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medchick has 3 years experience and specializes in nicu.

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For those of us who have already taken boards, please answer a few questions that might help ease the minds of those who are still waiting to test or for results. I know reading as much as possible about other people's experience helped me feel a little bit better while I waited.

1. How many questions did you take on NCLEX?

2. What study materials did you use? Did you take a test review course?

3. Did your SON offer any testing (ERI, ATI, HESI)?

4. How long did you wait for results of the test, or are you still waiting?

5. What were your thoughts coming out of the test (total disbelief, certainty you had failed, confident you had passed)?

6. Was this your first attempt at NCLEX?

Good luck to those who are waiting and ++++ thoughts for those who are waiting on results!!

1. 75 questions

2. I studied with the Kaplan books, Saunders, Mosby's comprehensive review and took the Sylvia Rayfield review course

3. ATI

4. 2 days

5. I thought I completely failed.

6. One try

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i don't remember all the questions from the original post, but i passed the nclex-pn with the minimum 85. it took just over an hour, the questions were very hard, and i was sure i'd failed. my school used the ati, and i got my nclex results in 48 hrs. i am now working in ltc and will have my own cart next thursday--approx. 18 residents, lots of nebs and blood sugars, but only one tube feed. plus have to do what the qma can't do on her hall of 24 residents--mostly insulins and nebs. so far i really like my job, and have not encountered a single nurse who has been anything but helpful--no "eating their young" at this facility, thank god!:wink2:

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oh! i used the saunders cd, but it really didn't help me much. you either know it or you don't, sad to say. if you went through your program only studying to pass tests, you may have a difficult time. but if you studied to learn, you will be ok!

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1. My computer stopped at 75 questions.

2. I used Saunders Comprehensive Review Book, 3rd Edition i guess and Kaplan's 2 books. I enrolled at Kaplan for 3 months but it took me almost a year b4 I finally get to take the exam. The reason was that it took 5-6 months for my eligibility to arrive. 6 weeks before my exam, i got anxious so i looked for a local review center that offered refresher courses which helped a lot in terms of critical thinking and strategies. It was like a security blanket on my part since the exam is drawing near. Weeks before the exam, i also practiced answering questions on the computer, i finished kaplan's Question Trainer and some from Saunder's and Springhouse cds.

3. Nope, our SON does not offer such tests since we have our local boards instead to preapare after we graduated. That was our focus, to pass our local boards.

4. It was exactly 4 agonizing weeks. I didn't get to enjoy my Christmas and New Year waiting for the results. I applied in CA so there's no quick results.

5. I was the first one to finish, around 1 hour and a half. I was uncertain but i made sure my 75th answer was correct. But, u can't really say ur sure u passed unless u got the results. I jz prayed a lot.

6. Yes, that was my first time to take the NCLEX-RN.

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praeclarus specializes in Med-Surg.

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1. 75...thank GOD! :w00t:

2. I studied Saunders Comprehensive Review and Kaplan's Question Trainer.

3. Sad to say, we didn't. But we did need to take the NLE for local licensure.

4. Exactly 48 hours

5. It was the one of the most agonizing 48 hours of my life. I knew then and there that I failed. :barf02: I just prayed as hard as I could. With God's grace, I did pass.

6. Yes and I'm sure that will be my last. :wink2:

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1. How many questions did you take on NCLEX?

75 QUESTIONS

2. What study materials did you use? Did you take a test review course?

KAPLAN ONLY!! IT WAS THE BEST REVIEW COURSE EVER. I BOUGHT THE KAPLAN NCLEX REVIEW BOOK WHEN I WAS IN NURSING SCHOOL WHICH HELPED ME ON TEST QUESTIONS IN SCHOOL AND ON THE ATI EXAMS WE HAD TO TAKE IN SCHOOL. HONESTLY, THE ATI'S WERE NO HELP BUT THE KAPLAN REVIEW BOOK, THE KAPLAN REVIEW CLASS, AND THE KAPLAN COURSE BOOK YOU RECIEVE WHEN SIGNING UP FOR THE COURSE REALLY HELPED ME. OH! MOST IMPORTANTLY THE KAPLAN QUESTIONS (QBANK, QUESTION TRAINER, AND PRACTICE QUESTIONS) WERE THE MOST HELPFUL.

IF I COULD SUGGEST ANYTHING, THE KAPLAN REVIEW COURSE IS ALL THAT YOU NEED.

3. Did your SON offer any testing (ERI, ATI, HESI)?

ATI TESTING BUT IT DID NOT HELP ME AT ALL. IF ANYTHING IT ONLY PUT MORE STRESS ON ME DURING NURSING SCHOOL. THE QUESTIONS WERE NOTHING LIKE THE NCLEX EXAM.

