KBN recommends that you contact your nursing program and inform them of your result. You may wish to share your candidate profile with them so that they can assess your performance on the exam.
All nursing programs in Kentucky want to help their graduates be successful on the NCLEX exam. Your school of nursing is also aware of your overall performance during your time in the program and may be able to use that information, along with your candidate profile, to assist you in developing a plan for success.
There are numerous NCLEX review courses available online. We suggest that you search the web using the keyword "NCLEX." This search will result in many resources. When selecting a review program, seek a program that gives the learner a diagnostic profile of his/her strengths and weaknesses and explains the rationale for the correct answers. Most experts recommend “questions, questions, questions.” It is not possible to review too many questions before taking the exam. It is essential to look closely at your diagnostic profile and focus your review around the areas that are identified as weaknesses. KBN is not in a position to recommend specific courses.
We also suggest that you seek employment in health care while you are waiting to retest and use this work experience to give you more exposure to nursing. While you are working, take note of medications and treatments given to patients, how the patient’s diagnosis relates to nursing care, and how nurses make decisions. If you have test anxiety, seek counseling to help you deal with the re-testing situation. Most applicants find that anxiety will decrease with repeated exposure to NCLEX-type questions.