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UWorld Self Assesment, is UWorld enough?

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I write the NCLEX in 2 days and I am currently experiencing the typical pre-NCLEX jitters and panic. I find myself alternating between rock solid confidence and debilitating insecurity and I cannot concentrate on any more studying. I was wondering how accurate was your chance of passing predicted by the UWorld self assessment. What was your chance of passing, percentage, and did you pass? I currently have a 62% out 2,000 questions taken and 66% on both self assessments putting me in the 84th percentile with a "very high" chance of passing.  I am worried because 62% isn't great and UWorld was the ONLY study resource I used. 

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I used Uworld and a little bit of Kaplan. I had to stop using Kaplan because their rationales had way too many assumptions and contradicted each other. I probably studied 90% Uworld and 10% Kaplan for roughly 8-9 days total doing 200ish questions a day. I passed the NCLEX yesterday on my first attempt

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Nursing2019BSN has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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You're right on track in my opinion! I was in the 72nd percentile when I finished all the UWorld questions, and passed on my 1st try in 75 questions

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Good luck 🙂 and try not to worry too much 🙂

 

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thecareerchanger specializes in none.

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I used Uworld primary (tried ATI but didn't like it) and had similar predictor scores as you did and I passed in 75 questions. I would advice you to stop studying a day or two before the exam and just try to relax. You will make yourself crazy! Good luck

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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Keep in mind that the last time I checked the generic pass rate for the NCLEX for primary English speakers was over 80%.  Of those who didn't pass a significant percentage probably didn't engage in much NCLEX prep.  My pain point is that the Uworld sample is "biased" by above average students.  Stated differently if you are above the 40th percentile on Uworld you probably stand a very high probability of passing.  If you wanted to "take it up a notch" you could always work through the questions on BoardVitals.com (and review the incorrect answers with rationales), but this isn't necessary.  However, in the very unlikely event that you failed, I would probably work through the Boardvitals test bank next.

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I ended up passing in 75 questions, it’s almost scary how the content on UWorld was almost identical to my particular questions on the NCLEX but worded in a much simpler manner. Now I feel as if I cheated because I used UWorld and I’m not ready to be a nurse. 

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Nursing2019BSN has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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3 hours ago, napswithcats said:

I ended up passing in 75 questions, it’s almost scary how the content on UWorld was almost identical to my particular questions on the NCLEX but worded in a much simpler manner. Now I feel as if I cheated because I used UWorld and I’m not ready to be a nurse. 

First, I really do not think that's true!! You are more than qualified to be a nurse. Second, I'm really surprised you felt that way! Mine (content wise) was no where similar to what UWorld gave me...guess you got lucky!!

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On 6/7/2019 at 9:18 AM, wilderness47 said:

I used Uworld and a little bit of Kaplan. I had to stop using Kaplan because their rationales had way too many assumptions and contradicted each other. I probably studied 90% Uworld and 10% Kaplan for roughly 8-9 days total doing 200ish questions a day. I passed the NCLEX yesterday on my first attempt

Hi there, how many days did you study total? I'm taking the nclex in a couple of weeks but I'm nervous and thinking about rescheduling it?

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I'm so worried about the nclex, congratulations on your passing! 

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Practice testing may help if you are afraid of test-taking itself. But it may also make you even more anxious. The best way to help do your best on ANY test is to simply look at each question one at a time, and answer it with the most instinctive answer that comes to mind. Most people find that "second-guessing", or spending long amounts of time on each answer, not only results in more incorrect answers, it also decreases the number of answers you could potentially give that are correct. Which would you rather have -- 1 wrong question out of 75, or 1 wrong answer out of over 200+? You do not have to be a math wizard to know that 1/75 is a MUCH larger percentage of "wrong answers" than 1/200+...…….  

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Dear Nursing2019BSN, BSN, RN: If you feel that you "cheated because I used UWorld and I’m not ready to be a nurse", then you are VERY far from the truth. The fact that you are concerned about your readiness to become a nurse, shows that you care about the quality care you would provide as a nurse. Therefore you have what is truly needed to become a great nurse -- compassion for others. Those who are concerned about their nursing skills, are the ones who constantly seek to improve those skills. I would much rather work with a "new" but caring nurse, than someone who thinks they "know it all". Those "know it alls" are the ones I watch most closely, because they do not seek help of others or sometimes don't even review or check their work to make sure there were not any possible errors in their performance. No human being is perfect.

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