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NCLEX Stories from New Nurses

What’s your NCLEX story?

Everyone has an NCLEX story.

My first experience with NCLEX was in 2006, in New York City with the Program for International Nurses. I worked with immigrant and refugee nurses and physicians who practiced in their home countries but could not pass the NCLEX. They had the knowledge, but simply could not figure out what the questions were asking. 

New graduates have the same problem. Fresh out of school and full of nursing content, but with no idea how to apply their knowledge to the exam.

The answer is so simple. You need the problem-solving skills the National Board says are required. The NCLEX stories here are from testers who finally stopped trying to study for NCLEX and focused instead on learning how to problem solve.

What’s your NCLEX story?

184 replies
  1. Esther Chiedu
    Esther Chiedu says:

    Am so glad to say am a registered nurse in the United States. Am a foreign student graduated in 2010, l took the Nclex 6 times before l found Joan, l knew l needed strategy and critical thinking skills on how to answer NCLEX style questions. Joan is really amazing, her skills and strategies are the best, l finished the program and went for my exam had 86 questions in 3 hours and today am proud to say am a registered nurse. Thank you Joan, Am really grateful to you, God bless you for all you do, you’re the best.

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  2. Mary Obiyo
    Mary Obiyo says:

    I am a foreign educated nurse; graduated from nursing school 24 years ago. happyNCLEX by Joan Palmeri was my trick to beat the Nclex RN. The critical thinking skills and strategies Joan teaches is just amazing cos it helped me in managing content. I was able to tackle the questions with much confidence especially the much dreaded SATAs. I passed at 75 questions, first time testing. Thanks to God Almighty. Thanks to Joan Palmeri. happyNCLEX is the best!

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  3. Crystal Bush, RN
    Crystal Bush, RN says:

    Let me start from the beginning. I knew from a fairly young age that I wanted to help people. I even joined my local volunteer fire department when I was 16. After high school I tried the whole college thing and it really didn’t work out for me. Met my husband; got married; had our first child. I decided that I wanted more for my little family so I decided that I was going to go back to school. In 2003 I got sucked into one of those for profit technical schools to obtain a medical assisting degree. So I graduated top of my class as a medical assistant. Got a job and soon after found out we were pregnant with our second child which was a miracle in itself but that is for another time. So I take maternity leave and upon return realize that I had been replaced so I had nothing to go back to. So now I am trying to find a job in this field that I just when to schooling for and was highly unsuccessful. Fast forward to 2009. We have lost our car; lost our house; and me, my husband, and our 2 young children had to move in with my mom two years prior. I’m done…I don’t want this life for my kids. So back to school I go. This time I want to do what I had originally planned to do…Nursing. So I start my prereqs. However, it’s been 11 years since I was in school. I don’t want to overload myself so I go slow. Finally by fall 2011 I am accepted into the nursing program. But, two weeks later I am placed on hold for a paperwork issue. So that finally gets worked out and I am back in. Spring 2012. I hit some bumps in the road; fail a couple classes; just stuff. But I never gave up and in Oct 2014 I completed the nursing program with my ASN.

    Now is the fun part. I schedule my test for december but decide to reschedule because you know, both my kids birthdays are december, and christmas, and studying during thanksgiving…nope. So I wait until the new year. I’m ready; I got this…I don’t have my ID. Left it on the washing machine at home. So…there is the test and the $300 down the drain. Now I have to wait until I can save up again to repay and test. May 2015, test day…FAIL. That’s ok. I will try again.

    November 2015…FAIL. Now I’m pretty bummed and sort of put it off. Then a friend that I graduated with told me about Happy NCLEX. I look into it but don’t have the money. Well about 2 years later. after being in a crappy part time job and then losing it over something that was beyond my control, I think, it’s time. I have got to give this a go again. So I took Joan’s program and it was such an eye opener. She taught me HOW to take the test, not just WHAT to know. It was great. I had support. I had knowledge, and I had people from all over that were where I was. Joan helped me to feel confident about the fact that, despite being out for over 3 years, I could do this. So I did. I retook the test in Jan 2018…FAIL. I lost all hope. I gave up on myself. Got a job for $5/hour at Sonic Drive-In. I quit. I was done. I’m too stupid I’d say. I’m a disappointment to my family; not true. But I felt like there was no hope for me.

    I rode the pity train for several months. Then some things happened; new management came in; husband had surgery and was out of work. I had to do this. I knew I could. I know the material. I know the information. I just suck at tests. So I decided I’d go again. I mean what did I have to lose (other than another $300). So I got uworld for the question banks (something I didn’t do when taking Joans program, but I insist that you do). Placed Joan’s teachings about how to take the test, how to approach each question into mind. And on Sept 20, 2018 I tried yet again.

    Now for those of you who don’t know, the state of Texas has a requirement that you MUST pass within 4 years of graduating. If not, you really only have two options; test in another state or start nursing school over. Well I didn’t have to do that because I PASSED!!! I finally did it.

    The NCLEX is like no other test out there. You can’t just say, this is right and this is wrong. It takes more critical thinking than anything out there. Joan teaches you that. She teaches you how to think critically, not just yes or no which is what we have all been taught our whole lives. When did Columbus discover America..1492. Which patient should you go see first….There is no date or name to just know and remember to tell you that answer. You have to approach it from a different way. And this program helped me to realize that. And I know I didn’t pass the first time after taking this program; because I didn’t do it just right. You can’t just watch her videos. You HAVE to put it to work. So, take the program; learn the how; and most importantly…NEVER GIVE UP. You will do it. I did. Good luck and you got this.

    Crystal Bush, RN

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  4. kwilson251
    kwilson251 says:

    I PASSED!! Those words could be coming out of your mouth too. All you need to do is follow the happyNCLEX program. Joan does not advertise her program. She doesn’t need to, students like myself tell everyone they know how great it feels to finally have a resource to learn critical thinking. In school I can’t tell you how many times I heard that I needed to critically think. When I asked how to critically think I was told that it isn’t something that can be taught. Which left me feeling frustrated because I just didn’t know how to apply my knowledge. I do now! Thanks to this program I now know the skills required to pass NCLEX. I passed on my first try. The only content I studied was lab values. I used the skills from this program to answer every question, and I passed with the minimum amount of questions. I can not say enough great things about Joan and happyNCLEX. But I’ll let you be the judge of that. What on earth are you waiting for? Your solution is right here!

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  5. Katelyn
    Katelyn says:

    To say passing the NCLEX is a relief would be an understatement for me. I am proof that if you put your mind to something and never give up, you WILL get there! I am not ashamed to say that I took the NCLEX 7 times! Yes, 7 times. Each time I was very very close to passing. At times, I thought I had probably passed after taking it, but found out I failed. I used every resource possible. I used Happy Nclex twice. Joan is truly an inspiration. She encouraged me and I used her strategies every single time I took the NCLEX. I took 265 questions I’m not sure how many times. Most people would have given up. Some people say, maybe if you had to take it that many times, you’re not in the right profession. I ignored all of those negative comments, because I knew I had it in me to pass this beast! On my 7th try, I went in very calm. I prayed so hard that this would be the final time. I was in it for the long haul! I received 265 questions, yet again, and felt defeated. I planned to take my materials to work the next day to study, because I knew there was no way I passed. I could not eat, I was up all night wondering if I passed, I even went in my home office and was looking up answers to questions that I remembered from the test. The next morning, I was driving to work and while I was at a red light, I happened to look down at my phone and see I had 3 emails. I figured they were all junk, so I looked at them quickly. I saw an email saying LPN/RN Congrats. I was receiving emails saying I had to renew my LPN license, so I thought it would be something about that. The first line read: Congratulations! Your RN number is…. I immediately was in shock. I started crying saying, “oh my gosh, I passed!!!” I called my husband crying and told him my news and that day I told everyone my amazing news. I was no longer stuck. I was no longer feeling defeated. I obtained my LPN license in 2014. I passed my boards on the first try. I went right back to school right away and obtained my RN degree and graduated in 2015. So it took me a while to pass, and many tries. I took a lot of time in between and I even started taking classes to pursue my Bachelor’s degree. I have had one class left to take for my BSN, but had to wait until I passed the NCLEX. So now I can finish that class and I will have my Bachelor’s degree in the beginning of December!! Happy early 30th birthday to me and Merry Christmas! Nothing will ever stop me! Now I can find my dream job and move forward!!! I hope this story empowers others to never give up!!!

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  6. lsugar
    lsugar says:

    Like so many of the others, it was a long road but passed and am officially an RN. I really lost hope after failing twice and battling a rare tumor in my foot. I felt defeated and didn’t know where to begin. I went to an IVY league school, graduated cum laude and I still FAILED. This is not a knowledge exam at all, and I cant stress this enough. For me it was learning how to break each question down, and really understand WHAT the question is really asking. I found Joan through an all nurses forum when her name kept popping up. I was skeptical because nothing else had worked. Hurst was great for content review (if thats what you need, or if you have been out of school for awhile) but it really isn’t necessary. Joan taught me how to play this game, and answer the questions even when I had no idea what the med or disease was. I finished in 90 questions, 3 hours, and 31 SATA. Yes, you heard me.. 31. I didnt panic once because I trusted Joan’s process and was able to answer each SATA with confidence. Follow the program, do each step, take the 12 weeks, and SLOW down and you will pass too. Good luck everyone, breathe, and I know you can do it!!

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  7. Bevy@20
    [email protected] says:

    This is a pleasure to take time to post my comment as a licensed RN. I have taken the NCLEX several times and failed, because I was too anxious and I did not have any skills in answering NCLEX questions, but to God be the glory I passed. The computer shut off at 88 questions and I knew that I passed !! because I used my skills with every question. I am here to encourage students who have failed several times, and think it is not possible to pass, please follow HappyNclex the way in which it is set up, Step by Step, take your time to identify the Key words and approach the question as the nurse taking care of the patient. please remember not to focus on the time, on NCLEX clock, your focus is the question on the computer screen who is your patient and needs your help. I can honestly say without HappyNclex, I would not have done it, because none of the other review teaches like Joan, and they were all so very expensive, much more than HappyNclex. This was my last stop, so I will always appreciate Joan for the rest of my life for her help, encouragement, and motivation in reaching my goals. I have paid a lot of money for so many reviews but none was helpful. HappyNclex was the most affordable and best. Joan has lifted my heavy burden and I can now say I am a Registered Nurse (RN). Thanks a million Joan and I wish you long life, and may God continue to bless you.

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  8. Theresa
    Theresa says:

    First of all let me say a very big thank you to the almighty God and to Joan.I took my NCLEX last week Wednesday August 22, 2018 and I passed with 83 questions in 2hour 45minutes I guess. I’m here to inspire all the people who have failed several times and to let them know is possible.I graduated 2016, and have failed the exam several times.My school uses Kaplan, after that we did Hurst review. I have used all the resources out there you can think about, Kaplan, Hurst, Saunders, Lippincott, some online review, Mark Klimek, ATI, spend a lot of money on several reviews and anything you can think about just to ensure I pass and I was still not passing. I became depressed, sad because all my classmates were nurses and I was still stuck. A friend finally introduced me to happy NCLEX which I call my savior. Waiting for a year and a half and working as a tech knowing very well I have finished nursing school was my biggest problem, but the headache finally got elevated. Ms. Joan will give you tough love but it will eventually work for your own good. When you do Happy NCLEX thoroughly the way Joan instructs you to do it you will pass easily. Please listen to her and just do what she says! I had totally lost confidence in my self but Joan brought it back.Her program has everything you need in terms of how to manage anxiety and understand questions. This time I was able to sleep the night before my exam, I exercised and ate well like she told us and did something for fun not just studying for hours it doesn’t work. Once again thank you to Joan and her crew for working with me. Another good thing is they will always extend the date for your expiration if you need it, just call them and be honest. After a year and half struggle I thank God I finally passed, I broke out into tears when I found out I passed with 83 questions and i received the congratulations letter and license on Thursday August 23, 2018, 24 hours after I took the exam. Now I can call myself RN, by God’s grace, I’m more than happy and fulfilled. Everyone out there in the same situation,I don’t care how many times you have taken NCLEX, if I can do it, you can do it. I will always refer people to this program and I have already referred 3 people.

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  9. mnbutler
    mnbutler says:

    I passed the NCLEX in 109 questions in about 3 1/2hrs!! This was my second time taking the exam and my experiences from the two are totally different. At my first exam, I took all 265 in 3 1/2 hrs. I went way too fast and my anxiety was through the roof. It was so bad at one point I told myself to push through and just get it over with. It was so bad and I left the testing center bawling the whole way home. I knew I needed to do something different. A friend told me about happynclex and I looked at the website and decided to try it. I followed the program exactly how it is set up! I did a max of studying for 4 hrs each day. I worked my way up to sitting down and doing questions for 3 1/2 hrs before I was scheduled to take my exam. I meditated and did 20 mins of exercise every day! I woke early every morning and was studying at the time I was scheduled to take my exam. The night before I was in bed by 8 o’clock to just relax and wind down as I knew I needed a good nights rest. I woke up at 5 o’clock so I could have time to exercise for 20 minutes and meditate before my exam. I think for myself, this was the biggest key to my success, as it really stabilized my mood and I felt calm and relaxed going into the exam. I got there at 7:15 and I was able to start right away. I did the warm up and got to question 34 and had to go to the bathroom and I was getting nervous. I did what Joan recommended and recognized my anxiety so I could make it go away. I went back to the exam and went to question 80 before I took another break. This break was 15-20mins. I walked the halls in the building while eating a protein bar and drinking a bottle of water. I told myself I was doing really well and was right where I wanted to be. I built myself up because I knew that you have to be your biggest supporter and no one is going to do this besides myself. I went to question 109 and it shut off. I was overwhelmed with joy because I knew I did well. I walked out of the testing center so happy because I knew I passed. My experiences where totally different because when I took the exam the second time I had skills. I didn’t study any content because as Joan says, you learned that all in nursing school and you didn’t need anymore. I imagined myself as the nurse in the blue scrubs with the stethoscope hanging around my neck in every question. I truly believe that because of all of the things Joan gave me, I passed the NCLEX with flying colors. Trust and follow the process. Go your own pace! Everyone is so different and you know how fast or slow you should be going. If you do this, you will have a wonderful outcome like I did. I’m able to finally call myself Madison Butler RN 🙂

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    • Margaret (Peggy) Bulanda
      Margaret (Peggy) Bulanda says:

      Hello Future Nurses!!

      I highly recommend taking This course! Joan’s skills were with me though out each and every NCLEX question. Her skills are amazing! This was my first attempt and passed!! 1:50 min with 85 questions. I took my time with each question. I had two pharm questions that I had never heard of. But using these skills I was able to figure out the answer. I was calm thought out the entire test because I was confident with the skills I had learned. This training is well worth the money spent! Joan is amazing!! Best wishes on your future NCLEX testing!!

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  10. Amelia Samlal
    Amelia Samlal says:

    I would like to thank Joan Palmeri and the team at happynclex. I did most of the course but after the step one I felt ready, I continued to step 2 and was even more ready! Step 3 was very helpful also. I especially found videos managing anxiety was good and training myself for the NCLEX marathon helped build my stamina.

    The problem solving strategies, using the key words, slowing down and answering questions to the best of my abilities helped immensely!
    Thank you again!!

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  11. Niesha
    Niesha says:

    Hello Everyone!!

    For those of you debating on a review program just like I was almost two years ago. My school used Kaplan which was the worst idea it did not help me at all. I used Uworld only because I was in the group on Facebook people kept saying I only used Uworld and passed. Ok that was try number two. Then I spoke with a friend she said have you heard of a program called Happy Nclex I said no. I looked the program up and was like are you sure this is going to work why is it so inexpensive? She said trust me listen to that lady ok so I brought it. I did not do it for the entire recommend 12 weeks I think I only did it for 7 weeks I was just so ready to test and pass. But once again that did not work because I didn’t follow the happy nclex program correctly. I reach out to Joan and she saw my report and I could just remember her email asking me do you see how close you where to passing. So I buckled down for my 4th try and brought Uworld again doing the entire QBANK this time and I did Happy Nclex Properly this time and I focused on all of her videos. But the three that I really had on repeat was Keywords, No Keywords, Prioritizing Based on Setting. Let me tell you something when this lady says slow down and don’t rush listen because I use to rush I hated going passed 75. But going passed 75 is the key for some people to pass we all can’t pass in 75. But following Happy Nclex the Right way and not taking short cuts you can do it!!!!!! Go Future RN. #ifididitsocanyou

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  12. Shinelle Higgins Inniss
    Shinelle Higgins Inniss says:

    I have been waiting 1 year for this day where I can proudly say I’m a registered nurse in the United States, watch out RN coming through. I’m an international nurse, graduated in 2009 . All thanks to Ms Joan Palmeri and my god almighty.
    Back track- I wrote the NCLEX twice in 2017 and failed at 75 questions. I was so devastated because I knew I was putting in the work. At my second failure I told my husband I was over with nursing. He told me he has never seen anyone so passionate about being a nurse as I am and he never knew me as that kind of person to accept defeat. With that said I went ahead and started looking for the next review class. Every one was teaching content and I knew I needed a different approach. A friend recommended happynclex and I decided to try this programme. I must say it was my best decision ever. Joan equipped me with the tools I need in order to understand and answer questions especially sata. Her strategies on sata questions made me felt so calm when I saw them come on the screen. I wrote my exam June 2018 took my time and passed with 75 questions. Please people listen to her and follow her teaching. Good luck everyone!

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  13. biancafederiso
    biancafederiso says:

    Hello,
    I want to let you know that I am now an officially RN!!!.
    I just want to share my journey. I’m thankful to Ms. Joan Palmeri for this review. I learned how to answer the nclex question in the right way, because before I’m more in knowledge based, but NCLEX was not that way. It’s more critical thinking and how to be safe nurse, and that’s what I learned on this review. Just follow the steps and practice questions, then trust God. Focus and give your best. The result will be positive. Thank you again Ms. Joan.

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  14. Eunice Ferrer
    Eunice Ferrer says:

    Hi Future RN’s

    If you feel dejected, thinking that you can’t pass NCLEX because you exhaust all the resources that you’ve tried and yet you can’t pass it, if you feel that no matter what you do, your best wasn’t good enough. Well You found the right place to start your journey to become a registered nurse. This program is a Godsend to all future nurses and the ones who failed a lot of times. Trust her process, if you seem skeptical about her program don’t be! I’ll prove you all wrong. I was skeptical at first too but when I learned about her process/program, it is amazing. It’s based on research and I can attest to that because I am a registered nurse now and it’s all thanks to Joan. She’ll help you every step of the way. Here is my story so that you could be inspired that no matter what happens failure doesn’t define you.

    I still can’t believe that I passed my exam since it was just last night that I found out that I finally passed my NCLEX-RN. I have failed a lot of times. I was even thinking of giving up because every time I checked the quick results I always see the word “FAIL”. I was so devastated that I wanted to give up. But since it was my dream I said to myself that I’ll stand up and move forward. I’ll always give my 110% every exam so yeah I failed again but I also think that I learned a lot of things by failing those exams. It served as a motivation to strive harder and persevere. My friend of mine told me about Joan, so I checked her out but I was really skeptical at first but since my friend passed through her program I signed up to check the program out. So I followed her step by step instructions but I failed again but that didn’t stop me from achieving my dreams. So I emailed her my CPR and she told me that I focused too much with the medical terms instead of focusing on the nursing actions. I signed up again to her program since I really believed in her and that next time I’ll take my NCLEX I’ll nail it . So this time around I focused on my patients and imagined I was really taking care of them. It took me 5 hours to complete the 75 questions. I was kinda relieved when the computer shut down but at the same time I don’t know what to feel. Few hours later I was crying thinking I didn’t make it again. After 2 days I didn’t even want to look at my result but when I decided to check it and just accept what may the result is. I can finally say that IM OFFICIALLY A REGISTERED NURSE. I can’t thank you enough Joan for the things you’ve taught us. Words can’t express how grateful I am to you.
    So Future RN’s I wish you all good luck! I know you can do it! There’s a reason why it is called HappyNclex so that you can pass your exam and be happy about it.
    Eunice G. Ferrer RN

    You will fail at some point in your life. Accept it. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. You will suck at something. There is no doubt about it. … Never be discouraged. Never hold back. Give everything you’ve got. And when you fall throughout life — and maybe even tonight after a few too many glasses of champagne — fall forward.
    — Denzel Washington

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  15. Nelson N Balingwe
    Nelson N Balingwe says:

    I am officially an RN this day May 31, 2018 after answering 150 questions in 5.5 hours on Tuesday May 29. I focused on the nursing CONCEPTS (i.e is the nurse teaching, assessing, intervening etc Or Nursing action) throughout the exam. I also took several deep breaths during the exam to control my anxiety. I had a mastery of the key words and how they work. I did not have any problem not understanding a key word. All these came through thanks to our able Joan Palmeri. I recited her voice several times during the exam. For example, she will always say “when a question comes on the screen, take a deep breathe, read the base first and identify the key. Spend enough time in the base and know what they are asking then read the question etc”.
    I graduated 2009 BSN and 2013 MSc from Cameroon (Africa).
    There is no use rushing and getting answers wrong. It’s better to slow down, use your critical thinking skills and get answers right because ‘There is no use running while running a wrong road”.
    It was my turn today, Tomorrow will also be your turn.
    God bless you all.
    Nelson Balingwe RN

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      • Joan Palmeri
        Joan Palmeri says:

        hi Pauline, See the FAQ on the website for the answers to your questions. If you still need help, call the office: 302 359-7917 (weekdays, Eastern time zone)

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  16. Abimbola
    Abimbola says:

    First,I want to thank GOD for His goodness and for sending the “Decoder” Joan Palmeri to help put an end to the fear and failure of the so called ‘beast’ NCLEX.’
    I call Joan a ‘Decoder’ because the Nclex does their thing by coding questions but Joan knows how to decode them. Isn’t that superb? You all can do it.
    Joan, I really appreciate you for you make people’s dream come true with just little amount of money with much to offer, you are indeed God sent. God will continue to heel and strengthen you.

    Having graduated as an international student in 1998, never a bookworm, I have never liked textbooks, I was told I have to study for this test. So I bought different types of textbooks that testers on Youtube said were good which I still never opened till date, while still searching for my kind of thing. I was on facebook sometime when I came across HappyNclex and when I saw the statement ‘You can’t study for Nclex’ I was curious and something inside me said why not try this? There must be a clear way to go about the test. I decided to give it a try and right from the beginning, I was not disappointed.
    I was enjoying the program, especially Webinars because I like to listen, it makes me feel like am in class and it helps when at exam as I would be remembering all that learnt. I played around in the first 2 months then I sent an email to Joan that I was done. Guess what? She knows what she’s doing. She caught me there, and when she asked for my assessments, I was like hmmm what assessment? Then she told me what I skipped over and to go back. I wanted to cry because I had precisely 1 month left for the test. I followed instructions, I memorized the keywords and the other problem solving skills, watched the anxiety videos she posted several times because my first attempt with Nclex, I spent 30 minutes and was done, just because of anxiety. I was shaky and just wanted to get out of the center. Having done everything as Joan instructed, my confidence built up and I was ready. I was focused at the exam after taking deep breath each time questions popped up, then suddenly after like an hour and thirty something minutes, the computer shut down. I immediately called for help and was told I was done so I said I only got to 76! I was told the computer had shut down that it was research questions I had left. Something told me I passed because I already dreamt it.
    The board I registered with doesn’t release or allow one to check result in 48 hours so I kept myself busy by watching movies and reading novels for over one month. I had even forgotten I could call for the result,I dreamt again that someone told me to come takeover my shift then I remembered and called that morning and was told I have a License number that I passed and am officially an RN!!!, I screamed and jump for joy,I checked the website to confirm- May 16 and it’s like a dream so I keep checking even last night I checked to be sure because it has not been mailed.
    I want to encourage everyone that is preparing for the test not to be afraid of the Nclex. Anxiety is that beast and you have to get rid of it. Follow Joan’s instructions, know your keywords and skills by heart, because to me, she made the Nclex look like “what’s up buddy” then on the Nclex I discovered English is very important because you have to know how to interpret the questions which Joan exclusively break down and she is always there for you to answer any questions.

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  17. MarilouAdam
    MarilouAdam says:

    I graduated march 2006 from the Philippines. English is my second language. I had 4 attempts taking nclex rn, 2x in 2007 and 2x in 2017. I thought nclex was a scam because i always failed. I reviewed with the “best” review centers and used the “best” qbank but none of them helped me to pass. I cant find a word how thankful i am when i pass using happynclex. I doubt the program when i was starting but in the end it gives me confidence that i can pass this time. Ms Joan Palmeri and her program is the key for passing my NCLEX RN exam. All in this program covers everything. And most of all trust and believe in yourself as you trust this program. To Ms Joan Palmeri and to this program, i cant thank you enough! I already recommend this program to 3 persons and still counting. This program is worth it. If i can do it, you can too!
    Marilou P. Naniong, BSN, PHRN, SGRN, USRN

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  18. Monique
    Monique says:

    I’m not a big fan of posting online, but if you are reading this message, I just want to let you know that Joan’s methods work! I passed my Nclex-RN on April 21, 2018 with 167 questions and over 5 hours in the test centre. I didn’t worry that I was running out of time. My thought was…the fact that I was still answering questions meant that I was still in the “game” lol. I remained calm. After going through nursing school, please remember that you have the knowledge but sometimes anxiety gets the better of us. This program helps with anxiety and it definitely works. Don’t lose hope….you can do this!!

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  19. Nisan
    Nisan says:

    I graduated nursing school in May of 2015 and took Kaplan review that August. In March of 2017 I was scheduled to sit for NCLEX and had such a fear of testing that I didn’t show. I felt so defeated that I waited until June 2017 to schedule my next attempt. After 240 questions, I failed. I received my CPR in the mail and saw that I was near the passing standard in all categories. I tried again in November of 2017 and failed again after about 130 questions. I stumbled upon something that said “The NCLEX Whisperer”, clicked on it, and started researching Joan Palmeri and what she could do to help me pass. I started happynclex.com in January, and really learned test-taking strategies that I needed to pass the NCLEX. NCLEX fear is real though and almost made me panic like the other times I sat for NCLEX, but there was something different about this time. I was calm, I took deep breaths whenever a SATA question popped up and did what Joan taught me to do (I had 54 SATA, btw), and finally passed NCLEX this past Thursday. What Joan is offering is priceless and I would tell anyone who is struggling with passing NCLEX to stop trying to STUDY for NCLEX and allow Joan to help you learn the test-taking strategies that you need to pass. I’m so happy that I found you, Joan! I’m forever grateful!

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  20. Uzoamaka Akporotu
    Uzoamaka Akporotu says:

    I passed on my first try at 76 questions in 2 hours. Am a foreign educated nurse from Nigeria. I left nursing school 19years ago. I Studied for less than 3 months. I was very anxious before I joined the happynclex team. The critical thinking skills and management of the threat response are so invaluable.Any one can pass the NCLEX by following all that is shared here am grateful!!!
    I want to thank Joan for following the inspiration and the motivation to create a program like this. Every question I asked had always been promptly answered.For those who look forward to a day like this, I say, be relentless!! Dont give up or give over to anxiety. If I can do it so can you!

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  21. Nuha Jiffry
    Nuha Jiffry says:

    If you have found yourself on this website and have reached the end of my post, don’t turn back! Visiting this site is the first step to you passing the nclex! I graduated in December of 2016, wrote my nclex for the first time in May 2017 and failed (145 Q’s in 3 hrs). I felt defeated, unmotivated, and genuinely thought I had exhausted all of my options to help me pass..until, a friend of mine, who was also in the same boat as me passed after using HappyNCLEX.

    With one month left to write my nclex for the second time, I joined happynclex and it was the best decision. This program prepares you in all aspects. Joan’s approach is something like I’ve never seen before, and through her videos she was able to motivate and encourage me to believe and lean on my own strengths and knowledge as a student and as a nurse. After just a couple videos, I had a completely new mindset and felt excited to write my nclex and PASS.

    A month later, on March 12, 2018, I officially achieved something I felt was impossible to achieve just a month prior to. This time, I used Joan’s advice.. I slowed down, read key words, took my time where it was needed and passed after writing 79 Q’s in 5 hrs!
    Thank you Joan!

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    • Charlotte
      Charlotte says:

      Hi Nuba what program did u use to prepare for the 1st attempt? Besides happy nclex, did u uss anything else for the 2nd attempt and how much did it cost you for the month?

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  22. RN
    RN says:

    My journey started in 2011 Lpn 265 questions passed. Then 2013 graduated RN. I tried the following: ATi 2014-1st attempt failed then I paid for Kaplan (they use the expected/unexpected method)-2014 (did not feel confident and forfeited) Ready to Pass (Content driven course) -2016 failed
    Now: Happy NCLEX and U world—85 questions in 2.5 hours…Joan your program is unique and focuses on managing anxiety and sharpening test taking skills! You are a Genius!!!For everyone out there, Joan is very understanding, please do not hesitate to reach out to her 🙂
    Thank you for everything!

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  23. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    I can finally say that I passed my NCLEX RN on March 9th, 75 questions in just under 4 hrs (including 2 breaks). I am a Canadian RN, graduated in 2007 (BScN), worked in Critical Care until 2010 when my son was born and moved to the USA in 2012, and had my daughter in 2013. Last year at this time (after going through a terrible divorce and now as a single mom) I decided I wanted to start the process to getting licensed here in the USA. I had multiple steps to take but finally got my ATT last fall, at which time I time started training with Joan. I set my test date for Dec 23rd 2017. I marched in that test room with the skills that Joan taught me, but what I wasn’t truly prepared for was the stress response that hit me like a brick wall and when I sat down to test it was like I completely forgot to use my skills and just answered questions, desperately looking at the clock and questions count. All I wanted was for the test to shutoff at 75. Well it shut off at 75 but I failed, miserably. I felt defeated, embarrassed, etc., but picked myself up and set to test again on March 9th 2018. This time around was completely different. I went in there armed with my skills, and even though that stress response was there, I was able to shut it down by working through each and every question the way that Joan taught me. I did it even if I knew the answer. I had about 30-35 SATA questions, mind numbing…. Anyways, I took the last break at 3.5 hours in and was only at question number 65. I was concerned that if I had to write all 265 I would run out of time. So I went out, had an apple and a piece of cheese to boost my brain and went back in there. I hit question 75 and the computer shut off. I was relieved and scared at the same time because I wasn’t sure how I did. Anyways, in less than 48 hrs I checked quick results and I passed. I was elated, felt like I had been released from prison and won the lottery all at the same time. What a feeling! I want to encourage anyone doing this that you CAN do it, you just need to focus on the skills Joan is teaching, stop studying content and follow her program exactly as she has it. Do not underestimate that stress response and realize that Joan teaches us to answer questions the way she does to reduce that response. It’s brilliant and it works!! All the best to all of you in your journey. And to Joan, thank you so much for commitment and dedication to helping us get to where we need to be, you are truly one of a kind!!!!

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  24. jielamay
    jielamay says:

    I graduated college in the Philippines in 2009, then married and moved to the USA in 2011. Like many of the stories I’ve read here, mine has a similar fate. I previously self-studied the material and passed the Board of Nursing exam in the Philippines, but when attempting the NCLEX here in the USA, the results were not as favorable. I thought I knew the material like many others whom have failed before. I tried a different review each time, and I kept going back, time and time again attempting to beat the NCLEX. Much to my demise, the NCELX was the 5 time winner…. THAT IS UNTIL I DISCOVERED JOAN PALMERI…. She gave me the skills and ability to find the confidence the NCLEX had ripped from me. It wasn’t easy, but if you follow her plan of 4 study hours daily, 30 mins exercise, meditation, a balanced diet, and especially PRAYER, you’ll be surprised how well it’ll work for you. I’d almost given up hope, but the remedial review and one on one coaching Joan has perfected, gave me the skills and knowledge to pass the NCLEX. I’ll sing the praises of this course to all upcoming nurses and foreign students I meet allowing them the best possible practices in preparation for the exam. THANK YOU JOAN. You’re God sent Blessing to me. 🙂

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    • Jun T
      Jun T says:

      Hey kabayan. How are you? I just saw this website and this forum. Gonna take exam soon. I thinking to use this as well i got only 3 weeks more.

