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  1. Hello future LPNs and RNs, Were any of you initially bummed that your state test was postponed due to Covid-19? It has been a few weeks now since my test has been cancelled. I've had sometime to get over those initial feelings. My rescheduled test won't be until sometime in June. If you're currently going through the same thing, how do you stay motivated in studying with this huge delay in testing?
  2. Sabrinasthename

    Passed NCLEX with 69 questions

    I took the NCLEX RN the first time on February 14th. I honestly didn't feel prepared and I got the whole entire test and failed. The first time I studied using the NCSBN review which was a big mistake. Since I failed I wanted to try a different review program. I purchased Uworld with 1 self assessment. I did about 100-150 questions each day. These questions were really hard but I studied all the rationals. Two days before I took my exam I did the self assessment. I felt like I was getting on the questions wrong but I ended up getting a 73% which meant I had a very high chance of passing NCLEX. Took the exam and computer shut off at 69. I felt much more relaxed and prepared after using World. I tried the Pearson due trick and it really doesn't work
  3. Clover123

    COVID-19: NCLEX Changed!!

    Have you guys seen the new update for the NCLEX exam? What are your thoughts? I see it a lot harder to prove that you’re competent. I don’t want to be a downer but doesn’t that mean with less questions you’ll need a greater percentage of correct questions to satisfy the competency level? But again 4 hrs for a max of 130 questions is quite a lot of time to prove competency. Also I also feel like they changed the standards. They just won’t straight out say that cause people gonna be going cray cray. We bout to see everybody with a license soon. But I pray it’s for the best.
  4. I understand it. I respect it. I'm just... so sad. Hope everyone's holding on okay. We'll get through this.
  5. So here it is... I graduated nursing school December 1st 2019 and took my test February 24th 2020. I didn't really start studying until January 27th after I got back from visiting my sister in BC. I used you-world and did about 1700 of the questions averaging 50's-60's on most of the tests and scored 66% on my assessment test (meaning very high change of passing the NCLEX). In addition, I read the Saunder's book front to back and took notes on every chapter (in total about 200 pages of notes!!) and then studied from the notes and referenced the book when needed. you-world was very helpful in understanding how to answer the questions but I would say that the questions on the NCLEX were more vague and there was definitely no one obvious answer like in you-world. One big tip I'd say about you-world is to not only understand the disease processes etc. but to use it as a tool to identify how the test makers like their questions answered and the rationale they used behind picking answers. There is NO possible way to know everything so the MOST important thing is to trust yourself and build up a knowledge base on how to answer the questions! I took you-world questions until I instinctively knew the answers and could trust myself. Another tip for studying is to watch videos online. Every time I couldn't understand something like acute respiratory failure or Kawasaki's disease I would watch a quick video (or a long one like RegisteredNurseRN - bless her!) and it would really cement the information. It's also important to note that though the NCLEX doesn't directly ask questions about pathophysiology, understanding it is pertinent to being able to answer in depth questions and remembering signs and symptoms! I studied maybe 3-4 hours a day for 4 weeks and did 200-300 you-world questions whenever I had time. OK now for the test... Even going into the test I was like...yeah I might fail this. I'm not a confident test taker and I wasn't sure if I'd studied enough but I needed to take it then because I could possibly start working March 2nd. My test was at 8am and I had a horrible headache all night from stress but I just told myself to get it over with and it would be done soon. I got to the test centre and all I felt was dread that I was possibly making a mistake. I had been reading posts online for days about smart students who had failed in 75 questions and I was terrified and totally in my head. 30 minutes later and I was sitting at the computer shaking and almost having a panic attack. I was able to calm myself enough to get through the tutorial and then the test started and...even the first question threw me! The whole test threw me! I felt as if the instinct and trust in myself I had garnered while taking the you-world tests had just blown away! Half-way through the test I thought I had failed and I was ready for it to shut off at 75 because I had bombed it...and it did! Everyone else from my time slot (about 12 people) where still there (I finished in an hour and a half). I got maybe 7 SATA questions, no delegation, 2 math questions, 2 sorting questions and three medication questions on the SAME med which of course I didn't know! The worst was that I felt like I should've know the answers because the questions weren't that hard but I didn't. I was in a daze leaving the test centre. I drove to a nearby church parking lot and immediately looked up "less than 10 SATA questions, 75 questions, pass or fail?". After reading that it was possible to pass I drove home and couldn't believe what had just happened. As soon as my boyfriend got home it just hit me and I couldn't stop sobbing, telling him that I'd let him down and everyone was going to be disappointed in me and they expected better. Fortunately 24 hours (and a lot of crying) later I found out I passed!! My advice for everyone out there is to not overthink the test because you can not accurately say what a hard or easy question is! To get into nursing you have to be smart and to finish nursing school you have to be smart and motivated so trust yourself! Most people feel that they failed afterwards because they are not used to getting so many questions wrong. It is all perspective and of course we jump to the worst conclusion. It's hard but until you know your result try not to stress. Even if you did fail in 75 or 130 or 265 questions you are smart and capable and you will do this! Everything happens for a reason and failing is only going to teach you valuable lessons about yourself and make you stronger! Reality is the only person that is really going to care if you take it once or a million times is you! If I can pass the NCLEX then you can too! Remember that passing one test does not make you or break you! Good luck to all the future nurses out there!!
  6. I got an email today from Pearson stating that they're cancelling testing appointments due to the coronavirus. Starting on March 17th until April 16th or later and that registration would be re-opened on April 16th. Now I'm beyond confused because the testing dates are all filled up for April so will I not be able to take my exam until May? I know they're doing this for safety purposes but I cant help feeling anxious and depressed. I was initially suppose to take this 2 weeks ago but my nerves got the best of me and I rescheduled my exam date. Now I don't even know when I'll be able to take this exam. Did anyone else get a similar email?
  7. tnbutterfly - Mary

