I have read a lot of story for people pass the NCLEX-RN and share their stories here and I promised my self when I pass I will write my story and how I pass this exam to help other nurses to beat this monster and accomplish their dream.
Little about me:
English is not my first language, so I take duple the time English natives speaker take. The first time I took NCLEX-RN was in Oct 28, 2011 and the exam stopped with 75q, after 2 days I fund out that I FAILED, I tried to keep my self positive and hold my tears until the second time, I spend 3 weeks to prepare for the second test and I took it in Dec 1, 2011 and I FAILED again, this time I cried like crazy, I felt so despaired specially when I see that all my and my husband dreams depend on this exam. I thought that I will give up this time, but my husband was encouraging me all the time and always telling my " you are smart and you can beat this test, just put more effort and God will see what you are doing and he will not let you down". I managed to finally control and relax my self, and to start to prepare again for third time, this time I used Kaplan more, some online resource and YouTube videos and I took the test in May 2, 2012 I came home tried the PVT and I FAILED!! At that moment I felt like I'm really so stupid and useless and each time I look at my husband eyes I felt that I failed him, I took 4 months to prepare for the third time, I spend most of the day away form my husband and my baby just to focus on studying; I was thinking after all this effort there is most be something wrong with me. I took 3 weeks break and tried to find out what will work for me, this time I used something more comprehensive, and If I didn't understand something I try to see video about it. I took my fourth attempted on Aug 21, 2012 and the time run away at 215Q, I was saying to my self this is another big failure and that's it, I will change my major, I came home and walk to my bed room I lay on the bed and covered my self with the blanket I didn't want to see any one and I just cried and cried, with all the sense of feeling like looser there was a feeling that was telling that God knows what I been through and he will not let me down, just give it a try and see PVT, my hands was shaking like jelly when I opened my laptop to try PVT and I saw the GOOD POP UP, yes, I PASSED!!! :yelclap:Thank you GOD, thank you my husband for standing besides me, thank you all who share their stories and studying tips, it really helped me a lot, and for those who going to take NCLEX, you will do it, believe in your self
My tips of study:
RELAX, give your self break from time to time and reward your energy
I used Saunders online book + 1200 q
One of the nurses posted a study guide, it helped me a lot, big THANKS to you, it really saved me.
I made power point of the medications name and cut them like a card to take them any where with me.
I wrote the important points for NCLEX-RN on word document and review it the day before the exam
The most important, I wrote my name with RN attached to it everywhere, it feels so good.
Sorry if I put too long story, but I feel so happy and I wanted to share my story with you guys. And if you want me to send you the PP or word doc. Send me your email I will be happy to help