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by Future_BSNRN Future_BSNRN (New) New Student

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So yes I Failed the NCLEX twice. First time took all 265 questions, 2nd time I failed in 75. I’ve used uworld and ATI but now I’m looking for something else to help. I’m a bad test taker I rush/don’t read what the question is asking and I over think things. I’ve been looking into Kaplan and Hurst and was wondering if anyone had any luck with failing and using one of those then passing? 

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I have similar problems with test taking. And I failed NCLEX the first time too. 
 

I know you said you used UWorld, but I found it really helpful to use UWorld and with every question, look at the answers and think through why each one is wrong and in what case it would be correct. So basically guess what the rationale is going to be on every single answer. 
 

It forced me to read the whole question and I learned a lot more that way because I had to read the rationals to see if I was right. 
 

I hope that makes sense and is helpful. 
 

good luck! 

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natsuhomes1 specializes in Graduate BSN.

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At least you know your weaknesses. Work on that and how are your scores on uWorld?

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Damion Jenkins is a MSN, RN and specializes in NCLEX Prep Expert - 100% Pass Rate.

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Hello Future_BSNRN!

First, let me say that you are NOT alone! Did you know that more than 20% of new grad nurses have a difficult time passing the NCLEX?!? The most important thing is that it's not even your fault! The NCLEX is written at a very high level, which challenges test-takers to apply and analyze nursing school content - which is something nursing schools don't have the opportunity to really do as students are still learning the information. 

Therefore, many students do not get enough practice with answering NCLEX style questions that are considered - Passing! Just think about it. IF nursing professors wrote all of their exam questions at the NCLEX passing level - application and analysis - most of the nursing students would fail. This is because the questions are written in a way that challenges you to critically think about information you should already know. This is impossible during nursing school - with the exception of an exit exam *which just isn't enough practice in my professional opinion. 

I would like to recommend that you consider one-to-one tutoring. Sometimes it requires an expert to help you identify where you need to focus and how to navigate through the overwhelming amount of NCLEX prep resources out there, and focus on test-taking strategy. If you'd like to learn more, please do not hesitate to view my profile or DM me on here where you can view how to contact me.

Good luck - you can do this!

Best,

Damion

 

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2 Posts; 45 Profile Views

So have you retaken it? Is it that hard?

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I failed before and felt hopeless.  I tried everything (probably the issue) but I found Mark Klimek and passed in 75 questions.  I HIGHLY recommend him.

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Best book I had that was a match to my test was an easy to read Lacharity Prioritization and delegation, don't let the name fool you, there is a lot of content in it as well. Other than that, I did online free flashcards based on safety and intervention, passed at 75. oh, and learn learn learn the test strategy that ati teaches, you will have to use guessing on this test.

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ThatChickOmi has 0 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg.

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If you're aware of what you're doing wrong (Read the questions too quickly, don't read the whole thing, overthink) then not sure how other resources are going to help. You need to slow down, ease up on the anxiety, and focus. No NCLEX guide is going to help you with that. I used UWorld mostly and passed on the first shot. Read ALL the rationales even when you get the answer correct.

Good luck.

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EDrn305 has 1 years experience.

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Kaplan will have you pass. use ll their resources. 

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