Wow... I Took NCLEX-RN Today! 8-24-13

  1. Well I took the NCLEX-RN today and the computer shut off at 81 questions. I immediately tried the PVT and got the good pop up! I had 26 SATAs, 2 drag and drop, 2 exhibits, and 8 medications. The SATAs were very straight forward and easier than the practice questions I previously encountered. My test had a little bit of everything like psych, peds, maternity, medsurg, neuro, infection control, priority, and delegation.

    I found the test to come right out of my Hurst review packet. I had a lot of questions whereas I had to understand why a nurse would do a particular intervention for certain situations/complications. However, it was not as difficult as I expected. I remember thinking, "Why are the questions not getting harder?".

    I used Hurst and Kaplan to prepare for the test for about a month prior. In my opinion the Kaplan Q Trainers 5-7 were ALOT HARDER than the NCLEX. However, the Hurst tests were comparable to the NCLEX. My scores are as follows:

    Kaplan Q Trainers

    4-58%
    5-63%
    6-63%
    7-61%

    Hurst Tests

    1-91/125
    2-85/125
    3-85/125
    4-89/125
    5-85/127
    6-didn't take

    As you can see my scores were not the greatest but I still got the good pop up and according to everyone on the site that's a fantastic sign I passed Here's to hoping the PVT is accurate. I will keep you posted when I receive my unofficial results.

    Thanks to everyone that encouraged me on the site and the prayers that were sent up. I personally stalked this site everyday for hours reading about people experience with the NCLEX. It helped me to be familiar on the areas to study and introduced me to the Hurst review. God is good and I know he blessed my efforts today. I hope my post helps to ease the readers' anxiety the way others eased mine. Good luck to all of the future test takers
    Last edit by kerrynurse on Aug 24, '13
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  2. 46 Comments

  3. by   juvy123
    what are the materials that you used during your review. I have my ATT but not schedule my exam yet.
  4. by   kerrynurse
    Hurst and Kaplan only. Kaplan online review was offered by my school and I paid for the Hurst online review.
  5. by   eelise11
    Quote from kerrynurse
    Well I took the NCLEX-RN today and the computer shut off at 81 questions. I immediately tried the PVT and got the good pop up! I had 26 SATAs, 2 drag and drop, 2 exhibits, and 8 medications. The SATAs were very straight forward and easier than the practice questions I previously encountered. My test had a little bit of everything like psych, peds, maternity, medsurg, neuro, infection control, priority, and delegation.

    I found the test to come right out of my Hurst review packet. I had a lot of questions whereas I had to understand why a nurse would do a particular intervention for certain situations/complications. However, it was not as difficult as I expected. I remember thinking, "Why are the questions not getting harder?".

    I used Hurst and Kaplan to prepare for the test for about a month prior. In my opinion the Kaplan Q Trainers 5-7 were ALOT HARDER than the NCLEX. However, the Hurst tests were comparable to the NCLEX. My scores are as follows:

    Kaplan Q Trainers

    4-58%
    5-63%
    6-63%
    7-61%

    Hurst Tests

    1-91/125
    2-85/125
    3-85/125
    4-89/125
    5-85/127
    6-didn't take

    As you can see my scores were not the greatest but I still got the good pop up and according to everyone on the site that's a fantastic sign I passed Here's to hoping the PVT is accurate. I will keep you posted when I receive my unofficial results.

    Thanks to everyone that encouraged me on the site and the prayers that were sent up. I personally stalked this site everyday for hours reading about people experience with the NCLEX. It helped me to be familiar on the areas to study and introduced me to the Hurst review. God is good and I know he blessed my efforts today. I hope my post helps to ease the readers' anxiety the way others eased mine. Good luck to all of the future test takers
    I am SO proud of you! I told you that you could do it! It feels fantastic doesn't it. I had the same feeling, with the "why aren't these questions getting harder". That just goes to show that you know your stuff.

    CONGRATS! You're an RN!
  6. by   kerrynurse
    Quote from eelise11
    I am SO proud of you! I told you that you could do it! It feels fantastic doesn't it. I had the same feeling, with the "why aren't these questions getting harder". That just goes to show that you know your stuff.

    CONGRATS! You're an RN!
    Thanks It feels surreal. I have read so many success stories and now I'm able to post one of my own I'm so grateful to God and this site. Congrats to you again as well Wow... amazing!
  7. by   DeterminedRN2013
    Congratulations! GOD is great! I feel the same way about posting my own success story and to give tips and hopefully help others Thankful for this site as well.
  8. by   kerrynurse
    Quote from DeterminedRN2013
    Congratulations! GOD is great! I feel the same way about posting my own success story and to give tips and hopefully help others Thankful for this site as well.
    Thanks so much
  9. by   Texas_goodnurse
    Congrats I'm happy for u! I'm nervous I'm schedule for sept 16

    Prayers for me
    Thank u
  10. by   shinarwin22
    congrats.....!!!
  11. by   chelletmarios
    Quote from kerrynurse
    Well I took the NCLEX-RN today and the computer shut off at 81 questions. I immediately tried the PVT and got the good pop up! I had 26 SATAs, 2 drag and drop, 2 exhibits, and 8 medications. The SATAs were very straight forward and easier than the practice questions I previously encountered. My test had a little bit of everything like psych, peds, maternity, medsurg, neuro, infection control, priority, and delegation.

    I found the test to come right out of my Hurst review packet. I had a lot of questions whereas I had to understand why a nurse would do a particular intervention for certain situations/complications. However, it was not as difficult as I expected. I remember thinking, "Why are the questions not getting harder?".

    I used Hurst and Kaplan to prepare for the test for about a month prior. In my opinion the Kaplan Q Trainers 5-7 were ALOT HARDER than the NCLEX. However, the Hurst tests were comparable to the NCLEX. My scores are as follows:

    Kaplan Q Trainers

    4-58%
    5-63%
    6-63%
    7-61%

    Hurst Tests

    1-91/125
    2-85/125
    3-85/125
    4-89/125
    5-85/127
    6-didn't take

    As you can see my scores were not the greatest but I still got the good pop up and according to everyone on the site that's a fantastic sign I passed Here's to hoping the PVT is accurate. I will keep you posted when I receive my unofficial results.

    Thanks to everyone that encouraged me on the site and the prayers that were sent up. I personally stalked this site everyday for hours reading about people experience with the NCLEX. It helped me to be familiar on the areas to study and introduced me to the Hurst review. God is good and I know he blessed my efforts today. I hope my post helps to ease the readers' anxiety the way others eased mine. Good luck to all of the future test takers
    Did u do watch the videos on kaplan too or just the qbanks?
  12. by   nursemami4
    Congrats!! Well deserved!! I test sep 5th. I have been using the Kaplan book 2013-2014 and plan on looking in the Hurst book. Can't wait to see those official RN initials. Congrats again!!!
  13. by   Nepalnurse
    Congratulations
  14. by   kerrynurse
    Quote from chelletmarios
    Did u do watch the videos on kaplan too or just the qbanks?
    No the videos were super boring. I just used the QT and the sample tests with the Kaplan. Honestly I used the Kaplan to test my content understanding. When I felt I was as ready as possible, I went to take the test.

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