Failed Nclex - page 3
FAILED NCLEX AGAIN, This was my 3rd time first time 87 2nd time 107 3rd time 265 i thought i realy had a chance this time. Im so ashamed surely i should pass out of 3x. im thinking of going into... Read More
Feb 4, '09I failed the nclex 3 times as well. I took two different reviews: Kaplan, and HURST, of which assured 95% pass rate, and i went to athat assure 98% students pass, so you could understand how stupid I feel...but I'm still gonna take it again. I think the most important thing is support. You need support to continue studying for this again. I've thought about switching to another profession but the health field is difficult in general. My friend took the pharm test 7 times before she passed and they can only take it every 6months. It may suck now but it will be rewarding when you finally get it!!!
I think that once your have admitted to yourself that you have failed and think about what you did wrong, you should definitely study a different way. I know for a fact that I am stubborn, and I refuse to think any other way, and this is not a normal standardized test. It is so difficult that no one can ever explain how the test is graded and how people pass. I read on the NCSBN that their pass rate was declining cuz they up'd the standards.
I agree that its the way you think about it, critical thinking.
Here is a link to 3500 free sample questions that is divided up into sections.
Feb 4, '09Please whatever you do, do not quit! Just think that you have made it this far; you've gone through pre reqs, how many years of, as well as all the studying you have put in. With all the support you have here, I;m sure you will overcome this test.
Like everyone else has said, do not beat yourself up over failing the test. The test doesn't measure ability to care for patients at the bedside.
To all the people who are working to triumph over this test (and I am one), You can do it!
Feb 4, '09dont give up..to me a foreign nurse that exam was a nightmare even I took it only first time and failed...Now everyday I study hard, from Saunders book, took Kaplan course, expensive but helped a little.
I was surprised how much they require from american nurses...In Europe it is different and in my country nurse does everything physically (we dont have LPN, CNA, etc) but there is knowledge booked only for physicians...of course I have to know a lot but here I found that a nurse has to know everything! It is insane. They want nurses they should make it little bit easier..
So, just study even more! You will be even better nurse, because you will know how hard you were working and how how much you should appreciate it. Just dont give up, we are all in this same boat..
I will kepp you in my heart!
Feb 19, '09It is very hard not to want to give up. i am in the same boat. failed 4 times. i am going to try suzannes plan this time. I have high hopes that i can and will do this. I need to for my family
Feb 20, '09I know how you feel. I just found out last week that I didn't pass again and it was my 3rd time taking it too!! It is the most frustrating thing ever. And like you I have really thought about changing my career and doing something else. But then I think to myself and I know that I want to be a nurse and nothing else. I spent 5 years in school preparing to be a nurse and I am not going to let some stupid board exam get me down. Its a hard test and many people struggle with it. But we have to hang in there and not give up!! We can do it and when we DO pass we are going to be excellent RNs and we will never take for granted what we have worked so hard for!! Please don't give up!! Just have faith and stay strong!! If you need to talk let me know!!!
Jun 2, '09Quote from Matilda50Hello Matilda, i just got registered to allnurses.com. I failed the nclex twice and both times I went up to 265 questions. I am sad and puzzled and I don't know what to do. I have taken Kaplan and done well on the Q-banks and I got a 66% on Question trainer 7. I also have done the ncsbn website learning ext. online too. I have heard several people mention that Suzanne plan works. I dont know where to find this. Is it a book, or is it online? Can I get a website or a phone number? I would appreciate it if you or anyone can give me more info on how to get Suzannes plan. Thanks!When you go to nclex forum there are sticky's and one says New revised first tip of suzanne plan.
Jun 2, '09Suzanne's plan is no longer available on the site http://allnurses.com/nclex-discussio...an-373424.html
Aug 11, '10Quote from learae08Thank You... I failed 3x and I am mourning my failures... dunno if I have to go on... but after reading Your posted message it makes me a lil ok...I know how you feel. I just found out last week that I didn't pass again and it was my 3rd time taking it too!! It is the most frustrating thing ever. And like you I have really thought about changing my career and doing something else. But then I think to myself and I know that I want to be a nurse and nothing else. I spent 5 years in school preparing to be a nurse and I am not going to let some stupid board exam get me down. Its a hard test and many people struggle with it. But we have to hang in there and not give up!! We can do it and when we DO pass we are going to be excellent RNs and we will never take for granted what we have worked so hard for!! Please don't give up!! Just have faith and stay strong!! If you need to talk let me know!!!
Aug 11, '10I need help... I failed 3x... so frustrating... anybody can email me suzzannes' plan I will greatly appreciate firstname.lastname@example.org that's my email add.. plssssss. thank you so much.
Aug 11, '10The sticky at the top of the NCLEX forum states that Suzanne's plan is no longer available on this site. This has been the case for more than a year. After all these years hope the OP has passed NCLEX and is happily employed as a nurse.