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Taking NCLEX for the 3rd time. Tips?

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Hello!

I graduated from nursing school Dec 2019. My school made us take the ATI Comp and I scored a 70%(?) which meant I had a high chance of passing NCLEX the 1st time I test.

I took NCLEX in Jan liar y with minimal studying. I took about 230 questions and left the exam knowing I failed. I received my results and it confirmed my guess - I failed. I had a little breakdown but continued to study and took the In-Person Kaplan review in early March. I scored between 53 to 65% on all my Kaplan question trainers. I went over rationales, did everything they asked. I felt prepared and extremely confident. I was scheduled to test March 25th. I was positive I passed. It was an extreme blow when I found out I failed. I was devastated, I did everything Kaplan asked, all my scores showed I had a high chance of passing. I studied consistently and thoroughly. I don’t know what went wrong.
I'm scheduled to test again in mid May (but will reschedule if I’m not feeling confident). I’ve been doing study questions and I am scoring well but I feel I need something else.

What helped you pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th time around?

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On 4/16/2020 at 4:26 PM, chav97 said:

Hello!

I graduated from nursing school Dec 2019. My school made us take the ATI Comp and I scored a 70%(?) which meant I had a high chance of passing NCLEX the 1st time I test.

I took NCLEX in Jan liar y with minimal studying. I took about 230 questions and left the exam knowing I failed. I received my results and it confirmed my guess - I failed. I had a little breakdown but continued to study and took the In-Person Kaplan review in early March. I scored between 53 to 65% on all my Kaplan question trainers. I went over rationales, did everything they asked. I felt prepared and extremely confident. I was scheduled to test March 25th. I was positive I passed. It was an extreme blow when I found out I failed. I was devastated, I did everything Kaplan asked, all my scores showed I had a high chance of passing. I studied consistently and thoroughly. I don’t know what went wrong.
I'm scheduled to test again in mid May (but will reschedule if I’m not feeling confident). I’ve been doing study questions and I am scoring well but I feel I need something else.

What helped you pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th time around?

FYI I took mine in Feb 19 th and failed and just took it today..

We were forced to get Hurst .. I didn't committ to it the first time but I did this time and did more of that with uworld.I

I didn't care for Hurst even the second time.... I even bought uworld again and attempted to hit it harder... I will say I bought the lacharity book and did it every day and missed very little priority questions after doing it .

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On 4/22/2020 at 7:58 PM, Astronomical 1 said:

FYI I took mine in Feb 19 th and failed and just took it today..

We were forced to get Hurst .. I didn't committ to it the first time but I did this time and did more of that with UWorld.I

I didn't care for Hurst even the second time.... I even bought UWorld again and attempted to hit it harder... I will say I bought the lacharity book and did it every day and missed very little priority questions after doing it .

I hope to hear you did well, I tested May 19th and passed. I plan on making a post on methods that helped me. 

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