Published Jun 30, 2009
Hi to all,
This is my second time to take the NCLEX-PN and i am not having success at all. I am beginning to think that I am not going to make it on the third time since already failed twice in a row. I am having a PHOBIA already on taking this exam. I feel like i've done everything i can..i bought all the books i need..materials..attended a review class in Chicago. Took two months off from work ,actually i did resigned already but my boss wants me back any time. What else i need to do to pass this exam?? I really dont want to give up but it is holding my life and my future now for a long time and i cant build up an energy to study all over again. Everytime i hold the book i felt like i am doiing it again for another FAIL...i feel really bad? I need HELP..Anyone here can tell me what i can do i will do it..just to be able to pass this exam for the third time..PLEASE...thanks...
I am so sorry that this one test has made you feel so terrible, it definitely is stressful, but I do hope you can rise above this and put everything you have into it for a third time. If this is your dream don't let the test control you, you control your future and it seems that this test is messing with your confidence, and this can be a real problem. Just keep thinking I can do this and keep studying. Have you tried private tutoring, I know some companies offer one on one tutoring, maybe that would help. Goodluck and just remember when it is over your badge will NOT say Jane Smith LPN failed twice.....Goodluck!...
It is hard but with determination you can pass it. I really suggest you do not rush to resit the exam. Practice about 100 questions a day and read the rationale. Make sure you have set study time and try to keep to it and tell people you will not be available during that time and if the phone rings ignore it.
brichielpn08, BSN, RN
Thank you for that suggestions..but my problem is i cant even lift a hand on my review materials since i get traumatized now from failing. I want to ask you if you know any review class i can attend here in Washington DC..I would appreciate it so much..thanks again
Hi 2brich -
You are a lot further along than me. I am just starting nursing school! But that said I had to take GRE/MAT as I my program is an acclerated MSN program for non-nurses. Different stakes, absolutely, but the terror I had was similar to yours. Ultimately I did OK, but it took a lot of overcoming my fear.
I would definitely take the other posters advice and not rush it.
How did you fare in school? Were exams difficult, etc? It sounds like you made it through OK, and this is a stumbling point. I will likely have the same problem! But you did it right? My NP, the same person who convinced me to go down this road, is awesome - she failed the NCLEX 4 times.
In my previous career which I still work in, I am a filmmaker and sometimes the hardest thing to do is pick up the pen, the computer or the camera :). I am no-ones shrink, but would suggest you just pick up your review materials every day, no matter what. If day one you do one hour, or less, great. If day two you do 15 minutes, awesome. For me the most important thing is some kind of daily review.
You can do it! Every time you think you can't recall this probably bad and likely incorrect paraphrase from Yoda: No try, Do :)
You will surely pass it, just study like never before. I know its hard to do and easy to say, I too am in the same boat. I also failed my exam and have to re take the nclex rn ,and it really really hurts, but hey, what can i do, thats reality, and i have to accept it and move on. and yes you will too.. just keep your chin up, you will be just fine, im sure you will pass this next time around . good luck. :)
I hope too that i pass the 3rd try.. The only thing is my confidence is very low right now and i dont know where to start. I've studied the materials two times in a row already and i just dont know what am I doing wrong..why i cant pass this exam? There's got to be a way..i have low self esteem right now and my family and lots of people in my life counts on me..i feel really bad..why do they make this exam so hard...to pass?
It is normal to feel low. I passed on third attempt and used Saunders and NCSBN after using several other books on previous attempts I really found Saunders and NCSBN for me to be the best. I would say concentrate on answering questions, read the rationale even if you got it right and make sure you are clear in your head what the question is asking. Do only 2-3 hours a day and find time to relax and give your brain rest. If you try to do too much then you are not going to learn and understand the questions and be able to pick out the right answers. I found I could easily discard 2 of the questions and then would look at Maslow and ABC to try and then get to the right answer
I did that before. I even attended a review class in Chicago. Nothing happen I still failed. There is too much much information and you need to Integrate everything in one..let alone the MEDSURGS...then maternity, peds,,then medications..I mean where not superheroes to know all this things..I wish i had a power to put all of this in my brain..they expect as to know all this information..then you dont even know what will come up on the test..too much wasted energy...Im sorry..this exam is too much..it sucked the life out of me..
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