On the verge of a Nervous Breakdown!! Help!!

  1. okay, i don't know whether i should slit my wrists now or wait until i'ts official!! i took the nclex yesterday(less than 12 hours after recieving my att via email) :angryfire , it shut off at 75 and i thought i would die. i wanted to shake it and yell "please come on mr computer, i promise to do better!" the questions were a mixture of easy and hard. toward the end their difficulty became a little vauge, but i am still not really understanding what the test rates as hard or easy. can somenoe help with that?
    i had 3 hepatitis in a row(toward the end), ie,
    pt. teaching with hepa,
    1 condoms with her hubby
    2. have another family member cook
    3. take tylenol for pain
    4. decrease consumption of fat soluable vitamins
    then it went staight into which pt. is at risk for developing hepd,
    1. living with a person with hep a
    2. tylenol use
    3. having hep b
    4. visiting a unsanitary country
    then it went into "which is the correct room assingnment for the following pt."
    1 hep c private room with contact isolation
    2 bact. endocarditis private room with neg pressure
    3 pt w/pud and a pt w/ c diff-semiprivate room
    4 i think it was a pt. with hep a and a pt with ulerative collitis in semiprivate

    those hepatitis question threw me off. here are my rational:
    hep a needs someone else to cook!!
    hep c in the private room because he would most likely be treated with interferon, which lowers your wbc count, the contact isolation would be because of the mode of excretion of the interferon. (maybe i am wrong)
    and i wouldn't put a pt. with cdiff in the same room as a pud because of the potential for contamination from the c diff to the pud pt who already has a comprimised gi tract.
    and the hep d is associated with hepb ( i didn't know that til i got home), i put the one about the other country.(i don't know)
    i know that the wait is killing me i have already taken 2 nerve pills and i am working on the 3rd!if anyone could help or just lend some encouraging words it would be great.oh, and my last question was priority of care in a peds icu (dont know if i got it right though)
    oh, and would a pt with a av graft for dialysis be a contraindication for mri?thanks alot-tara
    pray that god grants me peace!!!!!!!!! :uhoh21:
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    Last edit by ucandoit on Jul 11, '04
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   ADNCyn
    CHILL OUT, already. You will know in time, like we all did, but you keep going and going, help others by replying to their threads/posts and maybe it could help you. GOOD LUCK, for the 3rd TIME!!!
  4. by   ucandoit
    Quote from ADNCyn
    CHILL OUT, already. You will know in time, like we all did, but you keep going and going, help others by replying to their threads/posts and maybe it could help you. GOOD LUCK, for the 3rd TIME!!!
    What do you mean for the third time? I just posted today! All I am doing is venting my anxiety, like everyone else has on this BB!
  5. by   DR2004RN
    ucandoit, it's okay to feel scared and worry, we have all done it. Whatever the outcome, you know you did your best and that was all you could do. MOST of the time, it is a good sign when the computer shuts off at 75. Keep your hopes up, things will work out. Let us know how you do. Best wishes.
  6. by   ADNCyn
    Quote from ucandoit
    What do you mean for the third time? I just posted today! All I am doing is venting my anxiety, like everyone else has on this BB!
    And your prayer is there...Glory to GOD!!! The bible says not to be anxious for nothing, but to give all supplication unto the LORD!! I know it is easier said than done, just suggesting to do something else to ease your mind, instead of keep putting it out there like that, don't allow "Satan" any room for doubt when God has already fulfilled His promises. Believe you have received when you pray.
  7. by   ucandoit
    Quote from ADNCyn
    And your prayer is there...Glory to GOD!!! The bible says not to be anxious for nothing, but to give all supplication unto the LORD!! I know it is easier said than done, just suggesting to do something else to ease your mind, instead of keep putting it out there like that, don't allow "Satan" any room for doubt when God has already fulfilled His promises. Believe you have received when you pray.
    I thank you so much for that prayer, and I do believe god will fufill his promise. I just can't stop thinking about it! oh well, nothing I can do but wait.Thanks again-Tara
  8. by   ucandoit
    Quote from DR2004RN
    ucandoit, it's okay to feel scared and worry, we have all done it. Whatever the outcome, you know you did your best and that was all you could do. MOST of the time, it is a good sign when the computer shuts off at 75. Keep your hopes up, things will work out. Let us know how you do. Best wishes.
    Thanks I really needed to hear that! I just cant help but feel like I failed BIG TIME!! Thanks again -Tara
  9. by   Rhoresmith
    Don't know the answers to the questions for sure so would never tell you that you are right or wrong I am only a student. But calm down stressing yourself this way won't change the answers.... Relax and know that you are being sent so many good thoughts and prayers .
    Now remember this after December when I am posting the same kind of messages OK?
  10. by   ADNCyn
    Tara, thank you, for allowing me to pray for you, GOD IS GOOD and is worthy to be praised. I know GOD has tremendously blessed you on this test, THANK YOU OH HEAVENLY FATHER for YOUR faithfulness... PRAISE YOU ALMIGHTY GOD. THANK YOU JESUS!!!
  11. by   ucandoit
    Quote from Rhoresmith
    Don't know the answers to the questions for sure so would never tell you that you are right or wrong I am only a student. But calm down stressing yourself this way won't change the answers.... Relax and know that you are being sent so many good thoughts and prayers .
    Now remember this after December when I am posting the same kind of messages OK?
    Believe me I wont forget ya!In the mean time, If you need anything please PM me-Tara
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from ucandoit
    okay, i don't know whether i should slit my wrists now or wait until i'ts official!! i took the nclex yesterday(less than 12 hours after recieving my att via email) :angryfire , it shut off at 75 and i thought i would die. i wanted to shake it and yell "please come on mr computer, i promise to do better!" the questions were a mixture of easy and hard. toward the end their difficulty became a little vauge, but i am still not really understanding what the test rates as hard or easy. can somenoe help with that?
    i had 3 hepatitis in a row(toward the end), ie,
    pt. teaching with hepa,
    1 condoms with her hubby
    2. have another family member cook
    3. take tylenol for pain
    4. decrease consumption of fat soluable vitamins
    then it went staight into which pt. is at risk for developing hepd,
    1. living with a person with hep a
    2. tylenol use
    3. having hep b
    4. visiting a unsanitary country
    then it went into "which is the correct room assingnment for the following pt."
    1 hep c private room with contact isolation
    2 bact. endocarditis private room with neg pressure
    3 pt w/pud and a pt w/ c diff-semiprivate room
    4 i think it was a pt. with hep a and a pt with ulerative collitis in semiprivate

