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Hello Everyone so unfortunately I am a NCLEX test repeater. I recently retested and got the bad pop up once more it’s been devastating. I have tried Uworld , I have Saunders questions, I recently got some audio of Mark K and I also joined a self paced NCLEX course but nothing seems to be helping. There is a lot of sources out their on the market but the material is very similar I have noticed to all these courses .. I truly need some motivation for anyone who has been in my place before and UNDERSTANDS this feeling I’m NOT giving up but one piece of paper is putting a hold on my whole life I am asking for any help Please or advise. Thank you in advance and once I pass I want to give back and help someone else whose in my shoes.. 

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LvANrse80 has 18 years experience as a CNA, LPN and specializes in LTC/ TCC/Hospice/Clinic/Wellness Director.

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Hi, Please don’t give up. I just recently graduated in December and had taken my Nclex about 30 days after and failed. I think my anxiety got the best of me and started second guessing myself. It was DEVASTATING. I prayed and promised myself to work harder and that I will pass next time. I had 3.6 gpa in school and passed all of my HESI’s except 1 . Which it didn’t affect my grade so I really didn’t even try to be honest. I even passed my Exit HESI. I felt I was under so much pressure to just take NCLEX right away when I should have simply did it on my time. 
I’m currently using Uworld & Lacharity to study. I do between 50-75 questions a day on Uworld. And 10-25 on Lacharity. I also listen to Mark Klimek, I think he’s great but I find out that it doesn’t help me with Uworld. 
so the closer I come to my Nclex I’ll start reviewing my Mark Klimek PDF. He has great tips and it’s on YouTube for free and he breaks it down so you understand it. I think this may be a good resource for you. ( Have you listened to all his audios) I just play them over and over. Don’t give up, many GOOD nurses have retaken Nclex. You can do this. I know it’s easier said than done but don’t beat yourself up! You have to figure out which material works for you. 10 years ago I passed using only Saunders for my LPN.
I love Saunders but found it didn’t help me for my RN-NCLEX. So I’m using a lot of Uworld and writing down Rationales of the wrong options and ones I may have gotten correct but don’t fully understand. Ask me anything I would love a study partner. We will CONQUEROR this exam. ♥️

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Don’t give up! I would continue studying with uworld but I would also seek something for content. @yournurseeducator on IG has a good NCLEX study guide for I believe $20. I used uworld mostly but I used her guide along side uworld. I randomized it at first but studying by system helped me better while using her guide. I was worried so I looked into other reviews but in my opinion uworld helped a lot & I always wrote out rationals I didn’t understand. I stopped getting caught up in doing 75 questions per study session & made sure I understood why the answer was wrong, went back the next day & review. I studied for maybe 3-5 hours 5-6 days for 4 weeks before my test. Two days before my test I had about 700 unused uworld questions Leftover & ONLY listened to Mark Kilmeks lectures on topics I wasn’t comfortable with. His prioritization & how to answer questions you don’t know lectures were my fav & helped as well. 

My faith helped me believe in myself to be transparent. I was surprisingly nervous so I ended up passing 75 questions, which is ok. I took maybe 3 breaks & even gave myself pep talks in the bathroom lol. I hate long test & I was getting tired. I tried not to let the nerves get to me & made sure I read each question carefully before looking at the answer choices. I honestly didn’t think I passed but I did & I’m sure it’s because I calmed down & really focused on what the questions were asking. You’ve got this! Go in with the mindset that you’ve prepared & you will pass.

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Hello , Thank you so much for responding and giving me your story it helped give me motivation .. I am currently studying for my LVN license the next step is to go back to school for my RN but honestly this NCLEX is making me so upset ..I had a friend send me a few videos of Mark K but I couldn’t find him on Youtube for some reason ..  

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On 2/3/2020 at 11:48 PM, Sniru510 said:

Hello Everyone so unfortunately I am a NCLEX test repeater. I recently retested and got the bad pop up once more it’s been devastating. I have tried Uworld , I have Saunders questions, I recently got some audio of Mark K and I also joined a self paced NCLEX course but nothing seems to be helping. There is a lot of sources out their on the market but the material is very similar I have noticed to all these courses .. I truly need some motivation for anyone who has been in my place before and UNDERSTANDS this feeling I’m NOT giving up but one piece of paper is putting a hold on my whole life I am asking for any help Please or advise. Thank you in advance and once I pass I want to give back and help someone else whose in my shoes.

