Nclex Aniety!

  1. I Know so many people post the fears and anxiety related to taking the NCLEX. I have read all the previous posts and replies.

    I am taking my NCLEX tomorrow morning (20hrs away) !
    I graduated in 6/02. I took a NCLEX review course about 5wks ago. I have been doing tons of practice questions (at least 2000)

    I am debating whether to study some more today or just relax.

    Anyhow, just venting. Please keep me in your thoughts tomorrow morining. I'll post a post test message tomorrow morning/afternoon.
    Thanks, Christel
    Last edit by Christel2Rn on Jul 13, '02
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  2. 30 Comments

  3. by   lovewell
    I took mine yesterday and am so nervous about the results! I too did approx 2000 questions prior to my exam. The day before my exam I told myself I wasn't going to study but I couldn't help it. I did sit in the hot tub and go gambling in the evening. Losing some cash did take my mind off the NCLEX . My advise to you is to relax as much as you can. Good luck and I know you will do fine.

    Erin
  4. by   schlagel
    I took mine on Tuesday and am very anxious to find out the results of the test. I actually only got 75 questions so I do not know if that is good or bad. Hopefully good. I looked over some labs the day before but other than that I went out and had some fun. You should try to do that too and maybe that would help you to relax. I also took the Kaplan review course and did a couple thousand questions. Good Luck and I hope it all works out well for you

    Heather
  5. by   Christel2Rn
    Erin & Heather, Thanks for responding to my post, and thanks for the advice. I'm sure you both will be getting good news within the next week or two. Post a message on the board when you get your results. We will all be able to sign RN behind our names!
    Thanks & best wishes Christel
  6. by   prmenrs
    If you weren't anxious about this test, I'd check for a pulse. Rest, relax, visualize yourselves PASSING. A rosary or two wouldn't hurt!!! Be proud of how hard you've worked for this.
  7. by   Christel2Rn
    OK. It took about 1.5 hrs and the computer stopped at 35 questions. If i knew that i knew the majority of the answers i would not be worrying, but there were many questions i had to guess at. The scary thing is, when i got home i went through my text and found that i may have missed at least 9 questions. I'm not going to make it through the next few days.

    Thanks for all the encouragment and replies to my post.

    Christel
  8. by   Christel2Rn
    the computer stopped at 75 questions, not 35. Sorry for the typo. My nerves are still shot!
  9. by   prmenrs
    Put your books away for now. Have a nice big glass of Iced Tea with a mint sprig. Find a swing or a rocker. Put on something RELAXING in the way of music. Unwind. For RIGHT NOW, relax. Practice your deep breathing. Don't think, analyze or rehash. What ever comes in a week or 2 [whatever], you can DEAL with then!!
  10. by   live4today
    Christel, Erin, and Heather......RELAX....I bet you three did just fine on the exam. CONGRATS on graduating, and becoming GNs! Soon, you'll be able to change the 'G' in GN to an 'R'. :kiss
  11. by   Christel2Rn
    Well, the computer turned off after 75 questions. I left feeling like i did not know half the answers. I guess all i can do is wait. Thanks for the encouragment cheerfuldoer. Christel
  12. by   TNRN
    Christel,
    I felt the same way as you are feeling now. When the computer shut off after only 75, I thought, "Please, ask me more questions...how about some dosage calc...I'm not clueless...I promise I can do better...etc." I know that there may be some who have failed at 75, but I don't know any. I dare say your are odds are very good (just my opinion).
    TNRN
  13. by   shelml
    Wow, thought I was the only one! I took NCLEX RN last Tues Arrived at test center ready then CAT stopped at 77, walked out like a zombie wondering, did I answer that one right, went home looked through every reference text and even cried=WORRIED!Tues posting after 1 wk waiting. I PASSED! A RN friend passed at 75 & told me if you get 50% right you PASSED! Remember 15 questions are throw outs. If you felt comfortable with most of questions you PASSED! Try to relax....
  14. by   misti_z
    Good luck to all. I remember the anxiety was terrible. I believe if you cut off at 75 you did fine. I have heard of only one person cutting off at 75 and not passing.

    Take a much need break, relax.


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