I need advice, please.

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Hi, I am new to this website but I recently got interested when I was reading about the "pearson vue trick." I took the NCLEX yesterday the 18th and had around 200 questions. I did the pearson vue trick and it led me to the payment page. So I am automatically assuming I failed since it seems that everyone fails that reaches that point.

This is extremely devastating to me because I was accepted into Georgetown's nurse midwifery program as a new grad. It was a huge accomplishment for me. The problem is is that I am supposed to have my license going in (although we don't start clinical work til October). If I indeed did fail, 45 days from yesterday puts me within that first week of September and I could very well be screwed.

I guess what I am asking for is just some reassurance because I am very upset about all of this. I could lose my acceptance and my dream. After taking the NCLEX, I pretty much tried because I felt like it was extremely difficult. I did a 4 day Kaplan review course (it was alot in four days) and pretty much studied by doing review questions. I did 95% of the questions in QBank and I thought that was going to make me be ready. I suppose I am also asking for some helpful books or study tools that you all used that you felt prepared you well for the exam. To be honest, I felt like the Kaplan questions were easier than the actual NCLEX. I know I should think positive that I passed but this 'trick' thing is truly making me feel that I didn't so any advice, any prep work/books that helped you, and pretty much anything to make me feel better would be appreciated :)

Most people say that the Kaplan questions are "harder or more difficult" than the actual NCLEX. I like the Saunders 4th edition book. The LaCharity book looks promising too, others will chime in I'm sure.

CoffeeGeekRN

271 Posts

Specializes in ED, ICU, lifetime Diabetes Education.

Happygirl, I wouldn't say anything to G'town about not passing NCLEX yet. If you do not officially start until October you have time to prepare and take it again. If they ask about it say you had to rescheduled it (which is true) for personal reasons. Just study hard using the saunders book as Kgh suggested and questions from Exam Cram. http://www.learningext.com/products/rnreview/review.asp. I haven't used Exam Cram but I have heard excellent things about it and it looks to be very reasonably priced.

I will keep you in prayer!

That's a good point, personal reasons are personal reasons. That's all they have to know. It'll work out, October is a while away

CoffeeGeekRN

271 Posts

Specializes in ED, ICU, lifetime Diabetes Education.

Kgh do you currently live in the DC area?

happygirl11

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Classes actually start on August 31st. Actual hospital clinicals don't start until mid-October. I found out I did not pass. So now I am worried that if I am still able to start, and end up not passing again, I could lose alot of money. I have already been accepted and things so they might still let me start. I would just HAVE to pass it this second time.

CoffeeGeekRN

271 Posts

Specializes in ED, ICU, lifetime Diabetes Education.

Happygirl, do you know someone who works at G'town currently who could check if a GN can work there pending her license? Are you already in the DC area? Can you reschedule your exam for the earliest date possible and take it in DC?

If I didn't pass NCLEX I would have been facing a similar situation as you are. I would hate for you to lose that great oportunity.

happygirl11

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Elizabeth C....

I am not working at Georgetown Univ. Hospital. I am going to be going there for grad school. I am not sure if that was confusing or not. I got accepted, paid my nonrefundable deposit to hold my spot and I got all my information for the fall such as classes, books, equipment. My issue now is whether they will pull my acceptance because I do not have my license yet and won't have it by the first day of class (the 31st). We do not start actual hands-on clinicals until mid-October so I might still be okay if I take my boards in September and DEFINITELY pass. But that is putting a lot of money on the line if I do not. This is my current mess.

I live in PA. If the allow me to still go, I would have to take my boards in DC so that I wouldn't have to wait to get all my paperwork approved for endorsement. If that turns out to be the plan, I am going to have to re-send paperwork to DC board of nursing because PA has all my stuff now.

CoffeeGeekRN

271 Posts

Specializes in ED, ICU, lifetime Diabetes Education.

Sorry I misunderstood you. Still, the graduate school there is awesome! I have several friends who did their MSNs there. I hope they still allow you in the program! I am going to go for my RN to MSN at UMD-Baltimore in about 2 years.

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