NCLEX right away without studying?

  1. Didn't want to post this under NCLEX because most of the people there haven't taken the exam yet.

    I want to know if anyone who was just a normal student went and took the NCLEX right outta school. Like within a week or two without really studying.
    Last edit by EricJRN on May 22, '07 : Reason: Thinly-veiled/questionable wording edited
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  3. by   Bonny619
    Id imagine some do. I start my 4th semester in the fall and ive started studying already. I'm hoping to cut down on studying time and get the test over with.
  4. by   Boston-RN
    I took the exam 10 days after graduation and passed but I did study (roughly 50?? a day +/-) .....I don't know of anyone that didn't study at all.
  5. by   EricJRN
    Clever,

    I went ahead and stuck this NCLEX-related thread in the NCLEX Discussion Forum. Although some people on this forum haven't taken the NCLEX, your chances here are going to be better than in the General Nursing Student Discussion. Frequently we have both past passers and failers weighing in on their experiences.
  6. by   CrunchyLaborRN
    good question
  7. by   Leilah75_RN
    when you have just finished school, everything is still fresh. all the topics, school nclex prep, post nursing tests. etc..etc..It will serve as a review/prep for nclex. some might pass jumping from Nursing school to nclex without nclex review others needs help of nclex books or online or classroom review. know your self. It is better to go on safer route rather than trying your luck. it is very expensive to fail ... best of luck...
  8. by   pagandeva2000
    I have heard stories of people walking in within about a month after graduation to take NCLEX, and that they did pass. I don't think that would have been my situation, because it was too many things I had forgotten about. Each semester was intense, and I had the assumption at the end of each semester that I would never forget that stuff, only to read it again and say to myself "...now, what was that again?"

    To each his own, but I think a person should at least review, even on a light level for about 6 weeks.
  9. by   MelodyRNurse
    Our instructors encourage us to take the NCLEX as soon as possible after graduation. They said the chances of passing are much greater the sooner you take it. I took the NCLEX PN four weeks after graduation. I didn't study much though because it was during the holidays. I think I studied about 500 questions from material that had been provided by the school. I didn't buy any of those other programs. I hope to do the same with the NCLEX RN, I'll probably study alot more, however, because of the increased standards.
  10. by   aem2007
    I took my NCLEX RN today after graduating just 11 days ago. I studied the Saunders review CD, but only had time to do about 300-400 practice questions. It cut off at 75 - I will post my results as soon as I know on Thursday!
  11. by   heedy11
    I took the NCLEX shortly after graduation without studying much and failed. I wouldn't recommend rushing to test! Not only is it expensive to fail, it is a major let down! It can become a major hurdle to overcome, depending on the particular situation you're in and the support system you have. The more you rely on passing, the more stress there is put on you, and the harder it becomes to stay calm and focused (TEST ANXIETY!) I have two pieces of advice to offer: First, don't put any time limits on yourself, and Second, practice question after question after question. I believe you have to get used to how the questions are set up and how to approach them. The questions on the NCLEX were a lot different than the ones I had on tests in Nursing School. The more you practice, the more comfortable and confident you will be! Good luck, I wish you the best! :spin:
  12. by   cardiacRN2006
    I took the NCLEX about 4 days after returning from my wedding/honeymoon that I took right after school. Technically, I took the NCLEX about 3 weeks after I graduated. I skimmed the first 250 questions of the Saunders book, and then just decided to take the test.
  13. by   Bonny619
    I'm finding it very helpful to study now, ive been doing better on my tests since studying for the NCLEX.
  14. by   MistiroseRN
    I feel like I'm doing something right. I just finished up my first year of nursing and I have been doing NCLEX all along. For each disease we do I study for tests by doing the NCLEX that goes along with what we are learning in school.

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