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  25. Zada
    Zada says:

    “WOOW I AM OFFICIALLY US-RN”
    It would not have been possible without Happynclex.
    Before Joining this program:
    – I used to cram a lot.
    – Used to be restless
    -Used to be more active on social media and spending my valuable time talking with toxic and negative peoples.
    – Used to cry
    – Was full of fears
    – No idea about how to tackle the problem rather used to focus on medical terminologies
    – used to search companies like Kaplan, Hurst and Remar review once in a while and used to compare price.
    – Used to doubt whether this happynclex program will be good or not? Whether reviews on this website are true or not?
    After Joining Happynclex:
    – Felt confident
    – was able to concentrate full 4.45 hours on only Qs nothing else
    – motivated & relaxed
    – Was able to control uncertain situation now.
    – Followed each and every suggestions as much as I can. She is 100% true on what she speaks. And what she is doing. Helping the anxious nurses like me to become confident and competent in certain way is incredible, and amazing.
    I spent 225$. I feel like every single cent was worth it. I had no regret even single second on my money that I had invested. This drastic change in my thought pattern and behavior is only possible with Joan Palmeri. I salute her each and every package of strategies. Which made possible to pass NCLEX-RN with flying colors.
    If you are reading this post please don’t think twice to subscribe. Just subscribe this program and pass NCLEX-RN with research based skills.
    I nailed it. I believe you too can.

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  26. Kenshia
    Kenshia says:

    Hello,
    I want to thank Joan and the happy NCLEX family for my NCLEX journey. I passed my LPN exam with 174 questions. This was my second time taking the exam, with the first one being a year ago. I graduated Aug. 2016 and took my exam Dec. 12th 2016. When I received the news that I failed, did the PVT trick an hour afterwards, I was devastated. In school you hear all the horror stories concerning the exam and boy was I one of the students whom felt I needed to know ALL nursing content prior to taking the exam. After I failed, my grandmother, went on hospice so I took time to spend with her until her death. A month after we buried her in March 2017, my cousin was killed by his girlfriend, I did not mention my uncle unexpectedly died in his sleep a week before my graduation. This same cousin that was killed, was the first son of the uncle that had died. Death had not visited my family since 92 so this was a very sad time for my family and I. My anxiety was through the roof and I was grieving , whereas it lead me into a deep depression.

    I purchased HappyNclex the first time I took my exam. But can honestly say , I had so much going on that I was not focused enough and do the things Joan had taught me to do. To be honest with myself , I never made it pass Step one in the program. I still had the mindset that she maybe correct but I need more content! So after I failed, i also purchased two other programs, plus I had some “famous” audios from someone and listened to them as well. I purchased UWorld and NCLEX mastery, all during the first half of 2017.

    Towards the end of the year after reviewing ALL of that material, I was lead to give Joan’s program another chance. And I am here to tell you, after spending hundreds on “content stuff” nothing could have gotten me through than Happy Nclex! The strategies are amazing and no matter what you review for this exam, you will never know what you are going to get. Joan was understanding to some more issues that came up, she paused my program and had to extend it a few times. She never gave up on me and always made me feel secure and very hopeful that I can too pass this exam. I have very bad test anxiety and I can honestly say that I went in this time and it was just like another home practice day.

    Do as she tells you and I promise you will pass. The content is already in you! You don’t need expensive programs to help you go over content. You need to focus on How To Answer the questions, relax, and know that you will never know all the drugs, nor every disease in nursing! I got questions on things I never heard of and I tackled each question one by one and visualized me being in that particular setting , during that particular question. Trust her and you will definitely pass! Thanks again Joan and you will definitely hear from me again!

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  27. Cheyenne.dillon23
    Cheyenne.dillon23 says:

    Hi there, I am finally a registered nurse and I want to share my story with you guys. I graduated from a community college in May of 2016. When I had taken the predictor, it told me I had a 98% chance of passing! The first time I took my test was in July 2016 and at the time I had an uncle who was very ill and the weekend before my test he took a turn for the worst. This was very traumatic & I couldn’t concentrate at all during my test. I got about 110 questions in about 2 hours…..WAY too fast. So I picked myself up after I failed and began to study again. I had used ATI, Hurst, Kaplan, Exam Cram, NCLEX mastery, Etc. So I tested again in September 2016, I received 265 questions and felt pretty good about it but I failed again. I took some time off but began to study again and I tested again in November 2016, receiving 265 questions again and failing again. At this point I had to take a board certified remedial course with would take 90 days and I would have to go back and do 96 hours of clinical. So after all this my 4th attempt was May 2017 and I received 265 AGAIN and failed AGAIN. At this point I felt completely lost, I wasn’t sure this was even what I wanted to do anymore. I also had a very negative step parent who put me down any chance he got. Well I was on some facebook pages asking for any guidance at all and that when I heard about HAPPY NCLEX! BEST DECISION I EVER MADE! Joan is the best, all you need to defeat this beast is some problem solving skills which is what Joan teaches you. Listen to everything she says. I took the NCLEX for the 5th time December 2017, receiving 141 questions. I felt pretty good about and I was right to because I FINALLY passed! I became an RN December 16th 2017. My only complaint is that I didn’t know about Joan after the first time I tested! Please NEVER EVER give up!

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  28. Sandhya Neupane
    Sandhya Neupane says:

    I am an international student who was struggling a lot for passing Nclex. I studied a lot of content for about 4 months and attempted my exam for the 1st time but I couldn’t pass. Then one of my friend recommended me happy nclex. I thought of giving a try, then I was able to understand what nclex really is. nclex is not about knowing all content and finally I passed my Nclex with 75 questions. What I feel is, Nclex about knowing a basic knowledge and knowing the test taking skills and You can learn those test taking skills from Happy Nclex. Her startegy really works. My suggestion to future test takers, Don’t stress in content, do how Joan trains you, Practice questions, Take time when answering questions. These are the keys to pass nclex. Best of Luck for future RN.

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    • Monika
      Monika says:

      Sandhya neupane congratulations at first 👏👏 ra kei kura sodhna maan lagyo about happy nclex kasto cha katiko faida ramro cha…sabai kura kasto kasto include garcha?

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      • Sandhya
        Sandhya says:

        Its really a good program for international students like us who are totally unknown about applying critical thinking skills in questions. You should give a try. Its really worth.

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  29. alvindaug
    alvindaug says:

    I am an international nurse who migrated in a country that requires NCLEX to practice as an RN. Although, I studied for another two years for upgrading I still failed taking NCLEX for the third attempt. It was in facebook that I read something about Happy NCLEX that teaches exam strategies and problem-solving skills. After that devastating failure on Juy 19, 2017, though it’s hard to move on, I finally signed up Happy NCLEX on September. At first, I doubted the format of the program because I am so worried about learning contents. Nevertheless, I still followed the program. In just two weeks, I saw results not in my score in practice doing questions in my qbank but in my mood after doing exercise 20 minutes per day and doing medications/prayers.

    I continued with the program and I realized that my score indeed improved. But I did not trust because I was using uworld for months I get familiar with some questions. I tried answering the questions in my own Joan posted in the webinar group practice and my score was too low. I moved my exam twice and Joan and her team were so supportive, extended my subscription with no added cost. Finally, the day comes, I did not got a good sleep prior to the exam but I tried to relax. My exam reached to 150 with 6 hours. In the middle, I was tempted to answer too fast because my mind is telling me that I will be reaching 265 questions or I will be running out of time. But I made a decision that I will take my time answering the questions. Indeed, my time runs out. I left the room at peace. The following day I received an email from my board and congratulated me that I passed. What a release!

    I realized that my previous attempts were failed because mainly of unmanaged anxiety and not-knowing the mechanics of NCLEX. I am glad I enrolled Joan”s program. There is no way I can pass that exam without her training no matter how much content I will be having. Her program really tackles what is exactly needed to pass the exam. She really know what test taker needs. Some are saying that Joan is not an RN and how can she coached someone to become an RN. But I can testify that she knew how to answer NCLEX questions more than anybody knows even those who are in this field for decades.

    Thank yoiu Joan for your unselfish desire to help us got our license and realized our dream.

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  30. Stellaruby
    Stellaruby says:

    I passed!!!! The best feeling in the world when you see that pass after a couple of fails. I gave up hope before joining happynclex, I felt so defeated. I graduated school with honors and couldn’t pass this exam. I was so hesitant to join the program because I spent so much on other programs that showed me no results.
    The best decision I have made was signing up to happynclex. I realized the first day, how Joan’s approach was different then others. She gave me back the confidence I never thought I would get again. And helped me realize that I had all the content knowledge I needed I just wasn’t applying it correctly.
    Joan I honestly think if it wasn’t for you and your program I would be going on a repeat cycle of testing. I did it this time 75 Questions 2.5 hours. I’m finally an RN. Do step by step what Joan tells you and this will be your last time retesting.

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    • David
      David says:

      Congrats on becoming an RN!! i’ve test multiple times i feel defeated. Does this program teach some content knowledge, because i;ve been out of school for a while. Also what test bank did you use? Thanks!!

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  31. shannon
    shannon says:

    Hello fellow students and future nurses! I need to start off by saying we all have our stories….what brought us to want to become nurses…or further or education… I was a LPN for 10 years before I finished my degree as a RN. I worked full time and did my bridging program distance education ….trying my best to find my balance… through this journey I got pregnant and was forced to leave my clinical rotation to be on bed rest. I had my beautiful son, and would do it ALL over again! I took my whole year maternity leave off (I’m Canadian) before I redid my clinical leaving my son at 11 months. I went back to work full time after my clinical (again Canada check with your union for education leave so you have job security). I then had my preceptorship left after working for 4 months…. I can’t begin to say once kids were involved what a game changer…. my drive to be better and finish my degree…nclex successfully was taking its toll on me. I was out of school for so long and thought this is it one last clinical and I’m done. When clinical was over I took 1 month to study for the NCLEX, and……wrote for the entire 6 hours and ran out of time…I left feeling like a failure…. I got my results and was “near passing standard” in all areas but one “above passing standard.”
    I took a month to cry and feel sorry for myself…..then told myself you are a mother …you have come this far……..you are doing this for your son to show him at any age you can pursue your dreams and succeed….snap out of it, you new it wouldn’t be easy!
    I went back to basics- Joan’s program to get practice and to answer questions and problem solve…..and find my balance and myself again!

    This time I did the prep every second day, and made time for my son and work and my husband who works away over half the month.
    I took about 2 months to review. I wrote the exam for the second time, for over 5 hours. At 130ish questions, 8 days later got the news….one sentence- congrats on passing the NCLEX.(do NOT worry about time…listen to Joan…practice about the same time as you schedule the exam shit the clock OFF, AND FOCUS on the question in front of you.)

    Please stay strong you can do it! It took me over 5 years to get my degree…..find your balance and tutor….but if anything make SURE you have your core content reviewed well before getting Joan and uworld or what ever you choose to use for review then it becomes EASY and WAY less stress before your big exam.
    Good luck and thank you Joan again!!!!!!
    Shannon RN

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  32. Natalie Hall
    Natalie Hall says:

    HappyNCLEX is absolutely amazing! I will start off by saying I was skeptical about how this program would help me in the beginning, but I was going to try anything to pass, and I’m thrilled I chose to go on this journey with Joan. It is far different from anything you have done and will ever do to prepare for the NCLEX. You must trust Joan’s methods and recommendations on how to prepare yourself not only knowledge wise, but physically and mentally as well. This program will teach you to believe in yourself and ways to accomplish anything you set your mind to. You will be a nurse before you know it, IF you do every single thing Joan tells you to do. Allow time to prepare, put all your notes and books away, and start this journey!!

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  33. TrustInGod
    TrustInGod says:

    I’m so happy to say I’m now an LVN! If you want to pass Joan is the way to go listen to her. Follow her exactly. Don’t second guess yourself you will surly pass! I failed NCLEX 4x and with her help I passed the 5th time. Joan is amazing and understanding, she will work with you hand in hand until you pass. I’m not just saying this because I passed but as crazy as it sounds you don’t need content. Do yourself a favor and learn problem solving skills. I promise you if you trust yourself, put your faith in God, and problem solve, you can pass.

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  34. Jim Caufield
    Jim Caufield says:

    I experienced this program vicariously through my wife. I watched her use other study aids that simple bombarded her with sample questions. Guess what? It didn’t work and she was unable to pass the NCLEX exam.

    With time running out, she stumbled upon the ‘NCLEX Whisperer’ and everything changed. For the first time she was taught HOW to develop the necessary problem solving skills to determine what the exam questions were really asking. She learned how to apply her body of knowledge to the exam, not memorize answers.

    Joan Palmeri is very ‘hands on’ – this is not a course where you are given a canned program and left on your own. She is patient, firm and quickly zeroed-in on the gaps in my wife’s decision making skills. My wife’s confidence grew and her performance on practice exams improved until she was continuously passing them. As the test date neared Joan coached her on how to prepare for the ‘big day’. She took the exam with a confidence I had never seen before. You can imagine my families joy days later when she received her nursing license number in the mail!

    This program is the Real Deal. If you are hesitant about committing to it I urge you to give it a chance. It works!

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  35. Chantal Roberts
    Chantal Roberts says:

    I’m so late but I want to thank you so so much, after many many NCLEX reviews not working for me, taking my boards multiple times and on top of all that have a learning Disability (dyslexia) I pass my boards… you are Amazing

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  36. Rupinder
    Rupinder says:

    I took my NCLEX exam in April and I failed in spite of good content knowledge. But this year I passed the NCLEX!! I’m so happy. I would like to say two things about Joan. The first thing is, she helped me learn new skills and improve on my test taking. She is an excellent teacher, and also helps you understand questions better than you think. The second thing is, she guided me step-by-step to understand questions and answer strategies. Thank you so much Joan!! Love u!! ( 👩🏻 💕👱🏻‍♀️)

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  37. ellen alvarez
    ellen alvarez says:

    i took the exam 3times already and all i saw was failure. i feel so helpless knowing that i put all my effort in many many months. I enrolled in hurst and answered couple of test questions that is recommended (la charity, uworld, kaplan 2016 2017). Ive joined the uworld forum in fb and found out about happynclex. Ive read awesome reviews, so i wanna gave chance and try. At first step im surprised with the uniqueness of the program. i always told myself if others pass using her strategy why not me. So i pay attention in every word of Joan. I consistently follow all her instructions. And im shock with my scores in uworld or homepractice are skyrocket. Her teachings makes me feel smarter than ever. Nclex is very challenging on me because of the language barrier, working fulltime at nighshift, and i have a kid plus im in my first trimester pregnancy (headache, nausea/vomiting). But Joan showed a great great advice that saves all my issue and passed in 80 questions in a very easy way. I actually dont know how to thank her until now. I should have known her earlier so i wont suffer that long, pouring a lot of money and time in other prep. She showed me how to handle stressful life and Im gonna keep it forever.
    Ellen Alvarez, RN, USRN

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  38. Shahzy
    Shahzy says:

    Happy NCLEX with Joan Palmeri is by far the best program to prepare you for the NCLEX exam. As a repeat test-taker, I had used previous programs that are more well known, but obviously I did not pass with those programs. After using Happy NCLEX, I can finally say that I am now a Registered Nurse!! Trust Joan and her methods and you will not lose! It is true that all you need are the right critical thinking skills. Forget about stressing over content and focus on learning the skills that you need to pass in her program!

    ~Shahzaade Robinson, BSN, RN
    FLORIDA

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  39. Dawn Lee Wolven
    Dawn Lee Wolven says:

    Let me start out by saying I graduated From my RN course in May of 2016. My college gave us Kaplan and for some dumb reason I just couldn’t learn to hug that stupid tree. It might be a good program but it just didn’t work for me. Now I have worked in the nursing field For total of 24 years starting as a CNA and then an LPN. It was truly a calling from God. So I graduated with a B average And I was very proud of myself and still am. Before I Started this HappyNclex.com program I had already taken my RN test 5 times. I felt defeated, devastated and distraught. I couldn’t understand for the world of me what I was doing wrong after all I felt I did really good during the whole nursing course while I was in college. I was at my breaking point and ready to just give up and throw in the towel. While accepting that all I would ever be is an LPN. Not that being an LPN is bad I just wanted more. Because of this I had truly lost all my confidence. And felt that my many years of experience were a waste of time. So a lady that I had met on one of the nursing sites who I became good friends with told me about this program with Joan. She was taking this program also and by the way she has passed and received RN because this amazing program. With my friends insistence, I figured, What do I have to lose? When I started this program the first time I didn’t follow it the way I should have at and when it was time to retest again I failed. I was feeling extremely discouraged and crying. I emailed Joan and she suggested I take a one-on-one session with her. She gave me the confidence I need to push forward and continue with the program. So the 2nd time I followed her program to the letter. I listened to everything word she said, stayed positive and followed her instructions on practicing not studying. I continued the program the way it should be done. I put signs all over my house that said I AM THANKFUL THAT I PASSED MY RN BOARDS. THANK YOU JESUS!!!! I continued to work full time 12 hour shifts as an LPN I took a few days off before my test to prepare. On my test day I prayed before during and after my test I walked out feeling very confident I just knew I passed I felt it. I Had 97 questions And finished in 3 and 1/2 hours I took my sweet time like Joan told me to. I read and reread each question followed Joan’s instruction regarding key words, and how to read SATA and along with much perseverance as of September 14th 2017, I am officially a Registered Nurse and obtained a job as a Unit Manager. HappyNclex.com is not only worth every penny you spend, it is an amazing program and if you follow Joan and her instruction the right way you’ll pass your boards.

    Thank you for everything Joan! I am truly blessed for meeting you and taking your amazing program!!!!!!

    Dawn W.
    NEW YORK

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    • dan
      dan says:

      hello, i am very moved by your testimony. i just took my NCLEX-RN for the 5th time on Oct 26, 2017. I did not pass. I have studied ATI, Saunders, Kaplan, LaCharity, and Uworld. My classmates are passing left and right and it seems it’s no problem for them. If they can pass, i can also.
      I will be purchasing the Happy Nclex before i take it again for the 6th time.
      Wish me luck. and next time. I will be writing my own testimony on here.

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      • Dawn Lee Wolven
        Dawn Lee Wolven says:

        Thank you I am sorry I didn’t see this before Good luck and never give up. keep the faith. I am here if you want to be encouraged.

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  40. Marie
    Marie says:

    On Day 1 of using Happy NCLEX I KNEW that I made the right decision! With Joan’s guidance throughout my NCLEX preparation this second time around, I was able to strengthen myself in so many areas to help me not only tackle the boards but to tackle life in general. Her approach covers everything from test-taking skills, organizational skills, content information, stress and anxiety management, along with developing a positive mindset!
    In the beginning of this year, I failed the NCLEX for the first time and used so many overwhelming resources. Thankfully I was referred to Joan by a classmate and the following week, I officially registered for Happy NCLEX. Registering was LITERALLY one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. When I watched the first introductory videos of my open pass, I felt like Joan was talking directly to me and understood how I felt defeated and drained from not passing the NCLEX. To study, I dedicated each week day for a couple of months. The test bank I used with Happy NCLEX was UWorld and together with Joan’s test-taking strategies and reviews, I became accustomed to how to dissect each question along with its responses. I grew more and more confident as each day passed by.
    Like anything in life, it will take effort on your behalf but when you have the motivation and commit yourself, you will certainly achieve it! I will say that I had to put aside time for simply just me so that I could study. I’m the kind of person that tends to say yes to everything but I realized at this point that I had to start saying no to things and make time for myself. I purposely put myself in a good studying environment away from any distractions. Once I did all this, my mind was focused on passing the NCLEX.
    When it came to the test day, I was SO READY! I knew I was going to pass and under 100 questions. Lo and behold, I did! When I passed I was overjoyed and I had Joan and Happy NCLEX to thank for this remarkable moment in my life!
    Joan is such a motivational and encouraging mentor! Her dedication and commitment to providing the best strategies and advice is so incredible. Through HappyNCLEX she has helped so many reach their goal of becoming a registered nurse! I am seriously SO grateful for Joan and Happy NCLEX!!!!

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  41. Lindsey
    Lindsey says:

    It comes as no surprise that after failing the NCLEX the first time around with 75 questions, I felt defeated! However, I found HappyNclex soon after my first test and that’s when things turned around for me. Joan reminded me to take my time throughout the program, which was a key factor for me during my re-test. Staying calm and taking my time is what I believe was the difference between my first try and this attempt. Joan instills the necessary SKILLS to pass the NCLEX rather than memorizing “content” that may or may not show up on your exam. To pass this exam, one must be equally physically and mentally ready with confidence and controlled anxiety. I strongly believe this course provides the mental and physical steps needed to pass the NCLEX if you follow them! I am so grateful to have found this program and Joan truly is there to HELP! Trust her words and training and you will also succeed! It’s your turn to pass this test!

    Best wishes to all of you,

    Lindsey, BSN, RN!

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  42. Samantha
    Samantha says:

    The first time I took NCLEX was 75 questions in 45 minutes and failed. My anxiety, which I thought was controlled, was not. After finding that I failed, I felt incredibly lost but then someone recommended me Joan’s program. Joan provided a structure for me to get back on my feet and to motivate me to never give up. She taught me how to control my anxiety and learn how to take my time when testing. I retested and passed the second time in 75 questions in an hour and a half. Thank you Joan.

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  43. jgreslik77
    jgreslik77 says:

    Hi Joan,
    I just want to say thank you so much for such a wonderful program. You truly work miracles!!! I failed the exam my first time around and it was heartbreaking, disappointing and I felt broken. I came across your name in another Facebook page called NCLEX-UWORLD and I thought, what the hell what can it hurt to just look at it. So I purchased your program about 5 weeks ago with my test date being August 23rd. I did all the steps and I did all the practice questions and home practice tests and exams. I am proud to say that I am now a REGISTERED NURSE and I will be starting my new career as a Labor&Delivery nurse in September!!! I wish I would’ve found you the first go round. Thanks again for all of you help and encouragement. As I took my exam I saw you and heard you in my head. I took deep breaths, I did stretches and I talked through the questions (apparently I was talking out loud because I was tapped on my shoulder and she told me only mouth the words not same them LOL). So I just wanted to say thanks Joan you’re a great instructor and a wonderful inspiration. I will be recommending you to everyone I know that needs to face the BEAST aka NCLEX!
    Thanks ever so much!!!!
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Jamie BSN, RN

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  44. Nestor Yalong Jr
    Nestor Yalong Jr says:

    I PASSED!! Nestor Yalong Jr RN! I could not have passed without Joan’s guidance and support. I’ll be honest- in the beginning I was apprehensive about how Joan can help me. But when I was able to let go and trust “The Joan way” I saw my UWORLD scores go up and my confidence grew. If I can give any advice it would be just to let go and trust Joan. Stop studying!! Joan is right this exam is not about studying but practicing your skills. Forget all the pass programs you used and put your books down. Thank You Joan!!

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  45. Natalie
    Natalie says:

    But without FAITH it is impossible….for he that cometh must BELIEVE (Heb 11:6). If you are a repeat test taker or taking NCLEX for the first time and just hearing about Joan and HAPPYNCLEX, and wondering if you should try this programme…you must first have FAITH and BELIEVE that this is the programme for you.I am a Caribbean trained nurse so NCLEX material is pretty new for me. Ive been preparing for one whole year from April 2016. My first attempt at NCLEX was February 2017, after 160 questions I failed. Devastated! I didnt feel like continuing until I heard about HAPPYNCLEX. I exercised my FAITH & BELIEVED that this has to be it because I was tired of wasting time with other test prep companies.Theres a saying “IF YOU WANT SOMETHING YOU NEVER HAD, THEN YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING YOUVE NEVER DONE.” With that reminder I signed up for HAPPYNCLEX. Joan’s approach is holistic-mental (use of calm.com &meditation), physical( requirement of 20mins exercise daily) and spiritual( prayer at the end of readiness videos). It encompasses the whole being. Dont worry about content, what you need is the test taking strategies/skills to do well. Like the game “Simon says”…do exactly what Joan says and you will be successful. On July 24,2017 I stepped in that test centre confident with my nerves calm, this time I did 80 questions. My anxiety came awaiting results. I checked results 4 days later- I PASS!!! Thank you Joan and HAPPYNCLEX for contributing to my success. May God continue to bless you and your programme as you continue to be a blessing to others. For repeat test takers, not because you failed once, twice or even three times means that you are gonna fail again. Have FAITH & BELIEVE in yourself. TRUST GOD.

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  46. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Hands up to Joan!! I graduated from PI in 2011 and came here and was a repeater many times. At first, I was skeptic when a friend of mine referred her website to me and she said she has no qbank. I said a NCLEX review website without a qbank? Are you kidding me? but since I tried everything why not. I checked her youtube posts and just followed my instinct and availed her program within that day. The skills she teaches, technique are all well balanced mind body and soul just like a holistic approach coaching! She is tough but again she IS RIGHT! And she knows what she is doing and just sharing her years of experience and knowledge to all of us. Very approachable on her private coaching that you will never be scared to ask silly questions, she answered all of my questions professionaly.
    Aug 4, 2017 the big day, went to the test center with confidence knowing I do not know everything BUT I have my skills testing with me and that made me felt secure. Status: Pass 🙂

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  47. Charmaine Rivera
    Charmaine Rivera says:

    To Ms. Joan thank you so much for helping us make our dreams come true!! I am a repeat test taker, graduated 2011 and a foreign graduate. I highly recommend Ms. Joan’s program trust me it’s WORTH it. Follow all her instructions, focus and embrace your FAILURES. Whenever you feel tired and lazy make the videos your podcast it helped me and above all PRAY!

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  48. olga montano
    olga montano says:

    Hi Joan!

    Thank you once again! I passed NCLEX with 75 questions only. I answered each questions using your ways. Every time I read the questions, I remembered your advice especially when it comes to SATA. I also conquered my anxiety.

    I really recommend happynclex to everyone. It’s worth it. Trust me.

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  49. Kelliann
    Kelliann says:

    Future Nurses, Don’t give up!!! I graduated from an LPN to RN program. Thought I pretty much had the NCLEX in bag because I passed the LPN-NCLEX first time. I knew what to expect, just thought I had to “brush up” on some material….WRONG! Failed the RN-NCLEX 4 times. I used it all… the books and test prep companies, still could not pass. I happen to stumble upon happyNCLEX on Facebook and decided to look into it. BEST decision I could have made. Joan will breakdown every type of NCLEX question and demonstrate how to critically think your way to an answer. It wasn’t content that was keeping me from passing, it was the fact I didn’t know how to properly use critical thinking. After working with Joan I saw the NCLEX in a new way. Also a benefit to this program is learning how to control your stress/anxiety, one area I really needed help with. The morning I tested on July 28, 2017, my nerves were the calmest they had ever been and I felt more comfortable in my ability to critically think. On Sunday July 30, when I viewed my results, I officially became an RN. Joan is the reason I passed and for that I will be forever grateful! Follow the program exactly how it is set up and things will start making sense and fall into place. You can do it! Stay positive, keeping pushing forward, and remember to take it one day at a time. Thank you Joan!!!!!

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  50. Sarah Sumibcay
    Sarah Sumibcay says:

    Thank you, Joan Palmeri, for you and your wonderful program, you are a true blessing!! I passed my NCLEX-RN exam thanks to your program and guidance. Joan was very kind to me and helped me keep my mind focused, body healthy and be exam ready! She was right on all points, especially about the importance of knowing that you will not know everything but will be able to answer with problem-solving skills (as shown step by step in her program). I am honestly speechless right now, this is the second time that I took the exam and I could not have done it without God and this program. Never give up on your dreams!!!! I wasted my money the first time using HURST program, it did NOT help me pass the first time. I used this program and trusted that I had enough nursing knowledge to pass. I am happy to say that I can call myself an RN.

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  51. Briana
    Briana says:

    Thank you Joan!!! With your help I was able to pass the NCLEX, I am a repeat tester and I was feeling devastated. I felt as if I was not smart enough to be a nurse. With Joan’s help and her test teaching strategies, learning to talk yourself through each question, and to remain calm, is what helped me through the test. Even when I got a question that I had no earthly idea what it was talking about, I was still able to make an educated guess. I can not thank you enough Joan!!!

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  52. Charise Gordon
    Charise Gordon says:

    I highly recommend this program! Joan is more than just the NCLEX Whisperer, she is A-MA-ZING!!
    I am repeat test taker and had it not been for Joan, I would not be reporting that I passed. This program was hands down a game changer for me. Her live webinar demonstrations and mental model concept she teaches helped me get through all 265 questions. I was able to take a deep breath and picture myself in each question and view it as an actual patient. All other programs tell you that you need critical thinking skills and that you need look for the key word in the question but NONE of them show you exactly how to do that. JOAN DOES! If you are reading this and are skeptical just read all the past testimonies and really ask yourself, do I need content or do I need problem solving skills? You will never have all the content and Joan will teach you how to answer the question even when you don’t know the content. Had I discovered this program long ago, I am sure I would not have had to introduce myself as a repeat tester. Please recommend to any and all recent nursing grads so they can pass the first time and stop this cycle of repeat test takers. Best of luck to you all and I wish you a bright future in nursing. CAG, RN

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  53. MELISSA CLARK
    MELISSA CLARK says:

    I would like to tell my story in hopes that it will inspire one of you:
    I graduated nursing school in Dec. 2013, sat for my first attempt in March 2014, I failed, I was devastated, how were all my classmates passing and not me, I started to really doubt myself. I sat for a second time in August 2015, I failed again, I continued to study between my first and second attempt, what went wrong, now I am thinking I’m not smart enough to be a nurse. Both attempts the tree method did not help me, I needed something else. I found Joan in Sep. 2016, I still doubted myself, after 2 fails well I started to believe I would fail again. I worked with Joan for some time, I will be honest I rescheduled about 5 times. Joan was there with me every step of the way always guiding me and giving words of encouragement, I love Joan for that, I needed that!!! I sat for my third attempt June 27th, this was my time, there was no rescheduling. I remained calm but after 5 hours and question 125, I thought oh my gosh not again, I wanted to answer the questions faster, I was running out of time. I could hear Joan’s voice stay calm, don’t worry about the time stay focused, so I took a deep breath and carried on. I found out on July 7th that I did pass my NCLEX, I owe that to Joan. Listen to her and reach out to her, she is in your corner. And its true about content some of the questions I would had never known to study that. Thank you sooooo much Joan, you truly are the NCLEX whisper!!!!!

    Melissa, RN

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  54. Morgan
    Morgan says:

    Joan is absolutely amazing! Everything she teaches you, is for the best. At first I was a little hesitant to do the exercise and meditation everyday, but just like she said, it truly makes the BIGGEST difference. AND I love that she constantly said it’s not about doing as many questions as possible because in nursing school they always told us the only way to pass is do a million questions. That is most definitely not the case! It’s about knowing how to answer the NCLEX questions and Joan made that possible. I did exactly what she teaches, the day of boards, and I passed the first time with 75 questions. What I can say was the most helpful for me was the videos about anxiety and how to get rid of test anxiety. I have always had the worst test anxiety, and I would always let it get in the way of my testing in nursing school. With Joan my anxiety disappeared!! I can’t thank you enough Joan for helping make this possible for me. HANDS DOWN BEST COURSE!

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  55. luis
    luis says:

    Let me be straight. No way I would’ve passed nclex without Joan’s help. I am three time repeater, three times in a row I got 265 questions. I used all reviews courses. I spend thousands of dollars. I did thousands of questions but nothing helped me. I was just about to give up when one of my friends who also struggled to pass nclex three time pass it and told me about Joan so I bought it, however I was very uncertain about the course. I was telling myself that this is probably another instructor who wants to make money but as soon I started watching her videos I felt this is a piece that was missing in my puzzle. I passed nclex in 122 questions. I had around 50 sata questions and 6 drag and drop that was very hard but with Joan strategies it looked very manageable because she literally taught me how to think. thank very much Joan thank very much

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  56. LaToya Gilbert
    LaToya Gilbert says:

    Hello all,

    I finished my nursing program in December 2016. I sat for the NCLEX for the first time in March and failed. I felt devastated but I knew I had to keep going. My friend told me about happynclex with Joan and although I was hesitant, I gave it a try. The test taking strategies that Joan teaches you is amazing. I did the program for the entire time that was allotted and took my time going through it. I was more confident going into taking my test the second time around and honestly it seemed so much easier after learning the skills and applying them, that is taught in this program. I sat for the NCLEX again on July 10 and I PASSED !!!! If I can do it anyone can. Believe in yourself and have faith that you can do it too! Thanks Joan!

