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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from Neo Soldier, RN in Pearson Vue trick - false positive?!   
    Hey @RNkn2019,
    I have never heard of anyone getting a 'false positive' using the PVT, and believe me I scoured the internet and online forums looking for the same exact information 🙃. However, I have heard the opposite happening occasionally (getting a 'false negative' aka the bad pop-up, but actually passing). 
    Just try to relax and take it easy over the next few days. I did the PVT trick  and got the good pop-up, but I kept thinking "I could be the first person that gets a false positive". I drove myself crazy 🤪. It was enough to give me peace of mind so I could adult and clean my house for the day, but I honestly couldn't relax until I got my official results. 
    I honestly felt like the period after my exam where I was awaiting my results was worse than the actual NCLEX itself! Just try your best to keep busy and keep your mind on other things!😊
    Keep us posted!
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from Kooky Korky in Sitting down - New nurse looking for advice   
    Hey@MgoBlue37,
    I am sorry you're going through this struggle at the moment, and really hope you can find a solution that not only meets your needs but is fulfilling also. 
    My initial thought when I read your post was 'telehealth'! I am not sure if you're familiar with telehealth services, or if they're available in your region, but I thought I would throw this suggestion out just in case you've never heard of, or considered, it. Where I live my provincial health region has a number that you can phone to receive health advice and information from a registered nurse. The specific type of telehealth where I live is called 'Healthlink". I am going to go out on a limb and say that I *assume* they're sitting as they're answering phone calls and using the computer (I feel this is a very safe assumption to make). This is NOT the same as community/public health nursing wherein you take on a patient load and have to triage/return their calls. This service is one wherein any member of the community can utilize at any point (24hrs/7 days a week). An example of advice you may give is- advising them on whether to call another agency, see their health care provider, go into the emergency department, call 9-11, call poison control etc etc. Basically people will call with their problem and signs/symptoms and you give them health advice for same. Within reason, obviously someone describing their new onset rash to you is completely different than you assessing it in person, but you might (depending on other S&S) advise them to take an anti-histamine and monitor for other systemic changes, and then to go to emerge if symptoms persist or get worse. I hope that explanation made sense 🤪
    I am not really sure if this will be helpful to you or not, or if a similar service is provided by your health region. If it is then I hope it gave you another option to add to your list.
    Best of luck!
     
