Took that stupid nclex today and I have never felt so unsure about an exam in my entire life!!!!!! Where on earth did they get all the nutrition and "what would you instruct the patient to do upon discharge" questions? And who was the moron who chose what the answer choices would be??? The computer shut off at 75 questions, but I just wasn't confident about any of the answers! I don't think I did that bad where if I were to get 265 questions I still wouldn't have passed, so I am hoping that the machine shutting off at 75 is a good sign, either that or the computer figured out I am a complete moron very quickly!! I have no clue what to think!!!! Of course with this being a stupid holiday weekend the people at the test center told me I wouldn't get my results until next WEDNESDAY!!!!! How on earth am I going to stay sane until then??????
Thanks for letting me vent!!
Jul 3, '03
Take a deep breath! It'll be okay...I felt the same way after taking my CNAT (Canadian exam). I had to wait a month before finding out my results though! I'm sure you did wonderfully!
Treat yourself to something nice for the weekend in order to get your mind off of it.
Jul 3, '03
Poor Baby. :kiss Know JUST how you feel, and I NEVERwant to feel that way again ! Truly, I was saying the EXACT same words !! Drove me crazy for days on end ! But I'd venture to say you did JUST FINE, 'cuz I did, and mine shut off at 78. And I had to wait 10 days !
But, that's actually pretty good, 'cuz they said it would be 2-3 weeks !
BREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEATHE ! ok? Just breathe... you'll be fine !
Jul 3, '03
I'm sure you passed.... the same thing happened to me. All of my friends keep saying oh you did fine... They haven't taken theirs yet "because they need more time to study. I keep telling themm that it doesn't matter... all those questions we have been studying are different... I don't really think you CAN study for this test.... It's indescribable...
Feeling your pain!
Jul 4, '03
I haven't taken it yet. But I had a friend who was sure, absolutely positive, she failed. she passed, of course.
I haven't met anyone yet who walked out of there completely confident.
Jul 7, '03
I know exactly how you feel. I took my test on a friday, thought I had to wait until tuesday to call that stupid phone number...I drove myself crazy over the weekend worrying about it and chatting about it on this site. I went all the way to 265 questions. I was thinking it was 50/50 if I passed or failed.
I don't know of anyone that walked out of that test completely confident, either. I don't ever want to go through that anxiety again!
I had my license in the mail when I got home from work last tuesday.
Have confidence- you have been preparing for that test your entire time in college. And if you didn't pass, you now know what the test will be like and you can better prepare yourself for it next time. I know lots of people that had to take different tests several times before they got the results they needed (MCAT, PFAB, SAT, NCLEX, whatever.) You can do it. Keep us posted. In the meantime, do something fun to get your mind off of waiting for your results.
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