Though I've never posted anything on allnurses,this site help me a lot in my nclex journey. I've read about people experiences and tips for nclex which boosted my strengh and guided me in my study. I graduated on May 3rd 2013 in an ADN program. Although English is not my first language, I did pretty good in my nursing school. I then decided to take nclex ASAP to start my dream career as a nurse. I studied hard for three months using Hesi live review, ATI, Saunders book+cd questions, nclex 4000 and LaCharity.
My first Try : I scheduled my 1st exam on August 7th, 2013 8am. I prayed a lot and was very confident. The night before my exam I become nervous and could'nt sleep much. Woke up very early in the morning ,got ready, and pray. I arrived at the test center 45mins before my schedule time.The environment make me feel more anxious. I took the test and computer shuts down at questions 75Q. I was so disappointed when I got the bad pop up on the pvt. I went through all 5 stages of grief. I finally regained my strength and continued my fight.
My second try: I used Hurst review, ncsbn review, Saunders, LaCharity, and kaplan trainers 1-7. I then schedule my test on January 21st 11am. I continued my prayers and fasted one week before the test. I took the test and computer shuts down this time at 135Q. Did the pvt and went cc page again. I felt miserable. Loss my hope.All my friends were already working as nurse. Morally and financially broke down.
My third try: I used Excell Review,Kaplan, books(Exam cram, LaCharity, Memory note book of nursing vol 2 4th ed, Q&A review for nclex-rn Lippincot's). A ton of prayers(Mostly to St Joseph of cupertino). On Tuesday July 15, 2014(two days ago) I go for nclex for the 3rd time. This time did not rush and think about each question very well, expecting the computer to shut down but it never stop till I run off of time at question 246. I was shaky, dizzy, and left the test center crying. I thought I failed again since I run off time. Today the pvt give me a good pop up and on continentaltesting.net my status change to "Pass". I'm an RN today:) You can do it too.....Never Give up. The almighty God that open me that door, will open it to everyone of you who is in the need. Amen! The key is study hard, believe in God, and be confident.
One of my Daily Prayers: O St Joseph of cupertino who by your prayer obtained from God the Grace to be asked at your examination the only preposition you knew, grant that I may like you succeed in my nclex examination. In return I promise to make you known and cause you to be invoked. Through Christ our Lord St Joseph of Cupertino pray for me
O Holly Ghost enlighten me
O Holly head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten my mind. Amen!!!