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    Passing the CNOR exam!

    I just passed my CNOR exam!To God Be The Glory....it was hard but I passed!!! I would recommend to anyone planning on taking the exam to Read AORN recommended standards and practices, CCI flashcards (these questions are so similar to exam questions), and practice questions over and over! I took overall at least 600 practice questions and timed myself. There are a number of Apps. online to purchase cnor practice questions. I studied on and off for approximately 3 mos. and felt very confident when going to the testing center? When taking the exam read every question thoroughly and be patient. You will have 200 questions with 4 hours to complete. Good Luck! Believe in Yourself!
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    Failed NCLEX-RN for 2nd time!!! So Sad!

    Hey ANGELSINTHESKY, I PASSED BOARDS!!! Got my results last Saturday. You are correct....It's whatever works for you! I used Kaplan and Saunders and I felt well prepared. Computer shut off @ 75 questions!Again, I had studied and was ready to defeat such test!!! I also hear alot of referrals for EXAM CRAM! Let me know if you pass! GOOD LUCK, AVSRN
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    Failed NCLEX three times

    Kaplan and Saunders is what helped me! I answered 100+ questions per day (religiously)! Kaplan questions are better for critical thinking and Saunders content helped me understand the questions and why I missed. But I would suggestion to do less reading and focus on critical thinking with answering questions. The computer stopped at 75 questions and I promise the exam was so much easier this time.... than previous attempts.
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    Failed NCLEX three times

    Let me give you some sound advice....DON'T OVER DO IT!!! I never scored 70 on Qbank!!! (Wow if your scoring in the 70's ...than that's GOOD)! Kaplan has some hard questions...Much harder than NCLEX!!! So, Your gut will tell you when you are ready. Please don't over study!!! You will confuse yourself. The key to NCLEX is finding the topic and learning what the question is asking. This is critical thinking!! Read the questions slowly so that you don't skip a word. Your first instinct is most of the time correct. Don't second guess yourself. Just do the Kaplan Strategies on all questions. If you have been studying....the content is in your brain..If you relax while taking the test, it will upsurface! Take it from me, I just took the exam...Your top topics will be prioritization, infection control, delegation, some meds (unless your missing alot) and some SATA. Oh Yea...I had NO MATH! Know this, if YOU believe than You will PASS! Others can't believe for you.. ..you must believe in yourself! Again, tell yourself right now, "I will Pass Boards!" Believe in nobody but YOU!!! And lastly, PRAY DAILY if you believe in the power of GOD! AVSRN
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    Failed NCLEX three times

    Two weeks before the test I focused on Kaplan. I did Test 5,6, and 7! One per day. I went back and read all rationales. I took the NCLEX on Thursday so on Monday I reread rationales to test 7. On tuesday night I glanced through my notes cards but not very detailed...just glanced because I didn't want to confuse myself. I did no studying on Wednesday. I went to bible study on Wednesday night and came home and slept like a baby!!! I prayed before going to bed and I prayed upon arising. Honestly, I had confidence after reviewing test 7. When I got to the center...I knew my content so I just needed to relax. I prayed before getting out of my car...I prayed again when I sat at the computer and lastly I TOOK A DEEP BREATH! I was relaxed! Use the strategies that Kaplan teaches. Don't second guess yourself!!!!! Relax...I do think I made the test much harder than it was on the other tries because it was much easier this time around. Please familarize yourself with infection control, prioritization, and know meds ....you will not pass if you don't know (contact, airborne, droplet, standard precautions). Think ABC's or MASLOW whenever you see prioritization questions. When you get to SATA questions..choose what you know...don't over analyze!!! And lastly remember, start saying it this moment "I will pass boards." Have confidence in yourself! Everytime I failed, I got back up and said I'm gonna pass! I feel so relieved now but I must encourage others that this exam can be defeated!!! Please continue to write if you need encouragement. I will help as much as I can! God Bless and Believe in Yourself!!! Don't focus on Luck....focus on "I WILL PASS BOARDS!" AVSRN
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    how to bounce back after failing nclex:

    I know its hard but please don't get discouraged!!! I have been there! I took the test 3 times and failed but I got results this am and PASSED!!! First I thank God and I held onto my faith. Secondly, I prayed daily! I always said, "I will pass boards." Third, I did questions everyday! If I missed a question, I would go back to content in Saunders and make sure that I understood the material. Look, people will give you all source of advice but do what works for you! After failing 3 times, I took the Kaplan review course. This really helped because I learned how to critical think. My studying materials were Saunders, Mosby, LaChasity but I would mainly recommend Saunders for content and Kaplan for the questions! The questions in the Qbank from Kaplan are extremely hard..they recommend scoring in 60's but I never scored in the 60's. But one thing for sure my confidence was up when I went back to attempt my 4th try! So keep believing and please have faith in God! I promise it works. And remember, when you get blessed with passing boards....encourage and bless someone else. I wish you God's Blessing, AVSRN
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    Failed NCLEX three times

