Just in case your are an insomniac like me and happen to check this again tonight--I wanted to wish you luck on the NCLEX. I took mine on 6/1/01. It is hard, don't get me wrong. But it is passable. So far, our class has a 100% pass rate. And that's pretty terrific because last class had a 70% pass rate. If you have time, make sure you know all the basic lab values like glucose, sodium, potassium, hematocrit, hemoglobin, etc. and be familiar with Erikson and Maslow. Also know your ABC's. Every other test question was a priority-type of question which sucked because we never had a test question like it during school. By knowing that stuff I mentioned helped me critically think on the test. The testing center lady gave me two write on/wipe off boards to use if I needed to. The first thing I did was write down all the lab values I memorized (oh yea, ABGs was another) and then I wrote down other stuff I thought I might need (like how I figured out if it was metabolic acidosis, alkalosis, compensated, etc--HATE F&E). Then they gave me a mouse-tutorial which helped relax me a bit and then 3 sample questions (which didn't count towards my grade nor did they tell me if the answers I selected were wrong or right) and the 4th question started the test. 75 is minimum and 265 is max. Everyone says 75 is a good number but we've had passing at 76, 75, 123, 211, 225, and 265. So don't freak out if you get more than 75. Enough said. Good luck. I just got my nursing license in the mail yesterday. I am still look at it "lovingly".