Is Nclex playing mind games?

  1. Hello All,
    I am new here and I would like to know if anyone thinks that the Nclex is a way to play mind games? I am tired of trying to figure the Nclex out. I am scared that when I become a nurse, I won't be able to do anything or make a decision unless I am given 4 choices! Anyone, feel the same or differently? To be truthful, working in healthcare is a critical thinking question!! Should I? Shouldn't I? You know with the shortage and all!! :stone
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  3. by   CCU NRS
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  4. by   Gator,SN
    The NCLEX aside, I think it is you who is playing mind games. Are you trying to take the exam, as your post suggests, or do you have 1 more year??? (posted previously) Be careful, if you are only getting C's in class you will most likely fail the NCLEX, so I guess it won't matter anyway.
  5. by   Blackcat99
    Good Luck. I thought the NCLEX test was unrealistic and a mind game. I took it many many years ago. I did very well on it. I always chose the answer I thought "they" would give. You must discover how "they" think.
    Of course, If I would have given the "reality of real life nursing" answers I would probably have failed. It seems that "their reality" is different from real nursing. Pretend you have only 1 patient to care for and all the time in the world to call the doctor etc.etc. etc.
  6. by   jessjoy
    I think if the original poster spent more time studying for the Nclex rather than wasting time chastizing everyone on the forums, she wouldn't be such an "NCLEXHATER"
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Oooowww jessjoy - you go girl!
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    I'm not familiar with the OP but I will say that I thought the NCLEX was simply "pick the best worst answer" and had nothing to do with real life nursing. I stand by that.

    I think going back to the days of essay questions and boards that lasted a weekend would be great!! At least you could feel like a real nurse if you passed. Instead of trying to outguess a test.

    steph
  9. by   Godswill
    Quote from jessjoy
    I think if the original poster spent more time studying for the Nclex rather than wasting time chastizing everyone on the forums, she wouldn't be such an "NCLEXHATER"
    :hatparty: :hatparty: Thank u, i thought is was just me that thought this poster had some issues, good to know i am not alone
  10. by   obnurse2004
    It seems to me that you are having some negative thoughts that you would like to deal with. I thought that this was a support group for graduate nurses, yet often you offer negative advice. Instead of hating the Nclex, perhaps you should work on your interpersonal communication skills. BTW, I passed.
  11. by   dsczephyr
    As I read some of these posts I am surprised. When I read the OP's thread, I see someone who is nervous about NCLEX and who may be having some second thoughts about nursing. I see someone who needs the support and encouragement I usually see on this board. Instead, I am seeing some responses that are anything but encouraging. I subscribe to the "Thumper Theory"(from Bambi): If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

    To NCLEXHATER: EVERYONE, and that is without exception, is nervous about NCLEX, and most working nurses have days where they go home and wonder what on earth they are doing in this field. I've been a nurse for seven months now and am assured that this is normal. As for NCLEX, I would recommend Kaplan as a good way to prepare. It really does a good job of making the actual exam seem almost easy. NCLEX is mostly about basic nursing, most of the content you learn in the first year of clinicals. It does not play games. It simply wants to know if you have what it takes to be a safe beginning nurse. I studied hard the Kaplan way and the computer shut off at 75 questions. And yes, I passed. You can too.

    Right now, the best thing you can do is to talk to your advisor, or someone you feel comfortable talking to, about how you feel about the actual reality of nursing vs NCLEX. Then go from there.

    Good luck to you!
  12. by   treddrn
    dsczephyr,
    Very nice and very tasteful. I think you used therapeutic communication in your response to nclexhater. I agree with you. I am sure nclexhater is under a lot of stress and tried to be negative towards people who are willing to help him/her.
    To Nclexhater: Don't be nervous. We are here to help but not be insulted. good luck to you in whatever you do and maybe you can be nclexsurvivor.
  13. by   nekhismom
    Quote from treddrn
    To Nclexhater: Don't be nervous. We are here to help but not be insulted. good luck to you in whatever you do and maybe you can be nclexsurvivor.
    Yep, I agree 100%.

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