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Hello everyone, I just wanted to share my situation so I can get help from everyone on this site. I graduate in dec 11. I took the nclex in california 4 times. 1st time the computer shut at 174 questions, 2nd time at 265, 3rd at 75 and 4th time at 265 questions. In order to prep for the exam i used kaplan, hesi, saunders cd and book together. Im not understanding what to do. English is my second language. Im spending so much time and money so i can pass this test, but nothing seems to be working. I just paid to registered to take the exam for the 5th times, but I dont know what can i do so i can pass this test. I did pretty good in my nursing program, so why am i having hard time passing this test. Are there any tutors in california that can help me tutor maybe? Can anyone give me advice or suggestion that can help me with the exam. I'm so stuck. I cant wait to work as a nurse but this exam is holding me behind. I understand the questions, but sometimes get confused when i read the options. I know what they are saying, but not able to determine which one is the best answer and get confused. Plz help thanx

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abennett7 has 1 years experience and specializes in Mental Health.

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Take the test in your native language. Ask for extra time due to language barriers. Hopefully, this will get you throught the next test.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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Take the test in your native language. Ask for extra time due to language barriers. Hopefully, this will get you throught the next test.

The NCLEX is only offered in English, there is no other option. There is no additional time offered due to English being a second language as this is not considered a "reasonable accommodation" for a professional licensing exam in the US. The only accommodations afforded to NCLEX candidates are for those with disabilities documented by a licensed professional. Being a non-native English speaker is not a disability.

If the language barrier is a major issue for the original poster, perhaps working on your English language & comprehension skills may be helpful. Many report that watching English language television shows help in improving their linguistic skills. if you have not tried an in person review center such as Kaplan or Hurst that my be of assistance. If you are a US educated nurse, check with your school of nursing for tutoring information.

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I understand the questions, but sometimes get confused when i read the options. I know what they are saying, but not able to determine which one is the best answer and get confused. Plz help thanx

What review books are you using? The main ones I have read about on allnurses are: Lippincott, Delmar, Kaplan and Saunders. There may be others. If you are studying from one or two of these, try getting the others and studying from them. It is all I can think of to offer you right now. Good luck and God bless you.

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don't give up . you will make it. keep on doing questions and pray.

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Hello everyone' date=' I just wanted to share my situation so I can get help from everyone on this site. I graduate in dec 11. I took the nclex in california 4 times. 1st time the computer shut at 174 questions, 2nd time at 265, 3rd at 75 and 4th time at 265 questions. In order to prep for the exam i used kaplan, hesi, saunders cd and book together. Im not understanding what to do. English is my second language. Im spending so much time and money so i can pass this test, but nothing seems to be working. I just paid to registered to take the exam for the 5th times, but I dont know what can i do so i can pass this test. I did pretty good in my nursing program, so why am i having hard time passing this test. Are there any tutors in california that can help me tutor maybe? Can anyone give me advice or suggestion that can help me with the exam. I'm so stuck. I cant wait to work as a nurse but this exam is holding me behind. I understand the questions, but sometimes get confused when i read the options. I know what they are saying, but not able to determine which one is the best answer and get confused. Plz help thanx[/quote']

It's probably not your comprehension, but how you are answering the questions..the problem with NCLEX is all the answer are usually correct, but the issue is...what is the best correct answer. I had a lot of select all that apply..and what/who would you do/see first. My advice would be to take practice tests until you are consistently passing them.

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hi you can send me an email to nashcookie55@yahoo.com I too graduated dec 11 and i failed the first time and passed just this last saturday. English is mt second language and I can tell you I understand you. During my first time i used kaplan and failed. but then i got my result and knew that strategy was not what i needed. so I signed up for hurst and ncsbn. i will listen to a topic on hurst and also read the same content on ncsbn. I read the questions in ncsbn and had to figure out how to naswer the question. I was not after the score cos i was getting even 40's on some. After i covered the materials my scores increased so from my own experince since you have been out of school for a while, I would suggest content and also when you answer a question ask yourself if the answer you choose answers the question they are looking for.

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