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Took NCLEX-RN for the 3rd Time!!

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I took the NCLEX on Monday August 13th and did all 265 questions. That's right, ALL 265 QUESTIONS IN 5 HRS. 59 MIN!!

I had 67 select all that apply questions ( kept track with how much I got), 3 med calc questions, 2 ekgs, 5 drag and drops, and I believe the rest were multiple choice questions with pictures, exhibits, etc.

Found out yesterday on August 14th that I PASSEDDDDD!

I am overfilled with joy because this was my 3rd time taking it and I was stressed and frustrated for a long time and even considered choosing another career.

I used UWORLD, the Lacharity Book, and a 35 page study guide floating somewhere around here on allnurses.com but if you need it let me know! I feel like that is all you need to pass.

I recommend UWORLD 100% and the Lacharity "Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment" book. I did all 2100 questions along with the 2 self assessment tests on UWORLD but I only reviewed about a little over 1000 questions and read each of those rationales well. For Lacharity, I did all 21 chapters which was a total of 574 questions and reviewed each question whether right or wrong on that too.

Scores:

UWORLD: my score was a 50% after completing all the questions. The tests I took ranged from 34%-65% The 1st self assessment test said I had a high chance of passing and the 2nd self assessment said I had a very high chance of passing.

LaCharity: I had an overall average score of 59% after completing all 21 chapters.

Moral of the story: don't look at your scores!! Every time I looked at mine I felt very discouraged. It's more about understanding each question and getting better at critical thinking.

I believe if you've passed nursing school YOU CAN pass the NCLEX. Don't ever give up and keep going for it.

Goodluck to all future NCLEX test takers out there!!

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Congrats! I passed on my second time.

I originally used Uworld on the first attempt, but felt that I was missing the bigger picture.

Feeling defeated, I gave the LaCharity book a chance as well as Kaplan.

After reading LaCharity back and forth and supplementing with Kaplan, NCLEX just "made sense"

I passed at 93.

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Congrats to you as well!! It was the other way around for me. I used Kaplan the 1st time and it didn't help me as much.

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Do you still have that study guide by any chance? Taking the nclex for the second time around and trying to build a solid study plan. How did you tackle the Lacharity book? Did you go straight to answering questions in the case study or did you read the whole book?

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