Graduated 1998 but never passed NCLEX. Thinking about an LPN program - page 3

I came across this site today b/c I did a google search for people who had never passed the NCLEX-RN but wanted to go back and attempt again. I graduated with BSN in 1998 but never passed my boards... Read More

  1. Visit  zionsdaughter profile page
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    Quote from JenniferSews
    I have to agree with nurse educate. If you couldn't pass in 1998 after 3 tries, an LPN course may be the best way to get back into the field. The NCLEX is harder, and a lot of what you learned in 1998 has changed.
    I agree with her too. Everyone was very encouraging but I think the LPN will get me back up on what's going on in nursing then later go for the RN license. I appreciate you guys
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  3. Visit  zionsdaughter profile page
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    Thank you all so much for responding. You have been encouraging and helped me look at things realistically. I always wanted to be a nurse. When I didn't pass, I went on to have a great life even though I wasn't working in my preferred career choice. I was recently laid off so now I am looking for direction in my life. I have a 4 year old daughter and I want to make sure she is taken care of. I was apprehensive but after your feedback, I don't feel as overwhelmed. I am so glad I came across this site. I'm going to apply for an LPN program, work for a while, then go after the RN license.
  4. Visit  SashaD profile page
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    I would just take a refresher course and study study study for the NCLEX program. Save the money your going to spend on the LPN program and buy yourself a jacuzzi or something and put the rest away for your 4 year old daughter. Hire a tutor and put in the effort. Thats my opinion, you obviously have the intellectual ability to pass, you did achieve the requirements of a degree afterall. Take a chance, you don't really have anything to lose. You can always do the LPN if all else fails.
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  5. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
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    I was under the impression there was a time limit?
    I work w/ a Kaplan and nursing instructor who told the horror story of the grad who could not take the class nor sit for NCLEX d/t having let 10 years pass.
    The grad was informed she would have to start completely over.
    Not trying to scare anyone, but curious myself if this instructor was correct or full of BS (as I sometimes suspect, lol).
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  6. Visit  zionsdaughter profile page
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    Quote from Hygiene Queen
    I was under the impression there was a time limit?
    I work w/ a Kaplan and nursing instructor who told the horror story of the grad who could not take the class nor sit for NCLEX d/t having let 10 years pass.
    The grad was informed she would have to start completely over.
    Not trying to scare anyone, but curious myself if this instructor was correct or full of BS (as I sometimes suspect, lol).
    I'm about to call my board of nursing. I will let you know if there is a time limit
  7. Visit  zionsdaughter profile page
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    Quote from zionsdaughter
    I'm about to call my board of nursing. I will let you know if there is a time limit
    There is no time limit in my state but they have a list of refresher courses available. I'm gonna just study none stop. I can't start the LPN program until January. That gives me 6 months to attempt the NCLEX-RN. I decided today that I'm gonna pass and won't need the LPN program. I will keep you all posted. Thanks so much for your help, encouragement, and feedback!
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  8. Visit  zionsdaughter profile page
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    Quote from SashaD
    I would just take a refresher course and study study study for the NCLEX program. Save the money your going to spend on the LPN program and buy yourself a jacuzzi or something and put the rest away for your 4 year old daughter. Hire a tutor and put in the effort. Thats my opinion, you obviously have the intellectual ability to pass, you did achieve the requirements of a degree afterall. Take a chance, you don't really have anything to lose. You can always do the LPN if all else fails.
    I'm gonna just study none stop and take a refresher course. I can't start the LPN program until January. That gives me 6 months to attempt the NCLEX-RN. I decided today that I'm gonna pass and won't need the LPN program.
  9. Visit  honeykrown profile page
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    Quote from zionsdaughter
    I'm gonna just study none stop and take a refresher course. I can't start the LPN program until January. That gives me 6 months to attempt the NCLEX-RN. I decided today that I'm gonna pass and won't need the LPN program.
    Thats one of the attitudes needed. Now get to studying anyway you can. Refresher courses and what not. Answer questions as best as you can. If you miss questions look up the rationale. If its something that needs reading, read it. get a study partner if you can.

    You have the right set of attitude, its now time to put action with it.

    All the best.
  10. Visit  keiannurse04 profile page
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    Zionsdaughter....did you ever pass your boards?I see this post is 3yrs old....just curious what your outcome was


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