I failed NCLEX again!!!! - page 4

Hi everyone, I took my NCLEX-RN for the 2nd time and Failed. I took it last Monday 10/02/06 and no results on the website. I stopped at 101 or 102 but I know I failed for sure cuz it was getting... Read More

  1. by   DolphinRN84
    Quote from Marivel
    I graduated a year ago last June. I ahve taken the boards 3 times.. and I have a scheduled date. But I am having a hard time studying.. I can't get myself to do it again.. what is Suzane's study schedule everyone is talking about... I do have high anxiety... but most of all I know I will fail again.. then what another career, but I really want to be a nurse... I feel so guilty doing anything, because I know I should be studying... any ideas???
    With Suzanne's plan, what you first need to do is follow the sticky at the top of this forum that says "First tip of my new study guide." You have to follow it exactly. Then after you're done, PM Suzanne (Suzanne4) your email address and she will send you her plan via email. Good luck!
  2. by   luv2shopp85
    So nursing 28.. how did you prepare? What books did you use? Did you use suzannes guide?
  3. by   rags
    Quote from Marivel
    I graduated a year ago last June. I ahve taken the boards 3 times.. and I have a scheduled date. But I am having a hard time studying.. I can't get myself to do it again.. what is Suzane's study schedule everyone is talking about... I do have high anxiety... but most of all I know I will fail again.. then what another career, but I really want to be a nurse... I feel so guilty doing anything, because I know I should be studying... any ideas???

    Positive thoughts Marivel!!! Practice saying, "I know this stuff! I can pass this thing! After all, I did make it through nursing school so I can make it through this!" Then get yourself excited about studying again. Tell youself "this is only a few short weeks (or months) of my life and then I will have obtained my goal with all the hard work I put into it and be able to live my life as I please. What a great nurse I will be! I can do this! Say it and MEAN it! You HAVE to!!!!"

    Good luck and I'll be thinking about you.
  4. by   rafRN
    hi rags,u know what?the first time i took the nclex,honestly, i wasnt prepared.coz dis was the tym wherein im hooked on finding nclex reviewer.there are a lot of suggestions from friends and others who took the exam til i get confused wat t0o use or study until the a couple of weeks before my exam i end up really blank!i have no direction with regards to mystudy.then the second time,i did everything and learned from my mistakes during the first take.I was really prepared unlike with d first and i know i'm going to pass even if my comp stopped at 265 i was confident i will make it but unfortunately it did'nt.Now,i dont wanna rash things and i'll give it a try suzanne's study plan.Maybe it's not time yet!
  5. by   Nursing28
    Hi luvtoshopp85,
    What I did different second time was I studied Saunder's CD. I did not use Suzanne's plan. I just did over 5000 questions and took notes along the way. Then I did only Kaplan question trainer 6 & 7. After all that, I just reviewed my notes over and over. Stop studying 3 days prior to the exam. Went out, did my hair and spent time w/boyfriend. Test day comes, and I was nervous. Boyfriend calmed me down (thank god) and went in there, sat down, threw me my first OB question (hate OB), thought for a moment, and aswered the question. Did not change my answer (I did that a lot first time around)....I was confident second time around. Most importantly i was FOCUSED. You have to understand what NCLEX is asking..........
  6. by   rafRN
    hi nursing28,

    I think u gave me an idea of what to do.I was thinking twice if i wud use suzanne's plan since i reviewed already the whole saunders during my first take which is the first step of suzanne .i find a hard time again to go back.What i'm doing now is using the saunders CD then i stop coz'i saw suzanne's plan.Thanks for sharing what u did.Hope it'll work with me since it's my third time gosh......Am i taking masteral!!!!!!!!!!!hehehe
  7. by   Nursing28
    Hi rafRN,
    When taking NCLEX, you MUST find out what the question is asking you. Are you going to assess or implememnt.....Those questions "you have four phone messages, who will you call first"....those are hard and just narrow it down to two answers then find out which on is the MOST unstable...(that is where you need to know your content)...elimination process is the best way to go on this monster test. If you come across 2 simlar answers, eliminate them......I did that most of the way through NCLEX.....good luck
  8. by   rafRN
    Quote from Nursing28
    Hi rafRN,
    When taking NCLEX, you MUST find out what the question is asking you. Are you going to assess or implememnt.....Those questions "you have four phone messages, who will you call first"....those are hard and just narrow it down to two answers then find out which on is the MOST unstable...(that is where you need to know your content)...elimination process is the best way to go on this monster test. If you come across 2 simlar answers, eliminate them......I did that most of the way through NCLEX.....good luck
    hi nursing28,

    gosh!...all those u've mentioned,are questions that came out wen i took the exam last sept 22,2006.Most especially the question that u have 4 phone messages gosh it keeps on coming back but of course with different pt's.and wen it keeps on appearing i know i answered wrong because it's hard to eliminate most especially if u see 2 similar answers.The first time i took it i stopped at 86 then the second time i stopped at 265.Yah,ur ryt this is a really a monster test heheheh......
  9. by   Nursing28
    When you have two simliar answers, elminate both of them......then you are left with 2 answers left. Okay....so use your ABC's whenever possible. Don't just memorize the content but understand it. For example: Pt JUST had a biopsy. One of the complication of this procedure is HEMORRHAGE. In knowing that, they can bleed out and go into shock right? If NCLEX ever ask you this but does not list the word "Hemorrhage" then you must know the s/s of shock. ---->>>>> increased pulse, decrease b/p, increased resp.---->>> all theses s/s indicates shock. This is where you take all your information that you studied and choose the one that indicates shock. I might be confusing you. Sorry...Anyhow, this is how I prepared myself....I always ask myself "okay pt has so and so DX, what are the s/s, what med's are they taking, what are the side effects of this med, and what intervention I need to do. Sounds a lot but truly rewarding at the end. Even though I pass the test, I still study like if I am taking the NCLEX again. I know, sounds crazy but I want to be a good nurse.
  10. by   rafRN
    hi nursing28,thanks for all the tips u've shared.goodluck to you
  11. by   luv2shop19mall
    i really love this forumm. i failed th pn boards 4xs and i took it on the 21st of sept and still no results .. ;(. im going through a really bad relationship where my husband and i seperated.. no kids, parents are moving out of state, work in a dental office, feeling so depressed due to the holidays coming up and i just feel like my whole life is falling down.. i really really want this.. i know tthere are some nasty nurses that dont deserve it and the people that are determined are the ones that dont get it. i just dont understand that. i wish my life can get straightened out. i dont even know how mu husband is doing. im so depressed right now. ;(
  12. by   saadia_s
    donot think like that. i took my exam on oct 3 and today is oct19. there is no result on computer and i also did not get any mail. so keep ur finger cross
  13. by   Tbone3
    All the more reason to dust yourself off and get back to studying for boards.
    You will definitely appreciate all your hard work, will be an inspiration for others and have a whole lot more knowledge when its all over.
    Don't give up!

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