Yes Aslingtl, this too shall pass
. It has too. I worked with a RN that is absolutely brilliant. He failed his boards 3 times before finally passing. That was 15 years ago. Now its a funny story he tells. You will look back on this and laugh. Right now, just take a few days off from studying...you deserve it. Then refocus and see what you could have done differently on both test. Write down some things that you need to look up and start there. Which exam will you take the next time around? If its the AANP let me know. What study materials are you using? How often are you studying? Barkley suggest having a study partner and really learning the things you don't know inside and out.
Some study tips I have is to not waste time reading what you already know, skip that. If you don't know something like you should, read about it in 2 to 3 different resource books and watch the video on youtube. Its really helpful. Cover the answers before you read the question. Anticipate the answer, and then look at the answers...do you see the one you thought it should be? Go with that first, then look at the other answers and decide why they are not correct and confirm why the one you chose is. Find your special place and time for studying. For me, I like to study so I study all day long, even now
. Its just my thing. But if you study better at night then make sure you set aside that time for studying. Don't study when your tired. Or if you want to study when you are tired, study the things you already know then. There is nothing wrong with reinforcement. Also take out time and meditate each day..build yourself up with confidence. Make little signs that say "I will pass this test" or something like that. Start speaking it out into the universe...words become things and we have what we speak. Pray without ceasing. Keep thanking God in advance. Ask him to show you what lesson you need to learn in all of this so you don't keep repeating this test. I am adding you to my nightly prayer list. You will get it next time honey. If there is anything I can do to help, let me know and I will do it if I can.