Looking back - page 3

I was just looking at my porfolio from school and I got an A. The short term goal was to pass nclex the first time. My long term goal was to go for my masters in midwifery. I said to my self I can't... Read More

  1. by   x_factor
    Quote from kemifair
    Thank u everyone but I don't need a refresher course I spent enough money on review. I know my content I just need to apply it.
    You failed the NCLEX 9 times and have gone through 3 review courses, and yet you still feel you do not need a refresher course? Honestly, no one can help you if you are not willing to help yourself. Continuing to use the same study methods that you have for the last 9 times will only continue to yield the same results. Nothing will change.

    If you are weak in test taking and critical thinking skills, a refresher course may benefit you. You keep spending all this money to re-take the NCLEX over and over, why not invest some of that money into a good refresher course that may actually help you pass the exam.

    You say you know your content and need to apply it, so why haven't you done that the last 9 times? It's because you do not know how to apply it, if you did, you wouldn't have struggled the way you have. Instead of thinking that you can continue doing the same thing over and over, yet keep expecting different results, you should take the advice of some of the other members here and drastically change your methods. This includes contacting your school for possible resources, and investing in a good refresher course. Obviously the methods you have tried in the past have not worked, it's time to do something different.
  2. by   Esme12
    I don't think anyone was trying to be mean.....they were responding with their ideas on what you need to do to pass the boards after trying 9 times. Some states require a refresher after x amount of tries because the in formation does become stale. The cadence of your typing is unusual even for texting.....unless your school is closed I would contact them and ask for their opinion/advice. I would also check into refreshers that emphasize test taking strategies....your school may have some suggestions.

    Have you ever been tested for test anxiety or comprehension issues? That may give some insight as to the mental block that plagues you.

    I wish you the very best.
  3. by   chrysdamian
    The nclex questions are based on Blooms Taxonomy. Nursing is all about application and analyzing, If you can't apply your nursing knowledge and skills you shouldn't be a nurse. And it's nice that you think god will help you but the reality is only you can help your self. It's not mean that I'm saying this, it's honesty and if you can't handle it you need to toughen up.
  4. by   begosh
    Quote from kemifair
    I know everyone is trying to help ..... I am refresh I dont need refresher.
    In previous posts, you mentioned you know your content very well, don't need a refresher, and graduated with a BSN in 2008, yet failed NCLEX RN, 9 times so far.

    I would suggest performing an in-depth, honest, non-biased self-assessment, because there's an exponential disconnect somewhere and you need to identify and address this first now, before taking another exam. Additionally, once you've identified what it is that's hindering your success, work extremely hard in overcoming this deficit.

    All the best in your endeavors!
  5. by   sirI
    Thread closed. There have been good suggestions for the OP. Good luck.