I took the Kaplan course and FAILED the NCLEX - page 2
Hello all, I just saw my NCLEX result and I failed.... :o I took the Kaplan course (classroom w/ online questions). So, my BIGGEST concern is now what? How do I study for the next time I take the... Read More
Sep 12, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: New RN in Med-surge ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 214; Likes: 77Tflorn when are you retaking? I am retaking to and using Suzanne plan. How is it going?
Sep 13, '07Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 134; Likes: 82Quote from matilda50well i am still waiting on fla bon to send me my eligibility. my 45 days was up a couple days ago, and to be honest, i am taking my time studying. i try to do at 100 per day but sometimes i am too tired from all the studyin and just do 30-40. either way it goes, i am taking this plan seriously. matilda50, i am not taking this exam for a 3rd time. i am putting all my energy into it. i have found the rationales critical to my learning. comparing my 1st nclex to this plan, i know i could have passed if i had did it before. its frustrating lord knows but i manage to stick with it. right now, i am doing content areas on the cd only. i am finishing up musculoskeletal now. tomorrow ill prob do child health (bookmarked ones) again cause its more questions. i am doing also doing pharmacolgy, about 10 questions a day only added to my 100 cause a lot of the questions in content areas are repeats and a lot of them i already know.the only part i have not done on the cd is pharm and cardio, while im waiting on my info from bon i go over a lot of the bookmarked ones that i dont quite understand. i plan on re-testing before nov. the info suzanne sent me is also helpful cause i saw stuff from my nclex on what she sent me too so you can see why i am using it exclusively. we will pass this time around. and besides, i am not paying for anyones review. saunders is asking for the same info as nclex questions they are just longer. what about u??tflorn when are you retaking? i am retaking to and using suzanne plan. how is it going?
Sep 13, '07Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: Medical and general practice now LTC ; From: CA ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 63,978; Likes: 14,915sorry you failed, it is a hard exam to do but hang in there, take a short break, deep breath and get back into studying. Plenty of support on here from both pre and post takers and plenty of good advice already on study
Sep 13, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: New RN in Med-surge ; Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 214; Likes: 77i plan on testing oct 19 and im doing content ques 100 a day in study mode. from what it looks like there is 4039 in each section on the cd. i wonder if they have the same questions in each section probably so. i
know when reading the saunders they say alot of questions on nclex are application questions and higher. i am focus on the rationale and to make sure i understand what they are looking for in the question. i notice there were alot of ques in child health, fundamanetals, and pharm. that is a good idea to pick up 10 from pharm. i know this will be the last time were testing good luck studying keep in touch.
Sep 13, '07Joined: Aug '07; Posts: 134; Likes: 82A lot of ques in Saunders are in fact analysis/application-type ques. My NCLEX also contained a child health, pre-proc instructions, herbs, radium implants, couple cardio-meds, etc. Good luck to you on your studyin, its hard but I know we can do it. Hopefully, I will be able to schedule around that time but I cant resched til BON sends info to Pearson. Either way it goes, I am praying and I will not be moved or intimidated by this test again. I know plenty of folks personally that have failed 1-5 times and failure was not an option for them and it will definitely not be one for me. We can do this. I know we can.
Sep 13, '07Joined: Jul '07; Posts: 51Quote from NurseLumpiaNURSELUMPIA,Hello all,
I just saw my NCLEX result and I failed....
I took the Kaplan course (classroom w/ online questions).
So, my BIGGEST concern is now what? How do I study for the next time I take the test?
I've asked around and most of the nurses in my hospital gives the Kapan a big thumbs up.
Do I retake the Kaplan course and go through all of their instructions again?
HELP ME please...
I'm really heartbroken about this and I don't know what happened...
I'm depressed too... I know everyone says that this happens to a lot of nurses. But, it's hard not to.
Thanks a lot to all...
I UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL BECAUSE I AM EXACTLY ON THE SAME BOAT AS YOU ARE. I TOOK KAPLAN. I DID ALL OF THE QBANK AND QUESTION TRAINER. ATTENDED ALL OF THE CLASSES. I SCORED AN AVERAGE OF 62-68% ON ALL OF THE QUESTION TRAINER. I GOT MY MONEY BACK BECAUSE I FEEL THERE WAS NO POINT OF ME CONTINUING WITH KAPLAN AND USING THE SAME QUESTIONS WHEN I ALREADY KNOW THEM. I GAVE THEM A COPY OF MY REPORT AND GOT MY MONEY BACK. I STILL USE WHAT I LEARNED FROM THEM..STRATEGIES, ETC. THAT'S WHAT I NEED. I AM USING SAUNDERS TO BRUSH UP ON CONTENTS AND USING THE CD. A LOT OF MY CLASSMATES ARE DOING SAUNDERS. GOOD LUCK AND DON'T GIVE UP!
Sep 13, '07Occupation: studing for NCLEX Joined: Sep '07; Posts: 18; Likes: 4Thank you Mitida50 I will --At this point will give anything a try
Thank you again for your time
Aug 23, '08Joined: Aug '08; Posts: 17; Likes: 1I took Kaplan too and failed. i submitted my fail letter to them and now waiting for the Q-bank to turn on. Im not sure if i will be using there classroom and content book. I didnt feel it was helpful.