Published Dec 21, 2004
Hi! My name is Brandi. I graduated from nursing school in December 2003. I have taken the NCLEX two times all ready and obviously failed both times. I have never been a great test taker and I'm blaming the fact that I failed twice on my pregnancy because pregnancy effects your brain (hormones).
I want to know if anyone has been in my situation and if so how did you prepare better for it. I plan on taking it again in March, my daughter will be 4 months by then so my brain should be back!
Any advice will help... thanks!!!
Hi! My name is Brandi. I graduated from nursing school in December 2003. I have taken the NCLEX two times all ready and obviously failed both times. I have never been a great test taker and I'm blaming the fact that I failed twice on my pregnancy because pregnancy effects your brain (hormones).I want to know if anyone has been in my situation and if so how did you prepare better for it. I plan on taking it again in March, my daughter will be 4 months by then so my brain should be back! Any advice will help... thanks!!!
Um yeah...11 people (of 35) from my class (Aug.2004) have failed NCLEX on the first attempt. So far, 3 of us have failed on the 2nd attempt. There is someone on this site who told me to do TONS of practice questions. She said she did them during the day & took short breaks. When she was doing her questions, she would take notes from them. She said in the evening she would review what she had written. I believe she said she used a Lippincott book, the 7th edition. She said it had lots of questions plus 1,000 questions on a CD that came with it. A LOT of people have said to do at least 3,000 questions before taking the exam. I didn't do that. BUT, I have also read posts where people said they did over 3,000 questions & still were not successful at passing NCLEX. I am going to study content during the week, & do questions on the weekends, & take notes like I mentioned that person said. Alright, good luck. Sorry this is so long, my posts are always long.
Thanks for your input pie. I did practice questions both times I prepared to take it and I failed. I honestly think it's all in the luck of the draw. Hopefully your having an "on" day when you take the test. I also think it's NO reflection on what a wonderful nurse we all are. I mean I think that if you can make it through nursing school that should be your ticket to getting your license. Why ask so many stupid things that we'll never use.
Honestly... I think that they should just have someone from the BRN come to your job and watch you for like a week or something that way they can see what you know, not validate you by some dumb *** test. Anyway... that's enough from me.
Good luck when you take it again (when are you taking it) and let me know how you do!
Hi Brandy and Pie
I am right there with you guys, I also failed my first two times. I am so discouraged about the whole thing. I made good grades in school, but I am obviously missing something. I think I am gonna take one of those Kaplan courses. Good Luck. I can't take it again til the first of March.
My name is Danyolan I grad nursing school back in 98. Nursing school was very hard for me. But I made it through thank God. When it was time to take my NCLEX I did a review. I study really hard, but I didn't pass the first time. Then I took it again and I didn't pass it the second time. So now you know how you really feel on the inside. So I just walk away from it, my husband I stared our family. We have a little boy who's 4 and a little girl who's 3. In the back of my mind I've always thought about nursing. But the pain that went with knowing I didn't pass my state test was too much for me. Well it's been 7 years now and I said, I'm not going to put it off any longer. It's been rough with your finances the test has gone up! the fee's went as well. IT's very expensive. But I believe God will make a way for me and for you. He has bless all those nurses around this country to finish thee hardest task ever. That's nursing SCHOOL! So I'm going to put myslef back in the ball park. I'm going to prepare myself the best I know how. I have look into a another review which I know I need. Since I know the test has change. Kaplan I've look into. So hang in there. I'm going to try again I know I will come out just fine. So will you! We will get our license come 2005
God bless you
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