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  1. To everyone going to take NCLEX... I wanted to make one of these posts because I always looked for them. So this was my second time taking it! First attempt was back in October & I failed at 126 questions. It was terrible. But good news-I PASSED SECOND TRY!! I took it on 6/11 and found out the morning of 6/12! In Ohio you get your email with your license the next morning!! But if you fail, you don’t get results for 48 hours. Kinda odd LOL. ANYWAY. So, my exam shut off at 60 questions in an hour and 10 mins. I had about 15 select all that apply and I did not have one math question. A lot of priority and ABCs definitely know. Also delegation and infant/peds milestones. Vaccines. All that jazz. I honestly feel like I didn’t know what I was doing the whole entire test, like I kept questioning myself. That’s totally normal! LOL. Some advice..... With Kaplan vs UWorld, I definitely think Kaplan is just as hard as the NCLEX. UWorld wasn’t as challenging to me, the rationales are great and all but I feel like Kaplan was definitely better. And realllly prepared me. Plus Kaplan looks way more like the NCLEX so it made me less anxious because it looked familiar to me when I took it (even tho I took it before but honestly I don’t even remember it back in October, such a blur ) I received the email saying I just took the NCLEX right when I turned my phone on. Like five minutes after I took my exam. Did the PVT right away too, and got the good pop up. And just know the PVT is accurate, even with COVID new rules. I got the bad pop up and failed back in October & the good pop up this time and passed. I’ve only ever heard of false bad pop ups, never false good pop ups-so that’s always good news! LOL. What I used to study(I only studied 4 weeks): -I am gonna say this about 500 million times, SIMPLE NURSING ON Youtube WAS MY LIFE SAVER. I watched his videos with DKA & HHNS, Hypo & hyperthyroidism, all the medications, heart failure, every single newer one. I watched them like at least 2-3 times so the info stuck in my brain. I would be driving and have the 40 min drive to work and have the video playing from when I left my house to work. Just listening to the audio. PLEASE DONT WATCH IT WHILE DRIVING! The audio is the most important, you could easily just listen to it while you drive or go for a walk or clean at home or whatever and it’ll implant in your brain. Do it, you won’t regret it. -Kaplan Kaplan Kaplan. As I mentioned above OMG it was what prepared me question wise. I did not think U world was challenging enough, but everyone has their own opinions!! I got the 2,100 Qbank with 3 CAT exams. I did a CAT exam every week and a halfISH. First one I got red zone(not good), second & third I got green zone but both I got the max 265 questions. So I was so nervous when they shortened the NCLEX cause I felt like I would’ve had more leeway to pass with more questions. But it was all okay and great in the end! I would do at least one 75 question exam everyday, but mostly I did 2-3. Id wake up at 5am to study for two or three hours before work, and come home to study again. It’s so worth it. I think I had a couple hundred questions left in Qbank. I read every single rationale, even ones I got wrong, and wrote it down. Any meds I got I would write them multiple times cause that was my weak spot. Like Aminophylline I saw a lot as an example. So I filled up 4.5 notebooks of rationales. And at the end of each week I’d read them so the info stuck with me. DO IT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I feel like I know way more than I did in nursing school. LOL. Also, did I mention simple nursing on Youtube? LOL! -Lacharity: Prioritization, delegation, and assignment 3rd edition. I did almost all the questions out of there, and read rationales. Best book ever!! I got it on amazon used, and it was cheaper. Do it. -Sarah, Registered Nurse RN on Youtube too. I used her a lot for lab values, baby vaccines. I do better hearing things out loud or rereading them multiple times. LOL. Simple nursing on Youtube too. If anyone has questions or anything, let me know. I’d love to help anyone with studying. I know the feeling of wanting to pass and waiting, it’s horrible. Good luck to everyone who is taking it! 🩺 WOOHOOOO! link to both Youtube pages: Simple nursing: https://www.Youtube.com/user/SimpleNursing?app=desktop Registered Nurse RN: https://m.Youtube.com/user/RegisteredNurseRN
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    Taking NCLEX soon during COVID.

