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by Kgs2017 Kgs2017 (Member)

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Hello. I'm having a bit of a dilemma. I graduated May 29th but I've only been seriously studying for the NCLEX for a week. I have my NCLEX scheduled for 7/15 but am wondering if I should move it up to 7/8. I'm doing UWorld right now (just did 1st predictor test and got a very high chance of passing) with a little bit of Kaplan (averaging about 58% on samples tests and qbank). I don't want to wait too long and start forgetting things I know from school but I don't want to rush it and fail. I also work about 6 hours a day 5 days a week currently. Any advice?

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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I hit the wall at 5 weeks of studying. I couldn't study anymore. Fortunately, my test date was only a few days away, so I pushed through it. If you feel you don't need the extra week, then push the date up. You are not rushing it if you are prepared.

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7 hours ago, NICU Guy said:

I hit the wall at 5 weeks of studying. I couldn't study anymore. Fortunately, my test date was only a few days away, so I pushed through it. If you feel you don't need the extra week, then push the date up. You are not rushing it if you are prepared.

Yeah that burned out feeling is what I'm trying to avoid. 3 weeks from now seems like a long time and I'm anxious to take it but I didn't wanna get ahead of myself.

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medic 2 RN is a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency.

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I graduated May 10th and tested May 29th, which was the earliest test date I could get. Passed NCLEX at the 75 question mark. I used ATI Board Vitals and Passpoint for pre-exam studying, both of which seemed harder than the NCLEX.

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Just know that there is no time you would feel that you are fully prepared. Just go at it...confidence. You gonna be amazed that you gonna make it.

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7 hours ago, Immigrantnurse said:

Just know that there is no time you would feel that you are fully prepared. Just go at it...confidence. You gonna be amazed that you gonna make it.

I completely agree w ^^. I graduated 2nd week of December and took a break from nursing until after the holidays. I started studying 2nd week of January and had scheduled my exam for the end of January so I literally had 2 weeks to study. I was so close to rescheduling because i didn't "feel ready", but like immigrantnurse said, you never really feel fully prepared. I didn't end up rescheduling because the next opening date was the 2nd week of February and 2 weeks of studying was torture enough I knew I couldn't do 2 more weeks of nonstop studying- its so draining. 

Anyways, my advice is to just reschedule it to a closer date if you feel like you're doing well and are confident enough. If not, then just use the 3rd week to go over things you missed. Overall don't be so hard on yourself during this time, you'll do well wether you take it the 8th or the 15th. Good luck!

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I decided to keep my exam date for the 15th and take the week before off of work to study and get in the right mindset. 

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