This is a letter from a student. Here is her story:
My journey of taking my NCLEX-RN hasn’t been easy. Just imagine failing it not just once, but four times. Well, to start, applying for NCLEX was hard and took a long time process since I am an international student who graduated from outside the county, the Philippines is where I finished my Nursing. I’ve waited one year before I actually got my first ATT (authorization to work). I was so excited that I decided I register as soon as I got it. I even told my family and friends who were also thrilled to lean that I can now take the exams. I studied for a month and took the test and I FAILED. I was devastated, I decided to go to the Philippines to get a 2 months extensive review, I have to be honest that everything I’ve learned or most of what I’ve learned is due to this review center that I have attended, then, I came back, took the test the second time and failed again! So I studied, reviewing my notes this time. I focused on the content and once more I failed again, so I decided to enroll in one of NCLEX-RN review online courses. I studied, literally everything, whatever resources I got I studied and memorized. I did a few Q&A I did what I think I need to do in order to pass, giving my 101% best or possible ways I think which could help to pass my exams, thinking they could help me, and with 189 items the computer stopped on my 4th take, tried the trick and learned I failed once more. I crashed, depressed, felt unfair about life. I spent so much, not just money, but also time and energy. That was Oct. 29th, 2013. I relaxed and stopped thinking about NCLEX and started thinking about other options. New Year passed and it’s 2014, I started to read blogs, then one thing hit me, “It doesn’t matter how you get there, what matters is you’ll get there.” Oh yeah, he is absolutely right. I can’t give up not now and not ever. I know I’m good and I believe I will be a better nurse. So, I enrolled in FEUER, March here in New York, I took the advice from the Feuer rep. I didn’t take the exam right away. I maximized my schedule. I read my content and books prior my NCLEX and I focused on Q&A. I went to church the day before, putting my 100% trust in God. I surrendered myself to HIM, and I didn’t study the day before. I went out with my husband and friends then, by morning I went to church to pray, went to the test center feeling confident, worry free and stress free. The computer shuts off at 265 questions, I went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to pray once more and on Wednesday June 4th, I learned I pass my NCLEX-RN. I’m happy to say I am now Emmalyn Malagar, RN. Thank GOD for His guidance and to Feuer who helped me learn to answer and pass the NCLEX exam. The key to success is to believe:
Believe in your dreams
Believe in yourself
Believe in God
Never give up, for giving up is when the real FAILURE is
Keep believe and soon it will come true with God’s help.
Good luck and God bless! Feuer Nursing Review thank you for helping me succeed and fulfill; my dreams to be a Registered Nurse and just looked me I hope you will continue helping other students whose dreams is also to become an official and certified Registered Nurse – God bless you more!
-Emmalyn Malagar, RN