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Rose Smith

Rose Smith BSN, RN

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Rose Smith is a BSN, RN and specializes in Nurse.

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    Answering max number of questions on NCLEX

    Hi! I’m sorry to hear things didn’t go well your first go but don’t worry! The NCLEX is HARD!! Many people fail their first time. My advice would be to make a study plan and study your weaker areas FIRST!! I actually found it easier to study after I failed the first time because I knew what I needed to work on. If you’re not sure what your weaker areas are before you get your results in the mail, look on UWorld for that category breakdown and even reflect on your NCLEX. Did you get a lot of the same topic? If so it might be a weak area for you. For example, I remember getting a lot of Pharm and GI questions my first attempt. I also did not score well on these areas on UWorld either so I took these as two of my weaker areas and studied these FIRST! Also, don’t be afraid to go back into your nursing school notes! If it’s an area you know you struggle on, study and understand the content first before using UWorld, this helped me A LOT! I think my biggest mistake the first attempt was only using UWorld to study. UWorld is wonderful don’t get me wrong, but I also think it shouldn’t be your main source of studying. It should be used to practice applying the content you already know and to practice using testing strategies. I would not worry about your UWorld scores however, remediating the questions whether their right or wrong is the most important part. Sorry for the long answer but I hope this helps! Feel free to reach back out with any other questions!! And goodluck studying!
  2. Rose Smith

    Answering max number of questions on NCLEX

    Hi! First off even if it doesn’t feel like it, you’re doing great! You have what it takes to be a nurse because you passed nursing school it’s just a matter of doing it. I do not test well either but I knew I had to learn how to test well In order to finally pass this dreaded exam. My advice would to definitely get UWorld. I found that it helped me better prepare for the NCLEX because their questions were just as hard if not harder than the NCLEX. Second, I would find your weaknesses and study those first! I would study my weaker areas then quiz myself and would keep studying till I averaged at least a 60%. Yes, study all areas but I would definitely focus more of your time on your weaker areas. It also helped me to look up simple but effective tips for students who do not test well. Some that worked for me was identifying answers that basically mean you “do nothing” you never “do nothing” on the NCLEX. Eliminate those answers. Another one is you never ask “why or how” one those therapeutic communication questions. If you struggle with SATA questions practice a ton of those. Really focus of the areas and types of questions you’re weakest at and practice practice practice. But at the same time, don’t make studying your entire life. You can do it, you’re gonna get there. I hope this helps! Feel free to reach back out with any other questions. Goodluck!!
  3. Rose Smith

    Answering max number of questions on NCLEX

    Hi! I hope I caught you before your exam but I would recommend going back over the questions you missed and don’t do any questions the day of the exam. Hope this helps! Let me know how you did!
  4. Rose Smith

    Answering max number of questions on NCLEX

    That’s awesome! I’m sure you did great then, let me know how you did!
  5. I took the NCLEX for the second time on Nov 6th 2020 and I figured I would share my experience/ journey since I have not seen many people who had the same experience and hopefully give hope to people in a similar situation. The first time I took the NCLEX was on Sept 17th 2020. Leading up to the exam I used UWorld and Kaplan but I just answered a lot of questions thinking that would be enough. The day of my exam I was super nervous and anxious because I usually don’t test well. I ended up answering all 130 questions (Covid test), and came out feeling horrible. I tried the Pearson vue trick and got the “bad pop up”. A few days later I found out I had failed. I was super discouraged and disappointed because I had a job lined up and had to tell them I did not pass. After a day of sulking I picked myself back up, re-registered to take the exam, made a new study plan and waiting the 45 days to retake the exam. Leading up to the second exam I used UWorld once again but this time I purchased the 60 day access with one self assessment. I focused on my weaker areas and studied the content before taking a 50 question quiz on UWorld. I aimed to score at least a 60% on each quiz and would keep taking quizzes until I reached that goal. It usually only took me one try which I think is because I studied the content before hand. I would also remediate the questions as I went. Before taking the second exam I had about 900 questions left on the UWorld Q Bank and was in the 86th percentile. I took the self assessment a week before the exam and got a 56% which told me I had a borderline chance of passing. However, I started to rush towards the end because I was running out of time and didn’t realize questions that weren’t answered would be omitted so that may have effected the results. I sat for the NCLEX for the second time on Nov 6th 2020 and was super confident and not as nervous this time. I honestly thought I was going to pass at 75 questions but the test kept going. I ended up answering all 140 questions (covid test) once again and my last question was a SATA question. Also, the last 10 questions were priority and what felt like harder level questions. After the exam I honestly felt like I failed again and was super frustrated because it felt like a repeat of the first exam. I didn’t have the heart to do the Pearson vue trick so I waited the 48 hrs to see the results. Once I saw that I could purchase the quick results it took me a good 30 minutes to look at them but when I finally did I found out I PASSED!! I couldn’t believe it but it was the best feeling and a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I have seen a lot of people say not to read too much into how many questions you answered or what types of questions you get and I would have to agree with them. However I will say looking back, the first exam I didn’t get as many SATA or priority questions as the second exam and for the first exam the last 10 questions were pretty easy so I assume they weren’t all passing level questions. If your last question is a SATA question, I’m not saying you passed because not all SATA questions are passing level but I would be hopeful. I hope this helps even one person because I scoured the internet trying to find someone who had a similar experience and couldn’t find anyone. Just remember that everyone’s experience is different so keep working hard and you will get there!! goodluck!