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Dear readers,

I need help badly! I graduated LPN school in '15, have taken the NCLEX 3x's to of no success. Do to some life tragedies I can say I was totally unprepared to tale them but I did so I wouldnt lose my money. Now Ive EXHAUSTED my opportunities in the State of GA & now have to apply in another state which I have been approved to do so but sti fearful of another money lose & failure. I just don't understand. I study like no other, passed school but can't pass boards. What they give to you when you fail as a reference of your weak areas, I study in those areas but I JUST DON'T GET WHAT IM DOING WRONG. CAN ANYBODY ADVISE OR LEAD ME HELP THAT POSSIBLY WHERE STUDYING IS CUTTING IT

I STUDY FROM NCLEX PN

THANKS-

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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You could have a fundamental lack of knowledge. It might not be a bad idea to push yourself through another program, especially considering it will only take one year.

Best wishes.

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What program would that be?

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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What program would that be?

An LVN program with a good reputation? You've already spent three years trying, maybe you just need to redo school. I think that's what I would do if I were in your situation. Statistically, you have only a very slim chance of passing at this point. It might be better to invest your time and money into something more likely to work.

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I most graciously appreciate that.

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I wonder if the stress and anxiety about taking the test is what is causing you to fail. I would see about getting some personal psychological counseling to find out why you always get too stressed out about the test. I knew a man at a job who kept failing his test. He kept saying over and over again "I always fail the test. I know I will never pass the test". With that kind of constant negative self talk I can see why he kept failing. It was kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy for him. He believed he would always fail and thus he did always fail.

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Thank you Blackcat99, makes a whole lor of sense..Thanks million!

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Any reader here know whether there's a service that would be able to assess Meca423's nursing knowledge base so that s/he could know whether time and money would best be spent on test-taking preparation vs. retaking the nursing program? Meca423, have you checked with your school to see whether they can help with assessing your struggles?

As the other posters have pointed out, this is either a knowledge issue or a testing issue. I'd investigate ways to help determine which it is.

Your receptiveness to suggestions here is somewhat a breath of fresh air. You have the willingness and desire - it seems right now you just need a different approach. I hope your perseverance pays off; best of luck ~

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Thanks alit JKL33 any & ALL responses help. Yes to anwer your question I do have veey bad test anxiety & No my school doesnt have any suggestions as we where the last program class & mostly everyone took the NCLEX & passed but 3 of us now only 2 of us Me & another young lady whom I just found out is now taking classes for the RN prgm. But i spent too much money, time & effort to just let this go. My life tragedies I will not allow to hinder me any longer & attempt to beat this test anxiety once & for all. Now I have been approved to retest in another State so im looking for any & all that can assist to my already atudying plan.

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Dear readers,

I need help badly! I graduated LPN school in '15, have taken the NCLEX 3x's to of no success. Do to some life tragedies I can say I was totally unprepared to tale them but I did so I wouldnt lose my money. Now Ive EXHAUSTED my opportunities in the State of GA & now have to apply in another state which I have been approved to do so but sti fearful of another money lose & failure. I just don't understand. I study like no other, passed school but can't pass boards. What they give to you when you fail as a reference of your weak areas, I study in those areas but I JUST DON'T GET WHAT IM DOING WRONG. CAN ANYBODY ADVISE OR LEAD ME HELP THAT POSSIBLY WHERE STUDYING IS CUTTING IT

I STUDY FROM NCLEX PN

THANKS-

How did you review for the NCLEX? The NCLEX has a very specific way of taking the exam. What kind of review books did you take? If you can share that, I think that would be more helpful. Also, you need to set a time to just study. With the gap from graduating till now, you would likely need to review all of your nursing knowledge, this means getting a good review textbook and studying it. Studying styles/techniques varies for each individual but what I really found helpful when taking the NCLEX was to practice as many questions as I can, I would then read the rationale and look up the disease process, medication, etc using the review book for an in depth explanation. I did that and it really helped a lot. Good luck, you can do it!

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Thank you mediwizard....to answer your question, currently im still utilizing an app NCLEX PN to study from & the book Lippincott Review for the NCLEX ed.10. I'll up for ANY/ALL suggestions at this point PLEASE.

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Thank you mediwizard....to answer your question, currently im still utilizing an app NCLEX PN to study from & the book Lippincott Review for the NCLEX ed.10. I'll up for ANY/ALL suggestions at this point PLEASE.

What I did find helpful in reviewing for NCLEX was utilizing the NCSBN review course. They sell a comprehensive review course for either 5 weeks, 7 weeks, etc. I do not know if they have for LPN but it is worth to check it out. I really like the questions that they ask you and they are questions that make you critically think. Besides they make the test questions so they definitely know the type of questions in the test. They also have a corresponding review for each component of NCLEX. I really liked it. I am not an LPN so I used the Saunder's Comprehensive NCLEX review as well as the Lippincott Review. I used the Lippincott mainly for additional questions. I did not really like the way they made the comprehensive review, I personally prefer Saunders. I made a schedule for myself and stuck to it. What I did was answer a minimum of 100 questions every single day. I would then utilize the Saunders to read about the question topic and why a specific answer was the best answer. I find that method more helpful since I am actively studying compared to just trying to read the entire Saunders Review book front and cover. I find that not useful and makes me forget about what I reviewed.

Since it has been quite a while since you graduated, I would highly recommend you do what I did. I would also say do not sign up to take the NCLEX until you are confident that you will pass the test. It does not make sense booking the test when you have not reviewed or felt confident to take it. It is a waste of money and will also stress you out. I do like stress and tend to function better when under pressure but not everybody is like that. So I would recommended doing what I told you above. Answer 100+questions every single day (can take the weekends off to relax) for 3 months. That should give you ample time to really remember what you studied and be able to answer NCLEX type questions. It does not have to be 3 months, it can be less but it all depends on you. Once you reviewed for 3 months or less, THEN book for the NCLEX test. That would still give you another 3 months and you can change the date of the test as long as it is available and more than 48 hours before your scheduled appointment.

Good luck and you can do it! Just believe in yourself, make a schedule and try to stick to it as much as you can.

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