Ok, I know that there are a lot of threads about the NCLEX, but everyone seems to be giving such great support and advice that I hope I can get help with my questions. I took the exam on thursday and like most people, I forgot to breathe until I was halfway in and things started getting fuzzy.
The exam shut off at 75 questions and I remember thinking I either did fine or I just embarassed all of my professors by failing so badly. I'm leaning toward the latter. I can't tell if I was answering 50% of the harder questions correctly or 50% of the easy ones because the few hard questions that I do remember seem easy now. I do know that I guessed on a bunch. I studied for close to 3 months nonstop with all of the Lippencott, Saunders, Mosby, and Kaplan books (scoring 72-84%), and all of the advice in those books went out the window when I sat in front of the computer screen, I was shaking like a leaf. The questions I can remember answering dealt with priority, and a few meds. I know that there is no relationship between how well you did and the number of questions you answered, but I was wondering if anyone has taken the exam since the changes in april (and felt the same as me) and passed with 75 questions. I don't think that I could take this exam again, I still have 4 more months of OR orientation to go through.
It would also be nice to give my mom a belated mother's day present by telling her that I passed, but we'll see. Also, if anyone in PA could let me know how long it takes ot get results, I'd appreciate it. Thanks for listening everyone.