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I just found out that I have failed the NCLEX... for the second time.. I'm completely devestated.... Both times my exam went 265 questions and my results have said "near the passing score".. I've read/studied from 6 different review books including kaplan/saunders etc and I took an ERI review course including all the ERI online practice tests. I've just about given up and I'm so disappointed in myself. Every one of my friends from school has passed and started working already. And on top of that everyone at work is going to know I failed again bec I'll still be working as an aide. I'm so embarrassed.. Does anyone have any advice for me? I don't know what to do now......:bluecry1:

Have you tried doing the NCSBN online NCLEX review course? I used it for one week before taking my NCLEX, and I found it to be very helpful. You can go to http://www.learningext.com/ to check out the courses they offer.

Good Luck!

Jogi

love-d-OR

Specializes in Transplant/Surgical ICU. Has 3 years experience.

I hear Suzzane's plan has helped many re-testers. You should check it out

piel_canela26

Specializes in medsurge.

i'm really sorry to hear that you did not pass the nclex, but i have to tell you if you were able to pass nursing school then i'm sure you can pass the nclex.... my advice is to take a few days off to give your brain a break, and start over again.... never mind what your cowoker say, just wory about passing the nclex.... good luck!

gt4everpn, BSN, RN

Specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

I bet alot is going through your head... before heading out to seek a new study plan, maybe you should take some time to clear your head, try to relax, and not let what happened completely consume you, my advice would be to focus on whatever areas you feel you have a weakness and also what the NCLEX tells you to work on! You really can and will pass the NCLEX, please don't think that it's over, very best of luck!!

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

I hear Suzzane's plan has helped many re-testers. You should check it out

]So sorry to hear that.:( I know it won't help much but of those in the graduating class at work ( some graduated at different schools ) 13 out of 44 failed first time and 7 of the 13 failed second time also and are waiting to re-test. I am hearing alot of people are not passing first time and second time. Our Clinical Nurse Specialist said she failed NCLEX twice herself. Believe me, no one thinks any less of her, she is really really good. You will be too. :p I would check out Suzanne's Plan on the NCLEX discussion forum and on same forum I would read the sticky called Random Fact Throwing.

]Wishing you the best. Good luck!:heartbeat

If the feedback tells you areas to improve, I imagine that's the starting point.

It sounds like you were close.

chevyv, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gero Psych, Ortho Rebab, LTC, Psych. Has 20 years experience.

I used ncsbn for about 2 weeks before taking my pn boards as well as somewhat following Suzannes plan. I really liked ncsbn and its reasonalbly priced. I have a hard time reading the book in Suzannes plan and found that I don't always retain the info. I was feeling totally unprepared the week before the exam and I purchased a program called something like pn study tips for $50. I have some test anxiety and this really helped. It gives basic tips on how to relax and what to do if you have no idea what the question is about. It also covers tons of questions (but again its pencil and paper, yuk). I focused on the tips and used most of them during the exam. Feel free to pm me and I'll explain the tips (if you feel they might be helpful :specs:)

I failed the test three times so I know the feeling....>>.I'm hear to tell you I tried all those books and stuff>>>didn't help>>> My success was possible from the HURST REVIEW program....I took it online>>>that lady with the southern drawl really breaks things down to extremely basic...

Take Hurst Review>>>don't worry about others that passed..stay focused on your success....I know it's easier said but you are hearing from someone that was in your shoes 3 times....

Make it happy...no more pity parties.....DO IT.!!!!!!!!!1

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you're not alone.:cry: I took the exam twice also...the second time being this years july 29th (a month ago) and just got my results today. I didn't pass. I am also very dissappointed in myself. I used the examcram pn cd-rom which everyone else said was fantastic for them but it wasn't for me. i don't know. there was a lot of stuff i didn't recognize on the exam. i'll just have to keep buying more study books i guess. :banghead:

I failed the test three times so I know the feeling....>>.I'm hear to tell you I tried all those books and stuff>>>didn't help>>> My success was possible from the HURST REVIEW program....I took it online>>>that lady with the southern drawl really breaks things down to extremely basic...

Take Hurst Review>>>don't worry about others that passed..stay focused on your success....I know it's easier said but you are hearing from someone that was in your shoes 3 times....

