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Received Failed results from NCLEX-RN today...need advice.

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I just received my letter in the mail from the BON and to no surprise, I did not pass. What really bothered me was how bad I did on every content area, here's what it stated:

Management of Care (13-19% of the test): BELOW THE PASSING STANDARD

Health Promotion & Maintenance (6-12% of the test): BELOW THE PASSING STANDARD

Psychosocial Integrity(6-12% of the test): NEAR THE PASSING STANDARD

Reduction of Risk Potential (13-19% of the test): NEAR THE PASSING STANDARD

Safety & Infection Control (8-14% of the test): NEAR THE PASSING STANDARD

Basic Care & Comfort (6-12% of the test): NEAR THE PASSING STANDARD

Physiological Adaptation (11-17% of the test): NEAR THE PASSING STANDARD

Pharmacological & Parenteral Therapies (13-19% of the test): NEAR THE PASSING STANDARD

*Also Stated from the letter: "To pass the NCLEX, a candidate must perform ABOVE the passing standard. Candidates fail if they only meet the passing standard or are below it. Please note that NEAR THE PASSING STANDARD does not imply a satisfactory performance on the content area.

To sum this up, I pretty much BOMBED THE TEST. I wasn't even close to passing & not one content area did I receive an "ABOVE THE PASSING STANDARD" my God, am I dumb or what.

I am seeking help from those who have had any experiences with these unfortunate results. I don't know what to do, what & how to study, I don't even know where to start...but it seems like I have to study even harder and go over EVERYTHING AGAIN. Geez, this is hopeless....I really can't believe this is happening. This is much to embarassing, I probably got the worst nclex results known to man.

Anyone, please I need help on what to do now...one thing is for sure, I dont need a break, I took like 4 weeks off doing absolutely nothing before I received my results.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. God Bless.

ChristineN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

Sorry to hear you didn't pass NCLEX. Take a break, regroup, and then re-look at your game plan. Remember, you will be an RN!!!! :nurse:

I failed at 75 the first time and had half the categories close to passing and the other half below. I studied for a solid 3 weeks especially labs and what they meant, and took Kaplan. 45 days later I passed at 110 questions. I took my time on the first 75 which took me about 2 hrs and then went at a normal pace until it shut off, I thought I failed but I passes. So basically I did worse then you my first time and passed my second, just study and know Meds I used Exam cram for the med portion

Melinurse

Specializes in LTC, case mgmt, agency.

First off, you are NOT dumb. I know and have worked with quite a few excellent RNs who failed their boards one or more times. When I worked in the hospital, our Clinical Nurse Specialist told us she failed twice! She is such a smart lady and one heck of a great nurse.

Secondly, do take a break. The reason is you need to clear your head and sort through the emotions after this news. You'll be able to think better and retain what you need.

Third, have faith in yourself. You did go through and graduate from nursing school which is an accomplishment in itself. Having the brains to complete nursing school tells me already that you are smart and are capable of passing NCLEX.

So, regroup, take the tests at the end of each chapter and read to understand their rationals whether you got the answers right or wrong. If you don't do well on the chapter tests then go back and read that chapter, if you find you still are not sure about that subject, read up on what it is online or in a book, etc.Read from the Random Facts Sticky, lots of good memory aides in there and lots of good links too.

Practice questions daily. Set aside time each day and commit to it. Don't overstudy either, it is just as bad as not studying.

You can do this. You will do this.

have you tried kaplan? kaplan is really helpful and have bunch of quesitons about management of care (which patient do you see first?)

I recieved the same results as you did as well. The first time I took it I had 75 questions. The second and third time I had 265. All three times I didn't pass and I got near passing in most things and a few below passing. I am just as lost as you are becuase I don't know what to study or how to study. I tried Kaplan and it didn't help me. I am now going to try suzanne's plan so that I can review everything over again and maybe that will help me. In her plan you have to review over everything so that it refreshes everything in your mind. I know what you feel. And you are not dumba dn those are not the worst results. There are plenty of people in the same boat. You just have to be positive and hang in there. I would really suggest doing suzanne's plan thought. I have heard nothing but good things about it.!! If you want to talk or vent I am here for you. Keep you head up!! I know that you will pass and so will I and we will be great nurses!! Best of Luck!!

