I finally PASSED my NCLEX-RN exam!!! - page 3

I am so excited to finally be able to say that I am an RN!!! It's been a long journey and I would like to share it with all of you. I come from a long family of nurses; three aunts, my mother, three... Read More

  1. by   ChaunceyRN
    Congrats on passing, RN! Your perseverance and dedication is totally admirable. You were meant to be an RN!

    congrats again!!
  2. by   JER07
    Your story has been very inspirational and touching. My story is similar. I graduated from nursing school Jan 2006 and unfortunately, did not pass the boards. I was on the Dean's list & a member of Phi Theta Kappa's honor society. The 1st time I got 77 ?s (not close) and 2nd time almost all the ?s & was on the borderline. I was devastated & became very depressed. I decided to take a break from the nursing field, as I worked in an OB/GYN office. I have been working as an accountant and am now in the process of again pursuing my lifelong dream of becoming an RN. The break turned out to be longer than I really wanted, and any advice would be great. I petitioned to repeat the 2 year nursing program & just found out I was accepted that will begin this fall. I'm not trying to take the easy way out, but don't want to have to repeat this all over (time, $$). I have a meeting w/ the nursing outreach coordinator in a couple weeks & am going to discuss if I could repeat the last year as a refresher. I don't need to repeat the basics, but mainly the pharmacology & some of the more critical information that may have been updated since I went to nursing school. I am also starting to think that I could refresh most of this on my own w/ review books (Saunders, NCLEX Cram, Kaplan) and attend the Kaplan review classes. Since those 5 years, I have matured & am regaining my confidence & am DETERMINED that I will pass it. I would really appreciate any advice & thank you for sharing your story and the tips. It has been extremely motivating & hopefully it will be a success for me. Good luck & thank you very much again!
  3. by   Katheemarie
    Congratulations! What a wonderful story and very helpful advice! I'm studying to take the test in June after many years out of nursing—I am so excited to find such help here at Allnurses.com and thank you very much!
  4. by   betsyvc
    Congratulations!!!! I wish you all the best! Thank you so much for sharing your story! It was a real inspiration for me and I really needed to read that. I've been trying to complete my prereq's so that I can apply for nursing school and I am having a hard time with A&P II. I was taking it in the fall semester and I had to withdraw from the class because my grades just were not high enough. I decided to take spring off and study on my own and try again fall 2011. Wish me luck! I'm going to need it!
  5. by   KLudRN
    Quote from JER07
    Your story has been very inspirational and touching. My story is similar. I graduated from nursing school Jan 2006 and unfortunately, did not pass the boards. I was on the Dean's list & a member of Phi Theta Kappa's honor society. The 1st time I got 77 ?s (not close) and 2nd time almost all the ?s & was on the borderline. I was devastated & became very depressed. I decided to take a break from the nursing field, as I worked in an OB/GYN office. I have been working as an accountant and am now in the process of again pursuing my lifelong dream of becoming an RN. The break turned out to be longer than I really wanted, and any advice would be great. I petitioned to repeat the 2 year nursing program & just found out I was accepted that will begin this fall. I'm not trying to take the easy way out, but don't want to have to repeat this all over (time, $$). I have a meeting w/ the nursing outreach coordinator in a couple weeks & am going to discuss if I could repeat the last year as a refresher. I don't need to repeat the basics, but mainly the pharmacology & some of the more critical information that may have been updated since I went to nursing school. I am also starting to think that I could refresh most of this on my own w/ review books (Saunders, NCLEX Cram, Kaplan) and attend the Kaplan review classes. Since those 5 years, I have matured & am regaining my confidence & am DETERMINED that I will pass it. I would really appreciate any advice & thank you for sharing your story and the tips. It has been extremely motivating & hopefully it will be a success for me. Good luck & thank you very much again!
    Thank you for your post. I am glad to hear that you are back on track. If you follow my study guide it should be very helpful to you. If you feel you need a good review, kaplan class is very good with a high pass rate. I agree with you that a review cours would be very helpful, and possibly a private tutor. Remember, don't give up! You passed nursing school you can get through the nclex. My study advice to you is just take every question one by one reading exactly what they ask for and do lots of questions. Don't worry, it will all come back to you, I got depressed and thought I could never do it but would pick up the pieces, reschedual my test and begin studying all over again in a different way, knowing this was what I was meant to do. Study from your analysis sheet, if you understand the content, know the basics of pharm and can critically think through the questions you will do fine. Let me know if you would like anymore advise, hope I helped
  6. by   KLudRN
    Quote from betsyvc
    Congratulations!!!! I wish you all the best! Thank you so much for sharing your story! It was a real inspiration for me and I really needed to read that. I've been trying to complete my prereq's so that I can apply for nursing school and I am having a hard time with A&P II. I was taking it in the fall semester and I had to withdraw from the class because my grades just were not high enough. I decided to take spring off and study on my own and try again fall 2011. Wish me luck! I'm going to need it!
    Good luck! My brother is taking a&p2 now and has applied for nursing awaiting reply. My mothers advise to me that I pass along is to study your butt off, read the textbook ( my teachers q's were all straight from the text) and after you take the tests you can forget that information and focus on the new info. Best of luck to you and your future!!!
  7. by   KLudRN
    Quote from Katheemarie
    Congratulations! What a wonderful story and very helpful advice! I'm studying to take the test in June after many years out of nursing—I am so excited to find such help here at Allnurses.com and thank you very much!
    Good luck with your test!
  8. by   JER07
    Thank you for your response & I really appreciate your help with this. I will keep you posted & let you know how it all goes!! Good luck to you too!!
  9. by   GigaRN1011
    Amazing you deserve every bit of it .....inspirational your giving me the moral to do better...its my take 2 for my Nclex failed the first 265 stopped got the results all near passing i keep on complaining why ....all but why....now i know its all in me...doing my studies today until May and do the exam again.....thanks for sharing your story and tips .....
  10. by   mayte
    congratulations!!!
  11. by   adra
    Congratulations and thank you for your advice ;-)
  12. by   soalimo
    Congrats!!!!! You are a practical demonstration of the fact that there is no impossibility for a heart that is determined and trust in God. I rejoice with you.


    SoalimO
  13. by   needluck
    CONGRATULATIONS Your hard work and efforts paid of...Good luck I am sure you will make a great nurse!!

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