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natsuhomes1 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Graduate BSN.

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If you took the exam and used NCLEX RN UWorld, what are your daily/average scores? Did you pass? What are your strategies? mixed questions or by systems?

If you are about to take the NCLEX RN, what are your average/daily scores and how many weeks are you preparing?

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So, I took the NCLEX in July 2019 & passed in 75 questions. I only used UWORLD. My scores in Uworld ranged anywhere from 50s-80s. I focused on systems rather than mixing them because that is what I prefer. Some people may prefer mixing the questions instead. I did the whole Qbank and did anywhere from 50-100 questions a day. But, everyone is different, I had friends who only did around 100-200 questions from UWORLD and passed. Everyone is different. I think the best thing you can do to prepare for the NCLEX is just to practice questions, but don't overdue it. Give yourself a break and have time to relax. I bought UWORLD in May, but I started using it in June, so I basically used it for a month before I took NCLEX.

The best advice I can give you is to read the rationale for every question. Even the ones you got right, just read the rationale. & for the ones you got wrong, understand why it was wrong.

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I used only UWorld when studying. I thought I was doing bad because my scores were in the 40's 50's and 60's. And my Self-Assessment score was "Borderline." I really felt discouraged by it but I was doing research and a lot of people made scores like that and did fine on NCLEX. I did not finish the whole test bank either. I had about 1,200 questions leftover and only went through a little over 1,000. I would do 50-75 questions a day and mixed them up because on the actual exam it is going to be a mix of everything. My exam date was approaching and I felt like I was not prepared but I just kept doing practice questions and reading rationales! Honestly, the only thing that helps is reading the rationales. UWorld truly helps, I passed NCLEX in 75 questions and that was with those low scores and Self-Assessment scores. UWorld really prepares you for NCLEX. You may think UWorld is hard but it really helps when taking nclex. 

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I used Uworld and my tests were low and ranged from 30-60's.  The most important thing to do is to remediate and make up tests from your incorrect questions to make sure you are learning why you missed them.  I kept thinking to myself (from a youtube video I saw), "NCLEX wants to make sure you are a SAFE practitioner."  You don't have to know all the details of random diseases, but know the basics.  

I don't know how people do hours of studying in one day and be able to retain info.  For me, I could only do 20-50 because I would only have time to go back over those same questions and make notes.  That's what's cool about Uworld too, you can type in the notes and print them out from the site.  The flashcard option is cool too, you just can't print them out.  I used that flashcard option for the charts in the questions.  Closer to my test time, I did start to do 75 questions a day.

I started off doings tests specific to a subject (just to make sure I covered the basics.) Then I just made up tests using random questions.

My predictor test was only 15% (less likely to pass) a week before my exam.  But I continued studying and reading all rationale.

I passed!  Good luck to you!

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Feliks specializes in Mental health.

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I used the UWorld as well. I felt it prepared me the best for the nclex. I would average about 25-50 questions every other day. I felt it was important to take days off to give your brain a break. I averaged between 50’s-60’s, but I read the rationales and really concentrated on missed questions. I took the nclex about a week ago and passed it. I felt Uwold was pretty much similar to nclex and most of my classmates used UWorld as well and passed. I think do your questions and use a common sense and you should be fine. Good luck. 

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I took my NCLEX in August of 2018: two months after graduating. I had started off with Kaplan but I didn't take it too seriously. Less than two weeks before my NCLEX, I started using UWorld. I would do at least 75 questions a day. I even had the app on my phone so I could do it when I was on a break. I made sure to read the rationales even when I got the answer right. I passed the first time thanks to UWorld. 

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natsuhomes1 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Graduate BSN.

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HI everyone! Thanks for your replies! I passed!

I used uworld for 7 weeks, did 75 questions mon-fri (sometimes 135q). Always used tutor mode and mixed. My routine was answer-rationale, answer-rationale doesn't matter if wrong or right, I always read it. My scores were 50%-60%. Answered again all my incorrect questions a week before my exam. Still has 500 questions left. Took the exam for 2 hours and passed at 80 questions!

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_Cecilia_ is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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On 11/12/2019 at 6:38 PM, natsuhomes1 said:

If you took the exam and used NCLEX RN UWorld, what are your daily/average scores? Did you pass? What are your strategies? mixed questions or by systems?

If you are about to take the NCLEX RN, what are your average/daily scores and how many weeks are you preparing?

Daily/Average Scores: 50% - 70%

Did you pass?: passed in 75 questions

What's your strategy?

"BIGGEST TIP: viewed uWorld as a learning tool not too much as an assessment.

uWorld average percentages are based on how its users perform on each question. However each question could be timed, un-timed, and you may never know if users are honest with how they're answering their questions (did they look up answers, etc.). Essentially, there may be too many factors to determine the accuracy of the percentages.

Instead, I have focused on the percentages when I was reviewing the material. Because I have already reviewed the rationales provided, I aimed at receiving an 80% or higher for the topic. By achieving that score, I can determine that I understood the material well enough."

I focused on reading, writing and understanding rationales, whether wrong or right to make sure I knew the material.

What Format did you use? Timed, 10 questions each, answered 50 - 70 questions per topic per day (Ex: Med-Surg Cardio 50 - 70 on day one, Med-Surg Resp 50 - 70 on day two)

How many weeks are you preparing? I took about 7 weeks, including reviewing material for everything.

My experience: started off with "Low Chance of Passing" for my initial assessment, and after hours of dedicated studying, ended with "Very High Chance of Passing" and passing in 75 questions

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