protein bars, fruit and/or veggies.
5. Every 50 questions, get up and take a QUICK break. Use the restroom, get the blood flowing, stretch. It gives your mind a few minutes to rejuvenate.
6. After #5...try working your way up to 75....and then 100. Once you can complete 100 without a break, then maintain that. It will simulate the actual test day (you get a break @ 2hrs and 3.5 hrs). On test day, you can take breaks before 2 hrs...its up to you.
7. 1 week prior to test day, do a dry-run to the testing center. Pretend it is test day. Leave your house the same time you would on the actual day. This lets you get a feel for traffic, etc. On test day, you are required to be there 30 mins early for check-in. Factor in this time on the dry-run too. Find out where to park, how much parking costs, etc. Take your ID and ATT and go into the test center. They don't mind. Ask them to look over your ID and ATT to make sure there are no conflicts. You don't want this complication on test day. Going inside the test center allows you get familiar with the surroundings. It will take away a little test-day anxiety. Also, locate where the restroom is in the building.
8. The night before the test, get a good night's sleep! Personally, I know that the evening prior to big events, I always have a hard time sleeping. I took 1 (and only 1) Tylenol PM. It helped me sleep without leaving me groggy the next day. Take a hot shower. Eat a light, healthy meal. No alcohol. Enjoy some time with your loved ones or friends.
9. Test Day:
a) Eat a balanced breakfast. Carbs will give you energy, but protein is your brain food.
b) Do 10 (and ONLY 10!) practice questions when you get up. While some people may disagree, doing 10 questions gets your neurons firing and wakes your mind up. You're not doing it to review, but just get the
c) Try to relax!!
d) And most importantly AGAIN --- Believe in yourself!!
Oh, and I got 83 questions.Last edit by Blondie24 on Jan 30, '11
- Jan 31, '11 by huladoll76WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
I was in Vegas all weekend, trying to have fun & not think about my results. My phone broke, so I wasn't able to check the BON. My mom called me in my room to tell me she saw my name & license number on the BON. WOOOO HOOOO, I am officially an RN My Vegas trip turned into a celebration trip lol!!!!