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  1. carrotcake

    How a foreign educated nurse passed nclex

    SwtRainbowbrite You are very welcome!
  2. carrotcake

    How a foreign educated nurse passed nclex

    Congrats on starting nursing school! I'd say if I were you I'd get the saunders book starting from now! You can use that book to study for your nursing classes it is to the point on what is important!
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    Hurst and then Kaplan

    JUST FINISHED WRITING THE STORY! HOPE IT HELPS SOMEBODY OUT THERE:)!!!! https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/how-foreign-educated-964296.html
  4. Here is my story on how I passed NCLEX, I guess why not...LOL:blink:. I graduated from a BSN program from a university outside of the US long time ago when most of you nurses were probably still in high school, 5yrs ago. I always thought about doing the Nclex but after graduation I got married and started working. Long story short since I'm already getting bored:bored: with my story:oldman:. Let me cut the cheese and get to the good stuff! STUDY MATERIALS I USED AND IN THIS EXACT ORDER: 1. SAUNDERS COMPREHENSIVE AND REVIEW- I read all the chapters and did all the questions on the cd except pharmacology. I felt I needed to start with this since I graduated long time ago and needed to brush up on content. To celebrate for having finished reading this book I was planning on burning this book lol jk it was just a thought. 2. HURSTREVIEW- I did all the videos, I printed the notes and made a manual. I even printed the 5th day materials.I LOVE LOVE LOVE this review, I understood things better than with just reading the saunders which was long and a little boring (I don't know how I managed to read all of saunders) These were my test scores for hurstreview: I didn't have time to do test #5 and #6 Test#1- 88/125 Test#2- 85/125 Test#3- 85/125 Test#4- 87/125 3. Kaplan online review- This program I only did the lessons 1-8(explains how to use the decision tree), I didn't do the content videos since I felt good after doing hurstreview, I had started to watch them but they are so boring, they haven't updated these videos since 2009(I know because that yr I got motivated to study for nclex and a friend let me borrow her account but that time I only saw the first video and thought the same things as I thought now, THAT I WAS HAVING A HARD TIME TO STAY AWAKE. OK back to the good stuff... I did all the question trainers, since everybody on here says that's where the money is AND IT SURE IS! Now I didn't have enough time to do all the questions on the question bank, I only had time to do about 300questions, averaged 60%. These were my scores for the question trainers: trainer 1- 55% trainer 2- 60% trainer 3- 57% trainer 4- 56% trainer 5- 64% trainer 6- 43% trainer 7- 58% 4. PDA La charity- I also love this book, after doing chapter one and got a 52%, I realized I must keep pushing! I used to panick when I'd get a delegation question and after reading a few chapters these questions started to get very easy! I love this book! I made a list of what the UAP, LVN/LPN and RN duties were using the rationales of this book. Sadly I didn't have time to finish all this book but I learned many concepts. These were my scores: ch1-52% ch2-43% ch3-60% ch4-82% ch5-57% ch6-63% ch7-75% ch8-69% ch9-76% 5. STRATEGIES, PRACTICE AND REVIEW 2010-2011 FROM KAPLAN: I did all the questions in this book I beleive they are about 250 questions, I did the old version book, I read they are the same questions as the newer editions, but this was all I can get my hands on, didn't want to buy another expensive book. 6. Heyronas charts: read these right before the test, here is a link to her youtube channel you can email her and she will mail them to you for free. 7. I saw a video on youtube about a wk before my test, it helped me alot with concepts, and it is free, I didn't do the tutoring with her in my opinion it is so expensive and since I had already spent so much on kaplan and hurst 8. The allnurses guide on here, learned the first and second page very well and skimmed through the rest. 9. Prayed and asked God for help... "He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think" Ephesians 3:30 I started studying since july of this year, took the exam on november 21st and when I came out of the exam I felt like I didn't pass because I kept thinking the computer wasn't giving me difficult passing level questions, I wrote down on the board they gave me s for sata, p for priority and d for drag and drop, and I had 22 SATA, 11 priority, 1 drag and drop the rest were regular questions, I took 75 questions and waited for my quick results during the 48hr wait I had already told everybody that I hadn't passed lol I really did believe I failed, but was jumping and praising God when I saw that I passed it was unbelievable:woot:!!! I mean maybe I over did it with the studying but I don't regret it!!! Hope this helps someone out there!
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    Hurst and then Kaplan

