Failed Nclex RN 3 times, I donít know how to answer these ques - page 2

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This web site helped me pass the nclex PN exam, but I have failed the Nclex RN 3 time now and I donít know what to do. I need a private tutor but I donít even have the money to pay for a private tutor. Please help me know how... Read More


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    Hi everyone,

    I just took my nclex for the 3rd time last week on June 1. I did the trick and the "on hold" pop up came up. I felt a bit relieved, but then a few days later the cc came up

    I am still grieving right now and trying to move forward and taking it the fourth time.

    1st time- 75 ques; 1.5 hrs; studied Kaplan only, in class and used all qbanks and qtrainer. Studied 6-8 hrs per day, 6 days a wk for 30 days. Taken July 2011. cc page came up with the trick.

    2nd time- 75 ques; 3 hrs; studied Kaplan - online and scored about 61% on qtrainer and 70's% for qbanks. Studied hurst using book and recorded audio from friend. Studied 6 hrs per day for 6-7 days for 2 months. Taken October 2011. cc page came up with the trick.

    3rd time- 106-110 ques; 3.5 hrs; studied Saunders 4th edition- read content for a good 2.5 months, did questions from CD; Kaplan strategy book; PDA; Cram Exam questions on CD; listened to feuer's audio; studied for a good 3 months, 1st month 5-6 hrs per day, 5 days a week; then 9 hrs per day 30 days before my exam; taken June 1 2012. "on hold" pop up and still waiting for hard copy results, but the cc page just came up.

    What I realized is that I second guess myself a lot, right now I am considering a tutor and wondering if you know any for southern california? And any other resources you guys can advise? I have NO idea what to do anymore in terms of studying and getting over this bump in the road. HELP!
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    What is PDA? thanks in advance!
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    Dont give up! i failed 3 times too and the 4th time I passed!!! just found 1 week ago! Used Kaplan and ATI but didnt work for me. Some of my classmates recommended NCSBN and that totally helped me. First i read the Saunders 5th ED. book twice from front to back, then reviewed notes from random people ( ill forward it to you give me your email), then I took the NCSBN 3 wk review course, I also practised La Charity Prioritization book. You can do it!!! I did it! you can too!!! good luck!!!
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    Congrats!! Please send me the material I'm preparing for the nclex. My email is lkodrich@gmail.com

    Thanks and God Bless!
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    Hey guys I failed the nclex twice I really need to pass that exam if any body can help me with notes or tell me what to study for the first time I used kaplan Saunders hurst I don't know what to study now plz help me ;(
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    Quote from ailes08
    Dont give up! i failed 3 times too and the 4th time I passed!!! just found 1 week ago! Used Kaplan and ATI but didnt work for me. Some of my classmates recommended NCSBN and that totally helped me. First i read the Saunders 5th ED. book twice from front to back, then reviewed notes from random people ( ill forward it to you give me your email), then I took the NCSBN 3 wk review course, I also practised La Charity Prioritization book. You can do it!!! I did it! you can too!!! good luck!!!
    I would appreciate it if you sent me the notes also: ak81200@gmail.com Thank you!
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    Quote from harpreetk
    Hey guys I failed the nclex twice I really need to pass that exam if any body can help me with notes or tell me what to study for the first time I used kaplan Saunders hurst I don't know what to study now plz help me ;(
    Hi, I would continue studying Kaplan if you can. It's really amazing. Plus buy the PDA by lacharity. I think these two combined are very powerful to pass NCLEX..

    xoxo
    VNICKOR
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    I'm sure its nerve-wracking to take the test 3 times. I can't imagine being in your shoes. I used Kaplan and Saunders, but you said you have already used both and know all the questions.
    I also used the NCLEX and HESI study guides that I founf on this website. It went over basics labs and main points for certain disorders. I recommend double checking all values with your books because some of them were wrong.
    Do as many questions as you possibly can; I did about 3500 Qs before my NCLEX.
    Try going back to the basics, use the decision tree from Kaplan, and try not to over think what the questions is asking. Dont think "what if this" or "what if that". Whatever info they give you, is what is needed to answer the question.
    For priority questions, think, "If there is only ONE thing I can do for this patient to save his/her life or to make the best possible outcome, what would it be?"
    Also think what would be the outcome for the answer that you have selected.
    The problem that I had when I began studying was that I would read too fast through the questions. I practiced WRITING the main point of the question, and what the outcome would be for each answer.
    In the NCLEX, even if you dont answer all 265 by the time the 6 hr mark hits, they only count the last 60 questions, so take your time; breathe through each question, take your breaks, and if you feel overwhelmed, take a small break, or just close your eyes for a minute and refocus.
    These are some of the things that I did to overcome the monster named "NCLEX RN"

    Good luck! and I hope you can find a study partner and pass the next time you take the test!
    Last edit by kramos007 on Oct 7, '12 : Reason: needed to add suggestions/advice
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    This is my second time failing nclex. Firsrt time I had a lot going on in my life at the time that makes me stressed me out. The second, I studied Saunder CD and NCSBN. On top of this, I work four nights per week and I barely sleep during the day; 3-4 hours the most sometimes none. I have a two years old and is married. My mom tried to help me the best way she can to babysit. Am very devasting and depress right now. All my classmates took theirs and pass. I reach to the point where I want to quit my job or cut down my hours to two nights. I really need some advice on how to tackle this test the third time around. Anything that can help please share.. Thank you
    Last edit by Empressk on Jan 5, '13 : Reason: Grammar
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    Hello! I'm also struggling to pass nclex & i need some help. I read your comments. It was encouraging & give me motivation. Thanks!
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Jan 7, '13 : Reason: ToS


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