Took NCLEX-RN for the 3rd Time!!

  1. I took the NCLEX on Monday August 13th and did all 265 questions. That's right, ALL 265 QUESTIONS IN 5 HRS. 59 MIN!!

    I had 67 select all that apply questions ( kept track with how much I got), 3 med calc questions, 2 ekgs, 5 drag and drops, and I believe the rest were multiple choice questions with pictures, exhibits, etc.

    Found out yesterday on August 14th that I PASSEDDDDD!

    I am overfilled with joy because this was my 3rd time taking it and I was stressed and frustrated for a long time and even considered choosing another career.

    I used UWORLD, the Lacharity Book, and a 35 page study guide floating somewhere around here on allnurses.com but if you need it let me know! I feel like that is all you need to pass.

    I recommend UWORLD 100% and the Lacharity "Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment" book. I did all 2100 questions along with the 2 self assessment tests on UWORLD but I only reviewed about a little over 1000 questions and read each of those rationales well. For Lacharity, I did all 21 chapters which was a total of 574 questions and reviewed each question whether right or wrong on that too.

    Scores:

    UWORLD: my score was a 50% after completing all the questions. The tests I took ranged from 34%-65% The 1st self assessment test said I had a high chance of passing and the 2nd self assessment said I had a very high chance of passing.
    LaCharity: I had an overall average score of 59% after completing all 21 chapters.

    Moral of the story: don't look at your scores!! Every time I looked at mine I felt very discouraged. It's more about understanding each question and getting better at critical thinking.

    I believe if you've passed nursing school YOU CAN pass the NCLEX. Don't ever give up and keep going for it.

    Goodluck to all future NCLEX test takers out there!!
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  3. by   HalfBoiled
    Congrats! I passed on my second time.

    I originally used Uworld on the first attempt, but felt that I was missing the bigger picture.

    Feeling defeated, I gave the LaCharity book a chance as well as Kaplan.
    After reading LaCharity back and forth and supplementing with Kaplan, NCLEX just "made sense"
    I passed at 93.
  4. by   rn90331
    Congrats to you as well!! It was the other way around for me. I used Kaplan the 1st time and it didn't help me as much.

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