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NCLEX Resource Review - Kaplan, Hurst, UWorld

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What's the difference between Kaplan, Hurst, and UWorld?

A personal insight into NCLEX study resources and tools. What helped me and hopefully you too! You are reading page 4 of NCLEX Resource Review - Kaplan, Hurst, UWorld. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

NCLEX Resources and Tools

  1. 1. Which NCLEX resource have you found helpful?

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      UWorld
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      Kaplan
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      Hurst
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      BoardVitals
  2. 2. Which tools have you found helpful when studying NCLEX?

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      Picmonic
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      SketchyNursing
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      NCLEX RN Mastery
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      Epoctrates

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So I have been doing 100-200 questions a day and taking notes on questions that I am not getting correct. My percentile is 53 and im scoring between mid 50s - mid 60s on my exams on here. Is this poor standings compared to the NCLEX?

Helpppppp!!

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Crystalroselynn said:
so i have been doing 100-200 questions a day and taking notes on questions that i am not getting correct. my percentile is 53 and im scoring between mid 50s - mid 60s on my exams on here. is this poor standings compared to the nclex?

helpppppp

I'd say those are great scores, and your strategy is fine as well. I'd encourage to look over questions that you have gotten correct as well if you haven't already.

The most important thing is to fully understand the rationale for each question. Even if, say, you did a 75-question practice and got a less than desirable score, you're successful as long as you understood the rationale for every question. I'm assuming this is your first run through the Qbank without repeating questions, and if so, you're doing pretty well percentage wise. If you have the option, the assessments you take after going over as much questions as needed should give you a good idea of how ready you are for your NCLEX.

Just a comparison, I had an overall 51% correct my first run through the Qbank. I read over the rationale of both right and wrong questions during my first run through the Qbank, redid all of my incorrect questions, making sure I understood everything like hawk. After those are done, I did my first assessment, and got borderline pass on that. Did sets of 75 questions from all questions for 5 days, and did my second assessment (very high chance of passing). Ended up passing the NCLEX first time at 80ish questions.

It seems like you're doing better than I did, so as long as you understand the why and how of every question and keep on going, you're good. Uworld is the best way to prepare for the NCLEX, in my opinion.

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I got 55% correct on UWorld (entire bank.) On the self-assessment, I scored in the 45th percentile with a high chance of passing. I passed the NCLEX with 75 questions. It sounds like you are right on track.

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This really gave me some hope. I was starting to doubt myself. Thank you!!

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blue0714 has 25 years experience.

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Have you taken their (UWORLD) NCLEX-RN Self-Assessment Test? It will tell you your chances of passing. I think thats a good percentage you have reported on your other tests though. I think mine was about that and I passed NCLEX with 75 questions. You should be fine.

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I just took Qt 1 and 2.. I'll be taking 3 tomorrow and so forth. I made a 70% on Qt 1 and a 71% on Qt 2. Are these score okay so far? I'm so nervous about Nclex. Idk if it matters but this is Nclex Pn.

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I am 12 days away from NCLEX-RN (my 2nd attempt). I'm doing Kaplan online because UWORLD didn't help me much (although it had great rationales). I wanted to know if I should Postpone the test based on my scores...

DIagnostic Test: 42%

QT1: 57%

QT2: 52%

QT3: 53%

QT4: 53%

QT5: 54%

QT6-7: still need to do those this week.

Practice Test: 67%

I am also doing the question banks (75 question sets). Any advice will help. Thanks everyone!

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I'm currently studying for my NCLEX and I'm answering as many questions as possible. I fell upon a question on Uworld that stated a client was DROWSY & had obvious signs of hypoglycemia what do you do. I narrowed it down to 2 choices - give orange juice or IM glucagon. I chose the orange juice because I know that IM glucagon is only given when the patient is UNCONSCIOUS. My answer was incorrect ! The rationale claimed that due to client's decreased level of consciousness, you give IM glucagon.

Uworld states to give glucagon IM ONLY when the patient is seizing, unconscious or somnolent - so i guess drowsy falls under somnolent. I was still conflicted with this answer choice , nonetheless, I accepted the rationale and moved on. Today, I took the Readiness exam on Kaplan. I had the same question worded differently!

This client had type 2 diabetes, was pale, drowsy, cold and clammy. COLD & CLAMMY GIVE ME SOME CANDY ! Hypoglycemia. Answer choices once again - fruit juice or IM glucagon. The answer to this one was orange juice ! Rationale: Implementation: outcome desired; symptoms of moderate hypoglycemia; client can drink juice. I'm so confused ! I probably won't get a question like this on the NCLEX but God forbid I do .. I just want to be sure. Please let me know what you guys think.

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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Sherlsx3 said:

I'm currently studying for my NCLEX and I'm answering as many questions as possible. I fell upon a question on Uworld that stated a client was DROWSY & had obvious signs of hypoglycemia what do you do. I narrowed it down to 2 choices - give orange juice or IM glucagon. I chose the orange juice because I know that IM glucagon is only given when the patient is UNCONSCIOUS. My answer was incorrect ! The rationale claimed that due to client's decreased level of consciousness, you give IM glucagon.

Uworld states to give glucagon IM ONLY when the patient is seizing, unconscious or somnolent - so i guess drowsy falls under somnolent. I was still conflicted with this answer choice , nonetheless, I accepted the rationale and moved on. Today, I took the Readiness exam on Kaplan. I had the same question worded differently!

This client had type 2 diabetes, was pale, drowsy, cold and clammy. COLD & CLAMMY GIVE ME SOME CANDY ! Hypoglycemia. Answer choices once again - fruit juice or IM glucagon. The answer to this one was orange juice ! Rationale: Implementation: outcome desired; symptoms of moderate hypoglycemia; client can drink juice. I'm so confused ! I probably won't get a question like this on the NCLEX but God forbid I do .. I just want to be sure. Please let me know what you guys think.

One question isn't going to cause you to pass or fail. Don't get distracted.

My answer would depend on whether I believed the patient was motivated and capable of consuming the "snack" ...and how low the blood glucose level actually was. That information is not provided in your questions.

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FolksBtrippin is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

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You give orange juice if the patient can swallow, Sub q or IM glucagon if he can't. Its always better to give the oral route, but if the pt is unconscious he could aspirate the oj. That's bad.

The first guy was too out of it to swallow. The second guy was just cold and clammy.

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Relax. You want to pass the NCLEX, which you will if you-

A- understand concepts

B-understand the test

C- don't have any particular difficulty or disability related to tests

The reason you don't understand the rationale is that it is not rational, its dumb, as is the person who wrote it. The term "drowsy" is ambiguous, and could be used to justify either course of action. You understand the concept, which is determining whether a pt will tolerate PO while protecting their own airway.

I think some of the folks who write questions like this sere bullied at one point in their lives, and this is just a bit of revenge. The question did serve its purpose in that it caused you to review and understand the concept.

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Honestly I wouldn't stress about missing 1 question. The better thing is that you clearly understand the concepts and can critically think about what actions to implement -- that's what you should be focusing on developing when you study for the NCLEX. I also used Uworld and Kaplan and I hated Kaplan rationales, so, at least for me, I chose to stick to what Uworld said rather than Kaplan.

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