my names laura, and i just graduated from gwynedd mercy college in may. i worked as a nurse extern for a little over a year, and since june i was working as a Graduate Nurse. My nurse manager was even taking me off orientation early to cover some openings in the schedule. She said that i was doing amazing and she felt comfortable with it. Im told im very good clincally by my teachers, my manager and the nurses on my floor. and im not a bad student, mainly B's. So i did two review courses, Kaplan and ERI. and i did a few books. i went to take my boards, on friday the 13th how dumb was i!!, and it shuts off at 94. I thought i did pretty good, but turns out i failed
im the worlds worst test taker, i get very nervous and i freak out. i felt pretty calm but everyone around me told me that i was a wreck, i carried my "NCLEX-RN made incredibly easy" book around with me for the whole week before the test and couldnt put it down.
but i still failed
so i cant retest for 90 days. id appreciate any help, what did you nurses do to pass boards and to stay calm before hand! id appreaciate any help i can get.
i know so many people fail but i still feel like a huge failure, but i keep being told that anyone could fail even the best nurses ever. my boyfiend's mom is the nurse manager of the whole hospital where i work, and she even failed. but that doesnt help me feel that much better right now.
i know ill eventually pass and this wont matter anymore but right now its probaly the hardest thing ive had to deal with...any suggestions would be appreciated!! thanks!
Jul 18, '07
yeah i did kaplan the whole schabang.
and this ERI course which was a whole course too.
and i read "nclex-rn made incredibly easy"
i really thought i was prepared. guess not... well acutally im pretty sure it was my nerves.
now im starting "saunders comprehensive review for the nclex rn"
Last edit by LUsciouslyLU on Jul 18, '07