What is the percent of passing NCLEX-RN with 75 ?s | allnurses
I talk very little about “passing the NCLEX® in 75 questions” and other Thus, 95 % of [the] student body in had failed the exam at least twice” the NCLEX that I think will help you develop a healthy relationship to this. The first time I took it I failed at 75 questions, second time I also failed at .. once you become a nursing student you kind of lose that connection. Hello! I took my NCLEX yesterday and it shut off at 75 questions. I am certain I failed because I never got any.
Just imagine, she had a job at one of the top hospitals in the country, she had graduated with a 3. She has to call this hospital, tell them that she had failed, she had to tell her friends that are all getting nursing jobs and working that she had failed. Then she goes and take the test again, fails again, and has to tell everybody again and again and again, and finally passes it. Thanks for joining us today. I actually did a podcast episode for her back then and also a blog post. Just a couple weeks ago I got another email from her with some exciting news.
I just wanted to share that with you and have her reach out and tell her story about the NCLEX and her nursing journey. Thanks for coming on. I want to share, about a year ago I got the following email from you. I have a job. What would you recommend to a nursing student in my position? It just really seems like it drug them down.
Some people would even reach out to me and say they had failed and they had thought about getting out of nursing. Tell me how you felt a year ago when you failed for the third time. I remember writing this email to you and I was just leaping in the library because I thought boy my computer had broke. So I was sitting in this little box, just typing away and I was miserable.
I really honestly thought, I thought this was my calling for so long. Nursing was what I wanted to do. For four years I had worked so hard and I was unsure, should I change my career? Should I do something else? I honestly in desperation I wrote out to you. I can only imagine. You really have no idea and you feel so gross about it, almost.
Why am I going through this? It just sucker punched me. Before we started recording you told me, you had done well in school. You were a 3. It sounds like you worked really hard. I would consider myself a [trotterd About a week ago Ashley reached out to me again and this is the email she wrote. I took all your advice, I had some suffering months, but I did make it out alive. I finally passed the NCLEX my fourth time and this one abbreviation means more to me than you will ever know.
I cannot thank you enough for your advice and optimism. I will be starting my new job in the cardiac surgery PCU. I will continue to keep in touch and listen to your engaging, motivating podcast.
I Failed NCLEX 3 Times . . . Here is What I Learned
RN … more than an abbreviation. That just really stuck out to me. I had to dig into the email right away. Tell me about that email that you wrote this week and how that felt. I finally realized after a couple weeks that I should reach out to you. I really truly believe nurses, we know suffering.
You take on a huge life change to be a nurse. Do you feel that this process has made it mean more to you or do you think that it always meant the same thing? It means so much more. I truly meant what I wrote. I think people take for granted what it is to be a registered nurse.
I mean I felt like it did a full time job, trying to study for this one test that is terrible. Still I mean the fourth time I walked out and to me it felt different.
I just really critically thought about each answer and how to be a safe and effective nurse. The one thing they care about is being a safe nurse. That is important in the real world, but what they assume is that everything is perfect and- Ashley Female: Mm-hmm affirmative - a perfect world. All they care about is are you going to choose the safest thing. I am a twin, Caucasian, female and my sister and I are both very driven, determined, highly motivated individuals.
Nursing is actually my second degree. I started with dietetics and realized that I wanted something more. I stayed in the health field but I truly found nursing because my grandma is really stubborn and she pushed me to become a nurse.
She always told me it was my calling and I should try it. Then one day I decided I should do it. I just want to love people at their weakest moments. Maybe this will be for me. My first day I remember I walked into our classroom and there was this girl in yellow, this yellow sweater, which ended up being my best girlfriend, Shannon.
We hit it off right away and I finally realized in the whole room that this whole entire time these are my people, I finally found myself and I found where I fit. After that I was like yep, this is where I am meant to be. It was the coolest feeling.
I feel like I had somewhat of a similar experience. Nursing was like my second or third career. I think, too, it was kind of the same feeling, like I grew so close to the people I was in school with.
We each had a different reason for going into nursing, but we all had at the core that we wanted to help people in some way. I think that common goal and then how difficult nursing can be, you really grow incredibly close to those people. I still- Ashley Female: I still stay in touch with everybody. My wife is actually a dietitian. She works in ICU as well. She does [peritrol Tell us, what do you want to do with nursing? Beyond just caring for people and stuff, why did you want to be a nurse?
