TO ALL RNs WHO'VE TAKEN NCLEX MORE THAN ONCE - page 6

I failed the Nclex in July, I will be giving it again in october for 2nd time. So, my question to those RNs, RNs to be who have taken the test more than once........How different was the NCLEX-RN... Read More

  1. by   Born-In-The-USA
    Quote from kano
    i just found out i didn't pass the NCLEX for the second time.... don't know wat to do or where to start. i spent two stressful weeks waiting for my results to come in mail today.
    plz help me get motivated to reapply and retake the exam.......
    i wanna use Suzanne's plan this time around..... but i'm very worried;
    pray for me...and give any tips to study....
    I am sorry to hear that you didn't pass. My suggestion to you is take a break, it will allow your frustration and anxiety to subside. Take 1-2 weeks break or even longer if you need. Once, you are ready it will allow you to concentrate and focus on your studies.

    My suggestion is use Saunders Comprehensive (will give you nice content review) + Priority/Delegation/Assignment book from mosbys (will prepare you to answer priority questions on test) . Read all the rationales when you practice the questions even if you get it right.....understand why you got right or wrong. Take your time, dont panic and study smarter not harder ......In the end, you will succeed.

    Best of LucK!!
  2. by   Born-In-The-USA
    Quote from kano
    i just found out i didn't pass the nclex for the second time.... don't know wat to do or where to start. i spent two stressful weeks waiting for my results to come in mail today.
    plz help me get motivated to reapply and retake the exam.......
    i wanna use suzanne's plan this time around..... but i'm very worried;
    pray for me...and give any tips to study....
    follow suzzane first tip and then contact her. click on the link below

    new revised first tip of suzanne's plan

    this is my second time. i just started using her plan, i was skeptical but so many validations from other nursing students, i believe the plan works. her plan keeps you in track and i will give my test in december and will definitely let you know if her plan worked or not.
  3. by   tflorn
    i grad in may 07. took nclex in july and failed in 75 q's. i was soo anxious. when i left the test center, i felt confident in my answers til i got home and saw where i messed up. i was miserable!!! as a single mom of 2 kids with bills, this was complete turmoil for me. i realized during my test that i was so hyped up til i was actually formulating my own answers to the questions and making wrong answers correct. i was in such a depression state afterwards to see i failed.

    until i buckled down....

    i used suzanne's plan, and nothing else. when i was tired, i could not get to 100 q's but i managed to do
    50-100 on those days. either way it went, i did all the questions on the cd and in the book. i did not read every chapter just the ones i did 75% and less.

    took nclex nov 6, i prayed and sat down and made up in my mind that i was not about to give another penny to boards. i took my precious time. i broke each answer down by process of elimination. i knew i was passing because every other ? was a priority or id get them back to back. that let me know that i was answering correctly. i would thank god very time i got one that used the words most, best, priority, essential, immediate, etc. i was sooo confident and relaxed. i took at least 2-3 min on each ques. my test shut off in 78 questions...2 days later... im a rn. without suzannes plan and god i would not have passed.

    good luck to all re-takers... i was one too.
  4. by   WAstateRN
    Wow, suzannes plan really works huh!!!!!

    I have heard really good things about Saunders. My nursing school strongly recommends priority/delegation/assignment book for all graduating students.
  5. by   rebmem
    First time I took my exam was in August. I used only Kaplan review....did not pass. The second time I used Suzanne's plan in combination with NCSBN. I found out yesterday that I passed. I had 75 questions this time compared to 265 questions the first time. The questions were harder with 75 questions, but I was able to tackle them because I had more content knowledge than when I did Kaplan.

    NCSBN online questions are exactly the same way NCLEX is written. As you know NCLEX was written by NCSBN, so there is no other place to go but with the source, right? Saunders is very helpful also because it covers everything you need to know about basic nursing. If you are weak in one area, Saunders is the book to use for reference.

    Kaplan's questions are way harder and confusing (however, I give them credit for their rationales though).

    I studied 2.5 months covering both Saunders and NCSBN. I did 100 questions a day. I followed Suzanne's first part of her study plan. I did the Saunders CD but not in its entirety.

