1st try.. Failed :(

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    I took my NCLEX a few days ago and just found out I didn't pass. I had all 265 questions and it took me 5 1/2 hrs to complete. I took the Kaplan course and completed 99% of the w bank.. All the trainers/ alternate question types. I didn't find the exam to be impossible and I had a lot of SATAs, a few drug cal, lots of drag and drops and pictures. I also studied the review content guide from Kaplan and did questions from the PDA.

    My overall performance said I was near the passing line in all areas except one I was below... What do I do now?? I feel defeated.. But I know I can do this. Any other tips???
    Thank you !
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    I failed also my first try. I've been told a lot if people fail too but don't let anyone know. My DON let me know that she failed her first time. Made me feel better to know i wasn't the only one. I'm hoping to reschedule soon and take it again by the end of July or the beginning of August.
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    Quote from Scrad21
    I took my NCLEX a few days ago and just found out I didn't pass. I had all 265 questions and it took me 5 1/2 hrs to complete. I took the Kaplan course and completed 99% of the w bank.. All the trainers/ alternate question types. I didn't find the exam to be impossible and I had a lot of SATAs, a few drug cal, lots of drag and drops and pictures. I also studied the review content guide from Kaplan and did questions from the PDA.

    My overall performance said I was near the passing line in all areas except one I was below... What do I do now?? I feel defeated.. But I know I can do this. Any other tips???
    Thank you !
    Sorry to hear that. How was ur scores?
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    The best advice is to study the content that you were weakest in, if u need to knoww content study content, if u need to study priority study that!! Good luck!!
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    I failed @ 265 too last week. Stay positive you can and will pass!

    I am going to take Hurst review this time around.

    You can do this!
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    I'm doing the Hurst review right now and I love it very detailed and specific. Best money ever spent. I take my test July 11
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    I found out I failed yesterday also. What did you use to study? I used Hurst and Kaplan. I liked Hurst and felt it helped but it seems a lot of things on my test were not covered by Hurst. I don't think it can be used as a only source to study. I don't feel like Kaplan helped me. Have you heard of the NCSBN review? The NCSBN are the people who right the NCLEX. I thought it may be helpful so I may try it. Its not that expensive either.

    https://www.ncsbn.org/3944.htm


    Keep your head up! We will pass next time!!
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    I failed as well my first time. Took it like 2 weeks ago. I'm using Kaplan & Hurst the second time around. First time, I used Feuer for content, ATI, PDA & Saunders. I know PLENTY of people who failed. My DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS at the hospital I work for, failed hers twice & now she's at the top looking down. DON'T lose hope. You need to stay positive in order to tackle this exam. Best of luck to you! We can do this!
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    Thank you everyone for the support!!!!
    Do u guys suggest hurst/ Saunders or anything else besides Kaplan!?


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