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failed nclex-rn 1st time.HELP

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I took nclex-rn exam while ago.i did the pvt and sad to say i got the bad pop up...any tips on passing the exam:crying2::crying2::crying2:

What was your study plan when you took it the first time?

la charity and saunders cd (study mode).

I took nclex-rn exam while ago.i did the pvt and sad to say i got the bad pop up...any tips on passing the exam:crying2::crying2::crying2:

I'm sorry to hear this. I am in the same boat as you if the PVT really does work. I'm having a hard time because I studied sooo long and hard. I used the newest saunders book/cd and a few other review books, kaplan. I would guess I probably answered 2000 questions. I think the hardest thing is the test turned off at 75 questions. I didn't feel like it was easy. I could tell the questions where getting harder (or so it seemed liked) I had SATA, alternative format questions. I just don't know what to think. I know I don't do well taking tests and this just proves it. I know I'll be a great nurse once I get a chance.

Relax until you know for certain. Then when you get ready to prepare again, remember to study as if you had never tested before.

I will pray for both of us that God will help us to pass our next nclex exams.

I'm sorry to hear this. I am in the same boat as you if the PVT really does work. I'm having a hard time because I studied sooo long and hard. I used the newest saunders book/cd and a few other review books, kaplan. I would guess I probably answered 2000 questions. I think the hardest thing is the test turned off at 75 questions. I didn't feel like it was easy. I could tell the questions where getting harder (or so it seemed liked) I had SATA, alternative format questions. I just don't know what to think. I know I don't do well taking tests and this just proves it. I know I'll be a great nurse once I get a chance.

You will get your chance. always have a positive mindset.. You will be an RN... :)

My prayers are for you for all Nclex takers.... that we may pass and start our nursing career.

Hey All,

Sad to say, but the PVT really does work. I tested on the 29th as well. I did the PVT on the yestersday and was able to get to the CC page to pay. I finished with 109 questions. I didn't think I did horribly, but I was sure I didn't do great, I thought I did enough to pass. One of my friends got 109 questions too, but she passed. I thought that I prepared well. I did an ATI review course and answered 3000 questions. At this point I'm not really sure what to do in preparation for the second time. I live in GA so I'm able to re-register in 45 days.

If anyone has any suggestions, please share!

boisern84

Specializes in Cardiology, NCLEX instructor.

Just make sure you study differently next time perhaps you might try a different format of organizing information or spend less time doing questions and more time learning broad nursing concepts.

BoiseRN,

What do you mean by "broad nursing" content?

You all I too took the the test on 30th and failed with all 265 I used kaplain, saunders, lippincott, and ati to review for the content. I was one of the top people in my nursing program so I am at a lost I don't know what I should do. We should just keep our heads up and try again. I just pray that I can pass the second time around.

After having a couple of days to reflect on the exam. I like you wasn't sure how to approach this test for the second time. I feel like I have a very good understanding on the concept but I really suck at taking exams. I'm going to focus on LaCharity's Prioritization/delegation and assignment book and continue taking test questions. I felt like the most helpful thing to me was taking questions and reading the rationals. Know that this test is a standardized exam and it doesn't mean anything about us as a nurse!!! It sucks to fail but we're going to get it the second time and this is just a minor bump in the road. We can do it.

Good luck,

Thank you Littlejrr I am going to buy the LaCharity book Hopefully that can help me and good luck to you as well.

You should also get a letter telling you of the area(s) you need to focus on as well and hopefully that will give you some direction as to what you can improve on. For me I was close in several areas and below in Management of care so hopefully the book will help. I'm also going to try going to the library to study instead of my house even though no one is here during the day. Maybe I different setting will help!! I'm all about trying different things and mixing it up.

Yea I maybe should go to the library to. I'm waiting to see my results I hope it doesn't take a long time to come I really want to retake my test maybe in august or early september.

My results came 2 days after I took the test. I'm taking a week or so off to clear my mind before I start reviewing again.

i think i will start reviewing again on monday.i took my nclex-rn exam (june 29) failed.i had 75 questions.(meds,priority and sata)..after 45 days i will try it again.hope that i can make it on my second time.Goodluck to all of us.