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I Passed!

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I passed guys! I saw my license number on the NM BON. It was quicker than the quick results! It was my first time to take the exam.

Let me express my gratitude to Suzanne. She guided me throughout the whole registration process, answering every single one of my questions patiently and promptly. I don't know how you do it, but everytime I sit in front of a computer for so long my head starts to ache. Thank you so much for your dedication!

I did Judith Miller review but that was more than 6 months ago already. I kept delaying my exam because I was soooo scared.

I did Saunders too (3rd edition, I know I should've gotten the 4th but I already wrote a lot of notes in my 3rd edition way back in nursing school) I borrowed the 4th edition CD though. I did about half of those questions. Saunders is the best resource for content.

LaCharity's question were the closest to NCLEX imo, about 50% of my questions were priority type. It is a very good practice to develop critical thinking skills. I didn't finish the entire book though, I ditched the last 4 chapters.

Kaplan Qtrainer was great too. But the questions were too wordy, that alone took a lot of my time LOL.

NCLEX Day was difficult! I had random diseases and whatnot. Had only a few meds and infection control. The rest were priority and teaching-learning. No math. I was sure of only 5 questions, so imagine my horror when it stopped at 75. I was stressed! But at least they let me keep the earplugs :chuckle Good Stuff !

So yeah, after about 26 hours, I found my name on the website of NM BON. Thank God I saved the $8 I would've paid for the quick results. :yeah:

To those who are about to take the exam: When I reviewed with Judith Miller, she told as that she hasn't seen an exam without TB, Cushings/Addisons, Osteo vs Rheumatoid arthritis and plaster casts. I don't know how true that is, but hey if she said so LOL.

If I can do it, you guys can do it. Don't forget your basics. Don't get too occupied on the medical stuff and focus on the nursing stuff. And yeah don't forget your assessments and pre and post whatever procedure.

And yeah keep the faith! He who keeps his state of mind in the Lord, He will keep him in perfrct peace. Whenever I felt like I couldn't do it anymore, I listened to inspirational songs from Kirk Franklin, Karen Clark Sheard, Mariah Carey, Kim Burrell, Marvin Sapp etc. Gospel stuff are the best!

Thank you to everyone here on allnurses. I never would have heard of LaCharity or QTrainer without this site. The random facts and Inf control helped a lot too, and yes your prayers and support! :redbeathe

stefano

Specializes in icu.

:w00t: congratulations!!!:)

wow.. congratulations and good luck to you. how i wish i could pass too.. thanks for sharing your experience.. god bless

YEAH for you! I am in my freshman year and wondering what all these tools you used are? Are they books and CD's for review? Would you recommend I get one of these now? Which one.

I can only hope to be in your shoes in 1 1/2 years.

Cheers to you!:redpinkhe

I am so happy to hear that there are people passing the NCLEX. Congratulations! I am also so thankful that I found this website, I will be taking the NCLEX soon and I am so glad that I found additional resources and most of I am able to gain knowledge and information from other nursing students! I know now that I am not alone in this!:D

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Congratulations

Congratulations!!!!

Cant wait until I can give that same testimony.

RNentrepreneur

Specializes in home care, catastrophic case mgmt.

Congratulations! Welcome to the beginning of an exciting journey.

YEAH for you! I am in my freshman year and wondering what all these tools you used are? Are they books and CD's for review? Would you recommend I get one of these now? Which one.

I can only hope to be in your shoes in 1 1/2 years.

Cheers to you!:redpinkhe

Saunder's is book and CD. The book is the most important facts outlined, and then there are quizzes at the end of each chapter. I used it way back in nursing school AFTER I read the textbooks itself. It doesn't explain concept in as much depth as a real textbook does(because it is in bullet form), but it could definitely help your scores in school. It sure did help mine.

The CD can help you too, you can opt to answer only questions about a given topic, example: Adult - Gastrointestinal etc. If you have some spare time, then why not?

The other sources, don't need to use them at this point. Actually a lot of people have passed using Saunders alone.

Enjoy nursing school!

RNof2008

Specializes in LTC. Has 3 years experience.

COngrats on passing!!! Keep the rest of us in your prayers.

YEAH for you! I am in my freshman year and wondering what all these tools you used are? Are they books and CD's for review? Would you recommend I get one of these now? Which one.

I can only hope to be in your shoes in 1 1/2 years.

Cheers to you!:redpinkhe

Do not do a thing with preparing now for the exam. There will be newer editions by the time that you are ready to start to prepare. I would recommend concentrating on getting thru the majority of your program first before doing any review for the NCLEX exam. You have not covered most of the information that is needed to pass the exam as of yet.

Best of luck to you on your studies.

Hugs to you and best of luck as you begin your new career.

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

congradulations and best wishes for your new career.:redbeathe

congrats!!

I agree with you! Reviewing for NCLEX must go back to the BASICS! basics like, ngt, suctioning,tpn.

Med/surg such as cushings and addisons! oseto and rhuma!

meds such as: olols and statins!

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