    LaToya Gilbert, RN

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  57. Marie Grace Jacildo
    Marie Grace Jacildo says:

    I was a repeat test taker. Been out from nursing profession for almost 9 years now and have a daughter who’s still in the hospital right now since birth. I knew my test taking anxiety was a reason also for being a repeat test taker. I failed my first take MAY 2017 used Uworld + Saunders cover to cover.. 265 questions. After 45 days, I took my second try, this time around I used UWORLD again and HAPPY NCLEX. I never regret having this program. I thank Joan Palmeri for answering my emails and questions about my prep. After learning her problem solving skills I noticed my scores were sky rocketing (71% over all) compared to my first take but above all I noticed that my anxiety in taking this test was far different from the first time. I was able to sleep good at least a week before exam. I was more calm, relaxed and didn’t cram when my testing date is getting near. I learned to do meditation which helped me refocus if my mind wanders at the exam. I was like wonderwoman after seeing tons of SATA (59 SATAS) some were one after another and I was like a bad ass test taker that time having my tally sheet (ice breaker :)) ) keep saying come on!!! more SATAs or more higher level difficult questions. There was never a fear or should I say I learned how to handle my anxiety on whatever NCLEX will throw me. The exam looked like a battle field esp i was expecting and confident it will stopped at 75, but not, i went through all the way to 265 MAX! but feels like i have a shield (Joan Palmeri’s problem solving skills) after clicking 75 i got 76,77,122..I didn’t doubt myself compared to my first take. My mind was well rested because she told me not to study and keep away all the reviews a few days before the exam because I noticed I started to burnout from prep.

    I thank Joan, happyNCLEX saved me, after 48 hours after I PASSED!I’m now a US REGISTERED NURSE! thanks JOAN

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  58. Carilyn Miles
    Carilyn Miles says:

    I am an international graduate who left nursing school in 2013. I hadn’t worked as a nurse after school because soon thereafter I came the USA. That’s when my NCLEX journey began and oh what a long journey it was. So I’ve used many many resources like NCSBN learning extension, YouTube videos, UWorld, HURST review just to name a few and I attempted the exam 3 times but for some reason I just could not pass. I really couldn’t understand why because it’s not like I didn’t know the content I studied content for months but something was missing. After my last failed attempt I didn’t know what to do because I was paying all this money for all these prep courses and none seemed to work so I just felt like giving up I didn’t know what to do next. So in an effort to figure out my next move I was watching YouTube one day and Joan Palmeri was mentioned. For all the months I researched NCLEX prep courses I’ve never seen or heard of Joan but boy am I thankful the day I found Joan. IF YOU DONT READ ANYTHING ELSE JUST READ THIS, INVEST IN HAPPY NCLEX!!!!!!!!! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!! It literally changed my life, helped me with test anxiety (which I didn’t realize was so bad), completely changed my thinking, COMPLETELY!!! You will find that answering questions becomes easier and more fun. It will take you out of you comfort zone but make you feel confident at the same time. Don’t hesitate in signing up it’s worth it and it will save you time and money. Joan not only prepares you for the NCLEX but she prepares your mind for the real thing. She’s always available to answers questions, provide guidance and really help you out. She’s incredible. With Joans help I can now say I’m officially a licenced RN!!!! Happy NCLEX works just follow the steps and you’ll kick NCLEX’s butt!!!

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  59. NAVDEEP
    NAVDEEP says:

    hey everyone, First I would like to say BIG THANKS TO JOAN who is like as special as GOD for me as I get a wonderful title of RN with my name just with the strengthening help, support and GREAT motivation from JOAN. I am an international graduated nurse, passed my nursing in 2013. After that I was far away from my study. Then i came to USA and I found there are lots of materials for NCLEX test preparation that are loaded with content. After searching on GOOGLE I found JOAN and HAPPY NCLEX. At first I was confused to buy it like with other materials we think which one will be good or helpful. But I can PROUDLY say that it was my best decision to get JOAN’S words for very little expense. On my test day I WAS JUST THINKING OF JOAN’S WORDS IN her voice that need to Stay CALM, POSITIVE…DEEP BREATHING…POSITIVE APPROACH TO EVERY Q. I keep going with JOAN’S WONDERFUL and PRAYER like words. REALLY THANKFUL TO YOU JOAN FOR MY WHOLE LIFE.
    I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST EVERYONE TO TAKE HER TRAINING THAT DEFINITELY WILL HELP YOU PASS THE TEST AND ALSO CHANGE YOUR THINKING AND YOUR LIFE WITH PRECIOUS SUGGESTIONS.IT’S NOT JUST FOR TEST. IT’S FOR WHOLE LIFE. THANKS JOAN.GOD BLESS YOU WITH LOTS OF BLESSINGS AND HAPPINESS.

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  60. Kinnari
    Kinnari says:

    I was a repeat test taker. I took my NCLEX-PN on 6/26/2017, 85 questions. Two days later I got my result- I passed. Joan, she’s amazing. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO HER! Just listen to her and trust the process. She is best. THANK YOU SO MUCH, JOAN. GOOD LUCK & GOD BLESS TO EVERYONE!!!

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  61. Lilia
    Lilia says:

    Hello everyone!
    I just wanted to share with you my long story.
    I’m an international nurse/graduated 12 years ago.
    I moved to USA with my family and in two years I first tried to pass the exam, but after 141 questions the computer shut down… I failed.
    Second time, after 9 years, I failed again this March. The computer shut down after 131 questions.
    At that time I was preparing with Hurst and Elevate programs. But it was just the material, not the strategy how to answer questions… also I did U World.
    The third time, I found Joan’s program. I decided to give it a try…. along with the U World.
    After 6 weeks working with Joan Palmeri I did my third attempt on May 19. It was a little easier, if you know how your mind changes with her strategy.
    I thought that I didn’t pass because the computer shut down @ 142-145 questions, I didn’t remember exactly.
    But I didn’t get more than 30 SATA questions! I was sure that it was a bad sign.
    But I know, that I did them correctly.
    I want to tell everyone – PRAY, get some rest, don’t spend money on some BIG company, you know enough content . YOU need Joan Palmeri!
    If I did it with my 2 pairs of twins, graduated in 2005- international, with God and Joan – you can too!
    Work with her, spend just a little money and get your license!
    Thank you Joan! You are the best (like the policy :))

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    • Aries
      Aries says:

      Thank you for your wonderful words and encouragement. I been out of school for two years , took the nclex twice and failed . I just hope Joan service will help me pass once it for all

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  62. KaSaundra
    KaSaundra says:

    I just would like to say that happyNCLEX is the bomb.com! It literally changed the NCLEX prep game! I am a 4th time test taker and I’m proud to say I am an RN! I felt more clear minded and confident when I went to test this time around. The computer shut off at 150 questions and I knew I had passed! Joan really gave me hope when I was down and almost ready to give up. I graduated in December of 2014 and have been trying different NCLEX prep tools to no avail. Anyone who hasn’t passed NCLEX as yet really should get on board with Joan…It’s worth every penny, I won’t steer you wrong!

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  63. Kathleen Magdales-Gomez
    Kathleen Magdales-Gomez says:

    JOAN GAVE ME HOPE WHEN I THOUGHT THERE WAS NONE

    My story goes like this:

    I graduated my BSN in the Philippines 2011 and passed our local boards.

    I’m one of those people who weren’t lucky to pass the NCLEX-RN for the 1st time and keep taking it and keep failing after the other. I was working full time literally no have time to study. So I told my self maybe it wasn’t meant to be. Everytime my friends would tell me “Hey I passed the Nclex” and I’d say OMG so happy for you! after that I asked my self “do you want to try again?” and end up failing again? I procastinate alot until I reached to the point that I almost gave up my dream to be a USRN, but my husband kept pushing to give it shot. So what I did was I read Kaplan cover to cover and my scores were not so great. Been answering U-world yet scores were around 42-43% (borderline). I told my self that I have the content already, but why it looks like to be just a cycle for me? what should I do now?

    I joined the u world page and religiously reading comments and feedbacks. I saw somebody posted about happynclex.com. I search about it and read reviews and I’d say it was pretty good! I joined Joan Palmeri’s program and followed the program as it was designed. Bought U-world again to do more practice questions.

    I took Nclex May 17 at 11:30am, when I entered the building I told my self this would be the last time I’d be coming over here. The guy who was assisting me recognized me and said ” I remember you! taking Nclex?” I smiled at him and said “Yeah” and secretly told my self “this would be my LAST”

    I consumed almost 5 hours but I’m still at 160+ item. I need to have a game plan! I refused one scheduled break just to catch up. I took a deep breath stretched out and took my time in answering the last few items because I knew it was only the last 60 items that they’ll be checking…When I saw the question 219 and it was about heparin calculation I got nervous! I thought I would never had calculation (not so good at it). I just let the time run out, I don’t want to make a mistake and could be the cause of my failure. My exam was mostly SATA and Prioritization. I only had one delegation. I had questions pertaining to case management,2 Drag and drop and 2 Exhibits. They bombarded me with questions like “Which requires a follow up” I can hear Joan coaching me while I was answering each questions.

    I went home thinking what happened? asked my self again “Did I do good for the last 60 questions?” I actually felt good, I can even recall the questions and the choices given. I don’t want to do PVT because for the last exams that I took I end up being broken hearted. 2 hours passed and I received an email from pearson notifying me that I finished taking the exam etc. etc. I felt stranged for the 1st time I received the email later than usual because everytime I turn on my phone after the exam email pops up right away. So I speculated… Maybe it’s a sign! I have a new theory, hmmm maybe when you fail you’ll receive the email right away, but if you pass it will take time as they’re still validating the results. (not proven tho)

    So I was supposed to check it last friday May 19, but I wasn’t home, I postponed it as I wanted my husband to check it for me as I was really scared. May 20 Saturday I have to attend a vey important event, went home late anxious but pearson vue site was under maintainance. I decided to check it on May 21 Sunday morning before I go to work. Next thing I knew I saw my husband crying with so much joy because I PASSED! I couldn’t be more happier!!! I’m glad I joined the happynclex program!! I just can’t believe I am an RN now. 

    Jeeezz! Joan was right! you don’t need to know “EVERYTHING” you just have to accept the fact that the moment you sit down for your exam there will be questions that will be thrown out to you that you’ve never encountered before. Joan said “All you need is to have skills”. She’s also good in following up my progress. She replies ASAP through e-mail. I highly recommend her especially for the repeaters.

    LESSON: It’s not about how many times you take it, it’s about passing it, in God’s perfect time!

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    • Aco
      Aco says:

      hi,
      I also graduated in the philippines and failed the nclex rn several times. Your story was truly inspiring. Which of the programs from happynclex would you suggest I should sign up for? Please advise. Thank you in advance!

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  64. Anisha Sharma
    Anisha Sharma says:

    I had tried it all, everything I could until I ran out of gas.I knew content was not my problem, there was something else not working for me. Hopeless and despair, I turned to Joan. She helped fix me where I was weak, the strategies. She changed the way I look at questions, took the anxiety out of me and here I am, a registered nurse. Never felt happier in my life as I do now. I know most of it goes to my perseverance but things wouldn’t have been same it wasn’t for you, thank you Joan Palmeri.

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  65. Kennetha
    Kennetha says:

    This review course is amazing. I passed my Ncelx RN exam on May 16, 2017. After the upmteenth attempt I found Happy NCLEX with Joan Palmeri. Her strategies in conquering the beast will leave you thinking how could I have possibility failed the first time? Joan teaches you how to think like a nurse and putting yourself in that particular setting that the question is asking you. Home practice is the absolute best, it teaches you to take your time there is no rush the entire goal is to do 75-100 question in 3 1/2 hours. I am proud to say I did 98 question in 3 hours. The exam seemed so easy with the technique Joan is teaching us. If you have purchased this review you have made a great choice to accomplishing your goal. Step by step is the key, do not skip over anything the live sessions will make sure you have the keys to your success. God bless you Joan and all who are in the process of writing the NCLEX.

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  66. B. Johnson
    B. Johnson says:

    It’s official I paid for the quick results and it says “PASS”. I have been the NCLEX PN since 2008. I’ve tried everything from Kaplan, Hurst Review, Exam Cram, and finally Joan. I had to realize that I knew the content but not the strategies to answer the questions. Joan is awesome with helping you prepare for the beast. While I was very unsure if I should try her I saw her name in a post saying she help them prepare and pass the test, I did my research and contacted her and the rest was history. Joan if I had a thousand tongues to say THANK YOU that wouldn’t be enough. I can finally say I’m a nurse.

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  67. argie
    argie says:

    It was a long and tough journey but im finally home- OFFICIALLY AN R.N. I can’t thank you enough Joan. The testing skills that you’re teaching are really helpful. Availing your program was worth the time and effort and money. YOU’RE THE BEST AND IM DEFINITELY RECOMMENDING YOUR PROGRAM TO OTHERS.

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  68. Mstevens
    Mstevens says:

    This program changed my LIFE!!! I thought I didn’t know the content.. NOPE, I knew the content, I just didn’t understand how to answer the retarded questions. Spend the money ppl.. Joan is amazing at what she does.. First, next, blah blah blah she will show you how to answer the question based on the keywords… It will take a few hours of practice but if you keep doing this while waiting for your test date you will pass.. Keep an open mind and most of all believe in yourself!!!

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  69. Samira
    Samira says:

    Life saver!!! Joan is absolutely awesome!! I tried Kaplan. I have the Saunders book and I felt like man I am a repeat test taker I probably didn’t pass previous attempts because I don’t know everything. I was losing sleep and had anxiety. I was getting good grades in school why am I having such a hard time with this exam?!?! Well, I came across Happy Nclex and let me say it’s a complete 360 of everything you need to pass. You learn very early in its not about content. The skills you learn will help you pass. It was worth every penny! I can’t thank Joan enough she gives you proper method to critically think and select the right answer sometimes without even having to read the whole question. After Happynclex I was getting 90% of SATA correct. Investing in her program will save you tons of unneeded stress. Truly, it’s not content that is the problem its knowing how to answer the questions using key terms! Thanks again Joan!!

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  70. Ayo
    Ayo says:

    I am an international nurse and passed the NCLEX on my second attempt on the 28th of March. I learnt about the Happy NCLEX on the Uworld facebook page. Joan helped me with step-wise critical thinking process, strategies of answering questions especially SATA, test anxiety management and how to approach the questions with ease and calmness even when uncertain as to the exact answers. Joan is simply amazing!

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  71. Jalisia
    Jalisia says:

    Joan Palmeri is awesome! I am a 4th time repeat test taker and I heard about Joan through a friend. The skills she teaches are amazing! I graduated nursing school in 2014 and never gave up! I tried many different resources, but found Joan Palmeri and UWorld and stuck with it. I prayed and prayed and followed Joan’s concept! I would definitely recommend her training! Just remember DON’T FOCUS ON CONTENT! Joan will teach you the skills you need to pass NCLEX!!! Cheers to HAPPYNCLEX !!!!

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  72. dorreentaylor
    dorreentaylor says:

    If you are wondering.. should I??? shouldn’t I???? THE ANSWER IS YES YOU SHOULD!….JOAN IS PHENOMENAL !!!!!! Her approach to NCLEX is matchless.Joan really cares about your success. Her style of teaching involves letting go of PERFECTIONISM and embracing I DON’T HAVE TO KNOW EVERYTHING.This (among other things she taught me) helped me to learn content daily and recall what I was learning, while obtaining test taking skills. Joan is “HANDS ON ” ……Joan and I kept in contact weekly on my progress mind,body and spirit; coaching me accordingly. As a result of her labor and my prayers, I passed my NCLEX-RN 3/18/17. I thank GOD for using Joan to help me with my life dream to become a Registered Nurse. THANK YOU ——JOAN

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  73. Dierra
    Dierra says:

    It feels amazing to announce that I am officially a RN and I honestly don’t think I would’ve passed without happyNCLEX! It has been one long and emotional journey.

    I am a repeat test taker, the last time being my third and final attempt. I was sure I knew the basic content but the way I was applying it was all wrong. The strategies, daily preparations, test anxiety management, and especially her style of teaching was definitely the key to passing this time around. Honestly, I studied less this time than I had before which is also very surprising. Do exactly as she says, follow her steps and most importantly communicate with her. I passed with 76 questions in 2 hours and I am extremely thankful that someone from the Uworld Facebook group suggested the program. HappyNCLEX and Joan are literally a dream come true! THANK YOU AGAIN! Now off to use these healing hands to save lives!!!

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  74. Ma Fe
    Ma Fe says:

    English is my second language.I took my first attempt last year and only used Uworld. One of my coworkers who passed told me about happynclex. I was hesitant to sign up because my funds are limited and I don’t want to spend another resource that is not working. But I did it and it was the best decision ever. I took the NCLEX on March 9. I got a lot of SATAs. It was not easy, but because of Joan I was able to focus. I can even hear her voice while answering the qs lol. NCLEX is all about applying your stock knowledge in a different situations. You know your content/material already and it is how well you are able to apply that knowledge without freaking out and doubting yourself. Joan will help you approach the test easily and smooth without freaking out and without a doubt PASS!!! I am sooo greatful for her help. Its the best decision ever. And of course, dont forget to PRAY harder. He listened!!! Good luck to you all. Its doable……….Ma Fe P. BSN,RN

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  75. Victoriana
    Victoriana says:

    Finally, I passed NCLEX-RN! Joan Palmeri, you are the best! I am very thankful to Joan for her excellent problem solving skills. I followed Joan strategies such as slowing down for the warm up questions and familiarized the format of the questions. When I felt that my anxiety was up again, I did inhale and exhale to calm down myself and reminded myself that I can do it that I have the skills to solve the problems and I did it! I had a bunch of SATA, but with the help of Joan strategies, I was able to answer them. By the way, English is my second language, so if I can do it you can do it too! Good luck! Always, Victoriana

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  76. Latanya
    Latanya says:

    It’s official! I passed my Nclex-PN exam on February 25, 2017!!! I am now a LPN thanks to Joan Palmeri!!! With her support, encouragement, and that soothing voice she has, along with the strategies that I was taught to use when answering these nclex questions made me feel relaxed and confident in knowing that I was going to pass the second time around. Please to anyone who is having a difficult time passing the nclex whether RN or PN, give Happy Nclex a shot! You will not regret it!

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    • AC
      AC says:

      I have taken my nclex pn twice and failed with 205 questions both the time. I have no idea what or how to study anymore. I am literally devastated and heart broken thinking i will never pass this damn exam. My test anxiety is one of the major factors that i think contributes to my failure cz i cannot concentrate anymore. Please i need help, i need to start studying and get back into the game i really want to pass my nclex and start working as a LVN but i don’t know where to begin.

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  77. Sierra
    Sierra says:

    If you have ever…
    A.doubted yourself
    B.wanted to give up
    C Felt left behind because everyone else passed
    D. questioned if nursing was for you
    E.all of the above
    Just Know that Joan is amazing!! and all of that negative thinking stops here…..Please don’t waste your money or time on several different resources when everything you need to pass is what Joan has to offer I walked into the testing center a Cna and walked out an RN you can do it to 🙂 delayed but not denied!!!!! please don’t give up you can do anything you put your mind to. I’d recommend Joan to anyone who is preparing for the boards. MY LIFE CHANGED the day I decided to work with Joan. Every question I had she answered. I emailed her and she’d get back to me quickly. Its official I can now add these initials to my name ~RN~ Thanks HappyNclex I can live now and and start saving lives!!

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  78. Joyce
    Joyce says:

    This is probably going to be a long review but I want to share my story with those who are hesitating to join this program. Here it goes.

    I am a repeat test taker and I was honestly at the edge of giving up. I was in need of desperate help. I started searching for programs and that’s when I found happyNCLEX. At first, I was hesitant but, I had nothing else but to just believe in something. I am so happy that I found this program because it has helped me pass NCLEX!! I still can’t believe it but I am officially an RN!!!

    When I first started studying I thought my main problem was content but after joining the program I’ve learned that I no longer need to study content. Why? because I already know my content. I just needed help on test taking strategies and that’s what Joan did. She showed me how to critically think, pinpointing out keywords and what to look for in the questions. It made it easier to understand the question and answer it. What truly helped me was that I didn’t need to know everything. During the exam there were a lot of disease names and pharmacology that I never heard of. If it wasn’t for this program, I would have easily panicked and my anxiety would have shot up and distracted me. But, Joan teaches you to say “I don’t know” that it is okay to not know everything. She helps you come to an answer without knowing. The strategies and daily preparation routine that Joan had me follow definitely allowed me to pass. I trusted and I believed and now I am an RN. Thank you Joan!

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  79. Karen
    Karen says:

    I joined happyNCLEX in October 2016 and I was very pleased with the contents and the way Joan does her break down on how to answer questions. I am officially an RN now. I sat the exam in December and I had no problem answering the questions. Thanks Joan this program was very helpful I had no idea of answering questions and I keep failing. A friend recommend that I try happyNCLEX after exploring different programs. I am happy to say that it works and would recommend it to anyone who has trouble passing NCLEX. Thank you!

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  80. Okafor Chinenye
    Okafor Chinenye says:

    Hi,everyone. I passed my NCLEX with 75 questions! I’m an international nurse. All thanks to God and Joan. Her strategies are so amazing and they actually work. At the exam, with her strategies for problem-solving skills I had an outline for each question using that strategy and now am an RN. I will recommend this program for anyone that wants to pass this exam. It is better than any other review class.

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  81. UrsaKKhan@gmail.com
    [email protected] says:

    I was doing uworld questions but I was doing just alright. There is a lot of pressure when taking the NCLEX the first time so needless to say the pressure got to me. It made me anxious and I lost my confidence. HappyNCLEX was a good decision I made. It did benefit because it taught me things I didn’t notice during school. Joan’s program teaches you how to figure the puzzle out.
    When I took my NCLEX before I knew it, I hit question 75 and I was done. I left the exam feeling like I passed. I didn’t have one doubt I didn’t. I went home, did the trick and passed.
    I felt well prepared and I honestly thought this was better than ATI or Hurst.
    Cliff note:
    – Was anxious
    – Took Joan’s coaching
    – Gained confidence
    – Left the building feeling confident that I passed
    – Passed NCLEX on my first try
    – Happy NCLEX is legit worth it

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  82. Richard
    Richard says:

    You know what they say…third time’s a charm. After two grueling failures with a combined 520 questions between the two i sought out help and was pointed toward Joan and Happy NCLEX. Here i am, the day after i took my boards with my head held high with a little RN next to my name. 90 questions that were a breeze thanks to Joan’s tutoring. Thank you so much for helping me achieve this milestone in my life i couldn’t have done it without you.

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  83. Lut
    Lut says:

    I passed the boards, the beast. It was such a difficult journey for me. if it wasn’t for Happy NCLEX, Joan and Uworld I don’t believe that I would’ve pass. I tried everything and nothing seemed to help but this. She really focused on test taking strategies that has obviously helped for me. the daily prep and videos allowed me to pass this time.

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  84. Rinu Elsa
    Rinu Elsa says:

    I strongly believe Joan Palmeri has got the anointing from God. I mean what I say. Coz when I was confused to whether to take it or not, I took bible as always and I saw the word “happy” so I joined her program and PASSED NCLEX WITH 75questions, first attempt…Yeah! Be a part of Gods blessings she wants for you. Joan is one of a kind and she really work from the bottom of her heart. I would keep her in my heart and my first teacher in the USA since I came from abroad.

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  85. Teodora
    Teodora says:

    Hello, Joan. I took my NCLEX last week and I pass with 75 questions. I participated in coaching, listened to your advice and I followed everything you taught us. I would not be able to be so calm and pass without you. You are great and I am so happy that I found HappyNclex. To all of you, who are still wondering if it’s worth it – yes, it is. Every single penny. You will start feeling different, calm and confident and you will be able to critically think through every single question. Just follow Joan’s advice and you are good to go. Thank you and good luck to all of you future nurses.

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  86. Edlyne
    Edlyne says:

    Words are not enough to express my joy, excitement, and gratitude to Joan and Project NCLEX. It’s hard to believe after three attempts, I can finally say that I am an RN. I listened to Joan and did everything she told me to do such as meditation, build 2-3 hours when doing questions, and I even fixed my shoes the night before my test. I am so happy that my friends told me about Project NCLEX. Don’t hesitate to take Joan as your coach; you will not regret anything. Thank you so much Joan and May God bless you.

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  87. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    I am OFFICIALLY an RN after two failed attempts!! Everyone, I have an incredible story to share with you all – especially to the ones who think they will never pass the NCLEX-RN. YOU WILL. I am a living proof that you can! I live in the state of Florida where after three failed attempts, you have to go back to school. I knew this third attempt needed to be my last. I also suffer from heavy ADHD. When I say heavy, I mean I really unable to focus on one thing at a time.

    Two weeks before the exam – I was feeling really great about the exam. There were days when the exam day was drawing closer and closer that I was getting very nervous and anxious, and was getting a lot of questions wrong on UWorld (Some days I would score 25-40%). Joan reassures me that’s okay and actually GOOD to get questions wrong before the exam, so you can understand the rationale and learn it before the exam! I trusted her words. I ended UWorld with a 45% overall and that was leaving around 150 questions unanswered out of the entire test bank. There is no certain percentage average to guarantee a pass. You can have an average as low as my score and still pass the exam. What’s a lot more important than your scores is making sure you READ and UNDERSTAND the rationale. Understand WHY you got it wrong, and how the answer is well, the answer! 🙂

    My NCLEX experience – There was things I came across during the exam that I have NEVER heard about in nursing school, or during my daily home practice. But you know what? I knew it was perfectly OKAY! Joan’s critical thinking strategies HELPS YOU break down the question and focus on what they’re really asking, and you can get it right if you just follow her process. Also please remember you do not have to get every question right! Do not let a few questions hinder your critical process thinking.

    Thank you so so so much Joan! This program was the #1 reason that helped me pass on my third try. I’m so excited to start my RN journey now and it is all thanks to you!

    I did NOT use Kaplan, Saunders, Lippincott, any of those review content courses or any of their NCLEX review textbooks. None. For content, I took what I knew from nursing school already. I did not stress myself over learning new content, AT ALL.

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    • Lola
      Lola says:

      Wow. That is so amazing and very encouraging. Congratulations on your success. I’m a repeat test taker and I’m so ready to pass and put this behind me. I graduated last year and I sometimes think I forgot everything learned.

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      • Juvy
        Juvy says:

        Thanks for word of encouragement. I took twice and fail.. Very disappointing. I will try Joan this time. I need a test strategies. Taking an exam like NCLEX-RN is a nerve wracking. Its very depressing when you took twice and still unsuccessful. Hopefully, Joan will help me pass the exam this time.. I really need help. Congratulations!

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  88. Fatou
    Fatou says:

    It’s official , now I can call myself an RN ???I pass my nclex with 75 questions. I want to thank happy nclex for this wonderful review. I failed with 265 before but this time it was so much easier and I knew I pass after leaving the testing center. Joan strategy really helped me and she’s awesome. Every time I am answering question all I can hear is her voice. I used the method she taught me for every question. Big thank you again and I will continue to recommend everyone to attend this review.

    Fatou, RN

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  89. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    After 3 times, I PASSED & I finally am a RN!
    This was one of the worst periods for me going through studying content after content & still failing until I decided to give Joan at HappyNclex a try. She literally is the Nclex Whisperer! If you are someone who is struggling to pass & feel like you’ve tried everything or if its even your first time taking boards do NOT hesitate to purchase this program because Joan will change your entire outlook of how to approach Nclex questions & you will never go back. You will be a BADASS NURSE! Thats all I kept saying to myself during my exam & Joan’s strategies were right there with me. I suffered from test taking anxiety & purchased all those over advertised content reviews but nothing helped besides this. Trust me, this program is worth every penny! Thank you again Joan for your support, I am forever grateful!

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  90. Maribel Cruz
    Maribel Cruz says:

    I just wanted to thank you sooo much. i passed my nclex on 9/12. it was my “3rd” attempt. the first 2 i failed and the 3rd attempt i just didnt go take the test even though it was scheduled. I invested in your program and it was the best thing. You taught me strategies that other programs didnt have and also you showed me to really critically think. I am so appreciative. I can finally provide for my family and it feels awesome to finally reach my goal to be an official RN. 

    Thank you again.

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  91. tiffany
    tiffany says:

    First and foremost, Joan is an amazing instructor! I could not have passed the NCLEX with without her.

    I found Joan through social media and had emailed her after I failed my exam the first time but was skeptical and didn’t go to her right away. Worst decision ever!! After failing two more times I finally came to my senses and joined Joan, best decision ever!!

    I graduated nursing school back in 2014. My nursing program recommended Kaplan which I used the first and second time I failed..

    I was devastated. I continued to study and I decided to try the NCSBN refresher program. I was convinced it was content related, maybe I just need to review a little more content so I can pass! And guess what!!! Failed again … after failing three times I felt maybe I wasn’t meant to be a nurse. I felt helpless and that I was letting everyone down!! I wanted to just quit and throw in the towel. Thank goodness my family and friends did not let that happen.

    I finally reached out to Joan and her program. Joan was welcoming and encouraging and didn’t rub it in that I had contacted her previously and flaked out. She kept a positive attitude and changed my perception of failure. She also helped me let go of my anxiety and previous failures and focus on the here and now and stuff we perceive to have control over.

    Her program was definitely one of a kind. Joan stressed the importance of home practice NOT content. She taught me how to look at questions and pick apart the key words. She taught me how to read the base of the question first and then the entire question, then going through each answer with yes, no and IDK which helped me not throw out answers but really use critical thinking to figure out the answer. She taught me how to control my anxiety around select all that apply questions and how to approach them without fear. She provided numerous tools and webinars which help you use and practice the critical thinking model which she displays and uses in her weekly webinars. These weekly webinars were only 90 mins in length and contained every area the NCLEX tests you on.

    After working with Joan, I finally passed the NCLEX. I couldn’t be more ecstatic!! She had me do self-assessments and send them to her throughout my time working with her which I thought were very helpful I was able to vent my frustrations and concerns. I also emailed her any time I was anxious or had a question and she was always there with the right words.

    I highly recommend Joan and I am so thankful for her help and guidance! I could not have done it without her seriously!!

    Thanks again!!

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  92. ajalanna01
    ajalanna01 says:

    I can’t thank Joan enough! She is heaven sent. Her program really works. While taking my NCLEX exam I used her test taking skills and it made the questions seem easy. She taught me how to relax and break the questions down. She is absolutely right about not needing anymore nursing content. All you need is test taking skills. I passed with 80 questions!

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  93. Shannon
    Shannon says:

    I have finally passed the NCLEX and I am so relieved!! I had taken it for the first time July 1st and used Kaplan and tried to do Joan’s program but did not follow it like I should have and I failed. I was devastated and embarrassed. I decided to use Joan’s program again and this time I followed exactly what she said and kept in touch with her. I also purchased Uworld and loved that so much better than Kaplan. I followed the program and strategies that Joan shows us and practiced over and over. My test was August 18th and I passed!!!! I highly recommend Happy NCLEX but make sure you follow what she says even meditating. I thought Joan’s program was awesome in helping me learn test taking skills and I am very happy that I did it again! Thank you so much for everything Joan. I am so happy I can now say I am Shannon Miller, RN.

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  94. Brittany Sluss, RN
    Brittany Sluss, RN says:

    Let me start off by saying that when Joan says she will help you, she WILL help you. I emailed her constantly and she always emailed me back fast with all the right answers!
    I am so happy that I can now write a review about how successful this program and Joan Palmeri was for me! I am now a RN at Memorial Hospital in the Pediactric Hem/onc, post surgical unit!!! :]
    I graduated from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA in May. Right before we graduated, we had the HESI live review. Many of our class signed up for HURST LIVE review as well. So the week after HESI, we did HURST live. After I got done with the 3 day hurst review, I got to studying at least 5 hrs a day and sometimes all day. I wrote flashcard of the entire hurst book. I didnt do any practice questions, I only focused on the content and the videos that hurst provided. 2 weeks before my exam, I started taking the qreview exams. I did 3 of them and one of my friend gave me their Uworld. I did uworld ALL DAY probably the last week. My exam was on a Tuesday. I did uworld sat, sun and monday. My exam was on a tues at 2pm. I got to the testing center at around 1130 and sat in my car STUDYING!!! I was so stressed and so DONEEE! I wanted all this to be OVER! When I sat down to take my exam, I was thinking I can’t wait to get to 75 questions so I can just pass and get this over with. So I failed!
    I cried and was depressed for about 2 weeks. I started the hurst remediation after the first week. One afternoon I started googling a tutor, this is where I came across Joan. I looked into her and her reviews and just knew that this is what I needed. I needed to know how to stay calm and how to approach the question and that is exactly was her program teaches you! I stopped doing everything and put all my faith into Joan and her program.
    After week 2 in Joan’s program, I started the nurse residency program. I had to work M-F 8-5 . I started only studying 2 hrs a day which I never thought would be enough. Meditation WORKS! When I went to sit down the take the NCLEX Monday, I was confident. I knew I needed to take my time, NOT number count and focus on the patient in front of me. I DID IT!!! The nclex was honestly not that bad. The questions were simple, well much more simple than UWORLD. She is wonderful. not only does she help you pass the NCLEX but she teaches you how to think like a professional and expect to NOT know everything!! I would recommend anyone to Joan that is preparing for the NCLEX.
    I did buy UWORLD to do my home practice and the nclex I can honestly say was much easier than UWORLD!! My overall score on uworld was 57%
    Once again, Thank you so much Joan for putting up with all my emails and helping me! I will forever be grateful. I couldnt have done this with happynclex.com and uworld!!
    I hope this helps. If anyone has any questions, I would be happy to help out because I have been there!!!

