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I passed my NCLEX with 60 questions!

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Specializes in ICU/trauma.

Hi!
I passed my NCLEX with 60 questions two days ago. I don’t want to make this loong. I just wanted to tell you what worked for me.

1. Don’t spend too much time in one given question. This will make you over analyze each option.

2. YOU HAVE TO KNOW CONTENT. There is no way around. NCLEX is not an easy exam, and it shouldn’t be easy. We have a huge responsibility to care for people’s lives. Be responsible: learn to say NO—there is time for everything, take breaks, set a routine, be excited because you are a step closer to be what you’ve dreamt about!

3. Kaplan & UWorld are amazing. Between both programs, I completed 4200+ questions. My grades in the beginning weren’t great, but after I remediation they began to improve.

I did 150Q per day. Took breaks in between.

H to the R dizzle

Has 4 years experience.

22 hours ago, ICU RN-andrews said:

Hi!
I passed my NCLEX with 60 questions two days ago. I don’t want to make this loong. I just wanted to tell you what worked for me.

1. Don’t spend too much time in one given question. This will make you over analyze each option.

2. YOU HAVE TO KNOW CONTENT. There is no way around. NCLEX is not an easy exam, and it shouldn’t be easy. We have a huge responsibility to care for people’s lives. Be responsible: learn to say NO—there is time for everything, take breaks, set a routine, be excited because you are a step closer to be what you’ve dreamt about!

3. Kaplan & UWorld are amazing. Between both programs, I completed 4200+ questions. My grades in the beginning weren’t great, but after I remediation they began to improve.

I did 150Q per day. Took breaks in between.

How many select al did you have and I only had 3-4 select all apply and got good pop up

ICU RN-andrews

Specializes in ICU/trauma.

I had about 20 SATA & 2 ordered responses

First off, CONGRATULATIONS!!

I took my NCLEX-RN this past Wednesday & also finished in 60 questions. I found out yesterday I passed!

However, I felt so unprepared and as if I knew nothing! I used UWorld and did all 2,183 questions, as well as the assessment w/ a high chance of passing, but I honestly did not feel as though UWorld prepared me. The NCLEX questions were far more vague. It was helpful as far as helping me understand delegation (something I always had trouble with) and prioritization as there is much more to it then just applying ABC's.

I found myself struggling at every single question during NCLEX. While doing UWorld, there were times where I'd ignore my gut feeling and go with the wrong answer bc you know... that's just what I do -___- . For NCLEX, I told myself I'd follow my gut instinct and went with the answer I personally felt was correct. This was something the instructors would always tell us in Nursing school & I'd just sit there like what the heck are they talking about?! LOL Finally understood what they meant on Wednesday bc it paid off.

I'm glad to hear that you had a different experience regarding UWorld, though & that it helped you pass the exam!! =]

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H to the R dizzle

Has 4 years experience.

29 minutes ago, MDelainy said:

First off, CONGRATULATIONS!!

I took my NCLEX-RN this past Wednesday & also finished in 60 questions. I found out yesterday I passed!

However, I felt so unprepared and as if I knew nothing! I used UWorld and did all 2,183 questions, as well as the assessment w/ a high chance of passing, but I honestly did not feel as though UWorld prepared me. The NCLEX questions were far more vague. It was helpful as far as helping me understand delegation (something I always had trouble with) and prioritization as there is much more to it then just applying ABC's.

I found myself struggling at every single question during NCLEX. While doing UWorld, there were times where I'd ignore my gut feeling and go with the wrong answer bc you know... that's just what I do -___- . For NCLEX, I told myself I'd follow my gut instinct and went with the answer I personally felt was correct. This was something the instructors would always tell us in Nursing school & I'd just sit there like what the heck are they talking about?! LOL Finally understood what they meant on Wednesday bc it paid off.

I'm glad to hear that you had a different experience regarding UWorld, though & that it helped you pass the exam!! =]

That’s nice CONGRATS I took mine yesterday And my results r on hold and also I only had 2-3 sata and that was it

ICU RN-andrews

Specializes in ICU/trauma.

1 hour ago, MDelainy said:

First off, CONGRATULATIONS!!

I took my NCLEX-RN this past Wednesday & also finished in 60 questions. I found out yesterday I passed!

