i took the nclex without reviewing

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I have long been postponing my NCLEX due to the fact that I'm too scared to fail. I wanted to pass it the first time I take it. My brother told me this: not taking the NCLEX, not trying is tantamount to failing. What I did was I scheduled for an exam and took the NCLEX without reviewing. I did this ultimately to combat my fear. I don't have the results yet and I feel that I did not pass=P But at least I was able to face my fears and gauge my knowledge. I got a feel of the actual exam. and I will not be too scared and I WILL PASS the next time I take my NCLEX. I was just wondering if there are other people who did the same? or am I completely insane like what my friends tell me?

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Mithy

Mithy

6 Posts

Are you going into the psych field by any chance? jk lol. Hmm.. I had a similar situation but the only reason I didn't study was because our school required the Hesi Exam(nclex predictor) to pass (score over 850). I scored a 920 which is considered a very good chance of "passing" the nclex. I was cocky and didn't study.. did all 265 questions and failed

But hey if that's what it takes to get over your fear, Kudos

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

I have always worked very hard to earn my money and could not imagine spending $200 to take NCLEX without some adequate preparation beforehand. However, it is different strokes for different folks. Good luck to you!

latebloomer74

latebloomer74, LPN

Has 4 years experience. 187 Posts

Not too smart if your goal was to pass on the 1st try. I agree with the above post, $200 is a lot to spend just for fun. Let us know if you pass or not.

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Well, good luck anyway. Some people are able to pass without preparing because they learned well and retained the information from school, but those people are few and far between.

SonorityGenius

SonorityGenius

135 Posts

Jeez; if you just wanted to see how the exam feels like you can find 265 exam test on google for free.. :D I think its a serious waste of $200 to just go "feel it"

masters-pn

masters-pn

32 Posts

Well, that makes you eligible for a 5150....

leam09

leam09

23 Posts

to babinski123: when did u take your exam? i did the same thing too..took the exam 8/6unprepared and because my att has almost reached the deadline!..i was following your previous posts re: pvt..unfortunately i've got the bad pop up..the only thing that gives me hope right now are the few posts of those who had the bad pop up and ended up passing..and also those who had good pop ups who failed..pls keep us posted of the result..God bless us :)

maju2840

maju2840

21 Posts

Let me tell you...the pvt really does work! I took my nclex with computer shutting off at 75 second week in july. I knew I failed. I could just feel the questions were easy and I did'nt know the answers to them.As soon as I got home did pvt and went straight to cc page. Then I read what seemed like hundreds of posting because I live in cali and we don't have quick results. I waited two weeks exactly and received fail letter. Another student in my class same thing, went to cc page and she failed. So, I was despondent :( but finally have picked myself up and have been studying. I have all the resources, I think too many. Kaplan from school and renewed for three more months since I did'nt pass. Virtual ati, exam cram, saunders, memory notebook for nurses, and then I bought the hurst book! I have books piled all around me!! Because, I do not know where to start! I do follow what the virtual ati instructor tells me but I live and dream nclex!!!! HELP :crying2:

Bobbkat

Bobbkat

Specializes in NICU. 476 Posts

I didn't study much. I started too, but realized that I wasn't getting anything from it, and was scoring just as high on the practice tests as I had been while I was in school. I stopped studying after about 4 hours and bumped my test date up to the next Saturday because I felt comfortable and confident, and felt that studying any more wasn't going to help me any. I passed in 75 questions. It took about 40 minutes. It was about 4.5 months after I graduated. I've never really been a big studier though, so that was pretty normal for me.

While I mean this in the nicest way possible, I have to agree with everyone else and wonder why you would spend the $200 and take the test just to get over your fear? I get the impression that avoidance is a way that you deal with stress and fear (because you have been postponing for some time, but never studied during that time). If you did happen to fail, I would advise you to meet that head on, and find another way to deal with your fears.

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CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience. 3,723 Posts

I had no time to study. I graduated late June and took my NCLEX the first week of July. Now, when I say I didn't study I mean i didn't crack open the books/notes and read and re-read, what I did instead of watching tv or whatever was pop in the CD that came with my NCLEX prep book and just did random 85 question tests. I did very well with them. My NCLEX I passed the first try..

Different strokes for different folks. Then again, it might have something to do with the fact that we had to do 200 NCLEX style questions a week during our last 14 weeks of school that I didn't feel the need to study for weeks like some do.

If I had graduated and months had elapsed since, I'd most defintaly review and/or do the CD and questions over and over to pull the info back from the deep recesses of my brain. But thats me. I wish you the best. Fingers crossed for your passing.

babinski123

babinski123

30 Posts

thank you

I didn't study much. I started too, but realized that I wasn't getting anything from it, and was scoring just as high on the practice tests as I had been while I was in school. I stopped studying after about 4 hours and bumped my test date up to the next Saturday because I felt comfortable and confident, and felt that studying any more wasn't going to help me any. I passed in 75 questions. It took about 40 minutes. It was about 4.5 months after I graduated. I've never really been a big studier though, so that was pretty normal for me.

While I mean this in the nicest way possible, I have to agree with everyone else and wonder why you would spend the $200 and take the test just to get over your fear? I get the impression that avoidance is a way that you deal with stress and fear (because you have been postponing for some time, but never studied during that time). If you did happen to fail, I would advise you to meet that head on, and find another way to deal with your fears.