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    mrs.lowery22 likes this.

    I graduated 12/2016 and I took my nclex February 2, 2017, and passed with 75 questions. I always get horrible test anxiety so I never know how I'll do on exams. I was shocked when the screen turned blue after 75 questions.

    I didn't feel like I aced it, Nclex is meant to be a challenge. But I wasn't surprised by the questions or the Nclex style due to Uworld. Looking back on it I was prepared, despite the fear and trembling. Lol.

    So now I just want to share my experience and hopefully it can help someone considering using UWorld.

    A little background, everyone I knew was using Kaplan. But I refused to buy Kaplan due to costs. So i took a chance and purchased UWorld based on what I read on allnurses.com.

    I used UWorld, (mostly), Lecharity book on prioritation,delegation and assignments, nclex mastery app and the 35 page study guide from this site.. I read every rational whether I got it right or wrong and made notes.

    I did 100 questions/day for 4 weeks. Those 4 weeks were very structured study time taking hours everyday. (During Nursing school I did Nclex mastery app questions, about 5 to 25/day).

    What I liked most about UWorld was their rationals, they gave just the right amount of detail, often in color, with pictures or charts, they provided the necessary info so I had no need to drag out my textbook after every question to look stuff up.

    Two days before my test date, I was burned out on questions. So i took a mental break from questions and just reviewed my notes and the 35 page study guide.
    The day before my exam I just relaxed from all studying. I know my husband must of thought I was crazy to not study the day before my BIG Nclex exam, but I was sick of questions. ..I'm so glad I took that break.

    I am so thankful to everyone who posted about their success with Uworld. The questions were challenging and like everyone has said the format was very similar to the Nclex. My average was 58℅ and when I took their assessment exam I scored "very high" on passing the nclex the first time. ...

    p.s. I paid the $8 to Pearson Vue this morning for my quick results.... Am a registered nurse! UWorld was awesome for me and I Highly recommend it!!!

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    Hi!
    I'm a non-traditional student (age 52) my kids are all grown and I decided to go back to school. I'll be graduating in May 2016 with my BSN and I don't know where I want to do my capstone or where I want to work after graduation. I'm at the retiring age, but had the opportunity to get my degree and have a better future, so I chose nursing.

    Nursing school has been very stressful for me! all the assignments, papers, care plans, exams, simulations, discussion posts, medical concepts, etc !!! I've developed anxiety issues and chronic head aches from the stress combined with going through menopause. I hate the stress that nursing school brings but enjoy some of the clinical experiences.

    I want to be a nurse so I can give back and make life a little better for others. But, I don't want to work in a high acuity, high stress, long hours, back breaking area (ER, OR, Med-Surg, ICU, L&D...) hence, I'm considering home health, school nurse, postpartum or PACU. I've spent a day with a school nurse and a few days in a mother baby unit/lactation and enjoyed them both.

    I need to chose my capstone and I'm considering school nursing, PACU or Home Health. (Our program won't allow postpartum because I've already had that area as a clinical experience).

    My question is, what do you think would be a good fit for someone my age, being an introvert,I like routine and structure, very organized, love kids (I raised 4)...

    I like the hours and summers off that come with being a school nurse, it would allow me to travel with my hubby and visit see my kids. The down side is the income is very low $35K a year and I'm afraid I'll be bored. I like the autonomy that being a home health allows, but I'm afraid the patient acuity may be too much for me. I think I'd really like Mother Baby/lactation ( I breast feed all my kiddos and would love to teach new moms) but it's hard to get hired at a new grad...I'd appreciate your thoughts...

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    Hi! first I must say I enjoy this site I've learned so much from you all, Thank you!

    I'm a non-traditional student (age 52) my kids are all grown and I decided to go back to school. I'll be graduating in May 2016 with my BSN and I don't know where I want to do my capstone or where I want to work after graduation. I'm at the retiring age, but had the opportunity to get my degree and have a better future, so I chose nursing.

