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Klori BSN

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  1. Hi Friends!

    I wanted to get on here and share with you how I studied for the NCLEX and passed it!

    I graduated in May 20th 2020 and took a month off from studying. I booked my NCLEX date for the 27th of July and started studying June 27th.

    FIRST THING I DID WAS got a piece of paper and wrote in big letters " KLORI RN"... that motivated me to get up and study.

    I studied 5 days out of the week for 6-8 hrs. First week I did Mark Klimek for those of you that don't know about him PLEASE LOOK HIM UP AND LISTEN TO HIS LECTURES! After doing Mark Klimek's lectures, I did the first assessment on UWorld.
    Then I looked at what I was weak on and focused on that first. My weak points were Peds and OB so I did 20 question quizzes on UWorld until I was actually learning and understanding the material. Once I felt good about peds and ob, I started doing 75 Q exams on UWorld tutor mode with all subjects and topics. The reason for that is because I wanted to train my brain in answering different questions back to back. Two weeks before my exam I cut my practice exams down to 60Qs since the new NCLEX has 60Qs minimum. So I did them without the tutor mode because I wanted to train my brain into answering questions without seeing if I got it right or wrong until the end that ways it doesn't boost or kill my confidence in answering the next question. BUT in every exam and quiz you take on UWOLRD make sure you are getting above the passing rate for that specific exam or quiz. Granted my scores were definitely not high but they were always above average. 5 days before my exam I took the second assessment on UWorld and it said I have a HIGH chance of passing not very high but just high. So the Friday before my exam I put everything away, I went to Central Park and relaxed in the sun, listened to music and obviously prayed LOL.


    When I went to the testing center I legit thought I was going to SHi** my pants that's how scared I was. I started crying before going into the testing room. This really sweet lady came up to me and put her hands on my shoulders gave me a pep talk and said go in there and kick *** LOL. So that's what I did, I sat for the test and I told myself "Okay Klori, the first question will be a passing level question, what you need to do is get it right, so take your time". Then every time I felt stuck or tired I paused and took a deep breath and said a quick "Hail Mary" and resumed. I probably had 30 SATA questions if not more. I was so tired by the time I reached question 105, then by the time I reached question 115 I had 40 min left and I thought I was going to run out of time. I ended up finishing the whole exam 130 questions!! I left the testing center sobbing on the phone with my sister, convinced that I had failed. 30 min after I got an email from Pearson saying that I completed the exam, that was my go to do the PV trick! and got the good pop up! which btw 100% works.

    48hrs later I got my unofficial results and boom now I am a REGISTERED NURSE !!

    Also do not beat yourself up about this exam. You will never feel 100% prepared to take it. All you can do it study and go in there a try you best. It doesn't matter how many times you take it, all it matters is that you pass it whenever you do !

    Be Positive!
    Give yourself a pep talk!
    UWorld & MARK KLIMEK= Successful Results!

  2. On 7/8/2019 at 2:26 PM, Lauren78 said:

    Thank you so much. I just been feeling so down these past couple of days but I’m trying to figure out my next step I will look into the community college thing and try taking the classes there. But lately I just haven’t had the desire to even go back. After being dismissed TWICE it’s like I don’t want to keep wasting my time I wanna have something going for me by the time I’m 25 you know.

    Hi Lauren!
    I think you need to sit and make a check list of all the things you kept doing wrong both times you have been dismissed. You cannot enter another nursing program with 1. The same mentality, 2. The same bad habits. I want you to want this degree more than anything you’ve ever wanted! When you think about nursing you have to think about the people who are going to need you to be their voice. So you have to make sure you want this bad enough stand up for them. Do not set a time frame! Your goal should be to obtain a nursing degree!

  3. On 1/24/2020 at 2:42 AM, hotpeppa said:

    Awww congratulations on your come back 💪🏾 I needed to hear this. I’m so filled with doubts but I’ll always come back to this to remember that I can do it! Bravo to you! 🥂

    Thank you! & I’m glad this pushes you, this is the exact reason why I wanted to be so vulnerable with you all. I know the struggle but once you have a strong mindset you will do great things!

