Jump to content

Passed NCLEX in NY!!

NCLEX   (352 Views | 4 Replies)
by Mo_Mo_5 Mo_Mo_5 (New) New Nurse Student

23 Profile Views; 1 Post

Hello all! I decided to write my experience with the NCLEX process because during my time before taking my exam, I found it sooo incredibly helpful to hear the experiences of others and what more or less to expect. So here goes...

After Nursing School: I finished classes from my nursing program in early December. Unfortunately though, my official graduation date wasn't until January 31, so I had to wait quite some time before even thinking about registering for the NCLEX. During the almost 2months of no classes, I found myself becoming extremely lazy (mainly just working and SLEEEEEPINGGG!! haha) I attended an ATI live review session because my school used it during our program. Personally, I wasnt a fan of ATI as the questions were confusing and sometimes even contradicting to their explanations and even to our textbooks.The rationales were also dry and boring. We did take the ATI predictor exam and I scored a 97% chance of passing the NCLEX.  I decided to purchase Uworld as I heard so many glorious reviews about it and let me tell you it was well worth the purchase!! 😀

Uworld: Personally I highly recommend using Uworld as a study tool for the NLCEX as their rationales are very detailed. There are about 2,000+ questions and 2 assessments available. I did about 1,300 questions and both assessments. I stopped doing questions because at a certain point, I just couldnt retain anymore information as you literally learn something new every time you read the rationales which is great (but my brain just couldnt anymore). Both assessments I took were in the low 60's and they both stated that I had a "high chance" of passing the NCLEX. Most of my scores for my questions of 50-75 q's were anywhere between 50-65ish, some in the high 40's as well. 

I applied and registered to take the NCLEX on February 10th and received my ATT on the 12th. I scheduled my exam for the 27th of that month. For that short period, I literally studied my butt off. Everyday I would do a minimum of 75 questions and a max of 200 when I had alot of energy but most days I would do  125ish. I focused alot on the rationales and not so much of the number of questions. As the test day approached, I second guessed myself alot on whether I should reschedule or not. I was a ball of nerves. I ultimately decided not to change the date and just take the exam, I waited long enough already! I scheduled the exam for Thursday Feb 27 at 2pm. 

NCLEX: The exam was not as difficult as the questions on Uworld. That by no means downplays the exam. The questions were not as specific as Uworld. They were more general but also extremely tricky. Most of my questions were SATA and Priority. I only had about 2-3 procedure questions (like putting things in order with drag and drop). No hotspot questions and no med math 😲. I got 125 questions and it took me about 3 hours. After question 77, I started to lose focus a bit. I took my break about questions 50something. My 40mins drive home was the most lonely and sad ride ever LOL. I thought I had failed the exam for sure! I thought back on a few questions that I knew I answered wrong and the fact that I had no med math freaked me out. 

The night of the exam I began to read about the Pearson Vue Trick. My nerves were getting the best of me so I decided to try it. I tried the trick about 4 hours after receiving my confirmation of finishing my NLCEX exam email. I received the "good popup" but honestly that did little to ease my mind. I received my unoffical quick results on Saturday afternoon in 49 hours (who's counting right?😬). That was by far the worse 49 hours ever!! My license number still has not appeared on the NYS BON website but perhaps that is because its a weekend, not sure but I PASSED!! 

Sorry this post was long but I wanted to share my detailed experience in hopes of helping anyone else. I wanted to tell all those who are anxious about taking the exam to trust yourself! You've made it through the gruesome hell that is nursing school, you can pass the NCLEX!! Focus on understanding the rationales of whichever tool you use to study. I also recommend using Mark Kleimek audios, theyre great! Once you schedule your exam date, stick to it. Dont second guess yourself on the date, nor on the exam itself. You're going to be an RN soon, you have to begin trusting your amazing instincts!!  While taking the exam, dont rush through questions. Take the time to understand and analyze WHAT the question is actually asking. 

You got this future nurses!! 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

40 Posts; 1,288 Profile Views

Congratulations on passing your NCLEX! I failed mine on my first try last month. I am in study mode right now and will reschedule ASAP!  Thanks for sharing your story  and good luck with your nursing career!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

14 Posts; 166 Profile Views

Congrats on passing ! I test in 3 weeks !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

49 Posts; 218 Profile Views

For those going to take NCLEX or retake--I recommend the in-person Kaplan for strategy. You will get more right answers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.