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    • happyNCLEX
      happyNCLEX says:

      Yes, Paul, I’m happy to help you. I’ve designed this program for repeat test takers (and those who do not wish to repeat.) See program details and testimonials from others that were in your situation here on the website. When you’re ready to start, register and you’ll get instructions to Get Started. We’ll be in contact throughout the program. Email me directly: [email protected]

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  95. Marie
    Marie says:

    I’m so grateful to say thanks to Joan Palmeri from happyNCLEX. I passed with 76 questions. If I knew about happyNCLEX before, I would not failed the 1st time. The way Joan helped me to think critically made me comfortable and relaxed while I was taking the test. It was like I heard Joan’s voice going over the questions and the answers with me like she does in the webinars. Just listen to her and follow her strategies and you will obtain your RN license. happyNCLEX is the best review and the price is affordable. I did a lot of other reviews before my first attempt and they didn’t help me. Joan, God created you to do happyNCLEX and please continue to do it.

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  96. Andrea O
    Andrea O says:

    Joan is an amazing person and instructor! I could not have passed the Nclex with without her.

    I met Joan through social media sites and through a mutual friend, also using Joan’s program.

    I graduated nursing school back in 2013, from St. Scholastica, in Duluth, MN. My nursing program incorporated ATI into our curriculum and also encouraged us to use Kaplan after graduation to prepare for the Neclex. I did both and failed my first time.

    I was devastated I continued to study and I decided to try the Hurst program I kept telling myself maybe it’s content related maybe I just need to review a little more content so I can pass!

    Failed again … after failing twice with having a BSN in nursing I felt maybe I wasn’t ment to be a nurse. It hurt me to think that way but I felt helpless. I had always wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl. I took some time off from studying and did some research.

    I found Joan and her program — Joan was welcoming and encouraging she allowed me to share my story with her and was not judgmental at all. She kept a positive attitude and changed my perception of failure. She also helped me battle my anxiety issues with meditation and deep breathing exercises.

    Her program was definitely one of a kind. Joan stressed the importance of home practice NOT content. She taught me how to look at questions and pick apart the key words. She taught me how to read the base of the question first and then the entire question, allowing my brain to function at maximum ability. She taught me how to control my anxiety around select all that apply questions and how to approach them without fear. She provided numerous tools and print outs on her program website that I utilized daily in my home practice.

    Joan also provided us with weekly video modules and webinars in person where is she showed us and modeled the critical thinking process needed to pass the NCLEX. These weekly webinars were only 90 mins in length and contained every area the NCLEX tests you on.

    After working with Joan, I finally passed the NCLEX. I couldnt be happier. She taught so much about myself and about being a bad ass nurse lol. She had me do self-assessments and send them to her throughout my time working with her which I thought were very helpful I was able to vent my frustrations and concerns to her and she responded in a timely manner.

    Joan was with me every step of the way she responded to every email every question every concern I had with in the next day 24 hours a day 7 days a week she was there for me more than any instructor ever was that I had a nursing school.

    I highly recommend Joan and I am so thankful for her help and guidance!

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  97. Kristine
    Kristine says:

    I am officially a RN and I could not have done it without the help of Project NCLEX! I was a repeat test taker and my confidence was significantly decreased after failing my first attempt, despite my thought of being well prepared. As a Canadian nurse, there is a 3 strike rule so I knew I needed to do everything in my power to be successful the next time around. When I came across Joan’s facebook group and learned through her that the NCLEX is all about performance, I knew that this would be of great help and was exactly what I needed… no more content reviews… no more trying to learn what was already learned throughout nursing school…just needed to learn how to approach NCLEX questions! Joan took the time to individualize test prep to suit my needs and always gave a timely responses to my self assessment. The test taking skills and strategies is something the every graduate nurse needs in order to understand how to approach the NCLEX. I am so grateful that I came across Happy NCLEX as I know this is the major reason I was efficient in my NCLEX performance the second time around. Kristine, BSN, RN

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  98. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    I cannot believe these words are coming out of my mouth but I’m finally an RN! I am so excited to begin my journey as a nurse and I seriously couldn’t have done it without Joan. I failed the NCLEX the first time with 265q. I felt so discouraged. I thought that I was never going to pass the NCLEX. I felt stuck like I had no where to go. But one day it hit me that I couldn’t let this failure get to me. A friend of mine recommended me happynclex and that day literally changed my life. Joan’s test taking strategies are amazing especially the SATA questions! Once you apply these strategies, all of your knowledge will come forward. Knowledge you didn’t even know you had or even remembered! One of the many things i learned from Joan is to be perfectly OK with I don’t know! Using I don’t know on the NCLEX helped me so much and made it easier to eliminate answers! Not only did Joan help with with test taking strategies but she also helped me with a personal issue I had that really effected my studies. She gave me advise and encouraged me to exercise, meditate, and focus on myself. She was truly there for me when I needed her the most! I can not stress how important it is to meditate! Meditation helped me pass the NCLEX. When it came down to taking the NCLEX, I had no anxiety. I passed with 75q. Joan, I can not thank you enough. You truly have changed my life and I am so blessed that I found happynclex! For any of you that are contemplating or thinking about joining this program, just DO IT! It will change your life. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend happynclex. Trust me you won’t regret it!

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  99. Niki Shah
    Niki Shah says:

    So I finally passed. It was my third time and 100 questions. I would like to thank Joan Palmeri for all her help. She is truly amazing. She is there every step of the way. Her videos /webniars put everything in perspective! She was the reason I passed , couldnt have done it without you!

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  100. Gigi
    Gigi says:

    Joan is amazing! She stuck with me until the end. Thanks to her and her NCLEX strategies I am now proud to say I am RN! I have always been a horrible test taker so overcoming the fear and test anxiety around the nclex was no easy task. This program gave me so much clarity on how to approach this exam. Joan really knows how to enhance the potential that lies within. If you trust the process everything will make so much sense to you when your test date approaches. This program has everything you need to overcome anything from SATA questions, PDA, test anxiety etc you name it! Couldn’t be more grateful for Joan. Don’t waste your money on high end expensive nclex reviews. This is the best nclex prep course at the most affordable price! You’ll be happy you did when you finally see the letters”RN” behind your name. 🙂

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  101. Tahmina
    Tahmina says:

    After a long journey now officially I can call myself an RN. I passed with 75 questions which I never thought I would be able to do so. I would like to take this opportunity & thank Joan for everything. I’m truly grateful for her advice and strategy. I wish I had known about her program initially when I started to prepare for NCLEX. I wouldn’t have spent so much money and my precious time into other study materials. Nonetheless, all I wanted to say is follow Joan’s strategy and her method of combating test anxiety. Her method really works and helps you to perform well on the exam. I just used her program (Project NCLEX) and Uworld. Once again, from my bottom of my heart, thank you Joan for everything. I highly recommend Project NCLEX to everyone!!!

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  102. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    I could not have done this without Joan’s support and skills. I am a repeat test taker (more than three times). I have done Hurst twice and Kaplan twice. Don’t waste your money because they teach you things you don’t need or even help you with on the test. The whole time I took this test I heard Joan’s voice with every question and started to think the questions out the way she teaches you. Don’t waste your money or time with anyone else. I threw away every NCLEX and class note I had and just went with Joan and uworld. If I can do it so can you.Don’t ever give up. Now I am Brittany RN!

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  103. Don
    Don says:

    I graduated from Nursing school in May of 2014. I started working as a GN. I feel that was not a smart move. I spent more time learning the electronic charting system and learning my residents that I didn’t put the time in for NCLEX prep that I should have. After two years and six times at bat trying to tame the Beast, I am happy to announce that when I took the NCLEX on Monday July 18th and 253 questions, I passed and am now a RN. I used all of the major prep companies (Hurst, Kaplan, etc…), I finally decided to join Happy NCLEX. The prep that I got here out does all of the other prep companies that are out there. Joan takes her time and explains how to break down the questions, which I feel that was the biggest thing that I needed to pass. I will and am recommended Joan and Project NCLEX to any and all future GN’s that I meet from now on.

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  104. Amanda Mertens
    Amanda Mertens says:

    Its official, I am an RN! I Passed the NCLEX the first time around. Joan Palmeri helped guide my way to think critically on difficult questions. The strategies and daily preparation routine that Joan had me follow definitely allowed me to pass. Trust the process and follow the steps. I have really bad test anxiety. Joan focuses on test anxiety which was what I have always struggled with.

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    • Angela Patterson
      Angela Patterson says:

      It is official for me also!!! After 2 failed attempts I was beginning to lose faith in my abilities. You work so hard to complete nursing school and then watch all of your classmates pass the exam with ease it definitely is huge blow to the ego. Thanks to Joan I went into my exam with a level of calm that I never had in previous attempts. I used all of the critical thinking techniques Joan taught and did not panic when I did not know and answer. I took the exam the exam did not take me. Thank you sooooooo much HAPPY NCLEX!!!!!!!

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        • happyNCLEX
          happyNCLEX says:

          You will get everything you need for where you are, Nwazere. MIght not be what Angela needed. -Joan Palmeri

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          • Victoriana League
            Victoriana League says:

            Ms. Joan, I I failed my RN-EXAM twice now and I felt devastated maybe because I don’t have test taking skills or don’t know how to approach NCLEX questions.. I read the testimonials here and they give me encouragement to give Happy NCLEX a try. Please HELP! I am about to give up.Thank you very much.

  105. Steven Blais R.N.
    Steven Blais R.N. says:

    After 3 trys, I got it on my fourth attempt. I’m an RN now! I graduated in June 2012. I almost gave up but I couldn’t because i have 2 little boys. I needed to make my dream happen. That’s when I ran into Joan’s program in late 2015. I had no answers, felt very low and embarrassed because my classmates have been working for years now. So I took a chance and ordered Joan’s program and that was the best investment, I ever made. She gave me the test taking strategies, skills, and changed my way of looking at an nclex question. One thing that Joan said on a youtube video was that ” I don’t need know everything for this exam” and that statement alone gave me hope. That was a powerful statement for me, because after failing 3 times, I’m thinking that I need to learn all the content possible. But I was wrong! Within the first week of her program my Qbank scores went up. I was shocked because I started to feel comfortable with nclex prep questions. Joan’s program is gold and worth it! Joan, thank you for everything! You are truly a blessing and changed my life forever. I hope to meet you in Los Angeles one day, that would be just great. Thanks again and God bless.

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  106. Nanu
    Nanu says:

    I graduated 14 yrs ago. I am an international nurse. I didn’t know where to start with NCLEX. I found Joan Palmeri on Facebook and I am so glad I decided to joined her program. I learned a totally new approach from her. Listen to her. She teaches critical thinking which we need for the exam. I can proudly say Joan helped me achieve big things in my life. I had bad test anxiety. After her training I was able to mange anxiety which is also a part of test success. Everything I learned from her helped me to maintain my daily life- not only to pass the NCLEX. Thank you very much Joan Palmeri! Now I am an RN!

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  107. Carina Arrojo
    Carina Arrojo says:

    After a long battle, I’m officially RN.First and foremost I would like to thank God for giving me Joan Palmeri as an instrument to fight for this beast. I am a foreign student and graduated 2011 and came in the United States in 2014. At first I didn’t know what to do. I enrolled in one of the review centers in Jersey City for two weeks. It didn’t work for me because it was just like I went back to nursing school where they used power point and read it. It’s a waste of money. Then I reviewed by myself thinking that I can do it with all my knowledge but it didn’t work again. I said to myself this is too much. I read all the testimonial In uworld group and always see post recommending happyNCLEX. I immediately called Elena and inquire what happyNCLEX is. She explained the details very well. She was so approachable. So I never think twice. I paid for 2 months open pass because it says there that it is applicable for all students who are away from school for so many years.
    During my first week in happyNCLEX, I feel lost. I always email Joan Palmeri and asking so many questions that sometimes I feel stupid and can’t understand her instructions. But she never failed to answer my queries until the end of the battle.
    This lady is so amazing. The strategies that she teaches during the webinar is very different. Trust her and follow her instructions and you’ll never regret it. What I have now is because of you Joan Palmeri. More power to you and may God shower you more blessings because you’re a blessing to us. Thank you so much!

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  108. Arsh cheema
    Arsh cheema says:

    I took my NCLEX on 17 May and I passed in my first attempt with 265 questions. Thank you so much Joan for helping! I would recommend PROJECT NCLEX to everyone testing. I’m an RN now. GOOD LUCK to all! Thank you, Joan?

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  109. Linda
    Linda says:

    After studying with different NCLEX resources, I was not very confident in my ability to pass the NCLEX-RN exam until I attended Joan’s Strategy Session. As an Internationally educated nurse I knew I could not have passed the NCLEX-RN at first try with only 75 Questions if I had not learned the strategies. I recommend Joan to every nurse who wants to pass the NCLEX!

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  110. Alyssa
    Alyssa says:

    Not enough “Thank you’s can cover my gratitude towards Joan and her program. I battled really really bad test anxiety. The first time I took NCLEX, I started crying 3 weeks before my exam, all the way up to my test date. I had very bad palpitations before and after the exam. My thoughts were everywhere! Jumbled up into a huge knot! I got all the way to 265 questions in 5 hours. It was exhausting and I knew in my heart that I have failed. My other classmates were passing and I felt very left behind. 2 of my classmates recommended Joan’s program, so I said “Why not? I’ve pretty much tried every review thing out there.” (Hurst, Kaplan, NCSBN, NCLEX Mastery app, LaCharity, even UWorld) I was thinking that I can get more information to pass… But when I started Joan’s program, I realized that I knew my core content very well and it was just my strategy and “perfectionism” that was holding me back. This time around, I finished with less than 80 questions in 2.5 hours. Quality over Quantity.

    The program guides you through what you should and should NOT do til that exam day. Amazing program, so much better than the expensive ones that gives the “guarantee”. =)

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    • Ashley
      Ashley says:

      Hi Alyssa
      I’m am on the same boat as you i failed my first attempt and i used kaplan and a little bit of world. everyone in my class is passing and i feel so held back. i was wondering did you only use project NCLEX or you also used another resource for questions..and what was your 4 week schedule look like

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      • Alyssa
        Alyssa says:

        Hey! Sorry for the SUPER LATE reply but if you still would like to know how I made my schedule, you can email me at [email protected]. But to be honest, I didn’t make it special, I followed EXACTLY what Joan suggested how the schedule would be and made it to where I can comfortably follow it. I don’t mind helping you if you need help with it =) and sharing my experience in more detail is also not a problem to me.

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  111. Rio Leigh
    Rio Leigh says:

    I just passed my Nclex on my second attempt yesterday and I used Joan Palmeri’s strategy and uworld as my qbank. If you’re like me, who struggle in choosing between two answers on a question, I suggest you join Project NCLEX to overcome that difficulty of making a decision when test day comes. Joan is a wonderful coach and she will try her very best to help you out, from anxiety to personal problems and most importantly the strategy to successfully pass the nclex. A big thank you to Joan because now l’m an RN and to God who gave me strength to conquer the nclex. Good luck and God bless you all. ???

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  112. Busola
    Busola says:

    I passed the NCLEX-RN exam with 75 questions (never thought I could do this in my wildest dreams). During my preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam, I stumbled on the Project NCLEX after trying Kaplan which didn’t work for me. I found out that Project NCLEX is totally different as it prepares you for not only NCLEX but for the task ahead as a nurse. I must also include that the program is unique as it entails a whole lot of exam preparation strategies that no other NCLEX-prep company offers; with Project NCLEX you will learn how to overcome test taking anxiety, manage daily challenges that can interfere with your preparation, and above all how to stay positive and believe in yourself. I therefore highly recommend Project NCLEX to everyone looking for an NCLEX review program.

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  113. Sheria
    Sheria says:

    It’s official. I passed my NCLEX on the third try, with the help of Project NCLEX. This project is awesome. I have taken other prep classes that cost much more and did not help me at all. I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to overcome their fears of the NCLEX. The anxiety control, learning how to meditate, exercise and eating right with Joan strategies- it really does help you prepare for the NCLEX. I can not stress enough how so happy I am that I found this project because it prepared me very well. It feels so good to say I am now an RN. Thanks Joan Palmeri! You are the truth?

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  114. Patricia
    Patricia says:

    I can’t say enough about Project NCLEX. If you follow Joan’s advice you can pass the NCLEX and become the nurse you have always dreamed of. I have severe test anxiety and thank you to Joan’s strategies, I was able to take my NCLEX-RN exam in a calm state of mind. If you are a repeat test taker you too can pass the NCLEX if you just follow Joan’s advice. Don’t ever give up!

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  115. Laura
    Laura says:

    THANK YOU, Joan for your program, Project NCLEX. I took my Exam Friday at 2pm and by Sunday evening my unofficial results said PASS and for that I am very thankful. I completed my exam around 130-150 questions and took my time with each question. I believe that if you breakdown the questions like Joan says you will not go wrong with her program. I did everything she said with each style of question. One more thing Pray and have a purpose to motivate yourself to prep when you feel down.

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  116. Inna Aleksanyan
    Inna Aleksanyan says:

    I used to call NCLEX a “monster “, because my multiple fails made me feel frustrated and angry! I tried all tools of different programs. Nothing worked for me. Fortunately, I enrolled into the Joan’s Nurse Project that turned my life to a successful direction with joy, positive attitude and healthy preparation! I finally PASSED the exam!!!! It feels like I won an Oscar!!!
    Joan and Elena, I would like to thank you for your wonderful program, support and creativity!!! You share your experience and teach students to be able to think critically. Your recommendations are healthy and make life easier!! You are a treasure for NCLEX takers!!
    Thank you from my heart! My appreciation is endless!!!
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  117. NANCY NUNEZ
    NANCY NUNEZ says:

    Nurse Project is the truth! I took my exam yesterday and found out today that I passed! I have a license number and its ACTIVE!!!! This was my third time taking the exam and before taking Project NCLEX, Ms. Palmeri’s review course, I didn’t think I would pass. I had a family member tell me about her and decided to give it a shot. I mean why not? I had already done HURST, Kaplan, and NCSBN and failed. It would not hurt me to try a different approach. What I love most about Nurse Project is that it really does make it easy to work, study , and have a life. You can review a few days a week and get it done. I went to sit for my exam feeling confident and I learned through Ms. Palmeri not to second guess myself and check my anxiety at the door! There is no room for that. The test shut off at 75 questions and for every question I found myself listening to Ms. Palmeri in my ear telling me what to look for and how to answer the question. It becomes a habit and one that I would love for all test takers to acquire.

    Ms. Palmeri thank you so much for what you do and who you are. Your positive spirit and energy is exactly what I needed to make it through this exam. I will be glad to recommend you to any student that is having a problem with testing strategies. You are heaven sent and I can not thank you enough!

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  118. Jamie -Lee
    Jamie -Lee says:

    ok here’s my story: I struggle with ADHD and test anxiety. I took the NCLEX twice and failed. I was completely devastated, kept thinking maybe all the harsh things I was told when I was younger were true, that maybe I couldn’t be a nurse and I wasn’t smart enough. After 4 months of being in a slump I finally snapped out of it when I researched NCLEX help and Project NCLEX’s website appeared. I decided to reach out and ask about it and Joan and her team took me under their wings. I took Joan’s sessions twice a day and did practice uworld and other questions everyday for a month and a half. I scheduled my exam the week before my sessions with Joan was ending and on the very day of the exam 6/19/15 I sat at my computer with a clear mind and began to answer the question as if I was in Joan session hearing her voice with me the entire time and working thru each question talking myself thru taking my time and not letting my anxiety get to me. My screen shut me off at 85 questions and the real anxiety set in waiting for the results but I got them and I PASSED !!! I had to pinch myself a few times because I couldn’t believe it (well I could but it felt like a dream come true). I thank Joan and her team from the bottom of my heart for their help and support. They did something for me not many people have ever done: they unlocked my ability to think clearly of what’s being asked, taught me how to remain calm and keep control of my anxiety and most of all they helped me to earn my nursing license and accomplish a dream I have been waiting to achieve. My only regret is I wish I found Project NCLEX sooner!

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    • Patricia
      Patricia says:

      Congrats Jamie-Lee! Your story sounds so much like mine. I am feeling confident that I too will tackle this beast this time around. The third time will be the charm. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us.

      Patty

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  119. Joan
    Joan says:

    Thank you Joan and Project NCLEX. I passed the nclex on my first try. Your test taking strategies especially strategies to control my anxiety helped me. Good luck. God bless

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  120. Oksana Protsko
    Oksana Protsko says:

    I must say that Nurse Project course helped me and I would recommend it to everyone. The key is to have basic content and practice answering those questions. I don’t think you can pass without this prep course. It helps you understand how the questions should be answered as all answers may be correct but what is the best answer? Follow Joan’s advice and you will pass.I want to thank Joan. All the encouragement she gave to me and the smart advice are the reasons for my success.

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  121. Marina Timoshenko
    Marina Timoshenko says:

    I just wanna say THANK YOU JOAN! I finally passed the NCLEX-RN because of PROJECT NCLEX. I did other programs, but nothing worked for me before. I am really grateful because if not for Joan and her strategy, I wouldn’t be able to do it so quickly. THANK YOU JOAN!!!! Good luck everyone! – Marina Timoshenko, RN.

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  122. Tameka Diggs
    Tameka Diggs says:

    I had 3 failed attempts at NCLEX-RN. I sat back and evaluated myself and concluded that I had to do something different..and FAST. I signed up for Project NCLEX open pass in September and attended for a month. I made my fourth attempt at NCLEX in November and PASSED. Special thanks to Joan for the strategies in test taking and dealing with life in general. Don’t think I could have done it without her!!!

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  123. Sun ko
    Sun ko says:

    First, let me start off by saying i was involved in a really bad accident during my 4th semester of nursing school and had to take a year off. Yes, it was devastating and really hard bc it was near my graduation. The injury i endured was TBI so going back to school was a journey in itself. I felt like I forgot everything and had to relearn everything again. Since body systems work together, if you forget one, you ultimately forget all. I graduated and my school offered us Kaplan. I did all the questions and studied but unfortunately i didn’t succeed on my first try. On my second try, I used Hurst for content but unfortunetly ran out of time and didn’t succeed. I was devastated and wanted to give up but I didn’t. Then for my 3rd attenpt I used Project NCLEX and Uworld for questions. It’s really helpful and it really helped me. Joan teaches you exactly how to look at questions and answering them accordingly. She teaches you how to look at questions differentLy in a way I never have looked at before. NCLEX is about knowing your basic content and ultimately knowing what the questions are trying to ask you. Joan will teach you how to disect each question and go from there. UWORLD questions are the best. Let me say, the format and how it looks is exactly like the nclex. It has the best rationales and you can really learn from your mistakes. Project NCLEX and Uworld together will help you pass!!! Dont give up and give Project NCLEX a try!! Trust me you won’t regret it!!

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  124. Milouse
    Milouse says:

    Hello future Nurses!!!!
    Imaging waking up Christmas morning finding out you passed your NCLEX RN. That is exactly what happened to me on December 25th 2015. I was so happy no other presents could top that. I joined PROJECT NCLEX for a month, and have become a strong believer of the program. Thanks to Joan I was able to think critically on the test without climbing a tree. I used UWORLD only, these questions make NCLEX questions feel like a baby’s pacifier. I passed with 75 questions two hours later. My key to passing was staying calm. I didn’t act like a physician on the test and I stayed with the question. PROJECT NCLEX was my least expensive review and the one that brought home the license. This program has changed my life and I am forever a big fan! Thank you Joan and Elena from the bottom of my heart. Happy New Year 2016 !!!!!!!

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  125. Michelle Cureton
    Michelle Cureton says:

    I cannot begin to thank Joan (The NCLEX Whisperer) for her testing methods strategies and boost of conference. I have to be honest I never thought the day would come that I could say its Official Michelle Cureton Edwards, BSN RN. I failed NCLEX 5 times. When I went to take the exam after her kick in the butt prep talk and advice I was so amped up when I went to take NCLEX I actually wore a white T-Shirt and with a marker I wrote Bad Ass Nurse across the front back and sides of my T shirt. Not only did her methods help with NCLEX but they also translated to a test I had to take for a job offer. In the beginning I felt defeated, most importantly her course helped me remember why I wanted to become a RN in the first place. Once I got to NCLEX it actually felt easier than UWORLD which is also a great tool but I knew I passed. I had doubts in the beginning and I felt like 2 hours isn’t enough there’s so much I need to know. 65% of the things I studied weren’t even on the exam 🙂 but I understood the strategies and able to use critical judgment.
    Thanks again Joan and Elena you ladies have a happy holiday and new year and I can finally close out 2015 with the title RN

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  126. Dina Manlove
    Dina Manlove says:

    I want to say THANK YOU JOAN! Thanks to you I was able to pass my NCLEX. I failed my boards 3 times, I spent a lot of money with Kaplan, ATI, and Hurst Review. None of these sources worked for me. I was a little skeptical about your program but I decided to giving a try. Finally on October 23 I became an RN. Once again, thank you Joan ?

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  127. Ashley Portis
    Ashley Portis says:

    Hello Future RNs,

    I am so exitced about becoming a registered nurse. Thanks to the patience and skills taught by Joan Palmeri. I graduated May 2014 and I finally passed the NCLEX on the fourth attempt using on Joan and UWorld November 2015. My computer shutoff at 75 questions. I never imagined that happening to me.
    So, how did I get successful on my fourth attempt? Everyone is different and has different life circumstances, but do not let anything detour you from your dreams and life goals. I started off with having to control my anxiety and get a good balance on how to deal with it. This is a spectacular program and so many nursing graduates are benefiting from it. I have learned how to also carry on these strategies in my career and in my life.
    I will definitely be donating and try to follow this program because it is outstanding and everyone who is reading this has what it takes to pass the NCLEX and become a wonderful, amazing, badass nurse and person
    Thank you for everything Joan,
    Ashley Elizabeth Portis, RN
    Never give up on your dreams!!!!

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  128. Maria Theresa "Sai" Cerutti
    Maria Theresa "Sai" Cerutti says:

    Are you a nursing foreign graduate?
    Are you a repeat test taker?
    Is English not your first language?
    Do you want to PASS the NCLEX RN exam?
    If you answer YES to any of these questions then your wait is OVER!

    I’m proof of how great Joan Palmeri is. & I’d like to share my story.
    I’m a desperate nursing foreign graduate from Philippines and a repeat test taker,too. It took me awhile to be eligible to take the NCLEX RN exam here in California because of the concurrency issue but that didn’t stop me.
    The first time I took the exam, I failed. I ran out of time. I used :
    NCSBN ( FYI they aren’t the one who makes the NCLEX exam,it’s the Pearson Vue)
    KAPLAN (pls don’t waste your time & money to them) Their “tree” doesn’t make sense at all.
    BUT when I found out about Joan Palmeri & read the reviews about her on Facebook, I didn’t hesitate to sign up in her class. It was one of the best decision I’ve made. She’s the BEST & I’m not sugarcoating this. She knows exactly what she’s doing & she’s like my angel. She’d calm my nerves down whenever I have that panic mode. She’d explain & breakdown the questions word for word & this strategy is great if English is not your first language. I highly recommend her! Just listen to her & trust the process. Don’t forget to pray & trust yourself that you can do this!
    Please remember that you made it through nursing school and God would never bring you this far to let you down. Everything happens in due time and your time will come.
    This is Maria Theresa Cerutti, USRN!
    Good luck & God bless!

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  129. Allison
    Allison says:

    Hi just wanted to say I am a repeat test taker and if it wasn’t for Joan, GOD and her strategies I wouldn’t be calling myself an LPN. I took nclex on 12/03/2015 and went in with my mind so clear I didn’t even realize I answered 80 questions in less than one hour. When I came to question 85 I prayed and said let this be my last question please don’t make me go through all 205. I read the question, answered it and bam the blue screen came up test over. I was in utter shock shaking left the test center. Two days later I got my results I passed. I owe it to Joan she’s amazing. Thank you for everything. Whenever I needed support Joan was there to calm my nerves. Her thought process helped me through this. Believe in her strategies and most of all believe in yourself.

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  130. Hyacinth
    Hyacinth says:

    I want to take the time to thank Joan and all those involved with Project NCLEX. I was a second time test taker. I used Kaplan the first time and I was never actually taught to think, that is until this program. I failed the first time with 265 questions and the second time I passed in 75 questions. God has a way of working things out the way they should be and this program not only prepared me for the NCLEX but for my nursing career as a whole! I would highly recommend this program to those preparing to test. This is not just a test prep, it is a career prep.

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  131. LaVieta
    LaVieta says:

    I have to say MUCH THANKS TO JOAN P. I took the beast November 17th and I passed. I have to say if it was not for Joan and her strategies I don’t think I would have passed. Joan gives you excellent strategies on how to answer questions without even knowing what they are asking. I have to say when I started studying I was absolutely lost and one day I was reading nclex, and Uworld reviews and someone mentioned Joan’s name and I google her and went from there. When I initially started studying I was using too many study aids and studying entirely too much. Once I did my assessment and Joan reviewed it she told me I was studying all wrong. So I changed things up and here I am LaVieta Scales RN, BSN.
    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!??

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  132. Sira
    Sira says:

    Hello,

    I can finally say I’m RNBSN after several attempts and studied almost all materials, and go through different medical treatments including chemotherapy twice, Joan helped me and on my part I decided to follow the directions and strategies Joan Palmeri had my great success. Thanks Joan you’re the angel that God sent me to destroy the monster. Thanks

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  133. Samantha
    Samantha says:

    I can not begin to thank you enough Joan and PROJECT NCLEX!! I finally passed boards after two failed attempts! Your guidance and daily encouragement helped me to not only critically think better but also made me a better person! Your workshops and mediation guidance is what helped me to finally pass!! Thank you for everything you do! PROJECT NCLEX IS THE BEST WAY TO PASS BOARDS!!!!

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  134. Deneen
    Deneen says:

    I was a repeat test taker and failed the Nclex after two attempts, I then heard of Project NCLEX. I first read about the program and I read the testimonial reviews from repeat test takers and decided to take this course. I want to say Joan Palmeri shown me exactly what I needed to learn far as test taking strategies. Her methods shows that eating healthy, exercising and meditating is as essential to passing the boards as content. I read content all the time but I wasn’t slowing down and really understanding what the questions were asking. After attending the webinars and following the techniques Joan showed me, I finally passed the NCLEX. I would advised any person that struggles with testing to take this course. Thank you Joan for helping me become the super nurse I was destined to be…Love Nurse Project NCLEX…Deneen

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  135. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    I took the NCLEX 6 times, was extremely frustrated, self esteem extremely low. I was very questionable about NCLEX review programs, I had done them all, Kaplan, Hurst, NCLEX exam cram, HURST remediation NCSBN. My point was that I really didn’t have a ton of money to spend. I had already spent alot of money. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to move forward.

    I then called The Nurse Project, and El​ena​ answered the phone. She probably thought that I was a drill sargent. Somehow she talked me into signing up for this program. I did and this was the most positive move I could have made. I had alot of testing anxiety and I wasn’t breaking down the questions or reading them correctly. Joan had helped me how to deal with this

    I went and took the NCLEX for the 7th time passed with flying colors and I have to give a ton of credit to Joan I couldn’t have done it without you. I would recommend The Nurse Project to everyone taking the NCLEX

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  136. Meltem
    Meltem says:

    I graduated in June 2015. I purchased Kaplan but it wasn’t much of help because it didn’t fit into how I learned materials. I later found out about PROJECT NCLEX and ​U​World. They were a match​ made​ in heaven. I felt very confident in the material I was learning and the questions I was practicing from uworld, later Joan was the icing on the cake. She helped me open my mind and literary helped things come together for me to see it clearly. Uworld and nclex project was money well spent. Don’t hesitate to take Joan’s classes. I can vouch for her and you won’t regret it.. I passed NCLEX RN in August 2015 on first try with 75Q!! I owe it all the uworld and Joan!. Thanks for everything, ​Joan!

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  137. Dipti
    Dipti says:

    I would like to ​t​hank Project Nclex for their strategies and advice how to face the beast NCLEX. Joan, she is amazing​!​ ​T​he strategies she teaches during webinars are very different from other companies. Trust her process​,​ it really works. Being a foreign educated nurse and away from ​s​school for more than 6​ ​years was nerve ​w​racking. But Joan coaches every individual with his/her issues, and that makes her unique from other big fat nclex prep companies. A big thanks to Joan and Elena.

