I just took the NCLEX - PN, my thoughts. - page 6

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   BigB
    Quote from popcorn21
    oh and one more thing you shouldnt feel down about ppl telling you how it didnt take them that long to get there results because this alot of ppl take there test around this time and its going to be slow regardless bc its christmas. I dont understand the diff between the size of the envelope i know one is thick and the other in thin..unless one is larger width wise..but anyways where are you going to be working if you do pass?
    Hi,
    Yeah, I figured the lvn board was slower this time of year. The difference in envelopes is the small white envelope means you will have a short but oh so sweet "you passed" letter. The bigger envelope (width wise) will contain a new application as well as a description of the questions of got wrong.I have always heard small envelope= good, big envelope = bad.

    I plan to work for the dept. of corrections in northern california. The hiring process is very long. I have been at it for 4.5 months . You think the lvn boards move slow LOL!!!!!!!! I have my final interview the 28th of December. People think I am crazy for working in a prison but it doesn't faze me. I am ex military and I am a big guy, hence the name big B, so I can handle my self.
    Also a lot of prisoners aren't the violent type as well, lots of drug abusers etc.

    Ideally, I will get a passing result from the boards this week with you. Then start at the prison STAT. I am currently working pm shift at a nursing home and have no disire to work there, but I may have to work there as an lvn if i can';t get on with corrections fast. I will let the nursing home know of my plan to leave though..so i don;t work as an lvn for a week or two and quit.

    whats your plans popcorn21?
  2. by   Momto2Boys
    BigB & Popcorn,

    Although I have not posted but I check this post daily to hear the good news that ya'll passed. Sending ~~~~~ positive vibes ~~~~~ ya'lls way.

    Von
  3. by   BigB
    Quote from Momto2Boys
    BigB & Popcorn,

    Although I have not posted but I check this post daily to hear the good news that ya'll passed. Sending ~~~~~ positive vibes ~~~~~ ya'lls way.

    Von
    The positive vibes and kind words are appreciated big time.
  4. by   justanotherguy
    hey guys,
    I took my nclex pn yesterday. Cut off at 85 questions and I'm pretty sure I got the last question wrong. My mind was just numb as i exited the testing center. But now that I had a chance to think through, I'm more anxious and stressed out. So now I trying to figure out if the last question was "easy" or not. I reviewed a lot of nclex books but the test questions were definitely different.
    I can relate to what BigB and popcorn are going through. The only good news is that in tx u get the results in 48 hrs. I'm trying to find courage and strength..as I wait for the result. one more day to go..
    Last edit by justanotherguy on Dec 21, '05
  5. by   Sahara311
    UGH! I graduated on the 14th and I am eagerly awaiting my ATT to arrive!!! I wish I could take the test....I have a job and all lined up, just gotta take the test.
    So the questions were weird, eh?
    I better review post mortem
  6. by   popcorn21
    hi,
    Well today is wednesday 12/21/2005 and i didnt get anything in the mail so i guess il wait til tomm..or friday..or even sat..:angryfire ..but anyways im currently working in a clinic..while waiting for my boards but once i get that which i pray to god i do ..il quit and work for the state..its also a local prison..its similar to yours..their all just drug abusers..there not real big criminals..and all you do is pass meds all day and the pay is real sweet.:hatparty: So il be looking forward to that bc now im making crapy money its like basically nothing and i hate it so much..my whole life is in the hands of this license..:angryfire ..so i better pass. Well i hope your job works out for you..and i really do hope you pass. Man this wait really sucks..and it seems like every time i go and check the mail i get so nervous and scared..even though theres nothing in there..but still im really starting to hate this now.. anyways have a great holiday and keep in touch and let me know how things go..Merry X-mas.

    Quote from BigB
    Hi,
    Yeah, I figured the lvn board was slower this time of year. The difference in envelopes is the small white envelope means you will have a short but oh so sweet "you passed" letter. The bigger envelope (width wise) will contain a new application as well as a description of the questions of got wrong.I have always heard small envelope= good, big envelope = bad.

    I plan to work for the dept. of corrections in northern california. The hiring process is very long. I have been at it for 4.5 months . You think the lvn boards move slow LOL!!!!!!!! I have my final interview the 28th of December. People think I am crazy for working in a prison but it doesn't faze me. I am ex military and I am a big guy, hence the name big B, so I can handle my self.
    Also a lot of prisoners aren't the violent type as well, lots of drug abusers etc.

