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Canadian graduate's story about nclex rn

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birdlover12 birdlover12 (Member)

Hello Everyone,

I just want to say thank you for all your wishes and guess what, I passed my nclex with 75 questions (first attempt). I think the reason I passed was not because of doing question (thought I did almost 1000 questions here and there), its because I was confident and had sound knowledge on pathophisiology. I am from canada and recently graduated and had recently wrote canadian exam for the 2nd time and passed. Just a small story about my canadian exam...it is very different from nclex. I knew that I have good knowledge on pathophisiology and I know that I am a good student when it comes to the content. After failing the canadian exam (in fact first time in my whole life), I was so devastated. Indeed, it made me question again and again about choosing nursing as a career because I was always inclined towards medicine and had a dream of becoming a doctor ever since I was a child.

Anyways, after passing the canadian exam, I was on top of the world. I thought I finally achieved something. Trust me, I just saw my nclex result 10 minutes ago in the state board site and I did not feel a thing. Of course, I am happy but I am not as happy as I was when I got my canadian exam result. For me, canadian exam was much tougher (its mostly psychosocial, community, health promotion and blah blah..).

After passing canadian exam, I thought to myself what would happen if I fail nclex. I would still be able to give my 2nd try so I went in to the testing center with this confidence and I think its because of my confidence, I passed nclex. When I was doing like 70 questions, I thought the computer did not give me tough questions and my exam did not go the way I heard stories about (how it gets tougher and tougher). So, when my computer shut off at 75, I was like I failed. obviously I did not find the exam tough at all other than few medicine questions. 1% of me still thought what if"..." I pass.....but 99% of me thought obviously, I am a slow test taker and I just managed to finish the canadian exam right on dot so its not possible. I did 75 questions in 50 minutes and that too with too many SATA and meds....:(. Hence, I did not bother trying the pearson vue trick rather I went into watch a movie (Hindi movie....). To cut the whole story short, I just want to say to those who failed, dont give up. You can do it. If you get anxious and nervous, treat this exam like a Halloween candy. Seriously, just try to relax and have confidence in your self. You will succeed:))). good luck guys..

Edited by birdlover12

Congratulations! :up:

Congrats! I was wondering what state did you take the NCLEX for and what's the process in applying? I'm a Canadian RN in BC with 2.5 years acute care experience and planning to take the NCLEX sometime in the next year.

Thanks!

congrats RN i am also a canadian grad looking to take NCLEX next month.

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Congrats! I was wondering what state did you take the NCLEX for and what's the process in applying? I'm a Canadian RN in BC with 2.5 years acute care experience and planning to take the NCLEX sometime in the next year.

Thanks!

congrats RN i am also a canadian grad looking to take NCLEX next month.

Have either of you read the Nurse Registration forum and applied to a state for application of license? That would be the starting point I would suggest. Average processing time for someone who trained outside the US is 4 months before eligibility to sit NCLEX is given (as long as you meet requirements)

I have registered with a state and it's a lot shorter with some states than others