feeling down in the dumps! failed nclex several times

  1. hi can anyone share with me some words of inspiration I too was a good student and have been out of school for two years with no luck of passing. I took Kaplan , paid a tutor, still no luck i try to pray. I dont want to lose my strenghth and energy it's stressful and breaks you down as a person.
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    Joined: Jul '11; Posts: 7


  3. by   Schizoh
    what is your study habits?
  4. by   Mariedj88
    Dont giveup, I failed nclex pn 3 times I havent given up im still studying to take for the 4th time. Just keep Praying
  5. by   leto77
    Thank you for reaching out! i used lacharity with my tutor for months while studying 6 hrs per day, five days a week. i also used nclex 4000 and saunders for content and questions.
  6. by   leto77
    Hello. Thanks for the words of encouragement. I needed it. I'm praying.. Good luck to you. This will be my 4th time as well!
  7. by   abasima23
    is it RN or LVN?
  8. by   mba2bsn
    If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
    Michael Jordan

  9. by   Nurseceline2012
    When I prepared for my boards; I practiced less than 500 questions. I was told by a doctor that once you understand the subject, you should be able to answer the question however NCLEX formulate it, I had a notebook that I put: hypo and hyperthyroid side by side along with signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and nursing considerations; I did it for every subjects. I took a day (6-8hrs) for each subjects then practice on Lacharity, for the questions that was either a select all that apply or put in order, I copied them on that notebook with the subject so I could review. I studied labs, patient teaching for the testing and I mean teaching for every system including peds and OB and drugs and must tell you I had 25 SATA and I also have 2 children under 10.
  10. by   Bluerose93
    Don't give up. I also failed NCLEX-RN twice.The first time I took my exam was August 2010 and that was the longest time I could imagine sitting there to answer 265 questions for almost 6 hours.It took me a while to gather my thoughts and courage to take the exam.Then I took again on February this year for one month of preparation.Even though I was not feeling well on the day of my exam because I had a flu 4 days before the big day I had to take the exam coz my husband and I have to go Florida the next day.That was a big mistake for me. I could have re- schedule it by March because my ATT will expire on the 3rd week of March.If only I asked my husband to go ahead first to visit his parents and have to stay here even though I have to pay for the penalty/charges of my plane ticket for re-scheduling.Those were the ifs and buts that bothered me for months when I did receive my result on March.I'm sorry if I'm not helping you.I'm taking again the exam and plan to take it next month. I'm new to this site and it gives me inspiration and encouragement to try again.Reading some of the posts of our fellow nurses here who support each other made me write this.Let's not lose hope and believe that we can do it thru determination and prayers.Good luck to you and to us all who are still on this fight.God bless you all and many thanks to all nurses who are here to help us when we need it.Aloha!
  11. by   leto77
    Hello, thankyou for your comments. any words of encouragement is helpful. I am feeling much better today and i am preparing to get back to studying on Monday. I'm new to the site as well. In the pass, I would visit the site and look at some post. But now I'm all in. I am grateful to all the fellow nurses. What materials are you using? I read that someone said that the Nclex for dummies really helped them. I've been trying to find a copy but no store has it. however i'm just curius to know if I should purchase the Hurst Review. Any suggestion is helpful.....Also, I wish you luck too!
  12. by   leto77
    Thankyou for your input. I too have two children, one of which is special needs. I know what it's like, believe me. I do feel much better today and I'm gonna get back to it. Did you use any other materials that you think wre key to success? any suggestion is helpful! Thanks again!
  13. by   Bluerose93
    Hi! I'm reading the Hurst review materials I have right now from my previous review with them on February this year. I purchased their online review for $300 and have 3 months access to their videos.The only thing is I only used it for less than a month because I have to take my exam on the same month. But you can always ask for the Hurst team to extend your online review with them after the 3 months have passed which I hope you will not do it because you will make it this time.For me I paid $50 for another month of access to their online video lectures because I did not pass the first time with them.Their online review is great and really tackles on the core content.The 5th day materials they have is also helpful and you have one year to access.Also I'm using the NCLEX Review 4000...God bless and good luck to you too!
  14. by   Nurseceline2012
    I know it might be hard, but if was in your situation I would at least take a week or two off from studying just to get a mental break for now and come back strong.
    I used Mary Ann Hogan ( very detail), Lacharity PDA, Hurst and a little book I borrowed from the library called "nursing, the ultimate study guide (gives you exactly what you need to know). I studied the lab values, teaching for each procedure, put things in order. You can email me on this site then I'll give my private email address
    I'll help you!!