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I wish I could be posting with better news. However, I took my NCLEX on Tuesday, July 29 and failed. I did everything I was supposed to do. I purchased Prep U, and got well above the "recommended" level to pass which was a 5. I passed my Exit HESI with flying colors. I graduated with honors from a 4 year university and studied very hard for the test. I don't understand how the system could have failed me so terribly.

I only got 80 questions on the NCLEX so apparently it knew pretty quickly that I was not going to pass. I am not trying to play the blame game I just wish I would have known that just because I was meeting the expectations of the school, as well as the Prep U program, (which gave me confidence going into the test) did not mean anything when it came to taking my boards.

I have heard that depending on where you take the test also depends on if you pass. The location I took mine is notorious for failing people. Now I have to wait even longer to be able to practice on my own.

Well, I need to get off here and back to studying.

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Sorry to hear this. A quick note: location of the exam doesn't matter; it's a national test, national test bank. If a greater number of students are failing in one location than some others, it would make sense to look to the SCHOOLS in that area that students are graduating from. It's not the location, it's the preparation.

Next: what does your CPR say? for instance, if you were weak in content, you need to focus on knowledge-based questions and prep. Maybe you knew the content well, but tended to choose the wrong answer based on HOW you are interpreting the questions. In other words, understanding the strategy of why something is right or wrong according to NCLEX Land.

If you come back with more info, we might be able to offer more specific assistance. Just choosing a program because someone said it was good will NOT help you....you need to know what you, specifically, need to do at this point, and then go from there.

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The reason I used that software was because it was what was recommended by my school of nursing. It is software that learns your weaknesses and adjusts the questions accordingly. Just like the NCLEX.

And I do not know what a CPR is. Do I get that from my quick results or do I have to wait for my letter?

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The reason I used that software was because it was what was recommended by my school of nursing. It is software that learns your weaknesses and adjusts the questions accordingly. Just like the NCLEX.

And I do not know what a CPR is. Do I get that from my quick results or do I have to wait for my letter?

CPR=Candidate Performance Report; arrives with your official notice. Will tell you what went wrong, so you can formulate a sound study plan for next time :)

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It is a tough test & there are a lot of us who do not pass the first try. Give yourself a little break. Relax a few days and regroup. You can and will be a RN, BSN....BELIEVE IT.

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