January 2008 NCLEX support thread - page 16

To NCLEX takers both PN and RN who are taking exam in January, this is a support thread for you all to post and keep each other company through rough and smooth times. Good luck in your study and... Read More

  1. by   Calzonan RN
    Thanks, that's what I'm hoping for. It just seems that during studying they make it seem like you really have to know meds. I was taking the Saunders pharm practice on CD and there was something like 702 pharm questions!! How can a person possibly memorize all of those? I've got a good understanding of how the body works, so hopefully I'll be able to think my way through any drugs I'm not sure about. Hopefully the NCLEX gods will smile on me and not give me any hard pharm questions
    I just want to get this over with....
  2. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Calzonan
    Thanks, that's what I'm hoping for. It just seems that during studying they make it seem like you really have to know meds. I was taking the Saunders pharm practice on CD and there was something like 702 pharm questions!! How can a person possibly memorize all of those? I've got a good understanding of how the body works, so hopefully I'll be able to think my way through any drugs I'm not sure about. Hopefully the NCLEX gods will smile on me and not give me any hard pharm questions
    I just want to get this over with....

    I'm in your same shoes. I take NCLEX tomorrow as well and pharm is not one of my strong points. I went through about 130 of those questions on the Saunders cd and they were throwing out sooo many meds I had never heard of that it became discouraging more than anything else. I'll keep you in my prayers as I sit down at my screen at 0800 tomorrow. We can do it!!!!!! God brought us to it and he will bring us through it!
  3. by   Calzonan RN
    I'm taking it at 8AM as well, but AZ time, so you'll be in there ahead of me. I'll send a little prayer your way as I sit down to my test.
    I almost wish I could just test today and get it over with!! I think I"m ready, or as ready as you can ever be. My school has a 98% pass rate, so I keep telling myself there's no way that I'm going to be in the 2%. That sort of calms me down when I think of it that way.
    Happy studying...
    Keli
  4. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Calzonan
    I'm taking it at 8AM as well, but AZ time, so you'll be in there ahead of me. I'll send a little prayer your way as I sit down to my test.
    I almost wish I could just test today and get it over with!! I think I"m ready, or as ready as you can ever be. My school has a 98% pass rate, so I keep telling myself there's no way that I'm going to be in the 2%. That sort of calms me down when I think of it that way.
    Happy studying...
    Keli

    LOL I know what you mean about the high pass rate! My school is in those numbers as well....big shoes to fill! Thank you for the prayer! I really wish I could test today also! I won't find out until Monday if I passed or not which is the first day of my Internship.

    All the best to you!!!!!!
  5. by   cash
    thanks everyone for your prayers but I did not pass. I got the results about an hour ago. I am so frustrated that I really don't know what to do. My faith is strong in the Lord but this starting to be a real challenge for me. My school had a high pass rate as well and as far as I know me and one more person is the only two who have not passed. I guess I will take a break and just focus on myself for a while because I feel like I am having a nervous break down. I am tired of seeing my results FAIL. I will prayer for all who have to take the test and those who are waiting on theirs. Please keep me on your prayer list.
  6. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from cash
    thanks everyone for your prayers but I did not pass. I got the results about an hour ago. I am so frustrated that I really don't know what to do. My faith is strong in the Lord but this starting to be a real challenge for me. My school had a high pass rate as well and as far as I know me and one more person is the only two who have not passed. I guess I will take a break and just focus on myself for a while because I feel like I am having a nervous break down. I am tired of seeing my results FAIL. I will prayer for all who have to take the test and those who are waiting on theirs. Please keep me on your prayer list.
    Sorry to hear this Cash. Take a break and why not look at Suzanne's plan?
  7. by   kitnaw
    Cash,
    sorry to hear that..i completely understand how you feel right now and i've been there twice, but right now i'm much more determined to do it again so last monday i started to continue studying again.. i am currently doing Suzanne's 1st tip following it exactly the way it should be, no more no less, no other review materials..

    just get some break, get a rest for a while, re-group, recuperate and replenish yourself and take it one more time..you can do it..we can do it.. we are strong believer!
  8. by   pugmama
    Took the test this AM. The CD I made for the ride there definitely helped lessen the anxiety. I also brought my iPod and had to pull it out in the waiting room at the test center--the anxiety level in the room was HUGE--full of at least 10 nurses-to-be plus other test takers. Well, guess what, that level of anxiety is NOT helpful. So, I transported myself to la-la land until my # was called.

    75 questions--2 math, 4-6 SATA, lots of prioritzation, and random questions. I feel like I knew a lot of the answers, and on other questions, I used my test-taking skills.

    2 days until I find my results posted on the BON website.
  9. by   igmirnor
    Sorry to hear that Cash.... no test is worth having a nervous breakdown over.. just give yourself some time to pull yourself together and Trust in the Lord... He does have a purpose for each of us and in his Time he will surely make all things beautiful..praying for you...
    Quote from cash
    thanks everyone for your prayers but I did not pass. I got the results about an hour ago. I am so frustrated that I really don't know what to do. My faith is strong in the Lord but this starting to be a real challenge for me. My school had a high pass rate as well and as far as I know me and one more person is the only two who have not passed. I guess I will take a break and just focus on myself for a while because I feel like I am having a nervous break down. I am tired of seeing my results FAIL. I will prayer for all who have to take the test and those who are waiting on theirs. Please keep me on your prayer list.
  10. by   nurseinmo
    Took NCLEX-RN today, and for all those people who told me that the LPN test was harder....you lied! I had the min questions for the PN test 4 years ago and passed, left the test feeling ok; this time I had close to 160 q and felt like there were a LOT of things I didn't know. This wait is going to kill me it feels like...
  11. by   Reno1978
    Quote from pugmama
    Took the test this AM. The CD I made for the ride there definitely helped lessen the anxiety. I also brought my iPod and had to pull it out in the waiting room at the test center--the anxiety level in the room was HUGE--full of at least 10 nurses-to-be plus other test takers. Well, guess what, that level of anxiety is NOT helpful. So, I transported myself to la-la land until my # was called.

    75 questions--2 math, 4-6 SATA, lots of prioritzation, and random questions. I feel like I knew a lot of the answers, and on other questions, I used my test-taking skills.

    2 days until I find my results posted on the BON website.
    Go pugmama! I have my fingers crossed for you!
  12. by   need2pass
    I took the NCLEX RN 01/10/2008 I used the full six hours and the computer shut off I completed 215 questions. Has anyone ever passed who ran out of time?
    Please Help if you can!
  13. by   pugmama
    Quote from lpn181
    Took NCLEX-RN today, and for all those people who told me that the LPN test was harder....you lied! ...
    I heard a rumor about that months ago, and chose not to believe the rumor-monger. I'm glad I did, because you are right. I took the LPN exam so I could work during the summer before my last quarter of nursing school. It was easy as pie for me. The RN was a doozy. I still think I did okay, but it was hard.

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