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Anyone, please help me. Im new here. Just registered. I took NCLEX 2 times already but still i failed. I will be taking the 3rd - not yet scheduled it. Since im still in the depressed stage. Just received the news yesterday... Hope you can give me words of encouragement... I'm a Filipina nurse and i have registered in California.
1.My registration will be expiring in February2007. Do i need to re-apply again to register again? Since its so near already to expiring?
2.How many times can I take the exam in california? Is there a limit to the number of times that i can take the exam in california?
3.What method can I use to study? Im using a book by a local author "ABC of Passing NCLEX". I have a Saunder's book 3rd edition with CD, but I just recently bought it , since my friends say that its a very good book. But i don't know how to start.
Since im worried ,that my registration is near expiring already and i have to pass it. Since my finances is in the low right now. I cannot afford review centers here since its so expensive. Please help.
California is not recommended for initial licensure. When you pass NCLEX, they will not give you your license unless you provide them with an SSN. You cannot even endorse a "license" to another state because there is no license to begin with. Try applying to Vermont or New Mexico. They will issue your license even without an SSN. As soon as you get your license, just apply for endorsement to California.
To answer your questions:
1. I think when your registration expires next February, you have to register again. Check the Pearsonvue website or call them to be sure.
2. I'm not sure if there is a limit to the number of times you can retake. But I do know that you have to wait 90 days before you can sit for the exams again.
3.Saunder's 3rd edition is a very good reference. I used it as my main reviewer in preparing for the NCLEX. At the top of the NCLEX discussion forum, there is a sticky by this forum's moderator Suzanne entitiled "the first tip of my study guide
." Follow that. Once your done, you have to PM her for the rest of her guide. It's free. Her plan has a very high passing rate.
You don't have to enrol in a review center. You can do self-study. A lot of people passed doing just that. Make a timetable and stick to it.
Hang on! They say 3rd time is a charm. Perhaps this time, you'll pass.
Good luck and God bless you!!