failed nclex 5x - page 4

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   sbic56
    Quote from momx2
    Actually, I never even noticed it until you said something. I have no idea. Sometimes if I am at work, I have to use all caps for the program I have to use. I dont know how it happened that the first letter of every word happed to be capitalized. Interesting. Thanks for the "change of thought":chuckle
    LOL...odd how computers try to "think" for us sometimes.
  2. by   susanmary
    Last edit by susanmary on Jan 14, '05
  3. by   momx2
    Quote from susanmary
    You got through nursing school. Did you have difficulty passing nursing exams?

    You've been reviewing for over one year. The items you mentioned in your original post had more to do with common sense and critical-thinking skills. I'm wondering if you are overanalying each question, rushing through the questions, etc. I'm sure you are very stressed. If you feel you know the material, I'd focus most on trying to be kind to yourself & resting. I doubt that whether you pass next time will be determined how hard you study the day or two before the NCLEX. Take some time off before the exam and take a mini vacation -- relax & spoil yourself. The NCLEX will be there. But perhaps if you go in with a relaxed frame of mind, it will make the difference.

    This test does not define you. YOU DEFINE YOU whether or not you pass. Failing NCLEX does not make you a failure (it doesn't make you an RN) but it's just a test. This year probably has overwhelmed you. Let go, relax, and see if this doesn't make a difference.
    I have talked with KAPLAN which I am signed up for. They seem to think (because I answered 265 questions the last 2 times I have taken the test) that I just have trouble making a decision between 2 answers. They seem to think I know my nursing content or I wouldnt make it to 265 questions.

    No, I didnt have trouble with test in nsg school. I do have a problem with anxiety. With those 2 together, that is why I know I can do it. If I had struggled through school, barely passing and failed NCLEX 5 times I would know it was not for me. But, I didnt struggle with nsg content or clinical. It is just this test. And I dont think that how many times you fail the test tells anything about the kind of nurse you will be. But that is just my opinion. Thanks so much!!
  4. by   momx2
    [ I'ts pretty darn hard to be able to pinpoint who is going to be the competent nurse by the NCLEX alone, IMO.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you!!!
  5. by   newgrad04
    Quote from momx2
    I have talked with KAPLAN which I am signed up for. They seem to think (because I answered 265 questions the last 2 times I have taken the test) that I just have trouble making a decision between 2 answers. They seem to think I know my nursing content or I wouldnt make it to 265 questions.

    No, I didnt have trouble with test in nsg school. I do have a problem with anxiety. With those 2 together, that is why I know I can do it. If I had struggled through school, barely passing and failed NCLEX 5 times I would know it was not for me. But, I didnt struggle with nsg content or clinical. It is just this test. And I dont think that how many times you fail the test tells anything about the kind of nurse you will be. But that is just my opinion. Thanks so much!!
    Momx2 - keep trying! I don't think passing the NCLEX is any indicator of the kind of nurse you'll be! I just graduated, and I'm terrified of taking NCLEX. Good luck to you.
  6. by   PCGrad06
    i am so sorry to hear that. have you looked over some of the review books out there? the number of times you take it does not make a difference. it is the fact you pass it that matters. keep your chin up and don't stop now.
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  8. by   PCGrad06
    i am so sorry to hear that! keep you chin up and never give up on your dreams!
  9. by   Rhoresmith
    I will send you my prayers when you go to take it again Please let us know when that is so we can all pray and send you good vibes. Also for those of us who have not yet taken the test let us know what you think of the Kaplan and if it helped please Good Luck Rhonda
  10. by   GoNurses
    hi momx2, i'm sure you are a RN by now. my prayers are with you. reading this forum really helped me/uplifted me during my hard times. so just wanted to thank you and all. Good wishes to everyone.
    God Bless!
    newRN.
  11. by   Anjann
    I have a special 5 page study and preparation regimen that I wrote down for other students to use after I passed my test. If you would like information on speaking to me about this, or having me send you a copy so we can try to identify your weak spots, I'd be happy to try to help. I do have a background in education and social work, so I think I might be able to help a little if you are interested. Othere students who have used my study plan have found it very helpful. Please feel free to email me or private message me at any time.

    Angela
  12. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from Anjann
    I have a special 5 page study and preparation regimen that I wrote down for other students to use after I passed my test. If you would like information on speaking to me about this, or having me send you a copy so we can try to identify your weak spots, I'd be happy to try to help. I do have a background in education and social work, so I think I might be able to help a little if you are interested. Othere students who have used my study plan have found it very helpful. Please feel free to email me or private message me at any time.

    Angela
    and from GoNurses:
    hi momx2, i'm sure you are a RN by now. my prayers are with you. reading this forum really helped me/uplifted me during my hard times. so just wanted to thank you and all. Good wishes to everyone.
    God Bless!
    newRN.
    Hey, guys? I'm not sure how this thread got resurrected, but it's just about three years old....and it's been that long since the member that wrote the original post wrote ANYTHING on this site! Hopefully she's gotten that RN license and is here under another name or something, but this thread is obsolete either way.
    Last edit by RNsRWe on Apr 7, '07 : Reason: html snag
  13. by   Anjann
    Ooops! Sorry Charlie! You can just add that to the list of all the goofy things I find myself doing on a daily basis as a new RN... *blush* But thanks for letting me know!

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