a determined nursing student

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Anyone who has failed the NCLEX exam will agree it is a devastating experience. It might even shake your self confidence and hurt your self esteem. It is natural to feel shocked, insecure, and even depressed. However, you must build your courage, face your fears, regain your strength and find a way to persevere and try again!

Here are some tips on how to regain your self confidence:

  1. Reflect On Your Failure – What did you learn from the failure? What would you do differently next time? This reflection will help you gain clarity on what happened and what you can do to have better results the next time.
  2. Put It In Context – Failing the NCLEX doesn’t mean you are a failure. It only means you failed one exam. Remind yourself of all your past accomplishments. Failing this exam doesn’t define your character, intelligence, or your future.
  3. Build Your Skills – Once you have identified the areas you need to focus on, you can put together a plan to succeed.

You have the power to turn it around. Just like our friend Christian, here’s his story…