Practice test score guidance

Students NCLEX



I failed NCLEX-RN exam twice (once in Aug-13, and Nov-13). I have been working hard since then for improving my hold on content and critical thinking. I have referred few books like Mosbey, Ohman Davids, Lippincott Q&A, Linda La charity. I have been primarily focusing on Saunders for contents.

I have been taking tests from some books and online material.

Mosbey ~70%

Lippincott ~68%

La Charity sometimes ~70%, sometimes less than 70%

Kaplan Test trainer 3-7 ~67%

I am now doing questions from NCSBN but I am getting around 60-65%. They require above 75%, so I am very concerned about it. I have bought 3wk course and just completed 2 tests.

I am planning to take test on second week of May, so please share your thoughts

and pray to GOD!



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your scores seems pretty good. as per the NCSBN, do not worry too much about the scores, i was only able to get above 75% on about 3-5 of the tests.. just understand why you are getting them wrong


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Thank you. NJ2013.I am very happy to see your reply. I will implement as you suggested.But still i am in very tense about this test. If you have any idea about last few days preparation technique. Then you can tell me.

Thank you Again:)))


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well, like most people here will tell you here. do not study the day before the test, relax the most you can.. continue doing practice questions, read all rationales, go over labs values (know what happens to the patient if something is low or high). Make sure you understand what did wrong on your last 2 attempts, so it won't happen again..

follow ABCs, and mallows rules, be confident, trust your gut, read the question carefully and understand what's being asked. always think of whats the safest nursing interventions, and lastly know your content..

. try reading some of the threads here to get a little more details..


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Thanks for your suggestions!!

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