Failed for the 3rd time. Please help!


Yesterday, I found out my test results, and found out that I failed. This is the 3rd time I have taken it. The first two times, I took the Hurst Review. I got 218 questions the first time, and 158 the second time. I have major testing anxiety, and was prescribed Inderal, low dose, in addition to a psychologist for evaluation. It didnt really helped me. The last test I took, I studied with Kaplan review, I got the whole test and still failed. :crying2: I feel like im running out of options. I've spent alot of money and time, and I've lost my job. Sometimes, I feel like maybe this wasn't the path that I was suppose to be in, but I can't imagine myself doing anything else. Am I wasting my time? I feel like I'll never pass this test. I want to take it again, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Do you have any other suggestions? Tutor? Is this normal? or am I just stupid!

I've tried to figure out how the test is graded and still til this point, I dont know if I'm suppose to pass all the sections of the test or just overall? :cry:

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

Sorry to hear you have failed. You have to get a pass in all areas to pass the exam. I would seriously consider Suzanne's plan and all information can be found in the stickies on the main NCLEX forum page



101 Posts

hey, im sorry to hear you failed, but we just have to pick ourselves up everytime we fall...dont give up...=) I wont.

God bless


38,333 Posts

Please don't give up. I also suggest you try Suzanne's plan. Also try to find another job, and study part of each day. The job will keep you from getting too depressed. Good luck.



15 Posts

All this happens for a reaso.Give yourself the BELIEVE in yourself.It's not the number of times you took the exam that counts, but it's a matter of faith and belief that you will overcome this.Just stay strong and persistence and patience will be your key to your success.



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don't lose hope..i failed nclex second time and im not giving up...Im planning to take suzanne's plan.Just remember it is not the end of everything..Think positive!:) good luck for the both of us!

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