It's only a failure if you let it defeat you. Besides, the breakout of your scores has you near passing in almost all of the subject areas. I would characterize this as a "stumble within sight of the (RN) finish line" Fall back, re-group, do the nessesary work, then reap the rewards (the RN). You'll do fine.

I have faith you will do fine, good luck and take a break to let your brain rest.

Take a break and relax your mind. You are not dumb, just think you made it through nursing school, now that was the hardest part. You will pass. Keep your head up and keep striving.

Take a kaplan class. Not just the online version but also the classroom version if you can. Do the qbank questions they give you and the practice test that should help out a lot of lots.

l received my results today that l didn't pass, and they were similar to yours. I don't have them in front of me, but l remember l had 3 below, and 5 near passing level...

l received my results today that l didn't pass, and they were similar to yours. I don't have them in front of me, but l remember l had 3 below, and 5 near passing level...

I am so sorry:scrying: to hear that but don't give up I know it is easier said then done, but just sit down let your brain relax and try again

I know it's a bummer. Believe it or not my result was worse than yours. I took the RN Nclex for the 2nd time today. My first experience was I got the full amount of questions and my printout was terrible. I am not sure if it helped but I enrolled in the Kaplan online course. It has videos and comes with a book as well as q bank questions. I know I have dedicated as much time as possible to studying. Today I had 75 questions but they were not what I expected. I am not sure how I did.... I am praying that I passed. I'll let you know if my strategy worked. I should find out my results on Wed.

Prettyladie

Specializes in Emergency.

i am far from taking the NCLEX i just applied to schools, but what does it mean when some of yall say i passed at 110 questions or i passed at 75. are there different amount of questions on some tests, or if you pass so many then you pass the entire thing. can somebody clarify.

I failed my boards the first time and was soo embarrased that the second time around which was this past Friday I refused to tell anyone that I was taking them. I am a very poor test taker. I studied not only for the test this go round, but I studied how to take a test. Take a deep breath and tell yourself that you can do it. You made it this far give yourself more credit take a deep breath and jump back in.

I am a new grad and one of the preceptors on my unit told me she took NCLEX 5 times before passing. She has been a RN for 5+ years now, works as charge nurse sometimes, and precepts new grads. You do not have to pass NCLEX on the first try to be a great nurse! Some people do not test well, others have so much test anxiety that it causes them to forget everything they know. Relax and take a study break. There is such a think as studying too much. You passed nursing school, you will be able to pass NCLEX.

spongebob6286, BSN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

I am a new grad and one of the preceptors on my unit told me she took NCLEX 5 times before passing. She has been a RN for 5+ years now, works as charge nurse sometimes, and precepts new grads. You do not have to pass NCLEX on the first try to be a great nurse! Some people do not test well, others have so much test anxiety that it causes them to forget everything they know. Relax and take a study break. There is such a think as studying too much. You passed nursing school, you will be able to pass NCLEX.

thank you! it uplifts my spirit. that was what my dad told me a while ago which is to take some break..

and it is what i am doing right now! :yeah:

I totally understand your pain. I graduated last June and still have not passed, I have taken it 3x now. Talk about feeling stupid..I already have a job and have to keep calling my manager and telling her I still didn't pass. God love her she states "I know you have what it takes to be a nurse and it's just a test". However, it is still embarassing to other nurses on the floor. Advise that I would give to a new grad is not to get a job until after you pass the NCLEX. I have every book that you could possibly imagine I probably have 10,000 questions in them all together, I have the Kaplan book, and I did the 5 week course in ncbsn. The first time I failed I had 265 questions all the areas except 3 were above the passing standard, the second time I had 127 questions and I was below and near on that feedback, this last time I had 227 questions and my feedback levels all were ''near the passing standard". I don't know what to do either, I am so hopeless and aggravated. I truly don't know if I will ever pass this. The thing is that I don't feel nervous or anxiety during the test. However, I read the question twice and the answers about 4x. I read stories where people have graduated two years prior and still haven't passed that is awful. I'm just so confused as to what, when, and how to study at this point.

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