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Failed NCLEX RN

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Has 2 years experience.

Hi everyone,

I have failed NCLEX RN twice now :crying2:. I don't know what my problem is! Both times I have completed the whole test; this is very frustrating to me. I am starting to think maybe this is not for me?! I did very well in school and have been told I'm great in the clinical setting. This test may just be the death of me!! :eek: I have studied mainly off Kaplan and Hurst review. I feel comfortable with my knowledge base but for some reason can not pass this..any suggestions out there?!! Please I need help! Thank you.

I feel the same way you do. I have taken my NCLEX-RN 2 times already and failed both times and got all 265 questions. I am to retake it tomorrow morning, and im scared. I feel as if i know the content and im very comfortable with it. My main focus this time around for studying was just going over and over questions that tell u the rationale right after you answer it. that way, you can concentrate on the problem and see what you did wrong. Most of them i saw i was reading the wrong way. try slowing down ur pace at reading and then re-read the question after you have read the answers. here is the website i used for practicing taking the questions. it does cost money, but $50 for one month is worth it to me if it's going to help me practice. http://www.vipramed.com/vm/main/login.asp

good luck. hope this helps!

nthomp14

Has 2 years experience.

sweet2heart,

GOOD LUCK TODAY!! I wish you the very best and said a prayer for you last night. I can relate to how scarred you are feeling but relax and deep breath! Hopefully 'third time is a charm' for both of us. I am going to look into the link you posted, thank you for that. And please let me know how today went for you.

NICU,

Thanks so much for the post. What inspiration it gives me!

Nthomp14,

Here is a very inspirational post from a fellow allnurses member... I think this will help to motivate you in not giving up. Just believe in yourself...you've made it this far don't stop now! Many blessings to you!

https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/i-passed-ever-379209.html

Thanks,

NICU1209

Here is another inspirational post. Hope it helps and never give up no matter how many times you have to take that test. Of course after a few times not passing makes you feel discouraged and make you think maybe you are not suppose to be a Nurse (RN) but you must be because you went through all the schooling and finished the program, made a bunch of sacrifies throughout the whole time. You can do this!!

https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/nclex-test-why-445779-post4040232.html

Good Luck!!

nthomp14

Has 2 years experience.

Thanks so much for the link. I just read it and it was very inspirational! It makes me feel a little better to know that I am not the only one out there who has failed NCLEX; because sometimes it feels that way. Thank you!

sunflowerross, LPN

Specializes in Geriatrics/Orthopedics/CDU/LTC/SNF.

do you have test anxiety!?!

i took my exam yesterday and was amazed how calm i was compared to the previous two times i failed. the first two times i took it, it took me the full amount of time and every single question!!!!!!! i almost blacked out, both times; it was an awful experience to say the least. :barf02:i never wanted to go back...ever!! :no:

you are not alone!!!!!!!!!!!!

(that blue-smiley is about what i felt like the first two times i took the test--lmao!!! who comes up with this things!?!!!!!)

this time i studied more than ever, took 40mg of prescribed propranolol from my doctor for test anxiety and was out-of-there in less than 1.5 hours with only 90 questions. i'm hoping for a good out-come, now i wait for the results! (i took it yesterday). hoping third time's a charm like 'they' say--finger's crossed!!!

i gave myself more than the suggested time of 45 days to wait to re-test--don't rush it!! take your time and study study study those practice questions!!!

finally, i recommend studying nclex test-taking strategies--this really helped in answering questions along with my knowledge. kaplan has a great book for this. there were a lot of questions i was like, "what the heck is that?" the test-taking-strategies really helped in those types of questions. you can't possibly know everything--right!?!

you will do it, i know you can--just keep on studying those practice questions!!! just remember, the way this exam is designed isn't for everyone--regardless if you're a 'good' student or not, some people just have to work a little harder than others. my bestfriend who took hers a few years ago, didn't even have time to study juggling work & family--she passed with flying colors the first time!!! :anbd: not me--i'm hoping 3rd time's a charm (nervous laugh)

practice questions, practice questions, practice questions!!!

study tips to check out http://passnclex.drexel.edu/study_resources.aspx

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forgot a 'space' between words

Sorry to hear this. You need to use the "Don't give up" method. Keep on trying until you pass.

nthomp14

Has 2 years experience.

sunflowerross,

THANKS so much for the advice! I'm going to start by doing way more practice questions and reading the rationales behind them. I don't know who created the smileys but i love them! I also had a good friend of mine pass on the first try who barely studied; as I was putting mucho time in. Oh well..I decided never to give up on something that I want; I will be studying a lot but also allow time for my brain to relax! Good luck to you!! I'm sure you did fine; confidence is key and please let me know the results of your exam yesterday. Hopefully you will be :cheers: (partying) lol this weekend with great news! Best of luck!!

sunflowerross,

THANKS so much for the advice! I'm going to start by doing way more practice questions and reading the rationales behind them. I don't know who created the smileys but i love them! I also had a good friend of mine pass on the first try who barely studied; as I was putting mucho time in. Oh well..I decided never to give up on something that I want; I will be studying a lot but also allow time for my brain to relax! Good luck to you!! I'm sure you did fine; confidence is key and please let me know the results of your exam yesterday. Hopefully you will be :cheers: (partying) lol this weekend with great news! Best of luck!!

