Filipino Nurses who passed the NCLEX without the help of Review Center

  1. 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 self review. Please take time to answer the following questions:

    1. What are the materials that you used?
    2. How many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    3. How many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    4. What are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    5. Take one or take two?

    Thank you.. This will be a great help for us...
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    About nursemich

    nursemich has '3 years' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'OR/DR/RR, Surgical Unit'. From 'Regina'; Joined Jul '07; Posts: 336; Likes: 100.

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  3. Visit  kathykaye 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...
  4. Visit  RNHawaii34 profile page
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    Quote from 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 self review. please take time to answer the following questions:

    1. what are the materials that you used?
    kaplan, kaplan's qbank online, mosby's illustrated review for nclexrn.
    2. how many hours per day did you study? at least 2-3 hours a day.
    how many questions did u answer per day? it varies. if i was off from work, i will answer as much as 300 questions.
    3. how many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam? six months ( about the same time i waited for my att).
    4. what are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam? study when your not tired. focus on the objectives of the review chapter. don't rely only on the review book, go back to your textbooks, because they have more information than your review books. don't answer questions without analyzing it, ( i know, this sound kinda dumb ). do not memorize, because you will forget it anyways. just familiarize.
    5. take one or take two? took it once.

    thank you.. this will be a great help for us...
    also, try not to stress out too much about the exam. you need to live your life too. i notice people tend to focus too much on the review, and they forget to breathe !!! make sure you spend time with your family and friends also. remember, passing nclexrn doesn't mean you can go to the usa the next day. pls. take your time with self review, you made the wise decision ( and save your parents money too). goodluck
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  5. Visit  blabber profile page
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    Quote from 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 self review. Please take time to answer the following questions:

    1. What are the materials that you used?
    2. How many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day?
    3. How many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam?
    4. What are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam?
    5. Take one or take two?

    Thank you.. This will be a great help for us...
    1. WHAT ARE THE MATERIALS THAT YOU USED?

    I used NCSBN online review for 12 weeks then after did some practice questions using NCLEX Made Incredibly Easy practice tests and Saunders 3rd ed. practice tests CD ROM.

    2. HOW MANY HOURS PER DAY DID YOU STUDY? HOW MANY QUESTIONS DID YOU ANSWER PER DAY?

    It really depends on my mood. I don't want to force myself to study if I'm not in the mood.

    Usually, I try to answer at least 75 questions. During the last few months of my review, I try to answer 265 questions.


    3. HOW MANY DAYS OR MONTHS IN TOTAL YOU STUDIED BEFORE TAKING THE EXAM?

    Believe it or not, I studied for 8 months. :spin:


    4. WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC STRATEGIES THAT YOU USED OR THE TEST TAKING SKILLS YOU APPLIED DURING THE EXAM?

    Read the questions carefully and analyze.


    5. TAKE ONE OR TAKE TWO?

    Take ONE!
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    I used Saunders. By the way, I studied while working at the same time as a Interim Permitee.
  7. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Suggest that you check out the NCLEX Forum that we have on Allnurses.com...............preparation for that exam is not country specific. There are many tips and suggestions to be found there.

    Best of luck on your exam.:spin:
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  8. Visit  jenny jacob profile page
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    hi, im new here and i need help on how to apply for NCLEX, i heard something about the eligibily thing first.. can you give me some idea on what should i do first when applying for NCLEX exam. thanks to anyone who would reply to my queries..
  9. Visit  nursemich profile page
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    Thanks kathykaye and blabber for your immediate and specific response, i just love to hear from my country men because it inspires me a lot..i hope others will also take time to answer these question... keep on posting...
  10. Visit  nursemich profile page
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    Thank you too for RNHawaii and Jericho
  11. Visit  nursemich profile page
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    Quote from suzanne4
    Suggest that you check out the NCLEX Forum that we have on Allnurses.com...............preparation for that exam is not country specific. There are many tips and suggestions to be found there.

    Best of luck on your exam.:spin:

    Thank you suzanne!
  12. Visit  blabber profile page
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    Quote from nursemich
    Thanks kathykaye and blabber for your immediate and specific response, i just love to hear from my country men because it inspires me a lot..i hope others will also take time to answer these question... keep on posting...
    You're very welcome. I hope everything goes well and just pray. It really helps! Best of luck!!!
  13. Visit  suzanne4 profile page
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    Quote from jenny jacob
    hi, im new here and i need help on how to apply for NCLEX, i heard something about the eligibily thing first.. can you give me some idea on what should i do first when applying for NCLEX exam. thanks to anyone who would reply to my queries..
    Please go over to the International Forum and read the sticky called the Primer at the top of it. There is much information there that you need to know before you do a thing.

    There is no such thing as applying for the NCLEX exam, it requires that you actually apply to a state Board of Nursing for licensure as an RN, and you must have approval from them to be able to sit for the exam. There is no place to apply directly for that exam.

    You must be made eligible to sit for the exam. Your credentials must be accepted by the BON, and you must meet all requirements for licensure with the NCLEX exam just being the final step in the licensing process. It is far from the only step.
  14. Visit  bebe13 profile page
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    1. what are the materials that you used? saunders 3rd ed. i focused on one material and worked on mastering the concepts.

    2. how many hours per day did you study? how many questions did u answer per day? about 2-3 hrs in the morning and in the afternoon. i exercised in the morning and took a nap in the afternoon -- to promote good blood circulation to the brain and better retention... i followed suzanne's study guide. just refer to her for the suggested number of questions.. again, thanks suzanne .

    3. how many days or months in total you studied before taking the exam? around 3 months, it takes discipline to study on your own. it will be advisable to follow a study plan to avoid waste of time and to cover most of the necessary topics. take breaks though, you will find them beneficial for your mind and body.

    4. what are the specific strategies that you used or the the test taking skills you applied during the exam? before i even touched the pc, i lifted the test to the lord and trusted on his will. that helped me relieve my anxiety as well as analyze clearly the questions.

    5. take one or take two? did it on my first try with 75 questions, by the grace of god.

    to those who are yet to take the nclex, keep the faith. god bless.

    "for i know the plans i have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - jeremiah 29:11
    Yownyown, angelkatkat, xinammon, and 6 others like this.

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