Recent NCLEX test takers - page 4

I loved the triage questions. this is how I tackled them. First use your ABC's whose airway breathing or circulation is compromised? They are who you assess first. If no one is in that advance... Read More

  1. by   skipididaps
    hi everyone, Im from California and I took the exam last april 15 and still waiting for the result, Im terrified because I answered the maximum number of questions, and Im really nervous right now...its been 3 days and I still cant find my name on the website, please help me...thank you
  2. by   clueless22
    Took the NCLEX exam last April 14. Quite anxious before the exam since I was more than 20 mintues late due to heavy traffic thanks to an upcoming tropical depression. Anyways, stopped at 75 with more than 10 SATA, 1 fill in the blank med computation, 1 fill in the blank conversion and the rest are either prioritization or delegation. I hope I pass! Well, 3 more weeks to go...
  3. by   1jazzynurse
    Hi. Just found out i passed nclex. My computer shut off at 75 questions. I had a lot of select all that apply and priority questions also. And i really really hate those select all that apply ones but i guess i handled them pretty well.
  4. by   avalere2474
    hi,
    i need all the prayers i can get , tomorrow i am taking the nclex pn , i am so nervous, please pray for me. i was suppose to take it on apr3 i changed the date . i am anxious already.:typing
  5. by   avalere2474
    congratulations i am taking my nclex pn tomorrow 4/22 took it one and i failed, i want to tpass this time pray for me.
  6. by   missmykids
    I will pray for you.... dont study today, just relax and have a good night sleep.....Tomorrow, breathe and ask the Lords guidance.
    God bless you more.
  7. by   kitnaw
    Quote from avalere2474
    congratulations i am taking my nclex pn tomorrow 4/22 took it one and i failed, i want to tpass this time pray for me.
    we're in the same boat..I will pray for you too
  8. by   monikee31
    Quote from avalere2474
    hi,
    i need all the prayers i can get , tomorrow i am taking the nclex pn , i am so nervous, please pray for me. i was suppose to take it on apr3 i changed the date . i am anxious already.:typing
    GOOD LUCK ALVALERE2474!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE GONNA DO GREAT, AND YOU WILL PASS!!!!!!!!!!
  9. by   alik
    Hi,
    You Guys can not believe what happen during my exam, my computer was broke down and it took them 20 minute to repair my computer and than I ran out from time . I finished around 216-Q and yesterday I found out that I passed. All the stress in down.

    Thanks
  10. by   alik
    Do not worry about, you will be all right, do not study tonight, just relax and keep in mind that you will pass, do not put any negative feeling in your mind.

    Good Luck.
    Quote from monikee31
    GOOD LUCK ALVALERE2474!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE GONNA DO GREAT, AND YOU WILL PASS!!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   starlitex1280
    mood: depressed

    Found out my results at 9 this morning. I saw the F-word and I thought I saw it coming. I'm both depressed and determined at the same time. It's hard to explain. I knew I had a feeling that I didn't pass. I didn't do my fair share of questions. I didn't study at least 1000 questions. I did like a couple hundred questions. To tell you the truth, I didn't know where to study so I studied parts of everything. I have like 5 NCLEX review books from Saunders to Mosby. I have 2 sets of NCLEX review cards by Springhouse (together about 500 questions that I didn't answer all the questions). I registered for the 3-week online subscription at the NCSBN website. On my computer, I installed 3 sets of cds: over 3000 questions from Saunders & Mosby, and the NCLEX 3500. I borrowed the 07-08' Kaplan Strategy book at the library and utilized that. I barely studied the ReadytoPass manual from the review class that I took. I even had all my ATI books and CD's from my school to study.

