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    NCLEX PN in less than 24 hours !

    Thank you busybri!!! I really appreciate your prayers. I haven't checked my results because I'm too terrified to so all I could do now is continue praying and hope God hears me. Please keep praying for me as I will for you for your big day next week! Good luck to you and keep me posted!
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    NCLEX PN in less than 24 hours !

    Thank you rainbowl! It's definitely a confusing feeling. I have no idea what to do or how to act. Regardless of what my results are, I don't want to give up on this dream. But I really do pray that this time is a "third times a charm" kind of thing. This is all I wanted for my 25th birthday next week & I hope God has heard my prayers. Good luck to you tomorrow! Stay positive and keep your eye on the prize. Take your time identifying the topic of the questions but don't overthink. That's what I did and I hope it paid off. I'll definitely keep you in my prayers! Keep me posted!!
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    NCLEX PN in less than 24 hours !

    OMG guys! I just finished 20 minutes ago. I ran out of time at 170 something questions. I had 25 SATA, 10 ordered response, 2 math, lots of maternity and I can't remember how many pharm. I do NOT know how to feel right now. I went out in shock and still am. I'm trying to stay positive and tell myself that regardless of the outcome, I did the best I could and it's not the end of the world if the outcome isn't good. I really hope it's the good outcome though. I am way too scared to do the PVT after reading about the inaccurate results people have experienced. I don't know what to do or how to feel right now
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    NCLEX PN in less than 24 hours !

    The day is almost here guys! I feel anxious, excited yet I'm still nervous. Today, I spent the day doing things that would help me relax. I woke up early to go to mass at 8am to pray my heart out. I then went to visit my grandpa at the cemetery and prayed again. Couple hours later, I went and got myself a massage to relieve some tension. I keep telling myself positive thoughts to keep myself sane. "I can do this. Tomorrow, I will be a licensed nurse! I will finally make myself proud!" My birthday is next Tuesday. Everyone is asking me what I want or what I want to do to celebrate it. I told everyone that all I want for my birthday is to PASS my NCLEX. My goal was to become a licensed nurse before I turn 25. So there is nothing more I want in life right now! To all you nurses & future nurses who have gone through or are going through the same thing, please keep me in your prayers, as I will keep you all in mine. Good luck to all who are testing soon! I will keep you all posted
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    NCLEX-PN in one week!

    Aw hey! Thank you. Heres a little more advice for you that I did myself: before even starting to study again..take a few days off. Forgive yourself for not succeeding the first time. Remind yourself why you started in the first place and jump right back on that horse. Have faith. Don't schedule the test too soon but also not too far away from now. Give yourself enough time to study. Remember to devote yourself to your goal and focus. Take a look at the results from your last exam and see what areas need improvement; work on those FIRST before your strong areas. Don't study in places you'll get easily distracted. For me, I rotate my study spots between home, Starbucks, another cafe, and the library so I don't get bored. Remember to use all your resources when studying and PRAY! It helps a lot. I'll keep you in my prayers as well! Stay strong and never give up! I will definitely keep you guys posted :)
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    NCLEX-PN in one week!

    Aw, thank you for your kind words and support! It feels nice to know that I'm not the only one going through this struggle. Don't you forget to do the same. Always stay strong and have faith. I'll keep you in my prayers as well. I know you can do it too! It's not about the destination, it's about the journey we take to get there..and we both WILL! :) Honestly, I feel that the first two times I took the nclex, I did not focus enough on my weaknesses; testing strategies and after a year being out of school, I've forgot a lot of the content. I only used Saunders and some apps on my iPad. Although they both were helpful, I didn't focus on my weaknesses nor did I use ALL my resources. Also, I did not dedicate each day to studying. To be completely honest, I took it only "hoping" to pass. Which is obviously not enough. This time, I spend 4-5 hours a day (with breaks in between) studying. I've set all my other recreations aside and have dedicated myself to this goal. I am doing nothing but studying. I'm not working so I'm not able to afford any extra NCLEX programs/review courses. I've just been using the resources I've already got from nursing school; Saunders 5th Edition, Kaplan Qbank, and the Kaplan Testing Strategies book. I would use all my textbooks and the Mosbys medical dictionary to review any topics I was unsure of and do questions on those chapters. Being a visual learner, it's hard for me to understand topics without seeing it so I would search anything I wanted a better understanding of on YouTube. (search: Michael Linares. His videos are well explained yet simple) Also on the Kaplan qbank website, there are videos under NCLEX Prep that help you through questions using the decision tree. When taking qbanks, I would make sure to read each and every rationale and write them down too if it was something I was really weak in. I pray that this way of studying has helped me and I'm so much better prepared this time!
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    NCLEX-PN in one week!

