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My husband had his dream job lined up and on June 25th he took the nclex and failed with 265 questions. He got serious anxiety when it didn't stop after about 150 questions. He was devastated. We have a two year old and he was so ready to make the big bucks. He took a week off and started studying again..

Hetested again on August 23rd and passed with 75 questions. He used Kaplan to study both times. He said it was helpful to sit in the class a second time. I know he was ready the first time he took it, but he let his nerves get the best of him.

He got the good pop up on Saturday after the test and then after the website maintenance he was getting the credit card page. Talk about disappointing. However, we found out from Allnurses that this was happening to everyone.

He put in the hard work, but he walked in confident and his quick results confirmed he passed! If you've failed, don't give up!!!

They have held his dream job at the best job in the area and he starts on September 8th. Work hard, believe in yourselves, and pray!!!!

Yay congrats!! Always great to read positive news!

Hi chee23

Congrats! I failed on my first try too. I ran out of time on question 224. I was very anxious because the exam would not stop, big mistake! Anyways I used Kaplan the fisrt time, and I am using it again for my second try which is in two weeks. I am little scared but trying to stay positive. Can you please share your husband experience with me Did he only used Kaplan? How did he scored in the practice exams?. My problem is that I doubt my self sometimes when I see I am getting high scores in qbanks and qtrainers thinking it is because I already saw this even though I do not remember all the questions from the first time I did Kaplan.I would just like to get some insight of what your husband experienced both times using Kaplan to prepare for the Nclex.

I appreciate your response.

Congrats! I hope he enjoys his new job!

His Kaplan scores the second time around were much better. The first time they were in the 50's. Second time they were between 65-77%. Google nclex mnemonics 24 hour nurse. It was a great study guide. He also used ATI. He did at least 150 questions every day. He was hesitant to use Kaplan again because if failing, but he's glad he chose it again.

Soonnursetobe, stay confident! You can do it!! :) I wish you the best of luck!!

SeattleJess

Specializes in None yet..

I love this story, both the outcome and your husband's refusal to give up when he hit his first negative. So proud of him for his achievement and you for the support I know you gave.

Well done!

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chiandre

Specializes in EDUCATION;HOMECARE;MATERNAL-CHILD; PSYCH. Has 25 years experience.

Congratulations!

If at first you don't succeed, keep trying until you succeed.

I am happy for him. Kudos to you for supporting him all the way. You are a great person!!

Pretty much the same thing happened to me on almost the same dates. Except I failed the first time on June 26th and passed on Aug 20th. I have a 1 year old and was also ready to make the big bucks. It's funny how in the moment you think you are the only one going through this, but in all reality, there are others around the country going through the same thing at almost exactly the same time. Thank you for sharing this, I think that it will encourage many of those who fail the first time and are not sure how to pick themselves up to be successful the second. In my opinion if you fail the first time it is because of nerves rather than lack of knowledge. Congratulations to you and your husband!

Congrats to him! I'm also someone in the same situation. I went in for my first time in July and when my computer kept going past 75 questions I immediately felt doomed. Then it kept going and going until I got all 265. I knew when I walked out I had failed. I, like your husband, let my nerves get the best of me the first time. I too was anxious/depressed/embarrassed/and every other emotion that had to do with failure after taking the test. I went through the whole DABDA of grief (lol) and through the help of family, friends, my therapist, and prayer, I finally got the courage to get back to studying and ready to tackle it a second time soon! I have religiously lived on here looking for encouraging stories of repeat test takers and their successes and I definitely feel more at ease knowing I'm not the only one in the same situation. I have an interview on my dream unit coming up too and am determined to defeat the test this time around! So cool he finally gets to start his career and sending my congrats to him once again!

Pretty much the same thing happened to me on almost the same dates. Except I failed the first time on June 26th and passed on Aug 20th. I have a 1 year old and was also ready to make the big bucks. It's funny how in the moment you think you are the only one going through this, but in all reality, there are others around the country going through the same thing at almost exactly the same time. Thank you for sharing this, I think that it will encourage many of those who fail the first time and are not sure how to pick themselves up to be successful the second. In my opinion if you fail the first time it is because of nerves rather than lack of knowledge. Congratulations to you and your husband!

Congrats to you!! My husband was devastated after he failed to call the hospital and tell them. They were so nice and told him they understand how much harder it is to prepare when you have young child(ren). We were so relieved when they said they wanted to hold his job! Another guy who was supposed to start at the same time failed and he has a baby too! It's like you have to be a super human!!

Good luck on your interview! Keep us posted!!