    Hey I just got my results a few seconds ago and I PASSED! I am here to encourage you all....DON'T GIVE UP!! I took the test 4 times. Believe me when I tell you Faith unlocks the door! Believe, Pray, and do questions daily!!! The rationales are very important to read. Saunders is good for content but kaplan is what helped me learn how to answer the questions. Don't short change yourself! Do questions every day and if you miss something go back and read the content so you can get a good understanding. Remember, these questions can be asked in so many ways. If I can pass, you can pass!! I said it daily to myself, " I will pass boards!" The test was so much easier on my 4th attempt!!! I pray that God will eventually grant you your desires but remember, when you get blessed encourage someone else! God Bless, AVSRN
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    Failed NCLEX three times

    Let me encourage you!!! Listen, I failed NCLEX 3 times and felt as though my world was coming to an end but I never gave up! I studied questions everyday and prayed 3 to 4 times a day! On my 4th attempt, I prayed even more and I didn't give any room for the devil to intervene! I passed with 75 questions! (First attempt- 180 questions, 2nd attempt - 253, and 3rd attempt - 75 questions). I took the test every 45 days and always started from stratch eventhough I was above/near/below standards in certain areas. The test was much easier on my 4th attempt...I was ready!! Faith unlocks the door....please believe it!! Everyone will give you advice but please do what best fits you. I did Saunders, Mosby, Sylvia Rayfield, looked at Hursts Review but finally I took Kaplan. Kaplan was a big help because it helped me learn how to answer the questions. Saunders is very good for content but honestly your key to success is faith!! Believe in yourself! Don't skip days/nights from studying. Do questions after questions because the rationales are a must to read. I pray that you will pass and when you do don't forget to encourage someone else. God Bless, AVSRN
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    Failed NCLEX-RN for 2nd time!!! So Sad!

    So would you suggest doing Kaplan Review? Did it help you at all? I don't have the money for this course but if it helps a little... Maybe I can pass on the 4th attempt. I'm Near Standard of Passing in all areas. I am desperate!!!!
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    Failed NCLEX-RN for 2nd time!!! So Sad!

    So would any of you suggest Kaplan Review Course. I have never taken it and now I don't know what to do! Again, I have failed 3 times and I really want this 4th attempt to be IT!!! I don't have the money for Kaplan but if it is strongly suggested than I will make a way some how! What do you think? Please reply....AVSRN
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    Failed NCLEX three times

    I am honestly shedding TEARS as I read these comments! I am praying for everyone of you and praying that God will have mercy on us! It hurts so bad when you want something sooooo bad!!! Please remember me in your prayers. AVSRN
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    Suggestions for study material

    Guys, I have taken the NCLEX 3 times as well but I promise I will not give up!!!! I will continue to take it every 45days until I pass!!! I am considering taking the Kaplan Review for the 1st time and sticking with Saunders because of the content in the rationales. Just to uplift your spirit....If God bless them, he will eventually bless us! We must keep the faith. It is not by accident that I found this website for support. I will pray for You all eventhough I don't know who you are or where you are from......The only thing that matters is that we want to be nurses! With God's help we will be. I do believe we need to just keep praying, believing, and studying! Everytime I fail, I say "I'm gonna pass these boards!" And guess what.....I AM!!!!!
  13. Guys, lets just keep trying and believing! Our day will come! If God blessed them, he will do the same for us! I have learned so much through this process and I praise God for my experience! I just thank him for this web site because WE are each others support! We will make it!!! I promise we will be blessed! I will not be defeated by a test!!! Keep studying and praying! AVSRN
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    Failed NCLEX-RN for 2nd time!!! So Sad!

    This test is absolutely UNREAL!!! I failed again for the 3rd time! The first time I had 180 questions, 2nd time 253 questions, and the 3rd time 75 questions!!! I don't know what to do or think! I mainly used Saunders on the first two attempt than on the 3rd attempt I decided to change to Mosby and I did WORSE!!! My plan is to take a Kaplan Review Course and stick with Saunders......is there any suggestions????I am desperate to pass this exam!!! I pray that God will eventually bless me to pass! I am so tired of studying!!!
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    Trying to pass my NCLEX the second time :(

    It's good to know that others are out there just like you! I say this because I have taken NCLEX 3 times! I will be sitting again in January and praying to God that I am successful on the 4th attempt! Just want some advice...I have been hearing negative talk about Kaplan Review and alot of positive about Hurst Review! Can someone give me their opinion? One thing for sure... I want to stick with one review because too many books are confusing me. I failed the first time with 180 questions, second 253 and the third time 75 questions. I am confused!!!!! I have learned after the 3rd attempt that it is not about how many questions you take per day but to make sure you understand the one's you take. I do feel dumb, ashamed, and embarrassed but I promise you all I will pass NCLEX with the help of the LORD! It just has to be in His time and not mines!!!!!!
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