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Passed NCLEX on 5th try..how?

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by Believe1986 Believe1986 (New) New

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The how I can answer by saying that I simply made up a routine and I followed through. I graduated on 2011, my first attempt was a complete disaster. 75 Qs and fail. My family was being persecuted in my country while I was in Philly happily studying. I couldn't concentrate, I took Kaplan, never did a routine and it was horrible. I have always been terrible taking tests even though my GPA was great, I lack confidence on myself. But theres always hope...

My second attempt, my family was safe with me here in the US but I somehow scared and I saw the NCLEX as a monster. I bought exam cram and Kaplan but never really established a routine, I was a bit lost and I failed with 84 Qs. As a result I started Culinary School and I decided to maybe give up on nursing. But when I realized that even though I love to cook I am a nurse deep down, I decided to start again. I went with Kaplan again and NOTHING, again lost with the HUGE book that doesn't even show one picture and its just boring to even look at! I did some questions, but again, didn't follow a routine. 78 Qs and bye bye.

FOURTH attempt, very important one. FORGOT KAPLAN, TOOK HURST..BINGO! Hurst helped me enormously...yes, I didn't pass got 250 Qs, BUT I finally understood the content in a way that I had never understood it!!! I was one step away from passing when I failed that test!! I didn't know it! But I can tell you now for sure...without HURST I never would've passed.

FIFTH and last attempt (188 Qs), I bought SAUNDERS and reviewed HURST...MADE A ROUTINE. 100 Qs daily (took sunday off) with review from Saunders online program that comes with the book that has 5,000 questions. I went to the library like if it was my job, it felt good to get out of the house. The best part? I did this for 3 weeks only...and I passed..just had to show myself and God that with a bit of hard work I could do it.

The message of the story? MAKE A ROUTINE! 100 Qs DAILY! and know your basic content..review those exams you make! you learn a lot from reviewing..

Now, if you want more tips...shoot me an email at elevaamonde@gmail.com....I'll help you pass...I know its frustrating, but please don't give up...you can do it!!

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Hi can you message me..I'm on the same boat and losing hope

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bhumipatel2004 has 3 years experience and specializes in cardiac.

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that happened to me with kplan on second time. congratulations

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I'm preparing for my 3rd time. I did Hurst the 2nd time and like you said you did, I almost passed. :-) I am trying so hard to make sure I get it this time. Did you only use questions for the last time you studied? No content review then? I've gone over Hurst and over Hurst until I feel like I get it so what else can I do? I'm doing NCSBN 3wk course now. It's got a lot of reading which I don't like but the questions are good and it gives rationals which help. I am a visual learner and not much out there is provided for visual learners, at least not that I have found. You mentioned pictures. Did you find any sites that might help me? My test is 8/20 and I am getting very nervous. My family is not supportive. I told them I was taking it a 3rd time and they basically said ok, if you don't pass it I bet you need to take the LPN instead. It was a real blow to my heart, confidence and ego. I want to show them all that I am going to be the RN I set out to be. Thanks and congrats on your passing!

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RNfindingherway has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Congratulations Believe. I am so proud of you for never giving up. You give us hope. Now go out there and SHINE!

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RNfindingherway has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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What State you took the NCLEX?

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Fifth time will be the charm for me. Congratulations! You deserve to be happy and you worked hard for that license

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