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I think I failed the NCLEX again....

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by Dusty065 Dusty065, LVN (New) New

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Hi, I am new to this website but wanted to post this because I feel more of you would understand my disappointment and sadness. I took the NCLEX-PN on Monday the 23rd. I tried the pearson vue trick and it lets me get to the cc page so I'm pretty sure I failed again. This was my fourth time taking it and I just feel so discouraged and upset. I've invested so much time and money into this exam that I feel exhausted. I am struggling financially and this test is just so expensive to keep re-taking. I am beginning to feel like I am wasting my time and I am now questioning if I should even attempt it again. I also graduated at the end of 2008 and it seems like it's getting harder and harder to remember things. My friends from school all passed on their first exam. I am the only one that hasn't passed and I feel dumb. I am not sure what else to do. I think maybe I shouldn't wait so long in between exams; I am really not sure. I am just really bummed.

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AgentBeast has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology and ER Nursing.

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Okay well, what methods have you tried to prepare yourself for the exam? Tell us about that.

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Dusty, Dont feel discouraged by your testing ... what you need to do is to change your study method. You may also plan on taking a comprehensive review, depending on where you live. where do you live?

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joe17 has 20 years experience and specializes in orthopedic & HDU.

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Hi, I am new to this website but wanted to post this because I feel more of you would understand my disappointment and sadness. I took the NCLEX-PN on Monday the 23rd. I tried the pearson vue trick and it lets me get to the cc page so I'm pretty sure I failed again. This was my fourth time taking it and I just feel so discouraged and upset. I've invested so much time and money into this exam that I feel exhausted. I am struggling financially and this test is just so expensive to keep re-taking. I am beginning to feel like I am wasting my time and I am now questioning if I should even attempt it again. I also graduated at the end of 2008 and it seems like it's getting harder and harder to remember things. My friends from school all passed on their first exam. I am the only one that hasn't passed and I feel dumb. I am not sure what else to do. I think maybe I shouldn't wait so long in between exams; I am really not sure. I am just really bummed.

I FEEL YOUR PAIN MY FRIEND ,im sorry you didnt make it..dont disfair,,its not the end of the world you will pass,,persevere..im a Bsn Degree batch 1994, i did not take the nclex until 2008..longgggggg gap..same as you my brain was rusty,,,,(im Registered nurse in uk thou)..and until now im still havent pass,,im due to take my 3rd attempt this coming friday 27th and hope to BEAT THE BEAST this time around.YOU CERTAINLY NOT DUMB,,trust me,,failing this exam, is not a measurement of your intelligence...hang in there take a break and come back strong and full of determination..you can do this..ask for Guidance from GOD above he will never fail you.

Remember:MISTAKES ARE A WAY OF GROWING-BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF.

JOE

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This time I focused on doing more practice questions and the rationale. I felt the last time I was too busy trying to remember facts which most know the NCLEX isn't about facts. I also kept a notebook nearby to write downt things I didn't understand. I did the Kaplan book which actually helped me analyze the questions better and I did all the review questions and I also used the exam cram book and cd. I started answering at least 50 questions and then moved up to 100. I was using saunders comprehensive review but I feel like it gives way too much information sometimes. I also did a comprehensive review class but I think the problem might have been that I took it in October and ended up having to postpone my test so the info wasn't as fresh. I tried to study at least 2 hrs, if not 4. When i studied I took little breaks in between to help retain the info because I've learned if I keep going I won't remember most of what I have studied. I started studying more in mid december up until last week. I didn't study everyday though. Do you think I should have started sooner and studied everyday?

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frankie,RN specializes in peds-trach/vent.

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dont give up....just try again.. u can do this:)

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I just too mine yesterday and did the PVT trick after 3 and today no good pop up. Guessing I failed, I took Hurst review and it helped me with content but the test taking strategy. I plan on taking Kaplan this time around and take NCLEX-RN for the 4th time after 45 days, lets see whats in store for me. Hoping Kaplan helps me with test taking. Anyone any advice on Kaplan online? And Dusty dont be so down on yourself, its ok. Try try till you succeed

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I took my NCLEX today and got the good pop up...my test shut off at 75 and I did the Kaplan Classroom Anywhere course. The teachers are awesome and I feel like they really have a good grasp of the test and strategies to help you. The way they break down doing Select All That Apply questions really is helpful. Whenever I saw a SATA question in practice or on my exam today...I didn't freak out b/c of the way Kaplan tells you to break down and think about those questions.

Good luck to you all. Nursing school is such a butt kicker...you finished it which means you can finish this too. Best wishes!

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Thanks everyone. I'll be over it in a few days. :) I didn't take the the online Kaplan course I just used the kaplan test taking strategy book which I found very helpful and I liked the questions too. I wanted to do the online Qbank but I couldn't afford it. I am going to read that book again to go over the strategies and all that. Good luck to you!

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NurseLoveJoy88 has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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Just wanted to say Don't give up!!! You can and will do this!

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we will pass think that! we will review and we will pass! those debts that we accumulated will be paid after a year or so when we start working those 24$/hr thats how i think about it. so dont stop reviewing and have faith that we will pass!

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MorgRN2B2011 specializes in Pediatrics.

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How did they explain to you how to break them down? If you don't mind sharing? I take mine this Friday! :) congratulations!

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