  4. On 8/1/2019 at 5:55 PM, petitenursetobe said:

    Thank you! I failed my med surg & psych in the same semester. I was a straight A & B student. Our med surg class was only 1 part, not divided into three or anything. I tried to appeal, it did not work. So I changed my major for half a semester and dropped the classes as I had ZERO interest in what I was learning. This all happened January 2018, I applied and started at a new nursing program in January 2019 ( I am 23 y/o). I had to take pharm again because it wouldn't transfer. Also I took foundation, intro, and health assessment all over again. Which is fine. I almost switched to business in January 2019 but last minute I decided I could not pass up the acceptance into the program. This is really what I want and I will not give up. I now find that my classmates learn from me. I feel like I know how to study better and of course surround myself with people that will bring me up. I am at a much smaller school now, and the professors are more than helpful. Being that my mother is a VP at a hospital, I have always felt SO much pressure. I began to think nursing wasn't for me..... Now I feel there is absolutely NO reason I shouldn't be making at least B's on my exams. With taking a year off, I did push myself back which sucks to think about sometimes, seeing people that started college after me graduating before me. But its okay, I must focus on myself LOL. Overall, I'm so happy I have another chance. Class of 2021 🙂

    Ughh I love this! YOU ROCK!

  5. Hii everyone!!
    please read my past posts that will give you my backstory on what happened to me during my first semester in nursing school. I hope this gives anyone who is the same position I was some kind of hope and strength to pull through.

    This week was my last week in nursing school and oh how emotional and proud I feel. I have finally, after soo many sleepless and painful nights achieved my BSN degree and I couldn’t be more proud. I just wanted to get on here and share with you that all things are possible! you just have to start truly believing them and pushing yourself to achieve them.

    My official graduation May 20th ! I’ll be back with a full story but until then I’m gonna go celebrate this chapter of my life!
    😁👩🏼‍⚕️🎊🦋

  6. 3 hours ago, Melanie Escalera said:

    I am 25 . Struggled to get into one program of nursing and in my last semester of classes before my semester of CAPSTONE. I failed Adult Health Concept II , tried it again and failed again . I was dismiss due to failing the same class twice. I have tried to enter a community college but if I do not start all my 55 credits already taken from the beginning they won’t take me because of my dismissal . I Already ran out of Pell Grant , 18k in loans trying to pay for nursing which I don’t even care but in my area no community collage will accept my credits . I know many of you had to start from the beginning but I was so close to finishing . Would si have to start over too? Would there be any School that will take me ?

    Hi!! I’m soo sorry you’re going through this. I know the hard work you have put in but YOU HAVE TO APPEAL THIS!! Sit and write a letter of appeal and retake it for the last time. That’s what you have to do first then based on what they say send me a message again and we can think about different options! Hang in there and have faith!

  7. Written: July 2019

    I wanted to get on here and reply to my own post for anyone who is in the same shoes as I was this time last year.
    I submitted a letter of appeal and was given another chance to retake the two classes I failed with .4. I was in such disbelief, happy, and scared all at once. All summer last year I was depressed and broken because of school and feeling like I wasn't smart enough to become a nurse. However, I was wrong!
    I am smart enough to become whatever it is that I want to be in this life and so are you. our grades do not define us.
    Today is 07/03/19 and I am 10 months aways from graduation I am in my third semester in nursing school and I have not gotten anything lower than an 85 in any exams and although an 85 is not a perfect grade, it is a perfect grade for me and it makes me sooo proud. Failing out taught me valuable lessons. It showed me how much more I wanted to become a nurse. it gave me passion, it gave me drive.
    Today I am the President of the Student Nurse Association (SNA). That girl that once felt like she wasn't good enough to be a nurse because she failed two classes by .4. I look at myself today and I feel so proud of the girl that is looking back at me. May 2020 I will officially graduate with my BSN.
    My suggestion to you is DO NOT GIVE UP!! do not let one, two, three, four bad grades cloud your vision on who and what you want to be in this world.
    Set goals for yourself and tackle them one by one. The best thing that I did different from my first semester in nursing school was I changed the people I hung out with. I found a group of friends who I call family. I learn from them everyday, they are soo brilliant and kind. I never want to be the smartest person in my group so I associate myself with intelligent people. I was having lunch with my friends from my mental health class and they said "Klori we learn so much from you when we study" and that brought me to tears because I never saw myself as someone who would have it in me to ever teach someone anything and having them say that to me made me feel happiness in every form.
    So please!! do not give up!
    I say this with all the love in my heart, I believe in you and you got this! 