    COVID-19 Impacting NCLEX: What Should I do?

    NCLEX Exams Suspended Due to the rapidly-spreading Coronavirus across the United States and globally, the NCSBN announced that test delivery to U.S and Canadian based Pearson VUE test centers (the NCLEX test administrator) is suspended until April 16, 2020. This has resulted in numerous questions from NCLEX candidates regarding rescheduling exam dates or scheduling new appointments. Answers to Your Questions Below, we have listed resources to view for answers to questions like: For Candidates Why was my exam cancelled? My exam was cancelled, but my friend’s exam wasn’t. Why is that? Is my NCLEX test appointment cancelled? Will I get a refund if my exam is cancelled? When can I test? What will happen if my registration expires? If my exam appointment was unscheduled, do I need to contact Pearson VUE, NCSBN or my nursing regulatory body? Can my ATT be extended? Where can I find test delivery information specific to my country? How can I find the latest information on test delivery during this pandemic? For Educators and Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs) What will happen to candidates’NCLEX registrations? Is there any action our nursing program or our NRB needs to take What should NRBs do with new registrants? What message should NRBs relay to candidates? Keep Up-to-Date The global pandemic is constantly changing. Please follow the following resources frequently for updates. NCSBN Pearson Vue COVID-19
  8. skayel

    NCLEX in 75?

    Is it normal to feel like you failed after 75 questions? I took my NCLEX today. I studied a ton in school, maintained very high grades, and got 99% probability of passing from ATI. I did not expect my computer to stop at 75. When it did, I was extremely excited like "Hey, I did it!" but as times goes on that "what if you are the one who bombed this miserably" is creeping up into my head. I can recall and handful of questions that I was on the fence on and looked up the topics when I got home and know without a doubt I got them wrong. It is only a select few that I was absolutely unsure of but those are the ones that I can vividly remember. I remember having many "aha" light-bulb moments in questions about nurse/patient communication where the nurse clearly addressed exactly what the patient said. I had a few streaks where I kept getting SATA as well, but the majority of my test was multiple choice with one drag and drop as my last question and I am pretty confident I got it correct. I know you can fail or pass in any amount of questions. I'm just looking for some reassurance from others who had 75 questions, if you began to remember questions you definitely got wrong after the fact. Thanks everyone.
  9. jacomini.c

    NCLEX Study Guide Question

    Hey everybody, So, my NCLEX test is coming up on Friday (AHHHHHHH) and this will be the second time I am taking it and extremely nervous to fail again, but that's not my question. A few days ago, I found a study guide here on allnurses.com. I was wondering if anyone has used this or could take a quick look over this to make sure I am not learning all the wrong information before I walk into this test again. I know it's an absurd question, but frankly, I am freaking out over here and don't want to fail this again. I'd be ultimately devastated even though I know it's not the end of the world. One of the main reasons I ask is because I could have sworn when reading in my ATI books it says for a patient who receives a lumbar puncture, they should line prone for 4-12 to prevent leakage of CSF and prevention of headaches, but on this guide (twice) it says lay supine. Any thoughts on both? Articles on Passing the NCLEX Passed my NCLEX-RN! My NCLEX Review Material Tips Passed NCLEX-RN 2015 in 75 questions NCLEX Study Tips! My Story Check Out 'The Secret to Passing the NCLEX Test' Video... NCLEX-Study-Guide (1).pdf
  10. LeNurse14

    Passed NCLEX with 265! God is good!

