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Hi this is my 4th try at taking the NCLEX the first time I took the nclex I got 265 questions the second time i took it I got 180 questions and ran out of time and the third time i got 75 questions and this was all while I was taking classes but now I'm on break and I've been studying but I don't feel like my studying is as effective. I do a system everyday and do index cards on things that I don't know or need to know. I'm using Saunders as my reference point and for questions. I plan to finish all of my Kaplan Qbank because I heard it really prepares you for harder questions. I am taking my next test on January 23rd and I feel unmotivated because of the amount of times I have taken this test. Is there anyone who has a similar experience and had a great study plan that would help? Should I be doing questions all the time instead of restudying the information? I hope to hear some feedback, this is my first post but I've been reading from this site for some time now. I'm just frustrated of not passing and want to get this done with so I can finally be a registered nurse already.

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Wishing you good luck this time around. Just keep plugging away and imagine how motivated you will become after you pass.

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AugustBoy specializes in Gerontology & Med/Surge.

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Keep it up, I know you can pull it off. Good luck. I did on my 3rd try.

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JP425 has 2 years experience and specializes in oncology/ medicine.

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I passed my RN nclex on 2nd round less than month ago, i know how you feel. What I did is did lots of questions. I also did Kaplan qbank, Exam Cram and Delegation book By Linda. I think Exam Cram and deligation book helped me alot. If you think you know your content good then just do the q's. It' s important to know the content because lots of SATA q's are about the content. I had lots of SATA's and they were about hypo and hyperthyrodisms. I knew the content so it was not that bad, I also had lots of prioritazions, and isolation questions. I had a copy of isoation memorization thing that I posted yesterday. you should try that. I found it from this website. very helpful. Good Luck and don't give up. Think positive and stay focused when you go for the test. Use earplugs.

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I'm going to be taking the Helen Feuer Nursing review as a quick review actually the same week of my test but I've been trying to reteach myself content so that I know everything by the time I go for the review class. I just did a test of Endocrine on Saunders and I surprised myself by getting an 84% which is something I've never done before so maybe that's a positive thing! I don't want to get my hopes up though. Today I want to start doing comprehensive tests to see where I am since my test is exactly two weeks away. I'm studying maternity and pediatrics this week which I am so weak in and hate so very much. I wish there was a way I could retain all of that information in a short amount of time but I can't. Any suggestions?

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Hey There,

I just wanted to encourage you that I too have taken the nclex 4 times. I just took it for my 4th time yesterday morning at 8 am. Anyways, the first 2 times...I got the full 265. Third time, 185. Yesterday, 76! I truly feel that I passed (however, won't know until tomorrow)

I would highly recommend the Hurst Review. It is $300, but I can honestly say it was a huge help! It focused on content more than question style...came with a full set of notes and videos to go along with it. Everything Marlene Hurst told us to study I saw on my nclex yesterday. She really challenges you to memorize the material and know it!! And, then I did Lipincott review questions as well. I did a hard core study this past week, memorizing everything in my Hurst notebook. I actually went to the library...amazing how much more productive studying I did, than when I studied at home. (with my 1 year old:-) I know how discouraged you must feel. I feel your pain! Good luck to you! You can do it! :)

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Wow congratulations on passing your nclex the fourth time. That really encourages me and makes me feel like I can do this, this time around! You used Hurst that's really good. I have that actually on CD's with the lectures I use it for each subject when I need motivating or to get me started. Like I love how she explained fluids and electrolytes, it just stuck in my head and now I'm good at endocrine because of her. How did you study with using Hurst? Did you have a certain technique? How many questions did you do daily, from today I only have two weeks till my test date and I'm getting anxious.:uhoh3: I know I can do this properly. How did you study medications?

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Oviedo424

You passed with your Pearson Vue Trick believe it coming from me because I used that trick the last three times i Failed =( and it worked every single time. I know tons of people who have used it and it worked. So CONGRATULATIONS you are an RN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

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Hey There,

I just wanted to encourage you that I too have taken the nclex 4 times. I just took it for my 4th time yesterday morning at 8 am. Anyways, the first 2 times...I got the full 265. Third time, 185. Yesterday, 76! I truly feel that I passed (however, won't know until tomorrow)

I would highly recommend the Hurst Review. It is $300, but I can honestly say it was a huge help! It focused on content more than question style...came with a full set of notes and videos to go along with it. Everything Marlene Hurst told us to study I saw on my nclex yesterday. She really challenges you to memorize the material and know it!! And, then I did Lipincott review questions as well. I did a hard core study this past week, memorizing everything in my Hurst notebook. I actually went to the library...amazing how much more productive studying I did, than when I studied at home. (with my 1 year old:-) I know how discouraged you must feel. I feel your pain! Good luck to you! You can do it! :)

Wow congratulations on passing your nclex the fourth time. That really encourages me and makes me feel like I can do this, this time around! You used Hurst that's really good. I have that actually on CD's with the lectures I use it for each subject when I need motivating or to get me started. Like I love how she explained fluids and electrolytes, it just stuck in my head and now I'm good at endocrine because of her. How did you study with using Hurst? Did you have a certain technique? How many questions did you do daily, from today I only have two weeks till my test date and I'm getting anxious.:uhoh3: I know I can do this properly. How did you study medications?

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Hey again!

Wow, so you tried the trick and it would take you straight to the credit card page? How soon after testing did you check? I sure hope I passed; I've gotten my hopes way up!

As for my studying techniques. The past 3 times I took it, I only focused on questions! (because everyone kept telling me that I know the material; I must just be bad at the questions) The thing is, I know myself better than anyone else. And, I knew that I had a content problem. So, I took the focus off of the question format, and more on what I needed to know to become a safe nurse. I kept reminding myself why I wanted to become a nurse in the first place. For me, I had to relearn basic content from Hurst and then once I thought I knew the material well enough, I started testing my knowledge with the Lipincott questions. That's what I did...I hope that helps. Try to put your nerves aside and have quality study time:-) As for meds, I am going to be completely honest with you...I did not study them very much. I learned the main meds like digoxin, lidocaine, -pril were ace inhibitors, -lol were beta blockers, etc. Maybe that wasn't the best way, but I knew I couldn't memorize drugs. I just learned basic classifications, studied main drugs and moved on. Hope this helps!

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pbaskara,

good luck to you!

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I have a question about the NCLEX. I am beginning the nursing program this August and I have been told several different times that you only get 3 chances to pass the NCLEX. So, that must not be true since a few of you say you've taken it 4 times.

Is there a limit on how many times you can take it? I know a girl who failed it twice and then took the LPN exam and is now working as an LPN. Now I am wondering why she didn't just keep trying.

Thanks in advance!

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