  8. I am currently a nursing student, I graduate in May 2020. I have plans in moving to California once I graduate. However, I want to go the traveling nursing route. I wanted to know what agencies do y'all recommend and when do y'all think it's a good time for me to look for jobs.

  9. 1 minute ago, Lauren78 said:

    Thank you so much. I just been feeling so down these past couple of days but I’m trying to figure out my next step I will look into the community college thing and try taking the classes there. But lately I just haven’t had the desire to even go back. After being dismissed TWICE it’s like I don’t want to keep wasting my time I wanna have something going for me by the time I’m 25 you know.

    Don't give yourself a timeline for anything. Just tell yourself I want to do this and I will do everything in my power to get it. I used to look at myself and say how am I almost 26 and still in school but that's okay. I have classmates that are in their 40s and in school. you are young and you have your whole life ahead of you. just look at alternatives. Also, go on youtube and look at "RegisteredNurseRN" Her name is Sarah, She's reallllyyy Good!!

  10. On 7/6/2019 at 10:17 AM, Lauren78 said:

    I am 21 and I have tried two nursing schools and now I’m going to try my third and if this doesn’t work out I honestly give up. I was dismissed after failing my AP class twice at the first school and then dismissed after failing AP 2 twice at this previous school just recently. I just want to scream but I don’t know what other career I would go into and I don’t want to run out of time or financial aid. Do you think this career is for me being that I can’t pass classes so simple? I always wanted to be a nurse but at this point I’m not feeling like I’m academically qualified.

    I think you should look into a community college for your prerequisites, like the AP1 and 2, and all the other non nursing courses. The reason why I say this is because community colleges are a little easier and cheaper than let's say a university. Also! you did not even give nursing a try yet. Don't let AP1 and 2 change your plans. Nursing is in fact nothing like AP1 & 2 or chemistry or english or philosophy. I personally think all those classes are just a scam for students to waste money. I am 25 years old and started my journey into nursing when I was 23. DO NOT LET THIS CHANGE YOUR PLANS MY GIRL.
    What I did was this: I went to a community college called BMCC in NYC and took all my prerequisites that Long Island University required. Once I managed to get all of them with a grade greater than a (B) I transferred to the university and got into the nursing program there as a transfer student. My sister did the same thing however she got her Associates degree from BMCC and transferred to Mercy College. I truly believe that you will over come this.

  11. On 7/1/2019 at 4:24 PM, LiuNurse1979 said:

    I got "academically dismissed" from my nursing program because they said I failed 2 classes I got credit for. After I requested my student file from school, i found emails between the chair, director, dean, 2 professors & 2 classmates all conspiring to get me kicked out of nursing school.

    What!!!!!!!!!! That’s disgustingly wrong!!

    What did you do?

  12. 38 minutes ago, Lauren78 said:

    If you don’t mind can I ask you what did you say in your appeal letter?

    I was honest with them. I told them why I went into nursing, the personal reason why. I spoke about my grades prior to getting into the program and how my gpa didn't change drastically even after failing the two classes (I was still above 3.0). I also told them how I was a phlebotomist and EKG tech right after high school then became a medical assistant and got a job at New York Presbyterian. Then in a different paragraph I spoke about what I did wrong and how I plan to fix them. I also pointed out that me failing was my fault only.

    Im not going to sit here and tell you lies but when I wrote this letter I was broken and depressed. I wrote it when I was drunk siting in the bathroom at a bar, one month before school stared. I managed to write everything with perfect grammar but I legit wrote it drunk because I was in a bad place. and found out the days before classes started.
    DO NOT DO AS I DID! lol
    But yes, be honest with them and be vulnerable about this and stay on top of it. Be annoying about it send it to whoever needs to see it because close mouths don't get fed my friend. ❤️

  13. I wanted to get on here and reply to my last post for anyone who is in the same shoes as I was this time last year.

    I submitted a letter of appeal and was given another chance to retake the two classes I failed with .4. I was in such disbelief, happy, and scared all at once. All summer last year I was depressed and broken because of school and feeling like I wasn't smart enough to become a nurse. However, I was wrong!

    I am smart enough to become whatever it is that I want to be in this life and so are you. our grades do not define us.

