you are not alone. this is my 2nd time to sit for NCLEX too, and yea.. we wish the same.. for this to be our last, definitely pass it!
relax. as the post says above.. take a deep breath. remember how you treat clients w/ anxiety? listen, or just stay with them quietly. you can't teach them @ first, for they cannot learn things. same as reviewing for nclex, you cannot study and focus, if there are alot of things on your mind.
contemplate and reflect. what have you done before that made you fail the exam? or rather, what did you not do?
just to share.. the first time i took NCLEX, i planned evrything. how to start my review, and end it. but nah-- i did not even follow the half of my plan. i bought alot of books, references. but it did not help. i assumed that i would be able to absorb them all. i also took kaplan. i like it coz there were hard questions, and real good strategies. but unfortunately, i did not finish it. i took things, real hard. wake up early to go to the library and spend the whole day there. but all those things, made no fruit. i failed -- u know the feeling i studied so hard but the things coming in my mind were really light? i skipped and jumped, i rescheduled how many times.
after a month and a half of just resting. i studied again. they say, even if its your 2nd, 3rd or ur 8th exam, STUDY LIKE TIS YOUR FIRST TIME. so i did.
i finished saunder's comprehensive. (for me, content helps!) even how many times they scramble or turn the question upside down, once you know ur theory.. u know it.
i have a notebook where i write notes. jus anything -- anything i come across with. maybe it be lab values.. prioritization.. treatments, or formulas.
right now, i am answering questions online. you can find alot of FREE websites that provides NCLEX-like questions. just google it. some members have posteg it here, just dig in the forum. or @ the library. i found SAUNDER's @ the library.
i also bought NCLEX RN practice books @ half price bookstore. (i am not endorsing anything).
the more questions you do, the better.
we all know NCLEX is more of analyzing, but remember, memorizing is important too! example: what if you know RESPIRATORY ALKALOSIS.ACIDOSIS by heart. but you can't remember ur ABG values?
and don;t forget to pray. as with your family, they're your inspiration. make some adjustments for managing your time. don't overdo anything. you don't want to be worn out.
good luck to you!