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from RNkn2019 in Pearson Vue trick - false positive?!   
    @RNkn2019 I knew you passed!! Congratulations RN!! Now time to celebrate 🎉😀
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to RNkn2019 in Pearson Vue trick - false positive?!   
    Pvt trick works, I passed!
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from hypnotizer90, BSN, LPN, RN in When can you expect Canadian NCLEX results?   
    Hello everyone,
    I wanted to post about NLCEX-RN result wait times within Canada because I found very little information available about this topic while I was searching for it. I know it drove me bonkers not knowing how long I was expected to wait for my results (and the 48hr quick results aren't available, to my knowledge, in western Canada). A lot of the information online is American based and is not always applicable to Canadians. I hope this helps!
    NOTE: these are not absolute, and these are based solely on my experience and the experience of my peers! These are also all 2018 result wait times.
    Most of the nursing organizations within each province and territory state that NCLEX-RN results will be available within 2-6weeks (🙃😵😩 yucky potential wait times right?). HOWEVER, I have never heard of anyone actually having to wait this timeframe, and most receive results within 24 hours (🤯😍💃YAY!!)
    I wrote my test within Saskatchewan at 0800 and got my results at approximately 0830 the next day! 
    Several of my peers wrote their NCLEX in Alberta at 0800 and got their results the next day at 0700! Note several of them wrote their test on different days and even had to drive to a large centre to write it- and the result wait time was consistent among all of them).
    I have one peer from British Columbia who wrote her exam at 0800 and got her results 2-3 days later (I can't remember the exact wait-period but it was at most three days).
    Unfortunately, I am only aware of the wait times within these three provinces! PLEASE leave a comment down below if you're from a different region of Canada, or had a different wait-time experience with the ones listed above, and share your insight. I'm hoping this can help relieve some of the stress and anxiety of the unknown while individuals wait for their results! 
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from Quota, BSN, RN in Only using Uworld to study?   
    UPDATE: I wrote my exam yesterday, and I got my office results today. 
    I PASSED 🤩😊🤪
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from Quota, BSN, RN in Only using Uworld to study?   
    UPDATE: I wrote my exam yesterday, and I got my office results today. 
    I PASSED 🤩😊🤪
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from magnoliablush, ASN, RN in Passed NCLEX in 75 questions!   
    Hey gang,
    I wanted to share my NCLEX experience with everyone, and hope it can help you if you're preparing to write your NCLEX. I wrote my exam yesterday morning (bright and early at 0800). I got maybe 4-5 hours of sleep the night before my exam, as I was super anxious and couldn't shut my brain off for the life of me. The morning of the exam I got up at 0630, ate some peanut butter toast, drank a RedBull and a large glass of water. I left my house and got to the testing centre around 0720. The check in process was quick and painless, the staff were super friendly at the testing centre! I was seated and started my exam probably around 0745. My exam shut off at 75Q’s and I walked out with my stomach in knots and I just had this overwhelming feeling of failure. I was done my test in less than an hour. I was certain I had failed. I kept thinking “I didn’t get any of X, Y, Z type questions- why didn’t I get any of those? I must have done so bad if I didn’t get that many of those types”. I also felt like I was only 100% certain on maybe 5Q’s. The rest I felt like I was making educated guesses and critically thinking out the wazzoo! My husband picked me up and we went for breakfast, I was in that mood where you want to laugh and cry at the same time because you can’t possibly believe what just happened.
    While we were in the parking lot of the restaurant I got the email from Pearson-Vue indicating I had completed the exam, so I decided to try the PVT- to my surprise I got the ‘good pop up’. Although, this was a relief, I still couldn’t believe it. I tried not to get too excited until I received my official results. I spent the rest of the day cleaning and taking down Christmas decorations (I know super late but my entire January was occupied with studying 😂). I found out this morning at 0830 that I officially passed!
    Upon reflection of my exam experience I would have to say- it was not difficult overall (content wise). At the time I felt like I did so poorly, but this was because I was actually doing well. This test is designed to get harder the better you’re doing. It’s designed to test your critical thinking and deductive reasoning given your basic nursing knowledge. Were there things I had never heard about on there? Absolutely. Did I have to break words down to try and figure out what they meant? You bet! Did I have to stop and remind myself to breath from time to time? Yes! 

    I used Uworld and the Mark K audios while studying. I always did about 100Q’s a day (sometimes in larger tests [25-50Q’s] and sometimes in smaller tests [5-10Q’s] depending on the content and how I was feeling). I finished the majority of the questions bank minus 70 pharmacology questions. My scores ranged from 20-80% on my Uworld practice tests. Regardless of my scores I always read the rationales. On my Uworld assessment I scored in the 92nd percentile. I took a few days off here and there, and had adequate breaks throughout the day. I drank way too much coffee and RedBull, and got myself into the worst sleeping schedule. I stayed sane by eating nutritious meals/snacks, drinking lots of water and praying PRN! The combination of Uworld, and Mark K were awesome! I feel like they both over prepared me content-wise, and they fine tuned my critical thinking skills and my ability to answer NCLEX style questions. I would recommend the combination of the two to everyone 😊 To be honest, if you're still in nursing school I would recommend tracking down the Mark K audios and giving them a listen (he simplifies and explains things SOOOO well). I didn't find them until halfway through my month of studying (so I was solely using Uworld), and I wish I would have known about them sooner! 

