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  1. Ilovelife1234

    Is there Still Hope

    Hi everyone, I need advice. I graduated nursing school with my BSN in August 2017. In the past 2 years, I have taken the NCLEX 4 times. I am very embarrassed about it and I hate to admit it but it has really taken over my life. I have studied for months and have been out of clinical experience/practice. And that is what I am most worried about... that no one will hire me after being out of practice for so long. If I do have an interview would I tell them that I have been studying for the NCLEX and have taken it 4 times? I do have a huge student nursing loan that I have been trying to pay off so in the meantime I have worked part time as a tutor. It has nothing to do with nursing but has given me the flexibility to study. I have applied to nursing assistant positions but I always thought I would pass the NCLEX every time and then just apply for a RN position. It has been a struggle to say the least but I am trying so hard to not give up and know that there is still hope.
  2. Dear Nurse Beth, 

    I need the correct advice . My nursing journey to become a RN has been the hardest and longest journey of my life . I graduated nursing school with my BSN in August 2017 . I have taken the NCLEX 4 times in the past 2 years . At this point I am so ashamed and embarrassed . There has been so many psychosocial issues that have happened in my life that at one point I started to doubt myself to even become a RN . I did all the work in nursing school and went to a prestigious nursing school . It doesn’t make any sense to me how I can’t seem to pass the NCLEX but I am still trying . 

    My question is , will employers not hire me because it has been so long ? Should I be honest if I have an interview to tell them that I haven’t passed in the NCLEX in 4 times . I do have a tutoring job right now but it has nothing to do with nursing . I miss every aspect of nursing and hope one day I will pass the NCLEX. 

    1. Nurse Beth

      Nurse Beth, MSN

      One day has to be soon. You need a sense of urgency and a plan. Having a plan will help reduce your feelings of shame. I would put everything into taking and passing the NCLEX. Otherwise, you will live with regrets.

      Take an NCLEX review course. Consider hiring a private tutor. They can help you pinpoint exactly why you are not passing. Damion Jenkins, RN, is such a tutor who will create an individualized study plan for you.

      After you pass, I can give you tips for landing a job. Definitely check out my book below- but first things first.

      Best wishes, my friend

      Nurse Beth

      Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!


  3. Hello everybody, This may be a dumb question but I have graduated with my BSN and was wondering if I could apply for a medical assistant position? I know for a medical assistant position you have to have a medical assistant license but I basically have done all duties of a medical assistant in nursing school and have done duties of a registered nurse. I am in the process of taking my NCLEX again and I do want to be a registered nurse but I figured this would be an amazing opportunity to practice my clinical skills again until I pass my NCLEX. The feedback would be much appreciated . Thank you!
  4. Ilovelife1234

    Failed Nclex after 2 years now what?

    No. I never had accommodations in nursing school. I was a very good student. I graduated with a 3.5. So really this whole test and failing does not make sense to me. Nobody understands why I cannot pass. I put in the work , I study, and have sacrificed SO much to get to this point. I got my results back and I failed. I got near passing in all sections..
  5. Ilovelife1234

    Failed Nclex after 2 years now what?

    I studied 6-7 hours a day five times a week . I went through the Kaplan twice . Also did I world and ati questions . I would do about 75-100 questions a day . Go through each rational and then would review what I did not know .
  6. Ilovelife1234

    Failed Nclex after 2 years now what?

    I need advice, I recently just took the nclex on October 10th and feel like I have failed. I did the "good pop up" and got the bad pop up. I had 255 questions and ran out of time. This was my 4th time taking the NCLEX and I have spent 2 years studying for it. I do not know if I have officially passed but I know that I have after my 4th time taking it. I cannot seem to pass it. I am completely devastated and heart broken. I have not stepped foot in a hospital since I graduated in 2017. At this point I really do not know what to do. There has been so many times where I thought I was going to pass but I have not. I have done World, Kaplan, and ATI. I even have a tutor. I am thinking about applying for a nursing assistant job now until I pass but idk who will even hire me at this point. I do have my bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Kinesiology degree. I have put my life on hold for 2 years to try and pass this test. I have worked at a job in the meantime only two times a week but I have to work full time now. My nursing student loan has to be paid. So basically anyone that has encouragement or any advice on what to do I would appreciate it!!