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just took my nclex pn for third time today 12/15/12 85 questions

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hello guys, first off i just want to congradulate everyone on these posts who passed nclex's all nurses. Especially the ones who struggled with failing and didnt give up. I took my nclex for the third time today for my pn in princeton Nj. Im not doing so well and saw that these seemed like a good support group. I study very hard, i dont think i study the right way, and have had a learning disability since i was eight. Since I was 5 years old i wanted to be a nurse especially geriatrics its my favorite field, i adore it, and volunteer in my spare time. I started off as a CNA to pay for school, making it through the lpn prgram was a dream come true for me that i thought i could never accomplish r/t the fast pace. I graduated. After failing my nclex the first time i hired a tutor, I took it again in a few months and improved on content areas but still failed. I joined a feur nursing program for my third time even tho i knew i didnt have to until i failed 3 consecutive times. But after failing twice i actually asked my family to pay for it as a birthday gift bc i new it would help me pass. I walked in feeling so confident on saturday it shut down after 85 questions, my test consisted for alot of conference, priority, and as you all know s.a.t.a. I know that just because i got the last one wrong it doesnt mean i failed, but guys im so ******* scared to do the pearson vue trick bc i dont think i can handle another fail, im trying to think positive. And honestly i think i may have passed, but i also dont know, (im sure you all know the feeling.) i believe education is a privilege it sucks sometimes, but i work so hard and i want this so bad, and heres my question and please dont think im giving you some sob story im not, i just want an honest opinion. If i pass on my third time i will be the happiest 24 yearold in the world on monday, if i dont i dont know if i can handle the depression anymore. My family thinks im not cut out for nursing because they have to be smart, quick learners. my mother told me its disappointing her more that i actually study and fail vs. not applying myself and failing, basically saying im not bright. I have always been great at clinical, i didnt make errors and am a good nurse graduate, but if i fail 3 times after having a 30 hour refreshment course should i pick a different career. i want to check the pvt trick so bad but part of me needs to relax, the other part of me wants to see i passed and just see im a ******* nurse you know? if i dont make it this time, do you guys think patients and myself would be better off if i picked a different career. If i fail a third time, im gonna be depressed, ****** up in the head, and hysterical for a week, after i grieve, should i find something else, i feel like a ******* idiot and i dont even know if i passed yet, im not trying to be pessimistic, im hoping to pass, but preparing for a possible situation that may need a new plan. Does anyone have any advice? im sorry if i sound like a ***** i just i dont know if im smart enough for this, and im not saying that for attention, i just want a real opinion.

thank you for reading this

-ashley

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did you pass? I am taking mine for the 2nd time this saturday. i feel unprepared.. contact me kirstenrenee13@yahoo.com

