Are there any other LPNs that failed the RN broads

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    I've been a LPN for 2 and a half years, I completed a LPN to RN program that I really didn't care for,graduated in December 2012, and took the RN boards in January and failed, it was okay because I really didn't study how I was supposed too... But now I feel some what ready, I'm 2 weeks away from the 2 exam and I've been doing great with my scores... Please are there any other LPNs that failed there RN exam....

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    Most of the LPNs from my school failed because they brought "real world" nursing with them. Meaning they brought what they leared on the floor rather than what they're supposed to learn from the textbook. the NLCEX is "textbook nursing." brush up on priority, delegation, and assignment questions. since you're an LPN you might already be familiar with meds, but it doesn't hurt to add more knowledge. it shouldn't be too hard to build your RN critical thinking skills since you've already had experience. good luck!
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    That's where I seriously went wrong!!! I got the PDA, and I'm understanding how to answer those questions... Thanks you
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    Quote from Nurse Neddie
    That's where I seriously went wrong!!! I got the PDA, and I'm understanding how to answer those questions... Thanks you
    i have the book too. the questions are pretty tough but i think trying to understand the critical thinking behind choosing the answers should be enough. happy studying!
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    Quote from itsdebraanne
    Most of the LPNs from my school failed because they brought "real world" nursing with them. Meaning they brought what they leared on the floor rather than what they're supposed to learn from the textbook. the NLCEX is "textbook nursing." brush up on priority, delegation, and assignment questions. since you're an LPN you might already be familiar with meds, but it doesn't hurt to add more knowledge. it shouldn't be too hard to build your RN critical thinking skills since you've already had experience. good luck!
    I totally agree! I think that was one of the reason why i failed on my first nclex. Been practicing as an RN back home and in other country but failed nclex here. That's why now am giving more time in studying so i will be fully prepared for the 2nd/last nclex few months from now.
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    Gosh will be fine, its just a matter of knowing how to answer those darn questions
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    I have not personally known any LPNs that did not pass. However, in my LPN-RN mobility program our instructions really made it clear for us to be successful on NCLEX-RN we absolutely can not think of our working knowledge and experience when answering NCLEX questions or we will surely fail! So when you are studying and taking the NCLEX throw your working knowledge out the window and think on in terms of NCLEX's perfect book world. And never ask yourself "what if" because that almost got me in my LPN program. I would read too much into the questions. Remember in NLCEX world you have all the time in the world, all the orders are there, all the supplies are there. And you even have time to sit with your one patient all day if that is an answer choice. Good luck, you can do it. You did it once (NCLEX-PN) you can do it again!
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    Quote from Ella26
    I have not personally known any LPNs that did not pass. However, in my LPN-RN mobility program our instructions really made it clear for us to be successful on NCLEX-RN we absolutely can not think of our working knowledge and experience when answering NCLEX questions or we will surely fail! So when you are studying and taking the NCLEX throw your working knowledge out the window and think on in terms of NCLEX's perfect book world. And never ask yourself "what if" because that almost got me in my LPN program. I would read too much into the questions. Remember in NLCEX world you have all the time in the world, all the orders are there, all the supplies are there. And you even have time to sit with your one patient all day if that is an answer choice. Good luck, you can do it. You did it once (NCLEX-PN) you can do it again!
    ^This!!!

    As a former LPN as well, I used the PDA to transition from the role of LPN to RN. Delegating wasn't my issue, it was the advanced prioritization that we do in the RN role, especially in acute care. I put my working knowledge aside and think thoroughly about my choices based on the situation.
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    I failed, have continued to work as an LPN for the last 16 years am taking boards the end of the month, DO NOT WAIT 16 YEARS TO PASS THE TEST!!! Prioritization and Delegation is a must because as LPNs we often are assigned things RNs are supposed to do. In VA hanging blood is almost the only thing as LPNs we can't do. Keep up the practicing and best of luck to you!

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