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by 502card 502card (New) New Student

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Long overdue posting on here, but I think I'm ready and it's time to give this my best shot....I completed an accelerated nursing program in August of 2019. It was easily the most challenging year of my life, between school, family, friends. Doing a nursing program in one year was hard enough. Every test was a war for me and I barely passed each class in the program. (have never been a great test taker, even in my prior career path). On top of it, had a death in the family, got dumped by a girlfriend of 4 years, and felt distant from my friends with my intense schedule. It was dark, and I was definitely depressed but somehow I made it through....until I took the NCLEX in october 2019 and failed. This was very defeating as you could imagine, especially when I felt I finally made it through. I let the failure get the best of me and almost gave up on being a nurse. Eventually, I started to take action and realized first, I needed to get my mental health back in check. Upon reflection, I believe ignoring my mental health played a role in not passing the NCLEX and realized I'm not ready to be a nurse until I take care of that. I was burnt-out from the program and the year I had. Since then, I decided to take a break from thinking about nursing, been seeing a therapist, and am on anti-depressants, all of which have made some positive improvements. Almost too much, its made me a little lax and content LOL. However, in a way, the recent Covid-19 pandemic has reminded me why I want to be a nurse. While I might not be the smartest, I definitely have the heart and drive to make a difference. I struggled through nursing school, but I made it and I just have one more obstacle, the NCLEX.

TLDR: It does stress me out that it has now been about 8 months since I've graduated my nursing program, but if anyone has any suggestions on how I should prepare or any resources I should purchase, considering I've been out of the game so long I would gladly appreciate it. Previously used Kaplan and wasn't a big fan of it. Have seen many on here recommend Uworld, Hurst.

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you can do it. I am in the same boat. I am trying to schedule mine in may to take advantage of the shorter new NCLEX. I am using Saunders 8th edition (I like it) an d will get uworld at the end of April. we can do it friend

good luck to all

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@ Pearlabder,

How many times have you tried. Did you have to reapply with the BON if yes do their request to send transcripts again?

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magnoliablush has 2 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I'd get UWORLD. I used it, did about 100-150 questions a day, and I passed. I mean, every single day. This is a hurdle you have to prepare for, so keep on it. Read every rationale. If you don't understand, write it down, and look it up later on Youtube or somewhere. It is a safety test. You have not been out of the game too long, I do agree with you, you needed to get yourself straight first. That's okay. Now, be determined. Be fierce.

When you answer, remember that you can only do 1 thing and leave the room. What will keep your patient alive? Follow your priorities. ABC, Airway, Breathing, Circulation. Then move to Maslow's Hierarchy, does the patient need food? Water? You can absolutely do this. Good luck!

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On 3/31/2020 at 8:47 PM, ChildofGod2020 said:

@ Pearlabder,

How many times have you tried. Did you have to reapply with the BON if yes do their request to send transcripts again?

I would like to know that too because I’m sure I didn’t pass and I’ll need my att again 😞

Edited by Irene S. Maza

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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7 hours ago, Irene S. Maza said:

I would like to know that too because I’m sure I didn’t pass and I’ll need my att again 😞

If everything sent to the BON is relatively new then you do not have to resend anything, just check with the BON as some charge to resit and some don’t

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LoveJRenee has 1 years experience.

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I found a facebook group with some free study guides. Maybe it will have something that will help with your studying.
https://bit.ly/2XIps2q

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