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Hello Everyone, I am new to allnurses.com. A very long story short: I graduated RN school in May 2001. I have taken the NCLEX five times and was unsuccessful. I had tried everything I knew to do... Read More

  1. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    NY is one state that permits "unlimited testing". Most states require a refresher after 3 attempts or 4 years out of school. CA will let you test 8 times a year (or every 45 days) as long as you pay them $150 per attempt plus $200 to Pearson Vue

    All provinces in Canada are 3 attempts and go back to school
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  2. Visit  openyourmind profile page
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    Curious if there is a lot of pharmacology on the exam?
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  3. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
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    FYI
    Cpmom wrote one post, more than 4 years ago, so it is now 13 years since graduation.

    if she hasn't come back online by now, I doubt if she ever will
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  4. Visit  maien17 profile page
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    Quote from RN6157
    Well,

    I actually passed with Kaplans. That was my last resort because I did everything. I did Hurst review, a review online that I found called caring4you review, which wasnt very good, and I also used the nclex 4000 cd by lippincott, I failed each time after studying those reviews. Kaplans, in my opinion was the best review because it taught you critical thinking skill and content. I did everything on that website. What kaplan did he do, the live or onine live? I studied that for about 3 months doing everything twice on that website. I also reviewed meds every night watching tv, the classifications and pertinent side effects. I also studied mneumonics for infection control and for electrolyte imbalances. You can search for them at this website, or I will email all of them to him if he wants me too. THey really came in handy to me during the exam, I actually would right them on my board that they give you during the exam with certain questions. I would like to know what his study plan was for kaplans or what hes been doing to study in general to see if hes doing something wrong. Tell him to hang in there, stay positive and focused, he will pass. Trust me, everyone would tell me that, and I would try to agree with them, but in the back of my mind there was always a question mark. Its awful what some people have to go through, but it only with make him a stronger person and a stronger nurse. He will appreciate his job all that much more. God has a reason for everything. Another good book I used was Linda La charity, priority, delagation, and assignment. I purchased that for more questions after I ran out of kaplans questions. Hope this helps, Let me know if he needs help with anything. I know how hard it feels and what hes going through! Good luck!!




