I took my NCLEX this past Thursday and I must say, reading this forum helped me out A LOT! So much that i just created an account just to post this. Not only did it ease some of my anxieties, but it motivated me. Oh! and the review guide was definitely a plus!
It all helped me gain more confidence, especially reading others' experiences. I was very confident (yet nervous as hell) walking into that testing center. I took my time with each question and the exam shut off at 75. I didn't know what to think- either i bombed it or passed. There was a huge part of me that truly believed that I did pass, but then again I wasn't so sure. Later on I got the good pop up!! I still have to wait a few more hours for my quick results...
All in all, thank u to everyone who posted about their struggles and success. It helped me out, as I'm sure they've helped many others out there waiting to take on the dreaded NCLEX. Congrats to those who are officially RN's, and good Luck to all those who are testing. Remember to be confident- it makes all the difference!