Make it happy...no more pity parties.....DO IT.!!!!!!!!!1

I was going to suggest the same Review. They guarantee you will pass or money back.. not to mention you can do the review as many times as you want! Good luck

Hey everyone! Thank you for all your advice and encouragement! I took the week off from studying and just relaxed and went to work. Suprisingly my co-workers are very supportive and didnt seem to think any less of me because of my failure. I guess it was just all in my head that people will be thinking this and that.. But being at work helps me focus and realize how badly I want to work to be a nurse! I read all your suggestions and I just registered for the NCSBN online review course for the next 5 weeks. Im going to start taking my practice tests every day for a few hours and hopefully this will help me out! 45 days and counting till I pass my next exam! Thanks everyone :nurse:

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

Hey everyone! Thank you for all your advice and encouragement! I took the week off from studying and just relaxed and went to work. Suprisingly my co-workers are very supportive and didnt seem to think any less of me because of my failure. I guess it was just all in my head that people will be thinking this and that.. But being at work helps me focus and realize how badly I want to work to be a nurse! I read all your suggestions and I just registered for the NCSBN online review course for the next 5 weeks. Im going to start taking my practice tests every day for a few hours and hopefully this will help me out! 45 days and counting till I pass my next exam! Thanks everyone :nurse:

I love your positive outlook.:up: If you have not already looked on the NCLEX discussion forum, I would read the random facts thread too. Not to mention the infection control thread and obscure diseases threads ( last 2 are sometimes hard to find, but worth the search ). Keep up the wonderful outlook and you will be sucessful in 45 days!:cool:

YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE!!

Are you able to speak with an instuctor or guidance counselor? They may have alternatives you have not thought of.....Do you have test anxiety?

What does this mean for you now? Will you be able to test again

maverickemt

Specializes in 2. Has 4 years experience.

Hey all - I took the NCLEX RN for the second time and think I failed this time also. I went all the way to 265 with a lot of meds which I never heard of, a lot of SATA, a lot of infection control and priority. Last time I went to 262 and failed also. Is it possible to pass at 265 on the second try?

Maverickemt

I just found out that I have failed the NCLEX... for the second time.. I'm completely devestated.... Both times my exam went 265 questions and my results have said "near the passing score".. I've read/studied from 6 different review books including kaplan/saunders etc and I took an ERI review course including all the ERI online practice tests. I've just about given up and I'm so disappointed in myself. Every one of my friends from school has passed and started working already. And on top of that everyone at work is going to know I failed again bec I'll still be working as an aide. I'm so embarrassed.. Does anyone have any advice for me? I don't know what to do now......:bluecry1:

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

Hey all - I took the NCLEX RN for the second time and think I failed this time also. I went all the way to 265 with a lot of meds which I never heard of, a lot of SATA, a lot of infection control and priority. Last time I went to 262 and failed also. Is it possible to pass at 265 on the second try?

Maverickemt

The number of questions is just a number and has no bearing of if you pass or fail. Be patient and wait for the results. Good luck.:D

GoosbyLPN

Specializes in Rehab, Geriatrics & School Nurse. Has 3 years experience.

:bow:There is hope...like a few people said take HURST i took the NCLEX 3 times and 2 waiting to take it again this year. Marlene's southeren voice rings in ur head that's what make u remember the answers also she breaks it down..nothing against anyone else's study method, but i think you should do Hurst. Online is $300 and live is $350, but online is the same as doing it live because thats all they do is play the videos in class. Also online you can always go back are review on ur one time. GOOD LUCK!! We will be nurses..soon.

Hi All,

I just take my 2nd exam today with 108 questions. First was 265 questions but i wasn't studying really hard. This time i studies much harder. I had 6 sata, 6-8 infection control, 2 med cal. I don't feel confidence with my answers. Any body have any idea on how i did?

I will find out in 48 longest hours.

Thanks,

B.

Hi All,

I just take my 2nd exam today with 108 questions. First was 265 questions but i wasn't studying really hard. This time i studies much harder. I had 6 sata, 6-8 infection control, 2 med cal. I don't feel confidence with my answers. Any body have any idea on how i did?

I will find out in 48 longest hours.

Thanks,

B.

to all,

Good luck !!!! You really cant tell by numbers alone... let's just wait and see.no matter what we are here for you...

Hey everyone! Thank you for all your advice and encouragement! I took the week off from studying and just relaxed and went to work. Suprisingly my co-workers are very supportive and didnt seem to think any less of me because of my failure. I guess it was just all in my head that people will be thinking this and that.. But being at work helps me focus and realize how badly I want to work to be a nurse! I read all your suggestions and I just registered for the NCSBN online review course for the next 5 weeks. Im going to start taking my practice tests every day for a few hours and hopefully this will help me out! 45 days and counting till I pass my next exam! Thanks everyone :nurse:

good luck!!!! Your very lucky to have supportive co workers !!!!:D

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