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PASSED NCLEX on 3rd attempt!!

  1. 0 I have to admit that at one point I thought I might as well look into another career because I felt so dumb and always unprepared but things turned around for me. I graduated in May 2011 and tested the following August, 265 ?'s and 5 1/2 hours later I failed it and was devastated. That Sept. I signed up for Kaplan after a friend had passed with Kaplan and I was so excited to see my readiness test score of 72 because I knew that anything over 60 was good. I tested in January 2012 again (on my birthday of all days) and I felt so confident, I sat down with a huge smile on my face that quickly faded after the first 5 questions and again 265 ?'s and 6 hours later I failed again. This time I was heart broekn, I went in so confident and prepared and I knew I could finally pass but I let my emotions get the best of me and flat out started to cry during the test...it was pathetic really, but I knew what the outcome would be.

    After taking 6 months off and not doing any studying I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. A friend of mine told me about Hurst and how it helped her so I told myself one more time, I will give it my best effort and try it one more time. I signed up for Hurst and scheduled my test to give myself a deadline. When it got close I started to panic again, I went in completely nervous and had no idea what to expect. I was shocked when I was getting questions that seemed too easy to be NCLEX worthy but as they started to get harder I knew that I was doing something right. I got 17 SATA and once the test kept going after 75 ?'s I immediately flashed back to that feeling of dreading the full 265 ? test I took some deep breathes told myself to get comfy and after wasting 2 hours on the first 75?'s I felt rushed and stupid for taking my time to try and get more right.

    Then right after a mini break down I hit next after question 81 and it went blue...I was stunned and then remembered that we get the option to take a break after 2 hours and I knew I was right at the 2 hour mark but then the exit survey came up and I was SHOCKED!!! You couldn't wipe the smile off my face, I threw my hand in the air and flipped off the computer in a "I screwed you over this time" celebratory moment and walked out feeling good. My whole point is after all the stress and struggle if you can find what works for you, anyone can pass NCLEX!! DON'T GIVE UP, don't feel like you are not worth it, and believe in yourself
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  3. Visit  roseonye profile page
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    congrats dear. i am very happy for.
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  4. Visit  sister7755 profile page
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    I have to admit that at one point I thought I might as well look into another career because I felt so dumb and always unprepared but things turned around for me. I graduated in May 2011 and tested the following August, 265 ?'s and 5 1/2 hours later I failed it and was devastated. That Sept. I signed up for Kaplan after a friend had passed with Kaplan and I was so excited to see my readiness test score of 72 because I knew that anything over 60 was good. I tested in January 2012 again (on my birthday of all days) and I felt so confident, I sat down with a huge smile on my face that quickly faded after the first 5 questions and again 265 ?'s and 6 hours later I failed again. This time I was heart broekn, I went in so confident and prepared and I knew I could finally pass but I let my emotions get the best of me and flat out started to cry during the test...it was pathetic really, but I knew what the outcome would be.

    After taking 6 months off and not doing any studying I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. A friend of mine told me about Hurst and how it helped her so I told myself one more time, I will give it my best effort and try it one more time. I signed up for Hurst and scheduled my test to give myself a deadline. When it got close I started to panic again, I went in completely nervous and had no idea what to expect. I was shocked when I was getting questions that seemed too easy to be NCLEX worthy but as they started to get harder I knew that I was doing something right. I got 17 SATA and once the test kept going after 75 ?'s I immediately flashed back to that feeling of dreading the full 265 ? test I took some deep breathes told myself to get comfy and after wasting 2 hours on the first 75?'s I felt rushed and stupid for taking my time to try and get more right.

    Then right after a mini break down I hit next after question 81 and it went blue...I was stunned and then remembered that we get the option to take a break after 2 hours and I knew I was right at the 2 hour mark but then the exit survey came up and I was SHOCKED!!! You couldn't wipe the smile off my face, I threw my hand in the air and flipped off the computer in a "I screwed you over this time" celebratory moment and walked out feeling good. My whole point is after all the stress and struggle if you can find what works for you, anyone can pass NCLEX!! DON'T GIVE UP, don't feel like you are not worth it, and believe in yourself
    Congratulation.......well done !!!!!
    Plz can you say how should I practice more SATA or which book has more to Practice .... I feel it very hard ...give me suggestion , thank you
  5. Visit  nanajin profile page
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    Congratulations! i am so Happy for you. I recently took the NCLEX for the 2nd time around and failed @ 265 questions. I don't know where to start right now. I hope i can make it on my 3rd try =)
  6. Visit  vnickor profile page
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    HI there, i recently took the test too and waiting for my results... I lost count to how many alternate items I got. I know for sure I got quite a few satas, few of drag and drops, couple of exhibits, and NO math. I thought that freaked me out.