    Good luck to those who are testing for their second, third, and so on. You can do it.
  6. by   Matilda50
    Quote from wizard100
    Matilda50,
    Did you used only suzannes plan strictly......no other books/references/prep materials.

    If you only used her plan, did you modify it a little bit like doing less or more questions/day than the plan says.

    Did you completely finished her plan??

    Thanks in advance.
    I used her plan only nothing else. Yes some days I did 50 and mostly did 100 ques a day all in study mode content section so you get all ques from all angles. I did all ques except 200 of them from pharm section but the rest I did completely finished esp spent time in the 1st tip because some sections I HAD TO READ OVER. The last 2 to 3 wks before I tested I did these sections last pharm , legal, deleg, fund since its the most freq tested material.:spin: Remember focus and understand the rationale what Suzanne told me when I thought how was I going to remember but I did and I as well as others are living witness. Put GOD first and pray and you will succeed. Good luck to all other test takers and keep your head up. I took it a 3rd time and passed so can you or how many does not matter/
    Last edit by Matilda50 on Nov 9, '07
  7. by   tflorn
    Quote from WAstateRN
    Wow, suzannes plan really works huh!!!!!

    I have heard really good things about Saunders. My nursing school strongly recommends priority/delegation/assignment book for all graduating students.
    Oh yeah!! Let me tell ya! IT DOES!
    I have the P/D/A book as well. I also read Kaplan strategy book before suzanne's plan. It may help however, Suzannes plan ALONE will work. I needed to put all focus in one source. Good luck 2 u ..
  8. by   Born-In-The-USA
    Thank you so much. I am doing her plan and will be giving in december as well..

    Congratulations.
  9. by   wizard100
    Matilda50 and tflorn,
    First of all congratulations

    Hope I am not too annoying. I just want to ask you guys if you guys did more than 100 questions/day. How many maximum, (~150 or more than that). Please let me know ok and god bless.
  10. by   Accio
    Quote from tflorn
    i grad in may 07. took nclex in july and failed in 75 q's. i was soo anxious. when i left the test center, i felt confident in my answers til i got home and saw where i messed up. i was miserable!!! as a single mom of 2 kids with bills, this was complete turmoil for me. i realized during my test that i was so hyped up til i was actually formulating my own answers to the questions and making wrong answers correct. i was in such a depression state afterwards to see i failed.

    until i buckled down....

    i used suzanne's plan, and nothing else. when i was tired, i could not get to 100 q's but i managed to do
    50-100 on those days. either way it went, i did all the questions on the cd and in the book. i did not read every chapter just the ones i did 75% and less.

    took nclex nov 6, i prayed and sat down and made up in my mind that i was not about to give another penny to boards. i took my precious time. i broke each answer down by process of elimination. i knew i was passing because every other ? was a priority or id get them back to back. that let me know that i was answering correctly. i would thank god very time i got one that used the words most, best, priority, essential, immediate, etc. i was sooo confident and relaxed. i took at least 2-3 min on each ques. my test shut off in 78 questions...2 days later... im a rn. without suzannes plan and god i would not have passed.

    good luck to all re-takers... i was one too.
    thank you for that great post. i will retake the boards for the third time after the new year sometime. i took it 2 weeks ago, and after some "downtime" and some intense depressed moments, i'm ready to get back on the bandwagon. after reading all the posts online about suzanne's plan, i've decided to go for it. i just purchased the saunders 4th edition nclex review from books a million, and plan to start suzanne's plan after the weekend is over. thanks for the post and congrats on passing your test. way to go rn!
  11. by   wizard100
    Check this out for pharm.

    http://www.drugs.com/drug_information.html
  12. by   wizard100
    I am again lagging behind. This feeling of failure and my doubt I can ever do it again lingers my mind again and again. Just cant concentrate. God Help Me.
  13. by   123jeannie
    I have taken RN boards 3x's with no good news results. I also taken review classes and that didn't help. So I need a word of advice to get through this examine and be down with it because I'm ready to start my career as an RN."I NEED SERIOUS HHHHHHEEEEEELLLLLLPPPP!

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