I just took the NCLEX - PN, my thoughts. - page 24

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   goodspiritsRN
    Scoobydoo - dont beat yourself up. I couldnt eat for 2 days and was up every night tossing and turning with my heart racing and my mind felt like it was out of control. When i checked this morning i was so scared and just wanted to puke - prepared to take it again in 45 days. I kept telling myself its all right you'll be fine either way but my mind was racing with every question i knew i got wrong. I would have bet my house that i failed. I swore that i got them all wrong. It is in alwful feeling for days to have to wait. Believe me i know and i dont ever want to feel that way again. I couldnt even think of one question i got right. Please let me know what happens. I will send a prayer up for you. Hang in there i know it sucks waiting - i was right where you are right now.
  2. by   kanidoit2
    I just took my NCLEX today and it made me sick, literally. I had to leave during the exam to throw up which counted against my time. Luckily, I didn't run out of time but I freaked out when the computer cut off at 85. My stomach started cramping, I got diarrhea and puked all over myself during the drive home. When I finally made it home I looked up questions that I remembered only to make myself sicker when I realized that I got them wrong (about 7 off top and don't let me begin to mention the ton of drug questions). The probability of me passing this test looks real dim right now. I don't know if I have the courage to attempt taking this again. Please pray for me.
  3. by   scoobydoo32
    Quote from kanidoit2
    I just took my NCLEX today and it made me sick, literally. I had to leave during the exam to throw up which counted against my time. Luckily, I didn't run out of time but I freaked out when the computer cut off at 85. My stomach started cramping, I got diarrhea and puked all over myself during the drive home. When I finally made it home I looked up questions that I remembered only to make myself sicker when I realized that I got them wrong (about 7 off top and don't let me begin to mention the ton of drug questions). The probability of me passing this test looks real dim right now. I don't know if I have the courage to attempt taking this again. Please pray for me.
    i feel ur pain i to had to leave the test to use the bathroom. i guess is a normal feeling. good luck we'll find out in 48 hours
  4. by   lvnblue
    Quote from scoobydoo32
    congratsat least one of us passed i just took mine at 1230pm.i know i failed it shut off at 203 and as u know we have 205 in all. i felt like crying but i haven't yet. but i have a gut feeling about me failing.i don't even want to check for my results i'm just going to save money to retake the exam in 45 days and again congrats
    Hey scoobydoo!
    just to make u feel less anxious until u get your results... i did prayed for u before u took ur test.
    So good luck ok!!
  5. by   scoobydoo32
    Quote from lvnblue
    Hey scoobydoo!
    just to make u feel less anxious until u get your results... i did prayed for u before u took ur test.
    So good luck ok!!
    rhank you it feels good to to be able to talk to people who went through the same thing, and u know what i had alot of fillow up questions too.
  6. by   goodspiritsRN
    Scoobydooo & Kanidiot2 - I know exactly what you are all talking about. I woke up Monday night after i took the exam at 3 am with diarrhea and dry heaving it because i was for sure i failed and had put all that time into schooling for one exam! So i know what your feeling and it is normal - although not pleasant but normal. It was the longest 48 hours of my life and nothing anyone said made me feel better. I had to check 2x to make sure that it actually said i passed. Scobbydoo as for the number of questions no one really know's what determines pass or fail by the numbers. I have heard that sometimes the computer just makes some people take all the questions. Hang in there its almost over. I will send a prayer up for you both for passing and peace. The only thing that seemed to help me was this website to know i wasnt alone.
  7. by   ss07
    A rousing amen to that. I don't know anybody who didn't feel the same. When I took mine, I walked in there fairly calm and confident. When I came out, I was shrugging my shoulders at the person who came down there with me for moral support. I had no idea whatsoever. I felt like I didn't know most of the questions. I wanted it to keep going past 85 so I could redeem myself. A couple of hours afterward, I was so upset that I didn't know what to do with that kind of mental anguish. I'm not a stranger to mental pain, but oh man, did I hurt beyond my wildest dreams. Had to waid for 3 weeks and two days for the result. A very dark time, folks. After all that, I passed. Out of all my former classmates, I don't know a single one that walked out of there thinking they aced it. Not one. Everyone to the man thought they bombed, woke up in the middle of the night petrified, running questions through their heads. It's awful, but hang in there. I've heard of someone actually passing when they ran out of time before they answered their questions and STILL passed. Go figure.