    So, as you can see my brain was scattered. I took the test April 21 and have to wait until June to re-take the exam. I have until September to take the exam over again. It's sad. So much time and money wasted. All because I had no strategy. Nobody told me that there was a strategy because from reading the questions on the NCLEX, there are ways to answer therapeutic communication, priority, delegation, SATA, medication side effects, peds, and ob questions. I know there is a strategy and the questions seemed easy. It's just that it's hard to pick the best answer because either you're decided between 2 questions or just stumped because you never heard of some medications before. I hate critical thinking. I know it's not about memorization but there are some things that they do ask like infection control, priority, assessment, implementation, therapeutic communication, and medication questions.

    I know there is a strategy. There was even 2 questions that I saw from practicing the questions on my review cards and cd's. I know that I'm not stupid. I know that it's my fault that I should've studied more consistently, but I didn't know where to focus on. I also think it's also about how to answer the questions. There is a strategy, I just know it. I know I'm not good at the ATI but I gave it a shot. Is that all that matters? It's so discouraging because by reading the answers on the NCLEX two days ago, those questions were familiar to me but I guess my nerves got the best of me. I mostly made educated guesses past 85 questions and then at question 190, I began to doubt myself.

    Why does it seem like life or death on this exam? Too much pressure, too much time and too much ******* money. Why? Does this mean that it wasn't meant to be that I should receive my license in April of 2008?

    I told one of my classmates just now that I didn't pass the exam. She advised me not to let my classmates know about it and tell them that I didn't take the exam yet because people are gonna talk. I told her that it doesn't matter what other people say or think. The opinions of others don't matter. It's what I think that is most important.

    I don't even know how to motivate myself again. I don't want to set myself up for failure again. I'm thankful that my parents are supportive of me taking the test one more time. It's just that I don't understand the way the system is set up so that some people are designed to fail. Well, maybe I do understand but it's hard for me to see it right now because I did fail the exam.

    As much as I hate taking standardized tests, I know I have to. 90% is determined to do better and pass. The other 10% is like give it up already, you're not meant to be. As much as I'm trying to brush that 10% off, it seems to still linger.

    I always envisioned myself to be a nurse . I just see it...wearing my uniform, helping others, and making a positive contribution to society. I always seem to go hard on myself when I don't pass something. I just don't know where to begin now. I have no job. I was depending on this exam to at least start working and begin my career as a nurse. I'm still stuck at home and I want to begin doing things independently for myself. But, there's so much build-up around this test. It's is like Life or Death.

    The fate of my nursing career lies in the hands of the NCLEX. It's like a barrier for me to continue all the things I want to do.

    I still am determined, but I do need some support as to where to focus more on the test.

    ~Hopeful
  12. by   1jazzynurse
    starlite, i'm sorry to hear about your bad news. don't beat yourself up over thinking you should have done a million more questions. i'm going to tell you what my charge nurse told me when she saw me trying to study at work: You already know the information, now just think about what the question is asking. i know this is easier said than done. I had a practice cd with 300 questions that i didnt do and the 3 week course with ncbsn which i didn't complete. i'm not telling you not to study, but focus more on how to answer those questions. i would do the ncbsn website again and maybe only 1 review book, so that you arent scattered everywhere. focus on how to answer those select all that apply and delegation questions. they were the bulk of my test. good luck with it, don't give up.
  13. by   starlitex1280
    Dear 1jazzynurse,

    starlite, i'm sorry to hear about your bad news. don't beat yourself up over thinking you should have done a million more questions. i'm going to tell you what my charge nurse told me when she saw me trying to study at work: You already know the information, now just think about what the question is asking. i know this is easier said than done. I had a practice cd with 300 questions that i didnt do and the 3 week course with ncbsn which i didn't complete. i'm not telling you not to study, but focus more on how to answer those questions. i would do the ncbsn website again and maybe only 1 review book, so that you arent scattered everywhere. focus on how to answer those select all that apply and delegation questions. they were the bulk of my test. good luck with it, don't give up.

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    Thanks for your words of encouragement. I got my ATT again and will wait for my performance report on my areas of weakness to improve on. You are right. I need to know how to answer the questions more diligently. I plan to study more consistenly and pray. I have hope for the second time around, thanks!:wink2:

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