Failed Boards

  1. 0 Hello!! I am in need of direction... I took Boards last Friday and found out I FAILED, not only did I fail but I failed terribly the computer shut off at 80 questions!!

    I have been working as a GN in MI/SICU since the end of Janurary and now since I no longer have a GN license I can not enter a patient's room, can't touch a patient, I can't even transport a patient. This hurts even more because I feel like I am being punished....like I am not punishing myself enough!! Soooo now I am trying to get over the fact I have to pay another 350.00 (after my pay has been decreased in half) and the very important fact I have to retake Boards again!

    I do have somewhat of a plan. I took the Hurst review, which was awesome, but I did not have time to practice Nclex style questions before testing. The hurst has a 45 day remediation class that I plan on taking, but I need a good Nclex question practice book.
    If anyone has any words of wisdom and a book they suggest that will help with Nclex questions I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
  2. Visit  acantrell profile page

    About acantrell

    Joined Mar '13; Posts: 10.

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  3. Visit  nlsRN profile page
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    I used Lippincott's NCLEX Review. I was told to do at least 200 questions a day. Don't "beat yourself up" too much, there is no benefit to it! It's great you have plan in place. Good luck!
  4. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    NCLEX 3500/4000 is a decent program as far as questions go. You'll probably get your results in the mail in a few weeks and you can figure out from there what areas you need to focus your studies on.
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  5. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    You're not being punished, the facility is following the law. You're not licensed.

    I didn't know anyone still had the "GN" designation-- I thought that went out with NCLEX-almost-on-demand.
  6. Visit  RNsRWe profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea

    I didn't know anyone still had the "GN" designation-- I thought that went out with NCLEX-almost-on-demand.
    Surprising, huh? It's still the case in most States, though. At one time, even with the nearly-immediate results and near-daily testing availability, hospitals still wanted to get the GNs in the door to fill the nursing holes. So they'd hire now, deal with any failed tests later.

    I imagine that since most places have their pick of the litter, they'd also be looking for someone with a license over one that has yet to take the NCLEX.
  7. Visit  St_Claire profile page
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    Quote from acantrell
    Hello!! I am in need of direction... I took Boards last Friday and found out I FAILED, not only did I fail but I failed terribly the computer shut off at 80 questions!!

    I have been working as a GN in MI/SICU since the end of Janurary and now since I no longer have a GN license I can not enter a patient's room, can't touch a patient, I can't even transport a patient. This hurts even more because I feel like I am being punished....like I am not punishing myself enough!! Soooo now I am trying to get over the fact I have to pay another 350.00 (after my pay has been decreased in half) and the very important fact I have to retake Boards again!

    I do have somewhat of a plan. I took the Hurst review, which was awesome, but I did not have time to practice Nclex style questions before testing. The hurst has a 45 day remediation class that I plan on taking, but I need a good Nclex question practice book.
    If anyone has any words of wisdom and a book they suggest that will help with Nclex questions I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
    I'm sorry to hear you didn't pass. I do think practicing questions is key to success. Now that you have taken the test you know what you are in for. I used this site exclusively to prepare: http://nursing.slcc.edu/nclexrn3500/mainMenu.do. There are lots of SATA questions there under Alternate Format.

    You only have to pay $200 to Pearson Vue, your background check is still good.
  8. Visit  acantrell profile page
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    Thank you! I am getting better and trying to lift my head high and move on. I will look that book up thanks!
  9. Visit  acantrell profile page
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    Thank you
  10. Visit  acantrell profile page
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    I know, it just feels like punishment because I can't do patient care

    Thanks for the quote! I going to keep on keepin on....
  11. Visit  acantrell profile page
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    Thanks for the link! It looks like it will help!

    After speaking to someone at the BON they say I have to pay 150.00 to re-register.
  12. Visit  St_Claire profile page
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    Go to the Pearson Vue site and sign up for your test. You should only have to pay them again, the background check should still be okay.
  13. Visit  BolBol profile page
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    For practice questions, I recommend: PDA by LaCharity and NCSBN. NCSBN costs $50. If you can't afford it, check out PDA from a library and Kaplan strategies book which has many practice questions (& CD).
  14. Visit  Live.&.Learn profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea
    You're not being punished, the facility is following the law. You're not licensed.

    I didn't know anyone still had the "GN" designation-- I thought that went out with NCLEX-almost-on-demand.
    I think she was just looking for some encouragement and maybe a little direction.


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