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Hello Everyone How are you. I need some help here. Actually I don't know what to do with myself. I have Failed my nursing boards 3times. I want to give the exam 4th time but i dont know what to study... Read More

  1. by   Teacher2bCRNA
    keep trying...

    try using different study devices
    1) flash card for the vocabulary
    2) make you own version of the test and take it many times
    3) make a recording of information and play it while you are sleeping or driving
    4) reread daily
    5) write different scnerios as essays
  2. by   exitthedragon
    Some very skilled nurses had to take the test a few times .Do not give up.
  3. by   TheCommuter
    You worked very hard to get through school, so don't give up on your goals so easily. If you want to pass this exam badly enough, you will find the inner strength and discipline to accomplish the feat. Good luck to you, and perhaps the fourth time will be the charm.
  4. by   casurfer
    Don't give up even though you feel like it. You came to far to give up. If you passed all of your prereq. for nursing school, then you can pass this test.I took all of the prereq. too and they are alot challenging than nursing exams BUT the only difference is critical thinking skills, which can be hard for some people to grasp.When I entered into the RN program, I was totally stunned.I got all A's in science prereq. but I failed most of my nursing tests. Why?Critical thinking.Just relax and don't think too hard about the questions.It will come to you.If it was meant to be then you will pass.Maybe a "higher power" wants you to be something else or is leading you to a different path for some reason.I am a lot older and realize that something always happens for a reason, believe me.
  5. by   Soup Turtle
    Quote from Life is in Mess
    Hello Everyone How are you. I need some help here. Actually I don't know what to do with myself. I have Failed my nursing boards 3times. I want to give the exam 4th time but i dont know what to study this time seems like i have studied all the material i have sauder's, lippincot and kaplan reveiw, but there is still a problem i am unable to pass my board sometimes i feel like quitting them i think nursing is not my thing after putting so many year in it i feel i like i waste them. I feel like my life is in hell. sometimes feel like i dont have no right to live i cannot pass a LVN boards. I took all my prerequieste for my R.N someone plz suggest me something what should i do. Thanks
    Could language be a problem? It sounds as if English may be a second language for you. Would it be possible to study with someone? It may be that you know the information but are misinterpreting the questions and/or answers. Maybe working with someone could help narrow down the problem. It would help the study partner, too. Don't give up just yet if this is what you really want to do. :kiss
  6. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from Life is in Mess
    Hello Everyone How are you. I need some help here. Actually I don't know what to do with myself. I have Failed my nursing boards 3times. I want to give the exam 4th time but i dont know what to study this time seems like i have studied all the material i have sauder's, lippincot and kaplan reveiw, but there is still a problem i am unable to pass my board sometimes i feel like quitting them i think nursing is not my thing after putting so many year in it i feel i like i waste them. I feel like my life is in hell. sometimes feel like i dont have no right to live i cannot pass a LVN boards. I took all my prerequieste for my R.N someone plz suggest me something what should i do. Thanks
    What concerns me is your statement that you feel you may not have a right to live...YES YOU DO!! There are many nurses (good ones) that have had to take the exam more than once. There are some horrible ones that passed the first time.

    It is an individual decision between you and your Creator if nursing is not your thing, so to speak; prayer and meditation for guidance and signs may have to suffice in order for you to discover that. I, personally don't thing it means that nursing is not your path. Sometimes, we work harder when we get what we want because we went though so much hell to achieve the goal.

    As others have suggested, consider an actual review course or tutoring and addressing test anxiety because if you didn't have anxiety before, I am sure it has come, now. If there is a language barrier, ask the school you attended if they offer support in such things. I know that my school asked us to contact them if anyone failed for assistance. Maybe yours may have a similar service.
  7. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from teacher2crna
    keep trying...

    try using different study devices
    1) flash card for the vocabulary
    2) make you own version of the test and take it many times
    3) make a recording of information and play it while you are sleeping or driving
    4) reread daily
    5) write different scnerios as essays
    great suggestions!! i find myself doing some of this even while i am in practice!
  8. by   ngingi
    Quote from hlfpnt
    See the "sticky" thread for Suzanne's study plan...it's located at the top of this forum.
    Could someone explain to me how do i complete study plan by suzanne first tip. I have the book so i know i am suppose to review when i pm her she is saying i should complete first tip not sure what it means anyone out there to help cause i am getting frustrated and starting to think i am wasting my time asking her for help.
  9. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from ngingi
    could someone explain to me how do i complete study plan by suzanne first tip. i have the book so i know i am suppose to review when i pm her she is saying i should complete first tip not sure what it means anyone out there to help cause i am getting frustrated and starting to think i am wasting my time asking her for help.
    suzanne's tip #1 says (quoting from what she posted in her sticky):

    1. you are to complete the quiz at the end of each and every chapter.
    2. do not read the chapter first.
    3. if you get 75% or more on the quiz, then go onto the next chapter, if you get less, then read the chapter and your score should now be over 90%.

    she is stating to begin reading and answering the questions in each chapter before reading the actual chapter. then, check the answers (honestly). if you have less than 75% correct, then this is stating that you don't have full comprehension of that subject and need to read the entire chapter for clarity. if you then answer the quiz questions at the end of the chapter after reading, you should have over 90%. this way, you are testing your current knowledge first, and then, are re-reading again, and hopefully, you may begin to see more than you did the previous time. make sure that you read the rationales of the answers, even if you get them correct!! make sure that you understand why you are even correct rather than luckily guessing. in other words, don't move on until you understand the previous subject. i wish you the very best of luck!:spin:
  10. by   Life is in Mess
    Hi, Anyone have any idea about this website www.learningext.com from NCSBN Learnig Extenison. I heard they give NCLEX- PN and RN review. I am looking for something some kind of online review for L.V.N boards and I am want to Pass this darn test tried of faliing Please help me. Look forward for advice. Thank You
  11. by   Life is in Mess
    Has anyone had a experience from Dr. Fryers Nclex-PN review it is for $295. Does it realy help. Or is it waste of money
  12. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from life is in mess
    has anyone had a experience from dr. fryers nclex-pn review it is for $295. does it realy help. or is it waste of money

    i have not heard of this review program, so, i can't offer any opinions. but, i would suggest that you sit with a tutor, if at all possible. preferably one that can assess your weaknesses and build on them. it may be test taking anxiety (especially at this point, if you have three exams behind you...the confidence has shut down considerably), reading too much into questions, or maybe the subject matter that you happened to be questioned about. what amazes me is that it is entirely possible that a person may have what it takes to be a nurse, but the pool of questions that is thrown at the person are subects that one is not familiar with, a person can possibly fail.

    what nclex seems to require is test taking skills moreso than knowledge. i used kaplan's test taking stragedies for nclex-pn (they have one for rns as well). they showed me ways to answer the questions even if i had no clue of what was actually going on. i had to use that several times when taking nclex because i had some questions that were simply wild. there were at least 3 or 4 questions that i actually resorted to saying "this crazy choice must be what they want to hear because it is too stupid for real life to even consider". then there were others where i used their stragedy to rule out answers. i guess i had it together because i had passed with 85 questions...but, i'll never know for sure. i know how you feel, i would be devastated as well...but try to see if there are any tutors that you can visit, if possible. maybe one on one assistance can help build your test taking skills and your confidence. keep us posted, and the best of luck to you!
  13. by   Life is in Mess
    Thank you Pagandeva I will look around if i can find a tutor. And may be buy kaplan online review I hope that can help me too. Thanks a lot

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