    My two biggest NCLEX tips would be: do practice questions, and manage your anxiety. Remember to take deep breaths, remember to pause and gather your thoughts and feelings (both while you're studying and during the actual exam). Studying, and preparing, for the NCLEX is very important, but the NCLEX is not content heavy. It is more so, do you know the bare-minimum of nursing knowledge, and can you critically think/apply that knowledge. Don't psych yourself out (or keep yourself up at night) thinking about all of the things you need to memorize, and all of the things you don't know yet. Keep saying to yourself "I am going to be an RN".💘
    I hope this helps 💟
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from magnoliablush, ASN, RN in Passed NCLEX in 75 questions!   
    Hey gang,
    I wanted to share my NCLEX experience with everyone, and hope it can help you if you're preparing to write your NCLEX. I wrote my exam yesterday morning (bright and early at 0800). I got maybe 4-5 hours of sleep the night before my exam, as I was super anxious and couldn't shut my brain off for the life of me. The morning of the exam I got up at 0630, ate some peanut butter toast, drank a RedBull and a large glass of water. I left my house and got to the testing centre around 0720. The check in process was quick and painless, the staff were super friendly at the testing centre! I was seated and started my exam probably around 0745. My exam shut off at 75Q’s and I walked out with my stomach in knots and I just had this overwhelming feeling of failure. I was done my test in less than an hour. I was certain I had failed. I kept thinking “I didn’t get any of X, Y, Z type questions- why didn’t I get any of those? I must have done so bad if I didn’t get that many of those types”. I also felt like I was only 100% certain on maybe 5Q’s. The rest I felt like I was making educated guesses and critically thinking out the wazzoo! My husband picked me up and we went for breakfast, I was in that mood where you want to laugh and cry at the same time because you can’t possibly believe what just happened.
    While we were in the parking lot of the restaurant I got the email from Pearson-Vue indicating I had completed the exam, so I decided to try the PVT- to my surprise I got the ‘good pop up’. Although, this was a relief, I still couldn’t believe it. I tried not to get too excited until I received my official results. I spent the rest of the day cleaning and taking down Christmas decorations (I know super late but my entire January was occupied with studying 😂). I found out this morning at 0830 that I officially passed!
    Upon reflection of my exam experience I would have to say- it was not difficult overall (content wise). At the time I felt like I did so poorly, but this was because I was actually doing well. This test is designed to get harder the better you’re doing. It’s designed to test your critical thinking and deductive reasoning given your basic nursing knowledge. Were there things I had never heard about on there? Absolutely. Did I have to break words down to try and figure out what they meant? You bet! Did I have to stop and remind myself to breath from time to time? Yes! 

    I used Uworld and the Mark K audios while studying. I always did about 100Q’s a day (sometimes in larger tests [25-50Q’s] and sometimes in smaller tests [5-10Q’s] depending on the content and how I was feeling). I finished the majority of the questions bank minus 70 pharmacology questions. My scores ranged from 20-80% on my Uworld practice tests. Regardless of my scores I always read the rationales. On my Uworld assessment I scored in the 92nd percentile. I took a few days off here and there, and had adequate breaks throughout the day. I drank way too much coffee and RedBull, and got myself into the worst sleeping schedule. I stayed sane by eating nutritious meals/snacks, drinking lots of water and praying PRN! The combination of Uworld, and Mark K were awesome! I feel like they both over prepared me content-wise, and they fine tuned my critical thinking skills and my ability to answer NCLEX style questions. I would recommend the combination of the two to everyone 😊 To be honest, if you're still in nursing school I would recommend tracking down the Mark K audios and giving them a listen (he simplifies and explains things SOOOO well). I didn't find them until halfway through my month of studying (so I was solely using Uworld), and I wish I would have known about them sooner! 

    My two biggest NCLEX tips would be: do practice questions, and manage your anxiety. Remember to take deep breaths, remember to pause and gather your thoughts and feelings (both while you're studying and during the actual exam). Studying, and preparing, for the NCLEX is very important, but the NCLEX is not content heavy. It is more so, do you know the bare-minimum of nursing knowledge, and can you critically think/apply that knowledge. Don't psych yourself out (or keep yourself up at night) thinking about all of the things you need to memorize, and all of the things you don't know yet. Keep saying to yourself "I am going to be an RN".💘
    I hope this helps 💟
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from Quota, BSN, RN in Only using Uworld to study?   
    UPDATE: I wrote my exam yesterday, and I got my office results today. 
    I PASSED 🤩😊🤪
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from Quota, BSN, RN in Only using Uworld to study?   
    UPDATE: I wrote my exam yesterday, and I got my office results today. 
    I PASSED 🤩😊🤪
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from Quota, BSN, RN in Only using Uworld to study?   
    UPDATE: I wrote my exam yesterday, and I got my office results today. 
    I PASSED 🤩😊🤪
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to nurseash1234 in NCLEX RN 2019   
    Hey everyone! I took my NCLEX-RN January 22nd, 2019. I made a Youtube video to document my experience. I talk about what I used to study, and also tips on what I wish I would've known before I took it. Check it out! Best of luck with your studies! 
     
     
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to SurgicalRN19 in NCLEX RN October 2018   
    Hi all! Just wanted to share my experience and what I used to be successful and pass NLCEX first attempt with 75Q with 4 weeks of studying. 

