I just took the NCLEX - PN, my thoughts. - page 18

I feel like burning most the LVN review books I bought as they did me no good what-so-ever on the NCLEX. The questions I got came out of left field. Stuff that wasn't taught in school like post... Read More

  1. by   katieb1951
    Poohbear,

    I know when I took the NCLEX, we were given a number we could call at Pearson for results...I think the charge was $10. It was definitely worth my sanity...

    Good luck to you...
  2. by   poohbear73
    Unfortunately california does not participate in fast results. We have to wait for the actual mail to come. Its ridiculous!
  3. by   BigB
    Quote from baylay
    Lucky you Angeltero with the quick results! And congrads on passing! :hatparty:
    I took mine yesterday 2/26 and have the same feelings as Big B reading back on this thread. Augh. This wait in Calif. is just torture!! How did you ever survive it Big B?
    I'm beating myself up thinking I didn't get one ques. right, but I know I'm only remembering the wrong ones. I need to clear those thoughts and think positive! Now only about 2-3 wks to wait for results.
    And is it true, small envelope=pass lg. envelope=fail ??
    thanks

    yes...small envelope is what signified my passing result. I assume the big envelope would have more info for retaking the test.
  4. by   BigB
    Quote from poohbear73
    Unfortunately california does not participate in fast results. We have to wait for the actual mail to come. Its ridiculous!
    Any results yet poohbear?
  5. by   nursewannabe21
    took the nclex pn yesterday...will find out results tonight they say...........test went really fast dont know exact # but it was under 100 i think........really nervous dont think i passed :angryfire
  6. by   BigB
    Quote from nursewannabe21
    took the nclex pn yesterday...will find out results tonight they say...........test went really fast dont know exact # but it was under 100 i think........really nervous dont think i passed :angryfire
    I know its hard to do but try not to dwell too much on it. What's done is done! Just remember that the majority of testers pass the nclex on the first try. Keep us posted..good luck.
  7. by   gt4everpn
    Quote from BigB
    I feel like burning most the LVN review books I bought as they did me no good what-so-ever on the NCLEX. The questions I got came out of left field. Stuff that wasn't taught in school like post mordum care for jewish men and questions about the Buhdist faith. I couldn't believe the questions I got. It felt like I guessed at half the questions. What a terrible feeling I have now. I have went threw the ENTIRE Saunders LNV review book and cd TWICE, that's 6,000 questions, as well as the kaplan review book, "lvn made easy", and the mosby cd. Total review questions and rationales done exceeded 8,000. Yet it didn't help me at all. Yes I read the rationales for ALL the questions/ answers. The NCSBN.ORG review was the only thing that helped me as the questions were similar to the NCLEX.

    The VAST majority of question were priority questions. I had learned all the tricks to answer these in the Kaplan book. Only one big problem....the priority questions in kaplan are a complete joke (very easy) compared to the actual NCLEX ones which were brutal.

    My computer shut off at 85 and I am positive I got the 85th question wrong because I looked it up when I got home. I hear if the computer stops at 85 and you miss the last question ...you most likely failed if you weren't doing so hot. I wanted to throw up when I left the testing center.

    So hear I sit and have to wait 3 weeks to get result in CA. I will start checking the LVN board website next week, but I have a bad feeling my name won't be up there and I will have to take the NCLEX again.
    I took my NCLEX-PN in September, the computer did shut off at 85 for me too! I was soooo nervous my hand could barely stay on the mouse. I studied tediously for nclex too but found there were alot of priority questions and the questions were just tricky altogether so there was a real chance in my mind that I really did fail, I felt so confused as I walked out of the testing center, the computer shut off so suddenly! Here in NY u can check your results online 4 a small fee, within a week or so I was so scared 2 check it but........... I PASSED! The myth that if u get the last question wrong u fail is FALSE, FALSE, FALSE! NCLEX determines if u pass/fail based on the amount of questions u get right or wrong so for instance if u get alot of questions right by the time u r on your 85th question u will pass if u get 2 many questions wrong by the time u reach question 85 you- u know dontfocus on failing of course your gonna feel like u failed I don't know anyone who walked outta NCLEX brimming with surefire confidence! I so felt like I failed, oh man I was going over the questions in my head like a mad woman but I passed, cried, breathed a sigh of relief I was holdin back 4,2 weeks and moved on! Goooood LUcccck!
  8. by   gt4everpn
    Quote from poohbear73
    Unfortunately california does not participate in fast results. We have to wait for the actual mail to come. Its ridiculous!
    Sure is,! doesn't that take like 4 weeks, I would go crazy!
  9. by   GRAMBLING
    I TOOK THE TEST ON 3/23/07 AND i CALLED THE BOARD ON THE FOLLOWING MONDAY AND MY FRIEND TOLD ME i HAD NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, THAT IS GOOD NEWS IN ADVANCE ON THE DOWN LOW,
  10. by   nursewannabe21
    :spin: I PASSED!!!!!! YAY!!!! IM SO EXCITED!
  11. by   nursewannabe21
    :spin: I PASSED!!!!!! YAY!!!! IM SO EXCITED!
  12. by   baylay
    Congratulations! ! smiley_aa

    Job well done!
  13. by   gt4everpn
    Quote from nursewannabe21
    :spin: I PASSED!!!!!! YAY!!!! IM SO EXCITED!
    All nurses celebrate your one of us now so now u can relax nclex is behind u and work, work, work, have fun!

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