    those hepatitis question threw me off. here are my rational:
    hep a needs someone else to cook!!
    hep c in the private room because he would most likely be treated with interferon, which lowers your wbc count, the contact isolation would be because of the mode of excretion of the interferon. (maybe i am wrong)
    and i wouldn't put a pt. with cdiff in the same room as a pud because of the potential for contamination from the c diff to the pud pt who already has a comprimised gi tract.
    and the hep d is associated with hepb ( i didn't know that til i got home), i put the one about the other country.(i don't know)
    i know that the wait is killing me i have already taken 2 nerve pills and i am working on the 3rd!if anyone could help or just lend some encouraging words it would be great.oh, and my last question was priority of care in a peds icu (dont know if i got it right though)
    oh, and would a pt with a av graft for dialysis be a contraindication for mri?thanks alot-tara
    pray that god grants me peace!!!!!!!!! :uhoh21:
    ______________
    all nurses who take the exam will get 50% correct and 50% wrong, doesn't matter what their level of education is, even phd. the odds are in your favor, more pass that shut off at 75, then fail.

    go take a day for yourself and sit tight...................there is nothing that you can do until you get your results.
  13. by   ucandoit
    Quote from suzanne4
    All nurses who take the exam will get 50% correct and 50% wrong, doesn't matter what their level of education is, even PhD. The odds are in your favor, more pass that shut off at 75, then fail.

    Go take a day for yourself and sit tight...................There is nothing that you can do until you get your results.
    I am starting to realize that it's in Gods HaNds now, so I will be fine! I just wish I had this peace yeasterday!
  14. by   DC2RN
    Quote from suzanne4
    All nurses who take the exam will get 50% correct and 50% wrong, doesn't matter what their level of education is, even PhD. The odds are in your favor, more pass that shut off at 75, then fail.

    Go take a day for yourself and sit tight...................There is nothing that you can do until you get your results.

    This is true!!! 87% of American nursing school graduates pass the first time. I know it is possible, but I don't remember anyone that had the test shut off at 75 and still failed.

    Some nursing schools require you to get 80% of your regular test questions right just to pass a class. Nursing students get used to getting most test questions right, and find it devastating when they get the NCLEX, where you get 50% wrong. Everybody thinks they failed the NCLEX, but 87% pass.

    I am sure you did fine. This is just not like any test you took in nursing school.

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