So I took the nclex today. A little background on myself, I went to school at an adn program in Texas and I was an ok student. I made some a's a lot b's and some c's. I graduated in may and I got a graduate nurse position at a large hospital in the dfw area a month after I graduated. So I had a lot riding on this test and I was stressed like all of you here. I took Kaplan's class and used the q trainers and qbanks as my primary study aide. I studied for about 3 weeks doing 50 to 100 questions daily and reviewed the rationales. I didn't go over much content, and I averaged in the high 50's to low 60's on the qbanks and qtrainers. So after worrying for 3 weeks, today came and I took nclex. It was funny cause I wasnt really anxious or nervous this morning I went in and took the test and got 75 question with maybe 10 sata and that was it. I was over in about an hour and it was one of the most anti climatic experiences in my life. After basically 2 years of this test looming over me it was all over. I left feeling clueless, if you told me I missed every question I would believe you. Right after it was over I couldnt tell if it was hard, easy, or if I passed or failed. All of the time I spent studying felt like wasted time. The questions on the exam things I've never even heard of before and when there was a topic I knew the answers were things I wouldn't have ever thought of. Frankly I felt cheated. How can this possibly be a test of minimum competency, when the questions were no.........unique? I don't even know how to phrase it. There was a topic on here about how the test was a joke. I agree!Oh yeah I did the pvt trick and I got the good pop up much to my amazement. So it looks as if I may have passed. It the trick works which it see,s as if it does seeing from this site, I can only thank the hand of god for letting me pass cause I had no clue what I was doing on that test.I know that was long but I had to vent. I wish everyone well in there studies and nclex.
Jul 10, '12
i truly truly lucked out on my nclex. it seemed to cover 3 basic things.
delegation of responsibility
i felt like i failed and passed having only been provided the minimum # of questions.
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