The result: failed again, for the fourth time - page 2

I just got the results. I failed NCLEX-RN...again, for the fourth time. I have spent so much money in flights to those countries that have the NCLEX-RN (US$5000)...not to mention the NCLEX-RN... Read More

  1. by   jessi.rn
    dont give up, get a good book and restart your learning as other people have said you may be getting everything mixed up and confusion. do not rush and go through each and every topic to build up your knowledge then start practising questions....dont give up stay positive u will do it.xx
  2. by   snoopyleader
    How do I enhance my ability to deeply understand the question-answering process? I have memorized a lot of nursing content but I can't seem to see the logical leap from that to applying this knowledge to answering questions.

    What's the trick?
  3. by   Leilah75_RN
    practice questions and review rationales....no one knows what will be the topic or coverage of one's exam...a human mind cannot remember everything that is written on all the books the he/she reads... critical thinking and judgement is vital. knowing what to do that will not harm the client is one step to pass nclex. hope i will be lucky to know what to do when my test comes...best of luck to all of us...
  4. by   MrsWampthang
    Quote from Snoopynurse
    What is the American Way of Nursing? Does this mean critical thinking & logic skills? How can I learn or enhance these?
    Yes, it does, but it's not just the "American way of nursing", it's the "way" of nursing period. And I agree with canoehead, please stop, take a look at what you're lacking to pass the NCLEX, then try something else for awhile. I would suggest you work as a CNA somewhere to get a feel for what nurses do. The NCLEX is a lot of common nursing sense questions, and to memorize how to answer those questions isn't going to help you if you happen to squeak by and pass the NCLEX. I would also suggest that you do some job shadowing to see what nurses do and how they use logic skills, and critical thinking everyday in the course of their nursing practice. Then I think you should go back through the nursing course and try again, but don't just keep trying to figure out how to pass the NCLEX, there's more to nursing that passing a test. I concerns me that you openly admit that you don't have critical thinking and logic skills. So again, please do yourself and any future patients you might have a favor, and get some hands on practice as a CNA or nurses assistant before you try and take on the responsibility of nursing care. I'm sorry if this sounds harsh, but I just don't get the feeling that you are focusing on anything more that simply passing the test.

    Disclaimer: I know some people have a hard time taking tests, and I know the NCLEX is a hard test, so please don't think I am saying that this post applies to everyone who has ever failed the NCLEX and had to retake it.

    Pam
  5. by   suzanne4
    And I am starting to sound like a broken record here:

    Worst possible thing that you can do is memorize. It may have worked in nursing school, but it does not work for the NCLEX exam.

    You had tools in front of you to help you pass, but you did not use them.
    Not sure what else that you want us to to do for you.

    Right now, you need to take some time off, and let your brain rest and get away from what you have been doing in the past. After four tries, it showed you that your way of doing things does not work.
  6. by   Snoopynurse
    I appreciate Pam and Suzanne for my situation. I'm going to consider working for awhile here where I'm living (in the Middle East) and perhaps take the NCLEX-RN later on. If I ever want to work in the US, I'll need to pass it.

    Are NCLEX-RN test questions written for people who have worked for a little while in a nursing job (hence, the questions test the logic and common sense of nurses) or are they written for people fresh out of nursing college who want to start work?
  7. by   Snoopynurse
    I am both snoopyleader and snoopynurse. I don't know how that happens. I log-in automatically so I don't know who I'm logging in as. SOmetimes when I leave messages, the author is "snoopyleader" or sometimes "snoopynurse". Sorry for any confusion. I prefer snoopynurse!
  8. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from Snoopynurse
    I appreciate Pam and Suzanne for my situation. I'm going to consider working for awhile here where I'm living (in the Middle East) and perhaps take the NCLEX-RN later on. If I ever want to work in the US, I'll need to pass it.

    Are NCLEX-RN test questions written for people who have worked for a little while in a nursing job (hence, the questions test the logic and common sense of nurses) or are they written for people fresh out of nursing college who want to start work?
    In the U.S., the majority of new graduates take the NCLEX right after graduating from nursing school. The test is written in a way where new grads should be able to pass it (given that they did their best in nursing school, and studied for the NCLEX).

    Some hospitals will allow nurses to work as "graduate nurses" without their licensing; however, the hospitals expect the students to get pass the NCLEX within a short time-span after graduating nursing school. Furthermore, graduate nurses want to obtain their RN license as quick as possible because that is when they start making the $$.
  9. by   sophie-leigh
    Does anyone know the phone number or email address of Dr Buszta of Broadview Heights as i need to prepare for the NCLEX and would like to try and get a hold of her.
    Thank you.
  10. by   lynrnsomeday
    Quote from leilah75
    practice questions and review rationales....no one knows what will be the topic or coverage of one's exam...a human mind cannot remember everything that is written on all the books the he/she reads... critical thinking and judgement is vital. knowing what to do that will not harm the client is one step to pass nclex. hope i will be lucky to know what to do when my test comes...best of luck to all of us...
    hi did u pass ur nclex-rn board yet/./? just wondering im kinda see myself in ur situation...,... i did not pass nclex-rn for the first time..i took the exam again 2 weeks ago in cali and i think i fail again...i dont know what to do,how to move on ..im also from the philippines by the way im new this site...GOD BLESS

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