TO ALL RNs WHO'VE TAKEN NCLEX MORE THAN ONCE

  1. 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 test from the first time you gave it compared to 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc........times.

    Please, kindly shed some light???

    Thank you.
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  2. 119 Comments

  3. by   Silverdragon102
    I passed on 3rd attempt and to be honest didn't think it was any different, still had the same fears in fact probably a bit stronger having failed before. It was only after failing the exam twice that I found Saunders book and found that great for studying also used the NCSBN website.

    Good luck
  4. by   miss_cy
    il comment here soon after i test on october..this is my 2nd attempt
  5. by   wizard100
    thanks for replying....... please do post after your test in october.
  6. by   chrisjoy
    i took nclex for the 3rd time and i felt ready but that was not the case. i dont know what to say but just keep trying because we cannot give up now we work so hard to get here. maybe we can study together or give each other encouragement. future RN to be.
  7. by   miss_cy
    Quote from chrisjoy
    i took nclex for the 3rd time and i felt ready but that was not the case. i dont know what to say but just keep trying because we cannot give up now we work so hard to get here. maybe we can study together or give each other encouragement. future RN to be.
    im confused.....you took the nclex and felt youre ready but not....so you felt that, the time you sat infront of the computer during your actual exam? how you did?
  8. by   chrisjoy
    Quote from 2b_usrn
    im confused.....you took the nclex and felt youre ready but not....so you felt that, the time you sat infront of the computer during your actual exam? how you did?
    sorry for the misunderstanding, i sat for the BON 3 times and the last experiance i felt better about my test taking skills and i did kaplan review X2 . every pre-post exam stated i was ready. i relied alot on my results from qbank and i saw the improvement overall in test taking .several times i went out on job interviews where i was giving an on the spot test nursing and i A's the test , for me thats was a big thing because i've never did that before. anyways i felt better about my self when it came down to NCLEX. no results yet on the web so i'm guessing a 4th time.
  9. by   miss_cy
    Quote from chrisjoy
    sorry for the misunderstanding, i sat for the BON 3 times and the last experiance i felt better about my test taking skills and i did kaplan review X2 . every pre-post exam stated i was ready. i relied alot on my results from qbank and i saw the improvement overall in test taking .several times i went out on job interviews where i was giving an on the spot test nursing and i A's the test , for me thats was a big thing because i've never did that before. anyways i felt better about my self when it came down to NCLEX. no results yet on the web so i'm guessing a 4th time.
    aaw...come on dont be pessimistic..you did good and just keep praying that the favor will be on you. congrats
  10. by   wizard100
    chrisjoy,
    so since you have given the test 3 times........how was the 1st, 2nd , 3rd in comparison. i want to know for example if they heavily asked you on endocrine system or Obgyn on first test......... were you still heavily tested on those. How about priority questions on all your 3 tests......were they equally tested or not........ please share it with all of us who are trying to pass the nclex after failing........
  11. by   chrisjoy
    Quote from wizard100
    chrisjoy,
    so since you have given the test 3 times........how was the 1st, 2nd , 3rd in comparison. i want to know for example if they heavily asked you on endocrine system or Obgyn on first test......... were you still heavily tested on those. How about priority questions on all your 3 tests......were they equally tested or not........ please share it with all of us who are trying to pass the nclex after failing........
    236 rain out of time,209 had a bad experiance and now 75 . let me say that i had priority question the frist time and the second teaching and the thrid time med surg. i do not know what are my results for the 3rd time but i feel the rest is history. no name on the website and the time frame allowed has passed and move on. i called NCSBN and they email me a test plan regarding nclex his adivse was, no more test question or pre test exam, just text book. sounds crazy but that was his advise for me . i was left feeling lost of words. i know going back and taking the nclex is a must in oder for me to become an RN. but i'm scared.it should be more support for repeated test takers. i need help and i'm trying suzanne test plan. has anyone passed the nclex with suzanne planed
  12. by   wizard100
    thanks chris for sharing your experience.

    we need more feedbacks please..........
  13. by   FutureNurse2B
    I recently failed the NCLEX for the 3rd time. I have been struggling and struggling. I know you wanted feedback from actual RN's who have failed a few times but finally made, BUT I figured I would give input also since I'm still trying. The first time I took it I got 265 questions and really I felt like I had an even variety of content questions. The 2nd time I took it I again got 265 questions but seemed to be alot of cardiovascular stuff. The 3rd time I got 75questions and I KNOW I failed that time because the test for me was a whole bunch of pharmacology. MY WEAK SPOT!!! But that was my trend and Im hoping for the best for the 4th time. I test next month and I'm really nervous! I'm still looking for the BEST study strategy and to be honest, I dont think anyone knows. I've tried everything everyone has suggested and none have been working for me. Any tips for me, I'd appreciate. I'm trying not to give up but its all about study skills and maybe I just don't have them. :spin:
  14. by   biafra
    My first attempt at Nclex RN was in july; I failed in 265 questions. Had lots of priority questions and check all that apply with little pharm.(my stongest area). My result profile showed above passing in all areas except in psychosocial integrity which I had below passing. I think it was way harder than the 2nd one that I took on 09/26 and passed in 75 questions. Second time around I think it was so easy I started thinking that I failed again. I utilized prayers, kaplan, saunders Q/A, prioritization and delegation book by mosby, and 250 new format questions book by lippincott. In my opinion all of these resources are excellent. By the way I subscribed to the NCSBN for 3 months b/4 taking my first nclex exam and I think it is a total waste of my time and money; again this is just my opinion. But I had mostly pharm. and priority questions this 2nd time around. No cal. or check all that apply.

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