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My name is Pauline & just joined this site a few days ago. I am eager to get feedback about retaking the boards. Having failed twice has been very difficult for me & looking to hear from others. I finished Kaplan & now doinf questions daily. If you can give me more ideas on how to get thru, I would appreciate it! I have terrible test anxiety & it causes me to blank out & beome very very anxious!
I graduated back in 2008 & thought I could handle the test (couldn't afford Kaplan)...i studied hard...as soon as I walked in...BAM! I freaked! went the full 265...2nd time 181! this time I did Kaplan( friends pitched & paid). I feel a little better about how to read the questions....I just have a problem with my anxiety & test taking!
I would love to hear from all of you!
thank you, Pauline
congratulations!!! i will be taking it for the 3rd time myself & hope that the charm will happen for me too! good luck! in your nursing carrer! you'll be great!
Then give yourself a hug & know that we are all rooting for you! I too have to retake & want to be sure that I take it for the last time. Just know this of you do not pass..and that is IF...just retest. You are human. You never know...85 may be your lucky number
I too will be retaking the boards & feel the exact same way as you. I have no problem encouraging others to do well but I am my own worst enemy. When I failed the boards I was devestated, depressed, I cried for a week. I also felt shame & emberrasment, letting my daughter down as well as myself. I am not the greatest test taker & have terrible test anxiety. I did do Kaplan & haven't picked a date yet. You & I know that we WILL pass this ridiculous test. My daughter told me after I got the letter that she knows I will be a great nurse & it doesn't take a worthless test to tell her that. It helped me somewhat. If all it takes is to pass a stupid test then maybe thats the attitude we should grasp. As for the motivation...I so questions everyday but can no longer open a book to read it. I can't take another book. I did read the Secret & it talks about keeping a very positive attitude and keep reminding yourself of what it is we truly want in life & it WILL happen. I have faith in you & I believe that we will both pass this stupid test.
Stay strong...you can do this!!:wink2:
Please do not feel stupid!! I am revving up for round 3....I too felt humliated & emberrased..shame & guilt for thinking I could pass. I too came out of a class of people who passed the first time & went on to getting jobs. I cried for weeks & was so depressed I had to start taking medication. When I took it the 2nd time it turned off at 181, I thought I passed...wrong!! That was even worse! Test anxiety is my enemy! i am a poor test taker as it is & then the anxiety was my pitfall. I truly feel your pain & anguish. But we have come this far getting thru school...this test will not get us down! keep positive & know that you & I are not alone. That license is waiting for us & we will get it!
Please do not feel stupid!! I am revving up for round 3....I too felt humliated & embarresed..shame & guilt for thinking I could pass. I too came out of a class of people who passed the first time & went on to getting jobs. I cried for weeks & was so depressed I had to start taking medication. The second time it turned off @ 180,i
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