Quote from WorldTravelingYogi
My scores for the QT were 45, 49, 39, 48, 51, 53, 53. So they did get progressively better but not enough to pass.
^This...scores should be above 60% prior to taking the NCLEX...when you get ready to retake it.
But I really DO NOT want to talk about the exam. I have to get a job and I don't have time to stufy for NCLEX right now. My question is NOT about NCLEX.
^I understand that you don't want to talk about NCLEX; however, the sooner you master what's holding you back, the more opportunities in starting your career...You are in a pickle due to your educational status and the license you need to obtain in order to practice.
My question is what can I do to earn money in health care NOT having NCLEX. Again I reiterate I do not want to talk about the NCLEX. I need to find a job.
^And you are going to have difficulty finding one in healthcare without it, unless you want to take a phlebotomy course; however, you "earned" a degree which may give you some difficulty getting a job. Why would an organization hire you otherwise than in a nursing position ??? True story-a classmate of mine wanted to get a job before the NCLEX, and was asked the same question from a recruiter...
Most employers put people who have a degree in nursing that are applying for a healthcare job in the "NO" pile...just trying to give you the reality of how a lot of employers think. It will be an uphill battle.
This is why a lot of posters are trying to assist you in going through with retrying the NCLEX sooner, rather than later...you may want to try later, and find you may need to take a refresher course, or redo school altogether. You invested your time in becoming a nurse...it behooves you to triumph over your setback.
While you are looking for a job, look at your results and tackle getting LaCharity, and alternative format questioning, and take the NCSBN course if you can-practice questions are the MOST similar to the exam. If you cannot, look into Saunders and Lippincott. It is hard economically when looking for a position, and employees are going to be right right now...do what you must to survive, even if it is county assistance to help the tide.
I am encouraging you to continue looking for a job AND to at least get back to studying for the NCLEX within a month...then take two months to study for it, then go for it again...you do indeed, have time not to wait for another setback down the road.