International Nurse - Can Anyone Help??

  1. Hi there, I'm an RN in Scotland and have taken NCLEX twice (through Vermont) and failed. The first time was a nightmare in London, with a bomb scare on the tube, getting there late and I didn't study, - very naively - thinking (I've been qualified for just over 1.5yrs) I would pass it as I wasn't that long out of University!! How wrong was I. O.K. so I got a hefty kick up the backside when I failed on 75q's. I just did (and failed) my second attempt, which I took whilst on vacation in N.H, I did the exam in Burlington, Vermont. They made me feel so relaxed and I did study (although not as much as I should have - obviously! - its no excuse really but I have two under 3yr olds and working full time (37.5hrs/week), so I kept putting things off till the last minute. Anyway to the point, I have a couple of questions I'm hoping you kind folks could help me out with:-

    1. Is it 3 strikes and your out?? I have been told that I also have to do a review/refresher course before I do my third attempt; and
    2. Can anyone recommend a good (online) course to do that will get me through this as they are expensive and obviously I've already outlayed a substantial amount of money.

    I know it doesn't say much that I've failed twice and definitely don't want to fail it a third time. If I was to fail again, I don't think I would do it again. I think I would have to resign myself to the fact that I would just have to have vacations in the U.S. every year . Please can anyone help?
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  3. by   suzanne4
    You will have to contact Vermont BON and find out from them what their policy is about retakes.

    If you want to send me your e-mail address via pm, do not post it here, I will be happy to sned you a copy of my program. You will need only the Saunders' Comprehenisve Review for the NCLEX-RN, that is it.

    You really do not need an on-line program, if you just follow it. You will need to allow yourself about two hours on a daily basis to prepare.
  4. by   napoca
    [Hi Suzanne,
    I have studied all the Saunders book how you already adviced me.I stil have to practice the CD's. Book is excelent!!
    Could you please send me also the program of study what you have? This, I do not have it from you and I am sure it will be beneficial for me. I will send you my Email adress per PM.
    Thank you !
  5. by   suzanne4
    I will send it to you when I do my next mailing. You received the other info before I wrote it.