    About me: I graduated from a very good ADN program and had mostly high B's and low A's, but also had one or two not so good exams (low 70's). I actually really struggled with the exit HESI and couldn't score above 750 to save my life (took it twice, ugh). I did well on the other condensed ones throughout of the program, but the exit one was challenging for me for some reason. I have been known to be a "brain dumper", so I figured it was just a matter of reviewing material. 

    NCLEX study plan: HURST, UWORLD and 35 page study guide from all nurses.
    -HURST: expensive $$ but I hate to say it... the book is pretty amazing. The classes were helpful, the videos not so much. I watched a few and then just found it to be a waste of time. So, I would start my day off by reviewing one section of the book before I did any questions. By the the last week, I could recall majority of information and I got to several NCLEX questions and was able to picture that specific page. Their questions and rationales however I found to not be so great, so I purchased UWORLD after doing about 100Q from HURST. 
    ** Looking back now....I think I could have saved the money and just used UWORLD and the study guide. 
    -UWORLD: IS URWORLD! A must have for studying! I started off doing 20Q a day and then just slowly increased and by week 3 I was doing 75Q everyday. I averaged in the low 50's when I started and then was consistently scoring mid 60's/80th percentile by my last week. I don't really feel like the scores are that important, but the key was getting to a point of consistent scores. I only finished half the Q bank 1000Q, and the last 5 days I only did the questions that I got wrong to make sure I understood the material. RATIONALES are the most important thing. My classmates who used it all passed in 75Q first attempt ....those who did Kaplan/HURST questions had anywhere from 130Q to 265Q. It's the key to success for NCLEX. I purchased the 90 day test bank questions without the full assessment exams. 
    -35 Page review: also very helpful. I wouldn't have been able to answer a few questions had I not come across it. It is LONG, but I broke it up into 5 pages a day and only highlighted the information I was unfamiliar with. I wish I knew who made it because she deserves a huge hug (she even added some funny, comical ways to remember things) Just google '"allnurses 35 page review" and you'll come across it. 
    * I also had the Lacharity PDA book, but did 3 sections and now that I've taken the NLCEX I don't think it made a difference. Happy I didn't waste my time finishing it. 
    I was a nervous wreck that day and it took me more than 2 hours to get through my 75Q and just like everyone else I was sure I had failed.I had at least 25 SATA, 2 med calculations, 2 drag and drop and majority of the rest were priority. But honestly, it's not that bad. Felt like I knew so much more !! Just breath and take your time! Woke up on day 2 and kept checking pearson for my results, but nothing, so I figured I would check the board of nursing page and sure enough ... there my name was... with RN under it. Best feeling in the world 💫
     
    Remember: It's only a test. If you don't succeed the first time then you just have to wait another 40 days and you can keep taking it until you pass.
    You got this!!! You can do this!!! YOU WILL BE A NURSE! 😎

     
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to Quota, BSN, RN in Only using Uworld to study?   
    Agreed on not overdoing it on questions each day.  I had a long time between activating my UWorld subscription and actually taking my NCLEX. We got subscriptions through school so activated to study for our HESI exit exam in July, classes ended first week of August and we had a whole month before we got our ATT.  Scheduled my NCLEX for mid September.  I averaged 40-50 questions a day and took a day off a day here and there. No burn out. 
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to Bearcat-RN in Only using Uworld to study?   
    I mainly used UWorld and passed in 75 questions the first time. As others have already said, make sure you are reading the rationales and truly understand why you got the question right or wrong. I didn’t make any flash cards or write anything down, just not my personal style. One problem I had was I would do so many questions (like 300+ per day) that my brain started to feel fried and it seemed like it was becoming counterproductive. I think 75 or so per day is a perfect amount. Also, I paid the extra money for the self assessment and thought it was well worth the money as it gives you an idea of where you stand. Good luck!
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to Vanessararu in My Life After Nursing School/ Revenge of the NCLEX   
    Hello there future RN's! I promised myself that I would post here once I passed my NCLEX and try to help a few lost souls out there. I found this site helpful in my darkest moments. 
    I would like to start off by saying I was an average nursing student I got a few A's, B's and one C in OB. I always knew that I was an anxious person, but nursing school was something different. I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and panic disorder at the end of my third semester. I didn't know if I could continue pushing through nursing school, but my love for nursing made it hard to just quit. I pushed through and graduated. I was physically and emotionally drained. I neglected my mental health for so long that I decided to take time off. I was back in California and everyone tiptoed around the NCLEX because that was a big trigger. I graduated December 2017 and submitted my paperwork to the California BRN in February 2018 (I waited too long). I waited for three months (May 2018) for my ATT and I still managed to avoid the NCLEX. I had taken the Kaplan Course and managed to do well. I took my test in July 2018 and went all the way to 265 questions and FAILED. I took a month break and moved to Arizona with my boyfriend. One day I woke up and I was ready to get this test over with. I got UWORLD and was excited to learn. 
     