    Ideally, I will get a passing result from the boards this week with you. Then start at the prison STAT. I am currently working pm shift at a nursing home and have no disire to work there, but I may have to work there as an lvn if i can';t get on with corrections fast. I will let the nursing home know of my plan to leave though..so i don;t work as an lvn for a week or two and quit.

    whats your plans popcorn21?
  7. by   BigB
    Quote from popcorn21
    hi,
    Well today is wednesday 12/21/2005 and i didnt get anything in the mail so i guess il wait til tomm..or friday..or even sat..:angryfire ..but anyways im currently working in a clinic..while waiting for my boards but once i get that which i pray to god i do ..il quit and work for the state..its also a local prison..its similar to yours..their all just drug abusers..there not real big criminals..and all you do is pass meds all day and the pay is real sweet.:hatparty: So il be looking forward to that bc now im making crapy money its like basically nothing and i hate it so much..my whole life is in the hands of this license..:angryfire ..so i better pass. Well i hope your job works out for you..and i really do hope you pass. Man this wait really sucks..and it seems like every time i go and check the mail i get so nervous and scared..even though theres nothing in there..but still im really starting to hate this now.. anyways have a great holiday and keep in touch and let me know how things go..Merry X-mas.
    I understand what you are going through 100%. We are on day 23 (for me) and day 25 (for you). This is absolutly insane. If i don't get my results by monday I am calling the state board. I know they won't give me my result over the phone, but I want to know what the hold up is. I had a bad feeling come over me after checking for my results this afternoon. I thought "what if the lvn board is purposfully not sending out failing results BEFORE the holidays."

    Another thing I can't get out of my mind is this dam rumor around my work that the nurses keep repeating. They say PASSING nclex results are recieved in about 2 weeks, failing results 4 weeks. The LVN's here swear the faster the results, the better the score. It is so annoying hearing this when we are on week 3! But they all have passed and said they got there results in 2 weeks.

    Ok, trying to think positive, but this wait has made me want to go out and get smashed at a bar (and I don't drink.) I think that would only be a temperary fix to this problem, so I won't do it...but I definitly need more outlets. I lift weights a couple nights a week and that really helps.

    Popcorn21 , what part of california are you from? I am from the sacramento area.

    merry christmas and good luck on getting the results asap.
    Last edit by BigB on Dec 22, '05
  8. by   agoembel
    TO BigB and Popcorn 21, I have been reading all 8 pages worth of the comments. I really want to know if you passed. I just graduated on Dec 17, 2005. I am trying to take my boards within the next month. I am so nervous. Good luck and let everyone know the results!!! Congradulation to all the new graduates. AG
  9. by   BigB
    Quote from agoembel
    TO BigB and Popcorn 21, I have been reading all 8 pages worth of the comments. I really want to know if you passed. I just graduated on Dec 17, 2005. I am trying to take my boards within the next month. I am so nervous. Good luck and let everyone know the results!!! Congradulation to all the new graduates. AG
    Thanks for the support. As of now (day 24 of waiting) I still haven't recieved my results. I am gonna call the lvn board Monday if I haven't heard anything. This is such a weird, trying experience. Over the last 24 days I have gone from being 100% sure I passed, to 100% sure I failed the NCLEX multiple times. I have also had periods of inbetween the two extremes where I had no clue if I passed or failed it. That is where I have been lately , but as of today I am 100% positive I failed the NCLEX. I say this because of the delay, and because my co-worker LVN's all said they got there passing results in 2 weeks, and everyone they know that failed got there results after 3-4 weeks. I can't argue with them, it is just devestating to hear this.

    I have started studying for my next nclex which is strange becuase I haven't got my first result, but since I feel I will be taking it again, I might as well start studying now.
    Last edit by BigB on Dec 23, '05
  10. by   IdahoGirl
    I think every nurse I have talked to said they felt sick after taking the boards, and they were sure they had failed, myself included. It is that fealing of the unknown that does it to you. Indeed we had passed, all that stress for nothing. Just another chapter of my life. Soon I will take the RN boards this spring, and here we go again.
  11. by   TheCommuter
    To BigB and Popcorn:

    Did you all know that the California B.O.N. is currently in the process of moving this month? Yep. It is taking so long to process everyone's test results because they're vacating from their old building and moving to a new building. Also, it is the holiday season...

    Now you have a legitimate reason for being help up.
  12. by   BigB
    Quote from TheCommuter
    To BigB and Popcorn:

    Did you all know that the California B.O.N. is currently in the process of moving this month? Yep. It is taking so long to process everyone's test results because they're vacating from their old building and moving to a new building. Also, it is the holiday season...

    Now you have a legitimate reason for being help up.
    I did not know about the move. It does make me feel a little better about this long wait. How did you hear they were moving?
  13. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from BigB
    I did not know about the move. It does make me feel a little better about this long wait. How did you hear they were moving?
    I was recently reading a thread in the NCLEX forum. That's how I found this information out.

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