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Failed NCLEX-RN with 265 Qs in CA

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I took the NCLEX-RN in CA on March 2, I received the results yesterday that I failed. It stopped me at 265 questions. I did not get any math questions, no sata, no fill ins, no hot spots, no drag and drop questions. I mainly got priority questions and medications. I was Above passing in one category and the rest I was near passing. I took Kaplan, attended all the classes, did all the Question Trainers and finished the entire QBank and read the rationales for the questions I got wrong and also the ones I got correct. I also read Saunders 4th edition.

By the way, I did not have any anxiety going into the test and leaving the test. I went in calm and relaxed and went out calm and relaxed. So I definitely don't have the so called "test anxiety" that sometimes causes people to not think clearly during the test...Anyway, my point is, I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I started studying in January, I didn't work, didn't party, I don't have kids...I Just STUDIED...and still failed.

Any advice on what I should do to prepare for the next time I take the test?

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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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You just can not predict with this exam. I would suggest setting a study plan as if you haven't studied before. Practice questions, keep practising questions and read the rationale

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spongebob6286 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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when i havent heard of the good news my family keeps on telling me that i shouldnt feel bad if ever i failed the exam because failing it doesnt mean you are not good or whatever it could mean, maybe it isnt your time yet and besides you have another chance. everything happens for a reason. please do not give up! GOD bless you more!

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Sounds as if you had the right approach, sorry you didn't make it this time. Take a couple of days to get over the bad feelings, then get started on preparing again. Study as if you haven't taken the exam before so you don't make the mistake of skipping over anything. Just keep at it. You will pass with persistence. Good luck.

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i am sorry you didn't passed this time.i've failed the nclex once myself,but i just decided so what it not end world.you hold the key to open up your future as a nurse.i want you to take time not to dwell on the passed, but look toward the future.let's start by gain faith in yourself with this:

every morning after you give praise to god...i want you go to a mirror..and said "i believe in you" only once but everyday till you take exam.....as you get start back on your journey to become a nurse........remeber you hold the key to your future whatever take to get to the outside do it break door if you have to..lol...but get to outside.......never give up....i mean never........good luck

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marcos9999 has 5 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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If you didn't get any any math questions, no sata, no fill ins, no hot spots, no drag and drop questions I see that you had a problem. It might be an indications you where not getting the passing questions you need. NCLEX will give you a mid range question to begin with, if you get it wright than it will give you a harder one. These questions you just mentioned are part of "passing questions" set. NCLEX scores after looking at sequences of these "passing questions" you get right. If you have a certain number of them above the passing line you pass, otherwise you don't. (This is what they told me at Kaplan)

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I took my test Feb. 12 2009 and found out three weeks later that I did not passed. I got 265 questions as well and thought the test wasn't bad but failed anyway.

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i also finished my nclex exam @ 265. i took it last april 21,2009. no result yet. im worried because i answered incorrectly the last question.huhuhu i had 10 SATA, 3 calculations, 1 drag and drop, lots of meds and prioritzation..pls help me.. im so down...huhuhuhu

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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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Answering the last question wrong doesn't mean you have failed. We have had several members post they got last question wrong and still passed. Unfortunately nothing you can do until you get your results. Good luck

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i feel you ... i am so sad right now ... i took the nclex rn CA april 27 ... i got 2 calculation one drag and drop and 5-8 sata ... my weakness is sata ... so im sure i have 5-8 wrong answers ... it stopped at 76 ... i tried the pearsonview web trick and it went through the credit card payment page, i know it means failed ... i have a social security number, and i checked the CA brn website, my name is not there, so i know i really failed ... i just wish they will mail me the letter already so that i can start moving on ... just so depressed right now ... i studied hard, followed suzzane's plan strictly, but still failed ... i must be the only person who failed using suzzane's plan ... so embarassing ... i am not trying to be negative, i just know that the pearsonvue web trick has been tried and tested by a lot of people ... and it really works, nobody says that it never worked for them ... all the 71pages of that thread tried and the results were true ...

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no i have not received the letter yet ... but im sure that i failed because of the pearsonvue webtrick ... and because my name is not in the ca bon yet until now ...

whenever it lets me go to the credit card payment page, i am so tempted to confirm it, and schedule another exam ... but my husband said to wait for the letter, so its official ...

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