So I took the test today 8/21/13

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    I finally took the Nclex for the first time today. I had been putting it off for a while.

    Frankly I was in a daze from the moment I arrived to the testing center. I did everything they tell you not to do. I stayed up for most of the night studying (bad, right?). I just couldn't sleep, I was so nervous. I didn't even eat breakfast either, because I was feeling nauseous. And boy did I regret that because my stomach kept growling loudly in the testing center.

    For some reason, every question seemed beyond my scope. "Why am I spending 6 minutes on a question about basic hygiene?" I had to close my eyes and take a few deep breaths at the screen. It's like the NCLEX people knew I wasn't very familiar with meds, so they kept giving me med after med. In hindsight, I wish I would have made an effort to understand the meds a little more, rather than just learning a few of their names, what they treat and some adverse effects. I mean, why couldn't they have just given me a bunch of questions about Lasix, Dig, and insulin? I know those meds.

    I felt dumb and unprepared. I almost wanted to get up out of my seat and walk right out of there. When I approached 70 questions, I kept praying that the test would continue on to 200 because I was pretty sure I was getting more wrong than right. Then as I hit the answer to 76, screen turned blue and I was done.

    I walked out feeling like a dunce. I messaged my friends and family and told them that I had most likely flunked. They were all supportive. I then drove home and played with my two dogs, and debated doing the Pearson trick. Maybe I was holding on to a little hope... So, I've checked the site four times today I keep getting the same message, "our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam."

    What the heck? Am I one of the few exceptions? It can't be right... I didn't even recognize a number of those drugs they questioned me on today! I was out of there so quickly and I'm usually the last person out of every other test. This has to be a fluke.

    On another note, thanks to everyone on the forums for the advice and suggestions. I've never posted, but I check this site from time to time. A lot of what you've recommended is exactly what I saw I on the test... I just wish I would have spent more time going through it, rather than just reading it once and saying, "yeah, I'll remember that... what's next??"

    I guess I'll see in two days.
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    I'm playing the waiting game too. Took the test yesterday and it cut off at 75. I felt like bawling my eyes out as soon as I got out of the testing center! I worked as an LPN over the last year so I'm really grateful for the experience because I was familiar with every med I got. But those questions...whoa. Lol.

    Edit: My license number just appeared Waiting game=over !
    Last edit by KimberlyRN89 on Aug 21, '13
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    Quote from quixmix
    I finally took the Nclex for the first time today. I had been putting it off for a while.

    Frankly I was in a daze from the moment I arrived to the testing center. I did everything they tell you not to do. I stayed up for most of the night studying (bad, right?). I just couldn't sleep, I was so nervous. I didn't even eat breakfast either, because I was feeling nauseous. And boy did I regret that because my stomach kept growling loudly in the testing center.

    For some reason, every question seemed beyond my scope. "Why am I spending 6 minutes on a question about basic hygiene?" I had to close my eyes and take a few deep breaths at the screen. It's like the NCLEX people knew I wasn't very familiar with meds, so they kept giving me med after med. In hindsight, I wish I would have made an effort to understand the meds a little more, rather than just learning a few of their names, what they treat and some adverse effects. I mean, why couldn't they have just given me a bunch of questions about Lasix, Dig, and insulin? I know those meds.

    I felt dumb and unprepared. I almost wanted to get up out of my seat and walk right out of there. When I approached 70 questions, I kept praying that the test would continue on to 200 because I was pretty sure I was getting more wrong than right. Then as I hit the answer to 76, screen turned blue and I was done.

    I walked out feeling like a dunce. I messaged my friends and family and told them that I had most likely flunked. They were all supportive. I then drove home and played with my two dogs, and debated doing the Pearson trick. Maybe I was holding on to a little hope... So, I've checked the site four times today I keep getting the same message, "our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam."

    What the heck? Am I one of the few exceptions? It can't be right... I didn't even recognize a number of those drugs they questioned me on today! I was out of there so quickly and I'm usually the last person out of every other test. This has to be a fluke.

    On another note, thanks to everyone on the forums for the advice and suggestions. I've never posted, but I check this site from time to time. A lot of what you've recommended is exactly what I saw I on the test... I just wish I would have spent more time going through it, rather than just reading it once and saying, "yeah, I'll remember that... what's next??"

    I guess I'll see in two days.
    Hi it's funny u seemed to get quite a few bc a lot of people on here were saying that they didn't get to many and not to spend time on meds. There are SO many meds tho!!!! I'm taking my test in less than a week and its meds that are my worst nightmare any suggestions on around what classes or nething to study? I hope u passed!!! Sounds like u did!!!
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    I took the NCLEX pn on 8/9/2013, I tried to do the trick as well but it just keeps telling me that It shows I recently scheduled my exam. I've tried everything except actually paying the 9.95 by phone since our exam does not accommodate the unofficial scores, it times me out at 100 questions exactly, I wasn't sure whether to cry or jump for joy, its strange to say that Im soo dang nervous that Im calm hahaha!
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    Quote from msball69
    I took the NCLEX pn on 8/9/2013, I tried to do the trick as well but it just keeps telling me that It shows I recently scheduled my exam. I've tried everything except actually paying the 9.95 by phone since our exam does not accommodate the unofficial scores, it times me out at 100 questions exactly, I wasn't sure whether to cry or jump for joy, its strange to say that Im soo dang nervous that Im calm hahaha!
    thats the good pop up, which means you passed.
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    Quote from Nurse2bKimberly
    I'm playing the waiting game too. Took the test yesterday and it cut off at 75. I felt like bawling my eyes out as soon as I got out of the testing center! I worked as an LPN over the last year so I'm really grateful for the experience because I was familiar with every med I got. But those questions...whoa. Lol.

    Edit: My license number just appeared Waiting game=over !
    Congratulations ! Aren't you glad this nightmare is over?
    Last edit by quixmix on Aug 21, '13 : Reason: adding quote
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    Quote from DollFace24
    Hi it's funny u seemed to get quite a few bc a lot of people on here were saying that they didn't get to many and not to spend time on meds. There are SO many meds tho!!!! I'm taking my test in less than a week and its meds that are my worst nightmare any suggestions on around what classes or nething to study? I hope u passed!!! Sounds like u did!!!
    Do you have the Hurst program? I wish I would have made some decent note cards on those meds, but I just highlighted some stuff and didn't bother memorizing much of it. I can send you a list of them if you don't have them.
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    Quote from quixmix

    Congratulations ! Aren't you glad this nightmare is over?
    Thanks! Heck yeah I am lol but it feels surreal !
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    congratulations......i wrote on 08/12/13 &i took 78 qstns,but i failed in my 2nd time.....all the best as an RN.
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    Congratulations! I wish you the best of luck in your new career! If you would be so kind, can you tell me what your study plan consisted of?


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