Filipino Nurses who passed the NCLEX without the help of Review Center - page 6

by nursemich

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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    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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    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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    1. what are the materials that you used?
    mosby and kaplan trainer only...

    2. how many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    3-4 hours, 100-150 questions a day...

    3. how many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    less than a month (hmmm... dec 27 - jan 23)

    4. what are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    elimination, abcs, maslows, odd man out... lots of prayers

    5. take one or take two?
    take 1... stopped at 75 questions
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    1. what are the materials that you used?
    saunders comprehensive review.. i read it by heart for 4 times.
    it helps a lot!
    2. how many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    4-5 hours/day

    3. how many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    2 months!

    4. what are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    abc
    maslows hierarchy of needs
    eliminate wrong answers
    pray if you don't know the answer

    5. take one or take two?
    take 1
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    . what are the materials that you used?
    saunders comprehensive.. read it 4x.. pharmacology made easy, nclex-rn:250 new format questions, delegation by lacharity, kaplan strat
    2. how many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    6 hours per day

    3. how many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    2 1/2 months

    4. what are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    abc
    maslows hierarchy of needs
    eliminate wrong answers

    sing silently while taking the exam!hehe, it helps!!lowering your anxiety

    5. take one or take two?
    take one! omg! i still couldnt believe i aced it..
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    what are the materials that you used?
    saunder's comprehensive. kaplan strategies, ati, tips from suzanne, kaplan trainers.

    2. how many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    100-150 questions a day.

    3. how many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    6 months before the exam, but more concerntrated on the last 3 months

    4. what are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    a. abc
    b. maslow's
    c. prioritization
    d. wise guess

    5. take one or take two?
    take 1 @ 140 questions
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    hello pips! took the nclex last may 13, got my results on may 16.

    1. what are the materials that you used? - saunders q&a review mostly. tried reading saunders comprehensive review, but i didn't get to finish it. used also notes from cgfns exam.
    2. how many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day? - i trained myself to regularly answer at least 100 questions per day a month before the exam, then went up to at least 200 questions exactly a week before. i devoted at least 3 hours a day for reviewing, never more than 5 hours.
    3. how many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam? a month and a half.
    4. what are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam? - honestly, if you train yourself enough in answering the questions, the exam itself will feel like another one of your review sessions. and in the same way, you never know how it will turn out. so the key here is to practice answering.
    5. take one or take two?
    at 75 questions in under an hour, take one!

    piece of advice to takers: once you've figured out your review strategy and style, work with it and stop comparing yourself to others. you yourself know your strengths and weaknesses, and what works for others may not work for you. know yourself first. while waiting to be admitted for the exam, i talked with a schoolmate who also happened to have the same test schedule, and we got to talking about our review. when i told her i had reviewed for a month and a half, she shook her head disapprovingly and said i should have studied for over a year. as it turned out, i passed at 75, and i dont know about her, but i heard she ran out of time. i hope she passed. but anyway, it's different for everyone, so just do your best.

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    I passed the NCLEX without the benefit of a review center. I used the Saunders comprehensive review. I studied for 2-3 hours a day. I would answer all the questions about the unit that I have just reviewed and made sure I read the rationale. It is imperative that you do this even if you get the answers right. I cant stress this enough.
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    finally i have scheduled for the exam on august, i want to post after that i have passed and answering the thread that i have started..
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    Quote from nursemich
    finally i have scheduled for the exam on august, i want to post after that i have passed and answering the thread that i have started..

    good luck!!!
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