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Failed Nclex AGAIN!!!!! HELP!

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Hello everyone, I took the nclex for the second time on Wednesday 07/24/2019 at 8am. For preparations this time around I used Uworld. I loved it esp. the rationales. Uworld gave me a high chance of passing the NCLEX (76%). I went into the exam room and this time around I was more confident and calm. I was given a private room I was soo happy. At 137 questions the computer shut off. I was giving two breaks and trust me I took them this time around. I then went to the restroom and I prayed both times and even throughout the test. Praying helped calm my nerves. 

This time around I did not do the PVT trick. I just waited for the 48hrs to get my quick results. Of course I couldn’t check for myself so I had my husband check while at work (1st time too). That’s how bad my nerves are...I was like, good news call and bad news text me. When I saw that sad face 😞 I almost died y’all. I was sooo hurt! But I didn’t cry 😢. I just said to myself! “Girl you know you always have to go through that battle to get to where you want to be, so just Thank God even in the bad times and keep pressing on!” Even though the news wasn’t what I expected I still managed to pray. You only fail when you give up and that’s not me or else I wouldn’t have been where I am today! 

Anyways, the test started of pretty smooth. The test threw at me sooo many SATA 😟; OB; I had about 3 dosage; 1 EKG; Delagation; Prioritization; Click and drag for certain techniques; I had a lot of Infection control questions; about 3/4 meds; Um some safety ; what should the nurse document; and the list goes on. Also, had about 6/7 diseases on there that I’d never seen before 👀

I came out of the exam in mixed feelings. Not sure what to expect but at the same time remaining positive. Since it was my second time retesting it was just a different set of emotions to that off my first time. 

I am indeed a bad test taker! Ask me to explain something to you and I will but give me a question and I’ll be freaking the hell out! 

Daily i’ve done 2/3 sets of 75 questions on Uworld. Went to the library everyday. I created a binder and separated the pages based on systems. So when Remediating I’d write rationales for cardiac in the cardiac section in my binder rather than having all the systems all over the place. A more organized structure is sorta what I did. I’m visual so colored pens/ markers helps me remember also while writing. 

I didn’t get to remediate all the rationales for the questions I did daily on that very same day. But I finished them before starting a new set of questions. Coming closer to the test 2-3 days. I started doing just strictly questions and looking over what I really didn’t know. 

Now I am sort of lost because I don’t know what else to do. My friend told me about Remar. She’s going to send me the CD 💿 so that’s good I don’t have to spend extra money. And there’s a book for it which is about $16 at barnes and nobles. So I’d try those. 

I forgot to mention I did use Mark K a lil bit this time around but more on my first time. I also read through that 35 nclex packet about 3 times. So I really don’t know what it is I’m doing wrong. Id wait for my report. 

Anyone else on here passed On the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th time it don’t matter please send me some tips. 

I know what works for others may not work for me but it’s only one way to find out. 

To know about my first experience it’s on my profile. I apologize for this long message. 

Thank you

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Hi Clover123!

I'm sorry to hear that but hey just keep going... I know you will make it. 

It's just another hurdle that you need to conquer.

Here are my tips and what resources I used.

Resources:
-Daily devotion
-Hurst for content
-La charity 2013
-NCLEX-RN Q and A made incredibly easy book 7th edition
-Lippincot 12th edition                               -mark klimek audios
-Uworld
Answered all the qbank and read all the rationale (right or wrong)
1st assessment: borderline
2nd assessment: borderline
Pray everyday
3 months self review(I studied everyday but only for 3 hours and with breaks in between)
Deactivated all social media for a month 

Advice:
Read and understand the nursing concepts, pharma, and lab values.
Practice answering questions and read the questions and the rationale very carefully.
Don't be discouraged about your scores you're getting. Just keep going.....
Be patient in answering questions everyday and understand the rationale/concept, then you will get the best result beyond you expect. Learn to control your anxiety and only focus on the test when you are taking it. Nothing else matters in that moment.
Also eat healthy and take breaks when you study.😊
You will pass the NCLEX as long you put your mind to it and you put the work and time in it nothing is impossible.
Before you take the exam, pray and take a deep breath. Believe in yourself. You got this!
Whatever your doubts and fears. Trust the Lord. Just give yourself a moment of peace and pray for courage.
Wishing you all the best future USRN!
To God be the glory.

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This was very very encouraging and helpful. Thank you sooo much! 

I will look into those materials. With uworld I only used it for like 2 and 1/2 weeks before the test (700 something questions left). 

Yes prayers are always important. 

I forgot to mention 2 weeks before my test I was dealing with 2 sudden deaths in my family. I probably should have reschedule the exam but I’d get it this time around. 

Again thank you 🙏🏼 and all the best to you 💕 

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11 hours ago, Clover123 said:

I forgot to mention 2 weeks before my test I was dealing with 2 sudden deaths in my family.

No wonder you failed the exam. Under those circumstances I would have too. 

May God bless and i'm here pulling for you. If there's anyone who deserves this right now, you do. ❤️

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I just passed my NCLEX and was licensed in June, but I totally understand what you're going through.

I don't know if this helps, but I used the 12 week Virtual ATI (VATI) program, which includes a coach that's an experienced nurse educator, as well as UWorld. Be aware that you are going to have to be consistent, as it is self paced.

I also chose not to work (which isn't always possible for everyone) for the duration, because I knew that I would fail at both work and studying.

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Not sure if this will help, but when I was studying for my NCLEX, I used a book called "Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment" by LaCharity, Kumagai, and Bartz.  It really helped with my confidence.  

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Hi Clover 123, I also took my Nclex same day and time like you.I practiced using Uworld mainly (90%) and occasionally Kaplan but didn't really like the rationales on Kaplan.Uworld is really good.I did all the questions and read all the rationales and wrote things I found confusing to read them over again. I solved 100 questions a day.50 in the morning and 50 in the evening/night.I also marked some of the things I wanted to highlight on Uworld.I would say,set a study plan and stick to it.Don't overwhelm yourself with too many resources stick to atmost 2.Like I said earlier I used Uworld mainly and occasionally Kaplan. If you feel there is a topic you keep getting wrong you can always go back to saunders to get an overview but only for things you don't get at all.For the most part just do questions.All the best!!!

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I failed 3x and finally got a tutor. I had all the information and knowledge but no confidence or strategy. For me personally I really need another human being to work with. I got to a point where no book, program or study guide was motivating enough to pull me out of where I had gotten to. My tutor was amazing and it was worth every single penny. Passed at 76 Q. 

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Check out IV League Tutoring. They do both private and group tutoring, either in person or video chat. Additionally they have an NCLEX specific program that has a geat reputation.

I have had a session with the owner, and she is wonderful!!

https://www.ivleaguetutoring.org/

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