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Please help: Graduated in 2006 but still haven't pass the NCLEX-RN

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by jenny2009 jenny2009 (New Member) New Member

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I graduated from nursing school in 2006. I am so scared, during those 3 years I took the NCLEX-RN twice but did not pass the exam. Now I feel so depressed and hopeless at the same time. My family have financial problem so I try to apply for a part-time job as student nurse/PCA but nowhere accept me. Is it because I got out of school for so long without any experience? This makes me worry even if I got my license, is anyone going to hire me since I graduated 3 years ago? Please assure me on this.

I am so overwhelm with everything now especially I don't know how to start studying for the NCLEX again. I took Kaplan before, read their books and did the online questions but still couldn't pass the exam. I borrow several books but don't know which one to focus on: Saunders Comprehensive Review, Mosby's Comprehensive Review, or NCLEX-RN Review Make Incredibly Easy? For anyone who passed the exam, which other books would you recommend? Please share with me some of your valuable thoughts. I really appreciate your help and advice.

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Saunders Comprehensive is the one with the highest reviews. I just finished and i feel that i have a good background on the information, especially since its beena while for you.

You can do it. Its ok that its been 3 years, as long as you pass, and that you check in with your boards to see what the requirements/ eligiblity to take the nursing exam in your state.

Nurses are needed! Don't quit!

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Don't let yourself be discouraged or frightened. This is a test. You prepare for it and then take it. If you avoid it, you will never pass and never progress. Just make a plan, then follow it. Don't worry about getting a job. Your job right now is to prepare for the NCLEX. If you really need income badly, suggest you look into the requirements to get a CNA certificate, your nursing school should be acceptable for you to test, and get experience working as a CNA while you prepare for the NCLEX. It is better to have that income coming in than to sit around and be depressed. Make it a point to observe the nurses while they work and do mental dry runs about how it will be when you are one of them. Good luck to you.

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DIVA-RNMOM24 has 5 years experience and specializes in Acute Surgery/Trauma.

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Hey you pick yourself up Honey, Just get back at it. I used saunders and kaplan book make sure you know that ABCD Maslow and the nursing process I think that helps a bunch cause you already know the content you just need to know how to answer the questions. I did a bunch of questions and read the rationales at the end of each one even when I got it right. I also practiced trying to answer the question in my own words before I looked at the choices like what would I do and see if then I could pick the right answer. remember to eliminate the absolute 2 wrong choices and study when you are more relaxed and comfortable. I took the test 3 times found out I passes this Mon. and have been out of school since Aug. 2007 so don't feel bad just keep trying and keep reading all the posts on here that give encouragement and by all means DO NOT let negativity into your life at this point NONE!

Most important thing of all PRAY

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thank you sunshine and caliotter for your replies and encouragement, and congratulation to diva; i am so happy for you.

i took the exam twice; there are lots of medications that i don't even know so i want to focus more on medications, but it's hard to memorize everything in details esp. each med we need to know the action, nursing interventions and side effects. does anyone have any suggestion what book make it simple to memorize all these.

i just borrow a book [color=#004b91]prentice hall's reviews & rationales: comprehensive nclex-rn® review (prentice hall nursing reviews & rationales series). i read the content and i think it's pretty good because it breaks down into 8 sections: managment of care, safety and infection control, health promotion and maintenance, psy integrity, basic care and comfort, pharmacology and parenteral therapies, reduction of risk and physiological adaptation. does anyone know if this book is reliable?

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