September test takers [NCLEX-RN 2012] - page 3

I am taking my NCLEX-RN exam in mid september.I sometimes feel so unmotivated and just don't feel like studying.So I thought of making a thread for people who are going through the same and preparing... Read More

  1. by   luchcole
    Quote from jayz1989
    I'm taking mines on sept 8 and I'm so nervous as this will be my second attempt. But I am doing my best to study as much as I can and really praying to God to give me knowledge, wisdom and understanding to pass my board. Anyway, God bless and Good luck to each in everyone of us!
    That's ok Jayz, at least NCLEX is not at all a mystery to you anymore and everything happens for a reason. And yeah, we absolutely need his blessings. Goodluck.
  2. by   Indian_rn2b

    I couldn't reply to you PM coz your inbox is full
  3. by   Lovemykids125
    My friend used the ncsbn review and passed the NCLEX on the first try... She got suspended for 6 months from nursing school and also almost failed bc she was receiving 45-55% on a lot of her exams!!! She failed the HESI both times with 500s (850 is minimum to pass). She barely passed getting a 75% at the last quarter and I was sure she wouldn't pass the NCLEX but she did!!!!! That review must be a miracle worker. I haven't used it but my feeling is if SHE passed the NCLEX there's no way I could fail! I'm taking it 9/11, been using Saunders this whole summer almost through the book now making "cliff notes" for myself because it helps when I write stuff down. I also use the study guide I found on her by Jay it's in the HESI discussion section and I feel like it has every single important thing u need to know! Good luck
  4. by   Indian_rn2b
    Yeah I haven't taken NCSBN review so i don't know but I have heard good reviews about it..I do have some NCSBN questions from a friend and they are really good..I like it
  5. by   bhudgins
    I take mine Sept 5th.... Having some major anxiety about this!!!! LOL
    Good luck September test takers
  6. by   iheartNICU89
    Good luck everyone I'm taking my nclex in september also. Stay positive we will pass this exam
  7. by   shunnyk
    I haven't heard from anyone on hear about Kaplan for lpn/lvn and how it is scored, but that is what I am using. My problemis that Kaplan only allows me to do timed question banks in increments of 50 questions or less; My scores range from 60% - 74%. But because it is only 50 questions, I can't figure out if that is decent or not? Can someone help me out
  8. by   Indian_rn2b
    How do you guys practice SATA questions ? from Saunders CD or NCLEX 4000?
  9. by   porkey2
    I take mine sept 24th, Im terrified. This is my second time taking. Good luck to everyone!
  10. by   iheartNICU89
    Quote from Indian_rn2b
    How do you guys practice SATA questions ? from Saunders CD or NCLEX 4000?
    I practice SATA questions from nclex 4000
  11. by   Mattastrophik
    I'm not a September test taker, BUT I took my test this past August 30th (sort of like September... anyway)

    I know this feeling all too much. I graduated May 15th, and I didn't have the money to put in my application or pay Pearson, so I waited up until June 1st to put my stuff in. NJ-BON is notorious for taking forever to process things, I didn't get my ATT until August 14th, because I kept getting the run-around every time I called them, until I actually went up there. I wasn't even put into their system until July 16th. Don't worry, I have a reason for that mini-rant, haha.

    During that time, I kept hearing all of my classmates passing, some even getting jobs, and I didn't even have my ATT number yet, so I lost a lot of drive and motivation to study. I'd be CRAZY to study until some indefinite time. But I finally got a date for my test, and I still felt a bit unmotivated, so I actually did a few things (not saying this is what you have to do, but... it gave me a slight boost lol).

    1) I used the Saunders CD, the questions are good to do to get into the pattern of answering NCLEX like questions. Sometimes, I didn't feel like doing 100 questions a day, so I told myself if I at least did one or two quizzes a day, I'm still doing "something" instead of nothing. Before I knew it, once I started "doing" questions, it wasn't so hard to get into again. So maybe aim to do a quiz a day, and plan days where you'll do more. When it's time for the NCLEX, you're going to HAVE to do questions, so try a day where you pretend it's the NCLEX and force yourself to do a 100 question exam. Then read rationales etc when it's done.

    2) The other unnecessary, but slight booster I did, I ordered a Littmann stethoscope off of Amazon. During nursing school, I had this really super cheap $8 stethoscope. It worked, but I've always wanted a really good one. So when it finally arrived, I thought "Just think, you'll get to USE it when you get a job!" and that for some reason, put me in a mode to study. I would put it around my neck and do some Saunder's questions :P

    3) Talking to people who took their NCLEX already. I know everyone's experience will be different, but I noticed part of the reason I didn't want to study, was because I was afraid of what I thought I didn't remember, or what I may have forgotten. So it was easier to not know by not finding out! But everyone I talked to felt the same way, and listening to their test taking experience put me at ease a little, and I wasn't so afraid to just do questions or review once in a while.

    I found out today that I passed Good luck to everyone! Remember, you came this far, you must've been doing something right :P
  12. by   ibmskrissy
    Quote from iheartNICU89
    I practice SATA questions from nclex 4000
    Can you please tell me where to do SATA in nclex4000.
  13. by   Aspiring LPN-RN
    Quote from ibmskrissy
    Can you please tell me where to do SATA in nclex4000.
    It's under "Build a custom test" and you will see "Show Alternate Questions Only" and it has got 243 SATA questions.