    Background about me, I was never an "A" student and I struggled through nursing school. I'm the type that if I don't study, I won't pass. I graduated in the end of December and took my NCLEX the beginning of February. I also had a job lined up so passing was my top priority. I want you to know that it is possible to pass the NCLEX with 265 questions! God is good, all the time! During the NCLEX, I knew the answer to the very first questions... and the rest of the test was history. It was all a blur! When I got to question 150, I knew I was in it for the long run! I had a lot of priority, 30-40 SATA, delegation, legal issues, meds, maybe 3 cardiac strips (know ECG strips and what to do), 2 calc (know 1oz= 30mL, 1 cup= 8 oz), 2 drag and drop (know procedures) and I can't remember the rest. My second to last question was SATA and my last question was a risk factor question. Encouraging Bible verses: The song I listened to for comfort: Oceans by Hillsong UNITED (I also heard it on the radio driving to the testing center!) Studying for the NCLEX: *I PAYED FOR THE KAPLAN CLASSROOM $500 but got a coupon for $150 off (PREVENTION150). Kaplan Classroom I'm not sure if this was the reason I passed but I felt like it prepared me for the long 6 hours exam. I used the Decision Tree when I was stuck on questions and had no idea what the answer was. I practiced about 150-200q a day. The content i didn't know on a question, I would refer back to the free Kaplan kindle book that came with my Kaplan purchase (Utilize it!) I also reviewed three content videos that were in my weakest categories. (Pharm. and Parenteral therapies, basic care and comfort, and psychosocial integrity) My scores were horrible! But it was helpful to go over the rationales and why that answer choice is correct or better than the others. Kaplan recommended you to get above 60% on trainer 5&6 and q banks. As you can see, I did not reach 60%. Don't be discourage by the low scores (I know I was), review the rationales WATCH this video for encouragement (I watched about 50 times): NurseNacole I waited a week before the test to take Trainer 7. Diagnostic: 52% Readiness: 58% Trainer 1: 59% Trainer 2: 45% Trainer 3: 51% Trainer 4: 53% Trainer 5: 50% Trainer 6: 53% Trainer 7 (265q w/ 360 min): 55% Sample 1: 52% Sample 2: 60% Sample 3 (all priority): 73% Sample 4 (all SATA): 42% Qbank average (I did all of it!): 60% = 150q/day SATA q (click on "all resources" and then click on "alternate quiz type"): 25% After I finished the Qbanks, I retested the one I got incorrect by category. (ex: psych, management of care, etc.) + 35 pages study guide on this website (I didn't finish reading all 35 pages because it was so long!) https://allnurses.com/nclex-study-guide-question-t403585/ PDA LaCharity quizlet 106 questions... https://quizlet.com/57037750/prioritization-delegation-and-assignment-practice-exercises-for-the-nclex-examination-flash-cards/ Kaplan q bank app Study break every hour: eating, playing Destiny on Xbox, watched YouTube videos, watched FRIENDS on Netflix, and more eating My scores: Quiz #1: 60% Quiz #2: 80% Quiz #3: 90% My school provided ATI and I only did the med/surg questions I hope this helps and give you hope! You can do it!!!
  11. Hi All, My (possibly) future job as an RN resident requires I be licensed as an RN by Jan 21st. So I am scheduled for the NLCEX on Jan. 15th!! However I graduated mid-late December and I had to move back home, across the country which took up a week and a half. Given the holidays, I didn't get started on studying till Dec. 26th. As an RN BSN student I excelled in nursing school, but at this point I have forgotten some of the key med/surg I and Fundamentals basics. And OB & Peds developmental stages is a weak point of mine. I did score 92% and 95% on two exit HESI exams I took. So I feel at this point, the NCLEX could go either way for me. I am wondering with the following resources, if anyone has advice or a good study plan. Right now I'm getting really panicked and overwhelmed by everything. I have -Kaplan On Demand: (I have completed QT 1 with 67%, 2 Q Bank tests with 64, and 70, and Diagnostic Test with 70%). However I admit I did look a couple things up cause Kaplan emailed me and said with my short amount of time to prepare, its okay to just look it up. -Saunders Yellow Book - Comprehensive Review: I know I need to review much of this book, its just so overwhelming. I took a 100 question test on the Saunders CD and scored 81. I have reviewed the first 8 chapters. -LaCharity Priortization, Delegation etc: Did a Chapter out of there and did very well. -Davis NCLEX RN Success: Its a great book but its enormous and I don't know if I have time for it. So I'm trying to calm down and set a good study plan in the time I have left. It's very hard to focus cause I'm used to studying in my own place, with peace and quiet but my family is disruptive. Does anyone have any advice on how best to use my time in these remaining 2 weeks? If anyone is in a similar situation, I would love to support each other in these last few weeks. Thanks all in advance for your advice!
  12. soph22

    99% sure I failed NCLEX 2018

    I know this has been discussed one million times, but I need some advice right now. I took my NCLEX exam yesterday at 2pm, finished in 75 questions and left feeling completely defeated. About 8 SATA, a few meds, 2 math, and quite a few priority questions. Cried the whole way home, barely slept last night, woke up feeling completely nauseous and cried some more with my mom. After the exam, I looked up questions I didn't feel good about, and I know for sure I got at least 12 questions wrong (easy questions, mind you). My brain just wasn't functioning. I studied for 4 weeks straight, with only about 3 days off. My school used Kaplan, and I bought Uworld and used that for about 2.5-3 weeks with an average of 56%. I scored 11% over the average on the last two practice exams I took before the actual exam. I feel completely helpless, as I graduated from a very well-known accelerated BSN program and have only heard success stories from my classmates so far. I tried the PVT "trick" this morning, about 21 hours after officially starting the exam and got the "good pop up." I'm terrified to try it again. The worst part is that I have a great new graduate position lined up with my top hospital and am sure that I will have to start with the next residency cohort if I do in fact fail (in September). Anyone have any advice, similar experiences, or recommendations for what to do in the likely case I do fail?
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