I fell in love with it. I think about my ambitious goals with nursing and where I want to be and a lot of it just reflects on the people. I just want to love people and take care of them and know that they matter and that they care. I think in a way once you become a nursing student you kind of lose that connection with people and you still need that as a bedside nurse.
You definitely need to be strong and intelligent, but compassion can really be a huge [inaudible Did you ever work as a tech or anything like that while you were in school?
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I worked in the nursing home and I loved that job. Then I worked in the hospital for two years as a tech.
NWR: Nervous Nelly, NCLEX
The whole journey has been great. It makes a person matter. You have a check list of things you need to do but when it comes down to it, the patients are talking to you. They want to trust you and so you have to build that relationship. What are your future plans with nursing?
What do you want to do in a couple years? I think I had one more. I get oriented into all these different places. I really do see myself becoming a nurse practitioner down the road. I had an internship in Minnesota and I got to shadow a nurse practitioner and I loved that too. Was it like a hospital nurse practitioner or like clinic? It was in the specialties. I was on the Onc unit. I followed … she did immunology. I followed her for the day. Onc was my first love.
Then I kind of fell into the hearts. Ashley got hired to one of the top ten hospitals in the country.
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You get to rotate through all these units and see how the process works. Hopefully that gets rid of some of that cattiness and back biting that can happen between units in the hospital, maybe. Would you like to work as a cardiac NP or an intensive care NP eventually? I honestly at first thought I wanted to do critical care nursing. As part of my job I have to do so many certifications [crosstalk Really the first year I think I walk out with 15 certifications required.
Oh my God, so much to do. Jon, I do want to tell you one of my future goals, maybe in the next five or ten years, have you ever heard of the Nightingale Award?
Each state represents certain nurses every year for being advocate or leadership or volunteering, so forth. Okay, I just- Ashley Female: Look it up and then we can chat about it. I just Googled it. All the politics and everything within a hospital can become a huge weight, so having that bigger vision of something that you want to do. It can happen incredibly quick. I think part of it, maybe, is obviously the hospital could revamp the way they educate and train nurses, but part of it I think too is having that bigger vision of what this is and what it can be.
Take me to that first time. Well I appreciate it. You were close with your cohort, your classmates and everything? You were getting the stories back that people were passing and starting their jobs.
How did you cope with and handle expressing that to your … you already had a job too. How did you approach all this and all those people without … because it had to be done.
How did you do it without and have the courage to do it? It was so stressful and all that pressure with people around you and constantly leaving. Finally when I got my results back, because obviously every nursing student wants to pay to get there quick results, so I knew within three days and I just saw on that line, fail.
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My heart almost stopped beating. This happens all the time. I hear stories all the time about this. Were you afraid they were going to rescind their offer and say- Ashley Female: Oh yeah, I felt like [crosstalk I was shaking trying to make this phone call. I remember sitting outside my house. It was sunshine out. I just need to be positive about this. I ended up only telling a few of my friends because I was so sad.
You start to think it. I probably took it too lightly. I need to rethink my strategy for life right now. The first time was the worst. Then the next couple of times got a little better. The first one was like a knife to my chest. You have to wait, is it like 45 days between each test or something like that? Is that the rules? Mm-hmm affirmative - [inaudible What specific things did you do to keep yourself motivated and positive?
You had to remain positive just to get through life. How did you keep yourself going toward this? You will spend the 48 hours after the test thinking you failed. Life is NOT over if you do not pass. Regardless of how long it takes you or how many attempts you can still reach your goals.
Employers will NOT ask you how many questions it took you to pass. Use your failure as an advantage. YOU are not a test result. I want to put an end to nursing students feeling so bad about themselves and tying their self-worth to a stupid exam.
You are testing on 8 ambiguous categories covering birth to death and ANY possible disease, medication, procedure of complication that can occur during the life span. You are taking an entirely unknown amount of questions for an unknown amount of time. I just opened my old MedSurg book.
I would kill to know how I did but this report is only available to those who do not pass. Use this report to focus your studies for the second time around. I did well on predictor exams and was pretty confident going into the exam. When the exam screen shut off. Do you know your shit I mean crap? Do you care about your patients.