Passed NC1 today!

  1. I passed NC1 today with a B! I'm pleased with that. Sometimes the answer sticks right out and other times you're trying to decide between 2 or 3 answers...of course that's with any test! It feels good to have the 1st test over with! Now onto NC3!
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  3. by   CSLee3
    AWESOME***CONGRATS****
    NOW >> DON'T SLOW, KEEP ROLLING ALONG >> BEST OF LUCK !
    ERDude
  4. by   1979blazer
    CONGRATS!!! I am just starting NC1. any tips?
  5. by   aegirl
    I used the College Network study guide. Bought them off ebay. I used that, the excelsior practice tests, and the Lisa Arends cd I bought off ebay. I'll send you what someone sent me on somethings you should know for the test once I can get in my email. That helped me out a little.
  6. by   Eager2bRN
    Quote from aegirl
    I passed NC1 today with a B! I'm pleased with that. Sometimes the answer sticks right out and other times you're trying to decide between 2 or 3 answers...of course that's with any test! It feels good to have the 1st test over with! Now onto NC3!
    Congrats! Great job.
  7. by   simplysimple_5
    Congratulations!! I am studying for NC1 while I wait for EC to review my transcripts so I can enroll!! I just have a quick question about the tests.....is there a specific grading scale? For instance, is a "C" the traditional 70-79%? Just wondering as I know some programs a "C" is a 80% or higher.

    Thanks a bunch!

    Steph from Illinois
  8. by   MsPC
    Congrats on the great job!!!
  9. by   JulesRN10
    Congrats on the B!!! I'm studying right now, trying to decide when to go take the test...how long did you study for this one? I really need to buckle down, time is getting away from me...if I hurry up, maybe we can keep each other motivated! There's a couple of us at work doin' this at the same time...keep us posted!!
  10. by   MsPC
    When I took NC1 I only studied for about 2 or 3 weeks, but I didn't work at that time so I studied for anywhere from 2-10 hours in a day. lately I have been pulling off a test in 2 weeks with a decent grade. Again studying for about 6 hours a day every other day or so. With 2 hours a day on the other day. HTH
  11. by   JulesRN10
    what are you doing when you study? do you take a lot of notes or just read the material? i know i am making this so much harder than it has to be! i took the practice exams for health safety and scored a 69 on the 1st and 72 on the 2nd, but that was before i even had any of my books yet...now i'm reading and i feel like the info is almost too easy...oh bother!!! just gonna have to jump in feet first and see how it goes, i think!
  12. by   MsPC
    I use the study guide to make an outline sort of thing and make sure i cover each disease, sign, symptom, medicine that is mentioned. I yahoo notes, lisa's notes, or studyguide 101 to make my notes then google to clarify the information I am not clear on. Once I have done that I retype my notes and look up any information *books and google* I am still not sure on and write it out in a way that I can understand and just re-read the final notes taking handwritten notes on areas I am not clear on. I also take a practice test after making the initial notes and then after reviewing the end notes two or three times. I also break it down into sectinos based on the provided sections.

    If decide to use Lisa's notes as my primary source then I do the same thing, make an outline but use Lisa's notes and highlight any areas of care I am not sure on, and any word that I couldn't comfortably explain to someone else. I then do hand written notes on those things highlighted and re-type the notes off of Lisa's notes with the handwritten notes added in. Then I do the same review steps as mentioned before with the practice tests coming after the handwritten notes and then after reviewing the final notes a few times.

    HTH let me know if any of that doesn't make sense to you or you need clarification.
  13. by   JulesRN10
    thanks! that seems to be about what i'm doing...like i said, i am making this way too hard! guess i just need to focus on the prize and go for it! let's all keep up the good work!
  14. by   2CareerRN
    good job...keep up the good work!!!!

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