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by Ilovelife1234 Ilovelife1234 (New) New Pre-Student

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Hi everyone,

I need advice. I graduated nursing school with my BSN in August 2017. In the past 2 years, I have taken the NCLEX 4 times. I am very  embarrassed about it and I hate to admit it but it has really taken over my life. I have studied for months and have been out of clinical experience/practice. And that is what I am most worried about... that no one will hire me after being out of practice for so long. If I do have an interview would I tell them that I have been studying for the NCLEX and have taken it 4 times? I do have a huge student nursing loan that I have been trying to pay off so in the meantime I have worked part time as a tutor. It has nothing to do with nursing but has given me the flexibility to study. I have applied to nursing assistant positions but I always thought I would pass the NCLEX every time and then just apply for a RN position.  It has been a struggle to say the least but I am trying so hard to not give up and know that there is still hope. 

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19 minutes ago, Ilovelife1234 said:

Hi everyone,

I need advice. I graduated nursing school with my BSN in August 2017. In the past 2 years, I have taken the NCLEX 4 times. I am very  embarrassed about it and I hate to admit it but it has really taken over my life. I have studied for months and have been out of clinical experience/practice. And that is what I am most worried about... that no one will hire me after being out of practice for so long. If I do have an interview would I tell them that I have been studying for the NCLEX and have taken it 4 times? I do have a huge student nursing loan that I have been trying to pay off so in the meantime I have worked part time as a tutor. It has nothing to do with nursing but has given me the flexibility to study. I have applied to nursing assistant positions but I always thought I would pass the NCLEX every time and then just apply for a RN position.  It has been a struggle to say the least but I am trying so hard to not give up and know that there is still hope. 

Hi,

First and foremost, you are among hundreds and/or thousands of students who have been in your position and are currently practicing as an RN today.  Not everyone will admit how many times they have taken the exam whether it's twice or multiple times.  You have the knowledge, my dear.  However, it takes a certain mindset to tune it up and successfully pass the exam because in essence, it's not about what you know, but how you apply what you know already.  Yes, there are certain things you need to know for the exam.  However, the best advice I can recommend to you is a private tutor I know (which I will pm you) and Virtual ATI.  Once you commit yourself to these two things, you are guaranteed to pass.  Virtual ATI narrows down your weak points.  Don't focus on what you know, focus on what you don't know.  That will be the key.  I took VATI with a predictor score of 84%.  To them, 92% is guaranteed passing.  However, you are definitely ready for this as long as you don't throw in the towel and give up.  I was in your shoes for many years.  It was devastating however, last year was my turning point.  I decided to find what works for me.  What works for me may or may not work for you.  But it depends on the person also.  Some people say Kaplan, Saunders, UWorld, Mosby, Pearson, ReMar, Hurst etc. works for them.  But, trust there is a way.  I've tried them all too and it didn't work for me.  Until I met with a special tutor and her advice to do Virtual ATI in conjunction with her strategies.  If there is anything else you need, let me know.  Virtual ATI keeps up with the NCSBN and NCLEX as they make the exam harder every 3 years.  They recently increased their price however, it is definitely worth it.  You can do this!!! You really can:) 

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hi starlitex1280

can u pls dm the virtual ati as

well? thank you

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@miss_linh For some reason, I'm unable to dm you on this site.  Contact me through email here: myx60@hotmail.com.  Thank you.

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