maddmaddie, ASN 1,180 Views
Joined May 4, '12.
Posts: 7 (43% Liked)
I passed on my 5th attempt and currently sit on the ICU board at my hospital. I've also been a Nurse Manager for 3 years. Obviously, my failed attempts have NOT determined the type of Nurse I have become. If anything, the failures made me see how much more I wanted that RN title so I continued to bust my behind. I've seen Nurses who passed on the first time STRUGGLE. One was googling the difference between hypo/hyperglycemia...hypo/hypertension on her cell phone our first day on the floor. Some couldn't even give a normal Na+ range and these were LICENSED RNs.. I'm not exaggerating. DO NOT listen to these snarky nurses criticizing the attempt limit. Great for them if they passed the first time. Unfortunately others aren't as lucky. If this is what you want, continue on that path. Don't let the rude remarks of others deter you from your dreams. Don't give up & I wish you nothing but the best.
PS: QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS! Until you're blue in the face, BUT read them each thoroughly. Read the rationales for the answers, even for the questions you got right. It will help immensely.
Ruby it is this mentality of you and others that really irk me. I don't care if a nurse had to take the NCLEX 20 times to pass, not passing the nclex the first or second time by know means determines ones capability of being a great nurse. Have anyone ever thought about the fact that there are just some people who are poor test takers? There are nurses who struggled through school and on NCLEX but turned out to be competent nurses.
Here is some food for thought: I know of a man who was an expert at taking exams. One day he was asked to take a nursing exam. Well, this man had no medical background whatsoever but still passed this nursing exam with flying colors. To me NCLEX does not test how much you know or what you know. NCLEX tests your ability to pick the best answer.
These people made it through a vigorous nursing program. Therefore they do have some knowledge base about nursing.
To you nurses out there that had to take the NCLEX multiple times to pass: Congrats, you did it! Hold your head up high and be proud of our accomplishment.
To the nurses such as the OP who looks down and judge nurses that had to take the exam numerous times, I say this: Get a life and get over yourself!!!
Before I get flammed I took both LPN and RN boards and passed with minimum questions on my first try
Just because some of us did not have to walk 10 inches in snow to take a two day exam does not mean we don't deserve our license anymore then you all do!
I'm done with this thread. Thank you and God bless you all
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