How many tries did it take to get your lisence?

  1. 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 student
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  2. Poll: how many tries to get licence?

    • once

      94.14% 241
    • twice

      3.52% 9
    • 3 times

      0% 0
    • 4 times

      0.39% 1
    • 5 or more times

      1.95% 5
    256 Votes
  3. 91 Comments

  4. by   Anagray
    oops, sorry for the misspel of license!
  5. by   BMS4
    One of my instructors used to tell us that if we struggled through nursing school, we would have trouble with the boards.

    Out of my class, the only people that I know of that failed the NCLEX first time around were those who had failed the program once before and had returned. They continued to struggle the rest of the time we were in school.

    I'm not saying this is always the case, but that's just my experience.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    once. 76 questions. done in 30 minutes. freaked til I received my license in the mail 3 weeks later. this was in 1997. roughly 84% only take one time to pass the NCLEX-RN.
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
    once. 76 questions. done in 30 minutes. freaked til I received my license in the mail 3 weeks later. this was in 1997.
    WOW! Same as me, except it was in 1998!

    Heather
  8. by   KP RN
    One time only!! Back in 1988, we didn't have the computer test. Sat in a huge auditorium in one hundred degree heat for 2 days! Many folks ended up passing out on the floor!
    Yikes!! This almost sounds like stories my Grandpa would tell me how he had to walk 40 miles to school each day!!
  9. by   fab4fan
    Once, but I had to take the 2 day, fill in the dot, wait three months to find out if you passed test. Talk about stress.

    The other stressor was our school had a 100% pass rate going for several years, and no one wanted to be the one to mess up their streak.
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    WOW! Same as me, except it was in 1998!

    Heather

    DOOD you blew em away!
  11. by   Anagray
    Wow, you did wonderful! I hope I will be as lucky.

    I work with a girl who failed her bords 2 times already, but she is an *excellent* nurse. They had to bump her down to LPN, but she still does everything she did before with minor adjustments.

    I'm hoping i will pass my boards the first time and I'll study, but I decided to parepare for the fact that I may fail.
  12. by   altomga
    It only took me the one time thank goodness. 75 questions is all I did. My boards were taken on the computer at a Sylvan Learning Center. I think that how you performed in nursing school will affect how well you do on the boards. In that same sentence though I have met a few people who were A/B students, but failed the boards. Just review your NCLEX books or whatever and breath deep and take the test. There is absolutely nothing you can do about "how you may have done" once you walk out.
    GOOD LUCK!!!!!! You'll do fine!
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Anagray
    I work with a girl who failed her bords 2 times already, but she is an *excellent* nurse.
    SOme people just don't test well. Please take into consideration the extreme amount of stress this test puts on you.

    Anyone I know that flunked the first time, passed the second. And they all commented on how, just in general, they were much more at ease the second time around knowing what to expect.

    Good luck!

    Heather
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    once, in the days of paper and pencil.
  15. by   K O'Malley
    Well, I'm probably going to give away my age again but we had two full days of testing when I took boards. It was very rare for anyone from our school to fail because it was an excellent nursing program. I really think that the school makes all the difference. Mine was a 3 yr diploma school in Pa.

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