My board results

  1. Hi, I promised everyone I would update and here is the scoop. As strong as my gut feeling was I was right. I failed. It is the most horrible feeling in the whole wide world. Right now I am so upset. I am calling in to work tonight because 1)I know I am not going to be able to get any sleep worth talking about probably and 2)It is probably MOST likely not legal for me to practice as a graduate nurse any more even though I don't have the hard copy I still know. Right now I have so many mixed feelings and debating is it even all worth it. I probably won't be around for a very long while on this nursing board or any of the other nursing boards. Thank you everyone for your support, encouragement and everything. I wish EVERYONE the best.

    Tonya
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Gator,SN
    Tonya, I am soooo sorry to hear this news! I know that you are depressed and upset and I understand that, but you will succeed and be a great nurse! Take the time that you need and when you are ready, we will all be here waiting for you to come back!
    HUGS to you!
    Gator
  4. by   llg
    Tonya,

    I, too, am sorry to read your disappointing news. As Gator wrote, you probably need to take a little time for yourself to regroup before forging ahead. Take that time. You need it.

    But when you are ready, remind yourself that 1 out of every 6 new grads fail boards the first time they take it. That's a fairly high failure rate -- so, you are in good company. Many of those people re-take the test, pass it, and go on to be good nurses. So, if nursing is what you really want, it is definitely still an option. If it's not something that you really want -- that tells you something else, doesn't it?

    Take care,
    llg
  5. by   funnygirl_rn
    So sorry, hugs to you. Good suggestions above.
  6. by   warhawk
    peaceful,

    1st of all i just wanted 2 say that i am very sorry 'bout boards.
    2nd... like the others say take time 4 yourself & take a break.
    3rd and MOST important.... U must promise yourself 2 take boards again. remember... this is NOT a failure only a setback. perseverance is the word....just get back up & take boards again.
    U have worked 2 hard 2 quit now. U R only a "failure" if U quit & i know that U will pass this test. nursing isn't measured by scores on a test or or how many questions. IT is all about, CARING.... any good person is not going 2 measure your ability as a RN by a test, but how U perform. U made it thru many more tests in the years U were in school. i know many RNs who over the years have not 1st time pass their boards, but R fine RNs no less. everyone here at allnurses.com is hear 4 U. we will B praying 4 U. and look hearing from U soon especially when U let us know that U passed boards on your next try. remember we R hear 4 U.
    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((peaceful))))))))))))))) ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
  7. by   meta4
    Dear Peaceful,

    I am sorry to hear of your test result however please keep in mind that it is only that. You did poorly on a test. You would be doing yourself and your future patients a great disservice if you assume this means anything more than that. Tests are most often a measure of how good you are at taking exams and less a measure of your knowledge and clinical judgement. Feel dissappointed for awhile but keep it in perspective. You owe it to yourself!
  8. by   Shamrock
    Peaceful - it IS worth it. Chill out for a while (as everyone above is saying). Hold your head up and try, try again.
  9. by   orca1
    I am so sorry.....I think my study partner did not pass either and it has been very hard for her.
    Please accept a HUGE HUG!!

    Lisa
  10. by   fourbirds4me
    Hang in there..... I know it's a cliche but when you fall of a horse... get right back on! There are plenty of WONDERFUL nurses who did not pass NCLEX first time around. It is not a shame. I'm sure your job will understand and even if you can't work as a GN you can go sit for LPN boards or work as a NT until you can sit or NCLEX-RN.

    You have worked too hard to let this set you back. I am sure we will all be celebrating for you 91 days from now!

    Hang in there and many (((((((((((hugs)))))))))))
  11. by   peaceful2100
    I can work as a Patient care Tech but I have observe nurses where I work and quite a few don't respect the PCT's. Also I have a contract that I had signed and my contract is going to be put on temporary pause and expanded even longer. I got myself into a contract without thinking and it was one that really regret getting myself into now that I look at it.

    The next 3 months is going to be hard for me and very stressful. I will probably have to see a doctor to go on something temporarily for anxiety/depression because I have been depressed for a while and pretty anxious too.
  12. by   jnette
    Hugs to you, Peaceful.. big, WARM hugs.

    Know that this is NOT the end of the world or your nursing dream.

    I hate it for you (and your friend).. I TRULY do, because we all have had the same anxieties and fears... and none of us can pretend to know the depths of your disappointment.
    But we CAN send you our love and our hugs, to keep you afloat in this difficult and frustrating time for you.

    We're here for you anytime, ok?
  13. by   Katnip
    I'm so sorry about the exam. I can't offer any more advice that what the others said. It's only one exam, though, and you aren't alone.

    Don't give up on it. You've come too far to let one setback stop you now.
  14. by   peaceful2100
    I agree it is just one exam but it is an exam that I can't stop looking at the statistics on. The fact is MOST people pass the first time around according to the Statistics from the national board council of nursing 85% pass the exam on the first try.

    I am just so upset because I did so well all expect my very first semester of nursing school. I passed all the Hesi's except my first semester. Passed HESI exit exam made honor roll in school. I guess that still don't mean squat though. I am trying to hard to get over it but it is just so hard right now.

    If it was not for my daughter I would probably easily given in the towel and give up but I am not for her. My daughter starts kindergarten in the fall. The public schools around here are HORRIBLE and I don't want her attending them. I have a private school already lined up for her. Even on a temporary PCT salary I will still be able to afford to send her there since I still live at home with my parents and I will be able to give my parents money each month. The only thing is I was wanting to get a new car in August or September but now that probably will have to wait. I guess the bright side of having to wait is that I can have a chance to save more money for a larger down payment and therefore decrease my monthly payment even more.

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