NCLEX-RN - Don't Give Up! - page 4

by NewYorkNurse88

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I have decided to write a post about tips for the NCLEX through my experience. I took the NCLEX twice. The first time I failed with 263 questions, and the second time, I passed with 75 questions. The First Time I was... Read More


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    Quote from GiGi100
    This is what I know I'm going to need very soon! I finish my program in December and I am already studying some for the nclex. I am going to print this post and keep it in my purse. Very helpful and uplifting...
    Thank you so much for your comment Gigi100! I'm glad that you found my post helpful. I wanted to reach out to as many people as possible. It's important for people to know that it's possible to overcome difficult situations. And, it's okay if you have to fight harder than other people. Just don't give up. It feels so amazing that you found my post helpful and uplifting. Every time I read a comment, it's honestly like receiving a long-awaited Christmas present. It brings me so much joy. Good luck finishing your program, and know that you can do this! Good luck in your studies!
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    Congratulations! I'm going to take the test on my second try soon and hoping for it to be my last. By the way, great post!! Hope to read more in the future!!
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    Quote from purpleshades
    Congratulations! I'm going to take the test on my second try soon and hoping for it to be my last. By the way, great post!! Hope to read more in the future!!
    Thank you so much purpleshades! Right now, I'm in the process of applying to jobs. I'm sure my next post will be about that, lol. Just remember to relax when taking the NCLEX, and take your time with each question. If you aren't sure what the question is asking, write down cues. If that doesn't help, take a break. You won't even have to worry about running out of time. I took my time, and finished 75 questions in a little under two hours. I wish you all the best. Good luck, and happy clicking!
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    congratulations! this is truly awesome and beyond inspirational. i always thought preparing for the exam was all about studying and semi-sacrificing your personal life because of the bulk of everything that needed to be studied repetitively. partially this is true but after failing my first try last june, i realized there is so much more than what i have mentioned above. this journey has made me know myself deeper - my strengths and weaknesses. my patience and faith was severely tested and there moments when i almost lost it and was on the verge of giving up. but after hating and ranting in my head (or sometimes to my friends via instant messaging because they are all in the philippines), i pick myself up, and do a little personal pep talk and would eventually convince myself again that i'm almost there and giving up and quitting will never be an option because if others can do, why can't i? plus I AM ALMOST FREAKING THERE, right?!?!?!? anyway, enough rambling, thanks so much for people like you, RNswag. you guys may not know it but through this simple gestures, you are being a huge part of the support system that all of us test-takers need. more power to you and good luck on your career. by the way, i will be taking my second rn-nclex on 11-7-13, please pray for me guys. good luck to everyone also who are on the same boat as i am we got this and we can do this! have a great day everyone!!
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    Quote from RNSwag
    Thank you so much lvn2bsoon! And, good luck to you! Just take your time, and read each question carefully. You got this!
    Yes I did!! 112 questions today and good pop-up!!!
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    Quote from SE_BSN_RN
    Yes I did!! 112 questions today and good pop-up!!!
    Omgoodness! That's amazing news! I'm so incredibly happy for you, and early-congratulations! I think you should change your username to LVN2RN. Please keep us posted on your job search, and don't forget to enjoy yourself. You earned it!
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    Quote from suntan5163
    congratulations! this is truly awesome and beyond inspirational. i always thought preparing for the exam was all about studying and semi-sacrificing your personal life because of the bulk of everything that needed to be studied repetitively. partially this is true but after failing my first try last june, i realized there is so much more than what i have mentioned above. this journey has made me know myself deeper - my strengths and weaknesses. my patience and faith was severely tested and there moments when i almost lost it and was on the verge of giving up. but after hating and ranting in my head (or sometimes to my friends via instant messaging because they are all in the philippines), i pick myself up, and do a little personal pep talk and would eventually convince myself again that i'm almost there and giving up and quitting will never be an option because if others can do, why can't i? plus I AM ALMOST FREAKING THERE, right?!?!?!? anyway, enough rambling, thanks so much for people like you, RNswag. you guys may not know it but through this simple gestures, you are being a huge part of the support system that all of us test-takers need. more power to you and good luck on your career. by the way, i will be taking my second rn-nclex on 11-7-13, please pray for me guys. good luck to everyone also who are on the same boat as i am we got this and we can do this! have a great day everyone!!
    Suntan5163, thank you so much for your comment. It brings me great joy that you found my post inspirational! Nursing itself is difficult, and you end up sacrificing your personal life. In nursing school, I rarely saw my friends and family. A lot of people were upset at me, but I had to do what I had to do. I lost a few friends because they felt that I didn't value our friendships because I was unable to go out to dinners, birthday parties, etc. I missed engagements, weddings, and many social events. It wasn't easy, but in the end, I knew that if I missed a few days from studying for exams, writing papers, practicing clinical skills, it would put me in an even worse position. I wanted to be a RN more than anything, and I was willing to sacrifice now, for later. I do not regret my decision. I noticed that the only people that understood the intense workload of being a nursing student were other nursing students, nurses, professors, and those who watched you study, and struggle (for me, my father). Sometimes you just need to vent to people who understand your position. I get that.

    We sacrifice time with our loved ones, studying, working, and doing the best we can to promise and deliver safe patient care. As Insanity fitness professional, Shaun T. says, you have to dig deeper. Digging deep requires you to seek out your motivation, because sometimes, it's the only thing that will keep you going when you think you are ready to call it quits.

    Your exam date will come sooner than expected! Remember to study rationales, build your confidence, and know that you got this. Good luck, and please keep us posted!
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    Quote from RNSwag
    Omgoodness! That's amazing news! I'm so incredibly happy for you, and early-congratulations! I think you should change your username to LVN2RN. Please keep us posted on your job search, and don't forget to enjoy yourself. You earned it!
    I've started my job search months ago, LOL. I really, really want to do L&D but my local hospitals don't hire new grads to L&D. I did my L&D and leadership rotation at the hospital where my class instructor is the CNS for the women, infant's and children's department, so I hoping for me she will make an exception. I already have my NRP, and I am taking a 24 contact hour class on mother/newborn this week. So....I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    Thanks so much!
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    Quote from SE_BSN_RN
    I've started my job search months ago, LOL. I really, really want to do L&D but my local hospitals don't hire new grads to L&D. I did my L&D and leadership rotation at the hospital where my class instructor is the CNS for the women, infant's and children's department, so I hoping for me she will make an exception. I already have my NRP, and I am taking a 24 contact hour class on mother/newborn this week. So....I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    Thanks so much!
    That's so awesome! You gave yourself a head start! L&D is very exciting, I could see why you would want a job there. Hmm, the 24-contact hr. class is a great idea. It will do wonders on your resume. Networking, even if it's with clinical instructors, is awesome. Even if you can't find a job with him/her, then at least you have an academic reference. I've been told by many hired nurses, and HR employees, that references, both professional and academic, are deciding factors in the hiring process. I'm praying that we both find jobs soon. It's been less than one week since I've applied, but hopefully I hear something this week. Good luck!
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    Congrats on passing your NCLEX! This is my first semester in my nursing program, and the NCLEX is already very daunting. It is a great help to hear tips and techniques for passing from someone that has gone through the process recently. Our school provides us with an NCLEX review program that I use weekly, but it is great to hear about other sources that are available!


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