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My question to you all is, if you used uWorld, what percentages were you getting? What percentile rank were you in? Did you pass at your first attempt? and lastly, do you recommend uWorld for NCLEX prep?
Thank you in advance for anyone that answers. I am so stressed out and would love some reassurance.
Yes, if you're getting 55-60% on average, you should be able to pass, especially if your self-assessment exam gives your chance of passing of "high or very high." UWorld, imo, has the best and hardest questions. It doesn't really teach you tricks (eg, Kaplan), just good old knowledge and critical & analytical thinking.
I used UWorld and passed on 1/23/17 at 75 questions. I highly recommend UWorld. I did 1,775 questions over about 3.5 weeks plus the self-assessment exam (near the end of my prep). My average was 73% at 96th percentile and my self-assessment exam was 76% at 97th percentile.
One suggestion is to sit down and do at least 75 questions at one take (not 20), then carefully review, (this takes about 3 hours). You need to build the endurance of sitting down and be able to focus on doing at least 75 questions. Keep in mind that you might have to go over the 75 questions. I also re-do questions I got wrong or was unsure of after a couple days to make sure that I got the concepts.
School exams aren't reliable because they are made up by teachers and the difficulty varies. Use standardized testing tools such as ATI and HESI to gauge how well you are compared to the national standard. That's a far better assessment of where you stand.
Good luck. I think you'll be fine.