Failed 7th time NCLEX RN. Am I a really a failure? - page 7
by Sakshi | 17,002 Views | 79 Comments
Hello everyone, I took my exam on 9th. I came home and pop up didn't work, I had put a post here and was suggested to wait for official results. I got them today and it said I failed yet again! I just don't know what to do? Where... Read More
- 0Jan 14, '13 by kcasperMy husband took the Nclex 4 times. He finally passed the last time with 75 questions. He studied the way I did. I used kaplan and the Judith Miller Nclex review course that I got from school. She is amazing! There are 17 DVDs with note taking guides. I watched every single DVD and filled out everything. It can take about 3-4 weeks to watch them all but it's worth it. She covers everything you learned in nursing school in a conpact way. That way when you take the test, everything is fresh in your mind. I'm a very visual person and this DVD course helped me very much. I'm pretty sure I passed because of this course.Also the Nclex isn't about how much you know as a nurse (of course you have to know your stuff!) but it's more about how to take the test. How well can you take a test. The nclex is designed to trip you up. So if you can cut through the crap part of the question and get down to the 'meat' part, you'll be able to pick out the right answer. Anyways, I hope you seriously consider the Judith Miller DVD course. I'm VERY sure that this will help you!Good Luck
- 0Jan 14, '13 by vpooniaSakshi.
Don't lose heart. Nobody is EVER a failure....and same goes for you. You were intelligent enough to make it through the gruelling nursing school, this is just the last hurdle you need to clear.
There is a certain strategy and mindset that you will need to create in order to clear the NCLEX. Memorizing answers (like one did in nursing school) or looking too far into the question will always get you in trouble. I will elaborate a little more later (but let me put this out here before I forget - I have had a few posts and replies on this forum somewhere. I am not sure how to access them, but see if you can pull them up - but there is a lot of important info i put up in there when I was still fresh out of NCLEX testing).
Regardless, first and foremost, you have to get the mindset of an ER nurse...BASICALLY, what is the problem NOW...not 10 minutes from now, not an hour from now, not 3 days from now...but RIGHT NOW. What can YOU, within the scope of your practice, do to get the situation under control RIGHT NOW...so, the problem has now been identified, and you have available choices. DO NOT...i repeat, DO NOT do ANYTHING where you have to either delay care (by contacting the physician, etc etc) or walking out of the room. There is always something you can do RIGHT NOW. Now that you have your choices narrowed down, think about what is going to kill your patient the fastest. Any of those choices - throw them out. With the remaining solutions at hand...what can you do RIGHT NOW to help this patient?
Lets do an example (my words)....3 year old child, anxious, wheezing audibly, clammy, oxygen sat 91%, oxygen already going in via nasal cannula at 2 LPM, tachycardic at 168, extremities pale and cold to touch....no prior medical history...whatcha gonna do? - (a) put patient in tripod position (b) call physician to get an order for albuterol (c) place patient on heart monitor (d) place respiratory code cart outside the room (e) place the patient in parents lap and place on Non rebreather mask.
Sorry, not exactly NCLEX style question, but will help all of us gauge what and how you are thinking.
As for prep courses, the endocrine portion of Hurst was especially helpful to me. I kept relying a lot on it despite other strategies i learned while preparing. I also did Kaplan. It taught me to dissect the question and figure out what they wanted to know...and also to gauge how i was doing on the test in real time....when i had to buckle down and think...and when i had the option to relax and play around a little. Needless to say, was out with 76 questions.
I am not sure how much help i will be. Been out of NCLEX mode for approx 2 years now, but if needed, would be happy to provide some support.
Quote from SakshiHello everyone, I took my exam on 9th. I came home and pop up didn't work, I had put a post here and was suggested to wait for official results. I got them today and it said I failed yet again! I just don't know what to do? Where to study from? My second time I had tried Kaplan, last few times studied on my own, this time had a tutor and bought ncsbn but only did little but out of it. I just don't know where I'm going wrong. I feel so bad for my parents who are soo supportive yet I keep giving them same news. PLEASE HELP ME. I WOULD REALLY REALLY APPRECIATE IT.
I live in philadelphia, if someone wants to team up to study.
I feel soo devastated, I just keep asking myself if I'm really a failure? How can I not do this in 7th time! How dumb could I be??
- 0Jan 16, '13 by kcasperoh man...I just looked up the cost of the DVD set. it's $995. I had no idea it was that much. I just used the ones available at my school. if you're interested, judymillernclexreview.com.sorryQuote from down4michelle24Hey, How much was the Judith Miller Nclex review course??? I am interested.Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
- 0Jan 16, '13 by CYoungLPNQuote from kcasperBack before I passed my nclex I looked into Judy miller I even purchased a few vids u can purchase them one by one I liked them & I even emailed customer service & they offered discounts which I thought was soo sweet ultimately even tho I liked the DVDs I ended up goin with Hurst & I loved it & it was more affordableoh man...I just looked up the cost of the DVD set. it's $995. I had no idea it was that much. I just used the ones available at my school. if you're interested, judymillernclexreview.com.sorry
- 0Jan 17, '13 by soulmike11Hey there i also failed for the first time last december 18 and i'm sad but totally ignored the result and so mad when i received my result in the mail I only failed one concept, pharmacology and now i'm starting again and review again from the basic... now i scheduled my second try this coming march 1 and i will go out of state to take the exam... i will go to New York City Pearson Testing Center... What i'm doing now is read a lot and don't stop... I have Lippincott's Q&A, Saunders and Kaplan Book, i have only of this resources since i took the first try. Pray. Concentrate. Just think of it that this is your first time to take the NCLEX.
- 0Jan 19, '13 by elvisenplease relax your mind. it is not how how many times you failed. focus on why you are failing. Go back to basics. take your med surg book and assumed you know nothing. read all core contents. nclex makex even the smartest one look dumb. I graduated three years ago and I ve failed three times. I ve done kaplan, Learning extensions 3 times. Dont give up. I am using atI AND feUR REVIEW materials I bought in ebay. Over this three yrs, I ve gathered resources relating to nclex. You need to build up confidence before taking it again. it is like pay back. Dont give up. email me at Elvisen@hotmai.com