You're probably worried about the NCLEX..dont...seriously. Here's what I did! - page 4

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So your about to take your exam in 1 week. You can't get any sleep. You wake up have a coffee and study from morning to night. This has been a ritual for you for a month. Question by question. Rationale to rationale. All skims... Read More


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    Quote from WorldTravelingYogi

    Thanks. Do you have any other suggestions for content?
    The Saunders Comprehensive Review book. Not sure if you have it already or not but it's an excellent book. Everything is broken down in a way that makes it understandable. And of course your textbooks if you can actually read through it without falling asleep.
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    Just a question, if you repeat the questions and your score gets higher is that okay or is it the initial score that is a true refection if you are ready to take the test.
    If you read the rationales after you take it initially and then take it again then that is a false score. Simply because the answer is stuck in your mind from seeing the correct answer.

    But if you take the test and don't look at the answers/rationales for any of the questions you got wrong (or right for that matter) then it means that you have learned more and would be considered a true reflection.
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    The Saunders Comprehensive Review book. Not sure if you have it already or not but it's an excellent book. Everything is broken down in a way that makes it understandable. And of course your textbooks if you can actually read through it without falling asleep.
    Yeah I have Saunders. We used it our last trimester. The people in my class that failed NCLEX with Kaplan used Saunders and passed.

    It's a giant outline to me which I don't like. I need to pull it out but I will use it in conjunction with Hurst.
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    Congrats to all who passed wheter it was the NCLEX PN or NCLEX RN. I'm sure both were just as stressful to prepare for. I just took the NCLEX PN and passed at 85 questions which took me a little under 3 hrs. I was fine going in but sitting there in front of that computer I seriously began to have one of my panic attacks . I had to refocus my train of thought and do my deep breathing exercises, all the while hoping no one noticed me freaking out!!! LOL But I to be honest I used only the Saunders cd test bank to study and devoted at least 1-2 hrs a day to it, passing with mostly 59-65%. I still don't think that they (meaning the school/instructors) prepare you for the fact that it can be extremely nerve racking but truly possible to pass the NCLEX. I know for sure that when I go to take my NCLEX RN, I at least will have an idea of what to expect and hopefully not have an extreme nervous break down like this time around. We should all be very proud of ourselves for achieving such a rewarding goal of becoming a nurse whether PN or RN.
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    Quote from starmickey03
    If you read the rationales after you take it initially and then take it again then that is a false score. Simply because the answer is stuck in your mind from seeing the correct answer.
    This is true but it can be a good thing if it stuck in your head and your able to apply the answer to other questions worded differently. This is where having different test banks helps. I had Saunders and Hogan at home and then access to NCLEX 4000 though the school.

    So rotate them if you can as your getting better. I found the actual nclex questions were worded very simply compared to all the practice ones which could trip you up by thinking its a trick question it's probably not. Answer the question in front of you not the one you think they are asking


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