How many tries did it take to get your lisence? - page 2

How many tries did it take you to get your nusing lisence? Do u think academic grades or clinical grades have any reflections on how people do on board exams? Thank you in advance. nursing... Read More

  1. by   cactus wren
    Once,the 2 dayer, it su**ed !! And that 3 month wait for the results......Arrgh !!!!..but i survived...know several folks ,lately, who had to do it twice..One was a big worrier, got her doc to give her an inderal for the big day, and she did just fine...That drug is a blessing for situational anxiety...took one the first time( many,many years ago) when i first did ACLS glad they have made that class more"user friendly" now...
  2. by   ?burntout
    It took one time for me...in 1997....had 75 questions and then the computer shut off! I received my license not to long after
    The nursing school I attended had a 98% pass rate....

    I know several nurses that have had to take boards twice-they are some of the best nurses I know!

    Have you looked into a NCLEX prep course-I took one before I took boards-it helped tremendously!!!
  3. by   hey_nurse
    Once, 75 questions, then the computer turned off....
  4. by   tattooednursie
    It took 2 times for me to get my CNA cert. Yeah yeah, laugh it up.
  5. by   NurseDennie
    I took it once. 75 questions, too. I'd thought that the minimum number of questions to pass was 60 - yeah not a great head for numbers. And the instructors were saying that it was very unusual for someone NOT to pass who got turned off at the minimum, I panicked!!! I'd really hoped to only get the minimum number.

    I don't know.... The only person in my class who didn't pass had given birth the day before. I think that the quality of the program and the preparation is more of an indicator of success than the performance in school. Just my humble opinion. If you make it through a GREAT program you have a little bit more chance to get your license on the first try, I'm thinking.

    I was completely calm and unstressed, fully prepared and confident. LOL - yeah. Let me tell you another one!

    Love

    Dennie
  6. by   bravegirlamy
    passed on the 1st try, i think i had 90 questions, but i was so stressed that i really can't remember...Good part is that I only had to freak for a little while..i religiously watched my state board of health web page to see if they had issued me a license..sure enough, my name appeared on the 3rd day. Good Luck with boards.
  7. by   BMS4
    I guess I forgot to answer the question....oops! :imbar

    I took the test this last October and passed. The computer quit at 75 questions. I really thought I failed.

    Good luck.
  8. by   kaycee
    2 days, huge long tests. Had to travel to the other end of the state to take it. Passed the first time in 1975.
  9. by   hapeewendy
    erm here in canadaland we dont have computer testing to my knowledge, well we didnt in 1999 anyway, so I had to do the bubble your life away type of test, I dont remember how many questions or how long it took me cuz I was so focused on the bubbles man....
    anyway Passed the first time round thank goodness, dunno if I could have done that again!
  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    I passed it on the first try.

    But my friend flunked it twice. The kicker is, she KNEW the stuff, but just say the word "Test" to her, and she flips out....but bring her to a Code, and she's All Action. Go figure....
  11. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Just once 1994(LPN). Enough stress off of that .Knew what to expect in 1998 for RN
    Zoe
  12. by   travel2lv
    I wrote in Canada and passed first time but what a sweat, we wrote for hours and hours it seemed like, then had to wait for 3 weeks, I'll never forget when I got the letter, there is no describing THAT feeling. After being a psych R.N. for 10 yrs. I wrote and miraculously passed the NCLEX first time so I could work in Az. I must LOVE nursing to go through that. (I wrote cause there was no reciprocity in Az.)
  13. by   rstewart
    I had to endure the 2 full days of testing that previous posters described. I passed the first time as the vast majority continue to do. A strictly anecdotal observation: the 2 greatest predictors of difficulty with the NCLEX 1) Language difficulties/English as a second language and 2) Poor performance in nursing school.

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