Try the prayer that I posted.

nthomp14,

just found out this morning, i passed!!!!! before doing that website i posted i was doing horrible on questions. i felt a lot more confident practicing with the questions, which there was over 4,000 questions to practice with. i believe i did just about all 4,000 of them. i felt more confident going into the test practicing with those than i did the last 2 times. although ppl say not to, i practiced the night before with taking 75 questions to make sure i could sit still long enough. third time was a charm, and what a great day to find out the same day my best friend got married :) :) good luck!!

nthomp14

Has 2 years experience.

Congratulations sweet2heart009!!! I'm so happy for you and hopefully in about a month it will be me too! Thanks for the website, tomorrow I'm going to buy it and start studying intensely. I really hope that it helps me. Thanks again and congrats to you and your friend!

hi, i'm new to this thread. sadly, i'm one of those who failed a couple of times already. i recently took my fourth time this week and failed it again, it was so depressing, head draining, body aching, mind clouding feeling. i'm planning to take it again by the end of this month, as long as my memory is still fresh. i don't know what got me, i've been preparing for a couple of months and still nothing works out, i get 70-90% or sometimes 100% on q-bank of kaplan and knowing i failed is just so devastating :crying2:. my parents doesn't talk to me, i'm embarrased to be with my RN-already friends. in about less than a week i'll begin studying again but not as much as before to decrease the anxiety and mental pressure, is it alright? i mean, can you give me your insights on how to deal with this again? how to start and what to start again? i'm really determined to overcome and pass this test and i'm considering this 5th time as my last one, please give me some advice and what you think about it, i need to pass by this month again.to the recent passers, can you give me an insight of the topics you've encountered just to give me and idea? i'm really depressed right now but so determinde to get my revenge as well. it's time i get my license back. thanks so much! :o

LPN_2005/RN_10

Specializes in Cardiac Care, Palliative Care. Has 5 years experience.

Have you considered a kaplan review course? A co-worker has loaned me her kaplan review course book and it went over a great deal including meds that you need to know for the nclex. Take some time off to relax and don't rush into taking the exam again. Invest in an actual kaplan review class--that will give you an opportunity to ask and get your questions answered.

I feel sorry that your parents aren't talking to you anymore, that has to be a big burden on your shoulders.

When you take the test again, leave the stress and negative issues at the door, you need to be as calm as possible. Good luck!

hi, i'm new to this thread. sadly, i'm one of those who failed a couple of times already. i recently took my fourth time this week and failed it again, it was so depressing, head draining, body aching, mind clouding feeling. i'm planning to take it again by the end of this month, as long as my memory is still fresh. i don't know what got me, i've been preparing for a couple of months and still nothing works out, i get 70-90% or sometimes 100% on q-bank of kaplan and knowing i failed is just so devastating :crying2:. my parents doesn't talk to me, i'm embarrased to be with my RN-already friends. in about less than a week i'll begin studying again but not as much as before to decrease the anxiety and mental pressure, is it alright? i mean, can you give me your insights on how to deal with this again? how to start and what to start again? i'm really determined to overcome and pass this test and i'm considering this 5th time as my last one, please give me some advice and what you think about it, i need to pass by this month again.to the recent passers, can you give me an insight of the topics you've encountered just to give me and idea? i'm really depressed right now but so determinde to get my revenge as well. it's time i get my license back. thanks so much! :o

i did, i had the new book, read and studied it, applied it in the qbank which i did very well. the reason i want to take it as soon as possible is i want to keep the contents still fresh in my mind because i really did studied it by mind and heart. if i will let time pass by, it will drift slowly and my focus as well. i'm planning to go back to the book of kaplan and qbank again and i don't need to pressure my mind right? i think that's what has brought me down, pressure and anxiety. i'm giving myself a couple of weeks to prepare again. what do you think of this idea? please give me insights on how to handle this and i appreciate it. and thanks for replying by the way.:o

LPN_2005/RN_10

Specializes in Cardiac Care, Palliative Care. Has 5 years experience.

Everybody's studying strategies is different, but to help retain information, I can't cram. You'll probably need more than a couple of weeks of studying. What worked for me is studying 1/2 hour-1 hour a day and afterwards go over in my mind everything I studied for that day--> kind of like giving myself a quiz. Then I'll do the same thing the next day. 1-2 days out the week, I'll give my brain a break from studying and enjoy myself with my family and/or friends. That made me less anxious during the test and I was able to remember a lot of the information that I've studied.

Good luck!

i did, i had the new book, read and studied it, applied it in the qbank which i did very well. the reason i want to take it as soon as possible is i want to keep the contents still fresh in my mind because i really did studied it by mind and heart. if i will let time pass by, it will drift slowly and my focus as well. i'm planning to go back to the book of kaplan and qbank again and i don't need to pressure my mind right? i think that's what has brought me down, pressure and anxiety. i'm giving myself a couple of weeks to prepare again. what do you think of this idea? please give me insights on how to handle this and i appreciate it. and thanks for replying by the way.:o

i changed my name by the way because of the RN stuff. i see. are you working by the time you were studying? i usually study like 5-6 hours a day, 6 days a week, sundays with my family and friends. and yeah, i do what you do too, study a content then do quizzes of that content. i did kaplan qbanks too. and saunders. read those two books and their questions. and i really think it's the anxiety that got me cause during my last test, i can feel my body palpitating out of nervousness again. i got jittery. what i'm working out right now is my relaxing strategies.yeah, you are right, maybe i'll just do it like a couple of months and not rush myself. thank you for being there, right now, i really just wanted someone to talk to. my friends have been busy working already. do you have any friends who recently took the test and can give insights about what came out?:o