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  138. Brianna
    Brianna says:

    It’s official, at last I am an RN!!! After this difficult and challenging journey, I have made it with the help of Joan Palmeri and Project NCLEX. The strategies and daily ‘preparation’ routine that Joan made me follow definitely allowed me to pass this time around. Trust the process and follow all of the steps. She really focuses on test anxiety which was one of my weakness ​and​ I am glad to say that I can call myself a RN 🙂

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  1. Esther Chiedu
    Esther Chiedu says:

    Am so glad to say am a registered nurse in the United States. Am a foreign student graduated in 2010, l took the Nclex 6 times before l found Joan, l knew l needed strategy and critical thinking skills on how to answer NCLEX style questions. Joan is really amazing, her skills and strategies are the best, l finished the program and went for my exam had 86 questions in 3 hours and today am proud to say am a registered nurse. Thank you Joan, Am really grateful to you, God bless you for all you do, you’re the best.

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  2. Mary Obiyo
    Mary Obiyo says:

    I am a foreign educated nurse; graduated from nursing school 24 years ago. happyNCLEX by Joan Palmeri was my trick to beat the Nclex RN. The critical thinking skills and strategies Joan teaches is just amazing cos it helped me in managing content. I was able to tackle the questions with much confidence especially the much dreaded SATAs. I passed at 75 questions, first time testing. Thanks to God Almighty. Thanks to Joan Palmeri. happyNCLEX is the best!

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  3. Crystal Bush, RN
    Crystal Bush, RN says:

    Let me start from the beginning. I knew from a fairly young age that I wanted to help people. I even joined my local volunteer fire department when I was 16. After high school I tried the whole college thing and it really didn’t work out for me. Met my husband; got married; had our first child. I decided that I wanted more for my little family so I decided that I was going to go back to school. In 2003 I got sucked into one of those for profit technical schools to obtain a medical assisting degree. So I graduated top of my class as a medical assistant. Got a job and soon after found out we were pregnant with our second child which was a miracle in itself but that is for another time. So I take maternity leave and upon return realize that I had been replaced so I had nothing to go back to. So now I am trying to find a job in this field that I just when to schooling for and was highly unsuccessful. Fast forward to 2009. We have lost our car; lost our house; and me, my husband, and our 2 young children had to move in with my mom two years prior. I’m done…I don’t want this life for my kids. So back to school I go. This time I want to do what I had originally planned to do…Nursing. So I start my prereqs. However, it’s been 11 years since I was in school. I don’t want to overload myself so I go slow. Finally by fall 2011 I am accepted into the nursing program. But, two weeks later I am placed on hold for a paperwork issue. So that finally gets worked out and I am back in. Spring 2012. I hit some bumps in the road; fail a couple classes; just stuff. But I never gave up and in Oct 2014 I completed the nursing program with my ASN.

    Now is the fun part. I schedule my test for december but decide to reschedule because you know, both my kids birthdays are december, and christmas, and studying during thanksgiving…nope. So I wait until the new year. I’m ready; I got this…I don’t have my ID. Left it on the washing machine at home. So…there is the test and the $300 down the drain. Now I have to wait until I can save up again to repay and test. May 2015, test day…FAIL. That’s ok. I will try again.

    November 2015…FAIL. Now I’m pretty bummed and sort of put it off. Then a friend that I graduated with told me about Happy NCLEX. I look into it but don’t have the money. Well about 2 years later. after being in a crappy part time job and then losing it over something that was beyond my control, I think, it’s time. I have got to give this a go again. So I took Joan’s program and it was such an eye opener. She taught me HOW to take the test, not just WHAT to know. It was great. I had support. I had knowledge, and I had people from all over that were where I was. Joan helped me to feel confident about the fact that, despite being out for over 3 years, I could do this. So I did. I retook the test in Jan 2018…FAIL. I lost all hope. I gave up on myself. Got a job for $5/hour at Sonic Drive-In. I quit. I was done. I’m too stupid I’d say. I’m a disappointment to my family; not true. But I felt like there was no hope for me.

    I rode the pity train for several months. Then some things happened; new management came in; husband had surgery and was out of work. I had to do this. I knew I could. I know the material. I know the information. I just suck at tests. So I decided I’d go again. I mean what did I have to lose (other than another $300). So I got uworld for the question banks (something I didn’t do when taking Joans program, but I insist that you do). Placed Joan’s teachings about how to take the test, how to approach each question into mind. And on Sept 20, 2018 I tried yet again.

    Now for those of you who don’t know, the state of Texas has a requirement that you MUST pass within 4 years of graduating. If not, you really only have two options; test in another state or start nursing school over. Well I didn’t have to do that because I PASSED!!! I finally did it.

    The NCLEX is like no other test out there. You can’t just say, this is right and this is wrong. It takes more critical thinking than anything out there. Joan teaches you that. She teaches you how to think critically, not just yes or no which is what we have all been taught our whole lives. When did Columbus discover America..1492. Which patient should you go see first….There is no date or name to just know and remember to tell you that answer. You have to approach it from a different way. And this program helped me to realize that. And I know I didn’t pass the first time after taking this program; because I didn’t do it just right. You can’t just watch her videos. You HAVE to put it to work. So, take the program; learn the how; and most importantly…NEVER GIVE UP. You will do it. I did. Good luck and you got this.

    Crystal Bush, RN

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  4. kwilson251
    kwilson251 says:

    I PASSED!! Those words could be coming out of your mouth too. All you need to do is follow the happyNCLEX program. Joan does not advertise her program. She doesn’t need to, students like myself tell everyone they know how great it feels to finally have a resource to learn critical thinking. In school I can’t tell you how many times I heard that I needed to critically think. When I asked how to critically think I was told that it isn’t something that can be taught. Which left me feeling frustrated because I just didn’t know how to apply my knowledge. I do now! Thanks to this program I now know the skills required to pass NCLEX. I passed on my first try. The only content I studied was lab values. I used the skills from this program to answer every question, and I passed with the minimum amount of questions. I can not say enough great things about Joan and happyNCLEX. But I’ll let you be the judge of that. What on earth are you waiting for? Your solution is right here!

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  5. Katelyn
    Katelyn says:

    To say passing the NCLEX is a relief would be an understatement for me. I am proof that if you put your mind to something and never give up, you WILL get there! I am not ashamed to say that I took the NCLEX 7 times! Yes, 7 times. Each time I was very very close to passing. At times, I thought I had probably passed after taking it, but found out I failed. I used every resource possible. I used Happy Nclex twice. Joan is truly an inspiration. She encouraged me and I used her strategies every single time I took the NCLEX. I took 265 questions I’m not sure how many times. Most people would have given up. Some people say, maybe if you had to take it that many times, you’re not in the right profession. I ignored all of those negative comments, because I knew I had it in me to pass this beast! On my 7th try, I went in very calm. I prayed so hard that this would be the final time. I was in it for the long haul! I received 265 questions, yet again, and felt defeated. I planned to take my materials to work the next day to study, because I knew there was no way I passed. I could not eat, I was up all night wondering if I passed, I even went in my home office and was looking up answers to questions that I remembered from the test. The next morning, I was driving to work and while I was at a red light, I happened to look down at my phone and see I had 3 emails. I figured they were all junk, so I looked at them quickly. I saw an email saying LPN/RN Congrats. I was receiving emails saying I had to renew my LPN license, so I thought it would be something about that. The first line read: Congratulations! Your RN number is…. I immediately was in shock. I started crying saying, “oh my gosh, I passed!!!” I called my husband crying and told him my news and that day I told everyone my amazing news. I was no longer stuck. I was no longer feeling defeated. I obtained my LPN license in 2014. I passed my boards on the first try. I went right back to school right away and obtained my RN degree and graduated in 2015. So it took me a while to pass, and many tries. I took a lot of time in between and I even started taking classes to pursue my Bachelor’s degree. I have had one class left to take for my BSN, but had to wait until I passed the NCLEX. So now I can finish that class and I will have my Bachelor’s degree in the beginning of December!! Happy early 30th birthday to me and Merry Christmas! Nothing will ever stop me! Now I can find my dream job and move forward!!! I hope this story empowers others to never give up!!!

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  6. lsugar
    lsugar says:

    Like so many of the others, it was a long road but passed and am officially an RN. I really lost hope after failing twice and battling a rare tumor in my foot. I felt defeated and didn’t know where to begin. I went to an IVY league school, graduated cum laude and I still FAILED. This is not a knowledge exam at all, and I cant stress this enough. For me it was learning how to break each question down, and really understand WHAT the question is really asking. I found Joan through an all nurses forum when her name kept popping up. I was skeptical because nothing else had worked. Hurst was great for content review (if thats what you need, or if you have been out of school for awhile) but it really isn’t necessary. Joan taught me how to play this game, and answer the questions even when I had no idea what the med or disease was. I finished in 90 questions, 3 hours, and 31 SATA. Yes, you heard me.. 31. I didnt panic once because I trusted Joan’s process and was able to answer each SATA with confidence. Follow the program, do each step, take the 12 weeks, and SLOW down and you will pass too. Good luck everyone, breathe, and I know you can do it!!

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  7. Bevy@20
    [email protected] says:

    This is a pleasure to take time to post my comment as a licensed RN. I have taken the NCLEX several times and failed, because I was too anxious and I did not have any skills in answering NCLEX questions, but to God be the glory I passed. The computer shut off at 88 questions and I knew that I passed !! because I used my skills with every question. I am here to encourage students who have failed several times, and think it is not possible to pass, please follow HappyNclex the way in which it is set up, Step by Step, take your time to identify the Key words and approach the question as the nurse taking care of the patient. please remember not to focus on the time, on NCLEX clock, your focus is the question on the computer screen who is your patient and needs your help. I can honestly say without HappyNclex, I would not have done it, because none of the other review teaches like Joan, and they were all so very expensive, much more than HappyNclex. This was my last stop, so I will always appreciate Joan for the rest of my life for her help, encouragement, and motivation in reaching my goals. I have paid a lot of money for so many reviews but none was helpful. HappyNclex was the most affordable and best. Joan has lifted my heavy burden and I can now say I am a Registered Nurse (RN). Thanks a million Joan and I wish you long life, and may God continue to bless you.

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  8. Theresa
    Theresa says:

    First of all let me say a very big thank you to the almighty God and to Joan.I took my NCLEX last week Wednesday August 22, 2018 and I passed with 83 questions in 2hour 45minutes I guess. I’m here to inspire all the people who have failed several times and to let them know is possible.I graduated 2016, and have failed the exam several times.My school uses Kaplan, after that we did Hurst review. I have used all the resources out there you can think about, Kaplan, Hurst, Saunders, Lippincott, some online review, Mark Klimek, ATI, spend a lot of money on several reviews and anything you can think about just to ensure I pass and I was still not passing. I became depressed, sad because all my classmates were nurses and I was still stuck. A friend finally introduced me to happy NCLEX which I call my savior. Waiting for a year and a half and working as a tech knowing very well I have finished nursing school was my biggest problem, but the headache finally got elevated. Ms. Joan will give you tough love but it will eventually work for your own good. When you do Happy NCLEX thoroughly the way Joan instructs you to do it you will pass easily. Please listen to her and just do what she says! I had totally lost confidence in my self but Joan brought it back.Her program has everything you need in terms of how to manage anxiety and understand questions. This time I was able to sleep the night before my exam, I exercised and ate well like she told us and did something for fun not just studying for hours it doesn’t work. Once again thank you to Joan and her crew for working with me. Another good thing is they will always extend the date for your expiration if you need it, just call them and be honest. After a year and half struggle I thank God I finally passed, I broke out into tears when I found out I passed with 83 questions and i received the congratulations letter and license on Thursday August 23, 2018, 24 hours after I took the exam. Now I can call myself RN, by God’s grace, I’m more than happy and fulfilled. Everyone out there in the same situation,I don’t care how many times you have taken NCLEX, if I can do it, you can do it. I will always refer people to this program and I have already referred 3 people.

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  9. mnbutler
    mnbutler says:

    I passed the NCLEX in 109 questions in about 3 1/2hrs!! This was my second time taking the exam and my experiences from the two are totally different. At my first exam, I took all 265 in 3 1/2 hrs. I went way too fast and my anxiety was through the roof. It was so bad at one point I told myself to push through and just get it over with. It was so bad and I left the testing center bawling the whole way home. I knew I needed to do something different. A friend told me about happynclex and I looked at the website and decided to try it. I followed the program exactly how it is set up! I did a max of studying for 4 hrs each day. I worked my way up to sitting down and doing questions for 3 1/2 hrs before I was scheduled to take my exam. I meditated and did 20 mins of exercise every day! I woke early every morning and was studying at the time I was scheduled to take my exam. The night before I was in bed by 8 o’clock to just relax and wind down as I knew I needed a good nights rest. I woke up at 5 o’clock so I could have time to exercise for 20 minutes and meditate before my exam. I think for myself, this was the biggest key to my success, as it really stabilized my mood and I felt calm and relaxed going into the exam. I got there at 7:15 and I was able to start right away. I did the warm up and got to question 34 and had to go to the bathroom and I was getting nervous. I did what Joan recommended and recognized my anxiety so I could make it go away. I went back to the exam and went to question 80 before I took another break. This break was 15-20mins. I walked the halls in the building while eating a protein bar and drinking a bottle of water. I told myself I was doing really well and was right where I wanted to be. I built myself up because I knew that you have to be your biggest supporter and no one is going to do this besides myself. I went to question 109 and it shut off. I was overwhelmed with joy because I knew I did well. I walked out of the testing center so happy because I knew I passed. My experiences where totally different because when I took the exam the second time I had skills. I didn’t study any content because as Joan says, you learned that all in nursing school and you didn’t need anymore. I imagined myself as the nurse in the blue scrubs with the stethoscope hanging around my neck in every question. I truly believe that because of all of the things Joan gave me, I passed the NCLEX with flying colors. Trust and follow the process. Go your own pace! Everyone is so different and you know how fast or slow you should be going. If you do this, you will have a wonderful outcome like I did. I’m able to finally call myself Madison Butler RN 🙂

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    • Margaret (Peggy) Bulanda
      Margaret (Peggy) Bulanda says:

      Hello Future Nurses!!

      I highly recommend taking This course! Joan’s skills were with me though out each and every NCLEX question. Her skills are amazing! This was my first attempt and passed!! 1:50 min with 85 questions. I took my time with each question. I had two pharm questions that I had never heard of. But using these skills I was able to figure out the answer. I was calm thought out the entire test because I was confident with the skills I had learned. This training is well worth the money spent! Joan is amazing!! Best wishes on your future NCLEX testing!!

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  10. Amelia Samlal
    Amelia Samlal says:

    I would like to thank Joan Palmeri and the team at happynclex. I did most of the course but after the step one I felt ready, I continued to step 2 and was even more ready! Step 3 was very helpful also. I especially found videos managing anxiety was good and training myself for the NCLEX marathon helped build my stamina.

    The problem solving strategies, using the key words, slowing down and answering questions to the best of my abilities helped immensely!
    Thank you again!!

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  11. Niesha
    Niesha says:

    Hello Everyone!!

    For those of you debating on a review program just like I was almost two years ago. My school used Kaplan which was the worst idea it did not help me at all. I used Uworld only because I was in the group on Facebook people kept saying I only used Uworld and passed. Ok that was try number two. Then I spoke with a friend she said have you heard of a program called Happy Nclex I said no. I looked the program up and was like are you sure this is going to work why is it so inexpensive? She said trust me listen to that lady ok so I brought it. I did not do it for the entire recommend 12 weeks I think I only did it for 7 weeks I was just so ready to test and pass. But once again that did not work because I didn’t follow the happy nclex program correctly. I reach out to Joan and she saw my report and I could just remember her email asking me do you see how close you where to passing. So I buckled down for my 4th try and brought Uworld again doing the entire QBANK this time and I did Happy Nclex Properly this time and I focused on all of her videos. But the three that I really had on repeat was Keywords, No Keywords, Prioritizing Based on Setting. Let me tell you something when this lady says slow down and don’t rush listen because I use to rush I hated going passed 75. But going passed 75 is the key for some people to pass we all can’t pass in 75. But following Happy Nclex the Right way and not taking short cuts you can do it!!!!!! Go Future RN. #ifididitsocanyou

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  12. Shinelle Higgins Inniss
    Shinelle Higgins Inniss says:

    I have been waiting 1 year for this day where I can proudly say I’m a registered nurse in the United States, watch out RN coming through. I’m an international nurse, graduated in 2009 . All thanks to Ms Joan Palmeri and my god almighty.
    Back track- I wrote the NCLEX twice in 2017 and failed at 75 questions. I was so devastated because I knew I was putting in the work. At my second failure I told my husband I was over with nursing. He told me he has never seen anyone so passionate about being a nurse as I am and he never knew me as that kind of person to accept defeat. With that said I went ahead and started looking for the next review class. Every one was teaching content and I knew I needed a different approach. A friend recommended happynclex and I decided to try this programme. I must say it was my best decision ever. Joan equipped me with the tools I need in order to understand and answer questions especially sata. Her strategies on sata questions made me felt so calm when I saw them come on the screen. I wrote my exam June 2018 took my time and passed with 75 questions. Please people listen to her and follow her teaching. Good luck everyone!

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  13. biancafederiso
    biancafederiso says:

    Hello,
    I want to let you know that I am now an officially RN!!!.
    I just want to share my journey. I’m thankful to Ms. Joan Palmeri for this review. I learned how to answer the nclex question in the right way, because before I’m more in knowledge based, but NCLEX was not that way. It’s more critical thinking and how to be safe nurse, and that’s what I learned on this review. Just follow the steps and practice questions, then trust God. Focus and give your best. The result will be positive. Thank you again Ms. Joan.

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  14. Eunice Ferrer
    Eunice Ferrer says:

    Hi Future RN’s

    If you feel dejected, thinking that you can’t pass NCLEX because you exhaust all the resources that you’ve tried and yet you can’t pass it, if you feel that no matter what you do, your best wasn’t good enough. Well You found the right place to start your journey to become a registered nurse. This program is a Godsend to all future nurses and the ones who failed a lot of times. Trust her process, if you seem skeptical about her program don’t be! I’ll prove you all wrong. I was skeptical at first too but when I learned about her process/program, it is amazing. It’s based on research and I can attest to that because I am a registered nurse now and it’s all thanks to Joan. She’ll help you every step of the way. Here is my story so that you could be inspired that no matter what happens failure doesn’t define you.

    I still can’t believe that I passed my exam since it was just last night that I found out that I finally passed my NCLEX-RN. I have failed a lot of times. I was even thinking of giving up because every time I checked the quick results I always see the word “FAIL”. I was so devastated that I wanted to give up. But since it was my dream I said to myself that I’ll stand up and move forward. I’ll always give my 110% every exam so yeah I failed again but I also think that I learned a lot of things by failing those exams. It served as a motivation to strive harder and persevere. My friend of mine told me about Joan, so I checked her out but I was really skeptical at first but since my friend passed through her program I signed up to check the program out. So I followed her step by step instructions but I failed again but that didn’t stop me from achieving my dreams. So I emailed her my CPR and she told me that I focused too much with the medical terms instead of focusing on the nursing actions. I signed up again to her program since I really believed in her and that next time I’ll take my NCLEX I’ll nail it . So this time around I focused on my patients and imagined I was really taking care of them. It took me 5 hours to complete the 75 questions. I was kinda relieved when the computer shut down but at the same time I don’t know what to feel. Few hours later I was crying thinking I didn’t make it again. After 2 days I didn’t even want to look at my result but when I decided to check it and just accept what may the result is. I can finally say that IM OFFICIALLY A REGISTERED NURSE. I can’t thank you enough Joan for the things you’ve taught us. Words can’t express how grateful I am to you.
    So Future RN’s I wish you all good luck! I know you can do it! There’s a reason why it is called HappyNclex so that you can pass your exam and be happy about it.
    Eunice G. Ferrer RN

    You will fail at some point in your life. Accept it. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. You will suck at something. There is no doubt about it. … Never be discouraged. Never hold back. Give everything you’ve got. And when you fall throughout life — and maybe even tonight after a few too many glasses of champagne — fall forward.
    — Denzel Washington

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  15. Nelson N Balingwe
    Nelson N Balingwe says:

    I am officially an RN this day May 31, 2018 after answering 150 questions in 5.5 hours on Tuesday May 29. I focused on the nursing CONCEPTS (i.e is the nurse teaching, assessing, intervening etc Or Nursing action) throughout the exam. I also took several deep breaths during the exam to control my anxiety. I had a mastery of the key words and how they work. I did not have any problem not understanding a key word. All these came through thanks to our able Joan Palmeri. I recited her voice several times during the exam. For example, she will always say “when a question comes on the screen, take a deep breathe, read the base first and identify the key. Spend enough time in the base and know what they are asking then read the question etc”.
    I graduated 2009 BSN and 2013 MSc from Cameroon (Africa).
    There is no use rushing and getting answers wrong. It’s better to slow down, use your critical thinking skills and get answers right because ‘There is no use running while running a wrong road”.
    It was my turn today, Tomorrow will also be your turn.
    God bless you all.
    Nelson Balingwe RN

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      • Joan Palmeri
        Joan Palmeri says:

        hi Pauline, See the FAQ on the website for the answers to your questions. If you still need help, call the office: 302 359-7917 (weekdays, Eastern time zone)

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  16. Abimbola
    Abimbola says:

    First,I want to thank GOD for His goodness and for sending the “Decoder” Joan Palmeri to help put an end to the fear and failure of the so called ‘beast’ NCLEX.’
    I call Joan a ‘Decoder’ because the Nclex does their thing by coding questions but Joan knows how to decode them. Isn’t that superb? You all can do it.
    Joan, I really appreciate you for you make people’s dream come true with just little amount of money with much to offer, you are indeed God sent. God will continue to heel and strengthen you.

    Having graduated as an international student in 1998, never a bookworm, I have never liked textbooks, I was told I have to study for this test. So I bought different types of textbooks that testers on Youtube said were good which I still never opened till date, while still searching for my kind of thing. I was on facebook sometime when I came across HappyNclex and when I saw the statement ‘You can’t study for Nclex’ I was curious and something inside me said why not try this? There must be a clear way to go about the test. I decided to give it a try and right from the beginning, I was not disappointed.
    I was enjoying the program, especially Webinars because I like to listen, it makes me feel like am in class and it helps when at exam as I would be remembering all that learnt. I played around in the first 2 months then I sent an email to Joan that I was done. Guess what? She knows what she’s doing. She caught me there, and when she asked for my assessments, I was like hmmm what assessment? Then she told me what I skipped over and to go back. I wanted to cry because I had precisely 1 month left for the test. I followed instructions, I memorized the keywords and the other problem solving skills, watched the anxiety videos she posted several times because my first attempt with Nclex, I spent 30 minutes and was done, just because of anxiety. I was shaky and just wanted to get out of the center. Having done everything as Joan instructed, my confidence built up and I was ready. I was focused at the exam after taking deep breath each time questions popped up, then suddenly after like an hour and thirty something minutes, the computer shut down. I immediately called for help and was told I was done so I said I only got to 76! I was told the computer had shut down that it was research questions I had left. Something told me I passed because I already dreamt it.
    The board I registered with doesn’t release or allow one to check result in 48 hours so I kept myself busy by watching movies and reading novels for over one month. I had even forgotten I could call for the result,I dreamt again that someone told me to come takeover my shift then I remembered and called that morning and was told I have a License number that I passed and am officially an RN!!!, I screamed and jump for joy,I checked the website to confirm- May 16 and it’s like a dream so I keep checking even last night I checked to be sure because it has not been mailed.
    I want to encourage everyone that is preparing for the test not to be afraid of the Nclex. Anxiety is that beast and you have to get rid of it. Follow Joan’s instructions, know your keywords and skills by heart, because to me, she made the Nclex look like “what’s up buddy” then on the Nclex I discovered English is very important because you have to know how to interpret the questions which Joan exclusively break down and she is always there for you to answer any questions.

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  17. MarilouAdam
    MarilouAdam says:

    I graduated march 2006 from the Philippines. English is my second language. I had 4 attempts taking nclex rn, 2x in 2007 and 2x in 2017. I thought nclex was a scam because i always failed. I reviewed with the “best” review centers and used the “best” qbank but none of them helped me to pass. I cant find a word how thankful i am when i pass using happynclex. I doubt the program when i was starting but in the end it gives me confidence that i can pass this time. Ms Joan Palmeri and her program is the key for passing my NCLEX RN exam. All in this program covers everything. And most of all trust and believe in yourself as you trust this program. To Ms Joan Palmeri and to this program, i cant thank you enough! I already recommend this program to 3 persons and still counting. This program is worth it. If i can do it, you can too!
    Marilou P. Naniong, BSN, PHRN, SGRN, USRN

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  18. Monique
    Monique says:

    I’m not a big fan of posting online, but if you are reading this message, I just want to let you know that Joan’s methods work! I passed my Nclex-RN on April 21, 2018 with 167 questions and over 5 hours in the test centre. I didn’t worry that I was running out of time. My thought was…the fact that I was still answering questions meant that I was still in the “game” lol. I remained calm. After going through nursing school, please remember that you have the knowledge but sometimes anxiety gets the better of us. This program helps with anxiety and it definitely works. Don’t lose hope….you can do this!!

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  19. Nisan
    Nisan says:

    I graduated nursing school in May of 2015 and took Kaplan review that August. In March of 2017 I was scheduled to sit for NCLEX and had such a fear of testing that I didn’t show. I felt so defeated that I waited until June 2017 to schedule my next attempt. After 240 questions, I failed. I received my CPR in the mail and saw that I was near the passing standard in all categories. I tried again in November of 2017 and failed again after about 130 questions. I stumbled upon something that said “The NCLEX Whisperer”, clicked on it, and started researching Joan Palmeri and what she could do to help me pass. I started happynclex.com in January, and really learned test-taking strategies that I needed to pass the NCLEX. NCLEX fear is real though and almost made me panic like the other times I sat for NCLEX, but there was something different about this time. I was calm, I took deep breaths whenever a SATA question popped up and did what Joan taught me to do (I had 54 SATA, btw), and finally passed NCLEX this past Thursday. What Joan is offering is priceless and I would tell anyone who is struggling with passing NCLEX to stop trying to STUDY for NCLEX and allow Joan to help you learn the test-taking strategies that you need to pass. I’m so happy that I found you, Joan! I’m forever grateful!

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  20. Uzoamaka Akporotu
    Uzoamaka Akporotu says:

    I passed on my first try at 76 questions in 2 hours. Am a foreign educated nurse from Nigeria. I left nursing school 19years ago. I Studied for less than 3 months. I was very anxious before I joined the happynclex team. The critical thinking skills and management of the threat response are so invaluable.Any one can pass the NCLEX by following all that is shared here am grateful!!!
    I want to thank Joan for following the inspiration and the motivation to create a program like this. Every question I asked had always been promptly answered.For those who look forward to a day like this, I say, be relentless!! Dont give up or give over to anxiety. If I can do it so can you!

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  21. Nuha Jiffry
    Nuha Jiffry says:

    If you have found yourself on this website and have reached the end of my post, don’t turn back! Visiting this site is the first step to you passing the nclex! I graduated in December of 2016, wrote my nclex for the first time in May 2017 and failed (145 Q’s in 3 hrs). I felt defeated, unmotivated, and genuinely thought I had exhausted all of my options to help me pass..until, a friend of mine, who was also in the same boat as me passed after using HappyNCLEX.

    With one month left to write my nclex for the second time, I joined happynclex and it was the best decision. This program prepares you in all aspects. Joan’s approach is something like I’ve never seen before, and through her videos she was able to motivate and encourage me to believe and lean on my own strengths and knowledge as a student and as a nurse. After just a couple videos, I had a completely new mindset and felt excited to write my nclex and PASS.

    A month later, on March 12, 2018, I officially achieved something I felt was impossible to achieve just a month prior to. This time, I used Joan’s advice.. I slowed down, read key words, took my time where it was needed and passed after writing 79 Q’s in 5 hrs!
    Thank you Joan!

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    • Charlotte
      Charlotte says:

      Hi Nuba what program did u use to prepare for the 1st attempt? Besides happy nclex, did u uss anything else for the 2nd attempt and how much did it cost you for the month?

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  22. RN
    RN says:

    My journey started in 2011 Lpn 265 questions passed. Then 2013 graduated RN. I tried the following: ATi 2014-1st attempt failed then I paid for Kaplan (they use the expected/unexpected method)-2014 (did not feel confident and forfeited) Ready to Pass (Content driven course) -2016 failed
    Now: Happy NCLEX and U world—85 questions in 2.5 hours…Joan your program is unique and focuses on managing anxiety and sharpening test taking skills! You are a Genius!!!For everyone out there, Joan is very understanding, please do not hesitate to reach out to her 🙂
    Thank you for everything!

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  23. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    I can finally say that I passed my NCLEX RN on March 9th, 75 questions in just under 4 hrs (including 2 breaks). I am a Canadian RN, graduated in 2007 (BScN), worked in Critical Care until 2010 when my son was born and moved to the USA in 2012, and had my daughter in 2013. Last year at this time (after going through a terrible divorce and now as a single mom) I decided I wanted to start the process to getting licensed here in the USA. I had multiple steps to take but finally got my ATT last fall, at which time I time started training with Joan. I set my test date for Dec 23rd 2017. I marched in that test room with the skills that Joan taught me, but what I wasn’t truly prepared for was the stress response that hit me like a brick wall and when I sat down to test it was like I completely forgot to use my skills and just answered questions, desperately looking at the clock and questions count. All I wanted was for the test to shutoff at 75. Well it shut off at 75 but I failed, miserably. I felt defeated, embarrassed, etc., but picked myself up and set to test again on March 9th 2018. This time around was completely different. I went in there armed with my skills, and even though that stress response was there, I was able to shut it down by working through each and every question the way that Joan taught me. I did it even if I knew the answer. I had about 30-35 SATA questions, mind numbing…. Anyways, I took the last break at 3.5 hours in and was only at question number 65. I was concerned that if I had to write all 265 I would run out of time. So I went out, had an apple and a piece of cheese to boost my brain and went back in there. I hit question 75 and the computer shut off. I was relieved and scared at the same time because I wasn’t sure how I did. Anyways, in less than 48 hrs I checked quick results and I passed. I was elated, felt like I had been released from prison and won the lottery all at the same time. What a feeling! I want to encourage anyone doing this that you CAN do it, you just need to focus on the skills Joan is teaching, stop studying content and follow her program exactly as she has it. Do not underestimate that stress response and realize that Joan teaches us to answer questions the way she does to reduce that response. It’s brilliant and it works!! All the best to all of you in your journey. And to Joan, thank you so much for commitment and dedication to helping us get to where we need to be, you are truly one of a kind!!!!

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  24. jielamay
    jielamay says:

    I graduated college in the Philippines in 2009, then married and moved to the USA in 2011. Like many of the stories I’ve read here, mine has a similar fate. I previously self-studied the material and passed the Board of Nursing exam in the Philippines, but when attempting the NCLEX here in the USA, the results were not as favorable. I thought I knew the material like many others whom have failed before. I tried a different review each time, and I kept going back, time and time again attempting to beat the NCLEX. Much to my demise, the NCELX was the 5 time winner…. THAT IS UNTIL I DISCOVERED JOAN PALMERI…. She gave me the skills and ability to find the confidence the NCLEX had ripped from me. It wasn’t easy, but if you follow her plan of 4 study hours daily, 30 mins exercise, meditation, a balanced diet, and especially PRAYER, you’ll be surprised how well it’ll work for you. I’d almost given up hope, but the remedial review and one on one coaching Joan has perfected, gave me the skills and knowledge to pass the NCLEX. I’ll sing the praises of this course to all upcoming nurses and foreign students I meet allowing them the best possible practices in preparation for the exam. THANK YOU JOAN. You’re God sent Blessing to me. 🙂

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    • Jun T
      Jun T says:

      Hey kabayan. How are you? I just saw this website and this forum. Gonna take exam soon. I thinking to use this as well i got only 3 weeks more.

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  25. Zada
    Zada says:

    “WOOW I AM OFFICIALLY US-RN”
    It would not have been possible without Happynclex.
    Before Joining this program:
    – I used to cram a lot.
    – Used to be restless
    -Used to be more active on social media and spending my valuable time talking with toxic and negative peoples.
    – Used to cry
    – Was full of fears
    – No idea about how to tackle the problem rather used to focus on medical terminologies
    – used to search companies like Kaplan, Hurst and Remar review once in a while and used to compare price.
    – Used to doubt whether this happynclex program will be good or not? Whether reviews on this website are true or not?
    After Joining Happynclex:
    – Felt confident
    – was able to concentrate full 4.45 hours on only Qs nothing else
    – motivated & relaxed
    – Was able to control uncertain situation now.
    – Followed each and every suggestions as much as I can. She is 100% true on what she speaks. And what she is doing. Helping the anxious nurses like me to become confident and competent in certain way is incredible, and amazing.
    I spent 225$. I feel like every single cent was worth it. I had no regret even single second on my money that I had invested. This drastic change in my thought pattern and behavior is only possible with Joan Palmeri. I salute her each and every package of strategies. Which made possible to pass NCLEX-RN with flying colors.
    If you are reading this post please don’t think twice to subscribe. Just subscribe this program and pass NCLEX-RN with research based skills.
    I nailed it. I believe you too can.

