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Help with passing nclex RN boards

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Help anyone. I have just recently graduated in May with an AS degree in nursing, so I am now an RN finally at age 50. I have taken boards once in July and got the entire 265 questions and did not pass. I wasn't devastated just a little disappointed, because I knew I had studied 110% and gave it my very best. And the worst thing to happen is I would just have to take it again. Well after a fablulous trip to Hawaii and time to settle down, I began studying again to take boards today. Again studying and doing everything I knew that would help me pass. Unfortunately I received the 265 questions again, only this time I am heartbroken and totally stressed. It is so hard to sit there in front of that computer and answer questions for 4 hours. After a while everything seems to just mush together. I found myself saying OMG, not again, but would then bring myself back to the test. I do not know the results yet, as I keep reading the pamphlet that says the amount of questions doesn't mean pass or fail. I am trying to be positive, I currently work at a hospital on the med/surge floor as an LPN and have been since before graduation. I love my job, I am a very good nurse and am accepted by my peers. However, the thought of having to take nclex again is like I'd rather cut my leg off, but I know I will do it, if need be cause I set out 3 1/2 years ago to be a registered nurse. My question to anyone of you fabulous nurses out there, what else can I do, what else can I study or what other study guides can I buy. I paid to go to the Kaplan prep test and have all the questions readily available, at which I used alot but I still dont have my license. I know I might be stressing with no need, since I wont know the results until Saturday morning. But passing nclex boards is the goal I so desperately want to complete. Any suggestions, I would be so grateful. Katie

CaLLaCoDe, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiology, Oncology, Medsurge.

I love the beginning of the Saunder's guide to NCLEX, how you're given pointers to break down questions and get to the heart of the matter. You possibly, probably own this book already! If not take time at a bookstore to look through this one great guide.

I will pray for your cause, that you never ever have to take that blasted exam ever again!

Hi there Kadedid40, don't give up on your dream. Keeping you in my prayers.

Help anyone. I have just recently graduated in May with an AS degree in nursing, so I am now an RN finally at age 50.

Just to clarify, you are not an RN (yet) -- completing a degree in nursing doesn't make you an RN; you have to pass the NCLEX and be licensed as an RN by a state. I hope you're not calling yourself an RN or functioning as one, because that could get you into serious trouble. I'm not trying to be mean; it's just an important legal distinction that is often not entirely clear to people.

Best wishes for your latest test results!! :balloons:

:oJust an appology to the site. I posted that I had graduated in May with an AS degree and now was an RN. I stand corrected I recently graduated in May with an AS degree in nursing as an RN. I want to assure everyone that I am not practicing as an RN, nor do I say I am an RN. My badge that I wear while at work in my hospital clearly states LPN. I am new to this site and was wanting to find friends/nurses that I could find support and advice in when the glass is half empty. It was pretty devastating to me yesterday when on my second attempt at the Nclex exam for RN I got 265 questions again, especially after putting everything you have into studying, hoping the end result you would come out a winner. I really dont know the results yet, but will soon. So I am trying to stay positive.

Again, I appologize if I offended anyone that frequents this site. That was not my intention at all

I wish you the best, hope you pass your NCLEX-RN. Stay positive.

so, how did it go on ur 2nd attempt?

I'm sorry that your second try was also unsuccessful. There is lots of helpful info here about study processes that people have found helpful. Have you figured out where you're going wrong, or where your weaknesses are? Some nursing programs offer assistance to their graduates who are not passing; have you talked to your school about what resources they may be able to offer?

Best wishes for your next try!

:oJust an appology to the site. I posted that I had graduated in May with an AS degree and now was an RN. I stand corrected I recently graduated in May with an AS degree in nursing as an RN. I want to assure everyone that I am not practicing as an RN, nor do I say I am an RN. My badge that I wear while at work in my hospital clearly states LPN. I am new to this site and was wanting to find friends/nurses that I could find support and advice in when the glass is half empty. It was pretty devastating to me yesterday when on my second attempt at the Nclex exam for RN I got 265 questions again, especially after putting everything you have into studying, hoping the end result you would come out a winner. I really dont know the results yet, but will soon. So I am trying to stay positive.

Again, I appologize if I offended anyone that frequents this site. That was not my intention at all

What were the results of your second attempt? Please share your study methods with us?