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Passed Nclex RN !! Second try ;)

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1st time I used Kaplan and read the entire book and failed at 75 questions. I cried for almost a week, I felt I couldnt pass that test no matter what I did.

2nd time I focused more on how to answer questions. I didnt read a book, I didnt focus on content because by reading your rationals you are already getting content. I bought NCSBN, La Charity and the last week I did one Kaplan Q trainer per day. I did from 200-250 questions daily, and i read every single rational and wrote them down because that helps me retain info, I used binaural beats on youtube also to retain info and stay focused, I dont know if it was a placebo effect or not but it did helped me. I didnt read pharm, or any specific topic. I just did questions and tried to understand every single one of the rationals. I used 3 weeks to study. The last day I didnt really study, I went and got my manicure and pedicure and at night I read the 35 pages that is circulating around.

The day of the exam I did 265 questions in 5 hours, got home and tried the pvt trick with a gift card and got the good pop up. And the following morning saw my name on the BON page with a BIG PASS !!

Im so happyyy , I feel so relieved. If I could do it, you can do it too. Ohh I also looked up arrhythmias on pinterest so that I could see what they looked like and what drugs they needed and their complications and boy was I glad I did that 😜

Good Luck!!!!! Any questions, please feel free to pm me ;)

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I am taking mine again at the end of march. I failed first time also with 265. I bought the NCSBN and a friend gave me her ATI live review book. Do you have any pointers on what to study for priority questions? That was my weak point. Thanks for the info, makes me feel better about re-testing!

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Congrats dear and thanks for your information. A big relief for you, awesome. So you mean you only read question upon questions and passed. Did you read the whole of NCSBN or you just solved the questions. I learnt it is too lengthy to finish it. Once more, thanks and good luck.

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For priority questions the best that i have found is Lacharity priority and delegation book. The questions are kind of hard but it really teaches you how to answer!

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I just did the questions, read every rational and wrote it down. I used binaural beats since day one because I cant retain info or last more than one hour studying 🙈

Drank a good cup of coffee, dark chocolate by my side and candies, binaural beats with headphones and 200-250 questions a day. Thats what helped me ;)

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