How many times can you fail???

  1. i am not sure if this is the right place to post this, but i figured that all the rn's out there could answer this.
    [color=#a0522d]how many times can one take the nclex?? what if you get out of school and take it say three times or more?? is there a limit as to how many times you can take it and will your future employer know if you failed it and had to retake it??
    [color=#a0522d]i ask because i am a bad test taker. i am a good studier and do well on my school tests, in-fact i was an honor student, but i have not done well on standardized tests like sat's... real bad on those. just wondering... i would hate going to rn school, spending $$ to go, then get out and fail the nclex. the school i am going to does not have a good pass rate. yikes!
    [color=#a0522d]thanks all!
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    It is different for each state - please contact your BON.
  4. by   ABQLNDRN
    Don't freak yourself out about the NCLEX. I know it's nerve-wrecking, but you can succeed at it! When you sit for your test, remember to slow your breathing, and think through your questions. It is very normal to be concerned about the NCLEX, but don't let anxiety psyche you out. As fas as how many times one can take the NCLEX, I'm sure it varies state-to-state.
  5. by   futurecnm
    I am a first year nursing studet and have also heard it varies for each state. I think our instructors said that there is a limit and then you have to wait a certain period before taking it again??? Not sure. are you a nursing student? From my experience, nursing school tests are unlike any kind of test I've ever taken and i've had a lot of college classes. Maybe they are like that to prepare for the NCLEX?? Anyone have any input?