failed nclex need advice for taking it 2nd time around - page 2

sorry for the long post! I took the nclex recently and had failed it. Walking out of that exam I knew that I had failed it. It was the hardest exam I have ever taken in my life. I cried for days... Read More

  1. by   NormaSaline
    Quote from RNinHere
    Your anxiety level is too high, which sabotages your attempts to pass the NCLEX. I would suggest taking a break and relaxing your mind. Don't stress yourself with review questions. If you attended an accredited nursing school you do not need a review course. Expensive review courses rip you off and cause increased stress. Did you take good notes in class? Study your notes. Rely on your clinical skills. NCLEX is a real world test of your nursing skills, not your test-taking ability.
    And yet, online guides, in-classroom programs and books on how to pass the NCLEX is, at least, a multimillion dollar business. Schools themselves are actually gearing their curriculum around those programs, not the other way around. NCLEX rules the world, at least it did in my education. Unfortunately.
  2. by   NormaSaline
    I kind of enjoyed studying for the exam as nerve-wracking as it was. At school, we did the Kaplan course, and I must say, it was very helpful. My motivation was making sure I got the key concepts down, something I have written about a lot in this forum and other places. If schools could just teach those, make sure students have those mastered, the knowledge blocks following those concepts are sitting that much more securely.

    But anyway, my advice is to make the content your own. Make sure you [insert name here], understand it. And, make it fun. Do whatever you have to do to make it fun and to make it your own. Nothing more I can say that that.

    I wish you the best.