This question is based partly on my wanting to give advice to a not-so-new grad I know...as well as on my fear of ending up like her as I prepare to take my boards in less than a year.
One of the ER techs I have gotten to know over the years as an EMT informed me that she graduated from an ADN program and has taken her NCLEX 5 times over the course of more than 2 years without success. She says she has taken all the kaplan classes and read the davis books to no avail. I know some people are bad test takers, but how could she have graduated from a program, obviously haven passed many hard tests in that time, and now be unable to pass the boards?
What last ditch measures could I suggest to her to try as she has told me she intends on retaking it yet again...and how can I avoid this situation? Not that I think I would have such trouble but I almost think it could be one of those "there but by the grace of god go I" things...