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I took the RN nclex for the 2nd time and failed, and now I am looking at a new strategy, took KAPLAN, not my cup of tea or maybe I did something wrong. Can anyone, someone, EVERYONE help me and tell me what else I can think about using. ( Looked at the SAUNDERS online 16 week course has anyone taken this before?) or even heard of it.:thnkg::thnkg::thnkg:

Are you certain you want to go through the expense of a review program? You can set up your own study program based upon what you have already done. You just have to stick with a study plan to answer as many questions as possible and study the rationales. Good luck.

I took the RN nclex for the 2nd time and failed, and now I am looking at a new strategy, took KAPLAN, not my cup of tea or maybe I did something wrong. Can anyone, someone, EVERYONE help me and tell me what else I can think about using. ( Looked at the SAUNDERS online 16 week course has anyone taken this before?) or even heard of it.:thnkg::thnkg::thnkg:

Yes, I have heard of it. Have never used it. I'm retaking in Jan 2010 look up that thread good suggestions

from various indiv.

cebuana_nurse

Specializes in OB, Peds, Med Surg and Geriatric Nsg.

I did heard about it too, but haven't tried it. If you wanna give yourself a chance to do a self-study again, I suggest make a study plan that comprises with a strict schedule.

- Before starting your plan, reflect on what areas you need to focus on. Know thyself on what are your weaknesses. Is it content or pure critical thinking?

- Register and get a test date. Reason: For you to get a deadline for your study plan. With mine, I took a whole 2 months and 2 weeks off.

- If you are testing at 8AM, I suggest that you practice answering 100 questions at the same time each day. In that way, your brain gets used to it.

- Start by reading content (I used Saunders Compre), don't forget to pray before starting. Start on the easiest body systems that are your strengths. Answer all the questions found at the end of the chapter. Don't be discouraged with your scores. You should get more correct answers than your mistakes. It is up to you for how long you wanna study for a day. Don't beat yourself too much.

- After finishing reading the content for all systems, I suggest you answer questions at LaCharity PD&A. Answer at least 50-100 questions a day.

- A week before your test date, memorize normal values that are commonly asked. Remember the common meds, their classifications and side effects. Memorize the infection control precautions (SPIDERMAN mnemonics).

- 2 days before the test, pamper yourself. Either get a massage or watch a movie.

- Lastly, pray. It helps.

Prayer before Exams

Dear God,

Today I will have my exams.

You know how important they are to me.

So I am humbly asking Your gracious help and divine assistance.

I pray to you, my dear God,

please never let me panic nor get me nervous,

just let me be at ease and give my very best.

Please never let me guess nor rely on pure luck,

but enlighten my mind and let me think clearly.

Please never let me resort to chances nor to dishonesty,

but let me work to the fullest of my ability.

I pray for your giudance as I think,

I may find the right solutions.

I may be able to correctly answer the questions.

I may solve those difficult problems.

I ask, O Lord, Your intercession,

that as I write,

I may not be careless or overconfident.

I may not be distracted but be more concentrated.

I may not be in a hurry nor take the exams too lightly.

Today, O Lord, I will take my exams.

Let me, with Your help, give my best effort.

Let me, because of You, receive the best and fruitful results.

Amen.

Good Luck!

Ace587RN, RN

Specializes in ED.

i love that prayer, i prayed that too and im sure it helped me pass :)