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  1. 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???
  2. renchen

    Any post NCLEX thoughts?

    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.
  3. renchen

    How do I pick myself up after failing NCLEX?

    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. renchen

    Any post NCLEX thoughts?

    Hey butterfly1980. I didn’t pass.
  5. Wow! Amazing and inspirational! I agree with you. There's so much pressure to take the NCLEX right away and sometimes, people's life circumstances may lead to a delay and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I'm glad you decided to take a path that most people would see as less agreeable and you turned it into a possibility.

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