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FAILED NCLEX in 122 Questions, PASSED NCLEX in 95 Questions!

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by msbee msbee (New) New Nurse Student

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As I promised to God, I am writing this to share my testimony on how I passed the NCLEX the 2nd time. Yes, I’ve taken the NCLEX twice. The first time I took the NCLEX, it shut off at 122 questions and I was devastated. The second time I took it, the dreaded computer adapted test shut off in 95 questions. I tried the PVC trick after the exam and got the “good popup”! 48 hours later I found out that I PASSED! Here is what I did:

The first time I took the NCLEX, I only used UWorld. I read numerous reviews that lead to promising results and read about people who used UWorld as their ONLY resource and passed the NCLEX. I did all 2,000+ questions (anywhere between 150-200 questions a day). I would read the rationales but would just skim the information because I was determined to do all of the questions the Qbank had to offer. I prayed, but my prayers were rushed as well. I went in to take the test and was discouraged as soon as I saw the question number turn from 75 to 85 to 100 and then finally 122. Went home and tried the PVC trick and got the “bad popup”. 48 hours later, through the quick results, I found out that I failed. 

The 2nd attempt at studying involved a lot of prayer. My family, friends, and even people who were not close to me prayed that I will pass the NCLEX (AND WON’T HE DO IT?!?). As for studying, I utilized my school’s offer with a program called Virtual ATI that provided me with a tutor who helped me through the program. ATI allowed me to reacquaint myself with topics and subjects I had forgotten about since the end of nursing school. I also had to take a 180 question proctored exam that would predict my chances of passing the NCLEX. I also used LaCharity’s Priority, Delegation, and Assessment book and finished all questions and case studies. Then, I went back to UWorld and continued to do practice questions. I would try my best to actually read the rationales and I tried not to skim any of the information. I would be lying if I said I didn’t skim at all, but it was definitely better than the first time.  Aside from ATI and LeCharity, the biggest change to my studying was prayer and trusting God completely. I prayed every chance I had. When I started to feel overwhelmed, I would stop and pray and ask for His guidance. 

This is my testimony that God answers prayers. Yes, you will need to put in the effort to actually study, review material, and practice questions... But it is equally important to spend time with God and to see and experience all the good things He has in store for you.

Keep praying, keep studying, and keep praying some more. God is always listening and His plans are perfect. Yes, I put in the work, but ultimately the rest was up to Him. God bless. 

 

Isaiah 41:10
Matthew 6:33
1 Corinthians 3:21-23
2 Corinthians 1:20

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Congratulation I took my exam today the computer shut me off at 85 This is my third time trying. The first two exam computer shot off at 75 question. Today shot off at 85 lol . God help ur chikdren

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20 hours ago, Okotie said:

Congratulation I took my exam today the computer shut me off at 85 This is my third time trying. The first two exam computer shot off at 75 question. Today shot off at 85 lol . God help ur chikdren

Good luck! 

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