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NCLEX Struggle

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by Amandity Amandity (New) New Student

Hi, so I was wondering what the most times you’ve seen someone take the NCLEX. I have taken it 4x and have not passed yet. I’ve done nsring, Kaplan and uworld. It just feels very depressing right now....any and all comments welcome...

strawberryluv, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

I recommend Hurst review. They were the reason why I passed. They explain the physiology of everything with videos. Maybe it will work for you

Salesforce, CNA, LVN

Has 5 years experience.

I'm in CA so the number of times are unlimited. I am not sure for the other states. You can do a search on here titled "This is my xx amount of time taking it and I finally passed" So it is possible to pass with xx numbers of times. what is it that you are having trouble with?

The most common reasons are usually not having a strong grasps of exam-testing skills, nursing test taking skills ( ie. ABC, Nursing Process, Safety), lack of knowledge with physiology/pathophysiology, or how to breakdown nursing type questions using keywords and bloom taxonomy.

If I was in your shoes, I would self evaluate my past results before buying another prep course. That way you will know what you need to do differently. You can do this! *heart*

clamchopz, ASN

Specializes in New Grad- Emergency Room.

I took the NCLEX 3 times and passed the 3rd time with 76 questions in 1 1/2 hours. You can do it. I have taken Hurst, Kaplan, UWorld and a few other review courses. In my area, there were raving reviews about this class held by this Doctor. It was pricey but worth every penny. He has over 90% pass rate. He broke things down into a completely different perspective. He encouraged us to keep our UWorld membership and go through it alongside taking his class. I answered 10-20 questions a night every night, and was successful. I hope this information helps! If you are in Los Angeles, CA area, I'll be happy to pass on this NCLEX review info to you! Best of luck! You can do it!

KSK TRAINING IN GARDENA, CA. Dr. KHAN. He offers a prep course. It's pricey but a lot of prep courses in person are pricey. I just finished with him. I am not using UWorld this 3rd time. It would just be me memorizing answers since they repeat the same questions. I chose to use the book that came with Dr.Khan's class as my reference point and used another question bank. I'm using Kaplan question bank and a book by Donna Gauwitz "Practice Questions". If the rationales are not good enough. Then I refer to the book and notes from Dr.Khan's lectures.

clamchopz, ASN

Specializes in New Grad- Emergency Room.

12 minutes ago, JOWI75 said:

KSK TRAINING IN GARDENA, CA. Dr. KHAN. He offers a prep course. It's pricey but a lot of prep courses in person are pricey. I just finished with him. I am not using UWorld this 3rd time. It would just be me memorizing answers since they repeat the same questions. I chose to use the book that came with Dr.Khan's class as my reference point and used another question bank. I'm using Kaplan question bank and a book by Donna Gauwitz "Practice Questions". If the rationales are not good enough. Then I refer to the book and notes from Dr.Khan's lectures.

I used Dr. Khan & UWorld! Worth every penny!

I spoke to Dr. Khan about not using UWorld. I took NCLEX twice using UWorld. Using it a 3rd time was just going to be me memorizing the answers. Failing twice frazzled me. I preferred in person but because of Covid he switched to online. I lost wifi connection a lot of lectures and missed out. I could not afford to extend so I have no choice but to just go off of the book that was provided with his course.

On 5/29/2020 at 12:05 AM, clamchopz said:

I took the NCLEX 3 times and passed the 3rd time with 76 questions in 1 1/2 hours. You can do it. I have taken Hurst, Kaplan, UWorld and a few other review courses. In my area, there were raving reviews about this class held by this Doctor. It was pricey but worth every penny. He has over 90% pass rate. He broke things down into a completely different perspective. He encouraged us to keep our UWorld membership and go through it alongside taking his class. I answered 10-20 questions a night every night, and was successful. I hope this information helps! If you are in Los Angeles, CA area, I'll be happy to pass on this NCLEX review info to you! Best of luck! You can do it!

Hello Clamchopz...I am very interested in getting your NCLEX review. I am in los angeles too. thank you

17 minutes ago, missRN2020 said:

Hello Clamchopz...I am very interested in getting your NCLEX review. I am in los angeles too. thank you

MsRn2020 she used KSK TRAINING. Read my previous post where she quotes my comment.