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CYoungLPN has 7 years experience as a LPN and works as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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hello guys, first off i just want to congradulate everyone on these posts who passed nclex's all nurses. Especially the ones who struggled with failing and didnt give up. I took my nclex for the third time today for my pn in princeton Nj. Im not doing so well and saw that these seemed like a good support group. I study very hard, i dont think i study the right way, and have had a learning disability since i was eight. Since I was 5 years old i wanted to be a nurse especially geriatrics its my favorite field, i adore it, and volunteer in my spare time. I started off as a CNA to pay for school, making it through the lpn prgram was a dream come true for me that i thought i could never accomplish r/t the fast pace. I graduated. After failing my nclex the first time i hired a tutor, I took it again in a few months and improved on content areas but still failed. I joined a feur nursing program for my third time even tho i knew i didnt have to until i failed 3 consecutive times. But after failing twice i actually asked my family to pay for it as a birthday gift bc i new it would help me pass. I walked in feeling so confident on saturday it shut down after 85 questions, my test consisted for alot of conference, priority, and as you all know s.a.t.a. I know that just because i got the last one wrong it doesnt mean i failed, but guys im so ******* scared to do the pearson vue trick bc i dont think i can handle another fail, im trying to think positive. And honestly i think i may have passed, but i also dont know, (im sure you all know the feeling.) i believe education is a privilege it sucks sometimes, but i work so hard and i want this so bad, and heres my question and please dont think im giving you some sob story im not, i just want an honest opinion. If i pass on my third time i will be the happiest 24 yearold in the world on monday, if i dont i dont know if i can handle the depression anymore. My family thinks im not cut out for nursing because they have to be smart, quick learners. my mother told me its disappointing her more that i actually study and fail vs. not applying myself and failing, basically saying im not bright. I have always been great at clinical, i didnt make errors and am a good nurse graduate, but if i fail 3 times after having a 30 hour refreshment course should i pick a different career. i want to check the pvt trick so bad but part of me needs to relax, the other part of me wants to see i passed and just see im a ******* nurse you know? if i dont make it this time, do you guys think patients and myself would be better off if i picked a different career. If i fail a third time, im gonna be depressed, ****** up in the head, and hysterical for a week, after i grieve, should i find something else, i feel like a ******* idiot and i dont even know if i passed yet, im not trying to be pessimistic, im hoping to pass, but preparing for a possible situation that may need a new plan. Does anyone have any advice? im sorry if i sound like a ***** i just i dont know if im smart enough for this, and im not saying that for attention, i just want a real opinion.

thank you for reading this

-ashley

I failed 3 times didn't do the refresher course but I took it for a diff state and I passed! On my 4th time just have faith and do the pvt I was so scared to do the pvt but 3hrs after I took the test I just told myself "well if I failed atleast I can just get straight back to studying" so I did it & BAM the beautiful good pop up came the prettiest sight I've ever seen on my MacBook lol just do it and if u fail don't be discouraged just get back up and try again!

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I hope you passed. I saw you mentioned conference questions and everything I had on my test. Can anyone zero in on the subcategory I could find these in?

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I have quite a few, PN? I will send you all but are u looking for PN or RN?

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I took my Nclex-pn yesterday also for the 3rd time:( and am also having doubts of continuing with nursing ... i actually work as a medical assistant in pediatrics love my job but i would like to have my license and be able to explore other areas, i dont think i can get hired without a license or certificate to continue working in the medical field ... and like you ashley i have been very good in clinicals .. i think if we werent ment for nursing we would have failed during school soooo i guess we should continue and not give up

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PMKNSE has 8 years experience and works as a RN in Tele.

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One of the best nurses I have encountered failed her NCLEX 3 times. Don't let that discourage you from your dream. A test doesn't determine your ability, it just determines your ability to test. There are people who are very knowledgable but don't test well, and maybe that's you. The nursing field needs nurses who want to be in it for more than the paycheck. Stay strong and forge on. Good luck to all of you!!!

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Was your questions best choice style? Like a lot of conference? I hope you read this before giving up. I found some deep info that can help. I am on my third try as well. Please hang in there. What I have understood which I will share is the NCLEX recognizes that you have taken the exam this year three times. So they give you a tougher test each time. I have some info on this. There is a test plan the nclex bases our test on and if you understand the style of questions then it is easier to answer based on the four categories.

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Was your questions best choice style? Like a lot of conference? I hope you read this before giving up. I found some deep info that can help. I am on my third try as well. Please hang in there. What I have understood which I will share is the NCLEX recognizes that you have taken the exam this year three times. So they give you a tougher test each time. I have some info on this. There is a test plan the nclex bases our test on and if you understand the style of questions then it is easier to answer based on the four categories.

This will be my third attempt please send me the test plan, morganstate2006@gmail.com

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I am sending that info in a few minutes. I just received my report and it is the same as last. I just contacted a review company about my sitution but have no clue whether they are legit on their material. I figured the best would be NCSBN since they are part of the boards. Do you know of any negative results? My problem is understanding the sentence structure. They claim to help in this area. Any advice before paying $100 for this course?

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Sent that info to you.

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