  8. by   NAngel
    It is nice to know that I am not the only one to feel like I have no clue ...I took mine yesterday at 12 pm and walked out 144 questions later feeling like I was in shock....I wrote in another thread but you all seem to be feeling like I did....I will find out tomorrow!!!
  9. by   pkradk
    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.
    yeah, same here. feel like crap right now. studied hard as I could without stressing out but it did not help. colleagues of mine say it was the easiest test theyve taken right after they took it. not for me. I must guessed on half of the questions. mine stopped at 85 also. i was hoping it would go one so I can get a better chance. but what the heck, if I did so bad on the first 85, why should the computer waste any more time on me. alll those review and cds dont work. my questions only had two parts, the med and the answer, but it didnt have the diseaase process to give me a clue, was so bummed out. feel like vomiting right after the exam. that was a joke. now i gotta pray my butt of at church
  10. by   pkradk
    Quote from pkradk
    yeah, same here. feel like crap right now. studied hard as I could without stressing out but it did not help. colleagues of mine say it was the easiest test theyve taken right after they took it. not for me. I must guessed on half of the questions. mine stopped at 85 also. i was hoping it would go one so I can get a better chance. but what the heck, if I did so bad on the first 85, why should the computer waste any more time on me. alll those review and cds dont work. my questions only had two parts, the med and the answer, but it didnt have the diseaase process to give me a clue, was so bummed out. feel like vomiting right after the exam. that was a joke. now i gotta pray my butt of at church
    i dont know what im gonna do now, need a job really bad. i did so well in school, got honors and all but it didnt help me. shes a LVN and when she has a new patient, she asks me for advice about everything, procedures, meds, pt teachings, but that didnt help me in my test. her exam went all the way to 205, she always remediated during school, barely passed too, but look at what happened to me. I really think that there is luck involved in the test, meaning that you have to get the test youre good at. I kicked ass on endocrine and cardio but i didnt get a single question on either. all my questions where what a better pt teaching a therapeutic communication, and i feel that most of my question were missing certain elements. I guess im a cry baby,
  11. by   pkradk
    im really begining to question whether this is the thing for me now. i feel so discouraged. i dont think i could have studied for that exam any better. i just hope that the next one will be more suited for my specialties.
  12. by   pkradk
    ive just been sitting around all day after the exam, dont feel like doing much but sit in front of the tube watching the same replay over and over till my eyes bleed.
  13. by   SAHMU4IA
    Quote from pkradk
    i dont know what im gonna do now, need a job really bad. i did so well in school, got honors and all but it didnt help me. shes a LVN and when she has a new patient, she asks me for advice about everything, procedures, meds, pt teachings, but that didnt help me in my test. her exam went all the way to 205, she always remediated during school, barely passed too, but look at what happened to me. I really think that there is luck involved in the test, meaning that you have to get the test youre good at. I kicked ass on endocrine and cardio but i didnt get a single question on either. all my questions where what a better pt teaching a therapeutic communication, and i feel that most of my question were missing certain elements. I guess im a cry baby,
    :spinkradk:
    Settle down. I too, did very well in school and when I walked out after taking the NCLEX I did not feel at all confident. I seriously question the people who told you that it was the easiest test they had ever taken. Not one of the people I know (all quite bright) said it was easy. In fact, like me, none of them could say HOW THEY DID. After 3 weeks of waiting, I found that I passed. I know I got a lot wrong. The fact is this: It is a hard test, in which you dont have to do all that well to pass.
    Have some faith.

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