    hi... please send me copy of mneumonics you used. please send it to maien17@yahoo.com it will be a great help for me.. thanks
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  5. Visit  revans4aamu profile page
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    I'm currently in the same situation. I'm using books and questions from books. I'm also looking for a refresher course in Alabama.
  6. Visit  revans4aamu profile page
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    Will you please email this to me also? Revans4aamu@gmail.com
  7. Visit  cr2013 profile page
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    Quote from msdaschcav
    Hi cpmom
    I was in the same boat with you last year. I graduated in 2001 took the test many times and failed. I gave up, started doing other things but I kept thinking about nursing school and what a waste. I finally decided after much prayer to try again. I did questions at first to see what I remembered (not a lot). I then took Kaplan, another review course and worked with a local tutor. I did questions, after questions. thousands of them wherever I could find them. It cost me a whole lot but I was determined to make it happen. I became more motivated after 4months and I took the exam for the 5th and last time in November of 2009 and PASSED.You can and you will. Stay focused and determined and do whatever you feel you have to do to make it happen. Good luck and God bless.
    I am not sure if you are still active here. I'll just take my chance. May I ask in which state you applied to be licensed as an RN? My mom graduated in 2008 and was never licensed. Now, she wants to challenge the NCLEX. However, some states do not allow people to take the NCLEX if so much time has passed.
  8. Visit  edge24bri profile page
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    Hi, I feel for you. I'll be doing my first attempt soon and am too old to tray again if I don't succeed. However, aside from your content down pact, you must have a good handle on the testing strategies. NCLEX uses the nursing processes in the entire exam. Just saying
  9. Visit  Nd2bnurse profile page
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    Hi I've been reading all the post and I am in a similar situation !!! I graduated in 2007 fall was not able to take the boards bc of receiving misinformation from my Dean!!! Which is a whole other story, so the first attempt was 8 months after I graduated (failed)!!! Again 3 months later( fail)!! And another two more times now I am so so discouraged to attempt again yet, so misiarable I can't bare watching anything related to hospital ,drive by a hospital, a college, see any body with scrubs on!!! I feel useless, I avoid people and family all in relation to failing !! I don't know what to do I did very well in school but I have test anxiety I look and brake down every question until I find something wrong then change my answer bc I say to mys of No they would not make it this easy !!!!! There is something wrong with me seriously wrong I can't get myself to just read and click an answer any word like and but all none some, make me change the answer !!!! Now I am in a situation where I need to contribute instead of living off my husband he needs help not a dependent what do I do????? I am at my wits !!! I read all of u guys finally passing I'm so happy for you and who cares if you can't find work fast you have your license no one can ever tAke that only you! Good job and God bless .......... I hear the boards are pick all that apply now??? That is the hardest one !!!!!!
  10. Visit  Lucy's profile page
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    Hi, so I took my pn enclex twice. Im determined to take it again at the end of the month, and in the back of my mind , im always thinking if that will be enough studying!!! I purchased the Hurst review and doing an app on my phone.. answering questions. Also I want to reread the koplan book and do the questions from there. Im really hoping that once im comfortable with all that , I hope I will pass..not passing makes me feel so down about myself! Its sucks, makes me feel dum, its frustrating, especially when all your classmates passed the test and have nursing jobs. Do you guys remember if on the test were all genetic drug questions or a mix? Brand and genetic. I learned a buch that are brand so now its hard to go back and learn only the genetic ..ehh!! So stressed :-(
  11. Visit  Lucy's profile page
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    I also wanted to ask . Does anyone have good or bad review they can share with me about the program Hurst review? ?? Im really hoping that it will help me, however, reading some comments here it seems that a lot of people have been sucessfull on the koplan program? Im starting to wonder if I should of done the koplan one instead?? You can also email me pls . Lkovaci13@gmail.com I would really appreciate some answers . Thank you
  12. Visit  Lucy's profile page
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    Hi, so I took my pn enclex twice. Im determined to take it again at the end of the month, and in the back of my mind , im always thinking if that will be enough studying!!! I purchased the Hurst review and doing an app on my phone.. answering questions. Also I want to reread the koplan book and do the questions from there. Im really hoping that once im comfortable with all that , I hope I will pass..not passing makes me feel so down about myself! Its sucks, makes me feel dum, its frustrating, especially when all your classmates passed the test and have nursing jobs. Do you guys remember if on the test were all genetic drug questions or a mix? Brand and genetic. I learned a buch that are brand so now its hard to go back and learn only the genetic ..ehh!! So stressed :-(
  13. Visit  Ayashe13 profile page
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    Hi, I would like to share my wonderful experience with you. I am a working student that juggled working noc shift and studying nursing. After graduating the program I felt that i am not ready yet to take the nclex exam despite of studying ATI and getting the greenlight from my school. I graduated july of 2015. I spent 4 months trying to study with my study buddy while working noc shift. I decided that it is not working out for me. Me and my friend looked for a review center that doesn't focus on just money and also that is very affordable. We found American Healthways Education located in Cerritos, CA. Even though i was so tired from working noc shift i strived hard to be able to attend the 8 days session. The review class is very straight to the point and very easy to understand. They taught the concept not only the trick to pass the nclex pn. It increased my confidence. I took my nclex pn last january 12 of 2016. After 2 weeks of waiting i received the letter stating that i passed with my first take. I am really grateful to the American Healthways Education for helping me prepare for the nclex and also for giving me more confidence to take it. Btw there are people that took this review even though they are from the eastcoast and they passed the nclex RN.I also saw from the reviews that people who did not practiced nursing for years and failed so many times passed after attending the review class. Goodluck i hope my story will inspire anybody needing help in preparing for the nclex.
    Last edit by Ayashe13 on Jan 27
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