Please I need HELPPPP! I failed NCLEX-RN five times. - page 3

Is there anyone here can help me? I need suggestions, strategies, or whatever to pass the nuclex- RN exam! I have taken it for five times and I still did not pass. I don't know what to do anymore and... Read More

  1. by   angel15
    Quote from Tacomaboy3
    I think you misunderstood my post. I never mocked you. Five failed NCLEX attempts simply surprised me, although I suppose I didn't need to say that. Sorry.

    And about the "don't rely on God to help you pass the NCLEX" thing, I only meant that it's up to you and only you to pass this exam. God isn't taking the test for you. That's all I meant.

    If I were a jerk, I would have said perhaps God made you fail five times because it's not in his/her plan for you to be a nurse...

    I already offered a few suggestions that I think may help. Good luck passing your next attempt. I mean it.
    Apology Accepted. Thanks for the suggestions.
    Last edit by angel15 on Sep 15
  2. by   Glycerine82
    Sounds like you are way overthinking it and running out of time. You know the answer or you do not. Read the question, choose the answer you are most confident about and forget it.

    If you sit there long enough, you will second guess yourself, and so on.

    SATA's are just True/False.....if you rephrase the question as True/False and would choose true, select that answer and move on to the next one, repeat.

    So if the question was worded "The following are risk factors for DVT, SATA" and the options were Smoking, Drinking, Pregnancy, etc. you would re-prase each answer as "True or false, smoking is a risk factor for DVT" Indeed smoking is a risk factor for DVT, so that one would be in there.

    Aside from that, the rest of it is really just critical thinking and choosing the answer that makes the most sense to you. Make peace with the fact that you will NOT be certain of the answer the vast majority of the time, you just have to trust yourself when you eliminate other answers.

    For example, I had a couple questions that I absolutely did NOT know the answer, but I absolutely knew that two of the choices were wrong because I knew their meanings and they didn't apply, so that took me to a 50/50 shot right away.

    Some people will say if you have to take the test this many times you should give up but I have a feeling you are over thinking this and that you are letting your anxiety get the best of you.

    Don't overthink it, you made it through nursing school, you can make it through this.
  3. by   NurseJonesLPN
    Get the Saunders Rn comprehensive review read that top to bottom and do all the questions and also get Regina remar quick facts book that helped me a lot and I took nclex 4 times so don't be discouraged!
  4. by   Lvalen
    Hello, I would like to help. Email me ratm0714@yahoo.com
  5. by   Extra Pickles
    Quote from angel15
    Thank you for your kind words. I want to pass this year because they are going to change the nclex format next time. At the end of my nclex exam last August 30, I have taken the testing test. They are trying the new format. I will try your suggestions to study less than 6 hours a day.
    What do you by "they are going to change the NCLEX format next time"? And "I have taken the testing test"---what?

    You might want to take a look at this site: NCLEX & Other Exams | NCSBN . The test is as it has always been and will continue to be, as long as the CAT system is used, and there is no plan to change that.

    You asked for help and here's my suggestion. Either take a US-based refresher course or consider a US NCLEX tutor. Your school, your education did not prepare you well enough to pass this exam or you would have passed it, at this point you need to do something DIFFERENTLY from the last five fails if you hope to pass it next time. Faith in the Almighty is a wonderful thing but I know what that other person was saying about that not really being relevant when it comes to studying for this exam. Not passing doesn't mean you haven't prayed hard enough, what if it's His will that you NOT become a nurse? Are you prepared to accept that? If not, and you aren't going to say "It's His will that I fail" then it's up to YOU to PASS. You can go with thinking that if God wants you to be a nurse He will let you pass but then you also have to go with if God doesn't want you to be a nurse He will continue to let you fail.

