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- Jan 9, '10 by iluvnursing07Quote from cebuana_nurseVery nicely explained!! i too failed my first time and I was disappointed, but deep in my heart i knew that I wasnt the only one in this world who failed! Failing only makes you want to work twice as harder and achieving it until you've passed! your only considered a "failure" if you've given up and think this is the end of the world. Yes I admit my first time was hard because of time management since I have 3 kids and a full time job, but now ive learned to managed my time with my kids, husband and full time job. I will take your advice and believe me for those who hasnt taken the nclex yet everyone is correct, nclex throws a lot of delegation/prioritization, safety environment, infection control, SATA questions, disease transmission, drug classification, side effects. im hoping my 2nd time around isnt as bad since i know what to expect now...wish me luck and I pray that the Lord is with me through this stressful times!!!I had been there and I know how you feel. I failed my 1st attempt on the NCLEX-RN last March with 75 questions. It wasn't easy and definitely took a toll on me. I even got scared on trying on it again since failing sucks the most. It took 3 months for me to recover and get back to studying. It's normal to be sad but don't ever be discouraged and give-up. What I did was that I waited for my candidate report to come out to see how I did on the exam. After that, I reflect on my study plan and asked myself which plan needs revision or reinforcement. I only studied for a month prior to taking my NCLEX the 1st time and I blamed myself for that. NCLEX is hard but it doesn't mean you can't beat it. With the right study plan and consistency in studying, you will achieve your goal and that is to beat the NCLEX.
-I suggest you make a study plan with a deadline. The plan needs to end a week before you test.
-If you lack content, focus on reading comprehensive books like Saunders.
-Don't beat yourself into studying everyday. Make your schedule more lax. Like studying for 3-5 hours a day would be enough. If you study too much, chances are, you might not be able to remember the stuff you studied yesterday.
-Practice answering 100 questions a day. I suggest that you answer questions on the same time on your testing date. Say, if you are testing on 8AM, practice answering questions every 8AM. Don't be discouraged with your scores. Allow it to motivate you to persevere until you get more correct answers than your mistakes. Review and understand the rationale even if you got it right. Take note the test strategies used.
-Memorize the SPIDERMAN Infection Control Mnemonics. You'll need this since the NCLEX asks lots of infection control situations.
-Pray. Pray before you start your studying sessions everyday. It wouldn't hurt to ask some guidance. Pray before answering practice questions.
-2 days before your exam, pamper yourself. Get a massage or watch a movie. Just try to relax and not think about the exam for a day.
-On your testing day, write this words on your erasable notepad. "I CAN DO THIS! IF THEY CAN, I CAN!" Write your name with the RN title. When you are finding the questions hard on your test, just deep breathe and read the encouraging words on your notepad.
REMEMBER: Consistence on studying is the key to pass this exam.
I don't know what books are usually used by PNs but I hope that my study plan would work out on you. I used this study plan when I sat on my 2nd and last attempt on the NCLEX last Nov16 and I passed with 75 questions.
Good Luck! =D
- Feb 4, '10 by sweeetRNI took the test for the 2nd time yesterday and did the PVT and was able to go all the way to the credit card area, which hypothetically means that I failed. For this second attempt, I got around 130 questions, and felt that I knew a little more than before, but I'm thinking it's not enough to cut it. The first time I took it I got 265 questions. I walked out of there on my second attempt feeling good about it, but I guess I might be wrong according to PVT which is 99.99% correct. I'm so bummed, depressed and feeling so stupid. I'm a good student, never did bad in nursing school classes, but I can't figure out why I can't pass this monster. I feel so pressured because everyone is counting on me. I've been studying since October and I feel so burnt out. And to find out that I might not have passed this time either, I don't know what to do anymore. I have thrown my body out of whack because of all the stress I put on it, sleepless nights, and numerous health problems. I cannot do this anymore, but I know that I have to, and that I can! We will all bounce back and succeed...like some of the others on here. What keeps me going is remembering that "everything happens for a reason" and I'm still waiting on my turn to celebrate. Since I did not get the good pop up on this second attempt, I am going to start restudying the material, making sure that I do 100 questions per day and understand them, possibly sign up for Kaplan Qbank, use Saunders Comp Review and Linda LaCharity's book. I am going to persevere. I plan to reschedule the test for middle of March, before the test is changed in April! Pray for all of us! We will all be RNs one day!
- Oct 30, '10 by AshtonbasshamToday has been the worse day....i found out i failed my nclex....i am completely devastated. I do not know what to do now.... with myself, with my life..... i just cannot believe i FAILED...when i saw those words, my heart just stopped. I know that I will be a good competent nurse...this is my passion.
what to do????
- Oct 30, '10 by puravidaLVomg go find a cliff...and sit next to it.
seriously take a chill pill for a moment there are plenty of things you can do and you know its not the end of the world, matter fact it might be an opportunity unless you had a job lined up.
Right not most grads are sitting on their ass for six months looking for something, so instead of doing that go take the CNA test or LPN test and get working...you probably qualify for it in your state. Its better to be working in the field and get experience than feeling sorry for your self.
Oh ....and if this is having such an impact on you than do your self a favor...GO TO THE GYM! Work it out and life will seem to happen no matter what.
- Jul 24, '12 by jayz1989I know how it feels to fail the test. I too felt sad about not passing my exam. Yesterday I took the test and did the pvt and got a bad news bcoz I didn't get the pop up. However, it didn't made me discourage instead I went back from being sad after a couples of hr and went back straight from studying. So today, Ian eagerly studying and trying to read the questions carefully, understanding all the rationales and using different resources such as lippinccott Saunders QanAs also. Re-reading my Kaplan book cover to cover and check what have I missed or not fully understand. Just remover guys, it's not the end of the world if we fail, but use it a motivation to strive to get back on Tract to pass the board. While waiting the CPR from the Bon try to do at least 50questions a day and read the rationale if you missed the questions try to write it down on into your notebook and before you sleep try to read the rationale. But of course as we study don't forget to take a break. Walk around or listen to the music.Also, if you need a motivations there are things around us that we can pull through to move on from the devastating experience. Just think about your future goals, your family and love ones that are always there no matter what. The reason why I got up really fast because I have a wonderful partner that support and encourage me. I know my parents were sad, but I told them they shouldn't be because I'm am ok though felt a little bit sad. But I am eager to strive for the best and move on with my life