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Preparing for NCLEX-PN, NERVOUS

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Just graduated PN program this June. I am becoming frustrated with preparing for exam, I have MEDSPUB to use, and Davis to use for studying and preparing. I am feeling overwhelmed and scared that I will fail. I have read that some will only get 70 questions and others will get 200 questions for the NCLEX.

I'm looking for some advice on studying for exam from those who have been there and encouragement. Thanks.

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I just took my boards on Friday june 8th and I had a LOT of prioritizations, lab values, OB, GI, and bunch of drugs I didnt know.. but I suggest reviewing the labs for sure, how to prioritize, the right way of administering ear and eye medications for adult and child, your dosage calculations, and precautions on when to wear gloves, gowns, goggles, ect... I also had one about converting Grams to ML.. everyone's boards are different so I cant really say.. but GOOD LUCK on your BOARDS, YOU CAN DO IT !! :wink2:

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

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Just graduated PN program this June. I am becoming frustrated with preparing for exam, I have MEDSPUB to use, and Davis to use for studying and preparing. I am feeling overwhelmed and scared that I will fail. I have read that some will only get 70 questions and others will get 200 questions for the NCLEX.

I'm looking for some advice on studying for exam from those who have been there and encouragement. Thanks.

For NCLEX-PN the minimum amount of questions that MUST be answered would be 85 and the max would be 205, RN would be 75 and max for them is 265, so basically, there is no one that took it within the past few years that had just 70 questions. How it basically works is that if a person gets to 85 questions and the computer is 'unsure' of whether you met the standards, it will spit out more questions until it has determined whether you have met minimal standards of passing or not. I have not mastered what or how it comes to what it came to, but it does. Does it assure that those have passed will be competent, culturally sensitive and safe practitioners...no it doesn't; no more than those that did fail are to be considered to be bad choices for nursing. It seems to mean that we can spit out and regurgitate what they want to hear.

I would break up each domain; med-surg, peds, psych and maternal health in two week intervals for each and then leave another two weeks to revisit the subjects that are giving me a hard time. I do strongly suggest not to wait too long before sitting for the exam, because it is all about application of knowledge. Also, a person can easily burn out. Find the book you will study from and try and stick with it. I would visit a bookstore and look at all of the NCLEX books available and choose which one appeals to you the most. Some people like alot of details, others need diagrams , some books articulate to people better than others. Look through them all and see which one suits your learning and studying needs the best. I used two books, listened to CDs and burned many copies of CD ROMS with different styled questions.

I wish you the best of luck. All of us are afraid of failing; this is a normal feeling!

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tropicbound specializes in Rehab.

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I'm studying right now for a test date of Aug 7. My goal is 100 NCLEX style questions per day, minimum. Plus, studying drugs and labs off of flash cards (I made). I'll also be signing up for the Kaplan online questions, a lot of good feedback from my school. I'm not studying class notes or textbooks, strictly NCLEX questions, drugs, and labs. Good luck! :pumpiron: Work hard.

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