    hmahdoui, BSN I was just thinking about you!!! Hope you are doing good and enjoyed your free week from all the books! I don't know about that program of Elsevier Adaptinve Quizzing. Once you pass your exam you will have plenty of opportunites, don't worry!!! I'm not from usa and I already have several job offers!!! Heads up girly!!! God has something for you!!! Ok I decided I'm going to write one of thoughs stories that everyone writes on here on how I passed nlcex, I'll put in all the details! I will share it with you and hopefully it will help you or somebody out there!! Keep pushing foward!!!
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    Hurst and then Kaplan

    hmahdoui, Doing the videos from Hurstreview is a great idea!!!!! That was the one thing that helped me the most out of all the things I did and I don't regret the 300dls I spent on that revew, it helped me to critically think and understand things that I didn't clearly learn in school , best of luck making a good schedule and figuring out what materials you will be using!!!!
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    Hurst and then Kaplan

    Wow this is so hard to believe ... I really don't understand why... I am starting to think this computer test is like playing roulette. I think you may be feeling hopeless but this test will not defeat you, you will be a registered nurse no matter how many tests it will take! Don't give up this test doesn't determine how much or how little you know, chucks! this test didn't ask me if I knew how to put an IV or how to comfort someone who is dying (you see this test is so random), I am sure you are and will be a great nurse:yes:!
  8. carrotcake

    Hurst and then Kaplan

    Yes forsurley you passed!!!!!!! I HAVE FAITH!!!! I am 100% sure you did!!!! can't wait to hear that from you!!!! I am sure it was the :yeah:snicker bar lol jk . We will all know by tomorrow!!!!!!!! counting the hours:oldman:!!
  9. carrotcake

    find RN job in US with staying outside of US

    Yes it is possible! I just got a job offer, passed my nclex on november 21st of this yr. I didn't want to join any agency because they take a big chunk of your money, anyway the job I got is in texas, if you are mexican or from canada you can apply for a TN visa and that one takes about 3wks for you to get. This was the process I did, first I applied online to a hospital which I knew was hiring international nurses, then I got an email telling me if I can go to the hospital for the interview, I accepted, I really have no expierience so I'm glad this hospital is accepting nurses with no expierience, so I got accepted and have a job offer letter, now I need to apply for my visa, If anybody is interested you can private message me, THE TN VISA IS ONLY FOR CANADIANS AND MEXICANS.
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    Hurst and then Kaplan

    hmahdoui TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!!!! YOU GOT THIS!!! YOU HAVE ALREADY EARNED IT WITH ALL THE HARD STUDYING AND DEDICATION YOU'VE PUT INTO THIS!!! MAY GOD BE WITH YOU!!!! LET US KNOW HOW IT WENT!! I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU!
  11. carrotcake

    Hurst and then Kaplan

    hmahdoui You are on the right track!!! I studied up until the exam parking lot lol:oldman: But in the end it is all worth it! You did really good on the sample tests! Can't wait to hear that you passed!!!
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    Hurst and then Kaplan

    hmahdoui YES I GOT YOUR PM, IM GLAD YOU GOT YOUR HANDS ON THOWS NOTES! YOU WILL DO GREAT!!! YOU GOT THIS!! YOU'VE BEEN STUDYING REALLY HARD AND YOU STUDIED EVERYTHING I DID!! sicnarf GOOD LUCK TO YOU!
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    Hurst and then Kaplan

    That is great!!!!!! Happy for you!!! we have much in common, my husband also an MD helped me go through some concepts right before the test, we went over qtrainer 7 together and I learned some concepts, maybe you can do that with your boyfriend! Just make sure you understand it very well and apply that knowledge to similar situations, oh I also studied heyronas notes from youtube, I can email them to you!!! Let me see if I can private message you to send you those notes, it didn't take me but 1hr to go over them. But really my best advice is to relax the day of the test, believe that you will pass!!! Take your time for each question, take your break, eat some snacks (snickers) LOL take deep breathes, YOU GOT THIS!!!
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    When will I receive my license number?

    ghillbert, MSN, NP hey thanks for replying!!! I looked on the ncsbn website put in my details and boom there it was!!!
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    When will I receive my license number?

    Happy sunday everyone! I registered with the texas bon and passed my nclex rn on november 21st of this yr, I am an international nurse and don't have a clue about when I will receive my license number. I checked the texas bon website and my name and other details appear on there but is my license number suppose to be on there or will I receive this in the mail? ANYONE? THANKYOU!
  16. Happy sunday everyone! I registered with the texas bon and passed my nclex rn on november 21st of this yr, I am an international nurse and don't have a clue about when I will receive my license number. I checked the texas bon website and my name and other details appear on there but is my license number suppose to be on there or will I receive this in the mail? ANYONE? THANKYOU!