The last time (last February) I posted here was when I got my ATT for the first time to take the exam for Nevada. Since then, I failed the NCLEX-RN twice answering 265 questions each time. Both with the CC PAGE showing up after doing the PVT.
After the second time I failed, I had no idea how I was going to prepare for the third time, while crying for days. I was reading so many books at a time and it wasn't helping me, but no matter what I didn't want to give up! Being a nurse is what I wanna be, and I would never stop trying.
So I started from scratch. I gave up all my other books. These are the things I used to review:
1. Saunders Comprehensive Review 5th edition - made a study calendar and finished it
2. Kaplan Classroom Anywhere - Live Review (the online class)
4. Kaplan QT's and Qbank (finished everything)
3. Saunders Q&A Review book (finished everything)
After getting another ATT, I scheduled my exam for December 3 (it felt right since it's my 3rd time to take the test haha)! I cried the night before from so much anxiety, and I couldn't sleep until 1am! I got to the testing center and prayed for awhile before entering. I went through the whole process and when I got to the computer I prayed again. I felt all my anxiety go away, and I just did what I usually did when I answered my practice questions. I was feeling confident and I just kept praying that I won't go to 265. I passed #75 and started feeling nervous, but I took a deep breath and kept answering again. For those who are wondering, I got about 10 SATA's, a handful of med calculations, and LOADS of priority and delegation questions.
After #85 which was an exhibit question, the screen went blue. I felt SO RELIEVED. I was so happy that I didn't have to sit for 5 hours. When I got to my car and drove all the way home, I was so nervous! I was with my mom and she told me to try the PVT. So I tried reregistering, and before I clicked next I took another deep breath and said a little prayer and got the GOOD POP UP!
That was yesterday, so I checked this morning on the Nevada BON site and finally saw my license ACTIVE
So thankful I don't have to wait for the quick results!
Sorry for the long post. I just felt like posting because I know there are others out there that feel sad and defeated from failing, like I did. I just wanted others to know that I'm an international student, and failed twice before finally passing. So there really is hope. Don't EVER give up! Just keep going!