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NCLEX on coming Monday!

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Hey all

I'm scheduled for Monday the 27th...are their other people who r taking it on that day?

I still have to give Kaplan Q-Trainer 5,6 n 7......hope to finish it by tomorrow!

what r u guys concentrating more on during your final week of preparation....will appreciate any replys back..all the best!!

Chloe'sinNYNow

Specializes in Did the job hop, now in MS. Not Bad!!!!!.

Hey all

I'm scheduled for Monday the 27th...are their other people who r taking it on that day?

I still have to give Kaplan Q-Trainer 5,6 n 7......hope to finish it by tomorrow!

what r u guys concentrating more on during your final week of preparation....will appreciate any replys back..all the best!!

you're planning to take Q-trainer 5-7 on the same day? I wouldn't. I couldn't. How is that going to help? Take one. Review the rationales. give yourself a break, a day...take another. review it. ditto. and then the last. why bother otherwise?

P.S. then again, if this is working for you, rock on...you'll be fine :lol2:

well I don't plan to give them one after the other but still thanks for pointing that out!

just go in and come out with success.i wish you luck

KnightNurse

Specializes in ER, Med/Surg, ICU, DOU, Respiratory.

I'm taking mine on Monday too. Did qtrainer 7 today, it was the hardest one out of all. I guess my percent is ok. I've read posts where percentages were much lower than what I got which was a 60% and they passed the NCLEX first try. The ones that were posting and getting 65% and over seemed like they where getting only 75 questions on the NCLEX and passing. As long as I pass, I mean, we pass then it is all good. Good luck to you and me.

Chloe'sinNYNow

Specializes in Did the job hop, now in MS. Not Bad!!!!!.

I'm taking mine on Monday too. Did qtrainer 7 today, it was the hardest one out of all. I guess my percent is ok. I've read posts where percentages were much lower than what I got which was a 60% and they passed the NCLEX first try. The ones that were posting and getting 65% and over seemed like they where getting only 75 questions on the NCLEX and passing. As long as I pass, I mean, we pass then it is all good. Good luck to you and me.

Girl, you have a terrific attitude. Confidence is half the battle. You will do just fine. :welcome:

r u feeling confident about drugs .......in general.....can u share your tips for pharmacology prep with me......I'll greatly appreciate.....!!We will make it.....!

All the best to u too

Chloe'sinNYNow

Specializes in Did the job hop, now in MS. Not Bad!!!!!.

r u feeling confident about drugs .......in general.....can u share your tips for pharmacology prep with me......I'll greatly appreciate.....!!We will make it.....!

All the best to u too

no more so than it took in 2 semesters worth by my pharm professors.

Know the pharmacokinetics and classes of drugs.

e.g. what is ACE and what does it mean to inhibit. what is happening in teh body when it does? what influence will that have if other drugs are involved? what are teh side effects? what else can it be used for?

then make a list and write down the names of the drugs and make flash cards. All the $$ review courses do this. Names on one side, side effects, interactions, etc. on the other side.

Good luck. Hope this is a start.

KnightNurse

Specializes in ER, Med/Surg, ICU, DOU, Respiratory.

here are some tips for drugs. i got this from a fellow member. i forgot who it was, so i'm thanking that person in advance. i hope this helps. as for me, i purchased kaplan medications in a box on ebay for way cheaper. it helps familiarize myself with the meds, but that's about it. i use the kaplan course book for drug classifications, side effects, and nursing considerations. it makes it easier to understand.

caine= local anesthetics

cillin= antibiotics

dine= anti-ulcer agents

done= opiod analgesics

ide= oral hypoglycemics

iam= antianxiety agents

micin= antibiotics

nium= neuromuscular blocking agents

olol= beta blockers

ole= anti-fungal

oxacin= antibiotics

pam= antianxiety agents

pril= ace inhibitors

sone= steroids

statin= antihyperlipidemics

vir= antivirals

zide= diuretics

pine: calcium channel blockers

i would like to give some general rules regarding psychiatry drugs:

1) cannot be taken with alcohol, stimulants,depressants.

2) cannot be given to pregnant, lactatingand patients with glaucoma.

3) cannot be abruptly stooped but mus be tapered slowly

4) all are given after meals except anti anxiety agents( because food interferes with their absorption)

5) all psychiatry drugs have anti cholinergic side effects:

dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention

there you go. how did you do on your remaining question trainers?

here are some tips for drugs. i got this from a fellow member. i forgot who it was, so i'm thanking that person in advance. i hope this helps. as for me, i purchased kaplan medications in a box on ebay for way cheaper. it helps familiarize myself with the meds, but that's about it. i use the kaplan course book for drug classifications, side effects, and nursing considerations. it makes it easier to understand.

caine= local anesthetics

cillin= antibiotics

dine= anti-ulcer agents

done= opiod analgesics

ide= oral hypoglycemics

iam= antianxiety agents

micin= antibiotics

nium= neuromuscular blocking agents

olol= beta blockers

ole= anti-fungal

oxacin= antibiotics

pam= antianxiety agents

pril= ace inhibitors

sone= steroids

statin= antihyperlipidemics

vir= antivirals

zide= diuretics

pine: calcium channel blockers

i would like to give some general rules regarding psychiatry drugs:

1) cannot be taken with alcohol, stimulants,depressants.

2) cannot be given to pregnant, lactatingand patients with glaucoma.

3) cannot be abruptly stooped but mus be tapered slowly

4) all are given after meals except anti anxiety agents( because food interferes with their absorption)

5) all psychiatry drugs have anti cholinergic side effects:

dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention

there you go. how did you do on your remaining question trainers?

it was from hemaravin's tips:)

thanks for posting it again...

hey Thanks a lot for posting this info. My score on Trainer 7 was 64% but I don't feel very gud abt the medication at the moment, I'm spending more of my time on them from now on n will see how i feel abt it in a few days....I may actually re-schedule my exam....I don't know.....I want to go in with a lot of confidence which i don't feel at the moment.....let's see......but thanks for the info.

KnightNurse

Specializes in ER, Med/Surg, ICU, DOU, Respiratory.

I think I have reached the point where I just can't absorb anymore information. I don't want to confuse myself and that wouldn't be a good thing. That was a good score lilygood. As far as the meds go, i definitely dont have all the meds memorized. I know the major ones and the common side effects. Im sticking to grouping them by classification which I think is easier for me. I have read so many posts where members have studied the meds to a tee and still never get any of the ones they studied for. I think just as long as you know where the medication falls under you will know how it affects the body. Take the exam when you are ready, don't rush yourself.