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I passed my NCLEX! Advice and encouragement.

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by sidominguez sidominguez (New) New

Hello!

I just found out today that I passed my NCLEX on my first attempt! First of all, I need to say that I was not the best student in nursing school. I barely passed most of my classes. My senior year I failed the exit HESI twice! I ended up having to take a HESI remediation class which put me behind. I was so discouraged and I felt like I couldn’t pass the NCLEX on my first try, but I did and you can too!

I used UWorld and I listened to Mark k audio lessons and I recommend both 100%. I also used NCSBN courses, but UWorld was the best for me. Make sure you read all the rationales and take notes. My assessment for UWorld was borderline passing. I believe I was in the 37th percentile (yikes)... but the most important reason for passing was PRAYER. God was the reason I passed and having faith in him. All you have to do is ask and believe that you will pass! God is good! Goodluck! You can do it!

msdecember31st, MSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in New Grad.

4 minutes ago, sidominguez said:

Thank you 😊

What state did you test if you don't mind me asking? I heard some states are harder than others...

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

8 hours ago, msdecember31st said:

What state did you test if you don't mind me asking? I heard some states are harder than others...

All states have the same passing standard. It is a national licensing exam. That's what the 'N' stands for.

Some states have different licensing standards- but it has nothing to do with NCLEX scores being higher. It has to do with program requirements governed by the individual states.

msdecember31st, MSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in New Grad.

5 hours ago, meanmaryjean said:

All states have the same passing standard. It is a national licensing exam. That's what the 'N' stands for.

Some states have different licensing standards- but it has nothing to do with NCLEX scores being higher. It has to do with program requirements governed by the individual states.

Oh OK, thanks

21 hours ago, sidominguez said:

but the most important reason for passing was PRAYER. God was the reason I passed and having faith in him. All you have to do is ask and believe that you will pass! God is good!

I'm not going to argue with you about if there is or isn't a god, but I'm going to address this for the people who don't believe in one.

Even if there isn't a god, there are psychological benefits to prayer or something similar to it. Regardless of what the ultimate outcome is, pay attention next time you see any Christian praying. Pay attention to how much more confident they are towards their problem. The same thing can work for an atheist. Find something bigger than you and nursing that you can look to for motivation. While it might not directly help you pass a test, it's something that can keep you focused on what matters and keep you in that mindset that even if you fail, you'll pass when you retake it. There's a reason that this is one of the steps in AA.

Even if you don't believe in god, try going to church and meet the people there, having a community behind you is just as good for an atheist as a christian having god behind them. Most churches will welcome someone just looking for that connection, and while they'd like you to start to share their belief, will usually completely overlook the fact that you don't. There's always that one random guy that's going to work really hard to convert you, but once you know who he is, you'll learn to avoid him. Me personally, I don't believe Christianity, and probably never will, but I go to church every couple weeks to be a part of my local community. Nobody forces their belief on me, but I have a ton of support whenever I need it. And I'm learning a lot about what they believe, which does help when you have a career that deals with people dying.

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TMCNurse23, BSN, RN

Specializes in New Grad RN. Has 1 years experience.

CONGRATS!! Welcome to the RN world!

Instructor2B

Specializes in Cardiac. Has 17 years experience.

On 7/17/2020 at 6:32 PM, sidominguez said:

Hello!

I just found out today that I passed my NCLEX on my first attempt! First of all, I need to say that I was not the best student in nursing school. I barely passed most of my classes. My senior year I failed the exit HESI twice! I ended up having to take a HESI remediation class which put me behind. I was so discouraged and I felt like I couldn’t pass the NCLEX on my first try, but I did and you can too!

I used UWorld and I listened to Mark k audio lessons and I recommend both 100%. I also used NCSBN courses, but UWorld was the best for me. Make sure you read all the rationales and take notes. My assessment for UWorld was borderline passing. I believe I was in the 37th percentile (yikes)... but the most important reason for passing was PRAYER. God was the reason I passed and having faith in him. All you have to do is ask and believe that you will pass! God is good! Goodluck! You can do it!

Congratulations!🎈🎊🎉🍾

How many questions did you have

How many questions did you have

I just took mine today and finished with 130 questions. I had about 25 SATA 5-6 drag and drop and 2 exhibit. The rest were multiple choice. Did you have those?

I honestly don’t remember how many SATA I had, but I had quite a bit. I had a few exhibit questions. I don’t remember getting any drag and drop. I don’t think I had any. Good luck to you! I’m sure you did well 😁