I have been pretty active on this site since I failed my first attemp at the NCLEX-RN about two weeks ago. Mostly because I was so embarassed, and did not know where to turn where I could relate to other people. Briefly, I graduated in May, cum-laude, from a very good nursing school. After graduation, I went on vaca for two weeks and then studied for four weeks for the NCLEX-RN. I had done some ATI questions during the last semester, and decided to not use virtual ATI because it seemed tedious. Instead, I used mostly the saunders book, and the PDA book to study. Like many of you that have failed, I was shocked, crushed, angry, devastated etc when I did the PVT trick and got the dreaded CC page. Two days later, the quick results confirmed I had failed. It took me a few days to recover, but thanks to the encouraging words from family, friends, co-workers and members on this site I realized life is not over, and I WILL PASS the NCLEX-RN on the second try, which is scheduled for early Sept. Praying and coming closer to GOD has helped me see this as only a hurdle on my journey to success. I am using virtual ATI, kaplan strategies book, mosby's pharm notecards, and pda, study-guide on this site to study for my second attempt.
I remember how hopeless I felt when I found out I failed, so I thought it would be helpful to have a place where people who did not pass the first time could share new study habits, methods, ways they are coping, prayers. Anybody who failed and then passed on their second, third etc try please help us stay motivated too!
Best of Luck to all! WE CAN DO THIS!