Do i still have a chance to pass nclex RN?

  1. hi fellow nurses, i took the nclex RN exam last friday oct 21 in CA, it's already tuesday and i haven't seen my name on CA BON website, im tryin to convince myself that i already failed. i just wanna vent out some of my frustrations. it's my 5th try...test shuts off at 90+ not sure the exact, from the start til the very last 2 questions i was answering questions that requires prioritization, initial intervention, and lots of delagations, i have no math question, i got one select all that apply and that's it, i'm pretty sure i got the last 2 questions right...im nervous still eventhough i know i failed already...i called the BON today just bec, i want to have a peace of mind and they told me that they haven't mailed my results yet that's all i got from them, they didn't even tell me that i can check it on their website..so it's not an option for me i guess so it's a hint that i didn't pass. it's been harder and harder to sleep and eat each day that passes not seeing my name on their website...well i know i already failed bec. its same as the previous attempts i made..the waiting and the instance looks similar except it's the 5th try...of all the 5 tries this last one i can say is different in terms of the content of questions, i never had so much priority and delegation questions before...still not convincing me that i did better. thanks for reading guys. i'm still praying and if it happen that you will remember this thread before you say your prayer please include me... i will greatly appreciate it. more power to all....
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Please take a look at the California forum, there are no set times for them to post your results.............it can take up to a month or so. Each file is reviewed manually, depends on how many files that your person has to review. So please do not beat yourself up over this. In the best of time, it is about four days, but usually much longer.

    What were you doing to prepare for the exam? Were you doing questions or just reading a book? How long ago did you graduate from your program?
    Whcih book did you use?

    We can try to help you, but I need to know specifically what you were doing so that we can set a program for you.
  4. by   gsdcruz
    Quote from suzanne4
    Please take a look at the California forum, there are no set times for them to post your results.............it can take up to a month or so. Each file is reviewed manually, depends on how many files that your person has to review. So please do not beat yourself up over this. In the best of time, it is about four days, but usually much longer.

    What were you doing to prepare for the exam? Were you doing questions or just reading a book? How long ago did you graduate from your program?
    Whcih book did you use?

    We can try to help you, but I need to know specifically what you were doing so that we can set a program for you.
    Hi suzanne, first of all thanks for your reply, before i took the test, i used the kaplan book and it's practice question CD, then i started book by princeton with it's CD, i finished the whole book then half of the QA CD that's like 1000 question..i have saunders but haven't really paid so much attention on that one. i graduated nursing school 1997. but i know i still got it inside me...just need a little follow ups. hope this helps for you to evaluate my problem...so when i get my result by mail i can start the program with you....i don't know if i should still hope that i pass or just start studying now so i can take it again after 90 days...any input will be appreciated.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Just sit tight and wait until you get your results. If you want to start preparing now, use the Saunder's Comprehensive Review and put everything else away. Start by doing 100 questions per day from the CD, including reviewing each and every rationale given, both for the correct answer, as well as the incorrect choices. You need to understand exactly what they are looking for..........NCLEX is a monster in its own little world. And there is nothing else like it.
  6. by   gsdcruz
    Quote from suzanne4
    Just sit tight and wait until you get your results. If you want to start preparing now, use the Saunder's Comprehensive Review and put everything else away. Start by doing 100 questions per day from the CD, including reviewing each and every rationale given, both for the correct answer, as well as the incorrect choices. You need to understand exactly what they are looking for..........NCLEX is a monster in its own little world. And there is nothing else like it.
    i probably gonna start next week with the saunders comprehensive review CD. i'l keep like 8 of my review books and CD and just concentrate with saunders to minimize confusion. do i need to read and finish the book too? or just start answering the CD test 100 per day? thanks for your help and replies suzanne. glad i found this website.
  7. by   suzanne4
    If there are areas in which you feel week, or need to review; then use the book for that. Otherwise, just concentrate on doing 100 quesitons per day with the rationales for now.
  8. by   gsdcruz
    Quote from suzanne4
    If there are areas in which you feel week, or need to review; then use the book for that. Otherwise, just concentrate on doing 100 quesitons per day with the rationales for now.
    I called the CA BON again today, the lady that work there said that she don't see anything yet on my recent exam taken last friday oct 21, what she is seeing is the exam i took last 2003, and the one i took recently has no comment on the status yet, she told me that CA BON only has one person that's processing all the exam result...so i'm still hoping for the best...she said they haven't even looked at my exam result yet...i still have a chance i guess. yes suzanne, i'll try to do and follow your advice for now, that way i can divert my attention into a productive and helpful things than just nervously thinking about my nclex rn result.
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Good luck, gsdcruz. I hope you get good news soon. I think it's a good idea that you are starting on Suzanne4's program, I've read good reviews over it. Even if you do pass this time, the review could only help.

