Failed My NCLEX 3 Times - What To Do Now? ( Retake RN Exam or Take LPN ) - page 3

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Hello guys, i just have this problem right now that i have already taken the exam 3 times and still did not pass, I'm not that bummed out about it because i know that I'll reach my RN level soon. But my question is that if I will... Read More


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    Quote from johnmlorenzo
    Hello guys, i just have this problem right now that i have already taken the exam 3 times and still did not pass, I'm not that bummed out about it because i know that I'll reach my RN level soon. But my question is that if I will be retaking my NCLEX-RN Exam in New York, can i also apply for an NCLEX-LPN Exam? Or would i still need to take the LPN Programs even though I'm a BSN Graduate?

    And also could you give me some ideas on what to do? Do I just stick with the NCLEX-RN Exam and keep studying and retaking and hopefully passing? Or take the LPN route temporarily and see if I can pass and get a job as an LPN for a while? I know I'm not the only one who did not pass the NCLEX 3 times.
    I have the same questions too. But I'm not from NY. I'm from Chicago. I just took my 2nd NCLEX-RN retake yesterday. I ran out of time and I ended up with 222 questions. I had the feeling that I would have gone all the way to 265 again if I ended up having more time. Anyway, I tried the pearsonvue trick 3 times, and according to it, I didn't pass ...I was thinking that maybe I should try it again tomorrow because I took the exam Saturday, but I doubt the result would be different ...Anyway, I'm still planning to retake again, but I just have a question...does anyone know if an ADN graduate can take the NCLEX-PN here in Chicago? Am I qualified or do I need to be an LPN graduate?
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    Quote from msa1203
    I have the same questions too. But I'm not from NY. I'm from Chicago. I just took my 2nd NCLEX-RN retake yesterday. I ran out of time and I ended up with 222 questions. I had the feeling that I would have gone all the way to 265 again if I ended up having more time. Anyway, I tried the pearsonvue trick 3 times, and according to it, I didn't pass ...I was thinking that maybe I should try it again tomorrow because I took the exam Saturday, but I doubt the result would be different ...Anyway, I'm still planning to retake again, but I just have a question...does anyone know if an ADN graduate can take the NCLEX-PN here in Chicago? Am I qualified or do I need to be an LPN graduate?
    Per Illinois BoN (IDFPR) "Each applicant shall file with the Division or the testing service designated by the Division a completed, signed application, on forms supplied by the Division, that includes:
    1) proof of graduation from a licensed practical nursing education program that meets the requirements of Section 1300.230" so no you are not eligible if you did not complete an educational program in practical nursing. Full regulations are here. You could always call the board to confirm.
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    You need to apply for an LPN license so that NY will send an ATT for NCLEX-PN. Most states it's a whole new application. You need to review the NY board of nursing website.
    Thanks! Ill be looking more into the requirements of the LPN here in New York Ill also be calling their office tomorrow to see verify the information i got.

    Quote from Rac17
    just go for RN exam.. i passed my exam on my 4th try...don't give up and have faith to GOD..you can do it..god bless
    Yup I'm still going for the RN exam And Congratulations on passing even if its for the 4th time as long as we end up being nurses in the end that's all that matters Thank You for your support! God Bless!

    Quote from msa1203
    I have the same questions too. But I'm not from NY. I'm from Chicago. I just took my 2nd NCLEX-RN retake yesterday. I ran out of time and I ended up with 222 questions. I had the feeling that I would have gone all the way to 265 again if I ended up having more time. Anyway, I tried the pearsonvue trick 3 times, and according to it, I didn't pass ...I was thinking that maybe I should try it again tomorrow because I took the exam Saturday, but I doubt the result would be different ...Anyway, I'm still planning to retake again, but I just have a question...does anyone know if an ADN graduate can take the NCLEX-PN here in Chicago? Am I qualified or do I need to be an LPN graduate?
    I'm sorry to hear that you didn't pass as well! But like what everybody says lets not give up the exam! And about the question you made it i seems that JustBeachyNurse answered your questions, sorry I'm not sure about those kinds of things either that's why I'm seeking help here Good luck to us on our next try and i know we'll pass God Bless!
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    Quote from Rac17
    just go for RN exam.. i passed my exam on my 4th try...don't give up and have faith to GOD..you can do it..god bless
    Goes to show you have to keep trying and you will succeed eventually! Did you land your first job yet? How was nursing school to you?
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    Quote from NursingBro
    Thanks. I am liking NCSBN so far. I took the pretest and got this score:Exam Passing Score: 75% Your Score: 52%It was hard to me and I guessed in several questions but this is just the start of this program and hurst. Hopefully I pass and I am sure you will too!
    Good luck & keep us posted when you pass!
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    Quote from RN2Be77
    Goes to show you have to keep trying and you will succeed eventually! Did you land your first job yet? How was nursing school to you?
    That's true! Thanks a lot for the support! I know i can pass!

    Quote from RN2Be77
    Good luck & keep us posted when you pass!
    I hope we both pass the exam ill be taking the NCSBN too!
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    Go for your RN. I passed mine on my second try. I did about 3,000 + questions with saunders comprehensive review (CD) and if you have time read through some chapters, it may help, especially the area you feel you need more work on. I also took free classes they offer on kaplan, go to Pass the NCLEX Guaranteed or Your Money Back | Kaplan Nursing and attend a free event. Hope this helps, especially if you cannot afford taking courses like hurst or kaplan. I couldn't so i went with saunders which i checked out from my school library.
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    Quote from DysrhythmiaRN
    Go for your RN. I passed mine on my second try. I did about 3,000 + questions with saunders comprehensive review (CD) and if you have time read through some chapters, it may help, especially the area you feel you need more work on. I also took free classes they offer on kaplan, go to Pass the NCLEX Guaranteed or Your Money Back | Kaplan Nursing and attend a free event. Hope this helps, especially if you cannot afford taking courses like hurst or kaplan. I couldn't so i went with saunders which i checked out from my school library.
    Thanks! Yeah I'm still going for the RN status! And i do have the Saudners with the CD as well. I also took kaplan review course for my 3rd exam but did hot pass so I still have the book with me, Ill be starting a fresh review now to prepare for the next exam!
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    Hey stick to it i failed 2 times and and studied real hard for the 3rd time and i passed you can do it too.


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