Filipino Nurses who passed the NCLEX without the help of Review Center - page 8

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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    You will need an actual letter from the PRC that you cannot write the NLE and that needs to be included with your application to CA BRN. That is all that you will need to submit.

    Not sure of which program that you have attended in the Philippines, but all need to be aware that not all of the programs there meet all of the requirements for licensure in all 50 states. We have seen schools that did not have programs that were accepted by CA.

    Same way that not all RN programs in the US meet the curriculum requirements for all BONs in the US. Each state has their own requirements and they can be different. The cores are the same, but then some have additional requirements.

    Best of luck to you.
    (p.s. Check out the NCLEX Forum that can be found under the student tab for assistance in preparing the NCLEX exam)
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  3. Visit  WickFit1109 profile page
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    Hello. im new here. Did anyone of you took the NCLEX exam this month or the previous month? can you please share with us what questions or topics you remembered? I'm gonna take this October 1 and i really need your help. as for my review, im using Saunders 3E and NCLEX 3000. help appreciated. Thanks.
  4. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Quote from Burwick
    Hello. im new here. Did anyone of you took the NCLEX exam this month or the previous month? can you please share with us what questions or topics you remembered? I'm gonna take this October 1 and i really need your help. as for my review, im using Saunders 3E and NCLEX 3000. help appreciated. Thanks.
    Moved your other question to our NCLEX forum. It is illegal for you to discuss questions from the exam and people sign to say they will not do this. Please take the time to check out the NCLEX forum in the student section
  5. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    3rd edition is also a bad idea, none of the newer format questions are on that edition since they did not exist when that book was published.

    You really should be using the 4th edition to have the best chances of passing the exam.
  6. Visit  Suju profile page
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    hi everybody,
    Saunders is good only if u can concentrate on rational rather than question.I myself think that saunders question are much easier than real nclex.In some questions you even do not have to look at question for making answer correct.But for subject matter, its really good if you can concentrate on rationals.
    Next thing, we cannot develop our critical thinking in Saunders
    because all are kind of straight questions.Nclex is not like that, we have to use critical thinking to answer nclex question.
    In my view Kaplan questions are real like nclex.I myself did all saunders questions from cd and book. A week before my exam,I took Kaplan trainer test 1 and got only 50%.It was so horrible.I got nervous.I didnt have much time.I had scheduled my nclex on last date of ATT.I had no choice.Finally I failed . Best of luck for all of you who are going to take exam..
    Well,now I am planing of taking Kaplan to build my confidence,hope it works.
    thank you
    Suju
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  7. Visit  Suju profile page
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    hi everybody,
    Saunders is good only if u can concentrate on rational rather than question.I myself think that saunders question are much easier than real nclex.In some questions you even do not have to look at question for making answer correct.But for subject matter, its really good if you can concentrate on rationals.
    Next thing, we cannot develop our critical thinking in Saunders
    because all are kind of straight questions.Nclex is not like that, we have to use critical thinking to answer nclex question.
    In my view Kaplan questions are real like nclex.I myself did all saunders questions from cd and book. A week before my exam,I took Kaplan trainer test 1 and got only 50%.It was so horrible.I got nervous.I didnt have much time.I had scheduled my nclex on last date of ATT.I had no choice.Finally I failed .
    Well,now I am planing of taking Kaplan to build my confidence,hope it works.
    thank you
    Suju
  8. Visit  berryblush profile page
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    Quote from suzanne4
    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.
    I have the re-printed and edited 3rd edition (i bought it late 2007) and honestly, content-wise it's almost the same. Only the critical thinking question ( 1 per topic) was changed to an alternate type of question, but the CD made the difference. I just want members from the Philippines who think P2300 is a lot of money to save the money if they have the edited 3rd edition and maybe borrow 4th edition CD and use the money to buy another saunders book, the alternate-type question book. BUt still, i wanna thank you for the replies you do to us members.. it's always appreciated
  9. Visit  hyveth profile page
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    Im planning to take NCLEX hopefully on February 2009....
    so I have about 4 months to review on my own...hope i can do it...
    already bought Saunder's Comprehensive Review 4th ed....
  10. Visit  Lorodz profile page
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    Quote from hyveth
    Im planning to take NCLEX hopefully on February 2009....
    so I have about 4 months to review on my own...hope i can do it...
    already bought Saunder's Comprehensive Review 4th ed....
    better start reviewing. When i started reviewing saunders, i underestimated it's depth. Read now because foreign trained nurses have a low passing rate on the nclex ( roughly 40%) we, foreign trained nurses need to double the effort.
  11. Visit  Lorodz profile page
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    Quote from Suju
    hi everybody,
    Saunders is good only if u can concentrate on rational rather than question.I myself think that saunders question are much easier than real nclex.In some questions you even do not have to look at question for making answer correct.But for subject matter, its really good if you can concentrate on rationals.
    Next thing, we cannot develop our critical thinking in Saunders
    because all are kind of straight questions.Nclex is not like that, we have to use critical thinking to answer nclex question.
    In my view Kaplan questions are real like nclex.I myself did all saunders questions from cd and book. A week before my exam,I took Kaplan trainer test 1 and got only 50%.It was so horrible.I got nervous.I didnt have much time.I had scheduled my nclex on last date of ATT.I had no choice.Finally I failed . Best of luck for all of you who are going to take exam..
    Well,now I am planing of taking Kaplan to build my confidence,hope it works.
    thank you
    Suju
    WOW that's devastating. Im sorry to hear that. Thanks for sharing though.

    I agree some of the questions in saunders is WAY easy. Still im using it for content review, I'm reading it from cover-to-cover to 'flex my nursing muscle' and when i have exhausted saunders i'll do what you will do-kaplan. I'm also thinking NCSBN, its cheaper than kaplan, and it's made by folks who make the NCLEX
  12. Visit  incubusaddict profile page
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    1. What are the materials that you used?
    saunders 3rd edition (knowledge-based)
    kaplan lecture mp3s, feuer lectuer mp3s (knowledge-based)
    kaplan question trainer (critical thinking training)
    2. How many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    i have no definite schedule, sometimes i would study during the night or sometimes throughout the day. i studied the moment i woke up until i got tired or my mind went blank or whenever i felt i was already daydreaming. haha. and then resumed my studying whenever i feel like i'm done with my "siesta". i would answer all the questions in saunders per chapter, around 200 questions per day, i guess.

    3. How many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    less than 2 months, and then i SERIOUSLY studied for 2 weeks.

    4. What are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    CRITICAL THINKING!! elimination worked for me a lot.

    5. Take one or take two?
    TAKE ONE!
    woohoo!
  13. Visit  acissej 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.
    Not all questions are the same in the end of the chapter. There are also corrections. Some questions/concepts which aren't so clear were replaced or edited. I know this because I am using the latest edition and my friend is using the older one. She would ask me some questions or clarifications and when I look at the newer edition, it's not anymore there or it has been edited or corrected already.

    So I guess what you did was all worth it.

    GOD bless
  14. Visit  abe_toledo profile page
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    1. what are the materials that you used?
    kaplan textbooks and cds

    2. how many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day
    everyday before going to bed, as many as i can, i dont force myself
    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 tskills you applied durin

    vitamin e and orange juice...

    5. take one or take two? take one


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