    I don't know what I feel right now. I stopped at 75, I left the test center happy and confident, but now I am doubting myself...
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    HI there, i recently took the test too and waiting for my results... I lost count to how many alternate items I got. I know for sure I got quite a few satas, few of drag and drops, couple of exhibits, and NO math. I thought that freaked me out.

    I don't know what I feel right now. I stopped at 75, I left the test center happy and confident, but now I am doubting myself...
    Did you try the Pearson Vue trick to see if you passed?
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    Did you try the Pearson Vue trick to see if you passed?

    No actually I didn't. I'm going to find out today.
  9. Visit  jacksonsdad profile page
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    Good encouragement!!
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  10. Visit  carvit3308 profile page
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    i just wanted to say thank you...I graduated in May 2011 too and I will be taking the NCLEX for the third time soon and i, just like you, felt discouraged and wanted to quit after the second time. I too considered another career choice but at 24 and being a wife and a mom starting over is not an option. Your story has really encouraged me to keep trying. In school i wasnt the best student but i did manage to get my associates in 15 months in a very rigorous program so that has to count for something. Anyhow thanks again and congratulations on passing!
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    @sister7755
    To be honest I never found a way to study SATA, I just tried to learn as much content as I could so that when I got SATA I hoped that it was something I was familiar with. Sometimes they seemed pretty easy but I did get a few that I had absolutely no idea. Sorry I can't be more helpful
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    @nanajin
    Just don't give up!! I don't know what you are using for study materials but I used Hurst, Exam Cram, lacharity, Mosby's flash cards, and NCLEX 4000. I would do one subject at a time. Hurst broke it down into sections and I would watch their video, read the packet that I filled out along with the video, read their book then I went to my other study materials and focused only on that subject and when I was done I used NCLEX 4000 and Saunders CD and tested myself on just the one subject. When I felt good with it I moved on. You can do this, you graduated nursing school for a reason!
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    Quote from vnickor
    HI there, i recently took the test too and waiting for my results... I lost count to how many alternate items I got. I know for sure I got quite a few satas, few of drag and drops, couple of exhibits, and NO math. I thought that freaked me out.

    I don't know what I feel right now. I stopped at 75, I left the test center happy and confident, but now I am doubting myself...
    I doubted myself too, even after I got home and did PVT and got the good pop up. After two times of failing I wasn't sure what confident felt like. I got my quick results and was so relieved to see PASS that I still didn't believe it, I think it will set in once I get my license GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE YOU PASSED!
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    Quote from carvit3308
    i just wanted to say thank you...I graduated in May 2011 too and I will be taking the NCLEX for the third time soon and i, just like you, felt discouraged and wanted to quit after the second time. I too considered another career choice but at 24 and being a wife and a mom starting over is not an option. Your story has really encouraged me to keep trying. In school i wasnt the best student but i did manage to get my associates in 15 months in a very rigorous program so that has to count for something. Anyhow thanks again and congratulations on passing!
    JUST DON'T GIVE UP!!!!! You can do this I wanted to give up so badly and just forget that I ever tried, but as I was thinking of what other career options might interest me I felt that nothing came close to how I felt when I was in the hospital taking care of people. This is what I want to do, this is what I love to do and I eventually told myself that I will take the test as many times as I have to, and I will hand over the money for the review materials and courses (even though it hurt and cut deep into my pockets!) because I would rather pay off my debt slowly over my lifespan while doing something that I truly love! Stay positive and I will be praying for you!! I as well was not a very good student, I often felt like I was stupid for not knowing the answer to a question in class or in clinicals but It just takes some people a little longer to get there. I actually failed out of my first med/surge class in my PN year and struggled through my RN year. I thought I was a gonner when I got a pthetic 50% on my respiratory test at the end of my RN year but managed to pull it up to a low B and graduate. We graduated so we can do this
    Last edit by Lucy12784 on Oct 8, '12
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