I passed my NCLEX, got cut off at 75 questions. I did find it harder than the questions in the books...I used the Kaplan 2003 guide, it was a blue book...that one had a CD test and a written one and they were both different...the CD test was most useful, but neither compared to the actual NCLEX...though doing the CD one before helped me in the actual setting because it was just like the way the actual exam is on the computer.
I had the red CRNE book too, but I haven't done much with it. I didn't have the CD...I split the cost with my friend in my class, but I figured they were the same test so I wasn't too worried.
I'm taking mine here in St. John's, Newfoundland, tomorrow.
I'm thinking they do mean therapeutic communication, the whole, what would you say to this patient, thing. I'm hoping so, I like those questions.
The fact that I've taken the NCLEX before makes me feel better about this one, because I'm thinking it won't be as hard. Plus, I already studied for a month, you know? But not on weekends. :chuckle usually an hour or two each day during the weekdays (with some skipped days of course, hehe), and did some practice tests. I feel pretty well ready for the CRNE anyway. But I DO really want to pass it. I really don't want to have to wait 6 months to take it again! I'm sure we'll both do fine.