Failing the NCLEX a second time - page 2

by mabez | 7,114 Views | 45 Comments

Hello Guys, I just received my results and I failed a second time. The first time I knew I failed because all of my questions were geared to the infection control topic. I remember it was the worst feeling ever walking out... Read More


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    What did you do to pass the nclex?i tried all the books. in my family my dad,my sister and two brothers already nclex rn passers. i just couldnt stop blaming myself.
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    Melanie I'll be retesting next month I'm using Hurst Kaplan LaCharity & NCSBN
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    When I get a question wrong I usually read the rationale and If i dont fully understand the concept I go to my medsurg book and review.
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    The last time I took my NCLEX, majority of my questions were priority questions. I recently bought this book " Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for Medical-Surgical Nursing, 1e ". I read good reviews and I started doing some of the practice questions. When in doubt, choose the patient that is most likely to die.
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    Quote from RN2BEESOON
    Melanie I'll be retesting next month I'm using Hurst Kaplan LaCharity & NCSBN
    Good LUCK!!!!!!!!
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    There are no easy solutions when it comes to studying for an NCLEX. Strategy guides can help you learn to look for key phrasing, but you need a strong foundation of critical thinking to eliminate answers. I've never heard of anyone who has walked out of testing thinking it was easy. You've taken it twice.... have you focused your studying on any of the areas where you got a lot of questions focused? They tend to continue a line of questioning, maternity, mental health, etc until you answer correctly. If you've bought a study guide like Kaplan, or Saunders use the companion CD & read all your rationales.... they don't just teach you why the answer is correct, but why the others are the wrong choice! Remember in nursing A, B, C are all correct, but B is the most correct!
    Invest your time wisely & you are sure to pass!
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    Do an assessment test first. When you get your result from the BON, focus on the areas you are weak on.

    Focus! This is not the time to lose hope.

    If you answered 3,000 questions before, you have to triple that this time (if not more). Have ONE resource material and TWO or THREE source of questions (one should be book and the other online), the worse you can do is overwhelm yourself with too many resources.
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    I agree with Nurse_ find out what areas you did not do well in, focus on those particular questions and the rationales. Sometimes people get caught up in the questions and answers without reviewing rationales. Also make sure that your are looking at priority, delegation type questions, like PDA from LaCharity. Know what the question is asking you and the rationale. If math is your weakness, review nursing math as well as lab values. Take your time in reviewing for the NCLEX...make sure there is enough time to study your weaknesses, and there is enough time to review questions and rationales before retaking the exam. Good Luck!
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    yeah im not sure what you are doing wrong. kaplan is pretty good maybe you need to study more content and do lots of questions that may be your weakness. try nclex 4000, PDA by la charity. Good luck!!
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    Don't give up it took me 6x to pass and beat the nclex beast! Just believe in yourself and have a positive attitude


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