Published Apr 19, 2014
more of a resource for people who graduated a looooooong time ago lol. Fire away...
RNfindingherway, BSN, RN
WOW! Congratulations to you. I am very proud of you. I graduated 6 years now and it's been difficult for me to pass the NCLEX. Do tell your study resources use if it ok with you. I am so proud of you. You are my inspiration. I can only imagine your story. Congratulations again.
It starts with belief in yourself. I knew that as the years went on the odds were stacking against me. I have tons of resource material. Everything from review books to test banks. The hardest thing is figuring where to start. What should I study first? How often should I test? And the one question that eats away at you, how am I supposed to pass this test after so long? Along with self-belief, you have to make studying your priority. I gave up ALL of my hobbies and focused on using whatever extra time I had to study. I studied the Pearson NCLEX-RN prep book for a month. I almost got through the whole book but stumbled across the Hurst Review. I checked out one of their sample videos and was amazed at their approach to tying in all aspects of nursing. I bought the online review and never looked back. I placed all my faith in the Hurst Review no question. I took ZERO practice tests. Well I took one 5 months into my studying and scored a 72%. This did a lot of damage to my delicate psyche lol so I decided to take no more. I studied the videos and handouts that Hurst provided. I took ZERO Q review tests. I studied from September 2013 to April 2014 I took my test on April 16th and dipped at 135 questions. I took a month off during the holidays and averaged 2-5 hours of studying a day while holding down a teaching job. I have 3 kids all under 10 and a wife. I only used the Hurst Review.
kind of off topic, but are you required to take a refresher course before seeking employment as an RN since you graduated 10yrs ago?
Thank you for responding. Congrats again.
That would seem reasonable. I dont know as of right now.
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