    Nursing school has been very stressful for me! all the assignments, papers, care plans, exams, simulations, discussion posts, medical concepts, etc !!! I've developed anxiety issues and chronic head aches from the stress combined with going through menopause. I hate the stress that nursing school brings but enjoy some of the clinical experiences.

    I want to be a nurse so I can give back and make life a little better for others. But, I don't want to work in a high acuity, high stress, long hours, back breaking area (ER, OR, Med-Surg, ICU, L&D...) hence, I'm considering home health, school nurse, postpartum or PACU. I've spent a day with a school nurse and a few days in a mother baby unit/lactation and enjoyed them both.

    I need to chose my capstone and I'm considering school nursing, PACU or Home Health. (Our program won't allow postpartum because I've already had that area as a clinical experience).

    My question is, what do you think would be a good fit for someone my age, being an introvert,I like routine and structure, very organized, love kids (I raised 4)...I like the hours and summers off that come with being a school nurse, it would allow me to travel with my hubby and visit see my kids. The down side is the income is very low $35K a year and I'm afraid I'll be bored. I like the autonomy that being a home health allows, but I'm afraid the patient acuity may be too much for me. I'd appreciate your thoughts...

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    SororAKS likes this.

    Hi! first I must say I enjoy this site I've learned so much from you all, Thank you!

    I'm a non-traditional student (age 52) my kids are all grown and I decided to go back to school. I'll be graduating in May 2016 with my BSN and I don't know where I want to do my capstone or where I want to work after graduation. I'm at the retiring age, but had the opportunity to get my degree and have a better future, so I chose nursing.

    Nursing school has been very stressful for me! all the assignments, papers, care plans, exams, simulations, discussion posts, medical concepts, etc !!! I've developed anxiety issues and chronic head aches from the stress combined with going through menopause. I hate the stress that nursing school brings but enjoy some of the clinical experiences.

    I want to be a nurse so I can give back and make life a little better for others. But, I don't want to work in a high acuity, high stress, long hours, back breaking area (ER, OR, Med-Surg, ICU, L&D...) hence, I'm considering school nurse, home health, postpartum or PACU. I've spent a day with a school nurse and a few days in a mother baby unit/lactation and enjoyed them both.

    I need to chose my capstone and I'm considering school nursing, PACU or Home Health. (Our program won't allow postpartum because I've already had that area as a clinical experience).

    My question is, what do you think would be a good fit for someone my age, being an introvert,I like routine and structure, very organized, love kids (I raised 4)...I like the hours and summers off that come with being a school nurse, it would allow me to travel with my hubby and visit see my kids. The down side is the income is very low $35K a year and I'm afraid I'll be bored. I'd appreciate your thoughts...

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    LadyLamp likes this.

    Hi! I was 48 when I started taking my pre reqs, now I'm 52 and will be graduating with a BSN in April 2016, just 10 short months away. )

    I know how difficult it is to go back to school at this age, however, I don't regret it at all! When I started this journey I kept thinking, "but I''m going to be 53 when I graduate!!!!", and some wise soul on this site, said "you're going to be 53 whether you go back to school or not" ...and I figured I'd rather be 53 with a BSN and all of the opportunity that comes with being a new nurse with lots of life experience, than to always regret not following my dream.

    I have four children (all grown) and they and my husband were my biggest cheerleaders! There were many days that I wanted to throw in the the towel, but I persevered and I'm a better person for it. (Thank God!) I took my pre-reqs at a community college, it was very affordable and applied to the University Nursing program and was accepted, a big surprise to me!

    I'm saved and used that money for tution and books, and so far I only owe $5K in student loans. Everyone's financial situation is different, but at my age I don't want a lot of student loans, so I've paid as I go, save and pay...It was my goal to do this with as little student loans as possible and still maintain my savings account and retirement account.

    I would ask yourself...What will life look like if I don't pursue nursing? What type of opportunities will I have? Will PTA give you the what you need? financially? job satisfaction?

    You are blessed to already know what specialty you want to pursue and that's half the battle. Pray and follow your heart... God bless you on your decision. )



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