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Been out of school for 10years??

I'm new this website I have been out of school for 10 years. I took my nclex pn one time when I first was finish school I did not pass  and  I haven't looked at a  nursing book since. I wanted to start back studying I'm at a point in my life where I'm ready to take studying seriously but I have no idea where to start or what to do first I feel like I dnt know anything any more. Does anybody have any suggestions?

  • Everyone told me to use Kaplan to study for the NCLEX. After using Kaplan, I took the NCLEX for the first time got 265 questions and failed. I feel like Kaplan did not prepare me for the NCLEX. It was just questions and videos. I took the NCSBN online course got 265 questions and PASSED. Thank You JESUS!!!!! NCSBN did prepare me for the NCLEX. It went over everything I learned in school. The power points were very similar to the one I used in class. At the end of each section, the main points are summarized as the main point to remember. I made sure I scored 75% or higher on the quizzes, post test, and practice questions. I think It is very important to finish ALL the practice questions. I repeated any practice test section that I did not score a 80%. This is what help me PASS the NCLEX for the second time. If you don't know the answer, google it or look it up in your nursing book. It is important to know your content and medications adverse events. The test scores that reads 80% means you know 80% of the content. So, turn off the TV, Facebook, and stop the texting and STUDY!!!! So you can also PASS the NCLEX.
  • In reply to dlane35:

    I'm happy you passed. This helped me allot
  • Hi
    I completely understand your frustration because I finish nursing in the latter part of 2011. However, I knew I was destin to be a nurse and nclex was a thorn in my side. I said to myself it now or never so I put nclex and my life in perspective.
    First, I started with baby step like just looking over any nclex book read a chapter and do the questions, just to where I was and how content I remember from being out of school for so long and let me reiterate that nursing is my passion.
    I found out that I was not too shaky on content especially knowing that I sat nclex before and the only section I got below passing was coordinated care and basic nursing skill according to nclex CPR. So I concentrated on those two area.
    Being as i was out of school for so long I purchased the 15 week course on NCSBN so I can pace self and give self enough time to really work through the course and get everything out of it that it offers. I diligently work through the program which includes the rejuvenating stations because I was not taking anything for granted I was on a mission to be successful this time around. I schedule my test when I was doing Q bank and I was getting sorces in the 75 percentcile however i was still nervous but just prayed through the nervousness. I completed the 15week course like a month before the course allotted. I just did question from other sites and books. I stop studying about three week before the test date and pray and work out at the gym and in these moment I recalled to memory what I have learned through out the last three months while I am working out which I did aleast three times a day.

    I said to myself NCSBN is my final stop and I did not used any other materials this time around in the past I used Kaplan, Hurst, exam cram and uworld on my first try and they did not do it for me. Also, I concluded that I worked from various nclex .materials it only confused me and let you feel overwhelmed. Confused meaning that eventhough they saying same it gives different ranges in vales for labs etc and overwhelmed because it pressures the brain to want to know all that details. I had more confident in NCBSN because they were the same people who writes nclex. My thought process was if they are ones who writes exam it's like I am going to the source and I woy it have a better understanding of what nclex are looking for. EXAM CRAM is the closest and easy read. I will encourage you to pace yourself through the 15 week course pray and really pay attention especially to the POINTS OVERVIEW, reread anything don't understand and utilize the instructor with any question you dont understand and you will be ok.

    P.S. I took my nclex on April 4 and computer shut down on the 85th question got home did PVT trick and I got a good pop up. I told myself that if I fail I won't be too hard on myself because of the time it took me to retest. So I was just wanted to reschedule for the test because it been to long since I took the test I deserve retake and the computer did not let reschedule another test date.

    If this help let know . I feel so good I still have gotten a good night rest as to how elated I am.
    Peace and Blessing always and have faith and you will be a Victor in nclex world.
  • Hi
    I completely understand your frustration because I finish nursing in the latter part of 2011. However, I knew I was destin to be a nurse and nclex was a thorn in my side. I said to myself it now or never so I put nclex and my life in perspective.
    First, I started with baby step like just looking over any nclex book read a chapter and do the questions, just to where I was and how content I remember from being out of school for so long and let me reiterate that nursing is my passion.
    I found out that I was not too shaky on content especially knowing that I sat nclex before and the only section I got below passing was coordinated care and basic nursing skill according to nclex CPR. So I concentrated on those two area.
    Being as i was out of school for so long I purchased the 15 week course on NCSBN so I can pace self and give self enough time to really work through the course and get everything out of it that it offers. I diligently work through the program which includes the rejuvenating stations because I was not taking anything for granted I was on a mission to be successful this time around. I schedule my test when I was doing Q bank and I was getting sorces in the 75 percentcile however i was still nervous but just prayed through the nervousness. I completed the 15week course like a month before the course allotted. I just did question from other sites and books. I stop studying about three week before the test date and pray and work out at the gym and in these moment I recalled to memory what I have learned through out the last three months while I am working out which I did aleast three times a day.

    I said to myself NCSBN is my final stop and I did not used any other materials this time around in the past I used Kaplan, Hurst, exam cram and uworld on my first try and they did not do it for me. Also, I concluded that I worked from various nclex .materials it only confused me and let you feel overwhelmed. Confused meaning that eventhough they saying same it gives different ranges in vales for labs etc and overwhelmed because it pressures the brain to want to know all that details. I had more confident in NCBSN because they were the same people who writes nclex. My thought process was if they are ones who writes exam it's like I am going to the source and I woy it have a better understanding of what nclex are looking for. EXAM CRAM is the closest and easy read. I will encourage you to pace yourself through the 15 week course pray and really pay attention especially to the POINTS OVERVIEW, reread anything don't understand and utilize the instructor with any question you dont understand and you will be ok.

    P.S. I took my nclex on April 4 and computer shut down on the 85th question got home did PVT trick and I got a good pop up. I told myself that if I fail I won't be too hard on myself because of the time it took me to retest. So I was just wanted to reschedule for the test because it been to long since I took the test I deserve retake and the computer did not let reschedule another test date.

    If this help let know . I feel so good I still have gotten a good night rest as to how elated I am.
    Peace and Blessing always and have faith and you will be a Victor in nclex world.
  • In reply to tieb1988:

    Hang on in there. Have faith in God and yourself. Find out your weaknesses and take it one day at at a time.
  • In reply to tieb1988:

    Hang on in there. Have faith in God and yourself. Find out your weaknesses and take it one day at at a time.
  • I started an awesome job working (under my temp license) at a local hospital on the unit I was really wanting. Recently failed my first attempt, now I am awaiting my 6 weeks to retake the exam (my job will hold my position, allowing me to retake it one time), I knew I needed to change the way I prepped this time compared to the last time. After reading review after review for different NCLEX prep courses, I decided to join this program and tackle the 5 week course in NCSBN learning ext. I wanted something to guide and give me direction, that I could do at my own pace along with something that would hold me accountable. Does anyone have any tips on how they went through lessons and program? Thanks in advance!!