I told myself I would tell everyone my story after I passed NCLEX.
I started nursing school in fall of 2012. I failed my first semester of nursing school. I was SO disapointed and upset. I got depressed and didnt know what to do. I picked myself back up and took my first semester over spring of 2013. I finally graduated December of 2014. This was the HARDEST thing I had ever done in my life. I struggled to pass. I was always on the line of passing. I was always a C student. But I didnt care because all it mattered was that I passed!
My class decided to take Hurst as our review. I enjoyed the way Hurst taught us and thought it was a pretty good course. We took it at the beginning of January. I got my ATT about the middle of January and immediatly signed up for NCLEX Feb. 5th. I was SO nervous. I didnt know what to expect at all.
I went testing day and ended up with the HARDEST Test of my LIFE!!! I got 265 questions. I knew I failed. There was NO way I passed. I did the PVT and got the bad pop up. 48 hours later I found out I failed.
I picked myself back up, again. I was determined to take my test in 45 days and PASS. I already had a job and luckily they told me they would hold my job until I passed.
45 days studying none stop. I studied the PDA book by LaCharity, Saunders CD, Exam Cram for NCLEX, and the last thing I did was the NCSBN 3 week course. The NCSBN course is what I think passed me. It helped me SO much. I also looked up ways to answer questions because I was having problems with answering questions I didnt know anything about.
So I scheduled my test for March 26th. I prayed, prayed, prayed that I would be calm during this test. I cried before I went in because I had worked so hard for this and this was another $300 test.
I went in very calm and took my test. I read each question literally 5 times. I was on number 73 the last time I looked up. I answered 2 more questions and it SHUT OFF! I was SOOOO happy because I knew I passed. It was literally the easiest test I ever took. I had 40 select all that apply. But, tney werent hard and I kept thinking to myself, this is GOOD because I am getting harder level questions. I tried the PVT after the test and got the GOOD pop up, I was so happy!!! I beat NCLEX in 75 questions. Later I saw my name on the BON website with a Active license :)
I write all this to tell you NEVER GIVE UP!!!! You will get there, just study you butt off and pray 24-7. Without God none of this would have been possible.
Below is the link I used to help me answer questions, I promise it works!!!!
Test Taking Tips and Strategy to help you Pass NCLEX - NCLEX Reviewers