    Again, good luck, and let us know when you find out. Hopefully it is good news this time.


    Quote from gsdcruz
    I called the CA BON again today, the lady that work there said that she don't see anything yet on my recent exam taken last friday oct 21, what she is seeing is the exam i took last 2003, and the one i took recently has no comment on the status yet, she told me that CA BON only has one person that's processing all the exam result...so i'm still hoping for the best...she said they haven't even looked at my exam result yet...i still have a chance i guess. yes suzanne, i'll try to do and follow your advice for now, that way i can divert my attention into a productive and helpful things than just nervously thinking about my nclex rn result.
  10. by   gsdcruz
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Good luck, gsdcruz. I hope you get good news soon. I think it's a good idea that you are starting on Suzanne4's program, I've read good reviews over it. Even if you do pass this time, the review could only help.

    Again, good luck, and let us know when you find out. Hopefully it is good news this time.


    Thanks fun2care, yes i am hoping for the best, and if it go the other way well at least now i know there is a website like this and people like you guys that care about their future fellow nurses...i will let you know what's up.
  11. by   eosaeni
    Quote from gsdcruz
    hi fellow nurses, i took the nclex RN exam last friday oct 21 in CA, it's already tuesday and i haven't seen my name on CA BON website, im tryin to convince myself that i already failed. i just wanna vent out some of my frustrations. it's my 5th try...test shuts off at 90+ not sure the exact, from the start til the very last 2 questions i was answering questions that requires prioritization, initial intervention, and lots of delagations, i have no math question, i got one select all that apply and that's it, i'm pretty sure i got the last 2 questions right...im nervous still eventhough i know i failed already...i called the BON today just bec, i want to have a peace of mind and they told me that they haven't mailed my results yet that's all i got from them, they didn't even tell me that i can check it on their website..so it's not an option for me i guess so it's a hint that i didn't pass. it's been harder and harder to sleep and eat each day that passes not seeing my name on their website...well i know i already failed bec. its same as the previous attempts i made..the waiting and the instance looks similar except it's the 5th try...of all the 5 tries this last one i can say is different in terms of the content of questions, i never had so much priority and delegation questions before...still not convincing me that i did better. thanks for reading guys. i'm still praying and if it happen that you will remember this thread before you say your prayer please include me... i will greatly appreciate it. more power to all....
    hi there, i just want you to know that i took mine on the 22nd Oct and i still dont have my result. My test ended at 96 with lots of similar questions like yours. I am freaking out too cos my friends who took theirs said they found out 2-3days later. What do we do but wait......?
  12. by   suzanne4
    If you took yours in CA, then you can be waiting up to one month for your results. They do not have any set schedule as to when results will be posted. Each file is handled manually, which means by a human.

    But one suggestion, if you do not hear anything after ten days or so, and you were a graduate of a CA school, phone them to make sure that your file was complete. There could have been issues with your fingerprints, etc. They will not notify you if anything is missing, it is considered your responsiblity. But other than that, all you can do is wait.
  13. by   summer39
    hello! can anybody suggests a good nclex rn review? i will appreciate it if anyone can give me a list of nclex review books. i know the nclex rn incredibly made easy is pretty good, but is it the questions and answers or the review book? and what edition should i get if i need to get one? any feedbacks regarding my question will be greatly appreciated. thanks!
  14. by   suzanne4
    Please read some of the previous posts here.

    I only recommend Saunder's Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN. It does the best job with the rationales, and that is the most important part.

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