Filipino Nurses who passed the NCLEX without the help of Review Center - page 7

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  hotfudge profile page
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    Thank you... I really thank God that my efforts paid off... because if not, I would not know how much more I can give to review for a second take of NCLEX...
  2. Visit  koinurse profile page
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    i agree! wouldn't want to go through that again too, God is good!
    Passed with 75q last July 28, but it took me almost two hours! Not easy really, congrats again!
  3. Visit  berryblush profile page
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    thanks, suzanne and nursemich! i appreciate the replies!

    i don't have p2200 now because i'm saving my money for kaplan review course (i will start august 18)... (i hope i have the time to read it by heart... kaplan has a very tight schedule)

    thread edited to conform to the tos. soliciting is not permitted here.
    suzanne4
  4. Visit  isobelle5287 profile page
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    I bought the Saunders 4th edition just yesterday. Although I was already halfway with Saunders 3rd edition, I still decided to get the latest.

    In the 4th ed, alternate item format questions were added but the rest of the end-chapter questions are almost the same. I haven't tried the cd yet because I'm following Suzanne's study guide. I hope to be able to get the 2nd part of the study guide soon. =)

    Best of luck to everyone taking the exam!
  5. Visit  Antigone profile page
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    1. What are the materials that you used?

    Saunder's Comprehensive and Saunders Q&A

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

    8 hours a day. What I did was read Compre, then answered every chapter. I honestly don't know how many questions I did per day.

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

    3 weeks.

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

    Maslows. ABC.

    First thing that came to mind. Prob why I finished so quickly.

    5. Take one or take two?

    Take one.
  6. Visit  Lorodz profile page
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    Quote from isobelle5287
    I bought the Saunders 4th edition just yesterday. Although I was already halfway with Saunders 3rd edition, I still decided to get the latest.

    In the 4th ed, alternate item format questions were added but the rest of the end-chapter questions are almost the same. I haven't tried the cd yet because I'm following Suzanne's study guide. I hope to be able to get the 2nd part of the study guide soon. =)

    Best of luck to everyone taking the exam!
    i bought my 4th edition too when i was halfway with my 3rd edition. My thoughts? stick with your third edition! your better off with the 3rd edition plus buying a new material with the new alternate type questions ( such as saunders q and a or saunders alternate type questions)

    If you don't have the book, buy the 4th edition but if you have the third edition stick with it.

    also, they only added 200 questions from the 3rd edition question bank. then added some colors to some images and what not. click here to see for yourself and compare
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Aug 10, '08 : Reason: TOS pm to member
  7. Visit  berryblush profile page
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    Hi! Yeah, too late for me to realize that. I should have just go on with the 3rd editon. I have my 3rd edition but i still went on to buy the 4th edition just today! i looked at the 4th edition right away and compare, chapter by chapter! they are very much the same except for few pictures! even the questions are the same.. only that the critical question (1 every topic) was replaced by 1 new-format question. I should have just borrowed a 4th edition CD from a friend and if i can't find one, bought delegation book by la charity and saunders Q&A new format.
  8. Visit  AishaGanda profile page
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    I am planning to do self review too, thanks so much for all the comments here, now i can continue reading my saunders book as almost everybody is recommending it.
  9. Visit  Lorodz profile page
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    Quote from AishaGanda
    I am planning to do self review too, thanks so much for all the comments here, now i can continue reading my saunders book as almost everybody is recommending it.
    saunders is the bible for people taking the nclex. wish you all the best in your nclex exam
  10. Visit  macky2009 profile page
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    I"m reading Saunders now and my graduation date isn't until March 2009. By the time I get my ATT it'll be about June or July of next year. I haven't taken the exam but here's what I've been doing since June of this year 2008.
    Here's what I do every day for 4 Hours....(2 1/2 hours in the moring and 2 1/2 Hours )
    > Reading Saunders every day. In addition I'm making flash cards as I go.
    >I'm answering at least 75-100 questions a day including the rational.
    > Reading Prioritization and Delegation by La Charity
    >Kaplan In Dec (Q -trainers)
    >Prayers of course!!!Asking for Guidance and Knowledge!!!!!!

