Passing Boards

  1. I recently graduated in Dec 2001. I took the boards in March 2002 and had 107 questions. I got the results that I didn't pass 2 weeks later. I am very discouraged right now. I was wondering if anyone had any advice as to what to study this time before I take it in June.
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  3. by   ageless
    I would like to suggest taking a nursing review class. Some even come with a refund if you fail the boards after completion.
  4. by   live4today
    Originally posted by jmh313
    I recently graduated in Dec 2001. I took the boards in March 2002 and had 107 questions. I got the results that I didn't pass 2 weeks later. I am very discouraged right now. I was wondering if anyone had any advice as to what to study this time before I take it in June.

    First, (((HUGS))), jmh313. So sorry to hear about your bad news. My humble encouraging suggestion would be for you to return to the school you graduated from and have a heart to heart with one of your former favorite nursing professors as you listen to whatever advice they may give you that might prove beneficial to you the next time you sit for boards. Your former nursing professors know much more about their students than any of us, and they could offer you pointers as to the style of study that best suits you personally. Since no two students are alike in the way they learn, study, absorb what they learn, and so forth, your best resource are those former instructors who graded you for so many years in the clinical and didactic area of your learning process, so please give them a chance to help you.

    My prayers are with you. I know this is better said than practiced, but after you have finished grieving over not passing boards your first time around, put your best foot forward and believe in yourself again. Begin to view your second opportunity to sit for boards as your best opportunity. View that glass as half full and not half empty. Take lemons and make sweet refreshing lemonade, and not sour bitter lemonade. Challenge yourself, and above all else...don't compare yourself to any other student's passing of those boards. YOU ARE YOU, AND THERE IS NO OTHER YOU THAT CAN BE THE BEST YOU THAT YOU CAN BE!!! :kiss


    "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up again."-- Vince Lombardi
  5. by   SICU Queen
    Do as Cheerfuldoer suggested, and also definitely take a review class! They'll "test" you and you'll get an indicator of your weak areas, and can then concentrate on those.

    Good luck to you!

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