    Oh my gosh, that’s so scary LOL but holy moly that’s awesome! CONGRATS on passing!!! No way would I have had the balls to take it two days after I got my ATT! LOL. Woohoo!! Thank you for the advice and I will definitely pay attention to ABCs!! I’ve been doing so many practice questions that I’m starting to really understand what the questions are asking & what the answers are. Some are tricky, that’s for sure! But the more practice questions the better, I definitely agree! What practice questions did you use? CONGRATS again!
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    Taking NCLEX soon during COVID.

    @H to the R dizzle I am scoring in the 50s & 60s on Kaplan Qbank exams of 75 questions. Kaplan also has 3 practice CAT exams that mimic the NCLEX and 2/3 I scored in the green zone which means ready to take it but I got the max 265 each time. And with the new rules because of COVID I’m not sure how that’ll affect me when I take the NCLEX. Not sure if it’s a good thing there are less questions or if it’s a bad thing.... I took it before but honestly can’t even remember that whole entire day!! I know I did have a lot of SATA so maybe I was close to passing the first time?! Who knows. So I’ll keep you updated when I take the exam this week, with what helped me and what didn’t!! Don’t freak out. We got this.
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    Taking NCLEX soon during COVID.

    @Connor327 WOW! that’s incredible! CONGRATS to you, such an amazing accomplishment 🥺 thank you for advice!! I will definitely let ya know how I do. Super nervous, but trying to stay calm LOL!!
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    Taking NCLEX soon during COVID.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! CONGRATS again! Will let ya know how it goes for me this week!
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    Taking NCLEX soon during COVID.

    @studentnurse2018 ahh that’s amazing!! CONGRATS! Thank you for advice! I hear good things about Mark Klimek. What are you using to study?! I’ll let ya know how it goes for me this week!! Good luck to you
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    Taking NCLEX soon during COVID.

    Oh my gosh that’s amazing!! CONGRATS to you! Thank you very much! Fingers crossed. What did you use to study?! That’s amazing you weren’t anxious, I think taking it a second time around for me makes me feel way more nervous. Not sure why LOL!
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    Taking NCLEX soon during COVID.

    Hi all!! I take my NCLEX-RN in 4 days, and for some reason just realized they completely changed the amount of questions for the exam(those who don’t know it’s now minimum 60, max 130). Apparently I’ve been under a rock, cause how the heck didn’t I know that LOL.... ANYWAY.... I just wanted to hear what others thought about the NCLEX during the pandemic, and if they passed?!?! Also, if you used Kaplan what were your Qbank scores and CAT exam results?!? Trying not to freak out. Law of attraction will work its magic, positive vibes LOL! I am using Kaplan(scored green on my second CAT exam and taking my third tomorrow), as well as watching Youtube Simple Nursing videos, I also did a Bustza review course last year in Ohio and I’ve been going through that binder. Tons of practice questions scoring in the 50s and 60s with 75 question exams on Kaplan. I am doing very well with SATA questions, Kaplan really helped me dissect the question and fully understand it. Rationales are great. I tried UWorld last year but didn’t like it that much. My exam was originally March 23 but it was canceled due to COVID, and I rescheduled it again for April 30 and it was canceled again. So finally I am taking it this week, four days from now. Ugh. Trying not to lose my cool. Any advice from anyone is welcome. Will keep you guys updated on results, after I take it. fingers crossed I pass this time!! The first time I took it in October, I barely studied and didn’t take it as serious as I should have and I shut off at 126 questions. I barley even remember the exam.... Yikes LOL. Nursing school fried my brain so I think I was just very overwhelmed and forgot everything when I was taking the test. Good luck to anyone taking it soon, too!! Fingers crossed we all pass!
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