Filipino Nurses who passed the NCLEX without the help of Review Center - page 5

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 who will take the NCLEX by... Read More

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    can you pls help on how to concentrate reviewing ive been reviewing but it seems im not retaining much

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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).
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    Quote from kathykaye
    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...
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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.
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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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    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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    . 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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    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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    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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    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...


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