Graduated 20 yrs ago, failed and now studying for NCLEX - page 3

by VEBERT1020

I graduated 20 yrs ago and failed NCLEX-RN. So...here I am today,garbage in my life behind me, consequently much more focused. I have never given up on my dream! I have been advised by my Nursing Board in state of Washington to... Read More


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    Please keep me posted
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    Quote from VEBERT1020
    The NCLEX-PN, tests entry-level practice of practical/vocational nursing. No matter where I work, I will be supervised by an RN. I was instructed by the Board to take the NCLEX-PN rather than the RN. Additionally, I have been a certified Addiction Counselor for 15 years, consequently it's not like I have been out of the medical arena.
    Really? I can tell you that my "entry level' practice LVN program was rough....my program has a 100% pass rate on the nclex.
    EVERY LVN will be supervised by a RN. That is not a failsafe. You need to still have the knowledge to do the job of an LVN. I do think it's good you worked in healthcare but being a addiction counselor is WAY different than being a nurse....LVN or RN. I'm pretty that they are letting you just test after 20 yrs out of the field.

    Kind of a slap in the face to those of us who have been in school for years getting our pre reqs and having to retake our A&P requirements because they expire after 5-7 yrs (depending on the school)...but you can be a nurse after just taking the test?! That is just crazy. A LOT has changed in 20 yrs in nursing but I sure havn't seen them discover any new bones! You may not like it but your going to be hard pressed to find many who would agree that is a wise decision on their part. Sorry but that's the reality
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    Good for you!!!! I recently failed 4th semester of my nursing program but had the option of "stepping out" for my LPN so I did and received my LPN in March of this year. When I took the NCLEX for LPN I used Saunders and really found it easy to use. I passed it with flying colors!!

    Good luck to you

    Leesha
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    Hi there, I too graduated 20 years ago failed NCLEX and want to re-take in the state of Washinton. So far on all my practice exams I am averaging 73% (just started) and have worked in Assisted living, home health (as a supervisor), Head Start (health manager), as a MA in peds, internal medicine and infectious disease, urology, and psych.... It is my understanding that after receiving your BSN the only test I am able to take is the NCLEX-RN and am not able to take the exam for LPN etc. I am excited to try again and yes there will be lots of studying involved...
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    Failed the Nclex. Are there any suggestion or tip?
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    Hello Vebert1020,
    I just wanted to ask how things went. What helped you the most. What steps did you take?
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    I graduated nursing school in 1996 with an Associates Degree in nursing (RN). I took my state boards and did not pass. Life took turns and I have since worked other jobs in the medical field. I am extremely interested in finally getting my license but do not know how to do it. All nursing refresher courses I have seen require that you already have your license...I never got it. I have the degree. I would appreciate any info that will help me to finally reach my goal!!!
    Last edit by JenniferLSt.A on Jul 1, '12 : Reason: spelling errors
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    Quote from tljh319
    single mom of quadruplet baby girls,and going thru a divorce...
    HOLLY COW BATMAN!!!! And here I am a single mom of one girl going through a divorce and I'm complaining.....you just made me realize I need to Shut the **** up and just get it done. My hat goes off to you...You are my hero. Yeah you may have failed but the fact that you made it through is AMAZING!!!
    Last edit by pnkgirl25 on Jul 6, '12 : Reason: spelling


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