5th time repeater and I'm FINALLY an official RN!!! - page 2

So for all of you repeat NCLEX-RN takers.... let me tell you from experience, DON'T EVER GIVE UP!!! I took NCLEX for the 5th time (yes, it's true) on Aug. 31st. It had been a VERY LONG road to that... Read More

  1. by   Mazee
    congratulations, and very uplifting for those of us who has been tryng to conquer the monster for more times than the usual..
  2. by   stisdal3
    I took my nclex on 08/09/, unfortunately i got the cc screen. I just got my candidate report and i was below passing in three categories and i near passing in the other
  3. by   ilovemybaby
    Guys I need your Help!

    [FONT=HelveticaNeue]I wish to ask you guys on how to process my application since I had already taken the NCLEX-RN Examination in 2008 but did not pass it.

    [FONT=HelveticaNeue]Here are my questions:

    [FONT=HelveticaNeue]1. If I were to take the examination again, will I be considered a fresh examinee or a repeater?


    [FONT=HelveticaNeue]2. What application forms do I have to accomplish?

    [FONT=HelveticaNeue]3. Do I have to submit again the following documents (which I have forwarded to you in 2007):

    [FONT=HelveticaNeue] a. Transcript of Record authenticated by the school where I graduated?

    [FONT=HelveticaNeue] b. The Finger Print Card form?

    [FONT=HelveticaNeue]4. How much will be my payment for my application?

    [FONT=HelveticaNeue]5. How long will I have to wait for the processing of my papers before I can take he exam again?

    [FONT=HelveticaNeue]I have been trying to reach the board of nursing in California through the phone number posted online (+019163223350) but I cannot get through.

    Thank You.Your reply will be much appreciated...

  4. by   redseven
    Marvelous!!!! You fought real good and conquered. I like reading stories like this, it inspires me more than ever especially that i am just diagnosed with cancer and preparing for nclex rn too. Thank you so much for sharing your story
  5. by   EveP
    Your story is such an inspiration to me because am planning to take it for the 3rd time and so confused about how to pick up and start studying for it. I appreciate this story, it really shows that when you persist and never give up, you make it.
  6. by   Jmsimpson10
    Every time I get discouraged, I will think of you & your success . Then say I think I can like the little engine that could
  7. by   amrn2be
    Thank you so much for posting this! Congratulations RN! You are an inspiration to us all
  8. by   pthomas89
    As I was reading your story, I began to think of myself. I am also having a hard time with this test. I take my test January 25th for the 5th time. Let me tell you, hearing your story really gave me confidence because I know EXACTLY what you went through to get to this point. I graduated nursing school August of 2012. Yes its been a year and a half since I graduated. I am devastated that I have not passed yet. I literally was just on the phone with my mom this morning telling her I don't know how people pass this test because its so hard. Seeing your story tells me that I am not alone. I've been studying every day and will continue to study until my test date. I won't give up. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story and congratulations on becoming an RN! Its such a great accomplishment. Your done!! No more studying for this dreaded NCLEX ever again!
  9. by   sdl11b
    AWWW.... This is a wonderful story! Congrats!
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  11. by   nicolew
    Thank you so much for the encouragement. And congrats on finally passing. I too felt like I was the only one in this situation. I graduated nursing school in May 2013 and took the exam my first time on July 2. I didn't pass and scheduled it again Sept. 21. Unfortunately again fail!!!! Omg I was beside myself thinking maybe this isn't for me. Well I know it is since I'm already an LPN working as a nurse just can't do everything an RN can. I knew I wasn't going to give even though it crossed my mind several times. I thought if my whole class can pass why can't I, what's wrong with me?? Well I was lucky enough to have an amazing nursing instructor who keeps her students under her wing until they pass. I was studying with her once a week and at least 4 days on my own doing Hurst review and ATI. I finally got up the courage to try again for the 3rd time on Dec. 4th afelt really good about it this time and felt prepared. It was a stressful day with my husbands grandma being taken off life support but I wasn't going to let that interfere or try not anyways. Well 6 hours and 231questions I timed out. I had taken about 4 breaks and really felt ok but honestly that was the worst time ever!!!!! My brain can't seem to think after that long. I was nervous since I would be graded on my last 60 questions but still had hope I passed. Well unfortunately I didn't pass again!!! Really??? I couldn't believe it!!! I decided to not worry about it and take the test of the month off and enjoy the holidays with my family. It's been such a nice break after my whole life revolving around the exam. It's now the middle of January and it's time to get back studying and get this test passed once and for all. I was really depressed for a while and just didn't know if I could really do this again. Perhaps I could just stay an LPN forever?? No, not after all this hard work I've put in these past few years. This site has really helped me to realize there are others just like me and if you guys can do it so can I. I'm taking it day by day and not rushing myself. I plan to take the exam again in February or March. If any of you have any advise or study material that really helped you retaining info I would really appreciate it.
  12. by   rnaria
    Thank you so so much for the encouragement! I take mine in just under 3 weeks... FREAKING out! I am plowing through Saunders, NCSBN questions, and Nclex 4000! CONGRATS!