It was the day after I took the NCLEX and after numerous times of doing the Pearson Vue trick (AKA PVT) that I finally found out that I passed. I was in denial for hours. I texted a (previous) professor of mine, texted nurses I knew, and called the Nevada State Board of Nursing twice before I finally accepted the fact that I passed. That is when I stood up and screamed at the top of my lungs. I felt so smart, accomplished, and excited.
And, because I got so many tips from the internet that helped me, I thought I would post my NCLEX-RN study plan. This blog post will include the following sections: an about me section (detailing stuff about the one and only), the books I used (including links), and the actual day to day (including # of questions done).
I’m writing about me because I think it will help you to see if this plan would work for you or not. Everybody studies differently and every person knows and retains different information. My graduating GPA was 3.5. I attended College of Southern Nevada (CSN) for my prerequisites and I graduated with my BSN from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). I passed all my nursing classes the first time & finished in 16 months, which is the length of my program. I have healthy anxiety prior to tests.
My HESI Exit Exam was on Dec. 13 and my NCLEX-RN was Jan. 9, exactly 27 days later. I scored a 1039 on my HESI Exit Exam; the requirement for my school was 900. I scheduled my exam on Dec. 23, the day I received my ATT, and picked the soonest date possible. I started to feel nervous after a week and thought I needed more time, but I eventually decided NOT to reschedule.