    Studying the 2nd time around
    I only used UWORLD! I answered every single question and read every single rationale. I took notes on things that I wasn't sure of. I answered about 100 questions a day! I would go to Starbucks and open up UWORLD! I loved it. I thanked God every day for helping me get through the day and for helping me retain so much information. I answered 66.5% of the entire test bank correctly. Then once I finished I went through the questions I answered incorrectly again. I also got a very high chance of passing on my 2 assessments.
    I received my ATT in December but I decided to spend Christmas with my family and worry about the test after. The only test date near me was January 26th and I scheduled that baby. 
    The week before the test I opened up ATI and answered questions on my weak points the endocrine system and OB. Then on the day before the test, I read some of my notes and called it a day.  I cried before bed and woke up feeling great (lol). This was shocking! I went to the testing center feeling good. I was prepared to answer all 265 questions. On one of my breaks, I noticed I was the last person in the testing center. I freaked and started crying. I was on question 145, crying, and answering questions while sobbing then the test stops at 155. I was convinced I failed. 48 hours later my license popped up on BREEZE! I PASSED!
    NCLEX
    I got a lot of content based questions which worried me. It was a lot of cardiac and endocrine questions. I had one EKG strip question, quite a few priorities questions, tons of SATA questions (but I had a ton when I failed too), and two put in order questions. I had no math, fill in the blank and no hot spot questions. Test stopped at 155. I prayed throughout the entire test. 
    I can't thank God, allnurses, and UWORLD enough! It's possible. Remember to take care of yourself first. It's okay to take a break if you need it! I graduated 13 months ago and I am finally happy with myself.
    Vanessa Ramirez RN, BSN
     
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to otterbeinbed, BSN, RN in I passed!   
    A little background:  I am 29, and finished up a BSN program in December.  I was a high school dropout, then a college drop out (multiple times!), and had a 2.5 GPA going in to school.  I was put on academic probation for my first semester, and graduated after ~8 semesters with a 3.1 GPA.  I'm so happy my school gave me a chance!
    I've been a long-time lurker of the Allnurses forums.  It began in 2014 when I was working as a tech at a pediatric hospital.  I've always wanted to be in healthcare, and being a tech for several years solidified my desire, but I never thought I was smart enough to graduate from anything.  Reading peoples' stories on the forums inspired me to get my act together and go back to school.
    I took the NCLEX yesterday and was surprised to find that my license was active today on my state's BON website.  So surprised that I was rendered speechless for several minutes and forgot how to talk.  :)  Last night was absolutely awful - I spent a couple hours on the forums reading posts and trying to gauge my chances of passing.  So this post is for those of you out there who feel utterly hopeless and are certain you didn't pass.
    Studying - My school used Evolve adaptive quizzing throughout the program.  I paid close attention to rationales and critically thinking my way through a question.  If I couldn't explain why one answer was better than the others, I would go back and study content till I could.  At the program's end, we had 51 adaptive quizzes that needed to be at level 3 to pass the program.
    The school provided a HESI live review during our last week.  I did not find it superbly helpful, and bought the Hurst online review while it was on sale.  Hurst is excellent for going over content that you may not have reviewed in awhile, and they provide 4 NCLEX simulation tests as well as a quiz customizer with hundreds of questions and rationales.  The format was similar to the actual NCLEX test, down to the formatting and colors, which helped with anxiety when I went to take the test.
    Day of the test - I was all nerves when I went to the testing center.  I was only in the computer room for about an hour, and the computer shut off around 90 questions.  I immediately started overthinking EVERYTHING.  I had about 35 SATA, no math, and a few "order these in terms of priority".  Lots of delegation questions and "who should you see first?"  I felt confident about maybe a dozen answers.  I went home, was sick a couple times throughout the night, and cried a decent amount because I was 100% certain I had failed.
    In the morning, a friend/classmate who had already passed told me to log into the BON website to see if my license was up.  I was terrified and told her it hadn't been long enough for them to process it.  I did it anyway, and you know the rest of the story.  :)
    If you're lurking because you are positive that you didn't pass... give yourself the benefit of the doubt.  Most nursing programs have pass rates >85% for first time test takers, and the chances are slim that you'll fail after having graduated nursing school.  Don't obsess over what kind of questions you got or how many you had.  It's ok to have a good cry (it's stressful!), but make sure that you have a solid self-care routine planned out for after the test.  You deserve the best!  Treat yourself - go for a walk, go to a movie, hang out with friends, snuggle your cat, DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR TEXTBOOKS.

