Canadian nurse Failed NCLEX, please help

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    I am an RN in Canada and I have been working for two years in an NICU getting experience in hopes of doing travel nursing one day soon. I took my NCLEX exam and failed. I am devastated. I am going to re take it but have such little confidence now. I cant help but feel stupid for failing... Any suggestions on studying materials or what to focus on would be great.
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    I took the ncsbn nclex rn review course http://learningext.com/students/p/nclex-rn.aspx ,I purchased the 3 weeks course. I am a uk nurse and passed first time using this and the Kaplan nclex review book. I just used to do questions every night for 3 weeks then took the exam. Hope this helps.
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    Moved to the NCLEX forum
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    I know it must be difficult however after you've allowed yourself to feel the disappointment for a short while, pick yourself back up and regroup and refocus and give this exam another shot. You are not stupid! It is a tough exam but you can do it. I just took mine a couple of weeks ago and I posted tips on what helped me on the thread "April 2013 NCLEX test takers". All the best!
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    As a fellow Canadian nurse who took the NCLEX last year, I can tell you that a HUGE thing is to forget the format of the Canadian nursing test.
    I bought 2 different exam prep books, kaplan and another, not a big name one. I read those to familiarize myself with the different kinds of questions. Took the sample tests. The ones I didn't do so well on, I went back and figured out why (didn't understand the question or lack of knowledge or ?). Then I worked on whatever the problem was. I also spent a decent amount of time online taking sample questions there too.
    I had a slight advantage though in that much of my experience is med-surg. It is more general, I am more familiar with values and all. Did you spend time reviewing adult patho?
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my post
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    Thank you for replying to my post. I studied only the questions before I wrote the exam. But looknig back its my lack of experience in adults that was my weakness. I have enrolled in the Hurst course and am reviewing all the adultpatho. I really did study hard the first time but hopefully a shift in focus will help. Thanks again for your advice
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    Quote from BMC7
    I know it must be difficult however after you've allowed yourself to feel the disappointment for a short while, pick yourself back up and regroup and refocus and give this exam another shot. You are not stupid! It is a tough exam but you can do it. I just took mine a couple of weeks ago and I posted tips on what helped me on the thread "April 2013 NCLEX test takers". All the best!
    Thank you so much for replying to my post. I let myself cry for a few days and then I registered for Hurst review. Hopefully I can regain my confidence and pass the second time Really appreciate your post
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    I graduated in November 2012 and have written the Canadian CRNE twice without success, I feel awful and Iam left with ONLY one chance to make it and the more I have done the exam, the more I feel less confident. I can't pretend that I am not thinking of what "if" I dont make it on the 3rd one. Meanwhile, my plan B is NCLEX but my question is how do I choose a state which will consider my Canadian education? Any help on how to begin the process, because Iam ready to consider US exam and not to put my 4 Yr BScN program to waste.
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    Hi, my question is; were you licensed in Canada before you did the Nclex or you used your degree papers to qualify for the exam? In my case, I am not licenced in Canada as an RN and I want to be licensed in US and forget the Canadian CRNE exam. Any help on hoe I go about this?


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