I'm taking the NCLEX-RN (in Texas) on Jan 5. I just graduated in December. I figured I should take the test while everything's still "fresh" in my mind. I'm so nervous, I'm having a hard time sleeping this week. I've been studying Saunders through nursing school (that's what my teacher used a lot). I bought a Kaplan book after graduation, at the advice of my clinical instructor. I've done everything I think I can to prepare. I've always had a tendency to freak out on tests, so I'm trying to hold it together the best I can and keep CALM!