February 7, 2011

That is my date the take the NCLEX-PN.  I am officially in, “study until my head explodes” mode.

I’m a bit anxious as I had not been studying nearly as much as I should have after the nursing school graduation.  However, after taking a couple of practice tests last night, I’m feeling more confident.  on the program I’m using I had not received a score higher than 76% on a comprehensive 100-question exam.  Last night, after not studying like I should, I managed to score a 79%.  I know that sounds low, but I believe that you pass the NCLEX and are awarded licensure at 75%.  It is, after all, a test of basic knowledge of the level of nursing for which I’m pursuing a license.

I went to study with a classmate today and we went through practice questions in our text book.  Each chapter has 10-15 test questions at the end.  I found myself missing one or two on each section, which is a good sign as that is a better than 80% correct answer rate.

I now know what I need to do to prepare.

  1. Use the study mode on my computer practice test program.
  2. Memorize the common lab values as most questions are based on this basic knowledge.

While quite anxious I am also quite excited.  I’m nearing the end of the process so I can go get a job in my new field.

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One Response to “February 7, 2011”

  1. YEAH!!! Good luck! You’ll do great. I found that Kaplan actually had a very good study program. I didn’t do the whole thing, but their questions were dead on same as the NCLEX. Just do as many practice questions as you can. It’s all about learning their stupid style of questions.

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