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JmeinRN specializes in Neonatal and Pediatric ICU Nurse.

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    Kaplan readiness exam

    I got a 61% on my readiness test, passed 1st time with 75q.
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    Need some Kaplan guidance!

    I loved Kaplan, but I didn't personally use the decision tree. I used qbanks/rationales and content videos.
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    Kaplan Code

    I found one on retailmenot.com I saved $120 on my online live anywhere class.
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    Still in Shock!

    All I did was qtrainers 1-7, Samples 1-4, readiness and diagnostic and a few from the qbank in areas I was weak in.
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    Took the NCLEX today. I can't breathe!

    They say it's most accurate after 24hrs, but it was right for me right away.
  6. Trick worked for me!!
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    op.nysed.gov exam result

    Did you try to look up your name using your ssn and birthdate? That's how I saw mine before I even checked quick results.
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    Still in Shock!

    I waited a week after I finshed the 4 day online live review, but that was because I hadn't really studied or done any qbanks except the diagnostic. I got a 63% on the diagnostic and that was my highest score of all tests so I was definitely scared! I can't tell you when your ready but make sure you feel comfortable with labs, content, procedures and go from there. Good luck!! i was also really nervous to because I had a PICU internship I was afraid to lose if I failed.
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    Still in Shock!

    I really enjoyed reading success stories so I wanted to share mine! I took my RN boards on January 6th and just found out today I passed! Talk about dreams coming true!!! This is was my first attempt, I passed with 75 questions. I strictly used Kaplan and studied for about a week and half solid (I graduated in December). I did roughly 2000 questions and rationales. My scores weren't the greatest, I ranged from 53%~63% mostly mid/high 50's. I also kept track of the areas of content I was weak in and buffed up on those from the Kaplan book as well as read over procedures. I think content is extremely important for this test!! I personally hardly used the decision tree, but it was nice to have and use if I really needed it. My school was really tough (top 4 school in Texas and it was only a ADN program). I felt they really prepared me and at times I wasn't sure I was even going to survive to graduation. We used Hesi as indicators, I got a 1012 in my exit hesi. I was so nervous before I tested but as I was walking up to the testing center this calm came over me and I never looked back! I prayed a lot, cried a lot, stressed a lot. Still surreal! I left the test feeling okay, which really scared me. However, at times during the test I was like this is impossible - so don't get me wrong this test was not easy. Do not second guess yourself I did that a lot in my studies and saw how much it hurt my scores. I had a ton of SATA - honestly I lost track on exactly how many! I practiced a lot on these and I thought the Nclex was more straight forward then Kaplan. So I feel like Kaplan over prepared me which was what I was hoping for. Sorry for for the book, but I know felt better after reading other peoples stories! Good luck and congrats to everyone, I have faith you all can do it! jmein RN
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    Taking NCLEX Jan 7th

    Just wanted to update you I checked before 48hrs on my BON site by using my social security number/birthdate and there it was my beautiful RN license! I still can't believe it :-)
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    Taking NCLEX Jan 7th

    I'm still waiting too! Im 45 hours post so I'm sure these last 3 hours will drag!!
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    Nclex exam difficulty level of questions

    I believe it is the good pop up or at least I'm hoping so because that's the pop up I got. I am 32 hours post test.
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    Hurry up and wait

    24 more hours in my wait, going crazy!
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    Yes, you can dual license if your state allows it. I will be dual licensing, because I busted my butt to earn both :)
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    Passing the Nclex with only 75 question

    I'm 24 hours out, mine stopped at 75q. I just got the good pop-up. Keeping fingers crossed for both of us. I got 2 ekg strip, fetal heart monitor strip, at least 20+ SATA, 1 drag n drop, 3 math calculations and lots of priorities (best, essential, pritority) questions.