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Failed Nclex again

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Hi, so I need some help, I'm in Indiana I failed my boards for the 3rd and in my state you have to do a review course, and clearly I need to, I can't decide between ncsbn learning extension, or hurst review, PLEASE some advice on what you recommend. trying to start Monday.

hopefulxx, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Medicine. Has 6 years experience.

Hi, so I need some help, I'm in Indiana I failed my boards for the 3rd and in my state you have to do a review course, and clearly I need to, I can't decide between ncsbn learning extension, or hurst review, PLEASE some advice on what you recommend. trying to start Monday.

Hi. First and foremost, keep going! You will eventually pass! I am also on my 4th attempt, but I refuse to give up. You made it through nursing school, you can make it through this exam and you will be a wonderful nurse! On one of my attempts I used ncsbn, the 3 week course, and I personally did not enjoy it. The questions were good but the content was very broad and there was a lot of content! If you are weak in that area you should consider it, but I think that HURST review is very helpful. I never took the course but I have the information from it and it is very easy to understand, which makes it seem to me that the course is probably very helpful. I took kaplan and although I still failed, I loved the course so much and it helped me tremendously being that I did so much better on my latest exam than my previous one.

Hope this helps a little bit! Lots of luck your way

Thank you, I'm going to keep trying, and good luck to you

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I have both Hurst and the NCSBN course and I like Hurst content so much more. The content is easy to understand and it sticks. I agree with the above post, NCSBN content is too broad, the questions are good though. See why you are failing and figure out if its because you dont know the content or because you're answering the questions wrong. Good luck!!!

SierraBravo

Has 3 years experience.

I don't know your exact situation, but maybe the reason you're not passing the NCLEX is because you are spending time reviewing content. The NCLEX does not, in general, test your knowledge of content, it tests your ability to critically think and reason through problems. Of course you need to know what you learned in nursing school, but you should not be spending very much time at all looking at content at this point. At this point you need to be doing as many questions as you possibly can per day. For each question, even the ones you get right, read and understand the rationales. This way you are actively learning.

I'm always amazed at all of the topics about the NCLEX and preparing for it and the various study options. Here's the big secret about the NCLEX and how to prepare for it... Do questions (read every rationale) and do them until you can't do anymore.

Here's the tough love part - if you have failed the NCLEX 3 times already then it likely means one of two things... Either you are preparing for it the wrong way or you don't possess the critical thinking ability at this point to become licensed. Hopefully for you it's the former.

I did kaplan and all the question I followed the 75 question a day wrote out the rationals for the ones I got wrong, I do feel like it is content some of the question I got on the nclex I wasn't for sure on the answer I felt like it was because I didn't know the sign and symptoms, I had a lot of maternity it seemed like

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Check with your BON! I don't think that they will except a prep course as a remedial course. Ask them what they require. I'd hate to see you spend your money on a prep course (although all that you mentioned are good) only to be told that the course doesn't meet the requirements and then refusing to issue the ATT