...for the WAITING, that is. I remember thinking, there's no way I'm going to pay for quick results when I can see results for free on my BON's website (Ohio) within a few days. That was before
I took the NCLEX-PN this past Friday.
When taking the test, I felt like I was doing fairly OK until the last 15 questions or so...then.... I don't know what happened... I felt like I was losing concentration big time.. besides that, I got hit with a LOT of questions on drugs I had never heard of, REALLY HARD prioritizing questions, and killer check alll that apply's. My answers to those last 15 or so agoinizing questions were literally wild guesses---I couldn't even narrow it down to 2 answers!! I would just pick the answer that sounded best, click it quickly and move on before I changed my mind! My brain felt so mushy when I left...
Of course that was just the beginning. I checked the BON website a million times with no luck. Then I did an allnurses.com search for Ohio results and found a thread that really made me worry. People from Ohio were saying they saw licensure status posted in as little as 24 hours!! WHY, oh why did I decide to test on a Friday?? So after seeing no results on Sat. or Sunday, I decided to wait till this morning (Monday) and try one more time. No luck. The Pearson page was just taunting me, saying results were available for a 7.95 fee. I couldn't take it anymore!! Now it seems such a small price to pay to see that lovely word, PASS!!!!
The instant I saw it, I said to myself, "of course you passed, you dummy!!"
It really is amazing the stress we put ourselves through, isn't it?