4. How long did you wait for results of the test, or are you still waiting?

I TOOK MY TEST ON FEBRUARY 8 AND FOUND MY RESULTS ON THE CA-BON WEBSITE @ 0600 ON FEB 14. TURNS OUT CALIFORNIA DOES NOT UPDATE ON THE WEEKENDS AND ON HOLIDAYS. IT WAS PRESIDENTS DAY THAT MONDAY I THINK.

5. What were your thoughts coming out of the test (total disbelief, certainty you had failed, confident you had passed)?

OH MAN! I WAS SOOOO SAD, MAD, AND IN TOTAL DISBELIEF. I THOUGHT I FAILED THE EXAM. ACTUALLY I KNEW I FAILED. I CALLED EVERYONE I KNEW THAT TOOK THE TEST AND LOOKED FOR ANY REASSURANCE. ANY REASSURANCE THEY GAVE, MADE MY WAIT HARDER. I REALLY THOUGHT I FAILED, THAT I LEFT MY FLASH CARDS OUT TO STUDY.

6. Was this your first attempt at NCLEX?

MY FIRST AND ONLY ATTEMPT!! I'M SO FREAKING GLAD THAT PART OF MY LIFE IS OVER. DON'T WORRY YOU'LL FEEL THE WAY I'M FEELING WHEN YOU PASS YOUR EXAM, AND YOU WILL!!

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i can also atest to keeping the flash cards after the test finish. i was prepare for another 45 days of studying

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I am planning to give nclex this july 2007. Which is the best book for study. Can anyone suggest me i dont know anything about the test. what is passing marks

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nurse4theplanet is a RN and specializes in Critical Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics.

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1. How many questions did you take on NCLEX?

75

2. What study materials did you use? Did you take a test review course?

not much...took a live review that was worthless and did a few nclex q's from a LWW book

other than that, my nursing program is completely credited for preparing me for the test

3. Did your SON offer any testing (ERI, ATI, HESI)?

ERI

4. How long did you wait for results of the test, or are you still waiting?

2 days

5. What were your thoughts coming out of the test (total disbelief, certainty you had failed, confident you had passed)?

certain I had failed

6. Was this your first attempt at NCLEX?

yes

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CyndieRN2007 specializes in Occ health, Med/surg, ER.

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For those of us who have already taken boards, please answer a few questions that might help ease the minds of those who are still waiting to test or for results. I know reading as much as possible about other people's experience helped me feel a little bit better while I waited.

1. How many questions did you take on NCLEX?

2. What study materials did you use? Did you take a test review course?

3. Did your SON offer any testing (ERI, ATI, HESI)?

4. How long did you wait for results of the test, or are you still waiting?

5. What were your thoughts coming out of the test (total disbelief, certainty you had failed, confident you had passed)?

6. Was this your first attempt at NCLEX?

Good luck to those who are waiting and ++++ thoughts for those who are waiting on results!!

1. 75 Horrid questions.

2. I used Meds Publishing(remedial course offered by ADN program which was included in our tuition), Kaplan strategy book and NCSBN review for NCLEX RN. I liked the latter the most.

3. SON offered ATI and Compass.

4. I waited 48 horrible hours.

5. I knew I failed when I walked out, heck, during the test I was thinking WOW, these questions are hard!! Im probably going to have to retest! :)

6. This was my first and only attempt.

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ignorethiss specializes in med/surg liver transplant.

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1. i took 75 questions on march 1st

2. i took kaplan complete (class time, question trainer, and q-bank)

3. yeah, the ERI, which i did not take

4. it was the longest two days of my life. i kept checking to see if the quick results link would show up early but it didnt. took the whole 48 hours but was worth the wait (i passed)

5. i thought i was failing the entire time i was taking the test. i was freaking out when i left, thinking about how i was going to have to take that test again. the test was the hardest test i have ever taken, which now i see as a good thing...if it was easy then i would have thought i failed for sure.

6. first time and never again!!!:wink2: :nurse:

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1. How many questions did you take on NCLEX? NCLEX PN 85!

2. What study materials did you use? Did you take a test review course? Kaplan, Mosby Nclex review and my school's NCLEX Review book.

3. Did your SON offer any testing (ERI, ATI, HESI)? No

4. How long did you wait for results of the test, or are you still waiting? 24-48hrs

5. What were your thoughts coming out of the test (total disbelief, certainty you had failed, confident you had passed)? Total disbelief, thought I failed.

6. Was this your first attempt at NCLEX? Yes.

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