NCLEX is misleading in its difficulty while you are in the thick of testing. It started easy in my opinion, and built up to a crazy level of questioning. I was an A student and studied for months for the NCLEX, but I was getting all these questions on information I never even touched anywhere in school, ATI, or any study guides. I started to hyperventilate (but internally talked myself down quickly) but left the testing site in tears. I passed, and I was shocked. Turns out the computer takes you all the way up to the level in which you don't do well, and then they see where your level of proficiency is. Some of the therapeutic properties of meds I know now would have been useful on the test, for example. I think I'd actually do better now.