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Hi everyone, I took the nclex on 6/17/15, and I just recently found out that I failed. I am so upset, and discouraged about it. I spent all day yesterday crying and beating myself up about it, but today is a new day.

I preparation for the nclex I did the kaplan review. I did all 7 of the question trainers, and I did most of the qbanks (my lowest score was a 54, and highest was a 71). I would like to start prepping for my retake which is in 45 days, but Im not sure what to do different this time around. Nursing is something I'm very passionate about and love. I would love any advice, tips, or help that I can get.

Are there any books or programs that anyone felt was helpful to passing their nclex?

Thank you,

florida89

I'm right there with you...

What did you use to study?

Your first step, before anything else, is to review your CPR (Candidate Performance Report) that accompanies your notice of failure.

This report details what areas you were subpar in, so you will know where to focus your studying and develop a new plan of prep.

I just realized that you took the test only two days ago. Did you use Quick Results to find out you did not pass? The CPR will arrive by snail mail, so you might have to wait just a bit for answers.

Edited by RNsRWe

Thank you! I will most definitely do that!

I did not use the quick results, it was actually posted the next day as fail. Just to clarify the quick results is where you pay the $7?

I did not use the quick results, it was actually posted the next day as fail. Just to clarify the quick results is where you pay the $7?

Quick Results is the service for which you pay $7.95 and Pearson Vue gives you the absolute result of Pass or Fail.

Where was your "fail" result posted? Typically State BoNs only post license numbers, or remove the name of someone holding an interim permit.....I'm not familiar with a State that literally puts "fail" next to a candidate's name. Not to beat this one....but....are you 100% certain you DID fail?

I went to MQA service, and put my information in and next to exam status it said "fail". Is there another place for me check to verify?

I have no idea what MQA service is; is it a Florida-specific service? I don't want to build false hopes, of course, but I'm not so sure I'd trust anything other than Pearson Vue's results, since they are the ones administering it. If the info is NOT on your Board of Nursing website...whose data is it?

Its a service to look up Florida license, and when I first checked after I took the test it stated "Pending", and now it says "fail". I am a little curious now, and will definitely look into Perason's Vue's results. I know a couple of classmates that took their nclex on the same day as me, and when you look up their names their RN license pops up, but mine does not.

Thanks for letting me know; I hadn't heard of that option. In your case...I hope it's wrong.

Good luck!

Hi everyone, I took the nclex on 6/17/15, and I just recently found out that I failed. I am so upset, and discouraged about it. I spent all day yesterday crying and beating myself up about it, but today is a new day.

I preparation for the nclex I did the kaplan review. I did all 7 of the question trainers, and I did most of the qbanks (my lowest score was a 54, and highest was a 71). I would like to start prepping for my retake which is in 45 days, but Im not sure what to do different this time around. Nursing is something I'm very passionate about and love. I would love any advice, tips, or help that I can get.

Are there any books or programs that anyone felt was helpful to passing their nclex?

Thank you,

florida89

Just pick yourself up and continue studying. There are no magic resources out here, I would suggest expand your resource list to work on different styles. I took the test on the 15th and it's a hard test, I thought for sure I failed it. I don't even feel my resources helped me. But, I used hurst, evolve, saunders and NCSBN. Good luck you can do it!

Hello,

I took the NCLEX five times and just recently passed.....The Hurst review helped me the most....not sure if you know but the NCLEX passing standards where increased the summer of 2013...the exam is based on Bloom's Taxonomy; before you could pass NCLEX by mastering knowledge and comprehension but now in addition you must master application and analysis. Please trust me I took this exam five times; KAPLAN trainers 6 & 7 both focus on application and analysis; if you can get 60% on these two trainers you have a 95% chance of passing the NCLEX. You can google the Trainers.....Best of luck to you....

Thank you everyone!

Congrats on passing!! I definitely plan on looking into hurst this time around, I've heard a lot of good things about it!

DowntheRiver

Specializes in Urgent Care, Oncology. Has 7 years experience.

The Florida BON website has a place where you can look up your status post-NCLEX. For *most* people it is updated 24 hours after you take the NCLEX. It will either state pass or fail, and it is accurate.

Thank you, I will check into that!

Superman, you could never pass with only knowledge, comprehension. You always had to be able to demonstrate proper application of ability and proper analysis of a given situation. That's not new. The passing standard increases only marginally every three years; this covers the period of time a student is in school and their nursing programs should be preparing them to pass the exam the year that they graduate. There is no giant leap of difficulty every time the exam is changed every three years, there has been no radical change that would indicate it was easier one year than another to pass.

I'd recommend you do LaCharity's Prioritization and Delegation. You can buy the online access and get the exact same content that's in the book (I prefer online because answering a question and seeing the answer ASAP is better for me than answering 20 questions then flipping to the back of the book to look up the answers). It's not a teaching book -- it only has questions. But of all the things I used to study, nothing could kick my bum like those LaCharity questions. Some modules, I couldn't even get half the questions right. It'll really test you. The wrong answers are just as important as the right answers, too.

I used Hesi's Comprehensive NCLEX RN Review guide to study for my exit HESI, and I felt it did a really good job of concisely covering a review of all the things I learned in school. I used it particularly for psych, as it is one of my weakest areas. I'd recommend it as a good base of knowledge. I had Saunders and Davis' big comprehensive books, but those were just daunting to me, and to go through every bit of the around 1000 pages of material seemed like a huge waste of time. Focus on what you know you need, and get a brief review of everything if you can afford the time to do it.