Just wanted to let everyone know that I had taken the NCLEX a total of 5 times before I passed. I took it 3x in a row and managed to flunk........ guess I was good at it. Have never been a good test taker. Walked away from it for a while until recently. Took the test in February, flunked the stupid thing AGAIN. I ended up buying a couple reference books, flashcards and took the Kaplan review. Even went as far as pulling out my nursing books and making study guides on things I felt I was weak in. I just took the NCLEX for the 5th time this past Wednesday and found out I had passed. The reason for this thread is...... if you really want to do this deep down inside and there is no other job in the world you would want, your heart is in it 150%, then don't ever give up !!!!! Keep studying little tidbits on a daily basis, don't cram the night before. The night before, get sleep, be well rested and go in with confidence. When you're there, take your time, read the question and figure out what it's asking you, don't read into it and don't stick in "what if", answer the question that seems to be the best possible answer. Give each question enough time. Stick with it and don't give up.