Help graduated 2 years ago in may!!!

  1. Hi all!
    I need some help here I am so in limbo as to wether persue nursing or just give up....I worked so hard during nursing school and because of some financial problems I was not able to take my test right after school finished or even study... I waited a year and then took my test and was devestated to know I had failed....I question myself day and night as to wether I can pass this darn NCLEX-PN exam and at times i feel confident and at times i just cry myself to sleep because I am so dissapointed in myself. I have now had my first child and I know getting mylicense will provide a great future for him but I feel so hopeless. I did great while I was in school I had my share of hands on trainning but I just am so afraid of failing again... I need help!!! My heart has always been in helping people and nurturing them back to recoverey. I love the feeling of making a difference and is why i entered nursing to begin with! I feel i can make a difference if i could just get my license but I am so afraid of FAILURE AGAIN!!! I dont know if there is anyone out there with a similar situation...Should i just give up?? I have even thought of just retaking the whole program over again but I know that I am not dumb I passed my classes and had exceptional reviews during clinicals.......how many questions should I be doing a day since I did fail and how should i study reading the all of the books? just seems like it would take forever or should I just focus on answering questions?
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  3. by   allypn2b
    Quote from LIZ110908
    Hi all!
    I need some help here I am so in limbo as to wether persue nursing or just give up....I worked so hard during nursing school and because of some financial problems I was not able to take my test right after school finished or even study... I waited a year and then took my test and was devestated to know I had failed....I question myself day and night as to wether I can pass this darn NCLEX-PN exam and at times i feel confident and at times i just cry myself to sleep because I am so dissapointed in myself. I have now had my first child and I know getting mylicense will provide a great future for him but I feel so hopeless. I did great while I was in school I had my share of hands on trainning but I just am so afraid of failing again... I need help!!! My heart has always been in helping people and nurturing them back to recoverey. I love the feeling of making a difference and is why i entered nursing to begin with! I feel i can make a difference if i could just get my license but I am so afraid of FAILURE AGAIN!!! I dont know if there is anyone out there with a similar situation...Should i just give up?? I have even thought of just retaking the whole program over again but I know that I am not dumb I passed my classes and had exceptional reviews during clinicals.......how many questions should I be doing a day since I did fail and how should i study reading the all of the books? just seems like it would take forever or should I just focus on answering questions?

    I am in the same boat!!!! i hate it!!!!
  4. by   allypn2b
    I can't pass pn boards HELP!!!!!
  5. by   lvlytxn
    I took my NCLEX-RN eight years after graduating. I failed once shortly after graduating in '99 and was just so disappointed that I refused to try again. Got married, had kids, moved to Japan, etc...etc...In June of '07, I started studying again. It was hard but I spent at least 3-4 each night reading Saunders since I had a LOT of catching up to do. In April of '08, I took the NCLEX and passed! If I did it, y'all can too.

    I haven't been on the forum so much lately, and sad to see Suzanne's plan is no longer available. I truly believe her advice was instrumental in my studying plan.

    Along with reading Saunders, I also did Kaplan Qbank.
  6. by   LIZ110908
    wow hows that for inspiration! Yes I do believe I owe it not only to myself but my son as well. I have woken up with great expectations from myself I had a long talk with my husband and let him know how I am feeling I cried he hugged me and then told me That HE BELIEVED IN ME! I am now going to start looking for a daycare to take my son for a couple of hours while i study.. i was reluctant to take him earlier because I felt like I was neglecting him. He is only 7 months old but I got great response from my husband and he has agreed that taking my son to daycare so I can study would be beneficial for us. I will start studying on MOnday and hope for the best!....Any advice on how many questions I should be doing? My instructor from school recommended I take 500 questions a day! It seems so overwhelming...... where do I begin?
  7. by   caliotter3
    Don't give up. You need to give yourself enough time to go over the material thoroughly. Perhaps a live or online review might help to get you jump started. Just get started and keep at it until you get what you want. Good luck.
  8. by   lvlytxn
    500 Q's a day is way too much. 100 is reasonable because you have to go back and read/understand the rationale.

    I read all 1,000,000,000 pages of Saunders book, twice...because I really needed too. It took me about 3-4 months just to do that. I had been out of school for so long it seemed like a huge undertaken. I too felt like I was neglecting my kids and husband. Luckily, I was able to study during the day while they were at school and work and then again at nights when they were all tucked in. Space it out during the day. I think I did 3 hours during the day and 3 hours at night 8-11p. Weekends off...devoting time to my family.

    After Saunders, I did the NCSBN course and read the Priority, Delegation and A...book, can't recall just now. I also did the Kaplan q-bank which was way more harder than Saunders and NCSBN but very much like the NCLEX.

    Like I said before, I tested 9 years after graduating and passed after devoting 10 FULL months of studying. I really wanted it and went for it. And now...I have a wonderful job that I love working as a REGISTERED NURSE!!
  9. by   LIZ110908
    Well I want to thank you guys so much I feel determined and I dont mean to shine on ur mishalfs but if u did it 9 years after graduating I can do this...I yearn for the day I can say I am now working as a nurse...Thank you all for your support...Your stories have been inspirational for me THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I will keep ya posted on how i am doing!
  10. by   nmaracle3834
    I tried to take the NCLEX 3x and flunked all three times. Gave up for a while. Work urged me to go saying I could fill a nursing position and increase my pay. What motivation. I went to take the test. 75 questions, flunked AGAIN (#4) and cried. I went on line to KaplanNursing.com and took the refresher course. I dished out 500.00, but figured with a raise I would get that back in no time. Interesting class. I sat through all the sessions and did all 7 of their online tests and took everything this lady said into account. Just went to take the nclex again yesterday, just checked on line and I passed. They have a money back guarantee, but I didn't fall under being a graduate within 6 months to get that guarantee. I just learned some things from this lady that I would not have otherwise known. The colleges had some programs too that were cheaper, but they were during the week and it was difficult to get time off. The Kaplan one was all day Sat and Sun for 2 weeks. If you can do the college ones during the week due to cost, try that. But I would not give up.
  11. by   winsome08
    Inspirational stories for those who want to give up on their nursing career because of NCLEX failures. Perseverance is the key to overcoming our failures. Keep studying and not give up the dream of nursing, it does not come withour hard work.

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