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  26. Kenshia
    Kenshia says:

    Hello,
    I want to thank Joan and the happy NCLEX family for my NCLEX journey. I passed my LPN exam with 174 questions. This was my second time taking the exam, with the first one being a year ago. I graduated Aug. 2016 and took my exam Dec. 12th 2016. When I received the news that I failed, did the PVT trick an hour afterwards, I was devastated. In school you hear all the horror stories concerning the exam and boy was I one of the students whom felt I needed to know ALL nursing content prior to taking the exam. After I failed, my grandmother, went on hospice so I took time to spend with her until her death. A month after we buried her in March 2017, my cousin was killed by his girlfriend, I did not mention my uncle unexpectedly died in his sleep a week before my graduation. This same cousin that was killed, was the first son of the uncle that had died. Death had not visited my family since 92 so this was a very sad time for my family and I. My anxiety was through the roof and I was grieving , whereas it lead me into a deep depression.

    I purchased HappyNclex the first time I took my exam. But can honestly say , I had so much going on that I was not focused enough and do the things Joan had taught me to do. To be honest with myself , I never made it pass Step one in the program. I still had the mindset that she maybe correct but I need more content! So after I failed, i also purchased two other programs, plus I had some “famous” audios from someone and listened to them as well. I purchased UWorld and NCLEX mastery, all during the first half of 2017.

    Towards the end of the year after reviewing ALL of that material, I was lead to give Joan’s program another chance. And I am here to tell you, after spending hundreds on “content stuff” nothing could have gotten me through than Happy Nclex! The strategies are amazing and no matter what you review for this exam, you will never know what you are going to get. Joan was understanding to some more issues that came up, she paused my program and had to extend it a few times. She never gave up on me and always made me feel secure and very hopeful that I can too pass this exam. I have very bad test anxiety and I can honestly say that I went in this time and it was just like another home practice day.

    Do as she tells you and I promise you will pass. The content is already in you! You don’t need expensive programs to help you go over content. You need to focus on How To Answer the questions, relax, and know that you will never know all the drugs, nor every disease in nursing! I got questions on things I never heard of and I tackled each question one by one and visualized me being in that particular setting , during that particular question. Trust her and you will definitely pass! Thanks again Joan and you will definitely hear from me again!

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  27. Cheyenne.dillon23
    Cheyenne.dillon23 says:

    Hi there, I am finally a registered nurse and I want to share my story with you guys. I graduated from a community college in May of 2016. When I had taken the predictor, it told me I had a 98% chance of passing! The first time I took my test was in July 2016 and at the time I had an uncle who was very ill and the weekend before my test he took a turn for the worst. This was very traumatic & I couldn’t concentrate at all during my test. I got about 110 questions in about 2 hours…..WAY too fast. So I picked myself up after I failed and began to study again. I had used ATI, Hurst, Kaplan, Exam Cram, NCLEX mastery, Etc. So I tested again in September 2016, I received 265 questions and felt pretty good about it but I failed again. I took some time off but began to study again and I tested again in November 2016, receiving 265 questions again and failing again. At this point I had to take a board certified remedial course with would take 90 days and I would have to go back and do 96 hours of clinical. So after all this my 4th attempt was May 2017 and I received 265 AGAIN and failed AGAIN. At this point I felt completely lost, I wasn’t sure this was even what I wanted to do anymore. I also had a very negative step parent who put me down any chance he got. Well I was on some facebook pages asking for any guidance at all and that when I heard about HAPPY NCLEX! BEST DECISION I EVER MADE! Joan is the best, all you need to defeat this beast is some problem solving skills which is what Joan teaches you. Listen to everything she says. I took the NCLEX for the 5th time December 2017, receiving 141 questions. I felt pretty good about and I was right to because I FINALLY passed! I became an RN December 16th 2017. My only complaint is that I didn’t know about Joan after the first time I tested! Please NEVER EVER give up!

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  28. Sandhya Neupane
    Sandhya Neupane says:

    I am an international student who was struggling a lot for passing Nclex. I studied a lot of content for about 4 months and attempted my exam for the 1st time but I couldn’t pass. Then one of my friend recommended me happy nclex. I thought of giving a try, then I was able to understand what nclex really is. nclex is not about knowing all content and finally I passed my Nclex with 75 questions. What I feel is, Nclex about knowing a basic knowledge and knowing the test taking skills and You can learn those test taking skills from Happy Nclex. Her startegy really works. My suggestion to future test takers, Don’t stress in content, do how Joan trains you, Practice questions, Take time when answering questions. These are the keys to pass nclex. Best of Luck for future RN.

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    • Monika
      Monika says:

      Sandhya neupane congratulations at first 👏👏 ra kei kura sodhna maan lagyo about happy nclex kasto cha katiko faida ramro cha…sabai kura kasto kasto include garcha?

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      • Sandhya
        Sandhya says:

        Its really a good program for international students like us who are totally unknown about applying critical thinking skills in questions. You should give a try. Its really worth.

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  29. alvindaug
    alvindaug says:

    I am an international nurse who migrated in a country that requires NCLEX to practice as an RN. Although, I studied for another two years for upgrading I still failed taking NCLEX for the third attempt. It was in facebook that I read something about Happy NCLEX that teaches exam strategies and problem-solving skills. After that devastating failure on Juy 19, 2017, though it’s hard to move on, I finally signed up Happy NCLEX on September. At first, I doubted the format of the program because I am so worried about learning contents. Nevertheless, I still followed the program. In just two weeks, I saw results not in my score in practice doing questions in my qbank but in my mood after doing exercise 20 minutes per day and doing medications/prayers.

    I continued with the program and I realized that my score indeed improved. But I did not trust because I was using uworld for months I get familiar with some questions. I tried answering the questions in my own Joan posted in the webinar group practice and my score was too low. I moved my exam twice and Joan and her team were so supportive, extended my subscription with no added cost. Finally, the day comes, I did not got a good sleep prior to the exam but I tried to relax. My exam reached to 150 with 6 hours. In the middle, I was tempted to answer too fast because my mind is telling me that I will be reaching 265 questions or I will be running out of time. But I made a decision that I will take my time answering the questions. Indeed, my time runs out. I left the room at peace. The following day I received an email from my board and congratulated me that I passed. What a release!

    I realized that my previous attempts were failed because mainly of unmanaged anxiety and not-knowing the mechanics of NCLEX. I am glad I enrolled Joan”s program. There is no way I can pass that exam without her training no matter how much content I will be having. Her program really tackles what is exactly needed to pass the exam. She really know what test taker needs. Some are saying that Joan is not an RN and how can she coached someone to become an RN. But I can testify that she knew how to answer NCLEX questions more than anybody knows even those who are in this field for decades.

    Thank yoiu Joan for your unselfish desire to help us got our license and realized our dream.

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  30. Stellaruby
    Stellaruby says:

    I passed!!!! The best feeling in the world when you see that pass after a couple of fails. I gave up hope before joining happynclex, I felt so defeated. I graduated school with honors and couldn’t pass this exam. I was so hesitant to join the program because I spent so much on other programs that showed me no results.
    The best decision I have made was signing up to happynclex. I realized the first day, how Joan’s approach was different then others. She gave me back the confidence I never thought I would get again. And helped me realize that I had all the content knowledge I needed I just wasn’t applying it correctly.
    Joan I honestly think if it wasn’t for you and your program I would be going on a repeat cycle of testing. I did it this time 75 Questions 2.5 hours. I’m finally an RN. Do step by step what Joan tells you and this will be your last time retesting.

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    • David
      David says:

      Congrats on becoming an RN!! i’ve test multiple times i feel defeated. Does this program teach some content knowledge, because i;ve been out of school for a while. Also what test bank did you use? Thanks!!

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  31. shannon
    shannon says:

    Hello fellow students and future nurses! I need to start off by saying we all have our stories….what brought us to want to become nurses…or further or education… I was a LPN for 10 years before I finished my degree as a RN. I worked full time and did my bridging program distance education ….trying my best to find my balance… through this journey I got pregnant and was forced to leave my clinical rotation to be on bed rest. I had my beautiful son, and would do it ALL over again! I took my whole year maternity leave off (I’m Canadian) before I redid my clinical leaving my son at 11 months. I went back to work full time after my clinical (again Canada check with your union for education leave so you have job security). I then had my preceptorship left after working for 4 months…. I can’t begin to say once kids were involved what a game changer…. my drive to be better and finish my degree…nclex successfully was taking its toll on me. I was out of school for so long and thought this is it one last clinical and I’m done. When clinical was over I took 1 month to study for the NCLEX, and……wrote for the entire 6 hours and ran out of time…I left feeling like a failure…. I got my results and was “near passing standard” in all areas but one “above passing standard.”
    I took a month to cry and feel sorry for myself…..then told myself you are a mother …you have come this far……..you are doing this for your son to show him at any age you can pursue your dreams and succeed….snap out of it, you new it wouldn’t be easy!
    I went back to basics- Joan’s program to get practice and to answer questions and problem solve…..and find my balance and myself again!

    This time I did the prep every second day, and made time for my son and work and my husband who works away over half the month.
    I took about 2 months to review. I wrote the exam for the second time, for over 5 hours. At 130ish questions, 8 days later got the news….one sentence- congrats on passing the NCLEX.(do NOT worry about time…listen to Joan…practice about the same time as you schedule the exam shit the clock OFF, AND FOCUS on the question in front of you.)

    Please stay strong you can do it! It took me over 5 years to get my degree…..find your balance and tutor….but if anything make SURE you have your core content reviewed well before getting Joan and uworld or what ever you choose to use for review then it becomes EASY and WAY less stress before your big exam.
    Good luck and thank you Joan again!!!!!!
    Shannon RN

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  32. Natalie Hall
    Natalie Hall says:

    HappyNCLEX is absolutely amazing! I will start off by saying I was skeptical about how this program would help me in the beginning, but I was going to try anything to pass, and I’m thrilled I chose to go on this journey with Joan. It is far different from anything you have done and will ever do to prepare for the NCLEX. You must trust Joan’s methods and recommendations on how to prepare yourself not only knowledge wise, but physically and mentally as well. This program will teach you to believe in yourself and ways to accomplish anything you set your mind to. You will be a nurse before you know it, IF you do every single thing Joan tells you to do. Allow time to prepare, put all your notes and books away, and start this journey!!

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  33. TrustInGod
    TrustInGod says:

    I’m so happy to say I’m now an LVN! If you want to pass Joan is the way to go listen to her. Follow her exactly. Don’t second guess yourself you will surly pass! I failed NCLEX 4x and with her help I passed the 5th time. Joan is amazing and understanding, she will work with you hand in hand until you pass. I’m not just saying this because I passed but as crazy as it sounds you don’t need content. Do yourself a favor and learn problem solving skills. I promise you if you trust yourself, put your faith in God, and problem solve, you can pass.

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  34. Jim Caufield
    Jim Caufield says:

    I experienced this program vicariously through my wife. I watched her use other study aids that simple bombarded her with sample questions. Guess what? It didn’t work and she was unable to pass the NCLEX exam.

    With time running out, she stumbled upon the ‘NCLEX Whisperer’ and everything changed. For the first time she was taught HOW to develop the necessary problem solving skills to determine what the exam questions were really asking. She learned how to apply her body of knowledge to the exam, not memorize answers.

    Joan Palmeri is very ‘hands on’ – this is not a course where you are given a canned program and left on your own. She is patient, firm and quickly zeroed-in on the gaps in my wife’s decision making skills. My wife’s confidence grew and her performance on practice exams improved until she was continuously passing them. As the test date neared Joan coached her on how to prepare for the ‘big day’. She took the exam with a confidence I had never seen before. You can imagine my families joy days later when she received her nursing license number in the mail!

    This program is the Real Deal. If you are hesitant about committing to it I urge you to give it a chance. It works!

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  35. Chantal Roberts
    Chantal Roberts says:

    I’m so late but I want to thank you so so much, after many many NCLEX reviews not working for me, taking my boards multiple times and on top of all that have a learning Disability (dyslexia) I pass my boards… you are Amazing

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  36. Rupinder
    Rupinder says:

    I took my NCLEX exam in April and I failed in spite of good content knowledge. But this year I passed the NCLEX!! I’m so happy. I would like to say two things about Joan. The first thing is, she helped me learn new skills and improve on my test taking. She is an excellent teacher, and also helps you understand questions better than you think. The second thing is, she guided me step-by-step to understand questions and answer strategies. Thank you so much Joan!! Love u!! ( 👩🏻 💕👱🏻‍♀️)

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  37. ellen alvarez
    ellen alvarez says:

    i took the exam 3times already and all i saw was failure. i feel so helpless knowing that i put all my effort in many many months. I enrolled in hurst and answered couple of test questions that is recommended (la charity, uworld, kaplan 2016 2017). Ive joined the uworld forum in fb and found out about happynclex. Ive read awesome reviews, so i wanna gave chance and try. At first step im surprised with the uniqueness of the program. i always told myself if others pass using her strategy why not me. So i pay attention in every word of Joan. I consistently follow all her instructions. And im shock with my scores in uworld or homepractice are skyrocket. Her teachings makes me feel smarter than ever. Nclex is very challenging on me because of the language barrier, working fulltime at nighshift, and i have a kid plus im in my first trimester pregnancy (headache, nausea/vomiting). But Joan showed a great great advice that saves all my issue and passed in 80 questions in a very easy way. I actually dont know how to thank her until now. I should have known her earlier so i wont suffer that long, pouring a lot of money and time in other prep. She showed me how to handle stressful life and Im gonna keep it forever.
    Ellen Alvarez, RN, USRN

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  38. Shahzy
    Shahzy says:

    Happy NCLEX with Joan Palmeri is by far the best program to prepare you for the NCLEX exam. As a repeat test-taker, I had used previous programs that are more well known, but obviously I did not pass with those programs. After using Happy NCLEX, I can finally say that I am now a Registered Nurse!! Trust Joan and her methods and you will not lose! It is true that all you need are the right critical thinking skills. Forget about stressing over content and focus on learning the skills that you need to pass in her program!

    ~Shahzaade Robinson, BSN, RN
    FLORIDA

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  39. Dawn Lee Wolven
    Dawn Lee Wolven says:

    Let me start out by saying I graduated From my RN course in May of 2016. My college gave us Kaplan and for some dumb reason I just couldn’t learn to hug that stupid tree. It might be a good program but it just didn’t work for me. Now I have worked in the nursing field For total of 24 years starting as a CNA and then an LPN. It was truly a calling from God. So I graduated with a B average And I was very proud of myself and still am. Before I Started this HappyNclex.com program I had already taken my RN test 5 times. I felt defeated, devastated and distraught. I couldn’t understand for the world of me what I was doing wrong after all I felt I did really good during the whole nursing course while I was in college. I was at my breaking point and ready to just give up and throw in the towel. While accepting that all I would ever be is an LPN. Not that being an LPN is bad I just wanted more. Because of this I had truly lost all my confidence. And felt that my many years of experience were a waste of time. So a lady that I had met on one of the nursing sites who I became good friends with told me about this program with Joan. She was taking this program also and by the way she has passed and received RN because this amazing program. With my friends insistence, I figured, What do I have to lose? When I started this program the first time I didn’t follow it the way I should have at and when it was time to retest again I failed. I was feeling extremely discouraged and crying. I emailed Joan and she suggested I take a one-on-one session with her. She gave me the confidence I need to push forward and continue with the program. So the 2nd time I followed her program to the letter. I listened to everything word she said, stayed positive and followed her instructions on practicing not studying. I continued the program the way it should be done. I put signs all over my house that said I AM THANKFUL THAT I PASSED MY RN BOARDS. THANK YOU JESUS!!!! I continued to work full time 12 hour shifts as an LPN I took a few days off before my test to prepare. On my test day I prayed before during and after my test I walked out feeling very confident I just knew I passed I felt it. I Had 97 questions And finished in 3 and 1/2 hours I took my sweet time like Joan told me to. I read and reread each question followed Joan’s instruction regarding key words, and how to read SATA and along with much perseverance as of September 14th 2017, I am officially a Registered Nurse and obtained a job as a Unit Manager. HappyNclex.com is not only worth every penny you spend, it is an amazing program and if you follow Joan and her instruction the right way you’ll pass your boards.

    Thank you for everything Joan! I am truly blessed for meeting you and taking your amazing program!!!!!!

    Dawn W.
    NEW YORK

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    • dan
      dan says:

      hello, i am very moved by your testimony. i just took my NCLEX-RN for the 5th time on Oct 26, 2017. I did not pass. I have studied ATI, Saunders, Kaplan, LaCharity, and Uworld. My classmates are passing left and right and it seems it’s no problem for them. If they can pass, i can also.
      I will be purchasing the Happy Nclex before i take it again for the 6th time.
      Wish me luck. and next time. I will be writing my own testimony on here.

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      • Dawn Lee Wolven
        Dawn Lee Wolven says:

        Thank you I am sorry I didn’t see this before Good luck and never give up. keep the faith. I am here if you want to be encouraged.

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  40. Marie
    Marie says:

    On Day 1 of using Happy NCLEX I KNEW that I made the right decision! With Joan’s guidance throughout my NCLEX preparation this second time around, I was able to strengthen myself in so many areas to help me not only tackle the boards but to tackle life in general. Her approach covers everything from test-taking skills, organizational skills, content information, stress and anxiety management, along with developing a positive mindset!
    In the beginning of this year, I failed the NCLEX for the first time and used so many overwhelming resources. Thankfully I was referred to Joan by a classmate and the following week, I officially registered for Happy NCLEX. Registering was LITERALLY one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. When I watched the first introductory videos of my open pass, I felt like Joan was talking directly to me and understood how I felt defeated and drained from not passing the NCLEX. To study, I dedicated each week day for a couple of months. The test bank I used with Happy NCLEX was UWorld and together with Joan’s test-taking strategies and reviews, I became accustomed to how to dissect each question along with its responses. I grew more and more confident as each day passed by.
    Like anything in life, it will take effort on your behalf but when you have the motivation and commit yourself, you will certainly achieve it! I will say that I had to put aside time for simply just me so that I could study. I’m the kind of person that tends to say yes to everything but I realized at this point that I had to start saying no to things and make time for myself. I purposely put myself in a good studying environment away from any distractions. Once I did all this, my mind was focused on passing the NCLEX.
    When it came to the test day, I was SO READY! I knew I was going to pass and under 100 questions. Lo and behold, I did! When I passed I was overjoyed and I had Joan and Happy NCLEX to thank for this remarkable moment in my life!
    Joan is such a motivational and encouraging mentor! Her dedication and commitment to providing the best strategies and advice is so incredible. Through HappyNCLEX she has helped so many reach their goal of becoming a registered nurse! I am seriously SO grateful for Joan and Happy NCLEX!!!!

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  41. Lindsey
    Lindsey says:

    It comes as no surprise that after failing the NCLEX the first time around with 75 questions, I felt defeated! However, I found HappyNclex soon after my first test and that’s when things turned around for me. Joan reminded me to take my time throughout the program, which was a key factor for me during my re-test. Staying calm and taking my time is what I believe was the difference between my first try and this attempt. Joan instills the necessary SKILLS to pass the NCLEX rather than memorizing “content” that may or may not show up on your exam. To pass this exam, one must be equally physically and mentally ready with confidence and controlled anxiety. I strongly believe this course provides the mental and physical steps needed to pass the NCLEX if you follow them! I am so grateful to have found this program and Joan truly is there to HELP! Trust her words and training and you will also succeed! It’s your turn to pass this test!

    Best wishes to all of you,

    Lindsey, BSN, RN!

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  42. Samantha
    Samantha says:

    The first time I took NCLEX was 75 questions in 45 minutes and failed. My anxiety, which I thought was controlled, was not. After finding that I failed, I felt incredibly lost but then someone recommended me Joan’s program. Joan provided a structure for me to get back on my feet and to motivate me to never give up. She taught me how to control my anxiety and learn how to take my time when testing. I retested and passed the second time in 75 questions in an hour and a half. Thank you Joan.

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  43. jgreslik77
    jgreslik77 says:

    Hi Joan,
    I just want to say thank you so much for such a wonderful program. You truly work miracles!!! I failed the exam my first time around and it was heartbreaking, disappointing and I felt broken. I came across your name in another Facebook page called NCLEX-UWORLD and I thought, what the hell what can it hurt to just look at it. So I purchased your program about 5 weeks ago with my test date being August 23rd. I did all the steps and I did all the practice questions and home practice tests and exams. I am proud to say that I am now a REGISTERED NURSE and I will be starting my new career as a Labor&Delivery nurse in September!!! I wish I would’ve found you the first go round. Thanks again for all of you help and encouragement. As I took my exam I saw you and heard you in my head. I took deep breaths, I did stretches and I talked through the questions (apparently I was talking out loud because I was tapped on my shoulder and she told me only mouth the words not same them LOL). So I just wanted to say thanks Joan you’re a great instructor and a wonderful inspiration. I will be recommending you to everyone I know that needs to face the BEAST aka NCLEX!
    Thanks ever so much!!!!
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Jamie BSN, RN

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  44. Nestor Yalong Jr
    Nestor Yalong Jr says:

    I PASSED!! Nestor Yalong Jr RN! I could not have passed without Joan’s guidance and support. I’ll be honest- in the beginning I was apprehensive about how Joan can help me. But when I was able to let go and trust “The Joan way” I saw my UWORLD scores go up and my confidence grew. If I can give any advice it would be just to let go and trust Joan. Stop studying!! Joan is right this exam is not about studying but practicing your skills. Forget all the pass programs you used and put your books down. Thank You Joan!!

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  45. Natalie
    Natalie says:

    But without FAITH it is impossible….for he that cometh must BELIEVE (Heb 11:6). If you are a repeat test taker or taking NCLEX for the first time and just hearing about Joan and HAPPYNCLEX, and wondering if you should try this programme…you must first have FAITH and BELIEVE that this is the programme for you.I am a Caribbean trained nurse so NCLEX material is pretty new for me. Ive been preparing for one whole year from April 2016. My first attempt at NCLEX was February 2017, after 160 questions I failed. Devastated! I didnt feel like continuing until I heard about HAPPYNCLEX. I exercised my FAITH & BELIEVED that this has to be it because I was tired of wasting time with other test prep companies.Theres a saying “IF YOU WANT SOMETHING YOU NEVER HAD, THEN YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING YOUVE NEVER DONE.” With that reminder I signed up for HAPPYNCLEX. Joan’s approach is holistic-mental (use of calm.com &meditation), physical( requirement of 20mins exercise daily) and spiritual( prayer at the end of readiness videos). It encompasses the whole being. Dont worry about content, what you need is the test taking strategies/skills to do well. Like the game “Simon says”…do exactly what Joan says and you will be successful. On July 24,2017 I stepped in that test centre confident with my nerves calm, this time I did 80 questions. My anxiety came awaiting results. I checked results 4 days later- I PASS!!! Thank you Joan and HAPPYNCLEX for contributing to my success. May God continue to bless you and your programme as you continue to be a blessing to others. For repeat test takers, not because you failed once, twice or even three times means that you are gonna fail again. Have FAITH & BELIEVE in yourself. TRUST GOD.

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  46. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Hands up to Joan!! I graduated from PI in 2011 and came here and was a repeater many times. At first, I was skeptic when a friend of mine referred her website to me and she said she has no qbank. I said a NCLEX review website without a qbank? Are you kidding me? but since I tried everything why not. I checked her youtube posts and just followed my instinct and availed her program within that day. The skills she teaches, technique are all well balanced mind body and soul just like a holistic approach coaching! She is tough but again she IS RIGHT! And she knows what she is doing and just sharing her years of experience and knowledge to all of us. Very approachable on her private coaching that you will never be scared to ask silly questions, she answered all of my questions professionaly.
    Aug 4, 2017 the big day, went to the test center with confidence knowing I do not know everything BUT I have my skills testing with me and that made me felt secure. Status: Pass 🙂

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  47. Charmaine Rivera
    Charmaine Rivera says:

    To Ms. Joan thank you so much for helping us make our dreams come true!! I am a repeat test taker, graduated 2011 and a foreign graduate. I highly recommend Ms. Joan’s program trust me it’s WORTH it. Follow all her instructions, focus and embrace your FAILURES. Whenever you feel tired and lazy make the videos your podcast it helped me and above all PRAY!

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  48. olga montano
    olga montano says:

    Hi Joan!

    Thank you once again! I passed NCLEX with 75 questions only. I answered each questions using your ways. Every time I read the questions, I remembered your advice especially when it comes to SATA. I also conquered my anxiety.

    I really recommend happynclex to everyone. It’s worth it. Trust me.

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  49. Kelliann
    Kelliann says:

    Future Nurses, Don’t give up!!! I graduated from an LPN to RN program. Thought I pretty much had the NCLEX in bag because I passed the LPN-NCLEX first time. I knew what to expect, just thought I had to “brush up” on some material….WRONG! Failed the RN-NCLEX 4 times. I used it all… the books and test prep companies, still could not pass. I happen to stumble upon happyNCLEX on Facebook and decided to look into it. BEST decision I could have made. Joan will breakdown every type of NCLEX question and demonstrate how to critically think your way to an answer. It wasn’t content that was keeping me from passing, it was the fact I didn’t know how to properly use critical thinking. After working with Joan I saw the NCLEX in a new way. Also a benefit to this program is learning how to control your stress/anxiety, one area I really needed help with. The morning I tested on July 28, 2017, my nerves were the calmest they had ever been and I felt more comfortable in my ability to critically think. On Sunday July 30, when I viewed my results, I officially became an RN. Joan is the reason I passed and for that I will be forever grateful! Follow the program exactly how it is set up and things will start making sense and fall into place. You can do it! Stay positive, keeping pushing forward, and remember to take it one day at a time. Thank you Joan!!!!!

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  50. Sarah Sumibcay
    Sarah Sumibcay says:

    Thank you, Joan Palmeri, for you and your wonderful program, you are a true blessing!! I passed my NCLEX-RN exam thanks to your program and guidance. Joan was very kind to me and helped me keep my mind focused, body healthy and be exam ready! She was right on all points, especially about the importance of knowing that you will not know everything but will be able to answer with problem-solving skills (as shown step by step in her program). I am honestly speechless right now, this is the second time that I took the exam and I could not have done it without God and this program. Never give up on your dreams!!!! I wasted my money the first time using HURST program, it did NOT help me pass the first time. I used this program and trusted that I had enough nursing knowledge to pass. I am happy to say that I can call myself an RN.

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  51. Briana
    Briana says:

    Thank you Joan!!! With your help I was able to pass the NCLEX, I am a repeat tester and I was feeling devastated. I felt as if I was not smart enough to be a nurse. With Joan’s help and her test teaching strategies, learning to talk yourself through each question, and to remain calm, is what helped me through the test. Even when I got a question that I had no earthly idea what it was talking about, I was still able to make an educated guess. I can not thank you enough Joan!!!

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  52. Charise Gordon
    Charise Gordon says:

    I highly recommend this program! Joan is more than just the NCLEX Whisperer, she is A-MA-ZING!!
    I am repeat test taker and had it not been for Joan, I would not be reporting that I passed. This program was hands down a game changer for me. Her live webinar demonstrations and mental model concept she teaches helped me get through all 265 questions. I was able to take a deep breath and picture myself in each question and view it as an actual patient. All other programs tell you that you need critical thinking skills and that you need look for the key word in the question but NONE of them show you exactly how to do that. JOAN DOES! If you are reading this and are skeptical just read all the past testimonies and really ask yourself, do I need content or do I need problem solving skills? You will never have all the content and Joan will teach you how to answer the question even when you don’t know the content. Had I discovered this program long ago, I am sure I would not have had to introduce myself as a repeat tester. Please recommend to any and all recent nursing grads so they can pass the first time and stop this cycle of repeat test takers. Best of luck to you all and I wish you a bright future in nursing. CAG, RN

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  53. MELISSA CLARK
    MELISSA CLARK says:

    I would like to tell my story in hopes that it will inspire one of you:
    I graduated nursing school in Dec. 2013, sat for my first attempt in March 2014, I failed, I was devastated, how were all my classmates passing and not me, I started to really doubt myself. I sat for a second time in August 2015, I failed again, I continued to study between my first and second attempt, what went wrong, now I am thinking I’m not smart enough to be a nurse. Both attempts the tree method did not help me, I needed something else. I found Joan in Sep. 2016, I still doubted myself, after 2 fails well I started to believe I would fail again. I worked with Joan for some time, I will be honest I rescheduled about 5 times. Joan was there with me every step of the way always guiding me and giving words of encouragement, I love Joan for that, I needed that!!! I sat for my third attempt June 27th, this was my time, there was no rescheduling. I remained calm but after 5 hours and question 125, I thought oh my gosh not again, I wanted to answer the questions faster, I was running out of time. I could hear Joan’s voice stay calm, don’t worry about the time stay focused, so I took a deep breath and carried on. I found out on July 7th that I did pass my NCLEX, I owe that to Joan. Listen to her and reach out to her, she is in your corner. And its true about content some of the questions I would had never known to study that. Thank you sooooo much Joan, you truly are the NCLEX whisper!!!!!

    Melissa, RN

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  54. Morgan
    Morgan says:

    Joan is absolutely amazing! Everything she teaches you, is for the best. At first I was a little hesitant to do the exercise and meditation everyday, but just like she said, it truly makes the BIGGEST difference. AND I love that she constantly said it’s not about doing as many questions as possible because in nursing school they always told us the only way to pass is do a million questions. That is most definitely not the case! It’s about knowing how to answer the NCLEX questions and Joan made that possible. I did exactly what she teaches, the day of boards, and I passed the first time with 75 questions. What I can say was the most helpful for me was the videos about anxiety and how to get rid of test anxiety. I have always had the worst test anxiety, and I would always let it get in the way of my testing in nursing school. With Joan my anxiety disappeared!! I can’t thank you enough Joan for helping make this possible for me. HANDS DOWN BEST COURSE!

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  55. luis
    luis says:

    Let me be straight. No way I would’ve passed nclex without Joan’s help. I am three time repeater, three times in a row I got 265 questions. I used all reviews courses. I spend thousands of dollars. I did thousands of questions but nothing helped me. I was just about to give up when one of my friends who also struggled to pass nclex three time pass it and told me about Joan so I bought it, however I was very uncertain about the course. I was telling myself that this is probably another instructor who wants to make money but as soon I started watching her videos I felt this is a piece that was missing in my puzzle. I passed nclex in 122 questions. I had around 50 sata questions and 6 drag and drop that was very hard but with Joan strategies it looked very manageable because she literally taught me how to think. thank very much Joan thank very much

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  56. LaToya Gilbert
    LaToya Gilbert says:

    Hello all,

    I finished my nursing program in December 2016. I sat for the NCLEX for the first time in March and failed. I felt devastated but I knew I had to keep going. My friend told me about happynclex with Joan and although I was hesitant, I gave it a try. The test taking strategies that Joan teaches you is amazing. I did the program for the entire time that was allotted and took my time going through it. I was more confident going into taking my test the second time around and honestly it seemed so much easier after learning the skills and applying them, that is taught in this program. I sat for the NCLEX again on July 10 and I PASSED !!!! If I can do it anyone can. Believe in yourself and have faith that you can do it too! Thanks Joan!

    LaToya Gilbert, RN

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  57. Marie Grace Jacildo
    Marie Grace Jacildo says:

    I was a repeat test taker. Been out from nursing profession for almost 9 years now and have a daughter who’s still in the hospital right now since birth. I knew my test taking anxiety was a reason also for being a repeat test taker. I failed my first take MAY 2017 used Uworld + Saunders cover to cover.. 265 questions. After 45 days, I took my second try, this time around I used UWORLD again and HAPPY NCLEX. I never regret having this program. I thank Joan Palmeri for answering my emails and questions about my prep. After learning her problem solving skills I noticed my scores were sky rocketing (71% over all) compared to my first take but above all I noticed that my anxiety in taking this test was far different from the first time. I was able to sleep good at least a week before exam. I was more calm, relaxed and didn’t cram when my testing date is getting near. I learned to do meditation which helped me refocus if my mind wanders at the exam. I was like wonderwoman after seeing tons of SATA (59 SATAS) some were one after another and I was like a bad ass test taker that time having my tally sheet (ice breaker :)) ) keep saying come on!!! more SATAs or more higher level difficult questions. There was never a fear or should I say I learned how to handle my anxiety on whatever NCLEX will throw me. The exam looked like a battle field esp i was expecting and confident it will stopped at 75, but not, i went through all the way to 265 MAX! but feels like i have a shield (Joan Palmeri’s problem solving skills) after clicking 75 i got 76,77,122..I didn’t doubt myself compared to my first take. My mind was well rested because she told me not to study and keep away all the reviews a few days before the exam because I noticed I started to burnout from prep.

