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Failed NCLEX...now what?


So, I took the NCLEX on Thursday. I had 265 questions with so many SATA that I lost count. I came home and checked the nursing board website and I was still pending. About 24 hours later, my name disappeared. Talk about a premature celebration. I was devastated!

Anyways, I took the weekend to cry, eat chocolate and feel as though all of my hopes and dreams have been pissed on. Now, I am trying to put a plan together.

Our school used ATI. I had the live review, and online review and an enormous amount of questions. My problem with that is that these are the same questions that we have had for all of nursing school. It is hard when to know whether you just know the answer to the question or the real content. To try and combat this, as I answered each question, I would go through all of the possible answers and state why they were not correct.

I have not received my summary to know what areas I need to work on.

So, here is my question for all of those that have had to retake the NCLEX. Did you stay with the same program (ATI, Kaplan, Hurst, etc)? Or, completely start from scratch with something new? I have made the decision that I will be purchasing the LaCharity Prioritization book. I am trying to decide what to do. With school, we were told that ATI has a remediation program. I am not sure if I should do this or just go with Kaplan?

Also, has anyone done the ATI remediation? Is it worth it?