ladywiggler 731 Views
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so far everybody sugested:
1. saunders (suzanne's plan)
2. kaplan (costs 300-500$)
3. nscbn (same people write nclex qs, costs 50-150$)
so, i guess we have to stick to one plan and follow it.
thank you guys for your support once again. i'm going through stages of grieving right now. but, yes, we have to try, try, and try again to pass this nclex test. i refuse to give up!
I just found out I failed also
stay positive! you'll be able to pass it. i recently failed my first nclex and was wondering if anybody can suggest:
kaplan vs. martin nursing review? bay area.....
it was my second try. i'm very frustrated. i don't want to take it again. i'm such a looser. i think i will never pass it again, even if i try again.
i also would like to know about good on-line sourses, especially once that have lots of priority and delegation Q.
I came here in search of advice for passing NCLEX. I see talk about Suzanne's plan and am searching high and low for it without success...
I actually came here to read reviews on Kaplan's Complete course. My mom is trying to get me to take that. I did read the Kaplan book about test taking strategies before I took my test and it did help but I think I need more help on content. I had 265 questions and was blown out of the water by so many of the questions it was asking. Definately a test like no other!!!
I look forward to talking with some of you on here...and any help is appreciated.
And about the Kaplan course...it is offered in 2 weeks and again in August. Now since I cannot retake my test until September, should I take the course now and take full advantage of the 90 day question bank or wait until closer to my exam date?! Or should I just study on my own with Saunders?
Hi LT, Lake Havasu is a great place to live but employment situation dire for majority of people. Only one large (ish) hospital; small town of about 57,000 really friendly but not the place to work if you want to get rich. Extremely hot July/August, approx. 128 F so if you cant stand the heat not the place to be. Having come from the British weather I love it but not for everyone. Very much a 'hire and fire' town Im told, so over to you. Good Luck
Have sent you a PM, but I do think retrogression is putting a few off until they know what is happening
Hello Everyone, I am a newly graduated RN, now living in Arizona. Finding this site has been a 'godsend'; was feeling very alone in a new (tho wonderful) country. I have left all my family and friends in the UK in an attempt to start a new life in the USA, not easy. To stay here I need to pass the dreaded NCLEX; took it Thursday; did not pass; arrrrrrrrgh!!! If I dont pass,I dont work and I dont get the green card. Any UK trained nurses (especially fresh out of Uni) out there who have navigated the USA system, NCLEX etc? Really want to make my life here and I have the greatest respect for all the US nurses, they must really know their stuff. If anyone has any advice would be very grateful. I have a husband (here on his temp visa at the mo)and a wonderful small border collie and I feel they are depending on me. As a newly graduated RN have limited experience of course but I am soooooo keen to learn and be the best nurse I can, I love the job but am concerned that as a newly qualified I wont get thru the NCLEX has anyone heard of a UK 'newbie' getting thru? Take care all and thankyou.
Where were you planning to work? I am a Canadian RN but trained in the US and had no trouble with NCLEX but would highly recommend Saunders and Kaplan to prepare for NCLEX. I also thought the Mosby computer adaptive test was a good way to build up confidence because it gives feedback and shuts off just like NCLEX and then you can go back and go over questions. The questions were not as hard as some but I think just practicing as many different types of questions as possible is helpful and the format is also so foreign for most with having one question at a time and then shutting off depending on how well you do. I studied for 3 weeks and passed with 77 questions on my first try. It is possible!!! But when you start working I would highly recommend a good teaching hospital that has a good new grad orientation program. I started at St. Joe's in Phoenix and would highly recommend them. I have had an excellent experience. Everyone is very welcoming and don't mind answering my questions. St Joes has excellent benefits and lots of fringe benefits like discounts, referral bonus etc... A very professoinal and employee friendly facility!!! Good luck. I guess you have to wait to write the exam again but don't wait too long sometimes that just increases the anxiety.
Take care. PM me if you have any other questions.
You should be able to get it from any book shop, think I got mine from Barnes and Noble also Amazon will sell it. AOS is adjustment of status which you can do to GC once visas are available. You won't be able to work unless your husbands visa allows you to work until visas are available
Wishing you good luck for your nclex. You can do it, God Bless
Welcome to Allnurses. Good luck.
I took a course in Kaplan...I paid $350 for that...and I passed it...the computer stopped asking me questions when I finished question #75.
"Practice makes perfect!"
And I can't wait to see you working side by side with me....
hi and welcome to the site,
Check out the UK forum and you will find there are already a couple of nurses from the UK already working in Phoenix, I am towards the end of the process and just waiting for a visa. Also check out the NCLEX forum and Suzanne's sticky as she has done a programme. Be aware at the moment of retrogression and you can't do AOS at the moment, check out the international forum as plenty to say on there on retrogression and it's affect on everyone. PM me if you want anything. I passed on 3 attempts found it hard as an experienced nurse taking the exam
I just made this website, basically it's a very simple program that gives you a medication name and asks you what group of medications it belongs to. I made it because I always confuse meds with non-nondescript names and I hope it will help memorizing them by asking you a thousand times what that is. I took all the meds from Saunders Comprehensive Review 3 ed book.
I hope it will be of at least some help to you...
Hello Everyone, hope someone out there can help. Just failed the dreaded NCLEX for the first time. As a UK educated RN; only qualified 2005; US terms, values etc. very different. Is there a course that is tailored to foreign educated RN's to help with the exam? If I dont pass this I cant make my new life in the US; no exam pass no visa, no pressure eh? Any help greatly appreciated, the worry of having to leave this wonderful country has increased due to my failing the NCLEX. I so dont want to go back to the UK; you US nurses sure do know your stuff; feeling very inadequate at the mo. Take care everyone and thanks for any help you may be able to give.
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