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  1. Hello: I graduated nursing school in 2011, failed the NCLEX four times and have been working since but I am ready to get back up on the horse again and pass the NCLEX but I am not sure what I should do to prepare. The school I graduated from has provided me with an ATI tutor but I am honestly just unsure about ATI. Should I just do questions and review using U-World or continue working with the tutor and ATI? I am just not 100% certain that the ATI tutor and ATI will help me to pass the NCLEX. I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks, Joe
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    Is anyone doubting themselves?

    I graduated in May 2011 and failed the NCLEX 4 times so you can imagine how I feel =(. I am starting a Kaplan review course Tuesday and I have access to Hurst review but I am seriously doubting myself. My test is on 2/10 (my birthday) so I am hoping it will be a great day and I am also one year cancer free on 1/30 so I have a few good things to look forward to but I sm seriously nervous I am going to be a 5 time NCLEX failure.
  3. I have failed the NCLEX-RN 5 times now and I am not sure if I can pass the test because I have now been out of school for 3 years next month. The last time I took the test I really thought I did well using Hurst Review but unfortunately I failed. Can I pass this test 3 years removed from graduating nursing school?
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    Prep courses: Ncsbn, hurst, or ati?

    The yellow Saunders book is the fifth edition.
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    confused with ATT and eligibility

    I am in New York State and I see just beachy nurse's point and it make sense. In NYS the application to the state BON for approval is a one time deal but like beachy mentioned it depends on the state. In NYS and in most states only the ATT expires (I think it is 90 days in most states). The eligibility to test in most states does not expire but like Beachy said you should check with your state. Hope this helps.
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    confused with ATT and eligibility

    Please do not let that first sentence confuse you. Even if you were to leave the date as is and not show you would still have to pay Pearson Vue only and not the state BON but it would just take a little longer for you to receive your ATT.
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    confused with ATT and eligibility

    Hello. Unschedule the test and let your ATT expire and you will have to pay the $200 to Pearson Vue only. The BON in your state has to approve you only once and that is it. This was very recent that I did this too. I called Pearson Vue and and asked them what I should do and they recommended that I unschedule instead of not showing up. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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    confused with ATT and eligibility

    Hello. I let my ATT expire once and all I had to de was pay the $200 again to Pearson Vue. Good luck. You do not need to reapply to your state board of nursing.
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    Pharmacology Help - NCLEX

    Hello: I have unfortunately failed the NCLEX-RN a few times and I am 17 days away from going at it again and again I am nervous about pharmacology. The few times I have failed the NCLEX I was always below the passing standard on pharmacology. I have certainly been studying meds but I have come to the point where I just feel like I am overwhelmed and I still do not feel comfortable with meds. Can anyone recommend anything that may list the meds that are must knows (I know that is probably impossible but I had to ask) or a guide that may help me to feel more comfortable heading in to my next NCLEX attempt? Thanks, Joe (Boy am I stressing)
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    Which comprehensive review is best?

    If you had a choice between the Kapln course book or he Saunders comprehenisve review which would you choose? I need to review badly and I am torn between the two.
  11. The Kaplan site is up and running now.
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    What do you do the day before the test?

    Hello: 187 questions and 4-1/2 hours later and the computer shut down. I honestly cannot tell you if I passed or not and I do not want to ruin Father's Day by trying the PV trick in case i did fail. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best and if it doesn't work out I am going to get back up on the horse for another round. Joe
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    What do you do the day before the test?

    Congratulations =). I have done my best studying the day before and the day of a test. Please do not laugh but my best studying is done while in my car with no distractions. I won't be doing questions but I will be reviewing lab values and the NCLEX All Nurses Study Guide.
  14. I am stil studying and nervous as can be. i was wondering what everyone else did the day before the test? I am not taking the test until 1:00 PM EST tomorrow but I plan on getting up early and sitting in the parking lot and studying until 12:30. I used to do this back in nursing school and it worked so why not try it again. Signed, Nervous.
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    Should I use ATI?

    I have access to ATI, Saunders, Kaplan, and NCLEX 4000. I was going to work with my ATI instructor but it seems like their questions are not as good as Kaplan's or Saunder's. Do you recommend that I just stick with Saunders and Kaplan and maybe some NCLEX 4000 or should I use the ATI instructor since it is already paid for? The one thing I dislike about ATI is that there is too much writing and there should be more questions with rationales. I know some will say whatever I use will be okay as long as I am getting something out of it but I was hoping to get some direction because I have failed the NCLEX twice now and I cannot afford to fail for a third time. Thanks, Joe
  16. Hello: I graduated in December 2010 and proceeded to fail the NCLEX twice. The last time I failed was in September 2011. I think it is time to get back up on the horse and pass the test already. I hate to say this going in to the study portion of the NCLEX but I feel like the NCLEX is my unicorn which I know is bad because it sets me up for failure. I am going to try to think positive. How do you recommend I jump back in to preparing for the exam? I have an ATI tutor that is helpful and I also have access to both Kaplan (purchased a sub), and to Saunders - Fifth Edition. I also have access to NCLEX 4000, Lippincott, amongst other material but I would like to stick to ATI, Kaplan, and Saunders. Am I in trouble because so much time has passed between my graduation and the last time I took the exam? Thank you in advance for any support you can provide. Joe