So, I've taken the NCLEX twice already (the second being yesterday) and I failed again. Both times were with 265 questions. I was so confident that the test was going to shut off at 75 because I thought this exam was slightly easier than the first, however, that didn't happen. I'm not really sure how I should be approaching this.
I graduated nursing school in May, 2016. I didn't get to take my NCLEX immediately after graduation because some of my paperwork got lost in transit so I had to wait over 3 months before I could test the first time. I worked a lot and honestly didn't dedicate myself to studying, so I take complete responsibility for that.
The second time I tested I did study more but I really didn't utilize that many resources and although I was doing quite a few questions, the exam was kinda sprung on me out of nowhere. I planned on studying for at least a month but my new boss requested that I take it within a week of getting my second ATT. I agreed to do so and well, didn't work out in my favor.
I'm just wondering what the best resources for passing the NCLEX are. I desperately need to pass this third attempt so I can begin working and keep my position. I always got As and Bs and school and never struggled with passing anything until now. I also had a TON of priority questions and quite a bit of Select All that Apply, so I'd like to think I'm somewhere close.
I know there's Kaplan out there (should I purchase the entire course online or only the qbank?), and LaCharity, and Saunders, and the Mastery App. I did ATI in college and honestly it didn't do anything for me. I'm just not sure what I need to focus on to be successful. I really don't want to fail for the 3rd time and I definitely won't be testing again at least for another month and a half or two.