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I graduated May 11 2019.. took my NCLEX on the 18 of June. I had a lot going on at the time but I thought I was prepared. I did use UWorld, and some of Kaplan. I really need a good study strategy . I am not sure if I am understanding the question or maybe not understanding content well enough. I am so down. I just registered back at Pearson but don’t know what happens next . I can’t get out of my head.  All my friends are passing and I feel so awful that I failed. 

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Silverdragon102 has 30 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the NCLEX forum 

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I thought I did I am new to this , I just joined 

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I am so sorry, but you will pass next time! What was your study strategy with UWorld? 

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I struggle a bit with navigating UWorld. I read the rationale but didn’t take enough notes as I needed to I guess. I did lil bit of Kaplan but confused a lil about how to use the decision tree especially finding the abcs in priority questions or in some questions. 

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I just passed the NCLEX a week ago and only used Uworld and the HESI NCLEX books. I would suggest lightly going over content on your weaker topics (not sure is Kaplan has a book for it) and then doing Uworld questions and writing down the rationales you are not 100% confident about. This worked for me with cardiac. After reviewing my weak areas, I did 75 questions a day when I had to work (a mix of everything) and 150 questions on my days off. I read every single rationale and wrote down down the the rationales for the questions I wasn't sure about or answered correctly by chance. I completed the entire test bank. I also found an online guide for all of the medications featured of Uworld, it was about $5 and extremely helpful. 

I also used this to help with prioritization questions https://anchor.fm/pocket-nurse

 

Hope this helps! 

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Thank you so much. How many hours a day you study, how many days a week did you study.

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I didn't study for a set amount of time each day. It usually took me about 4-5 hours to complete 75 questions and read all the rationales but that's only because I am easily distracted lol I studied every day for 1 month. 

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Thank you this helps. 

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So sorry that you were unsuccessful on your first attempt at Nclex. Did the computer shut off at 75 questions or were you able to do 265? I have read a lot of people recommend the Mark Klimek audio lectures or Hurst review. Maybe thats something you should look into. It definitely helps to review those important topics.

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I took all 265 questions , only to find out I failed. Don’t know also if it was my nerves. Because I felt ready. Now I am confused on how to go about organizing and using materials 

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I did the same thing. Took al 265 my first time and failed. I had a lot going on with my mom in the hospital. And honestly, I didn't prepare as well as I should have. I took the HURST review after failing. I printed all the material. Watched the videos. Made a binder, and it was big, but I was well prepared to pass on my second time. Don't feel bad. Plenty of good nurses fail. I reviewed 3-4 hours a day for three weeks. You'll get through this. If you could pass your university courses, you can pass Nclex. I'm now a nurse of eight years. I've traveled from west coast to east coast. I'm also now a DNP-FNP student. If I could do it, you can do it. Just believe you can.

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