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Passing the NCLEX

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by sugarbear25 sugarbear25 (New Member) New Member

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I am scheduled to take my exam on Monday! :uhoh3: I have a friend who took her exam today and thinks that she has failed because every question that she had we never learned about. This is extremely scary to me because this is the PN exam. Here is my question: How many people have failed on the first try and is the PN exam harder than the RN exam? Any advice is greatly appreciated!:nuke:

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nclex exam was difficult for me. during the time i took the exam. i cried after the exam because i found it more difficult than CGFNS. it was more on Prioritization and Delegations. most of my questions where about infection control and more on the disease of Diabetes Mellitus. all i can say is practice and practice with test questionnaires. if u can make it try to answer 200 questions per day (that's what i do for the preparation of my nclex). and also pray hard..... and always think positive and be optimistic no matter what will happen......

rita from philippines

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kimmymom specializes in Med-Surg.

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I took both the PN in Feb 2006 and the RN in January of 2007. I don't think that the PN is "harder" than the RN I believe that the whole experience of it all is scary. I left the PN exam thinking that there was no way in heck that I passed. I did though. I felt better about the RN exam but that is because I knew what to expect. I passed that too. If you have studied and feel ready, you will be fine. Read every question thoroughly and if you don't know the answer, use the process of elimination. Relax....you will do fine. Good luck...keep us posted.

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i think i forgot to tell everyone that i made it. i just passed the nclex exam last march 2007. sorry if i forgot to mention. but thank you very much for your words....

rita from philippines

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Hi..I'm new in this forum and have a question for you guys. can someone tell me which is the best review course to opt for in order to prepare for NCLEX RN. people who have taken a review class and passed can u pls help me out in making the right decision. I'll truly appreciate it.

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pagandeva2000 is a LPN and specializes in Community Health, Med-Surg, Home Health.

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I am scheduled to take my exam on Monday! :uhoh3: I have a friend who took her exam today and thinks that she has failed because every question that she had we never learned about. This is extremely scary to me because this is the PN exam. Here is my question: How many people have failed on the first try and is the PN exam harder than the RN exam? Any advice is greatly appreciated!:nuke:

I took the PN exam last year, and it was difficult for me, but I passed with 85 questions. I have a bit of difficulty thinking that the PN exam would be harder than the RN since theirs is a higher level of nursing; but, I have heard of RNs sitting for the PN exam and failing, not so much because it was harder, but the focus and scope of practice is different. In any event, you will be sitting tomorrow (and may not read this until later), so, try and rest your mind to be ready to take the exam tomorrow using all of the critical thinking and ruling out you can do. Best wishes to you and be calm!

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i took the pn exam on may 14th and i came out thinking that i passed i felt good but once i got the results it said that i failed. i got all 205 questions. im in california and i waited about 2 weeks. so i do plan on taking it again in mid july. i had alot of cardio and renal questions. just remember the ABC's and if those arent addressed then go to maslows heirarchy of needs. know your labs also. far as medications some that i havent even heard of. good luck to you.

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i took the pn exam on may 14th and i came out thinking that i passed i felt good but once i got the results it said that i failed. i got all 205 questions. im in california and i waited about 2 weeks. so i do plan on taking it again in mid july. i had alot of cardio and renal questions. just remember the ABC's and if those arent addressed then go to maslows heirarchy of needs. know your labs also. far as medications some that i havent even heard of. good luck to you.

Yeah, I hear you there baby girl! I was so sure that I had passed the LPN the first time. I feel I know more to prepare this time around. I am in California too. Mine came 3 weeks. I'm taking mine again the 3rd week in July. I have another month to get even more prepared. Im doing saunders. I do as many questions I can on the computer that I can and do the practice tests. I just can't wait till I get that card that said I have passed and can forget about the test and move on. You? What are you using?

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i am using saunders aswell. after finishing school we had a nclex review course and the instructor gave us a study plan in which she said that it may take 3 months to complete. well it didnt work 4 me because i failed the test, so now that io know that i failed i just been taking an hour or two and reading each and every chapter in the book basically front to back. i thought about doing the questions but they are so repetative and most of them was not even on the ncvlex test! like the instructor told me its learning and looking 4 key words and clues. remember the abc's are the first thing to look 4 n the options. then again i figure that if u have all 205? its basically means to me.. that u failed because a few other of my classmates went to 205 and they failed as well. good luck to you and hope to hear from you again if you have any tips or suggestions.

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Hi! I need to vent.:mad: I just took the NCLEX-RN exam today and sure it was really tough.:uhoh3: I felt like I failed it.:( I was given 75 questions which comprised of almost 20+ "mark all that apply" style questions.:uhoh21: Also, I had plenty of prioritization, delegation, infection control, and medications. I used half of the alotted time to make sure I was being careful in answering the questions. I don't know anymore. I even cried just a while ago. I don't know what to do, if I should continue reviewing or just relax. What's really bothering me right now is the time I need to wait 'til I find out the result. Did any of you find out the result from the BRN website or just waited in the mail? What did you do while waiting?

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i am using saunders aswell. after finishing school we had a nclex review course and the instructor gave us a study plan in which she said that it may take 3 months to complete. well it didnt work 4 me because i failed the test, so now that io know that i failed i just been taking an hour or two and reading each and every chapter in the book basically front to back. i thought about doing the questions but they are so repetative and most of them was not even on the ncvlex test! like the instructor told me its learning and looking 4 key words and clues. remember the abc's are the first thing to look 4 n the options. then again i figure that if u have all 205? its basically means to me.. that u failed because a few other of my classmates went to 205 and they failed as well. good luck to you and hope to hear from you again if you have any tips or suggestions.

Hello babygirl, I had the same study plan that said to take in 3 months. I have a classmate friend she did all 205 and passed. You just never know. Some even fail at 85 questions and pass at that too. Yeah ABC'S, Maslow's to know and Nursing diagnoses. Are they talking about assessment, implementation or evaluation that sort of stuff. And be very careful on the words too. Like the ones that make the question false. Study your labs! There are q's that say which is not abnormal or is or a question of a lab and you have to know if the

level is in in range and their are your choices. Have you read Skatebetty's tips also. Go to tips and push advance search. Then type in tips and then skatebetty where required. There's info to help out there.

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Thank God, I PASSED! I found out last June 29 from a friend who viewed it online. Then, I received my license yesterday. Glory to God! ;)

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