Failed NCLEX RN 3 times, the max in my state - page 2

I have failed the NCLEX RN 3 times and in my state that is the maximum unless you want to go back to school again for another 3 chances. I have a BSN and my question is, what other kind of job can... Read More

  1. by   torresm13
    I took the Kaplan when my school offered it and that was a joke for me. I was more confused after taking that course then anything. Plus it didn't help me pass the NCLEX, I failed it!
  2. by   Born_2BRN
    Some of my classmates took it but I didn't. I used Kaplan NCLEX review book. Not saying the least NCLEX is a game. You still need to know the basic of nursing and lots had to do with critical thinking like your A (Airway) B (Breathing) C (Circulation).
  3. by   squatmunkie_RN
    Take a Hurst Review. I did and passed NCLEX the 1st time with 75 questions. It was the best thing I could've done. Well worth the $$ I paid for it. Study the book cover to cover, answer a TON of questions. Make sure you always know which pt to round on 1st. Know all s/s of abnormal labs, and ABGs. (That's all that NCLEX asked me).

    TAKE A HURST REVIEW!! And go to another state for the exam.
  4. by   xoemmylouox
    You need to start calling some BONs in surrounding states. You need to meet with your peers who have passed. You need to come up with a new game plan. Best of luck to you.
  5. by   BuckyBadgerRN
    Just throwing this random fact out there: In WI, students who do well enough in law school and are resident of and plan to practice law in the state of WI do not have to sit for the bar exam. It's called diploma priveledge. So in THIS instance, you CAN practice law with your degree and not pass the bar exam =) WI is the only state with this practice in place, BTW
  6. by   Kidrn911
    You need to stop worrying and start studying, I really don't understand how any can fail it 3 times unless they have severe test anxiety or they have not prepared adequately.
  7. by   Psteph
    I used the Kaplan book and felt the same way. Apparently I am able to take a test prep course and try again. I'm trying Hurst this time, which a lot of people on here seem to like and find helpful
  8. by   Psteph
    Apparently, I still can have another three attempts after a refresher or a test prep review. I'm trying Hurst this time as Kaplan clearly didn't get through to me. Sticking with the same life plan for now
  9. by   Psteph
    Quote from Kidrn911
    You need to stop worrying and start studying, I really don't understand how any can fail it 3 times unless they have severe test anxiety or they have not prepared adequately.
    That was productive
  10. by   DoeRN
    Quote from squatmunkie_RN
    Take a Hurst Review. I did and passed NCLEX the 1st time with 75 questions. It was the best thing I could've done. Well worth the $$ I paid for it. Study the book cover to cover, answer a TON of questions. Make sure you always know which pt to round on 1st. Know all s/s of abnormal labs, and ABGs. (That's all that NCLEX asked me).

    TAKE A HURST REVIEW!! And go to another state for the exam.
    Me too. I did the online class 4 days before I took NCLEX. I didn't study with anything else. I agree it is worth the money.

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  11. by   mmcnabb3
    Quote from Psteph
    That was productive

    also, just stop failing and pass the test.

    See some people are full of help. youre welcome!

    but seriously dont give up! The fourth time will be a victory and you will know better what to expect. I have no advice since im still in nursing school, but i hope you dont get discouraged and keep keepin on!
  12. by   dashingdiva
    Take a refresher course and probably enroll in a NCLEX review course (I *kind of* went to some online classes offered by Kaplan.. they teach you about test-tasking strategies which for you, might need working on if you are failing the exam multiple times). But most of my review came from Saunders and the Nclex 3500. I passed the first time (and I'm foreign educated!) assess your test-taking strategies and content mastery to determine which one needs improving (could be both but hey, at least you gotta know where to start brushing up) I have known people who pass on their 3rd of 4th try because this time, they are more aware on how they attack the test. Good luck on your next try!
  13. by   double_minority
    Quote from Silverdragon102

    There are a few states which only allow 3 attempts and after that 4th is usually after a recognised refresher course and if they fail that then have to retake nursing program
    Wauw, wauw, wauw lol. Never heard of that!

    Would you happen to know which other states do so? And could this count when trying to endorse to those states?

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