hey every1.. m just new to this site and i got to read a lot of posts that r really inspiring and could help a lot of nurses out there who r pretty much losing hope like me...
so.. i took my 1st exam for nclex RN in dec.1, 2008, failed @ 90.. i dint hav any computations nor SATA's.. i was enrolled in kaplan but i wasnt able to finish the course not even the qbank. when i took the test it felt like my mind went blank, every question lookd d same 2 me. i figured... bec. when i was reviewing, i really dint put my :redbeathe into it.i was out of focus. a big mistake and i regret it so much!
i have high hopes for kaplan review and i wanted to take it again. this tym, i watched ol the videos; took down notes- read them ol over, read d book dat came with d course, memorized by heart all the lab values, answered ol d test questions(did pretty good), and then the qbank(which is so difficult) my scores are only ranging from 50-60%, the passing is 60. even though i use the decision tree, i stil end up wit d wrong answer:banghead: so i bought saunders but only the Q&A book 4th edition 4 additonal review. i dint get to finish the whole book and the cd that came with it. but i wud say, my scores were much higher than in kaplan. i tried and tried until such tym i felt lyk i was ready, so i took it in april 12,2009.. i had a lot of prioritization, pt. teaching, 3 computations, 7 SATA, 1 priority(ordered response) i concentrated, and my computer shut off at 75.. even though i was so nervous i felt happy deep inside, i was feeling confident after .. but stil praying n hoping... then through the quick result i just found out... i failed ..... y oh y??:hdvwl: ........its heart breaking! i put my all into it ds time..im just so tired.
i stil think kaplan is good but maybe just not for me:o.... im planning to buy the lecture book 4th editon of saunders and just stick to that along with d saunders Q&A book and cd...no more other books... what do u guys think??..... HELP!