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Failed nclex, pls help me if you passed Nclex in 2015

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Hello, I am writing this with a heavy heart as i found out that i may have failed Nclex the second time. I did the pearsonvue trick and it took my $200 so i did not get the good pop. I am thinking of doing the hurst review and kaplan but am not financial able to to because I just had a baby and i had to spent so much money out of pocket because my insurance would not cover most of the hospital bill. I was wondering if there is anyone out there that has taken any nclex prep that can help me, I would appreciate any help i can get, from study materials to study schedule. Also I would appreciate if anyone that has taken hurst review, kaplan etc can email me at eddy4life1@hotmail.com. I am at a cross road and i need help!!! Thanks

You didn't say what you used to study the first two times. Hurst gives you a week free trial, in my opinion it would be worth it to try that since it's free. If during that week you get the feeling like "this is exactly what I need", then go for it, otherwise don't. I did Kaplan and passed first time. It was costly, but I don't think I would have passed without it. But nothing works for everyone. If you are one of those people who think about it and really cant figure out what went wrong, your best bet would be an NCLEX tutor. Your school may be able to recommend one, or you can try caring4you.net There are a couple of free videos and practice tests there. She gets great reviews, she can get to the bottom of the issue and help you to work on whatever you need in order to pass.

I don't think she is cheap, but probably no more than the review courses.

The first exam i did mostly questions, the second exam I did both content and questions. I used kaplan book, Davis's Q & A, Priority and delegation management book by Ray Grove, Exam cram book and questions. And also I did the free kaplan trainer 1-7 online and some practices on quizlet. I really want to try kaplan course and question bank and hurst but I really cannot afford it due to my current situation. I have heard about caring4you.net, she is good but also pricey. I am looking around to seee if anyone who took the kaplan and hurst or any other review course can help me out.

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JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

The first exam i did mostly questions, the second exam I did both content and questions. I used kaplan book, Davis's Q & A, Priority and delegation management book by Ray Grove, Exam cram book and questions. And also I did the free kaplan trainer 1-7 online and some practices on quizlet. I really want to try kaplan course and question bank and hurst but I really cannot afford it due to my current situation. I have heard about caring4you.net, she is good but also pricey. I am looking around to seee if anyone who took the kaplan and hurst or any other review course can help me out. .

It appears you are asking to borrow access to paid copyrighted material from Hurst &/or Kaplan this would violate site ToS and international copyright laws. Not recommended to post such a request on a public message board and include your personal email address. Hurst offers a free trial. Kaplan offers coupon codes if you ask. You can borrow NCLEX prep material from the library. You can contact your nursing school for help as they have a vested interest in you passing the NCLEX (if you are U.S. trained). There is no magic formula. You need to review your strengths and weaknesses as outlined on the candidate performance report sent by the BoN. Then create a targeted study plan. Hurst is more suited for a candidate that needs help with content. Kaplan is more test taking strategies and presumes a strong content background. Neither program has a guarantee for second time test takers the pass guarantee only applies to first time US educated candidates within 6 months of graduation.

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kalycat, BSN, RN

Specializes in CVICU CCRN. Has 5 years experience.

Khan Academy now has free NCLEX prep videos and content review that was assembled with input from nursing instructors all over the country. There is literally a video and a question set for every body system, plus a lot of other great information. If you're not familiar with Khan Academy, it's an amazing resource, particularly for math and science. I found their modules excellent. They don't have tons of NCLEX review questions, but the library has many, many NCLEX question books to choose from. Perhaps a combination of both would work for you.

Also, everything JustBeachy said. Copyright infringement is a thing, and there really are a lot of free options out there. I'm sorry you're struggling right now.

Here is a link to Khan Academy and info regarding their material:

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/NCLEX-RN

"This content has been developed to support nursing students preparing for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Videos and questions will be added to this collection throughout the summer and fall of 2014. All of this content has been created under the direction of Khan Academy and has been reviewed under the direction of the the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). This content is intended to be a supplemental resource for nursing graduates, not a program of study for the NCLEX-RN exam. The NCLEX-RN is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). For more information on the NCLEX-RN, visit: https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm"

kssturdi

Specializes in Critical Care.

