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For some reason, Im a bit sad and feeling hopeless right now. Im going to take my 3rd exam on Nov 11 and that scares me. Im reviewing every single day, I even gave up my work. Im done with Q&A saunders and Kaplan 2013 book and im working on Kaplan Qtrainers. After that Ill answer PDA by laCharity.

Its just that I'm scared to take my exam. IM WORKING VERY HARD for my 3rd exam and hopefully its gonna be worth it. I'm scared what might happen, like what ifs. What if I dont pass. What if this isnt meant for me.

Pls give me words of encouragement. I dont have someone to talk to. I'm really sad. I feel like I'm left out. All my friends are RNs while me, just unemployed person..

Friend, friend is what I shall call you because the nclex aka Satan's spawn, is what has brought us together. First things first, DONT YOU DARE LOSE HOPE! It took me 5 times, can you imagine?? 5 fricken ridiculous times to pass my nclex! I was in the same position as you, probably even worse. All my friends, my boyfriend, my acquaintances were moving on up and there I was. Everyone pitied me. My family was basically embarrassed of me. But I pushed through that with the help of my friends and bf. You seem like you are doing everything you can. Extremely smart of you to stop working and focus on studying. Make sure you are using your resources. Now for the studying tips, dont do questions just to do them. If you dont understand or know the answer, look up that topic in a book and read it over. If you forget, go back and read it again an hour or 2 later. Use kaplans decision tree. I mean really follow the steps and use it. If youre weak in content, read over your weakest topics in the saunders book or kaplan content book (also available online for free.) You seem like you have a lot to do before you take your test, which is good. Just make sure youre really understanding why youre getting things wrong. Ask yourself why this, why that.

As for fear, that will never go away. BUT you can find ways to relax and somewhat calm your nerves. Your days should consist of working out (go to the gym, power walk, do a workout video at home, go for a jog around a park- get your endorphins running so you'll be more positive and happy,) reading content, doing 100-150 questions a day, taking the time to understand the rationales, eating good high energy foods (nothing that will make you sluggish -fast food.) And after all this is done, relax and watch some tv. If you have time, catch a movie. You NEED to go out. I found it easier to set goals for yourself each day -how many qs to do and what topic content to read. Once you complete your task for that day then just relax -take a nice bath or listen to music.

You will never feel fully prepared to take the nclex. But you can control how you answer the qs and how you feel walking in there. Im not saying doing all this is relieve all anxiety, but it can help you control and lessen that nervousness.

Once you take your test write on your scrap paper your name , RN. Or write I am an RN. When you are stumped or are starting to get nervous, stop, do some deep or pursed lip breathing, look down at your board and read "I am an RN," "Rainbowl girl, RN" over and over and over again. Then go back to the qs when you've calmed down.

If you dont pass. The sky will fall, zombies will come attack all of us, and you will die.....or not lol. t is not the end of the world! No one knows but you. You should take it right away when your state bon lets you because the information is still fresh in your head. There is no way employeers know how many times you take it, nor do they care. You interview well, sound like a positive person, have your license number in that state, youre hired! Someone once told me "No one counts the number of times you fail, the only number that matters is the amount of times you pass - one!" Ive felt alone during my year struggle preparing for Satan's test. You are definately not alone!

Dont hesitate to message me if you feel upset or need help making a study plan or anything at all! I wish the best for you and hope you dont give up! You gotta beat this test, dont let it beat you!! :)

- A new friend

Edited by auchiepie

yedwards42, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Maternal Newborn. Has 7 years experience.

Hi rainbowl,

Preparing for NCLEX (and anxiety/nerves) can get the best of us! It's a hard exam to study for as it's very broad. What you're feeling is normal, though like others said try to continue studying your best and not dwell on the "what if's". If you are using a few good resources and studying daily (content, questions and strategies) and reviewing all rationales - I'm sure you're on the right track and gonna kick NCLEX bootie!!

Tell yourself you're going to pass. You can and will do this. Chin up and keep up your good work! :)

Buszta NCLEX Review

Busta prep course is reputed around the region to be an awesome prep course. Upon finishing, you'll have a VERY high probability of passing the NCLEX, whether or not it's the first time or 8th time. If you don't mind the commute, perhaps this could be an option for some. You've already sacrificed enough time and you know you have the knowledge and skills (you've already made it through all the nursing courses and clinicals!). Maybe treat it like a continuing ed conference week. Couldn't hurt to look into it. A lot of students in my class and the class who graduated before me states this was better than Kaplan and other more well known study courses. I agree with the others, Don't give up! Chin up!