KSK training requires payment. There is no sharing lectures because they are not recorded. I said I couldn't afford it either but I hustled to get the money to pay for it. If you want it that bad you'll find payment.

35 minutes ago, JOWI75 said:

KSK training requires payment. There is no sharing lectures because they are not recorded. I said I couldn't afford it either but I hustled to get the money to pay for it. If you want it that bad you'll find payment.

good luck to u

2 minutes ago, missRN2020 said:

good luck to u

Thank you MsRn202. I have been studying everyday and I'm studying right now as I type this. CONGRATS on passing!

28 minutes ago, JOWI75 said:

Thank you MsRn202. I have been studying everyday and I'm studying right now as I type this. CONGRATS on passing!

Correction "CONGRATS Clamchopz" LOL

clamchopz, ASN

Specializes in New Grad- Emergency Room.

29 minutes ago, missRN2020 said:

good luck to u

I took KSK over a year ago, so all I have is my book. I took KSK twice. The first time around, I had a miscarriage after completing the course. I had to take a break. I decided to take KSK a second time because I needed motivation. The information stuck the second time because I was adding on to my notes that I had previously. I also sat back & absorbed the information better. Every night, I answered 5-10 questions from UWorld. I matched up the questions with the subject Dr. Khan went over. I never skipped a night of questions. But be sure to read the rationales after each question whether you get it right or wrong. A lot of times, those rationales can explain another question or concept later on. You have to understand the concept to pass NCLEX. They can ask 1 content in 100s of different ways.

I was also working full time. If I can do it, anyone can. It takes a lot of time & commitment to achieve this goal. I know his courses are expensive. It was worth every penny for me. I put it all on a credit card to pay it off. My husband was side hustling doing Door Dash to help me pay for this. You find a way if you want it bad enough. I hope this helps! Good luck!

clamchopz, ASN

Specializes in New Grad- Emergency Room.

40 minutes ago, JOWI75 said:

Thank you MsRn202. I have been studying everyday and I'm studying right now as I type this. CONGRATS on passing!

Thank you! You don't have to use UWorld. Just use any questuion bank & be sure to read the rationale. If you understand the content well enough, NCLEX can ask about 1 subject in 100s of different ways. Dr. Khan breaks down the concent so well so that it will stick in your head. I honestly heard his voice in my head the entire time! Good luck!

On 6/17/2020 at 1:38 PM, clamchopz said:

Thank you! You don't have to use UWorld. Just use any questuion bank & be sure to read the rationale. If you understand the content well enough, NCLEX can ask about 1 subject in 100s of different ways. Dr. Khan breaks down the concent so well so that it will stick in your head. I honestly heard his voice in my head the entire time! Good luck!

Yes Clamchop! I am doing questions with rationales from a book right now and I answered this question hearing his vouce and relating what I learned from him! Repeat it over and over. Antibiotics decrease effectiveness of oral contraceptives! I'm answering these questions remembering Dr. Khan! Thank you Clamchopz! Appreciate your positive vibe 🤙

clamchopz, ASN

Specializes in New Grad- Emergency Room.

On 6/18/2020 at 3:08 PM, JOWI75 said:

Yes Clamchop! I am doing questions with rationales from a book right now and I answered this question hearing his vouce and relating what I learned from him! Repeat it over and over. Antibiotics decrease effectiveness of oral contraceptives! I'm answering these questions remembering Dr. Khan! Thank you Clamchopz! Appreciate your positive vibe 🤙

It will happen. Believe you will pass!

Damion Jenkins, MSN, RN

Specializes in NCLEX Prep Expert - 100% Pass Rate!. Has 11 years experience.

Amandity,

First - I want you to know that you are not alone! More than 20% of new grads have a difficult time passing the NCLEX. Over the years, I've met NCLEX candidates who have taken the exam up to 22 times before they finally developed the strategies necessary to pass! SO - I know you may be feeling defeated in this moment, but just know that it is not impossible! With the right guidance and determination - YOU WILL PASS NCLEX and earn your license!

Keep at it - Nursing Needs YOU!

Best,

Damion