post NCLEX anxiety

  1. [font="century gothic"]do any of you who already took the nclex-pn feel as though your nursing school did not prepare you for the material that was on the test? wow, that was truly tough!! i am a member of the national scholars honor society had a 4.0 for 2 out of the 3 semesters of nursing school, but dang, that nclex put all that to shame. i'll keep praying that god' will be with me and i will pass...

    Last edit by Hope1978 on Aug 23, '06
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  3. by   IP Nurse
    Quote from Hope1978
    Do any of you who already took the NCLEX-PN feel as though your nursing school did not prepare you for the material that was on the test? Wow, that was truly tough!!
    I think that's a common feeling, I mentioned in my other post that am so numb from taking the test (I took mine last August 21) that I do not know how and what to feel anymore. I guessed almost all the questions and I know that I truly failed the exam. I think no amount of preparation and schooling will make you feel that you passed the test. Do not worry, you're not alone. The waiting game is the worst, it's like you are in the middle of two worlds, you don't know what to do.
  4. by   mcruzie
    Hi Hope1978, I can feel your pain, I took the test for PN too yesterday, and I felt useless after the test. It's such an awful feeling. I'm crossing my fingers here and praying everyday. I'm in CA so the pain is prolonged here before you get the results. Meanwhile, I'll pig out on junk food. Hopefully, we passed the test. Tick, toc, tic, toc.................
  5. by   RN-Diane
    I felt the same after mine. I had told my soon to be husband that if I had the minimum # of questions that I probably failed. I thought I would have to spend my wedding week and honeymoon pouting and worrying. (I took the test 6 days before I got married.) A friend told me that if I thought it was hard, maybe I had been answering the questions right. You know how if you get the question right, you get a harder one next. Makes a little sense. I have not heard anyone who has come away from the test feeling chipper. I am sure you both did great!!!!!!!!!! Good luck in you r future nursing jobs.
  6. by   RN-Diane
    I felt the same after mine. I had told my soon to be husband that if I had the minimum # of questions that I probably failed. I thought I would have to spend my wedding week and honeymoon pouting and worrying. (I took the test 6 days before I got married.) A friend told me that if I thought it was hard, maybe I had been answering the questions right. You know how if you get the question right, you get a harder one next. Makes a little sense. I have not heard anyone who has come away from the test feeling chipper. I am sure you both did great!!!!!!!!!! Good luck in you r future nursing jobs.
  7. by   luv2shop19mall
    Quote from RN-Diane
    I felt the same after mine. I had told my soon to be husband that if I had the minimum # of questions that I probably failed. I thought I would have to spend my wedding week and honeymoon pouting and worrying. (I took the test 6 days before I got married.) A friend told me that if I thought it was hard, maybe I had been answering the questions right. You know how if you get the question right, you get a harder one next. Makes a little sense. I have not heard anyone who has come away from the test feeling chipper. I am sure you both did great!!!!!!!!!! Good luck in you r future nursing jobs.
    oh i feel the same way as everyone else thats why i joined this forum.. i failed it more than 3xs.. really sux.. i just dont feel well these past days.. too much anxiety. i dont know what to do. i
  8. by   RN-Diane
    Before I took mine, I used two really helpful tools to get ready. I had the Saunder's NCLEX review. You can find it at hasting's or Books a Million. It has a CD that breaks down into sections. When you anser a question, it gives you a detailed rationale. I also used a book called Frye's 3000 nursing bullets. I had read it once during school, but in the few days before my test, I went through the index and looked up topics I new nothing about, especially medications. There is also a HESI/NCLEX book that breaks into sections and give test taking hints. I read my test taking strategies the morning of the test whil having breakfast. I am lucky enough to be a good tester, some people aren't. My hubby had a 3.98 GPA when he applied to pharm school, but could not get the minimum score on the PCAT at first. Hope that this helps somebody!!
  9. by   RNKay31
    Wishing you all the best.
  10. by   here2help
    I felt like crap after my test! I guess it did not help I had to answer 205 questions! I passed though! Keep your head up!
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    This is a couple of years old

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