Friend, friend is what I shall call you because the nclex aka Satan's spawn, is what has brought us together. First things first, DONT YOU DARE LOSE HOPE! It took me 5 times, can you imagine?? 5 fricken ridiculous times to pass my nclex! I was in the same position as you, probably even worse. All my friends, my boyfriend, my acquaintances were moving on up and there I was. Everyone pitied me. My family was basically embarrassed of me. But I pushed through that with the help of my friends and bf. You seem like you are doing everything you can. Extremely smart of you to stop working and focus on studying. Make sure you are using your resources. Now for the studying tips, dont do questions just to do them. If you dont understand or know the answer, look up that topic in a book and read it over. If you forget, go back and read it again an hour or 2 later. Use kaplans decision tree. I mean really follow the steps and use it. If youre weak in content, read over your weakest topics in the saunders book or kaplan content book (also available online for free.) You seem like you have a lot to do before you take your test, which is good. Just make sure youre really understanding why youre getting things wrong. Ask yourself why this, why that.

As for fear, that will never go away. BUT you can find ways to relax and somewhat calm your nerves. Your days should consist of working out (go to the gym, power walk, do a workout video at home, go for a jog around a park- get your endorphins running so you'll be more positive and happy,) reading content, doing 100-150 questions a day, taking the time to understand the rationales, eating good high energy foods (nothing that will make you sluggish -fast food.) And after all this is done, relax and watch some tv. If you have time, catch a movie. You NEED to go out. I found it easier to set goals for yourself each day -how many qs to do and what topic content to read. Once you complete your task for that day then just relax -take a nice bath or listen to music.

You will never feel fully prepared to take the nclex. But you can control how you answer the qs and how you feel walking in there. Im not saying doing all this is relieve all anxiety, but it can help you control and lessen that nervousness.

Once you take your test write on your scrap paper your name , RN. Or write I am an RN. When you are stumped or are starting to get nervous, stop, do some deep or pursed lip breathing, look down at your board and read "I am an RN," "Rainbowl girl, RN" over and over and over again. Then go back to the qs when you've calmed down.

If you dont pass. The sky will fall, zombies will come attack all of us, and you will die.....or not lol. t is not the end of the world! No one knows but you. You should take it right away when your state bon lets you because the information is still fresh in your head. There is no way employeers know how many times you take it, nor do they care. You interview well, sound like a positive person, have your license number in that state, youre hired! Someone once told me "No one counts the number of times you fail, the only number that matters is the amount of times you pass - one!" Ive felt alone during my year struggle preparing for Satan's test. You are definately not alone!

Dont hesitate to message me if you feel upset or need help making a study plan or anything at all! I wish the best for you and hope you dont give up! You gotta beat this test, dont let it beat you!! :)

- A new friend

Thank you so much :( You inspired me. Thank you for your words. You know how much your words touched my heart. It feels like Im not alone in this world. :( Thank you so much. I WILL push myself until I pass this exam. Hopefully I get it on my exam day. You never know how much happy I am cos you shared your experiences to me. Thank you. I love you!

Hi rainbowl,

Preparing for NCLEX (and anxiety/nerves) can get the best of us! It's a hard exam to study for as it's very broad. What you're feeling is normal, though like others said try to continue studying your best and not dwell on the "what if's". If you are using a few good resources and studying daily (content, questions and strategies) and reviewing all rationales - I'm sure you're on the right track and gonna kick NCLEX bootie!!

Tell yourself you're going to pass. You can and will do this. Chin up and keep up your good work! :)

Thank you so much for pushing me. Thank you. I will pass my NCLEX RN exam! Next time Im gonna post here will be regarding how happy I am and finally pass my exam :) thank you! Love you!

This message goes out to me as we, auchiepie :-) I'm still studying and preparing for my exam while waiting for my papers to get done.

rainbowl, we shouldn't give up. Just like you, I am also in a state of high level anxiety preparing for our exam. :-) We can do this!

yedwards42, BSN, MSN

Specializes in Maternal Newborn. Has 7 years experience.

You're welcome. You have everything you need in your head and heart to pass NCLEX. :)