Hi everyone. I just wanted to share my NCLEX experience with you all. I was given this website a few weeks ago by one of my friends and I have been reading a lot of the threads, some comments encouraged me and some discouraged me but I was waiting to take my NCLEX and see how I do and then write my experience. So I graduated May 2011 and my NCLEX exam was scheduled for July 25th (yesterday). I have been studying really hard for about a month. I did all the Kaplan qbanks and qtrainers (didn't do too well, was always in the high 50's-low 60's) and when I still had a week left till exam but no more kaplan questions, i ordered NCLEX 4000. So those are the 2 sources I used to study. And i didn't study much content. The way I study is by doing practice questions and for reference I looked up my notes from school (because i just understand more by looking at my own notes). As the weeks went by and my exam date got closer, i started feeling so extremely nervous. Especially, last week (week before my exam) i would basically cry every night, because just the thought of that very day would scare me. Then I went to church on Sunday ( my exam was the next day, Monday) and everyone prayed for me and I just felt a lot more confident. So I woke up on Monday at 5:30am, i prayed, got ready and right when i was about to leave, my dad came to me and he had the biggest cheese on his face, he hugged me and said "don't worry, i have a feeling that u will be finished with the test quick and you will pass" -thank you daddy, i really needed that boost. After that, to my surprise, I wasn't feeling nervous at all. I started my exam at 8am and the computer screen went off at 9:30am, i took 90 questions. I felt kinda good leaving the exam because I remembered the level of questions (knowledge, comprehension, analysis, application) and throughout the exam i just kept that in mind. The first few questions were knowledge questions and then around question # 50, i started seeing priority questions (who do u access first..) and i knew those were application questions so i felt kinda good knowing that i was doing okay because i had reached the application level. I came home and the first thing i did was go on the pearson vue website and try the trick and i got the GOOD POP UP!!!!
I literally started crying!! i couldn't believe it. But i am waiting until tomorrow to see my actual results and then i will be able to breathe and know its for real!!!
So i had about 10 Select All, 1 med-math, 2 exhibits, 1 'put in order' and a ton of priority questions. Actually, it wasn't as hard as I imagined it to be. I thought Kaplan was harder, but i'm glad it was because i thought that prepared me alot. The knowledge level questions were not so bad, it only got hard towards to middle-end (priority questions) when all the choices started making sense.
I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the threads, the mnemonics , the tricks, the words of encouragement! Especially thank you for that study-guide, i just read that like 2 days before my exam, and i felt that was so helpful.
I will keep u guys posted about what happens tomorrow but I have a hope and a good feeling that God is with me!