Hi ang1,

I am so sorry you are struggling with NCLEX. My program had us use Virtual ATI before we were allowed to graduate. Let me tell you the amount of questions your tutor gives you is so helpful. She has you take an nclex comprehensive predictor at the beginning to see where your weaknesses are and she has you hit them hard. It's difficult and time consuming but so worth it. If you want to succeed on nclex you are going to need to invest both time and money.. there's no cheats/hacks.. there's no way around it. I was definitely not an A student. I scored just high enough throughout school to pass with a 79% in each class. I took nclex this past Tuesday March 10 and found out last night I passed. I had 75 questions and took my time answering. I spent about 3-4 minutes thinking through each question, overall almost 4 hours testing and that included one bathroom break. It is possible!! But you have to be willing to invest your time and money into the right program. I took Kaplan as well. Yes it was helpful in learning how to answer nclex questions but if you are struggling with content at all then go with Virtual ATI. Gives you both content and critical thinking skills. I really hope this helps you. :)

Hi,

You can get study materials from your local library for free. Since you are strap for cash, only use a credit card that is valid and has less than $200 when you do the PVT. Lastly, when taking the NCLEX, eliminate the obvious wrong answer and go from there. Don't read into the questions and provide an answer based on what the question is asking. Take your time answer the questions but avoid reading into them. Good luck next time.

Thank you Justbeachynurse, I didnt know that putting my personal email on this site was a violation. I will try the hurst review free trial and also check my local library to see what i can get. I decided since i cannot afford the expensive nclex reviews, I will just tackle this one nclex book at a time untill i'm confidence to retake again. Hopefully I will come back here to this site with good news. I will not give up

Thank you Shawnpea for the encouragement. When I'm doing the practice questions, I seem to do very well, but i think I let my nerves get a hold of me when taking the exam. I will check with my local library and just use the books i have. Hopefully I will come back with good nesw in a couple of weeks.

Thank you Kssturdi, congratulations on passing the Nclex. I know this exam is very possible. I'm not giving up. You are right, i have to invest time and money in order to get the result I want. but in the situation that i do not have money....I will hit the nclex books hard and do as much questions as possible. Hopefully I will come back here with good news in a couple of weeks

Thank you so much Kalycat, I just looked up the website Khan Academy and i like it. I will be using this along side other study materials. I do know about the copyright stuff, but when i first posted on this site i wasnt on my right mind as i just realized i failed the nclex again.....at that point I was so desperate and confused. I cried my eyeballs off, but i did get it out of my system. I'm ready to get at it again. I will be coming back to tell yall the good news soon.

I have a post that will definitely help you. Best of luck!

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

Try khan academy. It's not the posting email address its asking for copyrighted information that's the issue. Posting your email is just not smart in a public forum and a risk you need to determine

NCSBN learning extension is relatively affordable also. Less than $50

Hello Scaredsilly, I was in need of any kind of resources that could help with tackling this exam. A couple of people told me about websites with thousands of practice questions. I'm back at studying and hopefully I will be back with good news.

Another thing, a lot of my classmates that were A students failed, a test does not define you. As long as you pass it one day that's all that matters. Wen you get hired they don't ask you how many times you took the boards? But what they do ask you is for your license #. Period. Don't get discouraged, what's important is to get to the finish line and you will eventually. I😏

Yes JusebeachyNurse, u are right about both the email and copyright info. U never know what u would do when u are in a confused state of mine. At the time i posted that message i'm not sure what i was thinking. I'm going to try NCSBN as it is affordable. Khan seem to be really good, i'm using that as well to study. Thanks.

Thank you Chocolate_RN85, for the encouragement. At first when i realized i failed, I thought to my self what a failure I am. But I do know this Nclex is just another test. I WILL NOT LET IT DEFINE ME. I pray i come back here with good news.