    Thank you Allnurses and current/future nurses for inspiring me to follow my dreams and for unknowingly encouraging me during the dark days of the program.  You da best.
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to QRS1029 in Only using Uworld to study?   
    I solely used UWorld, for 5 weeks, 3-5 hours, 5-6 days a week. I passed in 75 questions! UWorld rocks. What I did was take a 75 question practice quiz each day and then wrote down rationales in a notebook for each one I did not know, whether I got it right or wrong (I totally got some right by guessing). I also wrote down lab values and went through those once or twice a day. 
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to Quota, BSN, RN in Only using Uworld to study?   
    I mostly just used UWorld and passed in 80 questions. My school required a HESI exit exam, which we used UWorld to study for really, then we had to attend Hurst review.  I’d agree Hurst review is a waste of time mostly.  It’s a very general review of what you should have learned in school.  A few nemonic were nice but certainly not worth the time.
    I can’t say enough good things about UWorld, I think it’s fantastic NCLEX prep.  I went through the entire q-bank a couple days prior to my exam, did one of my assessment tests a few weeks prior and the second after I finished the q-bank.  Read ALL of the rationales even if you get them right, good tidbits to be found in there.
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to nursealiii, BSN, RN in UWORLD SELF ASSESSMENT   
    UPDATE: I PASSED MY NCLEX!!! Finished with 75 questions! Did the Pearson Vue trick and it worked! SO HAPPY❤️❤️❤️
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    GlitterPrincess got a reaction from Caityo19 in NCLEX TEST   
    @twnurse1

    You bet! I found them through this link, as well as the corresponding notes, and a bunch of other great study resources! They're seriously the best... I just listened to the Diabetes, and Endocrine ones- did all the endocrine questions on Uworld in one quiz and scored 76%... Needless to say they're the bees knees! Fair warning, they are older, so some of the information is a bit dated, but majority is not!
     
