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Failed to pass NCLEX the 3rd time....

Hi everyone,I've heard so much about this site and read a lot of the posts here about the people who are having difficulties with their studies and even those about the success that these people have, i just wanted to ask some people there who same as me did not pass yet their NCLEX-RN exam, it already took me 3 tries, first of all i took my first in the Philippines, failed with 75 questions, next when i got here to New York, i took my 2nd one right after i finished the Kaplan Review Center, ended up with another 75 questions but still failed, and my recent one was a few days ago and i had been self studying for a month or so and had 151 questions in total, and yesterday found out that i still failed, its hard to think that all that effort was for nothing, i had a very good feeling while taking my 3rd test and everything felt in place until i found out, now I'm just gonna try again, i heard that its going to take about 45 days before i can take the test in New York State is that right? and can anybody give me some advice on what i should do and things that might help me out on my next try. Thanks, most of the posts i read here are very comforting and i really feel that everyone here understands what the people are going through especially about these NCLEX exams and passing/failing....

Don't give up! It WILL happen! I passed the first go, and I owe a lot of my success to the Hurst Review! It was all I used to study while working full time! If you haven't tried it, look into it! Have faith, and best of luck to you!! Hang in there!

You said you did the Kaplan review, but I am curious if you went through all QTs and QBanks and all rationales..?

Kaplan was all I used to review and I did just what they told me.. For every single question I missed, I looked up everything I could find on that topic - as in, if I had pernicious anemia and missed the medication, I look up the cause, population affected, medications, symptoms, etc... It took a LOT of time, I was studying 6-7 hours every day for exactly 4 weeks.... I took notes, wrote down little topics I wasn't familiar with, read through every rationale for every question choice since I found it offers additional information... 2 days pre-testing, I went through ALL my notes...

I took my NCLEX today @75 qs and got majority SATA and PVT with the good pop up, so I am hoping this is a good sign...

Hello John,,Please check your PM message!!Thanks!!

hi Miniangel2.. I read your PM but i cant reply coz i guess i dont have enough post.. anyway, do not let this failure for the 3rd time put away a dream in your heart.. keep that dream burning and let that Faith and Determination take you to a better place...

get a good Conetent based book, read cover to cover... then practice the questions, then practice again with the PDA by Lacharity...

Do not give up... This is only a test of faith...

Goodluck :)

Oh no. Sorry to hear that kabayan. :( don't loose hope. Keep reviewing.

Thanks for all the people that reply and have good messages for me yeah ill keep on trying, and for those that PM me sorry I cant reply yet I'm new here, ill try to do so when i can Thanks again!

Thanks a lot yeah ill check that out too before i started my review I looked up Hurst too but my aunt told me to go with Kaplan so i did so yeah :specs: but Thanks and Congratulations to you

Don't give up! It WILL happen! I passed the first go, and I owe a lot of my success to the Hurst Review! It was all I used to study while working full time! If you haven't tried it, look into it! Have faith, and best of luck to you!! Hang in there!

Thanks i did look up Hurst before i started my review but my aunt said to go with Kaplan, so yeah, but thanks ill look it up again and Congratulations to you i hope to be one too one day :specs:

Hello John,,Please check your PM message!!Thanks!!

Hi! Yeah i checked your PM sorry i cant reply because im new here, but i'm living in NJ and working here in Long Island, and sure if ever we can go and help each other i'd very much appreciate that, did you take the exam before?

You said you did the Kaplan review, but I am curious if you went through all QTs and QBanks and all rationales..?

Kaplan was all I used to review and I did just what they told me.. For every single question I missed, I looked up everything I could find on that topic - as in, if I had pernicious anemia and missed the medication, I look up the cause, population affected, medications, symptoms, etc... It took a LOT of time, I was studying 6-7 hours every day for exactly 4 weeks.... I took notes, wrote down little topics I wasn't familiar with, read through every rationale for every question choice since I found it offers additional information... 2 days pre-testing, I went through ALL my notes...

I took my NCLEX today @75 qs and got majority SATA and PVT with the good pop up, so I am hoping this is a good sign...

Yeah i completed the course and probably 85% of the QBank because i was working ( i guess that's no excuse ) but i did so and Congratulations i hope it really is a good sign and i hope you pass and have a better future :)

Oh no. Sorry to hear that kabayan. :( don't loose hope. Keep reviewing.

