Published Dec 17, 2004
FAILED NCLEX AGAIN, This was my 3rd time first time 87 2nd time 107 3rd time 265 i thought i realy had a chance this time. Im so ashamed surely i should pass out of 3x. im thinking of going into another profession maybe this isnt for me after all. What do you all think
I know it's easier said than done, but continue to study and try again. Maybe take some time for yourself first. I don't think you should give up though.
unknown99, BSN, RN
Do not give up!!! You made it through nursing school, so that shows you that you can do it. I failed the first time. Then I bought 2 NCLEX items:
1. Springhouse RN NCLEX software disc, it has 3000 questions, and I found that they are very similar to the ones on the boards.
2. A book called NCLEX-RN 101: How to Pass
By Sylvia Rayfield and Loretta Manning.
It is different than any other NCLEX book. It reteaches you how to "think" like an RN.
I totally believe that these 2 items are what helped me pass the 2nd time.
luilui_604, BSN, RN
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP!
the results of the test has absolutely no relevance to your ability to give good nursing care to sick patients! its just a standardized test that everyone has to go through....your perseverance will inspire other nurses in the same position...i'll be writing my exam jan 20th and NO exam is going to dictate my ability to care for my patients....
if you dont' succeed, TRY, TRY AGAIN...and this statement holds true if nursing is truly what you want to do!
i hope you will reconsider, we need nurses like you! :) :) :)
I haven't taken NCLEX yet, as I'm still a student. However, I think a lot of my fellow students' problems stem from their "style" of thinking. You must not simply possess a fountain of knowledge. You must be able to apply it in a practical situation. I think, having had 3x at NCLEX already, that the above suggestion for reteaching you a "nursing"-style thought process might be the best suggestion.
Take a sec to realize what you really want...Do you want to give up on a dream? Do you give up easily? I have failed 4 times...I refuse to give up my dream!!!! I dont want to hear that you have decided to go into another profession...Its not a option...you have made it this far....Just think about when you finally do pass, how great will that feel...and at that point noone will ever ask how many times it took to pass (unless you choose to tell them)...So, please , relax , take a break, re-focus...and try a new approach...Me, I am going to try the ncsbn online thing that is 49$...If you would like to personally IM me....or email [email protected] give up!!!!!!!!
oh...by the way...I got 265 all 4 times...how frustrating is that!!!!!!
Don't give up! It took me 3 times to pass the NCLEX-RN. After I failed the second time, I wanted to give up...I thought...maybe I'm not meant to be a nurse. But many people told me that what is standing between me and becoming a RN is this exam. Are you going to let this exam stand in the way??? I attended 4 years of nursing school...I'm definitely not going to let this exam get in the way! I hope you won't either.
Below are the resources I used to prep for the NCLEX:
- Princeton Review: Cracking the NCLEX-RN (A good review book...with some very helpful hints)
- http://www.learningext.com (I did the free weekly question that is posted on the site)
- http://www.nclex-rn.com (The Discussion Forum...It's nice talking to other people who are in the same boat)
- Lippincott: NCLEX-RN Review 7th edition (this book has 5000+ questions)
- Kaplan: NCLEX-RN 2003-2004 edition (this book has some test taking strategies)
You had 265 questions this time. That means you are very close to passing! Please don't give up! YOU CAN DO IT!!!
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