My NCLEX Disaster - page 2

I don't know if I should scream, throw-up, start drinking heavily, or give up and go to dog-grooming school instead of being a nurse. I was a solid B-student in nursing school. Reviewed for 6 weeks... Read More

  1. by   jbeck817
    Quote from amblessing
    I don't know if I should scream, throw-up, start drinking heavily, or give up and go to dog-grooming school instead of being a nurse. I was a solid B-student in nursing school. Reviewed for 6 weeks with Kaplan, Saunders, Mosby's, etc. Did extremely well on all "the tests" and now I am wondering why I even reviewed, because NO amount of preparation could have prepared me for the questions I had. I actually had a question about what to teach a guy with sickle cell who had a 3-hour erection! How about throwing away the VIAGRA?? . But of course that wasn't an option :chuckle

    The computer shut-off at 75 so I suppose it figured I was just to freakin' incompetent to go on any further Now the wait begins.
    I know what you mean. In nursing school I was a solid A-/B+ kid and I dedicated 7 days a week, 4-5 hours per day for 3 weeks to studying Kaplan, Mosby, and Lippincott. I just took the test and my computer shut down at 75 too! I feel like such a loser because everything I studied did not prepare me for this. Oh well..........:imbar
  2. by   amblessing
    Quote from jbeck817
    I know what you mean. In nursing school I was a solid A-/B+ kid and I dedicated 7 days a week, 4-5 hours per day for 3 weeks to studying Kaplan, Mosby, and Lippincott. I just took the test and my computer shut down at 75 too! I feel like such a loser because everything I studied did not prepare me for this. Oh well..........:imbar
    How long do you have to wait for your results? I will know by tomorrow A.M. by checking the state board of nursing site. A few people have told me that if you call our board they will tell you over the phone after 24 hours (you have to provide SSN#) - but I am too scared and for me it would be devastating to hear it from a real live person :uhoh21:
  3. by   mushberry
    Quote from amblessing
    How long do you have to wait for your results? I will know by tomorrow A.M. by checking the state board of nursing site. A few people have told me that if you call our board they will tell you over the phone after 24 hours (you have to provide SSN#) - but I am too scared and for me it would be devastating to hear it from a real live person :uhoh21:
    I found out mine the next morning on the Minnesota board of nursing's site, by accident. I didn't realize it would be posted there, and when I logged in it had a yellow box saying "passed exam" on the side. I just about fell out of my chair. Maybe your board of nursing will have it online, so you can check rather than call...but, honestly you probably DID pass so you probably don't have to worry. And it's not like you know the person on the phone anyway.
  4. by   Steph8875
    Hey! i took my exam also on June 28th! and i had the max ...265... i totally agree with you,,, i studied for weeks.. and felt as though i was completely prepared and as i started taking the exam i wanted to scream and cry... i had some crazy questions as well.. good luck with your results!!





    Quote from amblessing
    I don't know if I should scream, throw-up, start drinking

    heavily, or give up and go to dog-grooming school instead of being a nurse. I was a solid B-student in nursing school. Reviewed for 6 weeks with Kaplan, Saunders, Mosby's, etc. Did extremely well on all "the tests" and now I am wondering why I even reviewed, because NO amount of preparation could have prepared me for the questions I had. I actually had a question about what to teach a guy with sickle cell who had a 3-hour erection! How about throwing away the VIAGRA?? . But of course that wasn't an option :chuckle

    The computer shut-off at 75 so I suppose it figured I was just to freakin' incompetent to go on any further Now the wait begins.
  5. by   dwainlou
    every one calm down. I know how you feel. computer shut off at 75 and i thought i was going to be sick then pass out. but i passed and you did too. i keep hearing that some people are randomly selected to take all 265. just for the fun of it i guess.also had a wierd ? child with lead poisoning. only two i considered on home built afer 1978 and the one i chose family made stained glass windows. now what nursing book teaches ,that you use lead canes in stained glass.also probably to do with blood flow in sickle cell. always call dr.and some people i am in orientation with passed with 82? 210? and 250? so it ain't over if you take between 75 and 265
    Last edit by dwainlou on Jun 29, '04
  6. by   jbeck817
    Quote from amblessing
    How long do you have to wait for your results? I will know by tomorrow A.M. by checking the state board of nursing site. A few people have told me that if you call our board they will tell you over the phone after 24 hours (you have to provide SSN#) - but I am too scared and for me it would be devastating to hear it from a real live person :uhoh21:
    I guess I am just going to wait 2 business days then do the quick results thing. When you came home yesterday, did you look up any of the answers that you remembered beside that priapasm one? I had a penis question today. It was a guy comes in with a rash on his hands and penis and states that his PCP has tested him for all STD's and he does not have any. I selected the answer, "ask what type of birth control he uses" thinking hmmmmmm.....latex allergy? I HATE WAITING!!!!I feel like I need to use my plan B already.
  7. by   amblessing
    Hey People!

    I passed the NCLEX! I called my state BON about 1 hour ago and was informed that my RN license was issued TODAY! :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty:
  8. by   MrsCannibal
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




    Quote from amblessing
    Hey People!

    I passed the NCLEX! I called my state BON about 1 hour ago and was informed that my RN license was issued TODAY! :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty:
  9. by   anutmeg
    congratulations!!!! :hatparty: all that stressing out for nothing. go celebrate. have fun you deserve it.
  10. by   BabyRN2Be
    congratulations!!! :hatparty:


    the nclex has got to be the most nerve-wracking test ever devised. if i ever take the nclex (and my dreams of becoming a nurse are slowly fading into the sunset) i will probably become a basket case for the time i have to wait for the results.

    good job!
  11. by   Ari RN
    Sweet Heart:


    Your a BLESSING NOT A TRAGEDY. That erection question still puzzles me?

    CONGRATULATIONS
    ON
    PASSING NCLEX







  12. by   jen13jo
    Quote from amblessing
    Hey People!

    I passed the NCLEX! I called my state BON about 1 hour ago and was informed that my RN license was issued TODAY! :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty:


    Hooraay!!! I am so glad for you! What a relief! Jen
  13. by   amblessing
    Quote from Ari RN
    Sweet Heart:


    Your a BLESSING NOT A TRAGEDY. That erection question still puzzles me?

    CONGRATULATIONS
    ON
    PASSING NCLEX
    Well, apparently not only is it prolonged but very painful - so not a good thing for a man with sickle cell anemia. Thank you everyone for all of your kind thoughts and wishes. I am so grateful that I live in a state where I don't have to wait for weeks to get my results. During the 24 hours that I was waiting, my husband told all of our friends and family that he had me on "suicide watch" :chuckle

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