Failed NCLEX multiple times - page 4

A question to all of the experienced nurses out there. I have seen multiple threads on this forum started by people who have taken the NCLEX multiple times and still can't pass. These threads are... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    The above threads are over two years old. The NCLEX exam is purely common sense with the ABCs thrown in. If you approach it that way, it shoudl not be an issue for you. The exam in not interested in cramming toi prepare for it, or information that you already had in school, but wants to know what you are going to do with the information that you have learned, how you are going to apply it.
  2. by   chadash
    I have always wondered about standardized testing in general as an indicator of someones ability to perform certain task. Test taking seems to be a animal of its own breed: personally, I test well, probably better that I actually perform on job. I have a daughter that struggles with testing, but she is very bright, compassionate and capable.
    So, no, I don't think taking the test multiple times is a problem, if the individual is getting a greater grasp of the material, and their clinical skills are sharp.

    I need to add that I am not a nurse, I am an aide, so I might not be a good judge of this particular exam.
    Last edit by chadash on Jul 5, '06
  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from suzanne4
    The exam in not interested in cramming toi prepare for it, or information that you already had in school, but wants to know what you are going to do with the information that you have learned, how you are going to apply it.
    Ta-Da!
  4. by   CitrusNurse_LPNII
    What, ya have to be licensed to be a nurse, Hmmm
    Someone shoulda told us somewhere bout that one
    Heck, how do ya spell NCLEX. gimme a med dictionary.

    Truth be told, I think those that know the material from a good and honest approach in the learning phase will pass. Test anxiety can have an effect, sure but sitting at the table testing should get better each passing minute.
  5. by   Spritenurse1210
    some people have bad test anxiety. standardized tests are just a measure of how much you can learn, not how good of a nurse you can be
  6. by   RNBSN2DFW
    Quote from Mithrah
    Can someone who has test anxiety please explain it to me? I just don't understand how someone feels when testing. Do you get tachycardic? Do you sweat? Do you lose all focus?
    I'll tell you exactly what happens. ( I very much suffer from this and I too was amazed I passed the first time). 1. You can't sleep 2. Your memory goes 3. Your heartrate goes up.....tachycardic...perhaps, I for one never checked my pulse. I would make a safe bet that most people who suffer from test anxiety are auditory learners...jmo

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