     
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to Cindy S. RN 2018 in 5th Attempt at NCLEX, PASSED!   
    I used to come on here and read the stories of others for inspiration, or sometimes just not to feel alone and worthless when I would take NCLEX and fail yet again. All the Glory to GOD, I finally passed!!! Long story, short. I was supposed to graduate May 2014, but was held back a year due to not being able to pass the Hesi as required by my school. So I  graduated May 2015. I took the 3 day Hurst review, I thought I was ready because I had being studying for Hesi and finally passed. Unfortunately, all I could think was I had to pass I had already been sitting at home for a year, my baby was getting older, and things weren't getting better. On the day of the test I had extreme diarrhea, I had to take an anti-diarrhea medicine, when I went into the testing room, I couldn't breath, the room felt as if it were closing in on me, but I remember thinking I can't leave because that $200 that was spent was a sacrifice. So I tried to give it my best, 6 hours later, I ranned out of time at question 255. I've never ever felt the way I felt when I found out I FAILED. I took the test again a year later after using Saunders, and Kaplan, only to stay 6 hours and take 265 questions. Then third time in 2017, six hours the computer stopped 207 questions, the fourth time June 2018, 157 question in six hours this time was using Uworld and Happy Nclex, both were great, but I truly feel that I was over thinking what the questions they were asking. Of course, while I was trying to prepare to take this exam for the 5th time, everything around me was falling apart. I had family members talking about me, others joking about how I wasn't smart enough to pass it, that their child could pass it before I would. I had people tell me to forget about it, maybe it wasn't for me. In the midst of this I had a miscarriage, as I start to wonder if maybe this wasn't for me too. But when I think about Nursing my heart sings... Doesn't mean I didn't want to give up. But I did have two people in my corner that wouldn't allow me to give up on myself, I know they are truly God sent. I brought  UWorld again but with everything going on, and working and being a Mom of 1 already, I didn't have the time, nor energy. I was already registered and was going to lose my money. My Boyfriend was like just take it and see how you do, maybe it will give you and idea about what to try and study next time. So on December 15th 2018, we left for the testing center, got down the street and the car started shaking, I asked God, where are you? Please Help Me! We had to turn around, all I could think was I have to get there, even if it means I to put my thumb up and beg for a ride. We got back into the neighborhood, I couldn't call Uber because We only had $22 in the bank, and I knew I would need more. My boyfriend saw a old friend and asked him, told him how important it was, he said he would charge $20 to take me. I was like deal! At this point it 17 mins until my scheduled time, and it takes around 20 mins to get there. We got there, the ladies in there were super sweet and supportive, which helped calm my nerves. I went in and panicked a little because I hadn't studied and I knew the odds were against me. But I prayed and talked to God, it helped to shut up those anxious thoughts that tried to arise. I was there about 2.5 hours and I was thinking I know I need to speed up because I'm going to run out of time again.  But then after 75 it shut off to the case study questions. I just knew I failed. I was like OMG I am getting worse I've never had it shut off so early. Wow, so when my BF picked me up and asked how do I feel, I was laughing like I failed big time. He started reading about others, and said I think you probably passed, I was like whatever. So at first, I refused to pay $8 for quick results, I was just like I'll wait for the CPR, which usually comes in two days. A week went by nothing. So I just paid for the Quick results, and waited until I was at work to open it because I knew I wouldn't cry in front of co workers. When I saw PASS, I almost hit the floor. I could believe it, I still can't... I always said when I pass I would post my testimony on here. In no way am I saying to go about it the way that I handled it. But this is for the believers.  With God all things are possible. Have faith in God, and have faith in yourself. The 4 years of disappointment, hurt, anger, and confusion, I went through is all worth it, if my story will help someone not give up and keep the faith. Knowing in due time it will be your time also. God Bless all of you.
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to KiaaKoleeRN in Just took NCLEX   
    Update I Passed!!!
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    GlitterPrincess reacted to NurST in Passed NCLEX, Second Attempt   
    I promised myself to write a review if I passed..

    So here it is....
    Taking the nclex like a month after finishing school seemed like a great idea at the time... everything is fresh in my head. (Wasn’t a good idea) lol!

    So my studying consisted with NCSBN.com (I believe that’s what it’s called... the ones who make the NCLEX questions) and probably studying the same week of the exam... super cramming! (Not the best idea). So when I went in I was just super super .... super anxious! I sat down and while doing the questions, I did not remember anything... I mean anything. Like the simplest thing I couldn’t put together in my head because of my nerves. Walking out after 235 questions, I knew for sure I failed. It was so upsetting. I finally got my results to confirm it! I was so depressed afterwards. I stopped talking to my friends and family and went completely MIA for a bit. But then I told myself... “gosh, I made it through nursing school”... the toughest of it all! “I can pass this exam” so I buckled down! Threw away all previous notes.. went to staples bought new pens, new notebooks, highlighters. It was game time!!

    I also purchased Uworld, the LaCharity book, Saunders.

    So with Uworld I sat down and did all the questions (about 75-150 a day), read and wrote down notes on the rationales even if i got them correct.

    The LaCharity book- i did all the questions reading the rationales on all questions. (Only the chapters not the case study)

    Saunders Book- only read and took notes on maternal and peds (my weakness)

    I also used a study guide floating around in the allnurses forum... 35 page study guide.

    Mark K audio recordings and did notes.

    And alot... ALOT of prayers!!

    The second attempt going in. I felt a bit more confident but still nervous of course. I would literally stop every 10-15 questions to pray! It helped with my anxiety! I stopped at 86!! With 7 SATA, 2 EKG, 2 put in order ones.. no maths. I seriously thought i failed!! 7 SATA?! I left the center thinking I will have to start doing HURST, and other studying stuff. I wanted to cry. Sat down in my car, took a deep breath and did the pearson VUE trick. I got the good pop up!! It was such an amazing feeling.

    I felt like nothing i studied was on the Nclex. However, uworld helped me alot with breaking down questions. LaCharity helped me with breaking down delagations and prioritization questions. Mark K ... gosh, I heard that man in my head throughout my whole exam. He is awesome!!

    Moral of the story, do not be discouraged if you failed the first try. It is completely doable! Just focus on the goal and study!!
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