HELP!!! Testing Wed, Didn't get to study enough!!!

  1. i need help really really bad!!!!!!!!!!!!


    hey guys, i really hope that someone can help me out, or calm my fears!!!

    i graduated in may :mortarboard: (i passed the predictor for our school), then took the kaplan review course (passed both the pre and post course predictors), then had orientation for my job, then surgery, then family issues came up and i had to move , find a new job etc etc, many personal/family issues going on making it too hard to focus on studying.

    long story short....i haven't been able to study much at all!!!! i know that i was a good student, i passed critical care that was an 8wk course at my school, even though i had missed 3 weeks because i was in a car accident...and had to finish a week early bc of leaving for texas for my anniversary and a wedding my husband was best man in. so i know that i was at least in the top 25% of my class as far as smarts or whatever.

    but because of all of this stuff that went on, i didn't get to study much at all :smackingf: and i am starting to freak out that i won't pass. i am so scared!!! :

    i've done a little research, in the past...and this summer so far, the pass rate is 90%. everyone in my nursing class has passed already. i know for sure for sure i was at least in the top 50% of my class.... but i've had to wait this long to take the test and haven't had adequate time to study .

    i need help and encouragement so bad!!!!! any advice anyone????? anything that will calm my fears????? :

    help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kelli
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   bekah79il
    kelli,

    RELAX. just like in any tense situation, having a clear mind will help you more than anything else you can do at this point. remember that you know the content. read the questions twice, look for anything that has to do with the ABCs, and know your delegation.

    good luck!
    Last edit by bekah79il on Aug 15, '06
  4. by   luv2shop19mall
    its a normal reaction to feel this way. but to tell you honestly noone is ever ready to go that testing center and take the test. i gradauted from l.v.n. school last year and until this day i am dreading to go back and feel the same way i did.. well i dont think i wll. im tired of them taking my money already and i dont want to 4get what i learned.. well neways have a good massage and let all the distractions not worry you too much. if your not ready for it you should reschedule because you dont want to waste your time and freak out. i freaked out!!! i think its my turn to pass .. i will take my exam next month and as the day goes by i get more anxious and anxious but i mean if we stressed out so much in school this shouldnt even be a problem.. good luck.
  5. by   Regina66
    I studied a few days before my test, and not one thing I studied was on the test...Don't freak out...It is in your mind, just relax and let it come out.
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  6. by   IvoryLena
    Quote from Regina66
    I studied a few days before my test, and not one thing I studied was on the test...Don't freak out...It is in your mind, just relax and let it come out.
    specs:
    I agree, I studied for two weeks and I really dont think it made much of a difference and I passed, had a baby too so I was out of school for three months before taking mine two days ago. I would def study techniques of taking Nclex rather than massive content. Make sure to study developmental stages for children though.
  7. by   Laurie Kay
    Did you pass? Just curious, it has been a while since this post. I took my boards on the 17th and found out I passed on the 19th of aug 2006.
  8. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    Laura kay- many congratulations!!!!! As to OP...I too was curious if you postponed or took exam as originally planned?

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