failed nclex 5x - page 2

this thread really uplifts my spirits however i just found out i failed the nclex for the 5th time. :o does anyone have any advice. my last 2 tests i answered 265 questions. the last test i had a... Read More

  1. by   Energizer Bunny
    I'll say a prayer for you!
  2. by   kimtekut
    [you replied to the wrong person
  3. by   Dr. Gonzo
    Quote from momx2
    this thread really uplifts my spirits however i just found out i failed the nclex for the 5th time. does anyone have any advice. my last 2 tests i answered 265 questions. the last test i had a lot of priorty, discharge, and 2 delegation questions. what do i do? i am really bummed out about it. any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks
    Wow failing 5 times thats gotta suck i think i would quit my nursing aspirations on the third time i failed but you didnt quit your a winner all good things come to those who wait just keep on studying eventually your gonna pass.
  4. by   momx2
    Quote from Dr. Gonzo
    Wow failing 5 times thats gotta suck i think i would quit my nursing aspirations on the third time i failed but you didnt quit your a winner all good things come to those who wait just keep on studying eventually your gonna pass.
    well see, i didnt work my butt off for 2 years of nsg school to quit taking board just because i failed. i knew enough to make it through school (and not to mention i had a baby in fourth semester and went back to school 2 days after my discharge- see i can do ANYTHING) i will pass boards!!!! there is a guy that i went to school with who couldnt do a sterile drsg change in 4th semester but guess what, he is taking care of people in ICU now!! How scary is that. at least i know when i do pass i know i will be a good nurse. i learned how to do a sterile drsg change in 1st semester. i believe in God and i know if God brings you to it, he will bring you through it.....
  5. by   skanded
    Quote from momx2
    well see, i didnt work my butt off for 2 years of nsg school to quit taking board just because i failed. i knew enough to make it through school (and not to mention i had a baby in fourth semester and went back to school 2 days after my discharge- see i can do ANYTHING) i will pass boards!!!! there is a guy that i went to school with who couldnt do a sterile drsg change in 4th semester but guess what, he is taking care of people in ICU now!! How scary is that. at least i know when i do pass i know i will be a good nurse. i learned how to do a sterile drsg change in 1st semester. i believe in God and i know if God brings you to it, he will bring you through it.....
    You will make it!! Stay strong and positive!!
  6. by   newgrad04
    I really recommend Kaplan - I heard lots of good stuff about it. I'm taking my NCLEX for the first time in June (I hope, I'm graduating in 2 weeks!) and if I fail the first time, I'll try Kaplan, too. Keep your head up - you'll get it!
    Quote from momx2
    this thread really uplifts my spirits however i just found out i failed the nclex for the 5th time. does anyone have any advice. my last 2 tests i answered 265 questions. the last test i had a lot of priorty, discharge, and 2 delegation questions. what do i do? i am really bummed out about it. any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks
  7. by   globalRN
    Quote from newgrad04
    I really recommend Kaplan - I heard lots of good stuff about it. I'm taking my NCLEX for the first time in June (I hope, I'm graduating in 2 weeks!) and if I fail the first time, I'll try Kaplan, too. Keep your head up - you'll get it!

    NCLEX Review 3000 by Springhouse
    is a CD with 3000 banked questions. It is awesome...you can personalize exams to identify weak areas and then focus exams or take NCLEX like exams to see how you score.

    Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Nursing for NCLEX is also recommended.

    Princeton Review...I found mediocre and it had incorrect answers for some questions.

    I used the two...Mosby and Springhouse together but primarily NCLEX Review 3000. If you start scoring well on the Springhouse CD, I would think that you are becoming famililar with the reasoning used for NCLEX.

    I reviewed all the obstetric, peds and psych questions in the bank since I have no RN experience in those areas although I have been a RN for 2 decades. It worked and I passed NCLEX-RN in 30 minutes.

    Good luck to you!

    Don't give up...
  8. by   t2000JC
    I know the NCLEX is different now but i took it in 2000 and this helped me...Saunders Comprehensive Review (the cd helped with how it feels on the computer) and lippincott's review...t.
  9. by   NICU RN310
    Quote from momx2
    this thread really uplifts my spirits however i just found out i failed the nclex for the 5th time. does anyone have any advice. my last 2 tests i answered 265 questions. the last test i had a lot of priorty, discharge, and 2 delegation questions. what do i do? i am really bummed out about it. any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks
    Sorry to hear about you not passing. On the same token, you shouldn't compare yourself to your classmate who didn't know how to perform a sterile technique. Remember, the negative things you say against other people will come back to haunt you. Although your male classmate wasn't the best at performing sterile techniques at least he passed the boards and now possesses the honorable mention of joining the elite group of RN's. Where are you in your career right now? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but when you trash other people just expect to get it back in return. Oh, and by-the-way, if its taken you this many times to TRY and pass the boards, chances are, you're in the wrong field. We, Registered Nurses, possess critical thinking abilities, and it's OUR critical thinking abilities that saves lives! That's why the NCLEX is so hard. We need more safe and competent RN's...not a bunch of idiots killing patients. Again, sorry to burst your bubble but that's reality for ya! In this profession, it is a must to have a thick skin! Enough said, case closed!
  10. by   angel337
    Quote from NICU RN310
    Sorry to hear about you not passing. On the same token, you shouldn't compare yourself to your classmate who didn't know how to perform a sterile technique. Remember, the negative things you say against other people will come back to haunt you. Although your male classmate wasn't the best at performing sterile techniques at least he passed the boards and now possesses the honorable mention of joining the elite group of RN's. Where are you in your career right now? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but when you trash other people just expect to get it back in return. Oh, and by-the-way, if its taken you this many times to TRY and pass the boards, chances are, you're in the wrong field. We, Registered Nurses, possess critical thinking abilities, and it's OUR critical thinking abilities that saves lives! That's why the NCLEX is so hard. We need more safe and competent RN's...not a bunch of idiots killing patients. Again, sorry to burst your bubble but that's reality for ya! In this profession, it is a must to have a thick skin! Enough said, case closed!
    WOW.......talk about saying what's on your mind!!
  11. by   sbic56
    Quote from NICU RN310
    Sorry to hear about you not passing. On the same token, you shouldn't compare yourself to your classmate who didn't know how to perform a sterile technique. Remember, the negative things you say against other people will come back to haunt you. Although your male classmate wasn't the best at performing sterile techniques at least he passed the boards and now possesses the honorable mention of joining the elite group of RN's. Where are you in your career right now? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but when you trash other people just expect to get it back in return. Oh, and by-the-way, if its taken you this many times to TRY and pass the boards, chances are, you're in the wrong field. We, Registered Nurses, possess critical thinking abilities, and it's OUR critical thinking abilities that saves lives! That's why the NCLEX is so hard. We need more safe and competent RN's...not a bunch of idiots killing patients. Again, sorry to burst your bubble but that's reality for ya! In this profession, it is a must to have a thick skin! Enough said, case closed!
    It could be that she doesn't have what it takes to be a nurse or it could be that she is just no good at taking tests. I know an RN who I would put up against anyone when it comes to skills and critical thinking, but it took her 3X to pass. I've also known Master's degree nurses who scared the crap out of me in a code situation. I'ts pretty darn hard to be able to pinpoint who is going to be the competent nurse by the NCLEX alone, IMO.
  12. by   susanmary
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    Last edit by susanmary on Jan 14, '05
  13. by   dansamy
    Five times? Scares me.
    It kinda scares me also. I think that after repeated failure one should be required to take a remedial course before being allowed to attempt the test again.

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