    Today is 07/03/19 and I am 10 months away from graduation I am in my third semester in nursing school and I have not gotten anything lower than an 85 in any exams and although an 85 is not a perfect grade, it is a perfect grade for me and it makes me sooo proud. Failing out taught me valuable lessons. It showed me how much more I wanted to become a nurse. it gave me passion, it gave me drive.

    Today I am the President of the Student Nurse Association (SNA). That girl that once felt like she wasn't good enough to be a nurse because she failed two classes by .4. I look at myself today and I feel so proud of the girl that is looking back at me. May 2020 I will officially graduate with my BSN.

    My suggestion to you is DO NOT GIVE UP!! do not let one, two, three, four bad grades cloud your vision on who and what you want to be in this world.

    Set goals for yourself and tackle them one by one. The best thing that I did different from my first semester in nursing school was I changed the people I hung out with. I found a group of friends who I call family. I learn from them everyday, they are soo brilliant and kind. I never want to be the smartest person in my group so I associate myself with intelligent people. I was having lunch with my friends from my mental health class and they said "Klori we learn so much from you when we study" and that brought me to tears because I never saw myself as someone who would have it in me to ever teach someone anything and having them say that to me made me feel happiness in every form.

    So please!! do not give up!

    I say this with all the love in my heart, I believe in you and you got this!

    - Klori

  14. On 7/17/2018 at 1:38 PM, Klorilda said:

    I was in the nursing program at Long Island University. I was struggling so much in the program and I ended up failing two classes with less than .4. I always wanted to go to New York University school of nursing, I understand it's a insanely expensive but I know the program is really good. However, I am afraid that they won't accept me because I was once dismissed. My gpa 3.2 even after the to bad grades I got after the program, I also got really good letters of recommendation from Nurse Practitioners at my job at New York Presbyterian and my pharmacology professor, I just hope it helps my chances in getting in the program at NYU for January.

    Has anyone gotten failed out of a nursing program and successfully got into another program and actually graduated?

    I wanted to get on here and reply to my own post for anyone who is in the same shoes as I was this time last year.
    I submitted a letter of appeal and was given another chance to retake the two classes I failed with .4. I was in such disbelief, happy, and scared all at once. All summer last year I was depressed and broken because of school and feeling like I wasn't smart enough to become a nurse. However, I was wrong!
    I am smart enough to become whatever it is that I want to be in this life and so are you. our grades do not define us.
    Today is 07/03/19 and I am 10 months aways from graduation I am in my third semester in nursing school and I have not gotten anything lower than an 85 in any exams and although an 85 is not a perfect grade, it is a perfect grade for me and it makes me sooo proud. Failing out taught me valuable lessons. It showed me how much more I wanted to become a nurse. it gave me passion, it gave me drive.
    Today I am the President of the Student Nurse Association (SNA). That girl that once felt like she wasn't good enough to be a nurse because she failed two classes by .4. I look at myself today and I feel so proud of the girl that is looking back at me. May 2020 I will officially graduate with my BSN.
    My suggestion to you is DO NOT GIVE UP!! do not let one, two, three, four bad grades cloud your vision on who and what you want to be in this world.
    Set goals for yourself and tackle them one by one. The best thing that I did different from my first semester in nursing school was I changed the people I hung out with. I found a group of friends who I call family. I learn from them everyday, they are soo brilliant and kind. I never want to be the smartest person in my group so I associate myself with intelligent people. I was having lunch with my friends from my mental health class and they said "Klori we learn so much from you when we study" and that brought me to tears because I never saw myself as someone who would have it in me to ever teach someone anything and having them say that to me made me feel happiness in every form.
    So please!! do not give up!
    I say this with all the love in my heart, I believe in you and you got this!

    - Klori ❤️

  15. I was in the nursing program at Long Island University. I was struggling so much in the program and I ended up failing two classes with less than .4. I always wanted to go to New York University school of nursing, I understand it's a insanely expensive but I know the program is really good. However, I am afraid that they won't accept me because I was once dismissed. My gpa 3.2 even after the to bad grades I got after the program, I also got really good letters of recommendation from Nurse Practitioners at my job at New York Presbyterian and my pharmacology professor, I just hope it helps my chances in getting in the program at NYU for January.

    Has anyone gotten failed out of a nursing program and successfully got into another program and actually graduated?