What To Do When You Fail The NCLEX-RN

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by TrisenRN TrisenRN (New)

Specializes in Cardiac - Adult.

First I should say this is what I have seen in North Carolina as I am sure there are some differences by state. I took the NCLEX and did not pass, and after some time reading I found there is a lot of encouraging post but nothing that tells you what to do or expect next. So I thought I would share what I have learned so far. You are reading page 2 of What To Do When You Fail The NCLEX-RN. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

hey i just took my nclex-rn exam for cali and and i know that i failed, i tried the pearson vue trick with bad results, even though i haven't received my letter yet i know in my heart because i choked, after i reached the 75th question and continued up to 200, i just couldn't think straight

it's killing me because my family expects a lot from me and i couldn't even retake because i'm a foreign student and i don't have a stupid ssn and i can't get one unless i have a working visa which i wouldn't get because i failed my exam..

i've been crying the whole time, it just hurts so bad- this exam is the only exam i've ever failed and it's the most important yet, i'm so disappointed in my self, i really thought i could do it and i know i prepared for it but i guess god has other plans for me..

i'm stuck and i don't know what to do next-if i can't reapply to california, do i have to start all over again if i have to change states? and what are the states that does not require ssn?

all suggestions would really be helpful, thanks

TrisenRN

Specializes in Cardiac - Adult.

Hey i failed my nclex rn and i live in va...do i have to wait 45 or ninety days to retest?

The VA BON site really didin't have much information but I found this on the National Council site hope that helps.

Link: https://www.ncsbn.org/1224.htm

"The NCSBN retake policy allows candidates to retake their examination 45 days after administration of their examination. Candidates who have applied for licensure with a participating board of nursing will be permitted to take the NCLEX examination eight times a year, but no more than once in any 45-day period, unless limited to fewer retakes by the desired jurisdiction of licensure.

Note: The following boards of nursing do NOT participate in the 45-day retake period: Georgia-RN and Guam. Candidates are encouraged to contact these boards of nursing for their policy on NCLEX Examination retakes."

in VA you have to wait 90 days

I took my nclex yesterday in Cali. and got the cc page for the pearsonvue. I know I failed!! It feels terrible! There are not alot of postings on what to do next. I almost went through withreregistering but clicked cancel because I don't know if I need new att. I am not sure where to even begin to study again.. Just the thought is horrible, but then telling everyone was equally terrible. Why is there not a remedial test plan or a pick yourself after you fail...lol

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

I took my nclex yesterday in Cali. and got the cc page for the pearsonvue. I know I failed!! It feels terrible! There are not alot of postings on what to do next. I almost went through withreregistering but clicked cancel because I don't know if I need new att. I am not sure where to even begin to study again.. Just the thought is horrible, but then telling everyone was equally terrible. Why is there not a remedial test plan or a pick yourself after you fail...lol

Wait for official results and if you have failed there should be instruction on what to do next. You will have to wait I think it is 45 days for CA before you can resit and you will need a new ATT from pearsonvue

If you have failed take a short break from studying and come to terms with what has happened. It isn't the end of the world although it will feel like it, it is just another hurdle to jump through whilst on your journey. Think about a study plan and start from fresh as if you haven't studied before.

You can do it

Good luck

Virginia only requires you to wait 45 days in between testing yaaaaaaaaaah cause i live in va and have to retake!!

you know , after i found out that i had failed i think having to tell a million people who knew that i took it was the hardest part.

Secondly, i said to myself IT IS WHEN I GIVE UP THAT I WILL REALLY BECOME A FAILURE. Alot of people who never even took the NCLEX before wanted to tell me what I did/did not do. BLAH BLAH BLAH................

Spit out that bitter pill called disapointment because you need that positive energy to rejuvinate yourself and LETS GO.

Study your IC, prority, SATA more and more and go back with fAITH.......

REM, I KNOW HOW IT FEELS BECAUSE I WAS THERE JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO....

It sucks that's for sure but I've done got over it and thinking positive again getting ready to start studying again and going to retest at the end of august! All I can say is keep your head up you aren't the first to fail it and you certainly won't be the last so get back in there and study!

hello!! i took the nclex today and i am SURE i failed. I wanted to prepare to retake it and you are right, i live in nc and there is not much assistance out there. your post has been a great help, actually it has been the only help. thank you so much and good luck to you!!

We fall down, but we get up!!! We will take the NCLEX test again and we will pass!! We will practice test question after test question and when we take that NCLEX test again it will say PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you are right. second time will be just as good!! good luck to you and thanks again!!!

NcSN52010-

Thank you so much for sharing this post with us...I too failed and did not know where to go from there...Your post really helped me pick myself up from the hole.