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Scheduled NCLEX-RN for 1-9-13...REALLY FREAKING OUT...

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by jroxx jroxx (New) New

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I graduated in December from nursing school with decent grades (Only one grade below A- in the program) and passed the HESI on the first try. I scheduled my test for January 9. With the busy holidays and working full time, I have only begun to really study a few days ago. I block out about 4 hours in the day and cover a mix of kaplan style NCLEX strategy, nursing school content, and review questions. I dont know if I gave myself enough time to adequately prepare for this test. Some review books like Lippincott and Kaplan I do ok on the review tests, and others (Mosby) I am getting destroyed on.

To make the situation even more stressfull, I have a job lined up for when I have my license. I dont think they will hold it for me if I didnt pass.

I could really use some honest advice. Do I have enough time, given my study schedule as it is, to prepare for this test?

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I too am waiting to take boards, i still don't have my ATT. I also graduated in December. I definitely don't think it's too soon for you to take boards. You either know it or you don't- is my theory!! the sooner you take boards the better. and if you did that well in nrsg school you will be fine!! i also did really well in nrsg school so my other theory is if I have never even come close to failing a single test in school how could i possible fail boards?? just tell youself these things and relax I am sure you will do well!! I'm freaking out more not having the ATT.... it's driving me crazy not knowing.

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Racer15 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED.

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You will be fine :) I graduated December 7th and take my NCLEX January 3rd. I really haven't studied a whole lot. I did the Hurst review, have watched all the videos, done a few tests...I just feel that if my program did it's job, I should pass without oodles of studying, kwim??

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Thanks guys, I think I'm just a little sleep deprived, over caffeinated, emotionally labile, and over stressed.

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Honestly, the NCLEX wasn't that bad. Our school prepped with ATI and we were set up with an online tutor who would tell us when she thought we were ready. I did lots of practice questions and read the rationalizations. When I took the test I was convinced I got every question wrong but I also got lots of multiple multiples questions which you build up to when you keep answering correctly so that helped. I only know one person who didn't shut off at 75 and she passed.

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hey good luck dear......study hard and do more and more q.

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Dude, you'll be okay. I failed my exit HESI miserably - first time ever failing something in my life. However, I didn't really study...

ANYWAYS: for NCLEX, I studied for four days before taking it (yes that is all), and then passed it in 23 minutes with 75 questions.

I'm obviously not some weird photographic memory/genuis student, so: Study what you can, and do what you can. After all the talk about "boards" for so many years of my life, I actually found it to probably be the most anti-climactic moment of my life.

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luckyzhp specializes in LTC, Corrections, newbie to OB/GYN.

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Good Luck!

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I take mine tomorrow. I've been studying 4 to 6 hours for the past week. My school used ATI and I passed the ATI predictor test with 95% chance of passing NCLEX on first try. I know test anxiety gets the best of me so I'm really trying to stay calm, practice as many questions as I can keeping telling myself "I've got this!!"

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Hi

I'm just wondering what are average scores for NCLEX practice questions?? I usually score in the 66-70% range and would like to know if that's norm.

Thanks

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I score pretty much the same. I am using ATI, NCLEX 4000 and the NCSBN Learning extension. Sometimes I score better, sometimes worse but usually between 65% - 73%'ish.

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Yeah same here-sometimes better sometimes worse but on the most part it's between 66-70. I'm using Saunders for content and questions, ExamCram (questions), PDA (questions), Mosby (content and questions). I'm taking my exam 01-04. Super nervous but gotta stay positive bc I got this ;)

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