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So i took nclex today and unfortunately from the pearson vue trick i failed once again! Now i feel so discouraged thinking i should switch careers. Dont know where to start. Tried everything from hurst review, kaplan and ncsbn. Did questions back to back put in lots of effort and time in studying. Since im unemployed i cant afford those review classes anymore. Ive invested so much money...feel so bummed out :(

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Is it a confidence issue at this point?

Are you second guessing your self when you choose the answer (s)?

Are there other issues did you struggle in school?

Attention issues?

Nerves?

Strategy problems do you ask your self what if when choosing answer (s)?

Lack of knowledge of content?

Issues with select all that apply?

Is english your first language?

Figure out what the obstacles are and formulate a plan to improve!

Good Luck

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I too have failed twice. I think a few thousand went to everything imaginable to help. This will be my last attempt for the nclex 3rd time is my last time. If I can not pass then I will know I'm not ment for nursing. I am so saddened by the way our system is set up. Spending years to become what some bureaucrat says is a nurse through a test designed to fail a person. How many nurses do you know can say the nclex made me a better nurse? Was it the nclex that saves lives? Is it the trick questions that determine the course of action? Sure many nurses will argue that the nclex is to test your way of thinking, but they passed it. But how many bad nurses passed as well? How many of those nurses made a terrible mistake that used critical thinking and the steps the nclex test you on caused unnecessary harm? Did Nighten Gale have to take the nclex to save the men and woman she care for? Is it NCLEX that truly makes us a nurse, or is it by the way we care for someone? Yes, I made awesome grades, I had awesome instructors and classmates, the reason I am failing the nclex is because I can't think like the nclex which hundreds of Doctors, Nurses, and educators make up. So we have to think like hundreds of Doctors, Nurses, and educators to pass. We can not think for ourselves but have to be taught to think like others.

I apologize for my negative thoughts but its true that the unfairness of going through years of school and it boils down to a couple hundred questions you may never see again stands in the way of caring for others. I hope one day someone steps up and changes this system. I have my own ideas of how, but will I ever get the chance to earn the right to be listen to?

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CYoungLPN has 7 years experience as a LPN and works as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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Don't give up! I failed 3 times & on my 4th I ended up passing dont give up pray & ask God to lead u to the correct way to study ask him for wisdom just don't give up

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God bless you CYyoungLPN,

Your words speak volumes and I will. I will pray for direction and allow Jesus to take over. Before nursing I entered a different program, 1 of the classes I failed and was kicked out of the program. It was considered the easiest class out of the four required to for that semester. I worked prn based on getting my licenses and really did not like the field. Before ever starting I prayed God would lead me into the medical field. I maintain a 4.0 to this day for a bachelors in science except for that one class which did not count sense it was program based. When I enter LPN I carried a 94% til the end. But it does not hold any credits toward college. I prayed before entering the LPN and it was sincerely answered through out the program. The only reason I believe my prayers have not been answered pertains to being protected at this time. I never thought nursing was my thing but the deeper I went into it the better it got. People are amazed at my ability to care for them, my family always says they don't want to get better because they love how I care for them. During my clinical I was given rewards for client care and applications in every hospital I had been assigned by the DON. I never asked for a job anywhere because I wanted my licenses first. I know I am made for this but this NCLEX must be passed first. Thank you for your kind words and God Bless you, I hope to be honored in meeting you one day, I'm sure you are the best caregiver at your facility.

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CYoungLPN has 7 years experience as a LPN and works as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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God bless you CYyoungLPN,

Your words speak volumes and I will. I will pray for direction and allow Jesus to take over. Before nursing I entered a different program, 1 of the classes I failed and was kicked out of the program. It was considered the easiest class out of the four required to for that semester. I worked prn based on getting my licenses and really did not like the field. Before ever starting I prayed God would lead me into the medical field. I maintain a 4.0 to this day for a bachelors in science except for that one class which did not count sense it was program based. When I enter LPN I carried a 94% til the end. But it does not hold any credits toward college. I prayed before entering the LPN and it was sincerely answered through out the program. The only reason I believe my prayers have not been answered pertains to being protected at this time. I never thought nursing was my thing but the deeper I went into it the better it got. People are amazed at my ability to care for them, my family always says they don't want to get better because they love how I care for them. During my clinical I was given rewards for client care and applications in every hospital I had been assigned by the DON. I never asked for a job anywhere because I wanted my licenses first. I know I am made for this but this NCLEX must be passed first. Thank you for your kind words and God Bless you, I hope to be honored in meeting you one day, I'm sure you are the best caregiver at your facility.

Aww thank u! & I will keep u in my prayers everything will be fine & u will pass this test!!

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I received my results today and unfortunately i didnt pass.. My csr report says near passing standard in all categories but 1 which was above standard passing :( ang suggestions on how to get started again? I did attend Hurst review this week and loved it. My instructor was great! So where should i go from there?

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CYoungLPN has 7 years experience as a LPN and works as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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I received my results today and unfortunately i didnt pass.. My csr report says near passing standard in all categories but 1 which was above standard passing :( ang suggestions on how to get started again? I did attend Hurst review this week and loved it. My instructor was great! So where should i go from there?

I'd pay the extra $50 for the vids so u can watch them over and over that's what I did I recorded them on my iPod then when I got content down I answered questions like crazy

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Hey saw you were on, I have a question you maybe able to direct me in.

I have been racking my brains on this all DAY! I seem to stumbled on some weird idea about the test. I've noticed on the categories that our nurse process seem to fit each category prefect. Its like if you recognize what category the question fits then you know which action you should take. Maslow/Nurse process

I remember questions that used priority actions and did not receive many. But these conference questions have set me back. These fall in the coordinated care which I did not know very well. I did find that vipra med website is awesome in separating them by these categories and subcategories. I'm experimenting by finding ways to find most important care actions and least important, but I wish there were questions that would address the best, further instructions, and reconfirm questions to understand the test terms. Any advice?

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I plan on doing that... No matter where i go i wanna play the content as if im listening to music. Its going to be music to my ears next 45 days... Lol! I gave myself a pat cause i thought to myself i did extremely terrible but was really surprised most were near passing. Probably missing a bit more of content...

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I found an e-book that I can not put down. It is awesome in explaining the test terms and how to separate each category and subcategory. I have yet tested to see what results I'm having.

[h=1]101 Ways to Score Higher on your NCLEX: What You Need to Know About the National Council Licensure Examination Explained Simply

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Don't give up guys because failure its part of the success. We are in the same boat & I had felt what you had felt right now. Just continue to strive your dreams because you can do anything if you begin by saying you can do it. We spent more than a year in the school and all the struggles that we experienced during our school days. We survived and graduated in the lpn/lvn program with that experienced in the past we already had the key to start our success to take the nclex pn exam.We can do it guys because all things are possible with god and he would not let us down forever. We need to brush up our knowledge to nail that nclex pn. Hard work and dedication to your craft it will pay off and brings us to the next level.:nurse:

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