    If I were you I'd find someone who has success in teaching people who have had multiple NCLEX failures how to pass. I'd go back to school. I'd enroll in review courses, live, and work with a tutor. I'd ask my college to help find me someone to work with, and go from there. That's what I'd do. Good luck.
  6. by   antelal
    angel15;
    Since you focused your past study aides on taking practice exams, I would not spend more time on that method. It is expensive (but so is paying for the exams) so maybe invest in more content knowledge based study aides. I liked Hurst for simple and entertaining content. I did the online self paced method and took lots of notes to help retain the information. I also did Kaplan. You can still renew your subscription to UWorld and also RN Mastery and take questions when your hand hurts from taking so many notes. I don't know your education background? Did your BSN classmates all pass the NCLEX?, if not, you may need to hit your nursing books and read more on content. I was one of few of my graduating class that did not pass the first time, so my issue was more trying to put too much knowledge into each question. I did not do practice questions and only studied content before the first time. You sound the opposite, that you studied only practice but not enough content knowledge base aides.
  7. by   MegzMSUD-RN
    Like you I also struggled to pass the NCLEX-RN. I also just took the NCLEX-RN in August 2017 for the 4th time and passed. What I did to finally pass the NCLEX was do the NCSBN learning extension. I actually studied the content in each of the 9 categories and actually wrote down each category and the potential content that would apply. It was amazing that I didn't realize that it tells you what content would fall under each category. That helped me out a lot. I also attended a free webinar presented by Nurse Chioma on how she passed the NCLEX in 30 days. At the end she gives you information on how to take an assessment test and she will analyze the results and tell you what your weaknesses are. Very helpful. Her site is choosingnursing.net. The major thing that Nurse Chioma told me was to know the pathophysiology of the diseases. I found a really great website that helped me with that content. That website is as follows registednursern.com. Good Luck with your studying and I hope to see that you are a nurse.
  8. by   jax777
    Hi, Angel! After failing the NCLEX 3 times in 2016, my wife (who graduated from nursing college and got her Philippines RN license in 2008) finally passed on September 16, 2017 after finishing the full 265 questions in a Makati, Manila test center. All the popular NCLEX textbooks and online websites (Kaplin, Uworld) did not help my wife to adequately prepare for NCLEX; what helped her succeed was 25 days of review in a classroom with teaching staff, 8 hours a day (as well as a lot of prayers to God from her family).

    I also think leaving the U.S. and studying in the Philippines, while visiting her mother, helped my wife stay focused for the NCLEX. The Rachel Allen course is what she took. If you take it in the U.S. it's around $3000., but in Manila only $600. Of course you still have to pay $1000. for round trip airfare, but you are still saving a little. Good luck, God bless you, and message me when you pass! Here is the Rachel Allen website:

    www rachellallen com

    RACHELL ALLEN: NCLEX, UK-CBT, IELTS, HAAD, PROMETRIC, DHA Review Courses - HOME
    Last edit by jax777 on Sep 18
  9. by   erum.shariff
    hi so i m planning to work on nclex for next month need advise i ma repeat test take need a practical advose to prepare and attempt for nclex in a month's time ,
    no too much money going through a lot of financial crisis.
    any help would be appreciated.
    erum.shariff@gmail.com
  10. by   Tayloouu7
    Try using nclex review cards from Saunders. I just took my PN nclex yesterday ( hoping I passed������������) But my older sister passed her RN the second time using these cards and swore by these review cards!!! So I used hers to study from for my PN and that dreadful "good pop" came up so I'm hopeful! I waited 6 months since school ended to take my test ( had some hiccups) but Barnes and noble has them for maybe 40 bucks? Some of the questions I studied were actually on my test. They have rationales on the back for each question. If I got a question wrong While studying I would write the information down so I knew it. And reviewed all of that two days before ( and maybe a little the morning before������������*♀️) Good luck

    https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/saund...k_clickid=3x77
    Last edit by Tayloouu7 on Sep 20 : Reason: link
  11. by   Boston RN
    I agree 100% with the poster who said "you are probably over-thinking!" You must be feeling very discouraged, but you will get there. Here is some advice.....

    1) purchase Kaplan's online RN Qbank (not the prep, just the QBank), It used to be for 3 months
    2) run through some practice questions for an hour every day
    3) pick a day to take the exam (Saturday is ideal) and choose the earliest appointment
    4) do not study the night before the exam - AT ALL
    5) while taking the exam --- choose the simplest answers
    6) when answering unknown med questions ---- choose the answer that is COMPLETELY different from the rest (even if the answer sounds silly)
    7) don't change your answers (unless you, absolutely 100%, find the correct answer in another question). If not, always go with your instinctive answer

    Best of Luck!!
  12. by   Vaish
    Quote from Boston RN
    I agree 100% with the poster who said "you are probably over-thinking!" You must be feeling very discouraged, but you will get there. Here is some advice.....



    1) purchase Kaplan's online RN Qbank (not the prep, just the QBank), It used to be for 3 months
    2) run through some practice questions for an hour every day
    3) pick a day to take the exam (Saturday is ideal) and choose the earliest appointment
    4) do not study the night before the exam - AT ALL
    5) while taking the exam --- choose the simplest answers
    6) when answering unknown med questions ---- choose the answer that is COMPLETELY different from the rest (even if the answer sounds silly)
    7) don't change your answers (unless you, absolutely 100%, find the correct answer in another question). If not, always go with your instinctive answer

    Best of Luck!!
    Hi

    Kaplan nclex Q bank . How important it is ? I purchase it and did the questions . Questions similar to nclex ?
  13. by   Msrnth
    Do not listen to anyone that judges you for how many times you take it!! Everything happens for a reason. You will pass just keep trying even if its 20 times. You did not GRADUATE NURSING SCHOOL BECAUSE YOU DID NOT KNOW YOUR INFORMATION. This exam is crap. Money making system. Best of luck to you xoxo

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