    I thank Joan, happyNCLEX saved me, after 48 hours after I PASSED!I’m now a US REGISTERED NURSE! thanks JOAN

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  58. Carilyn Miles
    Carilyn Miles says:

    I am an international graduate who left nursing school in 2013. I hadn’t worked as a nurse after school because soon thereafter I came the USA. That’s when my NCLEX journey began and oh what a long journey it was. So I’ve used many many resources like NCSBN learning extension, YouTube videos, UWorld, HURST review just to name a few and I attempted the exam 3 times but for some reason I just could not pass. I really couldn’t understand why because it’s not like I didn’t know the content I studied content for months but something was missing. After my last failed attempt I didn’t know what to do because I was paying all this money for all these prep courses and none seemed to work so I just felt like giving up I didn’t know what to do next. So in an effort to figure out my next move I was watching YouTube one day and Joan Palmeri was mentioned. For all the months I researched NCLEX prep courses I’ve never seen or heard of Joan but boy am I thankful the day I found Joan. IF YOU DONT READ ANYTHING ELSE JUST READ THIS, INVEST IN HAPPY NCLEX!!!!!!!!! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!! It literally changed my life, helped me with test anxiety (which I didn’t realize was so bad), completely changed my thinking, COMPLETELY!!! You will find that answering questions becomes easier and more fun. It will take you out of you comfort zone but make you feel confident at the same time. Don’t hesitate in signing up it’s worth it and it will save you time and money. Joan not only prepares you for the NCLEX but she prepares your mind for the real thing. She’s always available to answers questions, provide guidance and really help you out. She’s incredible. With Joans help I can now say I’m officially a licenced RN!!!! Happy NCLEX works just follow the steps and you’ll kick NCLEX’s butt!!!

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  59. NAVDEEP
    NAVDEEP says:

    hey everyone, First I would like to say BIG THANKS TO JOAN who is like as special as GOD for me as I get a wonderful title of RN with my name just with the strengthening help, support and GREAT motivation from JOAN. I am an international graduated nurse, passed my nursing in 2013. After that I was far away from my study. Then i came to USA and I found there are lots of materials for NCLEX test preparation that are loaded with content. After searching on GOOGLE I found JOAN and HAPPY NCLEX. At first I was confused to buy it like with other materials we think which one will be good or helpful. But I can PROUDLY say that it was my best decision to get JOAN’S words for very little expense. On my test day I WAS JUST THINKING OF JOAN’S WORDS IN her voice that need to Stay CALM, POSITIVE…DEEP BREATHING…POSITIVE APPROACH TO EVERY Q. I keep going with JOAN’S WONDERFUL and PRAYER like words. REALLY THANKFUL TO YOU JOAN FOR MY WHOLE LIFE.
    I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST EVERYONE TO TAKE HER TRAINING THAT DEFINITELY WILL HELP YOU PASS THE TEST AND ALSO CHANGE YOUR THINKING AND YOUR LIFE WITH PRECIOUS SUGGESTIONS.IT’S NOT JUST FOR TEST. IT’S FOR WHOLE LIFE. THANKS JOAN.GOD BLESS YOU WITH LOTS OF BLESSINGS AND HAPPINESS.

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  60. Kinnari
    Kinnari says:

    I was a repeat test taker. I took my NCLEX-PN on 6/26/2017, 85 questions. Two days later I got my result- I passed. Joan, she’s amazing. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO HER! Just listen to her and trust the process. She is best. THANK YOU SO MUCH, JOAN. GOOD LUCK & GOD BLESS TO EVERYONE!!!

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  61. Lilia
    Lilia says:

    Hello everyone!
    I just wanted to share with you my long story.
    I’m an international nurse/graduated 12 years ago.
    I moved to USA with my family and in two years I first tried to pass the exam, but after 141 questions the computer shut down… I failed.
    Second time, after 9 years, I failed again this March. The computer shut down after 131 questions.
    At that time I was preparing with Hurst and Elevate programs. But it was just the material, not the strategy how to answer questions… also I did U World.
    The third time, I found Joan’s program. I decided to give it a try…. along with the U World.
    After 6 weeks working with Joan Palmeri I did my third attempt on May 19. It was a little easier, if you know how your mind changes with her strategy.
    I thought that I didn’t pass because the computer shut down @ 142-145 questions, I didn’t remember exactly.
    But I didn’t get more than 30 SATA questions! I was sure that it was a bad sign.
    But I know, that I did them correctly.
    I want to tell everyone – PRAY, get some rest, don’t spend money on some BIG company, you know enough content . YOU need Joan Palmeri!
    If I did it with my 2 pairs of twins, graduated in 2005- international, with God and Joan – you can too!
    Work with her, spend just a little money and get your license!
    Thank you Joan! You are the best (like the policy :))

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    • Aries
      Aries says:

      Thank you for your wonderful words and encouragement. I been out of school for two years , took the nclex twice and failed . I just hope Joan service will help me pass once it for all

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  62. KaSaundra
    KaSaundra says:

    I just would like to say that happyNCLEX is the bomb.com! It literally changed the NCLEX prep game! I am a 4th time test taker and I’m proud to say I am an RN! I felt more clear minded and confident when I went to test this time around. The computer shut off at 150 questions and I knew I had passed! Joan really gave me hope when I was down and almost ready to give up. I graduated in December of 2014 and have been trying different NCLEX prep tools to no avail. Anyone who hasn’t passed NCLEX as yet really should get on board with Joan…It’s worth every penny, I won’t steer you wrong!

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  63. Kathleen Magdales-Gomez
    Kathleen Magdales-Gomez says:

    JOAN GAVE ME HOPE WHEN I THOUGHT THERE WAS NONE

    My story goes like this:

    I graduated my BSN in the Philippines 2011 and passed our local boards.

    I’m one of those people who weren’t lucky to pass the NCLEX-RN for the 1st time and keep taking it and keep failing after the other. I was working full time literally no have time to study. So I told my self maybe it wasn’t meant to be. Everytime my friends would tell me “Hey I passed the Nclex” and I’d say OMG so happy for you! after that I asked my self “do you want to try again?” and end up failing again? I procastinate alot until I reached to the point that I almost gave up my dream to be a USRN, but my husband kept pushing to give it shot. So what I did was I read Kaplan cover to cover and my scores were not so great. Been answering U-world yet scores were around 42-43% (borderline). I told my self that I have the content already, but why it looks like to be just a cycle for me? what should I do now?

    I joined the u world page and religiously reading comments and feedbacks. I saw somebody posted about happynclex.com. I search about it and read reviews and I’d say it was pretty good! I joined Joan Palmeri’s program and followed the program as it was designed. Bought U-world again to do more practice questions.

    I took Nclex May 17 at 11:30am, when I entered the building I told my self this would be the last time I’d be coming over here. The guy who was assisting me recognized me and said ” I remember you! taking Nclex?” I smiled at him and said “Yeah” and secretly told my self “this would be my LAST”

    I consumed almost 5 hours but I’m still at 160+ item. I need to have a game plan! I refused one scheduled break just to catch up. I took a deep breath stretched out and took my time in answering the last few items because I knew it was only the last 60 items that they’ll be checking…When I saw the question 219 and it was about heparin calculation I got nervous! I thought I would never had calculation (not so good at it). I just let the time run out, I don’t want to make a mistake and could be the cause of my failure. My exam was mostly SATA and Prioritization. I only had one delegation. I had questions pertaining to case management,2 Drag and drop and 2 Exhibits. They bombarded me with questions like “Which requires a follow up” I can hear Joan coaching me while I was answering each questions.

    I went home thinking what happened? asked my self again “Did I do good for the last 60 questions?” I actually felt good, I can even recall the questions and the choices given. I don’t want to do PVT because for the last exams that I took I end up being broken hearted. 2 hours passed and I received an email from pearson notifying me that I finished taking the exam etc. etc. I felt stranged for the 1st time I received the email later than usual because everytime I turn on my phone after the exam email pops up right away. So I speculated… Maybe it’s a sign! I have a new theory, hmmm maybe when you fail you’ll receive the email right away, but if you pass it will take time as they’re still validating the results. (not proven tho)

    So I was supposed to check it last friday May 19, but I wasn’t home, I postponed it as I wanted my husband to check it for me as I was really scared. May 20 Saturday I have to attend a vey important event, went home late anxious but pearson vue site was under maintainance. I decided to check it on May 21 Sunday morning before I go to work. Next thing I knew I saw my husband crying with so much joy because I PASSED! I couldn’t be more happier!!! I’m glad I joined the happynclex program!! I just can’t believe I am an RN now. 

    Jeeezz! Joan was right! you don’t need to know “EVERYTHING” you just have to accept the fact that the moment you sit down for your exam there will be questions that will be thrown out to you that you’ve never encountered before. Joan said “All you need is to have skills”. She’s also good in following up my progress. She replies ASAP through e-mail. I highly recommend her especially for the repeaters.

    LESSON: It’s not about how many times you take it, it’s about passing it, in God’s perfect time!

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    • Aco
      Aco says:

      hi,
      I also graduated in the philippines and failed the nclex rn several times. Your story was truly inspiring. Which of the programs from happynclex would you suggest I should sign up for? Please advise. Thank you in advance!

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  64. Anisha Sharma
    Anisha Sharma says:

    I had tried it all, everything I could until I ran out of gas.I knew content was not my problem, there was something else not working for me. Hopeless and despair, I turned to Joan. She helped fix me where I was weak, the strategies. She changed the way I look at questions, took the anxiety out of me and here I am, a registered nurse. Never felt happier in my life as I do now. I know most of it goes to my perseverance but things wouldn’t have been same it wasn’t for you, thank you Joan Palmeri.

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  65. Kennetha
    Kennetha says:

    This review course is amazing. I passed my Ncelx RN exam on May 16, 2017. After the upmteenth attempt I found Happy NCLEX with Joan Palmeri. Her strategies in conquering the beast will leave you thinking how could I have possibility failed the first time? Joan teaches you how to think like a nurse and putting yourself in that particular setting that the question is asking you. Home practice is the absolute best, it teaches you to take your time there is no rush the entire goal is to do 75-100 question in 3 1/2 hours. I am proud to say I did 98 question in 3 hours. The exam seemed so easy with the technique Joan is teaching us. If you have purchased this review you have made a great choice to accomplishing your goal. Step by step is the key, do not skip over anything the live sessions will make sure you have the keys to your success. God bless you Joan and all who are in the process of writing the NCLEX.

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  66. B. Johnson
    B. Johnson says:

    It’s official I paid for the quick results and it says “PASS”. I have been the NCLEX PN since 2008. I’ve tried everything from Kaplan, Hurst Review, Exam Cram, and finally Joan. I had to realize that I knew the content but not the strategies to answer the questions. Joan is awesome with helping you prepare for the beast. While I was very unsure if I should try her I saw her name in a post saying she help them prepare and pass the test, I did my research and contacted her and the rest was history. Joan if I had a thousand tongues to say THANK YOU that wouldn’t be enough. I can finally say I’m a nurse.

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  67. argie
    argie says:

    It was a long and tough journey but im finally home- OFFICIALLY AN R.N. I can’t thank you enough Joan. The testing skills that you’re teaching are really helpful. Availing your program was worth the time and effort and money. YOU’RE THE BEST AND IM DEFINITELY RECOMMENDING YOUR PROGRAM TO OTHERS.

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  68. Mstevens
    Mstevens says:

    This program changed my LIFE!!! I thought I didn’t know the content.. NOPE, I knew the content, I just didn’t understand how to answer the retarded questions. Spend the money ppl.. Joan is amazing at what she does.. First, next, blah blah blah she will show you how to answer the question based on the keywords… It will take a few hours of practice but if you keep doing this while waiting for your test date you will pass.. Keep an open mind and most of all believe in yourself!!!

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  69. Samira
    Samira says:

    Life saver!!! Joan is absolutely awesome!! I tried Kaplan. I have the Saunders book and I felt like man I am a repeat test taker I probably didn’t pass previous attempts because I don’t know everything. I was losing sleep and had anxiety. I was getting good grades in school why am I having such a hard time with this exam?!?! Well, I came across Happy Nclex and let me say it’s a complete 360 of everything you need to pass. You learn very early in its not about content. The skills you learn will help you pass. It was worth every penny! I can’t thank Joan enough she gives you proper method to critically think and select the right answer sometimes without even having to read the whole question. After Happynclex I was getting 90% of SATA correct. Investing in her program will save you tons of unneeded stress. Truly, it’s not content that is the problem its knowing how to answer the questions using key terms! Thanks again Joan!!

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  70. Ayo
    Ayo says:

    I am an international nurse and passed the NCLEX on my second attempt on the 28th of March. I learnt about the Happy NCLEX on the Uworld facebook page. Joan helped me with step-wise critical thinking process, strategies of answering questions especially SATA, test anxiety management and how to approach the questions with ease and calmness even when uncertain as to the exact answers. Joan is simply amazing!

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  71. Jalisia
    Jalisia says:

    Joan Palmeri is awesome! I am a 4th time repeat test taker and I heard about Joan through a friend. The skills she teaches are amazing! I graduated nursing school in 2014 and never gave up! I tried many different resources, but found Joan Palmeri and UWorld and stuck with it. I prayed and prayed and followed Joan’s concept! I would definitely recommend her training! Just remember DON’T FOCUS ON CONTENT! Joan will teach you the skills you need to pass NCLEX!!! Cheers to HAPPYNCLEX !!!!

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  72. dorreentaylor
    dorreentaylor says:

    If you are wondering.. should I??? shouldn’t I???? THE ANSWER IS YES YOU SHOULD!….JOAN IS PHENOMENAL !!!!!! Her approach to NCLEX is matchless.Joan really cares about your success. Her style of teaching involves letting go of PERFECTIONISM and embracing I DON’T HAVE TO KNOW EVERYTHING.This (among other things she taught me) helped me to learn content daily and recall what I was learning, while obtaining test taking skills. Joan is “HANDS ON ” ……Joan and I kept in contact weekly on my progress mind,body and spirit; coaching me accordingly. As a result of her labor and my prayers, I passed my NCLEX-RN 3/18/17. I thank GOD for using Joan to help me with my life dream to become a Registered Nurse. THANK YOU ——JOAN

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  73. Dierra
    Dierra says:

    It feels amazing to announce that I am officially a RN and I honestly don’t think I would’ve passed without happyNCLEX! It has been one long and emotional journey.

    I am a repeat test taker, the last time being my third and final attempt. I was sure I knew the basic content but the way I was applying it was all wrong. The strategies, daily preparations, test anxiety management, and especially her style of teaching was definitely the key to passing this time around. Honestly, I studied less this time than I had before which is also very surprising. Do exactly as she says, follow her steps and most importantly communicate with her. I passed with 76 questions in 2 hours and I am extremely thankful that someone from the Uworld Facebook group suggested the program. HappyNCLEX and Joan are literally a dream come true! THANK YOU AGAIN! Now off to use these healing hands to save lives!!!

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  74. Ma Fe
    Ma Fe says:

    English is my second language.I took my first attempt last year and only used Uworld. One of my coworkers who passed told me about happynclex. I was hesitant to sign up because my funds are limited and I don’t want to spend another resource that is not working. But I did it and it was the best decision ever. I took the NCLEX on March 9. I got a lot of SATAs. It was not easy, but because of Joan I was able to focus. I can even hear her voice while answering the qs lol. NCLEX is all about applying your stock knowledge in a different situations. You know your content/material already and it is how well you are able to apply that knowledge without freaking out and doubting yourself. Joan will help you approach the test easily and smooth without freaking out and without a doubt PASS!!! I am sooo greatful for her help. Its the best decision ever. And of course, dont forget to PRAY harder. He listened!!! Good luck to you all. Its doable……….Ma Fe P. BSN,RN

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  75. Victoriana
    Victoriana says:

    Finally, I passed NCLEX-RN! Joan Palmeri, you are the best! I am very thankful to Joan for her excellent problem solving skills. I followed Joan strategies such as slowing down for the warm up questions and familiarized the format of the questions. When I felt that my anxiety was up again, I did inhale and exhale to calm down myself and reminded myself that I can do it that I have the skills to solve the problems and I did it! I had a bunch of SATA, but with the help of Joan strategies, I was able to answer them. By the way, English is my second language, so if I can do it you can do it too! Good luck! Always, Victoriana

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  76. Latanya
    Latanya says:

    It’s official! I passed my Nclex-PN exam on February 25, 2017!!! I am now a LPN thanks to Joan Palmeri!!! With her support, encouragement, and that soothing voice she has, along with the strategies that I was taught to use when answering these nclex questions made me feel relaxed and confident in knowing that I was going to pass the second time around. Please to anyone who is having a difficult time passing the nclex whether RN or PN, give Happy Nclex a shot! You will not regret it!

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    • AC
      AC says:

      I have taken my nclex pn twice and failed with 205 questions both the time. I have no idea what or how to study anymore. I am literally devastated and heart broken thinking i will never pass this damn exam. My test anxiety is one of the major factors that i think contributes to my failure cz i cannot concentrate anymore. Please i need help, i need to start studying and get back into the game i really want to pass my nclex and start working as a LVN but i don’t know where to begin.

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  77. Sierra
    Sierra says:

    If you have ever…
    A.doubted yourself
    B.wanted to give up
    C Felt left behind because everyone else passed
    D. questioned if nursing was for you
    E.all of the above
    Just Know that Joan is amazing!! and all of that negative thinking stops here…..Please don’t waste your money or time on several different resources when everything you need to pass is what Joan has to offer I walked into the testing center a Cna and walked out an RN you can do it to 🙂 delayed but not denied!!!!! please don’t give up you can do anything you put your mind to. I’d recommend Joan to anyone who is preparing for the boards. MY LIFE CHANGED the day I decided to work with Joan. Every question I had she answered. I emailed her and she’d get back to me quickly. Its official I can now add these initials to my name ~RN~ Thanks HappyNclex I can live now and and start saving lives!!

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  78. Joyce
    Joyce says:

    This is probably going to be a long review but I want to share my story with those who are hesitating to join this program. Here it goes.

    I am a repeat test taker and I was honestly at the edge of giving up. I was in need of desperate help. I started searching for programs and that’s when I found happyNCLEX. At first, I was hesitant but, I had nothing else but to just believe in something. I am so happy that I found this program because it has helped me pass NCLEX!! I still can’t believe it but I am officially an RN!!!

    When I first started studying I thought my main problem was content but after joining the program I’ve learned that I no longer need to study content. Why? because I already know my content. I just needed help on test taking strategies and that’s what Joan did. She showed me how to critically think, pinpointing out keywords and what to look for in the questions. It made it easier to understand the question and answer it. What truly helped me was that I didn’t need to know everything. During the exam there were a lot of disease names and pharmacology that I never heard of. If it wasn’t for this program, I would have easily panicked and my anxiety would have shot up and distracted me. But, Joan teaches you to say “I don’t know” that it is okay to not know everything. She helps you come to an answer without knowing. The strategies and daily preparation routine that Joan had me follow definitely allowed me to pass. I trusted and I believed and now I am an RN. Thank you Joan!

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  79. Karen
    Karen says:

    I joined happyNCLEX in October 2016 and I was very pleased with the contents and the way Joan does her break down on how to answer questions. I am officially an RN now. I sat the exam in December and I had no problem answering the questions. Thanks Joan this program was very helpful I had no idea of answering questions and I keep failing. A friend recommend that I try happyNCLEX after exploring different programs. I am happy to say that it works and would recommend it to anyone who has trouble passing NCLEX. Thank you!

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  80. Okafor Chinenye
    Okafor Chinenye says:

    Hi,everyone. I passed my NCLEX with 75 questions! I’m an international nurse. All thanks to God and Joan. Her strategies are so amazing and they actually work. At the exam, with her strategies for problem-solving skills I had an outline for each question using that strategy and now am an RN. I will recommend this program for anyone that wants to pass this exam. It is better than any other review class.

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  81. UrsaKKhan@gmail.com
    [email protected] says:

    I was doing uworld questions but I was doing just alright. There is a lot of pressure when taking the NCLEX the first time so needless to say the pressure got to me. It made me anxious and I lost my confidence. HappyNCLEX was a good decision I made. It did benefit because it taught me things I didn’t notice during school. Joan’s program teaches you how to figure the puzzle out.
    When I took my NCLEX before I knew it, I hit question 75 and I was done. I left the exam feeling like I passed. I didn’t have one doubt I didn’t. I went home, did the trick and passed.
    I felt well prepared and I honestly thought this was better than ATI or Hurst.
    Cliff note:
    – Was anxious
    – Took Joan’s coaching
    – Gained confidence
    – Left the building feeling confident that I passed
    – Passed NCLEX on my first try
    – Happy NCLEX is legit worth it

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  82. Richard
    Richard says:

    You know what they say…third time’s a charm. After two grueling failures with a combined 520 questions between the two i sought out help and was pointed toward Joan and Happy NCLEX. Here i am, the day after i took my boards with my head held high with a little RN next to my name. 90 questions that were a breeze thanks to Joan’s tutoring. Thank you so much for helping me achieve this milestone in my life i couldn’t have done it without you.

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  83. Lut
    Lut says:

    I passed the boards, the beast. It was such a difficult journey for me. if it wasn’t for Happy NCLEX, Joan and Uworld I don’t believe that I would’ve pass. I tried everything and nothing seemed to help but this. She really focused on test taking strategies that has obviously helped for me. the daily prep and videos allowed me to pass this time.

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  84. Rinu Elsa
    Rinu Elsa says:

    I strongly believe Joan Palmeri has got the anointing from God. I mean what I say. Coz when I was confused to whether to take it or not, I took bible as always and I saw the word “happy” so I joined her program and PASSED NCLEX WITH 75questions, first attempt…Yeah! Be a part of Gods blessings she wants for you. Joan is one of a kind and she really work from the bottom of her heart. I would keep her in my heart and my first teacher in the USA since I came from abroad.

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  85. Teodora
    Teodora says:

    Hello, Joan. I took my NCLEX last week and I pass with 75 questions. I participated in coaching, listened to your advice and I followed everything you taught us. I would not be able to be so calm and pass without you. You are great and I am so happy that I found HappyNclex. To all of you, who are still wondering if it’s worth it – yes, it is. Every single penny. You will start feeling different, calm and confident and you will be able to critically think through every single question. Just follow Joan’s advice and you are good to go. Thank you and good luck to all of you future nurses.

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  86. Edlyne
    Edlyne says:

    Words are not enough to express my joy, excitement, and gratitude to Joan and Project NCLEX. It’s hard to believe after three attempts, I can finally say that I am an RN. I listened to Joan and did everything she told me to do such as meditation, build 2-3 hours when doing questions, and I even fixed my shoes the night before my test. I am so happy that my friends told me about Project NCLEX. Don’t hesitate to take Joan as your coach; you will not regret anything. Thank you so much Joan and May God bless you.

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  87. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    I am OFFICIALLY an RN after two failed attempts!! Everyone, I have an incredible story to share with you all – especially to the ones who think they will never pass the NCLEX-RN. YOU WILL. I am a living proof that you can! I live in the state of Florida where after three failed attempts, you have to go back to school. I knew this third attempt needed to be my last. I also suffer from heavy ADHD. When I say heavy, I mean I really unable to focus on one thing at a time.

    Two weeks before the exam – I was feeling really great about the exam. There were days when the exam day was drawing closer and closer that I was getting very nervous and anxious, and was getting a lot of questions wrong on UWorld (Some days I would score 25-40%). Joan reassures me that’s okay and actually GOOD to get questions wrong before the exam, so you can understand the rationale and learn it before the exam! I trusted her words. I ended UWorld with a 45% overall and that was leaving around 150 questions unanswered out of the entire test bank. There is no certain percentage average to guarantee a pass. You can have an average as low as my score and still pass the exam. What’s a lot more important than your scores is making sure you READ and UNDERSTAND the rationale. Understand WHY you got it wrong, and how the answer is well, the answer! 🙂

    My NCLEX experience – There was things I came across during the exam that I have NEVER heard about in nursing school, or during my daily home practice. But you know what? I knew it was perfectly OKAY! Joan’s critical thinking strategies HELPS YOU break down the question and focus on what they’re really asking, and you can get it right if you just follow her process. Also please remember you do not have to get every question right! Do not let a few questions hinder your critical process thinking.

    Thank you so so so much Joan! This program was the #1 reason that helped me pass on my third try. I’m so excited to start my RN journey now and it is all thanks to you!

    I did NOT use Kaplan, Saunders, Lippincott, any of those review content courses or any of their NCLEX review textbooks. None. For content, I took what I knew from nursing school already. I did not stress myself over learning new content, AT ALL.

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    • Lola
      Lola says:

      Wow. That is so amazing and very encouraging. Congratulations on your success. I’m a repeat test taker and I’m so ready to pass and put this behind me. I graduated last year and I sometimes think I forgot everything learned.

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      • Juvy
        Juvy says:

        Thanks for word of encouragement. I took twice and fail.. Very disappointing. I will try Joan this time. I need a test strategies. Taking an exam like NCLEX-RN is a nerve wracking. Its very depressing when you took twice and still unsuccessful. Hopefully, Joan will help me pass the exam this time.. I really need help. Congratulations!

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  88. Fatou
    Fatou says:

    It’s official , now I can call myself an RN ???I pass my nclex with 75 questions. I want to thank happy nclex for this wonderful review. I failed with 265 before but this time it was so much easier and I knew I pass after leaving the testing center. Joan strategy really helped me and she’s awesome. Every time I am answering question all I can hear is her voice. I used the method she taught me for every question. Big thank you again and I will continue to recommend everyone to attend this review.

    Fatou, RN

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  89. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    After 3 times, I PASSED & I finally am a RN!
    This was one of the worst periods for me going through studying content after content & still failing until I decided to give Joan at HappyNclex a try. She literally is the Nclex Whisperer! If you are someone who is struggling to pass & feel like you’ve tried everything or if its even your first time taking boards do NOT hesitate to purchase this program because Joan will change your entire outlook of how to approach Nclex questions & you will never go back. You will be a BADASS NURSE! Thats all I kept saying to myself during my exam & Joan’s strategies were right there with me. I suffered from test taking anxiety & purchased all those over advertised content reviews but nothing helped besides this. Trust me, this program is worth every penny! Thank you again Joan for your support, I am forever grateful!

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  90. Maribel Cruz
    Maribel Cruz says:

    I just wanted to thank you sooo much. i passed my nclex on 9/12. it was my “3rd” attempt. the first 2 i failed and the 3rd attempt i just didnt go take the test even though it was scheduled. I invested in your program and it was the best thing. You taught me strategies that other programs didnt have and also you showed me to really critically think. I am so appreciative. I can finally provide for my family and it feels awesome to finally reach my goal to be an official RN. 

    Thank you again.

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  91. tiffany
    tiffany says:

    First and foremost, Joan is an amazing instructor! I could not have passed the NCLEX with without her.

    I found Joan through social media and had emailed her after I failed my exam the first time but was skeptical and didn’t go to her right away. Worst decision ever!! After failing two more times I finally came to my senses and joined Joan, best decision ever!!

    I graduated nursing school back in 2014. My nursing program recommended Kaplan which I used the first and second time I failed..

    I was devastated. I continued to study and I decided to try the NCSBN refresher program. I was convinced it was content related, maybe I just need to review a little more content so I can pass! And guess what!!! Failed again … after failing three times I felt maybe I wasn’t meant to be a nurse. I felt helpless and that I was letting everyone down!! I wanted to just quit and throw in the towel. Thank goodness my family and friends did not let that happen.

    I finally reached out to Joan and her program. Joan was welcoming and encouraging and didn’t rub it in that I had contacted her previously and flaked out. She kept a positive attitude and changed my perception of failure. She also helped me let go of my anxiety and previous failures and focus on the here and now and stuff we perceive to have control over.

    Her program was definitely one of a kind. Joan stressed the importance of home practice NOT content. She taught me how to look at questions and pick apart the key words. She taught me how to read the base of the question first and then the entire question, then going through each answer with yes, no and IDK which helped me not throw out answers but really use critical thinking to figure out the answer. She taught me how to control my anxiety around select all that apply questions and how to approach them without fear. She provided numerous tools and webinars which help you use and practice the critical thinking model which she displays and uses in her weekly webinars. These weekly webinars were only 90 mins in length and contained every area the NCLEX tests you on.

    After working with Joan, I finally passed the NCLEX. I couldn’t be more ecstatic!! She had me do self-assessments and send them to her throughout my time working with her which I thought were very helpful I was able to vent my frustrations and concerns. I also emailed her any time I was anxious or had a question and she was always there with the right words.

    I highly recommend Joan and I am so thankful for her help and guidance! I could not have done it without her seriously!!

    Thanks again!!

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  92. ajalanna01
    ajalanna01 says:

    I can’t thank Joan enough! She is heaven sent. Her program really works. While taking my NCLEX exam I used her test taking skills and it made the questions seem easy. She taught me how to relax and break the questions down. She is absolutely right about not needing anymore nursing content. All you need is test taking skills. I passed with 80 questions!

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  93. Shannon
    Shannon says:

    I have finally passed the NCLEX and I am so relieved!! I had taken it for the first time July 1st and used Kaplan and tried to do Joan’s program but did not follow it like I should have and I failed. I was devastated and embarrassed. I decided to use Joan’s program again and this time I followed exactly what she said and kept in touch with her. I also purchased Uworld and loved that so much better than Kaplan. I followed the program and strategies that Joan shows us and practiced over and over. My test was August 18th and I passed!!!! I highly recommend Happy NCLEX but make sure you follow what she says even meditating. I thought Joan’s program was awesome in helping me learn test taking skills and I am very happy that I did it again! Thank you so much for everything Joan. I am so happy I can now say I am Shannon Miller, RN.

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  94. Brittany Sluss, RN
    Brittany Sluss, RN says:

    Let me start off by saying that when Joan says she will help you, she WILL help you. I emailed her constantly and she always emailed me back fast with all the right answers!
    I am so happy that I can now write a review about how successful this program and Joan Palmeri was for me! I am now a RN at Memorial Hospital in the Pediactric Hem/onc, post surgical unit!!! :]
    I graduated from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA in May. Right before we graduated, we had the HESI live review. Many of our class signed up for HURST LIVE review as well. So the week after HESI, we did HURST live. After I got done with the 3 day hurst review, I got to studying at least 5 hrs a day and sometimes all day. I wrote flashcard of the entire hurst book. I didnt do any practice questions, I only focused on the content and the videos that hurst provided. 2 weeks before my exam, I started taking the qreview exams. I did 3 of them and one of my friend gave me their Uworld. I did uworld ALL DAY probably the last week. My exam was on a Tuesday. I did uworld sat, sun and monday. My exam was on a tues at 2pm. I got to the testing center at around 1130 and sat in my car STUDYING!!! I was so stressed and so DONEEE! I wanted all this to be OVER! When I sat down to take my exam, I was thinking I can’t wait to get to 75 questions so I can just pass and get this over with. So I failed!
    I cried and was depressed for about 2 weeks. I started the hurst remediation after the first week. One afternoon I started googling a tutor, this is where I came across Joan. I looked into her and her reviews and just knew that this is what I needed. I needed to know how to stay calm and how to approach the question and that is exactly was her program teaches you! I stopped doing everything and put all my faith into Joan and her program.
    After week 2 in Joan’s program, I started the nurse residency program. I had to work M-F 8-5 . I started only studying 2 hrs a day which I never thought would be enough. Meditation WORKS! When I went to sit down the take the NCLEX Monday, I was confident. I knew I needed to take my time, NOT number count and focus on the patient in front of me. I DID IT!!! The nclex was honestly not that bad. The questions were simple, well much more simple than UWORLD. She is wonderful. not only does she help you pass the NCLEX but she teaches you how to think like a professional and expect to NOT know everything!! I would recommend anyone to Joan that is preparing for the NCLEX.
    I did buy UWORLD to do my home practice and the nclex I can honestly say was much easier than UWORLD!! My overall score on uworld was 57%
    Once again, Thank you so much Joan for putting up with all my emails and helping me! I will forever be grateful. I couldnt have done this with happynclex.com and uworld!!
    I hope this helps. If anyone has any questions, I would be happy to help out because I have been there!!!

