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I took NCLEX 2 days ago and I failed

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I took NCLEX 2 days ago and I failed :(.. After 3 months of reviewing with Kaplan and Saunders 5th ed. I don't know what to do now. I'm really devastated, my wife was crying and I'm lost on where to begin. I got a lot SATA questions, like 40+ and test ended at 89.

It was hard and the questions where not really that familiar. Hoping to redeem myself and take it this Dec.

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

Did you get official results that you failed or Pearson Vue trick?

I paid for the quick results. it's still hard to accept until today.

did you do the PVT trick? and was it lvn or rn

It was RN. Yup i did the pvt trick.,just used a closed cc and it did go to the submit order and i got no pop up. So just to clear my anxiety this morning i paid for the quick results and that was it..Failed

so when you hit submit, you didnt get a pop up saying our records indicate youve already scheduled this exam, and im sorry keep your head up, im still waiting for my results

I'm sorry.

How did you study? Anything you can identify as a weak point? It's good to see you're already planning to try again.

Have you shown ÿour wife the threads of others who haven't passed first time out?

so when you hit submit, you didnt get a pop up saying our records indicate youve already scheduled this exam, and im sorry keep your head up, im still waiting for my results

You're not helping... OP keep your head up. You made it through nursing school so you obviously have the knowledge to pass the exam. Take this time to reflect on what you need to improve. Good luck.

so when you hit submit, you didnt get a pop up saying our records indicate youve already scheduled this exam, and im sorry keep your head up, im still waiting for my results

Yup no pop..up.so i think the pvt is still working

firstinfamily, RN

Has 33 years experience.

Sorry about the fail but you will do better second time around. I failed the first of my five board tests and still worked as a graduate nurse in the ICU. They had spent so much time training me that it was to their advantage to keep me. When I retook the second time I only had to take the one test and passed it by over 100 more points than I needed. Like you I had worked very hard in nursing school, was a self-supporting student and was devastated. I truly believe my ability to keep working kept me using my knowledge and the support of my "network" helped by reviewing things with me. The second time I was not as anxious, and I was able to leave after I had taken my re-test. I am not sure how they do it today. Do you have to retake the entire test now?? Not passing held up my pay raise etc. but it made me focus on how to study better and how to interpret lab results, put all the puzzle pieces together etc. See if any of your instructors have any study guides for you, disicipline yourself to study every day. You will do fine the second time around. And believe it or not, it never interfered with my professional career, I was just a little slower in getting it done.

I'm sorry.

How did you study? Anything you can identify as a weak point? It's good to see you're already planning to try again.

Have you shown ÿour wife the threads of others who haven't passed first time out?

Yes ive shown her,she said there would be next time.she's very caring but she was sad and crying when i told her.

I really don't know what's my weakest point as I'm just really surprised how many SATA questions I've encounter. Maybe it was the SATA as their was no problem with the multiple choice.

Sorry about the fail but you will do better second time around. I failed the first of my five board tests and still worked as a graduate nurse in the ICU. They had spent so much time training me that it was to their advantage to keep me. When I retook the second time I only had to take the one test and passed it by over 100 more points than I needed. Like you I had worked very hard in nursing school, was a self-supporting student and was devastated. I truly believe my ability to keep working kept me using my knowledge and the support of my "network" helped by reviewing things with me. The second time I was not as anxious, and I was able to leave after I had taken my re-test. I am not sure how they do it today. Do you have to retake the entire test now?? Not passing held up my pay raise etc. but it made me focus on how to study better and how to interpret lab results, put all the puzzle pieces together etc. See if any of your instructors have any study guides for you, disicipline yourself to study every day. You will do fine the second time around. And believe it or not, it never interfered with my professional career, I was just a little slower in getting it done.

Thank you for the encouragement, really appreciate what you said.

Dont worry I am positive you will pass it next time. I took it twice, the first time I failed at 75 questions so I really felt like a performed badly and was sad for a while. But I allowed myself to be sad for a little while then I took the test again 4 months later and I passed. What helped me with SATA was to take each answer and see if it is true or false. If it is undoubtably true you pick that answer and dont ever second guess your choices. Also taking a break helped me, I had my favorite snack then I felt better and recharged to continue testing. You can do it!

I'm so, so, so sorry. Please, whatever you do, just don't give up.

I heard good things about NCSBN (they have a 3 week program for about $50, which is pretty reasonable compared to the prices of the other programs out there.) They are the "makers" of the nclex too, so my guess is that it would be very beneficial.

There is also a study guide on here (if you search for it, it should show up, you might have to dig a little.) I used it for the nclex PN recently. (I believe it's more geared toward the nclex RN though. =) I basically took out some of the out-dated stuff and fixed some of the very little corrections it needed, and it made a great study guide. I also used it alongside the kaplan content review guide which is available for free on amazon (via kindle which you can also download on your computer or phone for free.) Together it worked great.

I used the PN version, BUT there is an RN version which people speak highly about by lippincott called: nclexRN alternative format questions. Which really helps show you how to answer those types of questions etc. It's difficult as far as questions go (as every single question in the book is an alternative format question) but it really helps you get used to answering those style questions etc.

Also on scribbed (you can join for free without paying the 9.99/month) you can search in documents for nclex related stuff and sometimes (not often) but sometimes you hit a "diamond in the ruff", just remember to use it as an addition to your actual study guides and not vice versa (I almost got swept up in that.)

Don't stop trying, I think you really have it in you. I am confident that in the next month or two that you will be posting about how you just passed the nclex RN and we will all be congratulating you.

You can/and WILL do this!!!

I too did not pass on my first attempt, it was devastating, I was so lost. I took 2 weeks off from doing any questions or studying to decompress. When you are ready, re-register with Kaplan. They have an online "Classroom anywhere" you can take and the lady who taught my class explained things differently and helped me understand. I re-watched the Kaplan videos so I could strengthen my content and paid for a month of simplenursing.com, and I watched Michael Linares videos. You can also watch some of them on you tube, he explains things differently and it also helped. I also purchased LaCharity Prioritizing and Delegation book, which has helped a ton with knowing who to see first. You have 45 days or so before you can retest so when you are ready, get back at it and build your knowledge and test taking strategies skills. YOU CAN DO IT!!! You graduated from nursing school and you can pass the NCLEX too! Good Luck and think positive!

I just read some comments on here. I truly feel sir, wait until you get the results in mail with your report. Focus only ok what you're weak on and purchase the Saunders questions or download the program and do only the select all that apply. Have you taken a look at the study guide posted 35 page one ?

smontenegro23

Has 6 years experience.

I took NCLEX 2 days ago and I failed :(.. After 3 months of reviewing with Kaplan and Saunders 5th ed. I don't know what to do now. I'm really devastated, my wife was crying and I'm lost on where to begin. I got a lot SATA questions, like 40+ and test ended at 89.

It was hard and the questions where not really that familiar. Hoping to redeem myself and take it this Dec.

Read it again. Practice more questions. The books i have right now are kaplan, saunders, hesi, lacharity, and examcram. You can do it. Dont give up. You'll be an RN one day. Just know it. Good luck!

-smontenegro23