It's Official I Passed !

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by 1hotrn 1hotrn Member

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

It 's Official I Passed ! , I passed , popped up on California BRN ! My name X , RN. What a Relief ! I cannot believe it all my hardwork paid off . OMG ! I cannot believe it ! Time to officially put all my books away , no more Kaplans , no more Saunders , I'm done

good luck to all of you , this was my second try and im telling you i worked my butt off , and you can do it ! If anyone wants to talk to me you can send me a private message . I mean for anyone doing it the second time around and wants some of my study tips and how i did things it''s okay to get a hold me i would love to share !

rkrs6673

rkrs6673

Specializes in SICU, ER, MEDICAL. 234 Posts

[bANANA]Congrats [/bANANA]

StarMatrix17

StarMatrix17

100 Posts

:nurse::nurse::nurse::roll:roll:roll:nurse::nurse::nurse: Feel the terrain beneath your feet. Don't just speed past it or fly over it without noticing. Hold the texture of life in your hands. Immerse yourself in the details.

There is more to being alive than watching images on a screen. There is more to experience than hearing someone tell you about it.

Know life first hand. Make your own adventure, ask your own questions, and follow your own intuitions.

Stop hiding behind the excuses. There is so very much to touch, to do, to create, and to experience.

It is down on the ground, in the details and the intimacies that you will find life's exquisite flavor. Wrap yourself around the experience, and savor the richness of every morsel.

P.S.

Can you share to me notes and study tips if you have time? I'll be taking my exam 3rd NCLEX RN next month, I am hoping to pass it in living colors in God Grace! :biggringi

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

congrats

1hotrn

1hotrn

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 59 Posts

hello to all of you i want to share my experience with some of you , today i took the nclex rn exam for the second time in the row. my first date was june 14 and my second date today august 13 th.

after i found out that i didnt pass the first time , i was devastated but i also know i didnt study enough for that type of test . that type of test needs proper preparation . i left out of there my very first time in tears , only because i knew i did not pass.

i get my results approxiamtely 3 weeks after i took the boards , failed is what it said , i failed 3 sections out of the eight and i was nearly passing at the rest of them . so the way i interpreted was that i pretty much failed i took 197 questions the first time around . i tool 2.5 hours to take the exam .

what did i do , i put a study plan into effect, i took out a calendar came up with a test date and committed and adhered to my study plan. i read 3 chapters a day in the saunders book and completed the test after every chapter , i also did 100 questions in the kaplans q bank daily . if i was working ( well i worked as an ip until i found out i didnt pass and then i worked as a na ) i would just read my saunders book and then i would do the 50 questions in kaplan q bank. i also committed myself to do the q bank 2x over just so i was familiar . i had two weeks to go before my test date i had to throw it in high gear , on my days off i would study for 5 to 6 hours a day , i would do around 500 questions in that time . i reviewed every rationale whether i got it right or wrong i read it all . down to one week left till testing date , i did test 6 , got a 74 % on it wheeewwwhooo i was feeling good , next day did test 7 got a 67% i wasnt feeling to good but kaplans states if you get a 65 % or higher go in with confidence . so then i did test 5 got a 62 % i was bummed i couldnt believe it my test scores are going down what is going on here . so i then decide i was going to re-do all three tests and i did scoring a 95 % or higher the second time around .

the day before my test date i did test 4 and reviewed the every rationale right or wrong i scored a 72% on it .

the day of the test , pearson vue called said i could come in earlier if i wanted , my appointed time was a 2 but i showed up at 12 , before i left my house i did 70 questions in the kaplan q bank , yikes i know but i did it . i sit down in front of the computer my heart pounding , my hands shaking but i continue , by question 3 i got my first select all that apply , by question 22 i got another select all that apply by question 40 i had gotten 4 select all that apply and by question 60 i had 5 select all that apply , my test shut off at 75 , but i looked at question 75 and i stared for a good ten minutes ! i was so afraid to look further beyond it i was afraid that it will continue to question 76 , but my computer screed turned blue at that moment i got real scared and jittery i was afraid , what if i failed . when it was all said and done i got 20 medication question , a ton of priority and delegation a few ob questions 1 pediatric question some med surg questions too .

i felt so different this time , i still do not know my results but i can tell you i feel better , i feel a sense of accomplishment , i am crossing my fingers and i am praying that i passed . if i did not pass i cannot imagine what i did wrong , how could i study some more or how much more .

with this all said and done i have done over 3500 questions and i am hoping to pass .

for all you test repeaters stay strong and adhere to your study plan ! as soon as i find out i will post a thread !

i hope this helps someone who will be retaking the nclex, i am not going to lie it was not easy but it was do able if that makes sense .

good luck and keep your head up !

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Congratulations! :yeah:

SusanKathleen, RN

SusanKathleen, RN

Specializes in Trauma/Burn ICU, Neuro ICU. 366 Posts

Dear 1hotrn,

Wow! You are amazing. I am so thinking good thoughts for you. Please let us know how you did. And thanks for writing your story. You will be an inspiration to many people. Thanks again, Sweetie.

emmsha

emmsha

Has 10 years experience. 43 Posts

CONGRATULATIONS. :balloons::balloons::nurse::nurse::yeah::yeah:You are such an inspiration. I will be taking my exam for the second time too, soon. I have been following ur posts. I am happy for u. Goodluck in your nursing career.

lilygood

lilygood

47 Posts

Congratulations! I can imagine what a great feeling u must be having now...Im giving my exam a week from now and it's my second attempt too. I have been doing kaplan and saunders. Frankly speaking I haven't done saunders page to page but I have finished kaplans course book which is very similar to saunders. Now I will really appreciate if you can share some of your study tips with me, like what was your main focus on during your last week of preparation, how did you tackled pharmacology......do u recommend i should finish saunders completely..page to page......I really want to pass this exam this time n I'm ready to do anything for it.....so please feel free to give me any suggestions that u may have...I'm lucky to have you ask these q's..as u have been in the same boat n come out with flying colors with all u'r hard work....also how do u PM someone..where's the link for that?....thanks a lot in advance for your time n all the best for a new beginning....:)

SusanKathleen, RN

SusanKathleen, RN

Specializes in Trauma/Burn ICU, Neuro ICU. 366 Posts

Very happy for you!!!!!!

Mytonezucs

Mytonezucs

120 Posts

Savor the moment. You deserve it. Congrats!

lilygood

lilygood

47 Posts

Congratulations! I can imagine what a great feeling u must be having now...Im giving my exam a week from now and it's my second attempt too. I have been doing kaplan and saunders. Frankly speaking I haven't done saunders page to page but I have finished kaplans course book which is very similar to saunders. Now I will really appreciate if you can share some of your study tips with me, like what was your main focus on during your last week of preparation, how did you tackled pharmacology......do u recommend i should finish saunders completely..page to page......I really want to pass this exam this time n I'm ready to do anything for it.....so please feel free to give me any suggestions that u may have...I'm lucky to have you ask these q's..as u have been in the same boat n come out with flying colors with all u'r hard work....also how do u PM someone..where's the link for that?....thanks a lot in advance for your time n all the best for a new beginning....:)

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