NCLEX - RN 2018

  1. Hi there,

    I graduated from an ADN program back in 2015. Just to give you a time line of my NCLEX Attempts:


    The point of this post is to address my failures. All the attempts I made were just attempts. I never 'tried'. I had the mentality that if someone is bad at basketball, they will eventually make a basket if they keep shooting.

    I kept 'shooting' and not 'practicing' - if that makes sense. Now don't get me wrong, I graduated nursing school with a 3.7 and I have very strong clinical skills. I was just too lazy to take the exam seriously. I almost gave up - but in Illinois you MUST past within 3 years of graduating or you must show 2 additional years of nursing school. I did not want to go down that route.

    Today is February 3rd, 2018. I am reaching the end of my ropes and I took the NCLEX RN at 8am.

    How did I study before? - Very inconsistent use of Kaplan. (This resource taught me strategy so I tried to pass using only strategy. That didn't work.

    How did I study now? - From December 18th - February 3rd I used Mark Klimek and UWORLD.

    I studied 6-12 hours per day EVERY SINGLE DAY UP UNTIL THIS MORNING. I completed all 2,000 UWORLD questions and read every single rational.

    My UWORLD scores got better the more I utilized it. I started out averaging 50% on my exams. That slowly progressed to 60-68%. Every single exam I scored higher than the average. And my UWORLD Self assessment exams scored me at 'Very high chance of passing'. UWORLD Recommends a 65% average on QBANK. I finished with a 60%

    My NCLEX today shut off at 75 questions with 20 SATA.

    My thoughts? Well, I either completely bombed it or I did very well. Keep in mind, the RN exams I took in the past never shut off before 150 questions. I feel more confident. I also feel nervous. I am so drained from the amount of work I put.

    I will find out Monday morning at 8AM. My friend told me to do the 'PVT' after I received the Email from Pearson. That is what I did about 2 hours after my exam. This is the message that I received.

    "Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Another registration cannot be made at this time."

    I used my credit card with a different expiration date. I did do the PVT back when I first took NCLEX and it actually charged my card. This time it didn't.

    Now I know NCLEX is graded twice and I know the PVT is not accurate by any means. I do not know what to think or feel. Just thought I would share my story.

    I currently work as an LPN in an assisted living facility and go to school for health administration. Last time I took NCLEX was in 2016.

    Thank you
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    Joined: Feb '18; Posts: 19; Likes: 21
    from IL , US
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience


  3. by   jojomtrn
    I took mine at the same time! I have heard great things about UWorld but I had already signed up for Kaplan so thats what I did. I also had 75 questions and got the good pop up on the PVT. I'm am now just anxiously awaiting my results as you are but feeling pretty good. Best of luck to you!!
  4. by   meassa
    Thank you, good luck to you as well!
  5. by   meassa
    I found out this morning I passed.
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  7. by   meassa
    Thank you very much!
  8. by   JI_mar
    First off, congratulations! I'm sire it's such a relief to be done. Do you think we could switch emails? If you don't mind I have a couple of questions. I'm feeling lost in my own attempts and need direction.
  9. by   Rosssy
    Hi guys i m heard everyone passing with uworld but i couldnt i failed my nclex 2nd time i took both kaplan n uworld i completed all my 2000 questions on uworld n gave my exam till 200questions yesterday n my time was out . I did pearson viewtrick n it didnt show good pop up....i m just feedup..can i gave lpn ???what do i need to do for that please help me guys i need all u yuys support and congratulation meassa
  10. by   meassa
    Hi! Feel free to talk to me and I will guide you with tips.
  11. by   meassa
    Hello! Feel free to email me and I will do my best to guide you If I can pass anyone can pass.
  12. by   archina03
    thanks for sharing!!!! look forward to hearing about your PASS!
  13. by   meassa
    I passed
  14. by   meassa
    tell me in detail how you are studying. i want to know your day to day routine. and how you utilized UWORLD. if you are not utilizing it the way I had suggested in my post it will be difficult to be successful.