Filipino Nurses who passed the NCLEX without the help of Review Center - page 4

Hello i would like to invite those who passed the NCLEX but without Review Centers. Please share your experiences, strategies and methods of study to inspire and motivate those future nurses like me... Read More

  1. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from newbornballer
    Thank you ma'am suzanne... but I really feel that I need more than three months to prepare for it as well with the CGFNS exam...
    That is your personal choice, but have found that it is not needed. CGFNS is an entirely different exam and actually requires different preparation from what is done for the NCLEX-RN exam.

    And there is no reason that you should even be writing the CGFNS exam any more, unless you are planning on working in one of the four states that still requires it. It will not help you in any way get to the US any faster; you are still looking at the same five year wait for a chance at this time.
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  3. Visit  mhae profile page
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    can you pls help on how to concentrate reviewing ive been reviewing but it seems im not retaining much
  4. Visit  dizzydean profile page
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    Quote from mhae
    can you pls help on how to concentrate reviewing ive been reviewing but it seems im not retaining much
    First you have to clear out the distractions. Inform people at the place you live in to understand that it is important not to disturb you while studying. If possible, go to a place to study where there is no access to television & internet. Discipline & condition yourself to concentrate on the topic you are studying. Understand first the topic you are studying and then memorize the things that should be memorized (the must know stuff etc).
  5. Visit  mylene profile page
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    1. What are the materials that you used?
    kaplan online, saunders Q&A

    2. How many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    200-300

    3. How many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    about a month

    4. What are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    a. ABC
    b. maslow
    c. nursing process
    d. prioritization

    5. Take one or take two?
    passed at 75 on my first try.:spin:

    goodluck. just have focus on your review...
    thanks for the tips really need this since i cant afford any review center...
  6. Visit  promdi profile page
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    Mosby, Incredibly easy, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS only, AND A LOT OF PRAYERS. TAKE ONE AT 105. Did LPN TEST first to boost confidence. GOOD LUCK GUYS.
  7. Visit  dragonair profile page
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    I passed the NCLEX RN exam on my first try. It stopped between questions 78 to 82.

    I used Saunder's Comprehensive, Mosby by Saxton, Davis, Kaplan, Feuer cd's, NSNA and I enrolled in NCSBN online.

    How many hours per day did you study? How many questions did u answer per day? 6 hours/day; At first, I answered 200 questions but increased the number of questions as my exam day was approaching.

    What are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam? ABC's, Maslow's, prioritization, nursing process. Use critical thinking when attacking a question. If you really can't answer the question using the above strategies, use the process of elimination.

    Stay focused and maintain a positive attitude. Get enough sleep and eat the right food. Pray hard and ask your family and friends to pray for you.

    I am a Catholic and a firm believer of the Holy Spirit. I want to share my experience with the Holy Spirit. On the eve of my exam I went to bed earlier than my normal sleeping time. However, at around 8:30 p.m. I woke up and scanned my NSNA reviewer. I was trying to figure out possible topics that might be asked during my exam. I opened again my Neuro notes particulary on assessment of cranial nerves and spinal cord injuries. Guess what? What I've read the night were asked during my exam.

    Good Luck and God Bless!!!! Keep us posted.
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  8. Visit  rus-t profile page
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    1. What are the materials that you used?
    Saunders Comrehensive review, Saunders Q & A 3rd ed. and KAPLAN strategies 2007 ed.

    2. How many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    minimum of 6 hours/day and i always make sure to seperate topics that requires memorization ( Lab values, Assessment scoring such as GCS, reflexes, edema, APGAR etc. ), questions per day? ummmm, 200 practice questions.

    3. How many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    took me 5 months

    4. What are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    Critical thinking, Analysis, Patience in reading questions thoroughly and answering it with confidence.

    5. Take one or take two?
    Passed. 86 questions, take one...
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  9. Visit  honeylet_1710 profile page
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    . What are the materials that you used
    Saunders Q & A , KAPLAN strategies 2006, lippincot, NSNA Q and A

    2. How many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    maximum of 4 hours/day I answered 200 questions a day. i MEMORIZE cRANIAL NERVES BY HEART AND UNDERSTANDS SYMPHATETIC AND PARASYMPHATETIC CNS. I dont have any problem in Medications coz im dealing with lots of that everyday.. Clinical practice and background are very important.

    3. How many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    TOOK 20 days self review in my computer room plus reading a lot of tips in the internet

    4. What are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    Critical thinking, Analysis, and prayer

    5. Take one or take two?
    pASSED TAKE ONE 120 QUESTIONS
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  10. Visit  nursemich profile page
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    geez thank you for all the post guys. im now doing my review. i'm answering 150-200 questions a day..and a goal of 4,000 q&a a month.. i'm planning to take the exam on june this year, i made my application and just waiting for the approval.. im working at the same time so im having a difficult time to review lectures, im just answering questions everyday and taking note for topics that need to be memorized like normal values, most common symptoms, least, best, initial, early, late..etc..

    all your post are very helpful...im trying to follow some of the schedules that you shared during my off duties... thank you also for the motivational and encouraging words.. i know i can also pass the exam.. i'l update you on my progress..

    continue posting!!!
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  11. Visit  oneproudigorot profile page
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    and try to believe in yourself... it's alright to feel as if you have not retained anything from what you have reviewed besides it is always better to understand what you read than remembering all the details...

    when i was reviewing, i made it a point to recall bits of what i reviewed before i go to sleep... even when i am on the road or somewhere else, i try to recall things... again, it is most important to understand than simply remembering...
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  12. Visit  hyveth profile page
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    helo everyone...i'm a fresh graduate, i took nle dec.2007, unfortunately we're still waiting for the results so i don't know what's my next step...

    i'm planning to apply in vermont, i emailed them if i can apply now but they said i have to wait for the results of the local exam... and nm has new requirements, guess i'll have to go for vermont...

    so as not to waste my time, i'm reviewing on my own, i bought saunders compre review 4th ed...
  13. Visit  astroboy profile page
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    Hi...took Nclex yesterday and found my name in NM's website today!!!!Im soooo happy. I've always wanted to post in this thread....this just means that we really can do this without help from review centers....focus and prayers...prayers....and more prayers...would really help!!!hope this will encourage those who are self-reviewing....just have faith!!!


    1. What are the materials that you used?
    Saunders Comprehensive, Saunders Q and A, Prioritization, Delegation and Assigment Mosby
    2. How many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    Depends on my mood. I dont force myself but I try at least 100 a day.

    3. How many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    one month

    4. What are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    ABC, Maslow, elimination

    5. Take one or take two?
    Take one!!!stopped at 75!!!
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  14. Visit  nursemich profile page
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    your awesome for just reviewing in a month..congrats!!i really appreciate what you have mentioned that you've always wanted to post on this thread, and now u already did.. praise god!!!
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