I graduated in may from an ADN program with a 3.75 GPA an in the next few weeks ill be taking the NCLEX-RN for the THIRD time..
I have been reviewing material relentlessly for the last 5 months to try to get past this test.. i understand content review is important but the outright trickery of the presented questions on the NCLEX is even more important to figure out.. much like answering a riddle before you can answer the question..
I took all the predictors that my school made me pay for they all told me i am in the 99th percentile for prediction of passing. I remember sitting next to a few over the course of two years.. that would say to each other "If i dont get a 79 on this test ill fall below 75%" guess what?? they passed the NCLEX first try.
So through the DON of the local hospital, where i work, and have been working as a CNA, while going to school, I get in touch with a nursing educator with whom i have been working with over the course of this summer to get past this test... She much like myself are baffled as to why i am having issues with this test.. I also learn that the NCSBN as of jan-01-07 made the NCLEX 7% more difficult than the previous year in response to "outstanding increase in med errors" no mention of Under staffing and Docs that make irresponsible choices.
Also.. one of my close friends that graduated from a state school BSN program this last may.. with honors.. 4.0 GPA all the way through.. also is on her third try. ><
to sum it up.. i am just unsure about nursing as a career. i often have thought that i have the ability to be a very good nurse. I am just disillusioned with what i have come to call the "egghead nurses" that are the gate keepers of the nursing profestion.