75 Questions... Only 11 SATA, passed!

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by LisaBriRN LisaBriRN (New) New

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to share my experience with NCLEX. Prior to sitting for my exam, I read numerous posts that said "If you're not getting a ton of select all that apply on NCLEX then you're not doing well". Well, of course, during NCLEX I had 75 questions and only 11 SATA. Leaving the exam I felt completely crushed, as I had already convinced myself I had failed because I didn't have many SATA. For those that are worried, IT DOES NOT MATTER! I passed NCLEX in 32 minutes with 75 questions, 11 of which were SATA (took it May 26th). For those who are preparing for NCLEX, please do not focus on the types of questions you are getting during the test, it only increases your anxiety! Good luck to the future RNs!

P.S. I did Pearson Vue trick and it worked for me and my fellow classmate who took it the same day!

sara116

sara116

8 Posts

Congrats! How soon did you do the PVT?

eine

eine

75 Posts

what review materials did u use?

LuluaspiringRN

LuluaspiringRN

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Endoscopy,HDU. Has 8 years experience. 112 Posts

Congratulations! What Qbanks did you use? How many percentage did you gained in your qbanks?

LisaBriRN

LisaBriRN

7 Posts

I did it the first time about 6 hours after completing my exam, then again in 24 hours. Both were good pop ups. Same for fellow classmate.

LisaBriRN

LisaBriRN

7 Posts

Congrats! How soon did you do the PVT?

I did it the first time about 6 hours after completing my exam, then again in 24 hours. Both were good pop ups. Same for fellow classmate.

LisaBriRN

LisaBriRN

7 Posts

what review materials did u use?

I used Saunders for content review (questions were too simple), I paid for Kaplan bank for 1 month which helped a ton, and I completed the NCLEX Mastery App. I only studied for about 2 weeks before my exam, though I don't recommend that for everyone!

LisaBriRN

LisaBriRN

7 Posts

Congratulations! What Qbanks did you use? How many percentage did you gained in your qbanks?

Thank you! I paid for 1 month of Kaplan Qbank and finished about half of the questions, each time with 75 questions, and I was making 58-64% on each. I also did Virtual ATI before I graduated, but I don't know if that helped any. I recommend Kaplan! I think its only like $60 for a month of questions.

LuluaspiringRN

LuluaspiringRN

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Endoscopy,HDU. Has 8 years experience. 112 Posts

Thank you! I paid for 1 month of Kaplan Qbank and finished about half of the questions, each time with 75 questions, and I was making 58-64% on each. I also did Virtual ATI before I graduated, but I don't know if that helped any. I recommend Kaplan! I think its only like $60 for a month of questions.

Thanks for the response. I think I will subscribe in Uworld because there are a lot of recommendation from it and answering from PDA by La Charity. I hope in 2 months from now. I'll be USRN like you too. :)

Congratulations on Passing! I am currently still preparing for my NCLEX. I write on June 29th. Recently, I am feeling super stressed out because I have been doing poor on my qbank exams through Kaplan, I was seeing steady improvements but for some reason this week, I have been doing extremely poor. I am extremely worried that I will not be able to do well. I am not a very good test taker and SATA questions always get me. I am still going through content and doing 150 questions a day. Unfortunately, seeing the decline in my qbank scores is stressing me out, especially when the test is approaching so soon! Any tips or advice on what I should do?

DiscGolfNurse

DiscGolfNurse, BSN

Specializes in Pediatric/Adult Oncology. Has 7 years experience. 148 Posts

Don't worry too much. If I remember correctly my Kaplan scores were up and down as I studied for NCLEX. 150 questions a day is good and should be your max amount that you do. Make sure you are reviewing questions you got right as well! I really think that helped me as well! Try not to stress too much, it definitely doesn't help.

LisaBriRN

LisaBriRN

7 Posts

Congratulations on Passing! I am currently still preparing for my NCLEX. I write on June 29th. Recently, I am feeling super stressed out because I have been doing poor on my qbank exams through Kaplan, I was seeing steady improvements but for some reason this week, I have been doing extremely poor. I am extremely worried that I will not be able to do well. I am not a very good test taker and SATA questions always get me. I am still going through content and doing 150 questions a day. Unfortunately, seeing the decline in my qbank scores is stressing me out, especially when the test is approaching so soon! Any tips or advice on what I should do?

I found myself also decreasing in scores on Kaplan. When I first started the questions, I was mak ng 63-64%, then closer to NCLEX, I was making 58-60%. I'm not sure why, though I do believe your anxiety is truly getting to you! 3-4 days prior to my exam, I found it difficult to study, and I think it was my mind's way of telling me that I was ready. As I mentioned earlier, I had also really worried about SATA, however I found that the harder questions on NCLEX were the simple multiple choice questions. I am not saying not to study SATA, I'm just saying do not be afraid of them, they're usually not too bad.

It's great that you are doing 150 questions per day. I studied for 3-4 hours per day of content, then did 500-700 questions per day (Kaplan and/or NCLEX Mastery App). Though I don't know if that many questions is good for everyone, I know that it definitely worked for me! Remeber to control your anxiety while taking the test, it is your ultimate obstacle! Good luck, future RN!