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December 2009 Test Takers

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I graduated from nursing school in 2006 and immediately started to prepare myself for the NCLEX exam. I took it in December 2006 and was devestated to find out that I had failed after 265 questions. When I received my report I found that I had "Near passing" on all categories. After speaking with a tutor, they imformed me that I was right there. I just needed to work on my test taking skills. So I studied hard...sort of...and decided to take it again August 2007 stopped at 88 questions this time...failed and the report looked a lot different. More below passing and only two near passing. Am I losing what I know? I took the Kaplan course in June of 2008, and scored 65% on the diagnostic test. I was so excited and scared at the same time. I freaked out though and thought that I couldn't take another blow of failure on this test. I felt like I was letting everyone down not just myself. I couldn't take it again. So after having getting married, having a fourth child, adjusting to married life, and finding out that my mother has breast cancer...I decided to buckle down and start studying again for the NCLEX again. I really would like to go back to school and complete my BSN and one requirement before you start is to have your RN license. I realize that I just won't be complete until I have this done. I have been and at it for a month now and a lot of stuff has come back to me and there is alot that I knew pretty well. I'm still at a stuggle with what to study with. I have 3 different audio sets that I listen to and I've used both Saunders and Kaplan. This website has also been very helpful reading other strategies that other people have and it is encouraging to see that others have failed, but have gotten back up and decided to take the test again. For those whom have decided to take the test in December, please post how you are preparing. 100% of my studies are done alone and I would love to take the opportunity to use the post as a study group/guide to get us through. I have yet to set a date yet because I wanted to wait until I felt confortable with having a deadline. I do know that it will be December though. Thoughts, frustrations, tips, questions...are all welcome. Lets rock this test! I'm ready to be an RN!!!!!

KAYBDT6, BSN, RN

Specializes in L & D, Med-Surge, Dialysis.

Goodluck.......:)

lissyenfer

Specializes in none.

okay is it time to rock this exam, i have many thoughts but my urge to pass is stronger. I graduated in 2006, I have only taken it once, so I had to build up my courage to take it again. I am almost done with Saunders. I am also using Nclex 3500 and 4000. I also have Linda charity book, so I hope this is it for me. Good luck everyone!!!!

Im so frustrating as I recieved my result(NCLEX_RN) today all are near passing.:cry::cry::cry:Stand up and study again.Its not the end of the world. I always said that to my self.Good luck to all december taker.God bless.:saint::saint:

Nia1976

Specializes in None.

Try not to be discourage "kristin1213". We can help each other through this! You were close. You maybe like me needed to brush up on some test taking skills. I needed a little brush up on the content too. The Saunders book is really helping with that. If you are planning to take it again in December, I would really concentrate on doing questions over and over until you are comfortable and you can find some peace with the anxiety that you have now about taking the test again. DON'T RUSH YOURSELF! Find your pace and stick with it.

I know that your test may be a blurr to you right now, but try to think about the questions that gave you trouble. I know that SATA kick my butt. So those are the questions that I work on the most. They seem to be the hardest ones on the test for a lot of people, then Pharm, then infection control. Take it one day at a time.

Remember that you can't do this alone. Pray and ask HIM to give you the endurance you need. HE will provide.

lissyenfer

Specializes in none.

wow just reviewing and the cardiac meds. are so hard to memorize, so yes they say the classification, does any one have any good pointers.

Sending Positive Thoughts too All December Test takers!

Nia1976

Specializes in None.

thank you, pedsnurze. are there any topics out there that someone is having problems with? maybe there is an easier way to remember something like immunizations for children? hint...this is my issue. :imbar

iamnina

Has 3 years experience.

goodluck everyone. i hope we all passed. god bless us all. im taking my exam december too..

i failed few times now im starting with saunders comprehensive then saunders q and a. do u think that's a good way of starting my review again? thanks