Originally posted by mkue
I think too much studying is not good..lol.. at least it never helped me. It's nice to get away from it for awhile !
Good Luck tomorrow Val !! I bet you'll do great !
I DID GREAT! I got 86 out of 100 NCLEX like questions correct. When the instructor handed it to me she said I did "very well" (and I asked her, you noticed mine? she nodded...).
I think I may have one of the top scores, if not the top. I only heard of two other scores even in the 80's, an 82 and an 83. I heard that there are some scores in the 40's! She did announce to the class that anyone scoring in the upper 60's to 70's did fine... and she also announced that there would be teacher conferances of about 5 minutes scheduled with each student to go over our progress.... mind you this is our 3rd week.
AND .. I did NOT go around saying "I got an 86", I told only those in my study group (we sit near each other), and those who asked. Some people looked over my shoulder at the score. I did not gloat, nor did I hide what I got. I didn't run around asking everyone's scores, I asked my study group what they had heard and they told me the scores they heard. Since this was the first test, many people were "comparing" and I learned pretty quickly how high mine was and that keeping quiet might be a good idea.
Because I had some questions about my answers, I did go up to the instructor and waited in line to go over them. One person said "what are YOU worried about?" after she looked at my score over my shoulder. I feel I have just as much right to have things clarified as anyone else waiting in line don't I?
The best part? The students who kind of treated me bad because I was "new" were in their little group as I walked by.
They asked me my score, I told them and they literally dropped their jaws!
Another student said she wanted to come to my house to study, and best of all, now I HAVE THE INSTRUCTOR'S RESPECT. Before when I asked a question, I got the "here is the stupid question from her" look, now when I asked a question on the exam she actually looked at my viewpoint and respectfully answered me!
To say I am thrilled is an understatement! Most importantly, I proved TO MYSELF that I can do this!
ANYWHOOO... I came here to announce it because I feel like you all won't hate me for doing well and I can SCREAM AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS that I scored in the top of my class on the first exam!!!!