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  1. arealqt

    Failed Nclex second time Colorado

    Good for u!!!! Its gonna seem a little overwhelming at first but have no fear, some of the chapters are 2 pages along (lol). Also some of the same q's are on the CD that are in the book (reinforcement). I am loving it so far. I think Im getting addicted to this book now.I have been on this site all day, keeping myself motivated and finishing up my 100 question review. Afterwards, I think Ill spend a couple hrs in the book. Keeping ya encouraged.
  2. arealqt

    Failed Nclex second time Colorado

    jess, I see you are on the right track, have you started reviewing yet?
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    I FAILED, once again.

    I dont have the money to pay for Kaplan. Suzanne, the moderator on this forum, says that no matter what kind of question it is, if you know the content you will be able to answer the question. I have the Kaplan trainer and the book. The strategies just didnt work for me. Now Im not sayin Kaplan is bad, Im just saying that IMO Saunders works and puts emphasis on key information that I found when I took my NCLEX the end of July. It also asks the right questions. The majority of ?'s are of analysis/application type. So if I can save myself all that money and feel confident doing Saunders Im gonna continue. Im sure u remember what was on your test, just look in your book and see. Once I finish w/ Saunders MAYBE Ill use the trainers but honestly Saunders asks the same type of questions just in a longer form. I cant waste any more time trying to learn strategies. Id rather do the q's on the cd and in the back of each chapter and save myself the disappointment on test day.
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    I FAILED, once again.

    I used KAPLAN and I only did (some) of the questions in the SAUNDERS book and Mosbys review cards too. I knew about Saunders a long time ago (recommended by the school I grad from). I spent the majority of my time w/ Kaplan TRYING to learn their strategies cuz nurses I knew said TAKE KAPLAN. To my disappointment, KAPLAN did not and would not have helped me NOT ONE BIT. Honey, when I took my NCLEX I was SO SURPRISED! Yeah I admit the FORMAT was the same as kaplan but every since Ive been reviewing w/ Saunders and doing their questions in the back of each chapter, I see questions that are only a few words short from my NCLEX test. I was getting priority questions which let me know I was on the right track. My nerves got to me that day. I had family issues going on the day before the test and when I sat down I tried to remember basic content from Saunders to answer my priority questions and I didnt realize how high my anxiety was til I left the test center. I knew I had answer so many wrong. I had questions on HERBS, 2 dosage calc ?'s, renal ?'s (BPH, acute glomeruler, prostate cancer,etc). I started getting rm assignements, who would I see first, I cant begin to tell you how disappointed I am now in myself. Check out your Saunders book, start answering some questions in the back of the chapters and you will see for yourself, guaranteed. I dont wanna be upset like this anymore, I wanna pass the next test and I will. For more testimonials, type in "thanks suzanne", suzannes plan and see how many passers. Sticking to one book this time.
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    I FAILED, once again.

    No one knows like someone who is going thru the same thing. I found that out thru this website as well. I get most of my motivation and support from here too. I know GN's that graduated back in 2005 who have failed their boards at least once or twice and have given up and now its 2007 and still no license. Its definitely a hard pill to swallow. My 45 days are almost up now ( in less than 2 weeks). I am determined to FINISH Suzannes plan before I go take it again. I have found that its not as hard as I thought and all I can do now is shake my head when I see questions that contain THE SAME content from my NCLEX. Gosh, if I had done this plan earlier. Kaplan, imo, only resembles in format. Saunders is the way to go 4 me. Time to start reviewing for me... WE CAN AND WE WILL GET THRU THIS.
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    I FAILED, once again.

    Oh there is no doubt you HAVE TO give yourself at least a week to accept what has happened. I thought Id never leave the house. Fortunately, I did and now Im back to studying. The reason why we keep u encouraged is because NO ONE knows what u r going thru except someone who has been thru it. So when you think of yourself not passing and staying up in the wee hours in the morning reviewing your SAUNDERS CD & BOOK, think of me too cause more than likely, Ill be up with you doing the same thing. And think of those that have DONE IT and passed. That will encourage you and motivate u more than anything. Take one day at a time and when you need support you know you can always come here to allnurses.com where someone will be listening and understanding and rooting for you. I always come here when I need support even if its just thru reading posts. Then when you get that RN behind your name, you can be an inspiration to someone else.
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    I FAILED, once again.

    I just know thats the reason this book is "highly" recommended by Suzanne because "she knows" what it takes to pass and all is in contained in doing those questions and looking thru the book. Trust that. I just think of it this way... read each question and rationale carefully. You never know that question may contain the info needed for you to answer one of your NCLEX questions. I only wish Id have paid more attention to SAUNDERS in the beginning.. But that is OK, Im back to studying and I will reschedule my test when I am good and prepared. NO RUSHING HERE. The next time you hear from me Im bringing a success story. STUDY HARD and good. And dont be discouraged. Failure IS NOT an option here.
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    I FAILED, once again.

    I just want to tell you that I know of a *nurse* who failed NCLEX 5 times before she got a hold of Saunders. On her 6th try...she passed w/ Saunders. I failed my NCLEX just this July and I am using Suzanne's study plan. This time I am taking my sweet time. I wish I would have followed thru with it before but I didnot. Now that I am back to studying, I can honestly say that I have seen about 6 or 7 questions from the questions on the SAUNDERS CD that asked almost the SAME questions on my NCLEX. This is very pertinent information that Saunders has in it. I am ONLY using Saunders now. I REFUSE to look at another NCLEX book cause I KNOW if I would have taken the plan seriously...I would have passed on my 1st try. Dont give up cause I have seen too many pass due to determination and GOD's help. Many people will read your post and giving up sends negative vibes to others who have failed. You are not a loser, you only lose when you give up. Get your Saunders book and CD and take your time and go thru it. I get a bit frustrated trying to do 100 ?'s a day but I manage to get some knowledge in even if its 30-40 a day. Its hard accepting the fact that u did not pass but please dont give up .. you never know who you could be an inspiration to. Happy studying. ( also dont forget about the 2nd part to suzannes plan- 3 of my NCLEX questions I answered were related to what was on it..I swear to you). I guarantee you I am taking it seriously now. lol.