hey all! i took my test july 7, 2003 - passed! i feel that i passed because of a great purchase i made. now, i am not here to be any kind of sales rep or anything like that, but i thought if there were some of you that had not taken the nclex yet and wanted another prepartory guide (one that is worth your while), or that needed to retest - that you would benefit from purchasing this book as well. it is the 2003-2004 kaplan nclex-rn
book. the isbn is 0743241193, and you can order it from barnes & noble, books-a-million, etc. it is only a 300-400 page book with a paper practice test, as well as a disk that allows you to test twice. (i made 60's on my tests - so do not get discouraged if you do not do well. read the rationales.) some of you may already have this book and may not have found it very helpful. i however, did. i did not attend a review course, nor did i spend a significant amount of time in preparation for the nclex. my adn school, fortunately, prepared me with requiring the hesi (and making an 88 on it), and lots more computerized type quizzes. i was nervous about the nclex because i did not know what to expect. so, i talked to some people at work and they suggested the purchase of this kaplan book. i bought it the thursday before i took the test (on monday), read it - did the paper test and one on the disk. i will tell you right now that i had 2 questions on my nclex that were near verbatim from the ones that were in that kaplan book. anyway - it was about $38, worth it in my opinion. in case you are wondering - i had 4 of the new questions, and they were not bad at all. 3 were basic dosage calculations and 1 was a check-all-that-apply question. please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions or anything. even if you just need some encouragement. you can do it!!!