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    • happyNCLEX
      happyNCLEX says:

      Yes, Paul, I’m happy to help you. I’ve designed this program for repeat test takers (and those who do not wish to repeat.) See program details and testimonials from others that were in your situation here on the website. When you’re ready to start, register and you’ll get instructions to Get Started. We’ll be in contact throughout the program. Email me directly: [email protected]

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  95. Marie
    Marie says:

    I’m so grateful to say thanks to Joan Palmeri from happyNCLEX. I passed with 76 questions. If I knew about happyNCLEX before, I would not failed the 1st time. The way Joan helped me to think critically made me comfortable and relaxed while I was taking the test. It was like I heard Joan’s voice going over the questions and the answers with me like she does in the webinars. Just listen to her and follow her strategies and you will obtain your RN license. happyNCLEX is the best review and the price is affordable. I did a lot of other reviews before my first attempt and they didn’t help me. Joan, God created you to do happyNCLEX and please continue to do it.

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  96. Andrea O
    Andrea O says:

    Joan is an amazing person and instructor! I could not have passed the Nclex with without her.

    I met Joan through social media sites and through a mutual friend, also using Joan’s program.

    I graduated nursing school back in 2013, from St. Scholastica, in Duluth, MN. My nursing program incorporated ATI into our curriculum and also encouraged us to use Kaplan after graduation to prepare for the Neclex. I did both and failed my first time.

    I was devastated I continued to study and I decided to try the Hurst program I kept telling myself maybe it’s content related maybe I just need to review a little more content so I can pass!

    Failed again … after failing twice with having a BSN in nursing I felt maybe I wasn’t ment to be a nurse. It hurt me to think that way but I felt helpless. I had always wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl. I took some time off from studying and did some research.

    I found Joan and her program — Joan was welcoming and encouraging she allowed me to share my story with her and was not judgmental at all. She kept a positive attitude and changed my perception of failure. She also helped me battle my anxiety issues with meditation and deep breathing exercises.

    Her program was definitely one of a kind. Joan stressed the importance of home practice NOT content. She taught me how to look at questions and pick apart the key words. She taught me how to read the base of the question first and then the entire question, allowing my brain to function at maximum ability. She taught me how to control my anxiety around select all that apply questions and how to approach them without fear. She provided numerous tools and print outs on her program website that I utilized daily in my home practice.

    Joan also provided us with weekly video modules and webinars in person where is she showed us and modeled the critical thinking process needed to pass the NCLEX. These weekly webinars were only 90 mins in length and contained every area the NCLEX tests you on.

    After working with Joan, I finally passed the NCLEX. I couldnt be happier. She taught so much about myself and about being a bad ass nurse lol. She had me do self-assessments and send them to her throughout my time working with her which I thought were very helpful I was able to vent my frustrations and concerns to her and she responded in a timely manner.

    Joan was with me every step of the way she responded to every email every question every concern I had with in the next day 24 hours a day 7 days a week she was there for me more than any instructor ever was that I had a nursing school.

    I highly recommend Joan and I am so thankful for her help and guidance!

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  97. Kristine
    Kristine says:

    I am officially a RN and I could not have done it without the help of Project NCLEX! I was a repeat test taker and my confidence was significantly decreased after failing my first attempt, despite my thought of being well prepared. As a Canadian nurse, there is a 3 strike rule so I knew I needed to do everything in my power to be successful the next time around. When I came across Joan’s facebook group and learned through her that the NCLEX is all about performance, I knew that this would be of great help and was exactly what I needed… no more content reviews… no more trying to learn what was already learned throughout nursing school…just needed to learn how to approach NCLEX questions! Joan took the time to individualize test prep to suit my needs and always gave a timely responses to my self assessment. The test taking skills and strategies is something the every graduate nurse needs in order to understand how to approach the NCLEX. I am so grateful that I came across Happy NCLEX as I know this is the major reason I was efficient in my NCLEX performance the second time around. Kristine, BSN, RN

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  98. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    I cannot believe these words are coming out of my mouth but I’m finally an RN! I am so excited to begin my journey as a nurse and I seriously couldn’t have done it without Joan. I failed the NCLEX the first time with 265q. I felt so discouraged. I thought that I was never going to pass the NCLEX. I felt stuck like I had no where to go. But one day it hit me that I couldn’t let this failure get to me. A friend of mine recommended me happynclex and that day literally changed my life. Joan’s test taking strategies are amazing especially the SATA questions! Once you apply these strategies, all of your knowledge will come forward. Knowledge you didn’t even know you had or even remembered! One of the many things i learned from Joan is to be perfectly OK with I don’t know! Using I don’t know on the NCLEX helped me so much and made it easier to eliminate answers! Not only did Joan help with with test taking strategies but she also helped me with a personal issue I had that really effected my studies. She gave me advise and encouraged me to exercise, meditate, and focus on myself. She was truly there for me when I needed her the most! I can not stress how important it is to meditate! Meditation helped me pass the NCLEX. When it came down to taking the NCLEX, I had no anxiety. I passed with 75q. Joan, I can not thank you enough. You truly have changed my life and I am so blessed that I found happynclex! For any of you that are contemplating or thinking about joining this program, just DO IT! It will change your life. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend happynclex. Trust me you won’t regret it!

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  99. Niki Shah
    Niki Shah says:

    So I finally passed. It was my third time and 100 questions. I would like to thank Joan Palmeri for all her help. She is truly amazing. She is there every step of the way. Her videos /webniars put everything in perspective! She was the reason I passed , couldnt have done it without you!

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  100. Gigi
    Gigi says:

    Joan is amazing! She stuck with me until the end. Thanks to her and her NCLEX strategies I am now proud to say I am RN! I have always been a horrible test taker so overcoming the fear and test anxiety around the nclex was no easy task. This program gave me so much clarity on how to approach this exam. Joan really knows how to enhance the potential that lies within. If you trust the process everything will make so much sense to you when your test date approaches. This program has everything you need to overcome anything from SATA questions, PDA, test anxiety etc you name it! Couldn’t be more grateful for Joan. Don’t waste your money on high end expensive nclex reviews. This is the best nclex prep course at the most affordable price! You’ll be happy you did when you finally see the letters”RN” behind your name. 🙂

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  101. Tahmina
    Tahmina says:

    After a long journey now officially I can call myself an RN. I passed with 75 questions which I never thought I would be able to do so. I would like to take this opportunity & thank Joan for everything. I’m truly grateful for her advice and strategy. I wish I had known about her program initially when I started to prepare for NCLEX. I wouldn’t have spent so much money and my precious time into other study materials. Nonetheless, all I wanted to say is follow Joan’s strategy and her method of combating test anxiety. Her method really works and helps you to perform well on the exam. I just used her program (Project NCLEX) and Uworld. Once again, from my bottom of my heart, thank you Joan for everything. I highly recommend Project NCLEX to everyone!!!

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  102. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    I could not have done this without Joan’s support and skills. I am a repeat test taker (more than three times). I have done Hurst twice and Kaplan twice. Don’t waste your money because they teach you things you don’t need or even help you with on the test. The whole time I took this test I heard Joan’s voice with every question and started to think the questions out the way she teaches you. Don’t waste your money or time with anyone else. I threw away every NCLEX and class note I had and just went with Joan and uworld. If I can do it so can you.Don’t ever give up. Now I am Brittany RN!

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  103. Don
    Don says:

    I graduated from Nursing school in May of 2014. I started working as a GN. I feel that was not a smart move. I spent more time learning the electronic charting system and learning my residents that I didn’t put the time in for NCLEX prep that I should have. After two years and six times at bat trying to tame the Beast, I am happy to announce that when I took the NCLEX on Monday July 18th and 253 questions, I passed and am now a RN. I used all of the major prep companies (Hurst, Kaplan, etc…), I finally decided to join Happy NCLEX. The prep that I got here out does all of the other prep companies that are out there. Joan takes her time and explains how to break down the questions, which I feel that was the biggest thing that I needed to pass. I will and am recommended Joan and Project NCLEX to any and all future GN’s that I meet from now on.

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  104. Amanda Mertens
    Amanda Mertens says:

    Its official, I am an RN! I Passed the NCLEX the first time around. Joan Palmeri helped guide my way to think critically on difficult questions. The strategies and daily preparation routine that Joan had me follow definitely allowed me to pass. Trust the process and follow the steps. I have really bad test anxiety. Joan focuses on test anxiety which was what I have always struggled with.

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    • Angela Patterson
      Angela Patterson says:

      It is official for me also!!! After 2 failed attempts I was beginning to lose faith in my abilities. You work so hard to complete nursing school and then watch all of your classmates pass the exam with ease it definitely is huge blow to the ego. Thanks to Joan I went into my exam with a level of calm that I never had in previous attempts. I used all of the critical thinking techniques Joan taught and did not panic when I did not know and answer. I took the exam the exam did not take me. Thank you sooooooo much HAPPY NCLEX!!!!!!!

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        • happyNCLEX
          happyNCLEX says:

          You will get everything you need for where you are, Nwazere. MIght not be what Angela needed. -Joan Palmeri

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          • Victoriana League
            Victoriana League says:

            Ms. Joan, I I failed my RN-EXAM twice now and I felt devastated maybe because I don’t have test taking skills or don’t know how to approach NCLEX questions.. I read the testimonials here and they give me encouragement to give Happy NCLEX a try. Please HELP! I am about to give up.Thank you very much.

  105. Steven Blais R.N.
    Steven Blais R.N. says:

    After 3 trys, I got it on my fourth attempt. I’m an RN now! I graduated in June 2012. I almost gave up but I couldn’t because i have 2 little boys. I needed to make my dream happen. That’s when I ran into Joan’s program in late 2015. I had no answers, felt very low and embarrassed because my classmates have been working for years now. So I took a chance and ordered Joan’s program and that was the best investment, I ever made. She gave me the test taking strategies, skills, and changed my way of looking at an nclex question. One thing that Joan said on a youtube video was that ” I don’t need know everything for this exam” and that statement alone gave me hope. That was a powerful statement for me, because after failing 3 times, I’m thinking that I need to learn all the content possible. But I was wrong! Within the first week of her program my Qbank scores went up. I was shocked because I started to feel comfortable with nclex prep questions. Joan’s program is gold and worth it! Joan, thank you for everything! You are truly a blessing and changed my life forever. I hope to meet you in Los Angeles one day, that would be just great. Thanks again and God bless.

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  106. Nanu
    Nanu says:

    I graduated 14 yrs ago. I am an international nurse. I didn’t know where to start with NCLEX. I found Joan Palmeri on Facebook and I am so glad I decided to joined her program. I learned a totally new approach from her. Listen to her. She teaches critical thinking which we need for the exam. I can proudly say Joan helped me achieve big things in my life. I had bad test anxiety. After her training I was able to mange anxiety which is also a part of test success. Everything I learned from her helped me to maintain my daily life- not only to pass the NCLEX. Thank you very much Joan Palmeri! Now I am an RN!

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  107. Carina Arrojo
    Carina Arrojo says:

    After a long battle, I’m officially RN.First and foremost I would like to thank God for giving me Joan Palmeri as an instrument to fight for this beast. I am a foreign student and graduated 2011 and came in the United States in 2014. At first I didn’t know what to do. I enrolled in one of the review centers in Jersey City for two weeks. It didn’t work for me because it was just like I went back to nursing school where they used power point and read it. It’s a waste of money. Then I reviewed by myself thinking that I can do it with all my knowledge but it didn’t work again. I said to myself this is too much. I read all the testimonial In uworld group and always see post recommending happyNCLEX. I immediately called Elena and inquire what happyNCLEX is. She explained the details very well. She was so approachable. So I never think twice. I paid for 2 months open pass because it says there that it is applicable for all students who are away from school for so many years.
    During my first week in happyNCLEX, I feel lost. I always email Joan Palmeri and asking so many questions that sometimes I feel stupid and can’t understand her instructions. But she never failed to answer my queries until the end of the battle.
    This lady is so amazing. The strategies that she teaches during the webinar is very different. Trust her and follow her instructions and you’ll never regret it. What I have now is because of you Joan Palmeri. More power to you and may God shower you more blessings because you’re a blessing to us. Thank you so much!

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  108. Arsh cheema
    Arsh cheema says:

    I took my NCLEX on 17 May and I passed in my first attempt with 265 questions. Thank you so much Joan for helping! I would recommend PROJECT NCLEX to everyone testing. I’m an RN now. GOOD LUCK to all! Thank you, Joan?

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  109. Linda
    Linda says:

    After studying with different NCLEX resources, I was not very confident in my ability to pass the NCLEX-RN exam until I attended Joan’s Strategy Session. As an Internationally educated nurse I knew I could not have passed the NCLEX-RN at first try with only 75 Questions if I had not learned the strategies. I recommend Joan to every nurse who wants to pass the NCLEX!

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  110. Alyssa
    Alyssa says:

    Not enough “Thank you’s can cover my gratitude towards Joan and her program. I battled really really bad test anxiety. The first time I took NCLEX, I started crying 3 weeks before my exam, all the way up to my test date. I had very bad palpitations before and after the exam. My thoughts were everywhere! Jumbled up into a huge knot! I got all the way to 265 questions in 5 hours. It was exhausting and I knew in my heart that I have failed. My other classmates were passing and I felt very left behind. 2 of my classmates recommended Joan’s program, so I said “Why not? I’ve pretty much tried every review thing out there.” (Hurst, Kaplan, NCSBN, NCLEX Mastery app, LaCharity, even UWorld) I was thinking that I can get more information to pass… But when I started Joan’s program, I realized that I knew my core content very well and it was just my strategy and “perfectionism” that was holding me back. This time around, I finished with less than 80 questions in 2.5 hours. Quality over Quantity.

    The program guides you through what you should and should NOT do til that exam day. Amazing program, so much better than the expensive ones that gives the “guarantee”. =)

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    • Ashley
      Ashley says:

      Hi Alyssa
      I’m am on the same boat as you i failed my first attempt and i used kaplan and a little bit of world. everyone in my class is passing and i feel so held back. i was wondering did you only use project NCLEX or you also used another resource for questions..and what was your 4 week schedule look like

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      • Alyssa
        Alyssa says:

        Hey! Sorry for the SUPER LATE reply but if you still would like to know how I made my schedule, you can email me at [email protected]. But to be honest, I didn’t make it special, I followed EXACTLY what Joan suggested how the schedule would be and made it to where I can comfortably follow it. I don’t mind helping you if you need help with it =) and sharing my experience in more detail is also not a problem to me.

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  111. Rio Leigh
    Rio Leigh says:

    I just passed my Nclex on my second attempt yesterday and I used Joan Palmeri’s strategy and uworld as my qbank. If you’re like me, who struggle in choosing between two answers on a question, I suggest you join Project NCLEX to overcome that difficulty of making a decision when test day comes. Joan is a wonderful coach and she will try her very best to help you out, from anxiety to personal problems and most importantly the strategy to successfully pass the nclex. A big thank you to Joan because now l’m an RN and to God who gave me strength to conquer the nclex. Good luck and God bless you all. ???

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  112. Busola
    Busola says:

    I passed the NCLEX-RN exam with 75 questions (never thought I could do this in my wildest dreams). During my preparation for the NCLEX-RN exam, I stumbled on the Project NCLEX after trying Kaplan which didn’t work for me. I found out that Project NCLEX is totally different as it prepares you for not only NCLEX but for the task ahead as a nurse. I must also include that the program is unique as it entails a whole lot of exam preparation strategies that no other NCLEX-prep company offers; with Project NCLEX you will learn how to overcome test taking anxiety, manage daily challenges that can interfere with your preparation, and above all how to stay positive and believe in yourself. I therefore highly recommend Project NCLEX to everyone looking for an NCLEX review program.

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  113. Sheria
    Sheria says:

    It’s official. I passed my NCLEX on the third try, with the help of Project NCLEX. This project is awesome. I have taken other prep classes that cost much more and did not help me at all. I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to overcome their fears of the NCLEX. The anxiety control, learning how to meditate, exercise and eating right with Joan strategies- it really does help you prepare for the NCLEX. I can not stress enough how so happy I am that I found this project because it prepared me very well. It feels so good to say I am now an RN. Thanks Joan Palmeri! You are the truth?

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  114. Patricia
    Patricia says:

    I can’t say enough about Project NCLEX. If you follow Joan’s advice you can pass the NCLEX and become the nurse you have always dreamed of. I have severe test anxiety and thank you to Joan’s strategies, I was able to take my NCLEX-RN exam in a calm state of mind. If you are a repeat test taker you too can pass the NCLEX if you just follow Joan’s advice. Don’t ever give up!

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  115. Laura
    Laura says:

    THANK YOU, Joan for your program, Project NCLEX. I took my Exam Friday at 2pm and by Sunday evening my unofficial results said PASS and for that I am very thankful. I completed my exam around 130-150 questions and took my time with each question. I believe that if you breakdown the questions like Joan says you will not go wrong with her program. I did everything she said with each style of question. One more thing Pray and have a purpose to motivate yourself to prep when you feel down.

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  116. Inna Aleksanyan
    Inna Aleksanyan says:

    I used to call NCLEX a “monster “, because my multiple fails made me feel frustrated and angry! I tried all tools of different programs. Nothing worked for me. Fortunately, I enrolled into the Joan’s Nurse Project that turned my life to a successful direction with joy, positive attitude and healthy preparation! I finally PASSED the exam!!!! It feels like I won an Oscar!!!
    Joan and Elena, I would like to thank you for your wonderful program, support and creativity!!! You share your experience and teach students to be able to think critically. Your recommendations are healthy and make life easier!! You are a treasure for NCLEX takers!!
    Thank you from my heart! My appreciation is endless!!!
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  117. NANCY NUNEZ
    NANCY NUNEZ says:

    Nurse Project is the truth! I took my exam yesterday and found out today that I passed! I have a license number and its ACTIVE!!!! This was my third time taking the exam and before taking Project NCLEX, Ms. Palmeri’s review course, I didn’t think I would pass. I had a family member tell me about her and decided to give it a shot. I mean why not? I had already done HURST, Kaplan, and NCSBN and failed. It would not hurt me to try a different approach. What I love most about Nurse Project is that it really does make it easy to work, study , and have a life. You can review a few days a week and get it done. I went to sit for my exam feeling confident and I learned through Ms. Palmeri not to second guess myself and check my anxiety at the door! There is no room for that. The test shut off at 75 questions and for every question I found myself listening to Ms. Palmeri in my ear telling me what to look for and how to answer the question. It becomes a habit and one that I would love for all test takers to acquire.

    Ms. Palmeri thank you so much for what you do and who you are. Your positive spirit and energy is exactly what I needed to make it through this exam. I will be glad to recommend you to any student that is having a problem with testing strategies. You are heaven sent and I can not thank you enough!

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  118. Jamie -Lee
    Jamie -Lee says:

    ok here’s my story: I struggle with ADHD and test anxiety. I took the NCLEX twice and failed. I was completely devastated, kept thinking maybe all the harsh things I was told when I was younger were true, that maybe I couldn’t be a nurse and I wasn’t smart enough. After 4 months of being in a slump I finally snapped out of it when I researched NCLEX help and Project NCLEX’s website appeared. I decided to reach out and ask about it and Joan and her team took me under their wings. I took Joan’s sessions twice a day and did practice uworld and other questions everyday for a month and a half. I scheduled my exam the week before my sessions with Joan was ending and on the very day of the exam 6/19/15 I sat at my computer with a clear mind and began to answer the question as if I was in Joan session hearing her voice with me the entire time and working thru each question talking myself thru taking my time and not letting my anxiety get to me. My screen shut me off at 85 questions and the real anxiety set in waiting for the results but I got them and I PASSED !!! I had to pinch myself a few times because I couldn’t believe it (well I could but it felt like a dream come true). I thank Joan and her team from the bottom of my heart for their help and support. They did something for me not many people have ever done: they unlocked my ability to think clearly of what’s being asked, taught me how to remain calm and keep control of my anxiety and most of all they helped me to earn my nursing license and accomplish a dream I have been waiting to achieve. My only regret is I wish I found Project NCLEX sooner!

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    • Patricia
      Patricia says:

      Congrats Jamie-Lee! Your story sounds so much like mine. I am feeling confident that I too will tackle this beast this time around. The third time will be the charm. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us.

      Patty

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  119. Joan
    Joan says:

    Thank you Joan and Project NCLEX. I passed the nclex on my first try. Your test taking strategies especially strategies to control my anxiety helped me. Good luck. God bless

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  120. Oksana Protsko
    Oksana Protsko says:

    I must say that Nurse Project course helped me and I would recommend it to everyone. The key is to have basic content and practice answering those questions. I don’t think you can pass without this prep course. It helps you understand how the questions should be answered as all answers may be correct but what is the best answer? Follow Joan’s advice and you will pass.I want to thank Joan. All the encouragement she gave to me and the smart advice are the reasons for my success.

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  121. Marina Timoshenko
    Marina Timoshenko says:

    I just wanna say THANK YOU JOAN! I finally passed the NCLEX-RN because of PROJECT NCLEX. I did other programs, but nothing worked for me before. I am really grateful because if not for Joan and her strategy, I wouldn’t be able to do it so quickly. THANK YOU JOAN!!!! Good luck everyone! – Marina Timoshenko, RN.

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  122. Tameka Diggs
    Tameka Diggs says:

    I had 3 failed attempts at NCLEX-RN. I sat back and evaluated myself and concluded that I had to do something different..and FAST. I signed up for Project NCLEX open pass in September and attended for a month. I made my fourth attempt at NCLEX in November and PASSED. Special thanks to Joan for the strategies in test taking and dealing with life in general. Don’t think I could have done it without her!!!

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  123. Sun ko
    Sun ko says:

    First, let me start off by saying i was involved in a really bad accident during my 4th semester of nursing school and had to take a year off. Yes, it was devastating and really hard bc it was near my graduation. The injury i endured was TBI so going back to school was a journey in itself. I felt like I forgot everything and had to relearn everything again. Since body systems work together, if you forget one, you ultimately forget all. I graduated and my school offered us Kaplan. I did all the questions and studied but unfortunately i didn’t succeed on my first try. On my second try, I used Hurst for content but unfortunetly ran out of time and didn’t succeed. I was devastated and wanted to give up but I didn’t. Then for my 3rd attenpt I used Project NCLEX and Uworld for questions. It’s really helpful and it really helped me. Joan teaches you exactly how to look at questions and answering them accordingly. She teaches you how to look at questions differentLy in a way I never have looked at before. NCLEX is about knowing your basic content and ultimately knowing what the questions are trying to ask you. Joan will teach you how to disect each question and go from there. UWORLD questions are the best. Let me say, the format and how it looks is exactly like the nclex. It has the best rationales and you can really learn from your mistakes. Project NCLEX and Uworld together will help you pass!!! Dont give up and give Project NCLEX a try!! Trust me you won’t regret it!!

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  124. Milouse
    Milouse says:

    Hello future Nurses!!!!
    Imaging waking up Christmas morning finding out you passed your NCLEX RN. That is exactly what happened to me on December 25th 2015. I was so happy no other presents could top that. I joined PROJECT NCLEX for a month, and have become a strong believer of the program. Thanks to Joan I was able to think critically on the test without climbing a tree. I used UWORLD only, these questions make NCLEX questions feel like a baby’s pacifier. I passed with 75 questions two hours later. My key to passing was staying calm. I didn’t act like a physician on the test and I stayed with the question. PROJECT NCLEX was my least expensive review and the one that brought home the license. This program has changed my life and I am forever a big fan! Thank you Joan and Elena from the bottom of my heart. Happy New Year 2016 !!!!!!!

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  125. Michelle Cureton
    Michelle Cureton says:

    I cannot begin to thank Joan (The NCLEX Whisperer) for her testing methods strategies and boost of conference. I have to be honest I never thought the day would come that I could say its Official Michelle Cureton Edwards, BSN RN. I failed NCLEX 5 times. When I went to take the exam after her kick in the butt prep talk and advice I was so amped up when I went to take NCLEX I actually wore a white T-Shirt and with a marker I wrote Bad Ass Nurse across the front back and sides of my T shirt. Not only did her methods help with NCLEX but they also translated to a test I had to take for a job offer. In the beginning I felt defeated, most importantly her course helped me remember why I wanted to become a RN in the first place. Once I got to NCLEX it actually felt easier than UWORLD which is also a great tool but I knew I passed. I had doubts in the beginning and I felt like 2 hours isn’t enough there’s so much I need to know. 65% of the things I studied weren’t even on the exam 🙂 but I understood the strategies and able to use critical judgment.
    Thanks again Joan and Elena you ladies have a happy holiday and new year and I can finally close out 2015 with the title RN

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  126. Dina Manlove
    Dina Manlove says:

    I want to say THANK YOU JOAN! Thanks to you I was able to pass my NCLEX. I failed my boards 3 times, I spent a lot of money with Kaplan, ATI, and Hurst Review. None of these sources worked for me. I was a little skeptical about your program but I decided to giving a try. Finally on October 23 I became an RN. Once again, thank you Joan ?

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  127. Ashley Portis
    Ashley Portis says:

    Hello Future RNs,

    I am so exitced about becoming a registered nurse. Thanks to the patience and skills taught by Joan Palmeri. I graduated May 2014 and I finally passed the NCLEX on the fourth attempt using on Joan and UWorld November 2015. My computer shutoff at 75 questions. I never imagined that happening to me.
    So, how did I get successful on my fourth attempt? Everyone is different and has different life circumstances, but do not let anything detour you from your dreams and life goals. I started off with having to control my anxiety and get a good balance on how to deal with it. This is a spectacular program and so many nursing graduates are benefiting from it. I have learned how to also carry on these strategies in my career and in my life.
    I will definitely be donating and try to follow this program because it is outstanding and everyone who is reading this has what it takes to pass the NCLEX and become a wonderful, amazing, badass nurse and person
    Thank you for everything Joan,
    Ashley Elizabeth Portis, RN
    Never give up on your dreams!!!!

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  128. Maria Theresa "Sai" Cerutti
    Maria Theresa "Sai" Cerutti says:

    Are you a nursing foreign graduate?
    Are you a repeat test taker?
    Is English not your first language?
    Do you want to PASS the NCLEX RN exam?
    If you answer YES to any of these questions then your wait is OVER!

    I’m proof of how great Joan Palmeri is. & I’d like to share my story.
    I’m a desperate nursing foreign graduate from Philippines and a repeat test taker,too. It took me awhile to be eligible to take the NCLEX RN exam here in California because of the concurrency issue but that didn’t stop me.
    The first time I took the exam, I failed. I ran out of time. I used :
    NCSBN ( FYI they aren’t the one who makes the NCLEX exam,it’s the Pearson Vue)
    KAPLAN (pls don’t waste your time & money to them) Their “tree” doesn’t make sense at all.
    BUT when I found out about Joan Palmeri & read the reviews about her on Facebook, I didn’t hesitate to sign up in her class. It was one of the best decision I’ve made. She’s the BEST & I’m not sugarcoating this. She knows exactly what she’s doing & she’s like my angel. She’d calm my nerves down whenever I have that panic mode. She’d explain & breakdown the questions word for word & this strategy is great if English is not your first language. I highly recommend her! Just listen to her & trust the process. Don’t forget to pray & trust yourself that you can do this!
    Please remember that you made it through nursing school and God would never bring you this far to let you down. Everything happens in due time and your time will come.
    This is Maria Theresa Cerutti, USRN!
    Good luck & God bless!

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  129. Allison
    Allison says:

    Hi just wanted to say I am a repeat test taker and if it wasn’t for Joan, GOD and her strategies I wouldn’t be calling myself an LPN. I took nclex on 12/03/2015 and went in with my mind so clear I didn’t even realize I answered 80 questions in less than one hour. When I came to question 85 I prayed and said let this be my last question please don’t make me go through all 205. I read the question, answered it and bam the blue screen came up test over. I was in utter shock shaking left the test center. Two days later I got my results I passed. I owe it to Joan she’s amazing. Thank you for everything. Whenever I needed support Joan was there to calm my nerves. Her thought process helped me through this. Believe in her strategies and most of all believe in yourself.

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  130. Hyacinth
    Hyacinth says:

    I want to take the time to thank Joan and all those involved with Project NCLEX. I was a second time test taker. I used Kaplan the first time and I was never actually taught to think, that is until this program. I failed the first time with 265 questions and the second time I passed in 75 questions. God has a way of working things out the way they should be and this program not only prepared me for the NCLEX but for my nursing career as a whole! I would highly recommend this program to those preparing to test. This is not just a test prep, it is a career prep.

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  131. LaVieta
    LaVieta says:

    I have to say MUCH THANKS TO JOAN P. I took the beast November 17th and I passed. I have to say if it was not for Joan and her strategies I don’t think I would have passed. Joan gives you excellent strategies on how to answer questions without even knowing what they are asking. I have to say when I started studying I was absolutely lost and one day I was reading nclex, and Uworld reviews and someone mentioned Joan’s name and I google her and went from there. When I initially started studying I was using too many study aids and studying entirely too much. Once I did my assessment and Joan reviewed it she told me I was studying all wrong. So I changed things up and here I am LaVieta Scales RN, BSN.
    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!??

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  132. Sira
    Sira says:

    Hello,

    I can finally say I’m RNBSN after several attempts and studied almost all materials, and go through different medical treatments including chemotherapy twice, Joan helped me and on my part I decided to follow the directions and strategies Joan Palmeri had my great success. Thanks Joan you’re the angel that God sent me to destroy the monster. Thanks

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  133. Samantha
    Samantha says:

    I can not begin to thank you enough Joan and PROJECT NCLEX!! I finally passed boards after two failed attempts! Your guidance and daily encouragement helped me to not only critically think better but also made me a better person! Your workshops and mediation guidance is what helped me to finally pass!! Thank you for everything you do! PROJECT NCLEX IS THE BEST WAY TO PASS BOARDS!!!!

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  134. Deneen
    Deneen says:

    I was a repeat test taker and failed the Nclex after two attempts, I then heard of Project NCLEX. I first read about the program and I read the testimonial reviews from repeat test takers and decided to take this course. I want to say Joan Palmeri shown me exactly what I needed to learn far as test taking strategies. Her methods shows that eating healthy, exercising and meditating is as essential to passing the boards as content. I read content all the time but I wasn’t slowing down and really understanding what the questions were asking. After attending the webinars and following the techniques Joan showed me, I finally passed the NCLEX. I would advised any person that struggles with testing to take this course. Thank you Joan for helping me become the super nurse I was destined to be…Love Nurse Project NCLEX…Deneen

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  135. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    I took the NCLEX 6 times, was extremely frustrated, self esteem extremely low. I was very questionable about NCLEX review programs, I had done them all, Kaplan, Hurst, NCLEX exam cram, HURST remediation NCSBN. My point was that I really didn’t have a ton of money to spend. I had already spent alot of money. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to move forward.

    I then called The Nurse Project, and El​ena​ answered the phone. She probably thought that I was a drill sargent. Somehow she talked me into signing up for this program. I did and this was the most positive move I could have made. I had alot of testing anxiety and I wasn’t breaking down the questions or reading them correctly. Joan had helped me how to deal with this

    I went and took the NCLEX for the 7th time passed with flying colors and I have to give a ton of credit to Joan I couldn’t have done it without you. I would recommend The Nurse Project to everyone taking the NCLEX

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  136. Meltem
    Meltem says:

    I graduated in June 2015. I purchased Kaplan but it wasn’t much of help because it didn’t fit into how I learned materials. I later found out about PROJECT NCLEX and ​U​World. They were a match​ made​ in heaven. I felt very confident in the material I was learning and the questions I was practicing from uworld, later Joan was the icing on the cake. She helped me open my mind and literary helped things come together for me to see it clearly. Uworld and nclex project was money well spent. Don’t hesitate to take Joan’s classes. I can vouch for her and you won’t regret it.. I passed NCLEX RN in August 2015 on first try with 75Q!! I owe it all the uworld and Joan!. Thanks for everything, ​Joan!

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  137. Dipti
    Dipti says:

    I would like to ​t​hank Project Nclex for their strategies and advice how to face the beast NCLEX. Joan, she is amazing​!​ ​T​he strategies she teaches during webinars are very different from other companies. Trust her process​,​ it really works. Being a foreign educated nurse and away from ​s​school for more than 6​ ​years was nerve ​w​racking. But Joan coaches every individual with his/her issues, and that makes her unique from other big fat nclex prep companies. A big thanks to Joan and Elena.

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  138. Brianna
    Brianna says:

    It’s official, at last I am an RN!!! After this difficult and challenging journey, I have made it with the help of Joan Palmeri and Project NCLEX. The strategies and daily ‘preparation’ routine that Joan made me follow definitely allowed me to pass this time around. Trust the process and follow all of the steps. She really focuses on test anxiety which was one of my weakness ​and​ I am glad to say that I can call myself a RN 🙂

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