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Discouraged! :-( 8th time

Taking my exam for the 8th time this week and I don't feel ready at all. I've graduated nursing school in 2013 so I know its all content and test strategies that's hindering me. I did take the exam as soon as I graduated and still failed.  I don't know how many times I completed the NCSBN( Its required for my state to do this site to retake the RN to show proof that I remediated), I did Kaplan 3 times with my school in 2011 through 2013, I did Saunders, private tutor that cost me just as much as the nclex, worked with my department head of nursing one and one, borrowed someone's ATI ( My school used HESI instead of ATI) and Lippincott Passpoint. Currently, I am using this site again just for the practice questions and Lippincott Passpoint as a predictor. On my phone, I have the NCSBN medication flashcards and the ATI App that I use. I am a Christian and currently, I am losing sight of Him and slacking spiritually. Prayer life is down.

How would I know that I am ready?

Did anyone pass the nclex-rn with doing horrible on NCSBN practice questions?

I am thinking about rescheduling for the 3rd time. The first time I scheduled after being state approved to sit was Nov.30th and then moved it to this week and now I am thinking about moving it to the 27th. Discouraged. need some guidance.

 

Thank you

  • Hang in there! It is most probably content issues. I know that was my problem. I knew a little about everything but not in depth enough to get three big picture. I was successful with the exam after I graduated school. A lot of life issues going on at that time. It was over a year later that I finally passed. I think if you can narrow it down to either content or figure out what exactly the question is asking you will get it. Don't give up!!
  • Hang in there! It is most probably content issues. I know that was my problem. I knew a little about everything but not in depth enough to get three big picture. I was successful with the exam after I graduated school. A lot of life issues going on at that time. It was over a year later that I finally passed. I think if you can narrow it down to either content or figure out what exactly the question is asking you will get it. Don't give up!!
  • Hang in there! It is most probably content issues. I know that was my problem. I knew a little about everything but not in depth enough to get three big picture. I was successful with the exam after I graduated school. A lot of life issues going on at that time. It was over a year later that I finally passed. I think if you can narrow it down to either content or figure out what exactly the question is asking you will get it. Don't give up!!
  • Update.... I rescheduled for next week instead of today!
  • In reply to kdickerson1:

    You might just need more practice on your strategies!!! I might be able to help , I was on the same boat having to take the Nclex About 7 times don’t even remember but I finally came out victorious after being so discouraged for so long
  • In reply to misty22:

    thank you! I think it is content. this website has been helpful with it.
  • In reply to KV100821:

    I took my test today and I felt like the exam was more content than strategies. I had all 265 questions. What did you do differently your 7th time?
  • In reply to kdickerson1:

    were you successful??
  • In reply to sroman11:

    Unfortunately, I was not. :-( I must have been close though
  • I also attempted my 8th time on Dec28th and wasn't successful. I have tried Hurst review which was required by my school, NCSBN 1x before, Uworld on 2nd attempt, NCLEX Mastery, 4tests, and any free practice questions that were available. If there is any other help I would greatly appreciate any assistance. I am going to attempt the NCSBN for the 2nd time and I am going to take my time and attempt the 5week plan and attempt to retest by March and hopefully I am successful this time around. Keeping hope alive.
  • Don't loose faith. You can do this! Honestly NCLEX-RN is a challenge. I passed on the 2nd try. My issue was test taking strategies. How many questions do you answer per day and how many hours do you study? Max study time should be only be 3-4 hours per day, if you study more then that you do not retain any information. What worked for me was Uworld and NCSBN (used the study plan). I would just answer 75-100 questions max per day nothing more then that. You know the content, just remember that. If you are a visual learner like me use picmonics, very useful tool.
  • Hi i read your story...dont loose your hope ...god is always with you even in your hard times..some time because of our situation we dont felt it..Please email me so I can talk to you in detail....

  • In reply to m_123:

    Please do not include email address, name, phone #, etc. in the posts. Thank you.
  • Did you use this and pass?
  • In reply to kmoreno7:

    Hello, first congratulations on passing the nclex. What advise would you give to someone who graduated 4 years ago, failed once and is absolutely 0 in content? I am saying zero because I believe the stress and shock of falling along with other personal stressors has deleted what I learned from my memory. May be there is still some info left in my brain but nothing to brag about. What can I do to bring a little courage to start studying again without foreseeing failure again? Thank you in advance.