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Failed with 265 and used UWORLD “high chance of passing”... HELP!

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by rmmmm rmmmm (New Member) New Member Nurse Student

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I’m so heartbroken, but I think I cried all my tears and I’m ready to pick myself up again. I took the NCLEX-RN last week and received my results and I failed. I used UWORLD. Had less than 200 questions left in the QBank and had a “very high chance of passing” with the Self-Assessment. Everyone I know highly recommended it, but now after failing when I was using it to study, I don’t know how to go about studying again. I don’t even know what to use anymore. Does anyone have any other suggestions please?

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Hello! I felt defeated after taking my NCLEX this month because I thought I was going to fail. All I used was UWORLD and I had a "borderline chance of passing." My ATI showed that I had a low chance of passing too. However, I ended up passing. Try not to let this get to you, I know it's hard, but you can do it. There are programs out there that prepare you for NCLEX, like the KAPLAN review or ATI review however, they are expensive. When I did UWORLD, I focused a lot on the management & leadership & fundamentals section and read through all the rationales, even the ones I got correct. & I'm not sure if your school offers this, if you fail the NCLEX the first time my school offers tutoring sessions/help. Maybe you can try to see if your school offers the same thing?  I'm not sure if my post helped you, but I wish you the best of luck! 

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& one more thing! I believe you receive a report of some sort if you fail. Look at that report and see what your weakness was. Again, good luck! If you have any other questions/need help you can message me!

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Failing is not the end. I know some colleagues who had 100+ Q and failed.

I passed with 265Q. 

While reviewing Uworld, I thought I knew nothing. What I did as people suggested was to read the "rationale". I did not care if I was getting the questions wrong because I re-read everything and tried to undertand the concept why I answered wrong. 

I did challenge myself of completing Uworld (all 2k+) for 2 weeks and then take the NCLEX. Ehm, it kinda worked but there was the thought I failed when I finished the exam.

So may be you need time on your own pace to study 🙂 

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Get NCLEX review books and just do the questions, 75 each sitting.

When you check the answers, if you got it right then you know it. If you get an answer wrong and understand why you got it wrong, move on. If not, review that topic, and that topic only, then move on. Keep doing this until you have a grasp on what's going on.

Also, study to be able to explain in your own words to someone else. Do not memorize because the NCLEX is situational and comprehension, not a test of memory.

Lastly, take the test when you're ready, don't rush too retake it. And as someone else pointed out, try to answer several questions based upon your weakness from the first NCLEX results.

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Snatchedwig has 11 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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Were you nervous to a point where you couldn't focus? Find you a NCLEX questions and answer book and go through the entire book. You got this boo!

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