Seems like there is quite the flow of NCLEX stress suddenly here! I don't know if I could help anyone, but I will tell you my plan, which worked for me.
I studied Mon, Tues, and Wed before my test Thurs. I studied from
the NCLEX CD, focused on rationales given for those answers, and did
best with quiz rather than exam. The quiz section consists of 10
questions per subject. The exam section consists of about 100
questions per subject, causing the great brain shut down.
The LPN boards seemed very comparitive to the ATI comprehensive that
we took in class as a predictor, and I hated that test as well! I
believe that the ATI comprehensive was a great indicator of how
well we would do on boards. (Surprisingly, I received a 91 national percentile on the ATI comprehensive.) Some LPN board questions were easy
enough, some were tricky, others were way off the wall about drugs
that I have never heard of. There is a minimum of 75 questions and
maximum of 201 questions (?) on the test, with a shut down of the
test when there is a 95% accuracy of pass/fail. I was shut down
at about 100 questions (which about put me in heart failure!),
taking me 75-90 min for testing. I was on a horrible roller coaster
of emotions all the way home from Boise that day. Remember, time of
shut down does not indicate pass/fail!
FYI- I took my test on Thurs, and was told at the center that
results may be available online Fri, but most likely Mon (2 business
days). I was told by a former student to check again on Sat (even
tho it's not a week day) and my results were available. I passed
Good luck to all of you out there