losing hope....please help.

  1. Hello. I am a new member here although i had visited the site quite a few times before.
    I have taken the NCLEX three times. I did not pass. It has been almost a year since i took the last one because i had a baby. I have a great husband and a wonderful, very adorable baby. We have purchased our first house recently. Everything is going in the right direction but I really can't enjoy it yet because passing the nclex has been making me feel frustrated and incomplete. I love my family so much. My husband is not forcing me to go back to work but I know I owe it to myself to prove that I can achieve this. I was an RN for a couple of years outside the country before I moved to the US. It has been 3years since then yet I still haven't finished the nclex battle. When i moved here my dad passed away. That made my life vulnerable and always dreading the future. I used to be tough and undaunted. I never had to take any exam twice. Please help me in any way you can.....I would appreciate any advice. Thanks
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    Joined: Jun '09; Posts: 1
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    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Operating Room Nurse

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  3. by   AMariell21
    Hi there!

    I am also new to this site, but have been reviewing it to gather some inspiration for my impending test date! It will be my first time taking the test, so even though I am not a veteran at this, I will say that it helps to...

    STAY POSITIVE & BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

    I can't stress this enough. It's awesome that you have a great family as a support system, now all you need is the momentum to stay focused toward your goal! I have no clue who you are, but I do know that you can pass this test! :spin:

    With the few strategies that I am using, I do know that it helps to have a book or two for NCLEX prep. Right now, the hot books out there are Saunder's, Mosby's, and Kaplan. Take a few hours out each day and work on the strategies they mention. However, you can't excel with strategy alone. Find a review book that goes over the content that will be covered on the tst. It will refresh the knowledge base you already have and make you feel more confident about answering questions! Use the CDs that come with the book and practice sitting for about 2 hours since that's the average time people spend taking the test.

    Lastly, utilize your family for support. This test can get overwhelming, but if you are able to discuss this with the people you know and love, then it will feel like you have a whole army backing you up and supporting you!

    Like I said before, just trust in yourself that you can do this. Utilize this site if you need more support or advice and I wish you all the best! Good luck!

    -AMariell
  4. by   caliotter3
    Put the past in the past. Life happens. Make plans to deal with this now that your family is started. You can do this. Just make a plan and work your plan. The trick to this is to not give up. As long as you keep trying there will come a time when you pass. If you give up, then you will have failed. Don't give up.

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