help with NCLEX......

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by chimmelein chimmelein (New) New

I have recently failed NCLEX more than once.....I Have studied and studied and studied....did Kaplan and Hurst...does anyone have a strategy??????? open to any suggestions....

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cardiacnurse1

cardiacnurse1

29 Posts

I have recently failed NCLEX more than once.....I Have studied and studied and studied....did Kaplan and Hurst...does anyone have a strategy??????? open to any suggestions....

:confused:

Hi there:)

I recently took the nclex pn last Monday and got 127 questions. I did the PVT and took me all the way to cc page. So I am assuming that I failed. I'm planning on retaking in a couple of months. I am also looking in to Hurst review which I heard that it is really great. I see that you used it also. How did you fail it then? Now you are giving me doubts on the Hurst review. Don't give up. We can get through this.

Best of luck:nurse:

linsmirn

linsmirn

199 Posts

you just have to make sure you know your content; if you don't it you won't pick the right answer. people fail using the hurst, kaplan and other programs. they are good and i've heard great things about hurst so i say give it another try, but you have to make sure you know the material. study everyday for 2 or more hours, do a lot of practice questions and read the rationales twice, if you don't understand something look it up. writing things down help me a lot. if anything know your labs, endocrine system, and infection control. saunders is great for content review and la charity is good for the prioritization and delegation questions. good luck next time and don't rush to take it.

this is for the nclex-rn im not sure about the pn

uaefan

uaefan

71 Posts

Hi chim,

You may want to look at my post "long time lurker...first time poster" for some motivation. The most important thing, IMHO, is praying to St. Joseph of Cupertino. All the best!

keldel

keldel

129 Posts

me too:( ive failed twice and done kaplan and hurst also....im trying saunders now and im gonna do tons and tons of questions i guess...im in the same boat as you definately feel your pain...its way frustrating to have spent all that money on the reviews to keep failing....but we just have to keep trying and not give up....im gonna know this info inside and out and backwards and forwards

Kazza, MSN, RN

Kazza, MSN, RN

Specializes in ER, Med/Surg, LTC. Has 10 years experience. 117 Posts

I have recently failed NCLEX more than once.....I Have studied and studied and studied....did Kaplan and Hurst...does anyone have a strategy??????? open to any suggestions....

:confused:

I know how you feel failing the NCLEX-RN, as it is this one hurdle you need to get over to get on with the rest of your professional life. Well, I finally passed 2 weeks ago on my 3rd try, and I truly believe, if it was not for HURST, I would not have passed.

I remember after watching the first video on Fluid and Electrolyte, it all began to make sense as to what NCLEX was looking for. What you can do, is confuse the situation with too many material, I know because I was guilty of running out to buy the new book if someone even hinted that it had the information that was required to pass NCLEX.

Well, clearly that didnt work, because it was too many resources with too much information. I am going to tell you now, all you need to pass NCLEX, is Hurst Review, Saunders Comprehensive and LaCharity P/D/A. You need to review the videos then practice question for that topic, until you know the information without a DOUBT or HESITATION.

You need to know your CORE CONTENT, if you do not know it, then no matter how many times you take NCLEX, then you will not pass. Also, NCLEX is about basic care, so dont try to bombard your mind with unnecessary information.

You need to eat, sleep and breath HURST REVIEW, view the videos multiple times. After listening intently the first time, then you can just play it in the background and listen. I watched each one at least 4 times, some topics I watched more. Do practice questions throughout the day, you dont have to do astronomical amounts of questions each day, even if you do 50 questions a day, make sure you are reading the rationales whether you get them right or wrong, to gather more understanding. LaCharity P/D/A is a must, you can work on that book as you get closer to your test date, (3-4 weeks out).

From my experience, I think you are over thinking the test, and once I understood that, I was able to pass the test. You have to relax so you can retain the information you are reading. Also, this time around, dont tell anyone you are taking the test, in order to take the pressure off.

When you go to take your test, just think of it as you in your room sitting at your computer and taking a practice test, and relax before answering your questions.........

All the best on your next test..........

clueless28

clueless28

71 Posts

Kazza: i am also using Hurt it is the greatest review yet this will also be my 3rd time taking the boards. I was wondering what books you used to do the practice questions from? I am using the Saunders q&a its a great book.

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Lots of people post their study methods in the NCLEX forum.

keldel

keldel

129 Posts

hey yall there are tons of questions on rn pedia....theres no space in between but this website wont let me put it without the space! good luck!

keldel

keldel

129 Posts

sorry thought first one didnt post ! didnt mean to put twice