just failed for the 5th time...need help getting back on track

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:cry:well, i took my nxlec for the 5th time and failed...being a full-time mother of 2, working full-time...being over exhausted most of the time cz my youngest is only a year old...

i duno what to do...i need help making a study plan...i have such a hard time concentrating when i study

any advise will be welcome...

help me please =(

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

You should find a time of day when you can study without being interrupted, maybe get up one or two hours before the rest of the family. Schedule enough time to cover everything thoroughly before the next test. Study as if you had never tested before because you don't want to gloss over or skip anything. Get Saunders Comprehensive Review if you don't already have it. Do as many questions, from as many sources as you can find. Study the rationales. If you can afford it, maybe take a live or online review. Go to your school and ask for help. Schools are usually good about assisting their students to pass NCLEX. Just keep at this and don't give up.

Medic09, BSN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in ED, Flight. Has 10 years experience. 1 Article; 441 Posts

In addition to cali's suggestions...

1. Find someone to watch the kids for two hours several times a week. Go somewhere ELSE, like a library, and study undisturbed. My wife had to do that for nearly four years of school, and it saved her. I think there is a cubicle in the Health Sciences Library named for her. :D

2. Try and find a study partner. Once or twice a week study together, on other days from your 'library day'.

I know it is tough, but it is only until you get past the NCLEX. If you got through school, you can pass the NCLEX. Hang in there.

Smitty08

Smitty08

Specializes in Psychiatry (PMHNP), Family (FNP). Has 20 years experience. 160 Posts

Did you do adequately well in your other schooling? Is it possible you have ADHD? Its worth ruling out, at least. There are some screening tools on-line, at various psych. sites (not sure I can mention them here?) Try PsychCentral...

TeleNurse2010

TeleNurse2010

Specializes in Telemetry, Med-Surg. Has 1 years experience. 193 Posts

Have you tried Suzanne's plan? Just google on here for information about her study plan. Many people have used it and and say that it works.

tasdlocke

tasdlocke

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Wow, have you done the HURST review? that is what I suggest. I just took the NCLEX in January. How many times can you take that test? Do some states limit that? By the way, nursing school didn't prepare me for anything other than that darn NCLEX> It has helped me very little in the real world of nursing.

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

Moved to the NCLEX forum

Some really good hints/tips and support on this forum you may want to sit down and have a good read. Do not rush to re sit the exam. Make sure you have prepared fully

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

Have you tried Suzanne's plan? Just google on here for information about her study plan. Many people have used it and and say that it works.

Suzanne's plan is no longer available on this site

Wow, have you done the HURST review? that is what I suggest. I just took the NCLEX in January. How many times can you take that test? Do some states limit that? By the way, nursing school didn't prepare me for anything other than that darn NCLEX> It has helped me very little in the real world of nursing.

Each state is different on how many times someone can sit the exam

caliotter3

38,333 Posts

Have you tried Suzanne's plan? Just google on here for information about her study plan. Many people have used it and and say that it works.

Suzanne's plan is no longer available on this site.

-alwaysbelieve-

-alwaysbelieve-

45 Posts

thank you all for the support and advise...and i will hang in there and keep moving forward...thanks again and i will keep u guys posted after i pass the nlcex =)

lpn2crna1day

lpn2crna1day

Has 2 years experience. 37 Posts

Just remember that you got through school. I think that sometimes the pressure of passing can become our worst enemy. You have made it this far, just one more step to go. Study for sure but remember that most of what we need to pass NCLEX is what was being crammed into our heads for years and it was called school!! I think there is such a thing as over doing it when it comes to preparing for NCLEX! Find 1 or 2 really good NCLEX review books (Kaplan worked well for me) if you haven't already and slowly but steadily go over sections of the review. Don't know if it was the smartest thing but what I did was take the tests in the back of the books first to help identify my weakest points and those were the ONLY areas that I focused on simply using my text books and notes from school. Remember not to cram because none of that will stick anyway. Just breathe and KNOW that you can do it, and you will!!! :nuke:

-alwaysbelieve-

-alwaysbelieve-

45 Posts

thank u!!! i appreciate the advise and support...god bless!

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