Jump to content

Failed NCLEX-RN 3 Times...

NCLEX   (1,987 Views 8 Comments)
by Robyn1019 Robyn1019, ADN, ASN (New Member) New Member

234 Visitors; 6 Posts

advertisement

Hi everyone!

Unfortunately I failed the NCLEX-RN for the third time about a month ago.

1st: Kaplan, NCSBN Learning Extension and Saunders Text book 75q's

2nd: UWorld and Saunders Text Book 75q's

3rd: RegisteredNurseRN, Saunders and Nursing Illustrated Text book 106q's

I understand most of the content, and if I don't I go over it everyday until I can successfully answers questions. In all I have probably answered over 8,000q's pertaining to the NCLEX. I literally did so well in nursing school that I'm so hurt that the NCLEX is such a road block for me. I have really terrible anxiety, which I am working on, but I feel like a failure. I just want to know if anyone has any tips to best handle test anxiety or other reviews that really helped them pass. Seriously anything that has helped someone pass is a huge help, even if it has to do with the programs I've already used, I'm willing to buy again. So many people recommend UWorld and I loved the program but clearly it did not help me pass yet. Thank you 🙂

 

Robyn

Edited by robynmaccar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

82 Visitors; 3 Posts

Hi Robyn, 

I’m not really familiar with allnurses forum. First time responding. I just recently passed my nclex. I also failed three times prior to passing. I honestly felt like I wasn’t preparing properly.  I graduated from nursing school in 2014. I just passed in 2019. Took the test in 2014, 2015, and 2016.  Failed all three attempts.  My agency I was working in closed. I took the opportunity to stay home and focus on studying. I used UWorld and ATI.   I studied most of the time.  What I did differently was I wrote down about 80% of the rationales on paper.  First, I would write down gastro rationals. I would re-read the rationales then I would do gastro questions in ATI.  I found myself doing better on ATI than UWorld which boosted my confidence. I did that with each group, endocrine, immune, cardiac, etc.  Afterword, instead of doing one group set of 75 questions, I would use all of the questions pharm, mental health, peds, etc.  I didn’t write these down but I payed close attention to the rationals.  Two days before my exam I re-read all the things I wrote down.  I studied from Oct 2018 to February 2019. During my down time I would watch a movie or play a game on my phone. I went out to parties and had fun. Even when I was a little tipsy I would still do questions. I took my time understanding the rationales. Going into the test I had a different mind set. I planned on staying for 265 questions and I planned on going back to take the test again.  I was more relaxed with that mind set. I definitely helped.  I payed close attention to each question as if I was doing questions at home.  I passed at 80 questions. Got home, got the good pop up. (Very surprised, but excited). Waited two days. Quick Results said I passed.  I hope this helps.   Good Luck.  Remember I graduated in 2014 and passed in  2019.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

234 Visitors; 6 Posts

On 3/16/2019 at 2:19 PM, Mtitus123 said:

Hi Robyn, 

I’m not really familiar with allnurses forum. First time responding. I just recently passed my nclex. I also failed three times prior to passing. I honestly felt like I wasn’t preparing properly.  I graduated from nursing school in 2014. I just passed in 2019. Took the test in 2014, 2015, and 2016.  Failed all three attempts.  My agency I was working in closed. I took the opportunity to stay home and focus on studying. I used UWorld and ATI.   I studied most of the time.  What I did differently was I wrote down about 80% of the rationales on paper.  First, I would write down gastro rationals. I would re-read the rationales then I would do gastro questions in ATI.  I found myself doing better on ATI than UWorld which boosted my confidence. I did that with each group, endocrine, immune, cardiac, etc.  Afterword, instead of doing one group set of 75 questions, I would use all of the questions pharm, mental health, peds, etc.  I didn’t write these down but I payed close attention to the rationals.  Two days before my exam I re-read all the things I wrote down.  I studied from Oct 2018 to February 2019. During my down time I would watch a movie or play a game on my phone. I went out to parties and had fun. Even when I was a little tipsy I would still do questions. I took my time understanding the rationales. Going into the test I had a different mind set. I planned on staying for 265 questions and I planned on going back to take the test again.  I was more relaxed with that mind set. I definitely helped.  I payed close attention to each question as if I was doing questions at home.  I passed at 80 questions. Got home, got the good pop up. (Very surprised, but excited). Waited two days. Quick Results said I passed.  I hope this helps.   Good Luck.  Remember I graduated in 2014 and passed in  2019.  

Thank you so much for responding. I recently graduated this past May of 2018. I think a major problem for me is that maybe I am rushing into taking my next test. I am going to focus on writing down the rationales because many people have mentioned this. I will also spend more time studying. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you!!!! Hopefully, I will join the RN club soon! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PCapri has 1 years experience.

89 Visitors; 4 Posts

Hi Robyn Sorry hear that you failed your exam , please do not give up, keep trying , keep pushing you can do this. If you need advice, nclex tips , advice on where to go from here  etc you can search for me on Instagram my insta name is  Phelcapri 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

82 Visitors; 1 Post

Hi Robyn, 

I just recently passed my NCLEX RN exam. I also failed one time before this attempt. I did an online course through Apple RN online comprehensive course, It's really helped me to pass the exam. I hope this will help you.( https://applern.com/)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

24 Visitors; 1 Post

Hi I recently failed the NCLEX twice...

I have three kids and I really was depending on passing..

I studied my *** off...

1st time I did uworld/remar failed with 85questions

2nd time I did NCSBN failed with 75 questions

I really don't know what to do I can take the test again in August for the third time and if I don't pass I have to take a refresher course and try another three times I just want to pass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

234 Visitors; 6 Posts

25 minutes ago, FrustratedFutureNurse said:

Hi I recently failed the NCLEX twice...

I have three kids and I really was depending on passing..

I studied my *** off...

1st time I did uworld/remar failed with 85questions

2nd time I did NCSBN failed with 75 questions

I really don't know what to do I can take the test again in August for the third time and if I don't pass I have to take a refresher course and try another three times I just want to pass.

I don't have any kids, but believe me I understand the NEED to pass. It is so frustrating!!!! Since I took the test 3 times now I have to find a refresher course. I can't even find one the NJ BON will accept, and they were on their recommended list!! I am so tired of all of this, I just want to be an RN!

I think you should go for it in August. I think I am going to take mine then too if I can get this whole refresher figured out. Life is tough sometimes! 

I wish you all the best 🙂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

13 Visitors; 1 Post

I also failed 3 times but I did the “hurst Now review” it’s all online and I passed with 82 questions!! I’m a very bad test taker but it made me understand the material so well that the test felt easy 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing 0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×