However, I felt so unprepared and as if I knew nothing! I used UWorld and did all 2,183 questions, as well as the assessment w/ a high chance of passing, but I honestly did not feel as though UWorld prepared me. The NCLEX questions were far more vague. It was helpful as far as helping me understand delegation (something I always had trouble with) and prioritization as there is much more to it then just applying ABC's.

I found myself struggling at every single question during NCLEX. While doing UWorld, there were times where I'd ignore my gut feeling and go with the wrong answer bc you know... that's just what I do -___- . For NCLEX, I told myself I'd follow my gut instinct and went with the answer I personally felt was correct. This was something the instructors would always tell us in Nursing school & I'd just sit there like what the heck are they talking about?! LOL Finally understood what they meant on Wednesday bc it paid off.

I'm glad to hear that you had a different experience regarding UWorld, though & that it helped you pass the exam!! =]

CONGRATS!! It such a relief, right, Mdelainy?! I felt the same way. I thought I failed. But they said when you struggle is because the questions are way above passing level; that’s what the Kaplan representatives would always say.

Congratulations! Same here!! I am so excited. I thought I'd share my experience as well. Everyone is a bit different.

1. I took my time with the questions. I had 60 questions, and I was in there for almost two hours. I've always taken longer on tests, it seems to work for me. I say do what you have had previous success with. I would read the question, sometimes twice initially for key words, and then a last time to ensure my selection answers the question. I am an avid reader, and don't have issue with comprehension but I tend to skip words if I go fast/normal pace. I also like to breath and close my eyes briefly to refocus to decrease anxiety. Just me : )

2. I agree on knowing content. I actually didn't study all that much for the exam. I was a strong student though, I was just too burnt out after this semester. right or wrong who knows. My HESI exit exam score was 1110. Took it in late February. All my HESI scores were between 1100-1200 except Pharm which I got 1078. I never studied for those. I had always just focused my studies on what we were doing in our nursing content/classes.

3. I did do the Hurst review 3 day webinar course. I rewatched three lectures but not all of them as they suggest. I took 3 of the 4 q review simulators: I got 88, 83, and 77 in that order so not sure on that, they say to get an average of 77 or > on your simulators. Most my peers who I know did well in school scored higher like high 90s/low 100s. I did some Saunders practice questions but not many maybe 100-150 in couple weeks prior.

I felt pretty confident going into it, afterwards I wasn't so sure. Some questions were unexpected in some ways, some seemed difficult. I wasnt sure how easy it was to dip 'below the line'. Luckily my state is fast, and I had my licensed issued before I got home! I didn't count my SATA, but around 20 seems right. No math and 2 pictures, and one dragdrop, one exhibit.

If you are preparing now, just be honest with yourself. How are you on standardized tests, did you feel like you know content or can recall from school, and do what you can to study. I gambled taking an early date rather than more time to study because there was either an opening in one week or 2 months so I took it. Try not to compare yourself to others too much. Focus on what has worked for you. If things havent worked in the past, do something different. There is so much that could be on the NCLEX, its hard to study EVERYTHING. In my opinion, practice questions are the best time spent. Hurst is super helpful, I'm glad I did it. They really breakdown in an easily digestible way what they call core content. That being said, from what I hear UWorld has a better question bank.

On 6/20/2020 at 11:01 AM, H to the R dizzle said:

That’s nice CONGRATS I took mine yesterday And my results r on hold and also I only had 2-3 sata and that was it

Thank you!! Hopefully you have your results & we’ll hear back great news from you!

On 6/20/2020 at 11:41 AM, ICU RN-andrews said:

CONGRATS!! It such a relief, right, Mdelainy?! I felt the same way. I thought I failed. But they said when you struggle is because the questions are way above passing level; that’s what the Kaplan representatives would always say.

It truly is! All our hard work culminates into that exam. Thankful for only having had to take it once & be done! LOL wishing you all the best on your future endeavors 😊

H to the R dizzle

Has 4 years experience.

23 minutes ago, MDelainy said:

Thank you!! Hopefully you have your results & we’ll hear back great news from you!

Thank you m still on hold it will be 48 hours today after 345

44 minutes ago, H to the R dizzle said:

Thank you m still on hold it will be 48 hours today after 345

Fingers crossed 🤞🏻. Did you check your state BON site? Sometimes they put up your license number before the Pearson results become available. Or so I’ve heard.