    *My test date won't be about another year, but I'll be ready. By that time I would've read Saunders at least 3 times cover to cover and would have answered at least 10,000 questions with understanding* -Macky c/o 09

    "A winner is someone who, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
    Larry Bird
  11. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from berryblush
    Hi! Yeah, too late for me to realize that. I should have just go on with the 3rd editon. I have my 3rd edition but i still went on to buy the 4th edition just today! i looked at the 4th edition right away and compare, chapter by chapter! they are very much the same except for few pictures! even the questions are the same.. only that the critical question (1 every topic) was replaced by 1 new-format question. I should have just borrowed a 4th edition CD from a friend and if i can't find one, bought delegation book by la charity and saunders Q&A new format.
    The books may be similar, but the CDs are quite different. If you are already spending close to $500 US to test by the time that you are done with things, makes no sense not to have the book that has the most up to date style of questions included.

    Sorry, but makes no sense to me. The third edition was written years ago. Chapters are edited as well in the book, they are not all word for word the same with each other.
  12. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from macky2009
    I"m reading Saunders now and my graduation date isn't until March 2009. By the time I get my ATT it'll be about June or July of next year. I haven't taken the exam but here's what I've been doing since June of this year 2008.
    Here's what I do every day for 4 Hours....(2 1/2 hours in the moring and 2 1/2 Hours )
    > Reading Saunders every day. In addition I'm making flash cards as I go.
    >I'm answering at least 75-100 questions a day including the rational.
    > Reading Prioritization and Delegation by La Charity
    >Kaplan In Dec (Q -trainers)
    >Prayers of course!!!Asking for Guidance and Knowledge!!!!!!

    *My test date won't be about another year, but I'll be ready. By that time I would've read Saunders at least 3 times cover to cover and would have answered at least 10,000 questions with understanding* -Macky c/o 09

    "A winner is someone who, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
    Larry Bird

    Actually not a good idea as to what you are doing, you are focusing on memorizing and that does not work for this exam. There is so much more into preparing for the exam, than just doing questions. REading the book is not even necessary if you have the information fresh in your mind. It may help with school work now, but not for the exam.

    Also you need to be aware that it will be at the minimum of four months or so after you graduate at the earliest to sit for the NCLEX exam, so you have all of the time to prepare then. Your focus should be on getting thru your program now. And that more and more states are requiring the local license, so that will add time on as well.

    I help prepare students all of the time to pass the NCLEX exam, and always they get the same answer from me. It is too far out to begin to prepare for the exam. You may actually cause more problems for yourself with what you are doing at this time. The exam is not concerned with what you had in school, but how you will use the information that you have learned and you do not even cover much of what you will be tested on until your last semester of school.

    If you are attending school full-time and then spending 4 hours per day preparing for the NCLEX, your school work or something else is going to slip. You also need to take into account that there is a five year wait plus for a visa, and probably longer by the time that you are done.

    Best of luck to you.
  13. Visit  macky2009 profile page
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    I'm a U.S. citizen studying in another country. I'm not a dual citizen , I have a social security number and i've lived in the U.S for over 25 years.
    I just went to PI for nursing school. Unless laws change in CABON website then I would have to take my local license. But as of this moment, PRC told me that I wasn't eligible for the exam because only filipino citizens or dual citizens can qualify for the exam. I asked them if I could take the exam in case CA would require me and they told me NO. What they told me to do is go to thier legal dept pay a fee and have them send a letter to CABON stating that I'm not qualified because i'm a U.S citizen. From that point, CABON can come up with aa decision.
    As for my school, our program is structured in a way where the first few years is mainly theory( funda, Maternal, Pharma, Patho, Med Surg etc..etc..etc...)..The last year of our program focuses on NCLEX review, being in the hospital Mon-Fri (OR, labor deliv, Peds, ER, ICU , Ortho, Mental etc...etc....etc....) Sat , Sun NCLEX and Local review at school. We do this entire rotation with other dept every 3 weeks giving us hands on exposure with different kinds of patients. Man I've seen everything and have done a lot. ...The ratio here is 1: 20...Mutlitasking is a must skill..So by the time I"m done I'll be more than ready. I've graduated in the U.S with a Bachelors so I preety much have an idea of how to prepare my self. In addition my whole entire family are RN's working in CA for over 20 yrs. In mental health anxiety can cause problems especially during test taking. Memorizing I understand won't help me pass the exam, but it's refreshing myself for some of the things I've forgtotten to give me a sense af confidence when that time comes. -Macky

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