My results........

  1. Well I got my unofficial results today. I failed the NCLEX-RN. I am so upset and I feel so down in the dumps. Like I posted in another section I thought to myself how could I of done better? Then I said I did the best I could. I did NCLEX cards, CD roms, review books, Kaplan review etc. That is all I did. I was dedicated. I never give up, but in this case I feel like I was in it for the long ride and I can't go anymore. I couldn't push myself anymore. I feel things happen for a reason. When one door closes another one opens. I might get my masters in Gerontology. I know God will lead me in the right direction. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Genista
    Lyndalous-
    So sorry to hear your bad news! You sound so defeated. I can only imagine how awful you must be feeling (I was certain I didn't pass NCLEX when I took it). I hope you are not giving up on nursing after one failed exam. For goodness sakes, we all have bad days. Maybe you had test anxiety? Do you know that many successful RNs don't always pass the NCLEX on the 1st try? I work with a BSN RN who is very smart & very caring. She failed her first NCLEX exam. She had been working as a "graduate nurse" on her interim permit @ the hospital, and had to become a CNA for awhile, after failing NCLEX. However, she retook the test & passed the second time. I Know of another RN who passed on her third try. Some people study hard, but for whatever reason, don't do well on test day. Did you do any practice NCLEX exams before the big day? I took some computer simulations of NCLEX before I took the real thing. I found them very helpful. I would be surprised if you did well on NCLEX simulations, but not on test day (unless it was just anxiety). You worked hard to get where you are! All is not lost. Don't give up on yourself so easily!! You are only human, after all!! We need good nurses like you.
  4. by   shyviolet78
    Don't beat yourself up over this. You're frustrated right now, and you have a right to be. Give yourself some time to deal with it and then take another shot at it. It may be a case of a door closing so another one can open, then again, it may not be. Only you can determine that. You are right, God will lead you in the right direction, but don't let that be an excuse to not follow your dream of being a RN if being a RN is what you truly want. Please don't get discouraged. You have a caring community here to provide support for you. I'll keep you in my prayers! {{{hugs}}}

    Valerie
  5. by   JennieBSN
    Lyndalous--

    I agree w/shyviolet on this one. You're thinking in a frustrated, exhausted state of mind right now. Give it a couple of days, okay? I strongly encourage you to retake the test. There are a lot of practicing RNs out there who indeed failed it on the first try. You are not the first and only person to ever fail the NCLEX!! Please, please....rest, recover, take long walks and have quiet time. Pray. I hope you decide to retest. Keep us posted on what happens next...

    Kristina
  6. by   moni rn
    ((((((((((LYNDA))))))))))

    I am so sorry! I wish I knew the right words to say to take away all of your pain.

    You will definitely be in my prayers!

    Wishing you peace,
    moni
  7. by   Brian
    lyndalous,

    Sorry to hear the bad news. I just wanted to let you know that I have worked with several nurses who didn't pass the first time round, they were all great nurses. I know that your feeling down and out right now, and who wouldn't? But don't give up, schedule a retake and study up on the areas that you found most difficult.

    Dont forget to take some time for fun stuff, like we had in the chat room the other night

    Anyways, it's great to see all the warm responses that everyone here has given you. We all will be thinking of you. I'm glad you have a good support system at home as well.

    Dont give up!
  8. by   NLDBSN
    to all those out there who have taken the nclex-rn and failed i really feel for you. i am a "old" rn-bsn but my daughter just graduated from bsn school in may. she had a terrible time with tests during her junior year (the big med-surg year!). we knew she would have problems with the nclex and tried to prepare the best we could. she took a review class after graduation, had studied and practiced with kaplan, nclex review books and cd's, took a private review class with a excellant instructor, took private one on one tutoring and studied with me for the two weeks between graduation and nclex. she passed every review test and really felt good about her odds. she took 235 questions and ran out of time. when she came out of the test center she was so stressed she could hardly walk. she failed this time and was devasted! every one she worked with felt she would have passed the test with no problem. she has externed for 2 years in our trauma center's er and had been chosen to work in the trauma icu ( her #1 choice when she interviewed). it took lots of guts to go back to that unit and tell them she failed. she now works there as a unit clerk and mentally trying to get through the next 91 days until she can test again. i'll tell all of you. hold your heads high because you are still a graduate nurse !! i feel like the current nclex method of testing is not a effective method for identifing who has the ability and knowledge to be a entry level nurse. it just tests your ability to take a test. hopefully she will overcome her anxity and do better in september. please wish us luck !! she has a huge compasionate nursing heart and our profession needs many mor of these!
  9. by   lyndalous
    Hey NLDBSN.

    Please tell your daughter she is not alone. Like my first post I wrote, I did everything I could and I felt so calm, cool, and confident only to see my results were not passing. I did it all, just like your daughter. I also, have to retake in sept. I was so upset and disappointed that I was not going to retake. Until my family and friends, had to keep reminding me I was still a graduate nurse and passed a vigorous program and will pass the NCLEX. It is very hard to now sit back down, and try to study when you know you did your best the first time around. I did up to 500 ques. a day, NCLEX review books, cards, cd's , and kaplan reviews and many others. It isn't fair. But let your daughter know she isn't alone and can write me anytime. What part of WV are you from? Hope to hear from you soon!!!

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