Failed 2nd try

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    I just found out this afternoon that i failed, at first i was on hold then after days of waiting i finally had my result, and sadly i failed. I feel depressed and i dont know where to start. Im planning to give up this career and move forward to a new one . :'(
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    You are not alone. I found out last week that I have failed my second attempt as well. I have been upset and angry at myself for almost a week now and just today it has started to hit me even harder to the point where I feel like I'm depressed. I didn't think it would hurt this bad...because of it I have been isolating myself from everyone and everything. Just locking myself up in the room. You are not alone on this. As of now the best thing you can do is take time off from all the studying...do something for yourself. Take a break from the books and just relax. You worked hard and need time for yourself. I started studying a week after I found out I failed but to be honest...I just keep blanking out while reading the textbooks. Every time I read something...all I want to do is break down into tears and just cry. We can't give up though...just keep at it. We will eventually pass this test.
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    Thank you, im still in tears now,im just grateful to have my fMily and my bf to be so supportive. I grDuated 2009 and didnt practice at all, i worked for an airline for 2 years and almost forgot nursing. I decided to move here in US, i studied for 3 months and took my first exam last january then i decided to have it again march.
    I did what you did, i isolated myself too, stayed in my rooms and books became my friends.i guess i handled it the wrong way.
    Than you so much for your kind words.. Its great to know that despite what happened youre keeping that positivity. When are planning to take it?
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    You at least have support; I don't. I'm on this alone, no one understands what it feels like to go through this; its easier for them to say "Oh just retake it again! It's no biggie!" Or to have people put you down...it's not cool.

    I send my reapplication letter last wednesday and now I'm waiting for the ATT letter to be send. First time I reapplied it took exactly 2 weeks until I got my ATT. I would like to take it sometime end of May or Mid May...let's just hope I get lucky enough that there are even spots available. If I don't take it soon then I will procrastinate so I'm crossing my fingers! How about you, what state are you in and did you send the applications already? (you should soon).
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    just keep trying dont give up!! try to figure out what you can do differently to help you study more effectively perhaps the methods you used were not the best for you. try kaplan, nclex 3500, and pda by lacharity those helped me the most
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    Don't give up, I did mine 3 times and passed the 3rd time, it was hard but we need to be strong, don't let failures put you down instead make it as a challenge, I am a foreign graduate too and to be honest it was really depressing but hey, its not the end of the world, u finished your RN school why give up now, just one step ahead and you are there! I took my 1st test December 13, my second January 31st, I was down when I found out that I failed my 2nd attempt, I thought I did all that I can to pass the test but then I failed instead, I cried for couple days but after that I realized that I gotta need to move on and need to study more, and I made a better study plan and I did search for a better review materials. I signed up for HURST review online and found the NCLEXRN3500 here in allnurses, I bought the 2012-2013 strategies of Kaplan and Examcram book. This review materials helped me a lot on my 3rd exam, PDA lacharity helped me too but didnt read it on my 3rd try coz I have had read the book like 3 times already on my 1st and 2nd attempt so I didnt bother myself to read it.
    It is ok to be Mad, Angry and be depress, we know that, that is a normal response right, just don't lose hope guys, There's always a reason why you guys didn't pass yet, I am glad that I didn't pass my 1st and 2nd try coz I realize that I didn't know(well I forgot mostly) much until I signed up HURST, rather than I pass my test and be an RN and be a killer nurse and u won't like that wouldn't you..
    Now that I am an RN it feels good and I am proud coz I learned a lot through my review and I know I am not going to be a killer nurse :-) Hang in there Nurses, You will get it soon... don't stop studying and always have FAITH. God Bless us all!!!
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    Quote from ivyadam
    Don't give up, I did mine 3 times and passed the 3rd time, it was hard but we need to be strong, don't let failures put you down instead make it as a challenge, I am a foreign graduate too and to be honest it was really depressing but hey, its not the end of the world, u finished your RN school why give up now, just one step ahead and you are there! I took my 1st test December 13, my second January 31st, I was down when I found out that I failed my 2nd attempt, I thought I did all that I can to pass the test but then I failed instead, I cried for couple days but after that I realized that I gotta need to move on and need to study more, and I made a better study plan and I did search for a better review materials. I signed up for HURST review online and found the NCLEXRN3500 here in allnurses, I bought the 2012-2013 strategies of Kaplan and Examcram book. This review materials helped me a lot on my 3rd exam, PDA lacharity helped me too but didnt read it on my 3rd try coz I have had read the book like 3 times already on my 1st and 2nd attempt so I didnt bother myself to read it.
    It is ok to be Mad, Angry and be depress, we know that, that is a normal response right, just don't lose hope guys, There's always a reason why you guys didn't pass yet, I am glad that I didn't pass my 1st and 2nd try coz I realize that I didn't know(well I forgot mostly) much until I signed up HURST, rather than I pass my test and be an RN and be a killer nurse and u won't like that wouldn't you..
    Now that I am an RN it feels good and I am proud coz I learned a lot through my review and I know I am not going to be a killer nurse :-) Hang in there Nurses, You will get it soon... don't stop studying and always have FAITH. God Bless us all!!!
    I completely agree with you about passing the nclex and not being a safe nurse. Id rather take the exam many times knowing that at the end of the journey I am a safe nurse with lots of knowledge. We got this...only failures give up. And we are NOT failures.
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    Quote from obloom14
    You at least have support; I don't. I'm on this alone, no one understands what it feels like to go through this; its easier for them to say "Oh just retake it again! It's no biggie!" Or to have people put you down...it's not cool.

    I send my reapplication letter last wednesday and now I'm waiting for the ATT letter to be send. First time I reapplied it took exactly 2 weeks until I got my ATT. I would like to take it sometime end of May or Mid May...let's just hope I get lucky enough that there are even spots available. If I don't take it soon then I will procrastinate so I'm crossing my fingers! How about you, what state are you in and did you send the applications already? (you should soon).
    You must be so brave! I cant make it by my own, i feel much better today, my family just let me feel evrything is fine. For now ill find work in hospital as a Nurse tech just to expose myself , maybe i need some exposure. Im planning to do it on august. Ill submit my application after may.

    What materials are you using now?
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    Quote from 70east
    just keep trying dont give up!! try to figure out what you can do differently to help you study more effectively perhaps the methods you used were not the best for you. try kaplan, nclex 3500, and pda by lacharity those helped me the most
    Thanks, i have to admit i have a bizarre way to review, i have all the books but my way of reviewing isnt efficient. Planning to do it again on august. I hope its my last exam. Thanks
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    Quote from 0pepper
    You must be so brave! I cant make it by my own, i feel much better today, my family just let me feel evrything is fine. For now ill find work in hospital as a Nurse tech just to expose myself , maybe i need some exposure. Im planning to do it on august. Ill submit my application after may.

    What materials are you using now?
    Oh wow why are you waiting that long to reapplyyy??

    I'm using HURST review now. Before I used Kaplan, NCSBN 5 week course, Saunders and did questions from PDA & Nclex 3500. I also used the study guide that has been provided on this site. So far I think I made the right choice by doing HURST. I'm only sticking to one source and doing kaplan qbank ?'s along with the NCLEX 3500.


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