Thanks kabayan, i wont lose hope Thanks for the support :specs:

hi john,

Im pretty sure you are almost there...for you to have taken past 150 questions means you were quite beating NCLEX but maybe still needs a little bit to go over the passing score... Now this is the time to gather everything and review again.., The best thing is they will send you a test score where you can see there where you almost passed and which onces that needs more reviewing...

You are almost there kabayan... Konti na lang :) Isa na lang...

Goodluck :)

woww! mitch hehehe Kabayan !!Glad to Know that and also Cunanan..!!:kiss

hi john,

Im pretty sure you are almost there...for you to have taken past 150 questions means you were quite beating NCLEX but maybe still needs a little bit to go over the passing score... Now this is the time to gather everything and review again.., The best thing is they will send you a test score where you can see there where you almost passed and which onces that needs more reviewing...

You are almost there kabayan... Konti na lang :) Isa na lang...

Goodluck :)

Thanks Mitch, yeah i know I'm almost there every time i try the exam it gets easier and gives me confidence i just wan to pass it already so i can start my career, i mean I'm not that old yet but still want to start a good foundation in life, and yeah its true that me getting those 150 questions this time was a sign of my progress just a little more hard work and ill reach the top.

Maraming Salamat sa suporta :)

3rd time test taker.. first attempt stopped at 85.. next attempt went to 205 and now stopped at 90.. i feel like everytime i get a SATA question im never positive of my answers.. and i feel like im guessing most of the time.. since i stopped at 90 im assuming i didnt answer the basic questions correctly in order to get up to the higher level questions..

any suggestions on what to use to become more familiar with the content part of the nclex and how to better answer those sata questions.. i use the true and false method but its kinda pointless if ur not familiar with the certain content of the question..

3rd time test taker.. first attempt stopped at 85.. next attempt went to 205 and now stopped at 90.. i feel like everytime i get a SATA question im never positive of my answers.. and i feel like im guessing most of the time.. since i stopped at 90 im assuming i didnt answer the basic questions correctly in order to get up to the higher level questions..

any suggestions on what to use to become more familiar with the content part of the nclex and how to better answer those sata questions.. i use the true and false method but its kinda pointless if ur not familiar with the certain content of the question..

hi arod21...

The book that really helped me with content is the Saunders Comprehensive. I read it from cover to cover.. pushing myself 1 chapter a day, after that answering the practice questions on the CD with Content area only...

DO not give up... When I first took the test some few years back, it would always stop to 75... then another time stopped at 86, then again stopped at 91... all failed... but I never stopped...I knew that if i continue some more that I would hit it someday...just continue pushing yourself forward..Last Saturday when i passed, the computer stopped at 180...

Goodluck :)

3rd time test taker.. first attempt stopped at 85.. next attempt went to 205 and now stopped at 90.. i feel like everytime i get a SATA question im never positive of my answers.. and i feel like im guessing most of the time.. since i stopped at 90 im assuming i didnt answer the basic questions correctly in order to get up to the higher level questions..

any suggestions on what to use to become more familiar with the content part of the nclex and how to better answer those sata questions.. i use the true and false method but its kinda pointless if ur not familiar with the certain content of the question..

hi arod21,

did you find out if you passed or failed this time? or do you need help in understanding the SATA questions?

and don't worry everybody fails sometimes in their lives you just got to get up and try again, a lot of good people here are very supportive because its doesn't only happen to you or me but a lot more people everywhere and they just keep trying again until they're successful like we will be soon :-)

hi arod21...

The book that really helped me with content is the Saunders Comprehensive. I read it from cover to cover.. pushing myself 1 chapter a day, after that answering the practice questions on the CD with Content area only...

DO not give up... When I first took the test some few years back, it would always stop to 75... then another time stopped at 86, then again stopped at 91... all failed... but I never stopped...I knew that if i continue some more that I would hit it someday...just continue pushing yourself forward..Last Saturday when i passed, the computer stopped at 180...

Goodluck :)

great advice mitch, yeah I'm standing on my feet again now and focusing more on the questions and how to answer them I'm using saunders too and its very helpful and i just wish to take the next one and make it count :-)

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