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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 3 of What To Do When You Fail The NCLEX-RN. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

TrisenRN

Specializes in Cardiac - Adult.

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!!

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.

Hey glad it helped. I took the NCLEX again today "The Trick" says pass so hopefully :) 75 questions instead of the 265 I got last time. Oh and I did finally get that blueprint from the NCBON EVERY section said "Near the passing standard" none above or below so my instructors said I needed to focus on testing strategies which I did.

Hey glad it helped. I took the NCLEX again today "The Trick" says pass so hopefully :) 75 questions instead of the 265 I got last time. Oh and I did finally get that blueprint from the NCBON EVERY section said "Near the passing standard" none above or below so my instructors said I needed to focus on testing strategies which I did.

Congratulations RN!!! :yeah: So did you solely use NCSBN's Comprehensive Online Review this time around or did you take Kaplan as well? I am retaking the exam in a few weeks and I'm not sure if I should opt for NCSBN's review too or stick with my Saunders book and nclex 4000 (I did Kaplan the first time and it didn't work for me). Thank you!

Hi,

I'm so glad you posted this online. I failed the NCLEX and it felt horrible. A lot of my classmates passed and it felt like I was the only one out there dealing with this situation. I'm looking for some study options. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Hi. I also did not pass the first time(before the new changes) so i have an idea of how you are feeling. I decided to refocus as quickly

as possible so as remember and work on the areas where i was weak in. INFECTION CONTROL, SATA, and PrIORITY. I did alot of those questions in a test format just by themselves. LaCharity's book helped me alot, the mneumonic on infection control(thanks to the genius who came up with it) was soo much help.

I took in on june 9th and was successful...................any Qs just holla

is that book reallt n e good just bought after 9th fail

i dont know if this will help you but the way i answered nclex questions is to read the answers FIRST, then read the question. by reading the answers first, you can sometimes eliminate at least 2 wrong answers that dont even make sense and then focus on the other 2 choices.

I have taken NCLEX for the secomd time and failed!! I used Saunders and the NCSBN website!! I thought I was prepared the second time around! Boy, was I wrong! Another 265 questions again!! I thought God, what in the world is going on!! Until!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I came across a book and it stated something like this, "Why did God allow me to stay behind while my others go on? God is building a solid foundation so you will be able to stand under pressure and be able to go through the storms of life without be moved or shaken. Anything that is made well is made slowly. The quality must go in before the name goes on. Anything that is worth having is worth fighting for and worth working hard for."

My brothers and sisters please be encouraged!!! NCLEX is very important, but keep in mind it does not define who you are in Christ Jesus!! Look at your life----------are you running from a calling, is everything and every area of your life lining up with God's words? I had to make some drastic changes!! These changes allowed me to be free and now I willl not be a spiritual mess when I take my NCLEX for the 3rd time and I will pass and you will too!!!:nurse:

so ture! i believe that you need a clear mind, to accomplish this goal in life. Jesus christ is our savior and strenght.

I have taken NCLEX for the secomd time and failed!! I used Saunders and the NCSBN website!! I thought I was prepared the second time around! Boy, was I wrong! Another 265 questions again!! I thought God, what in the world is going on!! Until!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I came across a book and it stated something like this, "Why did God allow me to stay behind while my others go on? God is building a solid foundation so you will be able to stand under pressure and be able to go through the storms of life without be moved or shaken. Anything that is made well is made slowly. The quality must go in before the name goes on. Anything that is worth having is worth fighting for and worth working hard for."

My brothers and sisters please be encouraged!!! NCLEX is very important, but keep in mind it does not define who you are in Christ Jesus!! Look at your life----------are you running from a calling, is everything and every area of your life lining up with God's words? I had to make some drastic changes!! These changes allowed me to be free and now I willl not be a spiritual mess when I take my NCLEX for the 3rd time and I will pass and you will too!!!:nurse:

I will keep that in mind.....im on a lpn salary my students loans are coming in........why did he pick me to wait 9 times later and ovewr2 grand..............i keep getting 265?s...........and kaplan didnt help me

i just took my nclex today and I felt so bad not knowing if I passed or failed i can't even eat until now...:crying2: Now that I'm reading some of the blog post make me more nauseas because i found out that most of them that passed dont have math/calculation at all...:eek: I also find out that some of them found out the result the next day... how and where can I see the result online? plsss reply.. :confused:

I took my RN nclex today and i did the Pearson Vue Trick and guess what I was able to re-register. I couldn't believe it, I was so disappointed in myself. I got so worried about what everyone was going to think of me. After crying for a few hours, I finally had to kick myself in the butt and say to myself, is this the end of the world...no!! I have alot of good things in my life such a beautiful family and should not let one thing get me down. I can retake the test in 45 days and knowing what I know now, use better techniques to conquer my anxiety. I know what happened though. I was sure going in that I would only get 75 questions but when i hit 75 and it didn't stop then 85, 95, 105 and still didn't stop, my anxiety level increased so much that I couldn't even focus anymore. I was just so ready for the test to end and 4 hours later 265 questions later it was finally over. I know I could of did better but my anxiety gets the worse of me. I studied so hard and new alot of material going in but when the anxiety hits it all over. Well I just had to vent a little. Thanks for listening :)

If anyone is having trouble passing the NCLEX I just took the Hurst Review online (after failing twice before). It is AMAZING and I highly recommend it to anyone! They have a 98% pass rate and money back guarantee. If you don't pass you can get a refund OR take the remediation course. I passed last week with 75 questions and I graduated in May 2009 so it's been a while for me! Go to www.hurstreview.com and check it out. The videos are fun to watch and interesting. The lady named Marlene Hurst who owns the company is great. She tells you what you NEED to know to pass boards and she's very funny!

Even thought I have a long way to go, but I plan to become a RN.. will start the BSN in nursing program in around 2 years. You think I should buy a NCLEX book guide while in BSN nursing program ? There are plenty of practice test on the internet and good books to practice. :