The bottom line is a few people will find this unfair to be able to test again (if it is for free) and some would want to start doing the same thing. If they do it for you, I am pretty sure they can do it for everyone else. My school is very strict. If someone fails an exam and that person begs to take it again, the first thing they would say is no because if we do it for you, we'll have to do it for everyone else.
Getting a 4.0 in nursing school is excellent. You must have A's or minimum of high B's every single exams/ have a good foundation of content/ good test taker or good strategy. I do not blame some who are questioning this. Some people emphasized that the NCLEX is only testing for minimum competency.
I have seen plenty of posts where some people have ADD, ADHD, Average C students, some were pregnant, going through difficult times and still passed. It's the integrity that counts the most among us nurses and future nurses.
I can kind of see why people are getting upset here. The ones that are highly respected are the ones who kept taking the exams over and over until they passed and paid for them with no letters, petition, etc.
I really really like the ones who speak the truth even though it hurts. Honesty is the best policy.