Failed NCLEX®

I have failed the NCLEX®, will this program work for me?

We can definitely help you to pass the NCLEX!

Where Do I Even Start?:

We first recommend taking the time to really examine what happened with your past NCLEX attempts. Review the CPR (Comprehensive Performance Report) that is mailed to you which tells you what aspects of the exam you fell below the passing standard on, and focus your review and practice questions on those specific areas.

We also want you to know that failing the NCLEX does not define the type of nurse you are or will be. There are many wonderful nurses who did not pass the NCLEX on their first… second… or even fifth try.
So, to help boost your confidence, please make time to listen to this podcast on What I Learned Failing the NCLEX 3 Times!

How Do I Use NRSNG to Prep for the NCLEX?:

  1. Start with NRSNG Academy Test Taking Course!
    • How to take notes! How to study! How to manage and organize your time!
    • How to DOMINATE NCLEX-Style questions and avoid all of the common ‘traps’!
  2. Take 200 – 300 Nurse Practice Questions (NPQ) using the “All Categories” feature
    • You’ll take 25 at a time
    • The goal here is to review your areas of weakness
  3. Review your overall results
    • Identify your 4 lowest scoring Nursing Categories
    • Identify your 4 lowest scoring NCLEX Categories
  4. Take 25 NPQ each in the 4 lowest scoring Nursing Categories and 4 lowest scoring NCLEX Categories
    • Make note of common themes you are struggling with or test-taking pitfalls you fell into
      • Is it Cardiac? Pharm? Is it the Select All That Apply questions?
  5. Go to the Classroom in NRSNG Academy, locate the 4 Courses that correspond to your 4 lowest scoring Nursing Categories.
    • Spend 2-3 hours per day reviewing the lessons in these courses – watch the video, read the outline, review cheatsheets/pathocharts (under Study Tools), and take the practice questions in each lesson.
    • If you still need more help, review any associated care plans, case studies, images, mnemonics, or flashcards.
    • Overall, this should take you about a week, depending on the courses involved.
  6. Take SIMCLEX
    • Review your results – what are your bottom 4 Nursing and NCLEX Categories now?
    • Review the specific questions you missed in each of those categories to identify common themes or topics you are struggling with or test-taking pitfalls you fell into.
      • i.e. if you continue to struggle with cardiac – which specific questions are they? Are they heart failure related? Does it have to do with heart sounds?
      • Make sure you focus on these things when you go back to review the course again.
      • It’s easy to fall into the trap of reviewing what you’re doing right – don’t waste your time there!!
  7. Repeat 4, 5, and 6 with the new results (bottom 4) each time until you are passing SIMCLEX and have a 50-60% accuracy in each category (Found on the NPQ page).

You CAN do this! We believe in you!

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