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Posts by renchen

  1. No matter the outcome.

    I just want to say, you did your best and I am super proud of you!

    I understand your feelings and what you must be going through. I take my NCELX tomorrow for the second time. I graduated June 2018. Took it first time in Nov 2018. Failed it. Went into depression for awhile and finally tomorrow I am taking it.

    I tried MK audios, uworld, Nclex mastery. Yet it wasn't enough. Now I think back to it... my mind wasn't really there to absorb content. I took awhile to take my test because I had family, money issues, personal health problems. SO much was going on my mind was "mumble jumble."

    After 1st NCLEX attempt, I used that time to get my health on track, focus on my goals, self evaluated me, and revamped my study habits.

    Taking questions everyday and taking notes from UWORLD rationales didn't work for me. I wasn't getting the big picture. And I didn't know how to connect the dots of nursing content. My weakness was content.

    I bought Saunders and did UWORLD again. Separated the topics in maternal, peds, adult med surg cardiac, respiratory, etc. When I finished content on maternity, I ONLY did UWORLD questions on maternity. Then I would go through the rationales. Look over the topics or condition that I didn't grasp.

    ( I know. People say don't do it because NCLEX is going to give us random questions from different systems. Do I care? No because I told myself, that this is probably what's going to work for me and it did.)

    Next, I used Sarah Registered Nurse RN. She was the silver-lining that helped me connect the nursing content. I hope you try her page. Trust me. You just have to find a study method that helps you put the content together so you can see the bigger picture. I believe you CAN DO IT.

  2. On 7/11/2019 at 3:02 PM, tacticool said:

    Ok, time for tough love. Suck it up! It's been a year and no second attempt? Get over yourself and not being used to failure. You've wasted too much time wallowing in self-pity about personal problems. Get back in the saddle and kick NCLEX in the ***!

    Hey!!! Thanks for the tough love. You are right. I am DWELLING WAY TOO MUCH. I just want to thank you and everyone on here. Being supportive, giving me REAL TALK, and most of all telling me not to give up.

    I found my holy grail study to studying!

    My tip:

    While everyone continued to comment here, I remained silent. I did a lot of thinking and self evaluation. I journal and wrote down my thoughts, worries, and re-discovered my true motivation. I surrounded myself with people who were supported and asked for help. I eventually overcome this depression after I failed NCLEX by telling people (I was closed to) that I failed it. Then I revamped my study habits.

    Studying plainly questions everyday and take note on rationales from UWORLD wasn't enough anymore. I decided to look over Saunders. I pretty much assessed myself that I needed a better understanding and grasp of NURSING and reviewed content for a month. Then I went to Sarah Registered Nurse RN to help me piece everything together. She helped me see the bigger picture and why everything happens. I saw the connection and I think that was my silver-lining.

  3. Thank you everyone. I can barely get myself back up. I was talking to some friends and they told me the reason why I cannot get back up is because I’m not used to failure. I’m used to accomplishments. And this failure is something that I have never encountered. Yes I failed tests and yes I didn’t pass a class before but I always got back up. This time.. I just... I’m a mess.

  4. Hey everyone.

    I took NCLEX last year and failed. It was so hard to swallow this failure. My friends who graduated last June are nurses and we hardly talk now. They offer to help but our time schedule conflicts.

    They’re doing their own thing and I’m just still here. I don’t know how to pick myself up anymore. I have health problems and then financial problems and then I still have to worry about passing NCLEX.

    I work as CNA at a hospital and it’s hard to see my friends begin their career as RN on the same floor where I work and I’m soooo tired of hearing everyone asking me if I pass the test yet.. sometimes I get so much anxiety and want to throw up or hide because it’s embarrassing. The nurses on my floor doesn’t know I failed but some of my friends who are now RN’s do. I feel sooo shameful.

    I have a family to support and after learning I failed.. I am terrified of NCLEX, I feel worthless. How do I overcome this feeling? How do I pick myself up after this hard downfall? How do I stop feeling sorry for myself and stop feeling embarrassed???

  5. Edited by renchen

    I just took NCLEX and it stopped at 125. Day before NCLEX, I took the day off relaxe, reviewed labs briefly before bed. Went to bed early and got ready for the test.

    I went in and was super calm and didn't freak out. When I started the test, I was going good like "I can do this." Then, it got harder and suddenly a I felt I was just guessing left and right, doing a lot of rule out the worse choices. There were some medications that I remembered reading on but completely blanked out and can't recall anything. This was when my calmness started to drift into uncertainty.. it made me feel like I didn't know myself or my knowledge anymore. After the test, I I was just at lost at words to describe my feelings. I felt numb. Anyone felt this before or no? Please let me know as I am positive I couldn't be the only one.