Finally pass after 7 attempts with 75questions

  1. Ok here is my journey I graduated as an LPN in 2000 went back to get my RN in 2013 graduated 2015 took my first boards 2015 walked out feeling like it was too easy 2 days later very disappointing to know I failed second attempt 45 days later failed again did a review with Kaplan scoring in 50-60's 3rd time 3 months later still failed ready to give up at that time, 2 months later did Feuer review. attempt nclex again failed again. Did Mark Klimek review feeling hopeful attempt the nclex got close but no pass. Did the test agin 45 days later failed again. Ok here's the meat and potatoes I use Remar quick facts straight to the point and she constantly had videos to help for free I decided to break it down into systems. Day 1& 2 cardiology day 3&4 endocrinology day 5 both cardiology and Endorsed. Day 6 break day 7&8 Skin day 9/10 lymphatic day 11 all cardio/endo/skin/lymphatic etc that was the best advice I can give is breaking down the systems I did at least 50 questions a day in increments of 20-25 because you will see some systems don't give you much questions. I only studied bout 2-3 hours a day and had my break day don't overwhelm yourself. I took my test August 15 and I had 30 satas 5 drop/drag 1 strip no math I walked out knowing I did great it stopped at 75 I did it in a hour and a half. Finally I can say I'm a RN!!!
  2. Poll: Do you feel people are scared to say how many times they took nclex?

    • How many

      40.00% 2
    • Scared

      60.00% 3
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    About Determinedbyanymeans, BSN

    Joined: Jun '18; Posts: 11; Likes: 7
    from NY , US
    Specialty: 23 year(s) of experience

    21 Comments

  4. by   BlinkyPinky
    #Dang
  5. by   Triddin
    Per our BON, We get three attempts and if you don't pass by then, I think you either have to redo the program or choose not to be a nurse.

    Fortunately I passed in my first attempt.
  6. by   Ben_Dover
    Quote from Triddin
    Per our BON, We get three attempts and if you don't pass by then, I think you either have to redo the program or choose not to be a nurse.

    Fortunately I passed in my first attempt.
    Well, that's a bummer.
    If I may ask, what planet do you live in?
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    We had 3 also or had to take refresher. Last I checked I was on planet Earth.
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Moved to the NCLEX forum.

    Congratulations
  9. by   Determinedbyanymeans
    I ill never give up for something i knew I will achieve I live in NYC and it's unlimited how many times you can take it. I wrote this so I can hopefully inspire someone not to give up and keep faith. Also I've been an LPN for 18 years so I believe it takes time to transition your mind from being an LPN to RN especially when you still working as an LPN.....Neitherless I pass and I'm a great Nurse!!!!!!
  10. by   Determinedbyanymeans
    Thank you
  11. by   REFOCUSRNtobe
    Congrats Determinedbyanymeans! You're an inspiration... NEVER GIVE UP on your dream.
    Last edit by sirI on Aug 27
  12. by   broughden
    Quote from Triddin
    Per our BON, We get three attempts and if you don't pass by then, I think you either have to redo the program or choose not to be a nurse.

    Fortunately I passed in my first attempt.
    EVERY state should be like this.
  13. by   Determinedbyanymeans
    Thank you
  14. by   Determinedbyanymeans
    The sad thing in the world today is people will actually comment in a negative tone to try and defeat someone trying to be at their best, bullying them not to become a nurse because of not passing a test on their first try. The nclex doesn't define you as a nurse. Stop hiding behind the keyboards and degrading students/professionals. Let me make this clear No one will ever make me feel less than for not passing on the 1st try I can guarantee I'm one nurse who is very proficient while on/off duty!
  15. by   Luckyyou
    The nclex doesn't define you as a nurse.
    It literally does. In at least 40 states, it's illegal to call yourself a nurse without holding the appropriate license, which would require passing NCLEX.
    Last edit by sirI on Aug 27

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