I have failed the NCLEX two times now and will be damned if it happens again! My problem is that I am literally unable to retain the information needed to pass. I find it especially hard now since all my friends have already passed and are currently working as nurses (I did better in school than most of them too). I always studied with them; could not have passed school otherwise. Now, I am alone and have no one to bounce ideas/problems off of.
If I read, it puts me to sleep with boredom, plus I find that after reading a paragraph I have already forgotten what it said! During school I made my doctor refer me to have ADD testing; I am borderline (not ADD enough for meds).
So here is (what I think is) my guide to success for passing the NCLEX the third time around: Have tricks to;
- Retain the info I am reading (obviously)
- Understand difficult material (with some sort of method)
- Know how to remember the ENORMOUS amount of meds, S/Es, etc. (since both tests seemed to consist of mostly meds I had never heard of with no disease/illness mentioned in question)...maybe an easy way to learn the classes?
- Remain calm and not want to pull my hair out (was actually starting to tug during first test )
- Any other helpful hints
If ANYONE could help me with any (or all) of these needs PLEASE DO. I will be forever in your debt!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
Oct 17, '07
Good luck next time.
Last edit by GeminiTwinRN on Oct 17, '07