hello everyone! i took my nclex on wednesday, and i am just dying !! it was so hard, i felt like i guessed the entire time. when it shut off at 75, i almost had an mi!
i definitely didn't think i answered enough questions correctly. i was not prepared for the difficulty of the exam, and i studied from about 4 different review books/cds. i really don't think the material i studied or the practice questions helped me at all! i made a's in nursing school, and have worked as a tech for a year. i keep asking myself what i could have done differently, and what have i learned over the past 2 years?? i didn't think prioritizing questions could be as hard as the ones i was asked.
i have talked to some of my classmates who have already passed. they said they felt the same way, sure they failed, only to find out otherwise. i have read numerous postings on boards like this one from other new grads who say the same things---"oh my god i know i failed!! i was completely blindsided! there is no way i could have passed that test!!!" then a few days later they post another message that they passed!! i just have to say that those posts are keeping me from killing myself. doesn't it seem unfair that all of nursing school boils down to 60 questions (15 of the questions are "tryouts" and don't count toward your score. only you don't know which 15 questions they are!)???????
anyway, i just needed to take my turn at freaking out. thanks to all of you for listening and for posting your stories, so i know i am not alone! i started working as a gn yesterday in the icu---i will be so humiliated and embarassed if i didn't pass boards! you will find me under a rock somewhere.......
thanks for listening!