Passed NCLEX-RN on 3rd Attempt - Gift Inside!

  1. Hey Guys,
    So I received good news yesterday, that I finally passed my NCLEX-RN on the 3rd attempt! Here’s a little summary of my journey through it all.

    First Attempt:
    · Used Kaplan qbank and in-class review
    · Scored high 50s – low 60s on the qbank, question trainers, and sample test
    · Did not fully review the rationales
    · Failed at 165 questions in 2.5 hours
    · Felt depressed and bitter
    · Went into hiding for about a month with no outside contact with anyone but family

    Second Attempt:
    · Used Kaplan qbank again
    · Scored high 60s – low 70s (only because I’ve gone through the whole qbank once already)
    · Reviewed the rationales but did not organize them
    · Felt confident, memorized the rationales
    · Failed at 75 questions in 2.5 hours
    · Spiraled further into depression and bitterness
    · I could no longer go into hiding so basically I lied to friends and family about passing

    Third Attempt:
    · Enrolled in a local preparation course and ATI, subscribed to UWorld
    · Local preparation course was a refresher of content
    · I used ATI as a fail-safe mechanism, meaning I did not study my content from it but rather used it as an assurance that I was ready to go
    · I used UWorld as a means for practice and content review
    · Mock exams from local preparation course indicated that I would pass, got the green light from ATI, and scored 63% average on the UWorld qbank
    · I felt confident but there is a lingering sense of doubt in the back of my head
    · Passed at 75 questions in 1 hour
    · I’ve never felt such a relief of burden off my shoulders, now I’m off to start my career

    My Advice:
    · Enroll in a refresher course for nursing content
    · UWorld
    · Understand NOT memorize rationales
    · UWorld
    · And again UWorld

    My Gift:
    · Email me at tumbletohumble@gmail.com
    · I can e-mail you my notes and answer any questions you may have

    Best of luck to you all!
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    9 Comments

  3. by   Stannie
    Congratulations!!! [emoji4][emoji4] I will email you right now thank you
  4. by   tumbletohumble
    Thank you! And yes, please don't hesitate to e-mail me.
  5. by   Flnolegirl
    Congrats...email will be coming your way
  6. by   michellerose3
    Congratulations! Please email me your notes mddomingo@selectmedicalcorp.com
    Thank you so much!
  7. by   tumbletohumble
    Quote from michellerose3
    Congratulations! Please email me your notes mddomingo@selectmedicalcorp.com
    Thank you so much!
    E-mailed.

    I won't be checking this forum very much but will be checking the e-mail provided every other day. So don't hesitate to e-mail me even if you don't get a response here.
  8. by   glamity22
    I passed my NCLEX on the 3rd try also. I find UWorld to be more helpful than Kaplan and Hurst. It doesn't only break it down in simpler form but gives a lot of illustrations and mnemonics.
  9. by   dreena
    Congrats on passing!! Please email me your notes. Dreenat@yahoo.com. Thank you!
  10. by   ocopenshaw
    Thank you! I emailed you for notes
  11. by   Mad Max
    I was hoping to have more information on the local refresher course for nursing that you attended.

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