  Please don’t give up. I almost did and dint touch book for years and then I told myself I will try one last time to take NCLEX. I was scared and nervous because forgot all that I studied. I knew I needed a content review. I tried Kaplan, HESI with no results. So this time I searched for nursing booth camp and I stumbled upon Rachell Allen. I saw lots of positive feedback and also checked their Instagram and Fb and decided to take it. I’m so glad I did because I am now a proud RN and passed with only 78 qs. I just studied their notes and did 50-75 qs everyday for a month. You can do this!😇

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Thank you for sharing your story that is amazing congratulations:) I can’t wait till I finally pass and get to move on with my life/career.. I have heard of Rachelle Allen but do you still have the notes for that course ? 

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On 2/12/2020 at 8:09 PM, Sniru510 said:

Thank you for sharing your story that is amazing congratulations:) I can’t wait till I finally pass and get to move on with my life/career..

Notes are all given paper packages given on the day of lecture. Each topic you get one bunch of notes. 

On 2/12/2020 at 8:09 PM, Sniru510 said:

Thank you for sharing your story that is amazing congratulations:) I can’t wait till I finally pass and get to move on with my life/career.. I have heard of Rachelle Allen but do you still have the notes for that course ? 

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I attended their 10 days live class.  Although I did want to go for 35 booth camp but I have a toddler to take care if so I just can’t. 10days live class is equally good coz their give same notes. Just that 10 days goes at faster paced. Notes are all papers given on the day of lecture. Each day you study one topic and you get note of that topic. Their notes are amazing. Too the point, clear and well made. Just buy bunch of different colored pointy pens to write stuff on your note while they teaches you. And try to sit at the front and give full concentration. In my class, we come 1 hr early just to save sit at the front. Ppl come 2 hours early to save seats so you need to come early.  And make sure you do atleast 50qs per day. Consistently is the key here and you can’t slack off for a month or two. Just study your notes inside out and then do practice qs. For me,I did all the qs from Lacharity prioritization and delegation and RACHELL ALLEN notes. That’s all. Don’t  touch on many resources, you will only get confused. You can do this!!! Best of luck.

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Yes Consistency is key I agree with that .. I know someone Who has Rachelle Allen notes I will ask her if she can share them with me if possible , And Thank You For all the advice I can’t wait to be on the passing side with you all 🙂 🙏🏻

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That’s  awesome! Can’t wait for u to pass. But if you attend Rachell Allen , you won’t need ur frds notes. They will provide you all the notes and some has fill in spaces where you write. Anyhow, good luck future RN

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E-commerce has 1 years experience as a CNA, LVN and specializes in Psychiatric, Diabetes advocate.

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You got this!   You are right. there are A LOT of resources, but just pick 1-2 resources based on how you learn best and stick to a schedule. 🙂 Keep us posted 🙂

I've used uworld questions with my medical surgical book, listened to mark k audio prioritization and lab,  and watched professor fink youtube 

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On 2/12/2020 at 3:43 AM, happyfaces said:

  Please don’t give up. I almost did and dint touch book for years and then I told myself I will try one last time to take NCLEX. I was scared and nervous because forgot all that I studied. I knew I needed a content review. I tried Kaplan, Hesi with no results. So this time I searched for nursing booth camp and I stumbled upon Rachell Allen. I saw lots of positive feedbacks and also checked their Instagram and Fb and decided to take it. I’m so glad I did coz I am now a proud RN and passed with only 78 qs. I just studied their notes and did 50-75 qs everyday for a month. You can do this!!!😇

Happy Faces, as someone who took a break between when you graduated, and when you got your license, would you say that after getting your license that it was hard to find a job? Did they ask you when you graduated, or did they just ask you when you got your license and end it there? Did they take into account the fact that it took some time for you to pass?

I ask because I took the test, didn't pass, got discouraged and didn't think I'd pass, took a break, took the test and just passed in 75. (like, literally just passed on the 14th)

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