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So I failed for the second time! I WILL NOT GIVE UP! I WILL CONQUER THIS EXAM!

I need advice from someone who may have experienced this challenge.

My plan was study the review, answer questions "1500", understand the rationales, and come home a nurse. Instead I sat down began with confidence then slowly started realizing that the conference questions were unfamiliar as the terms they used. Like the nurse needs further explanation or the nurse reconfirms. Then the questions all seemed correct nut it was that best choice. I had 85% of the exam was like that. Then meds that I thought I had seen before but did not.

How I understand the NCLEX is that you need to be well rounded in all four categories and subcategories But how am I to understand their terminology It looks like you could go either way for or against the most important priority or the opposite. What did I do wrong? I do know that I was not hitting pass 70% on the review questions, would that be the answer to my problem? PLEASE HELP...

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hi your taking lvn or rn rxam.

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The Nclex is a adaptive (gets easier if you get question wrong) test that is a test to see if you are going to be capable of being a safe new grad nurse.

Confidence is key you dont need to be perfect just adequate.

The pass rate statistically ranges from around 85%-90% for first time US educated test takers. Great odds

It drops significantly if you dont pass the first time >40% chance of passing.

Its not a pure test of content, its application of the content ie. algebra not arithmetic

https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm

Good Luck

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LVN, thanks for responding.

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Thanks for responding, why does the pass rate drop if a person fails. I felt the test was harder than the last. It expensive and I can not afford to many more of these exams. I was sure that I would pass this time through, but the question were more best choice. Once I got to 180 I knew it was over. went to 205 with a minute left.

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I have been told if you get to the last question possible that will determine if you pass or fail cause otherwise it would of shut off before but honestly I dont know.

And it gets harder to pass if you dont pass it the first time because people dont addrerss the reason they failed its not always knowledge of content. stuff like confidence not talking yourself into choosing the wrong answers.

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ohhh.. i did the NCLEX RN for the 3rd time and in my 3rd time im confident taking it but still unfortunate to pass. so maybe one reason of failing to pass is i tried it many times.

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majongerz05,

What do you mean? Is it possible that they have tagged us where no matter what we do they will fail us? I am very upset, I studied by my failures last time. I went in feeling there was nothing stopping me from passing but I was wrong. I still do not understand why they placed such an emphasis on conferences I zoomed through drugs and priorities SIC and everything possible but those stupid conferences with best answer made it impossible. What is your thoughts?

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Have you read this book? Kaplan NCLEX-PN 2012-2013 Strategies, Practice, and Review (Kaplan Nclex-Pn Exam): Kaplan: 9781609785666: Amazon.com: Books

I'm sitting for NCLEX RN and read the RN version cover to cover and answered ALL questions on this book. I can honestly say that after having gone through so much content with other resources (Hogan, Hurst, PDA La Charity, Exam Cram) and answering over 7,000+ questions (NCLEX 4000, PrepU NCLEX RN 10,000, flash cards) reading Kaplan strategies made it all come together for me.

NCLEX not only test one's knowledge, but it also tests one's critical thinking skills and effective use of those skills. It's a textbook exam....every aspect of nursing care is done by the book. Hope that makes sense.

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Thanks for that advice, I just order that book and another one that went along with kaplan. I will not take the test again until I can answer any question on practice reviews. I will say vipra med website do parallel to the nclex. There had been questions extremely similar. I also want to get information on the ncsbn courses. They say that the language is termed the same. I believe when I pass this that RN will be similar. Do you think this is true?

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The pass rate statistically ranges from around 85%-90% for first time US educated test takers. Great odds

It drops significantly if you dont pass the first time >40% chance of passing.

Its not a pure test of content, its application of the content ie. algebra not arithmetic

https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm

Good Luck

KrODD Is this dropping percentage backed up by ncsbn? That 40% is low, meaning all second time, third time fourth time test takers were just basically lucky to pass then? Although you were right in saying that most will probably fail again if they dont address the reasons why they fail in the first place.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and works as a Nurse.

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KrODD Is this dropping percentage backed up by ncsbn? That 40% is low, meaning all second time, third time fourth time test takers were just basically lucky to pass then? Although you were right in saying that most will probably fail again if they dont address the reasons why they fail in the first place.
It's based upon statistical analysis of results, nothing more.

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