    I have Saunders 5th Edition. I've been studying it and using the CD. Also, I've been taking Kaplan Qbank questions.
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    NCLEX-PN in one week!

    Hi everyone! So I'm taking my NCLEX for the third time next week. My state of mind is a lot different now than they were the first two times I've taken it. I'm doing my best to stay positive and believe in myself. Becoming is a nurse is my dream and there's nothing else I can see myself doing. I truly believe it's my purpose. Unfortunately, I've just been cursed with bad test-taking skills. I believe I am a great nurse; test-taking is just not a strength of mine. I pray that changes this time. I'm still nervous and anxious about next week but trying not to freak myself out. I know this is what I want so there's no way I'm going to give up on my dream. If anyone has any tips they can give me, anything at all, please respond! Please keep me in your prayers as I will all of you, future nurses! Hopefully all who are testing next week, including me, PASS! Then it will truly be a HAPPY Nurses Week :)
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    Preparing for NCLEX-PN! Please help!

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    Preparing for NCLEX-PN! Please help!

    Hi Nurses! So I graduated in November of 2012. It feels like forever ago. Ive taken the NCLEX-PN twice last year and failed to pass it. I'm slowly going insane. The first time, I got all 205 questions so I guess that means I almost made the cut but not quite. The second time, I totally bombed it at 92 questions so obviously that is NOT good. It's been 6 months since I last took the test and since then, I've been soo discouraged. It feels like the year of nursing school I went through went to waste and that I'm not smart enough to become a nurse. This test has taken so much out of me. I am currently working as a caregiver and couldn't hate it more. It's not what I want to be doing for the rest of my life. My schedule is completely unstable and I find it hard to even study at work with the distractions. I want so badly to quit but I need to work in order to afford rent, gas, and such.. so I'm stuck. I recently paid for the $200 on PearsonVue but still trying to save for my ATT. I'm so drained from this job that I just want to pass my test, work in a job setting I've been dreaming of, and afford to live my life comfortably. I'm living off paycheck to paycheck and barely getting by. I'm behind on student loans and can't imagine ever being able to pay it off anytime soon if I continue to work for this agency. I seriously need help! What do I do? How can I maintain a set study schedule if my work schedule is SO unstable? I'm at the point where I don't even know how or what to study anymore. I know this is the career for me. I can't picture myself doing anything else. I love nursing and I've been dreaming of becomming a nurse since I was young. Unfortunately, I've been cursed as a horrible test taker. HORRIBLE. I am a visual learner and if I was tested on my skills in a LIVE setting, I'd pass, no doubt. But taking tests have always been my kryptonite. Please, if you have any advice for me; what to study, how to study, anything about the NCLEX-PN..PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.. reply or email me @ mmayengalla@gmail.com Anything would be helpful at this point and would greeeeatly appreciate it. Thank you! PS. Congratulations to all you nurses who recently passed the NCLEX. I truly 100% envy you and wished so badly I was in your shoes.
  11. I took my NCLEX PN on 08/24, which was 2 days ago. I went in the testing center feeling calm, confident, and prepared. This was my second time taking it and I felt better coming out of the test this time then I did the first time. The first time, I got the maximum 205 questions and used up the whole 5 hours. This time, I didn't focus on the time or number of questions I was getting. I snuck a peek and saw I was at 85. Not long after that, the computer shut off so I'm estimating I was between 90-100 questions. After leaving the center, I realized it took me a little over 2 hours to finish. Overall, I felt good about how I did but still really really worried. I am under a lot of pressure by my parents. They are planning on moving across the country and basically threatening me that if I don't pass, they're going to take me with them. It's August and they're moving in October. I live in California and they're moving to New York. I grew up there and we moved to CA 5 years ago. It was their idea to move here. Its NOT my fault they ended up not being happy here. For me, I matured here, I found out who i am here, I found true love here, etc etc. If i want to stay here, i will be taking care of my own finances. I desperately need to pass. I need to pass and get a job ASAP. If not, either I move with them (which I really don't want to) OR I stay here, unemployed and probably homeless. I'm extremely stressed out and end up breaking down a few times daily. Please pray for me! :'( :'(
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