Failed 2nd time....... stopped at 85. - page 2

I'm feeling pretty low right now. I just got my nclex-pn results yesterday, waiting for 4 agonizing weeks and you know what........ I failed:o . I was surprised because I felt really good about the... Read More

  1. by   suebird3
    anyone tried the nclex forum?

    suebird
  2. by   laverty
    dont give up...you are only human. our instructor's are now refering people to www.atitesting.com. the offer a course online that has a great reputation.

    what ever you decide, have faith in yourself. being a cna will help you. they say "third time is a charm." good luck in your studies.
  3. by   silentromie
    Thanks for all the support. I actually have finished reading the Kaplan book, but to tell you the truth...... I'm still having a hard time. I keep trying to use the strategies it gives me..... but I end up forgetting and just using my critical thinking. I'm thinking of trying the ncsbn learning extension. And I've also gotten into the habit of being lazy. After I bombed that exam..... I just feel like I don't even want to study anymore. I know that's not a good attitude...... but I don't really know anymore. I'm not giving up.... just don't have that much confidence like before. But I do know that I will definitely take my time w/ this third exam. I don't think I'll be taking it anytime soon though, I'll just keep busy w/ work and study here and there. Oh and as for where I got the kaplan book..... I got it at Barne's and nobles. Oh yeah and Kaplan has a med book, but it's an RN version. Do you think I should buy it? One of my weaknesses is pharmacology.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from emllpn2006
    I believe in a book called Fryes 3000 Nursing Bullets PN edition. This book is a handy little book that gives 3000 tidbits about different things in nursing. I read it cover to cover several times before taking my nclex-pn and passed first try with 85. I just highlighted the bullets that I was not familiar with and each time I read it I highlighted in a differnt color until I was familiar with the complete book.
    I have both of Frye's 3000 Nursing Bullets: the PN and the RN version. I must admit that these two books were very good, concise and handy when I was preparing to take NCLEX.
  5. by   Bala Shark
    Quote from laverty
    dont give up...you are only human. our instructor's are now refering people to www.atitesting.com. the offer a course online that has a great reputation.

    what ever you decide, have faith in yourself. being a cna will help you. they say "third time is a charm." good luck in your studies.
    i had ati while in school..to be honest, every student had to pay like $300 or more for ati..to me, it was a waste of money..if you have $20, a kaplan book is a lot better...i took the nclex yesterday..it shut off at 170..i am waiting for my results..kaplan does stress the main points if you read kaplan
  6. by   tms2786
    I took the NCLEX PN yesterday and was cut off at 85 questions. I didn't feel confident at all during or after the test. I also used Saunders and I don't think that it helped at all the questions weren't nearly as hard as on the real test. I hope that you passed!-tina
  7. by   otono
    I am sorry to hear about your results. My nursing instructor told me to remember the ABC system when answering the questions and not to overthink on the questions. It worked for my brother, two of my friends and myself. Relax and don't give up!! :wink2:

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