GRRR. I'm just going to give you my share of cents, and then I'll toss your unnecessary comment out of the window.
If I was soooo dumb and sooooo bad at taking care of my patients, WOULDN'T YOU THINK THAT I WOULD BE KICKED OUT of the dang program a long time ago?! Seriously. I have horrible test anxiety too, horrible. OH, wait did I mention to you that I got A's in clinical care though, just like the OP? I think that makes a WHOLE lot of difference. Believe me, I would def rethink about my career IF i had failed clinicals or barely passed. But that didn't happen. I can't believe a person would be so low to even downgrade people who didn't pass one test to make them a nurse, esp. when all of us went through the whole nursing program, studied so incredibly hard, and made it. Nursing school isn't and wasn't a jolly easy ride!
Did you know that about 90% of what you learned in the classroom doesn't even compare to what you will know in the REAL WORLD of working! Once again, talked to lots of nurses saying that nursing school (classroom) is totally different that working in a real job, and you'll learn SOOOOO much more when your actually working as a nurse. TONS of nurses say that. I talked to a girl just recently that graduated back in 09, she works at a hospital. Totally says real world life working as a nurse is totally different than nursing school. Nursing school is just a foundation.....just like taking this dang test is. I would also like to point out that in a job interview, they are NOT going to ask you how many times you failed or if you passed the nclex on the first try!! With that being said, if it was that big of a deal that people did not pass the nclex on their 1st or 5th try, wouldn't the job interviewer ask that sort of question then?? If you haven't taken the NCLEX yet... i would be a little worried. KARMA really is a biocth so I would just be prepared.
You're probably going to be one of 'those' nurses someday who always comes into work with a negative attitude on life, and brings there troubles to work. I can totally picture it. I wouldn't want some nurse with a negative attitude taking care of me that's for sure, or work with one! (I mean, I do have every right to assume that, since your assuming that people who fail the nclex are not going to be good nurses.) It's almost like you WANT to make us angry & argue with us---->(Another red-flag of bad attitude if you ask me)
There's always time to change, and look at life in a positive way:)