Published Jun 7, 2013
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i used hurst. i just took the nclex on monday and passed! i didn't use any real stretegy for answering questions (besides ABCD's). i definitely think hursts core content helped me alot, but every time i tried to answer a question as "if i can only do one thing what would it be" i got it wrong! just like they said something about "if the nurse is not able to fix the problem you should call the physician".. but that advice made me miss practice questions too.. alot of times there was still at least one intervention or assessment you should do first. i found that if i just read the question and used my own knowledge and judgement on what i think is correct then more often i got the question right vs using some universal rule for answering questions. i used NCSBN and those questions were very hard for me at first!
Ok! THANK YOU so I'm not nuts. Yeah, I'm getting like 50-65% on the NCSBN tests when I scored a 950 on the HESI exit. I know I'm not a dummy.
NurseNightOwl, BSN, RN
I have been using the Hurst online review (subscription just expired, I purchased it before my last semester was over) and I've loved it, but now that I've set my test date I'm getting more nervous... I think I'll buy the NCSBN review (mostly for the practice questions) after reading this thread. Thanks!!
LadyFree28, BSN, LPN, RN
^The higher your percentage above 60% on practice questions, the increased chances of passing the NCLEX.
FWIW, I got almost 1000 on the HESI, and got 65% on NCSBN tests *shrugs* worked on reviewing questions, rationales, hit close to 70%, passed the NCLEX the first time.
It's not like nursing school tests...don't get hung up on "low" percentages, unless it is in the 50-60 percent. Focus in the four keys to the NCLEX: Safe effective care, health promotion and maintenance, Physiological and Psychosocial Integrity. You are doing well...and you are using a source that has questions exactly like the NCLEX...a great source, IMHO, and a track record of helping individuals pass the NCLEX, even if reviewing questions and rationales.
I am using Kaplan, hurst, and ncsbn. I used hurst my last semester of school. Just started NCSBN. Got 64 on the cumulative. Now for NCSBN can you tell me how you used it. Did you do all of the course or did you just do the questions? Numbers and results really help out. I was getting 70% on Kaplan test 5, but I am not passing on NCSBN so back to the drawing board I went. Frustrating.
Took my NCLEX RN yesterday and failed. STUDY PRIORITY. Most of my exam was priority and infection control. NO math at all. I went in pretty confident. I did LaCharity, ATI and Helen Feuer & the study guide floating around allnurses. ATI was a requirement for school. Helen Feuer is good for content, nothing else. I did not find it worth the money I paid. Looking into Hurst and Kaplan now. Some of the questions I got, I had to sit back in my chair and think "what the heck is this?". I did fairly well in Nursing School, finished with a 3.7 and in my ATI exit got an 88% with a "definite pass on the first try".... Well, ATI was wrong. LOL!... All in all, this is just a small set back. I'm a bit disappointed (who wouldn't be?) but not stupid and DEFINITELY not a failure. I have my Bachelors in Health Science, got into one of the toughest Pharmacy schools in Florida (I started off in Pharmacy, then found it too boring. Got a 99/100 on my PCAT). LOVE NURSING. I refuse to give up and this just makes me want it more.
Taking like 2 days to myself and first thing Monday morning, I'm back at it. Don't let it discourage you. I know that's easier said than done, but it's the only way to think if you want to take this test on & beat it.
I am taking mine next week... Sorry to to hear that you did not pass especially you had such a high score on ATI, as well as such high GPA in nursing! How many questions did you have? Did you have a lot of SATA?
I am using NCSBN as well, I have found few of questions have the right answer marked as wrong... so far, some of questions are just weird... I sometimes will get high 90s, sometimes I will get only 60s... very frustrating.
I am using NCSBN as well' date=' I have found few of questions have the right answer marked as wrong... so far, some of questions are just weird... I sometimes will get high 90s, sometimes I will get only 60s... very frustrating.[/quote']You still getting a percentage where it increases your chances in passing the NCLEX...as long as you are reviewing all questions and answers from the sections you have a 60% - which is actually good, and reviewing rationales, you should be ready to take the exam soon.
You still getting a percentage where it increases your chances in passing the NCLEX...as long as you are reviewing all questions and answers from the sections you have a 60% - which is actually good, and reviewing rationales, you should be ready to take the exam soon.
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