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Finally passed NCLEX-RN after failing! :)

  1. 8 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!
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  3. Visit  eturner7 profile page
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    Congratulations! !
  4. Visit  mso819 profile page
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    CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!!!!! Sooooo happy for you!!!!!!! I cant wait to take my boards!!!!
  5. Visit  2013rn2BScorpio profile page
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    CONGRATULATIONS. I really needed this encouragement. What would you recommend I focus on.
  6. Visit  beeseason profile page
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    Quote from eturner7
    Congratulations! !
    Thank you!
    Last edit by beeseason on Dec 4, '13
  7. Visit  beeseason profile page
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    Quote from 2013rn2BScorpio
    CONGRATULATIONS. I really needed this encouragement. What would you recommend I focus on.
    Thank you! Wishing you the best of luck!!! You can do it!
    Last edit by beeseason on Dec 4, '13
  8. Visit  beeseason profile page
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    Quote from 2013rn2BScorpio
    CONGRATULATIONS. I really needed this encouragement. What would you recommend I focus on.
    Thanks! I recommend scheduling your study times for content like certain chapters/topics for each day, and spending a little extra time on the subjects you're weaker at. I used Saunders, I love it because it's so detailed. Also practice answering lots of questions! Kaplan helped me with the decision tree and how to do critical thinking. I answered all of the questions in their Qbank along with answering more questions from the Q&A saunders book. You can do it!
  9. Visit  alchemist405 profile page
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    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to repeat my nclex later this month and your post is inspiring! Glad to see your hard work pay off! I hope it does for me as well!
  10. Visit  beeseason profile page
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    Quote from alchemist405
    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to repeat my nclex later this month and your post is inspiring! Glad to see your hard work pay off! I hope it does for me as well!
    Thank you!!! Good luck! Just keep working hard and you'll make it!
  11. Visit  Jhendora profile page
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    Hello!!! Congratulations!!! I sched my exam this coming 21st. I do bad to most of my SATA. Practise questions. Can you give me full details about their SATA question? Thanks!!!!
  12. Visit  Ivonne Martin profile page
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    Congrats,way to go!....I took my nclex pn today, and my test finish at 85. Did d pvt and got d good pop, so hopefully it's true.
  13. Visit  Pd2md profile page
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    What does pvt mean? What's the good pop up....
  14. Visit  Marhea profile page
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    I got the letter of approval to take my nclex boards last august and planning to schedule my exam this January because I have to work full time and couldn't really study .the only book I have finished-cover to cover is the prioritization,delegation book and only did 50% average in every chapter test.please give me any suggestion on what other books would be beneficial to help me out.thanks everyone!

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