Here's how I passed nclex RN on 3rd trywell. I m a foreign gn. It was very challenging for me. Took Kaplan for 1st time . I studied for 1 mth with full focus and attention ,, but after that I lost my concerntation. I failed with just 75 qs. The result showed only near passing in one section,, rest all below passing ,tried hursT for second time ... also la charity and davis q/a. still failed . but I did improve. This time all near passing , ended with 129 qs. After 3 months this march 29th took exam ,,,,,passed with 75qs.This time did full content review with Kaplan rn course book and hurst content 3 times. Also Kaplan 2011-2012 test taking strategies. ... exam cram chapters, learning extension 3 week . I repeated and repeated.Was really prepared this time . I did hide the button with shows the no of qs you do. I said to myself .. I m not going to look at the no.. I m just taking my test until the computer tests my minimum competency level whether I pass OR I fail. I ll use all my knowledge I have . I am not going to feel guilty over questions I couldn't make right or I was confused. Because this was all I studied!!MY ADVICE IS know your content by hook or crook. Then go to test taking strategies ,, Kaplan helped me a lot. And don't forget to repeat ur material again and again . tha is what counts over all. I already told I am a foreign gn,,,, the place where I practiced and studied was so much different from here,,,, but I did put extra effort. So what I wanted to tell people who have graduated from US is u can do it ,, because you have seen it and u have practiced it here." thank you for all.. allnurses.comi would look into eveyone's post to be motivated.and yes it helped me a lot !!!...........,rn.