Hi everyone!! I'm a 1x poster and a longtime lurker. I have found so much solace in this website in reading and now, I am looking for the same in posting. All of you nurses, future nurses etc....are inspirations and calming to me. Its sucha beautiful feeling to feel like you are not alone. I have been through so much in my nursing Journey, from starting nursing school twice when I had to switch schools and the school refused to take credits, going through a complete divorce and changing my life all in the process. I swallowed a hard pill when I watched my classmates I had started with, graduate before me and then hit the RN year mark. I found out who my closest friends were and realized I had few, but was so grateful to have them. I graduated with honors, spoke at my graduation with my beautiful family in the audience and my true love rooting for me through the whole thing. It was such a milestone....we moved to Florida on wimb and 3 weeks ago I got my ATT and now, here I am with my testing date Nov 28th, 8 am.
From the moment I got my ATT, I have been drowning myself in 200+ questions a day. Using Saunders, Prep-U, the NCSBN 3 week course, and Kaplans QTrainers. In 3 weeks I have seen nearly 3 thousand questions, more counting retakes and including everything before my ATT. I never thought I would be here and am frightened to death that I won't pass. I know, negativity goes along way, and so I maintain a positive attitude to the best of my abilities. I have had difficulty in pulling myself away from the books to even eat.
I took Kaplan QT 7 today, and I shocked myself with a 75%. I've always been a smart girl. The kind who can study, but doesnt need to and now I feel like I am facing my biggest of obstacles....I know crazy right? Nursing School was a beast. We know this.
Now I ask the typical questions, as for the support of my fellow peers and wonder, am I truly ready? I am at a point where studying is just draining...I'm driving myself crazy and I am soooo ready to have my life back...I can't even look at a person without priortizing what I would do to them lol.
My Last Exam score in Saunders was 85%, my diagnostic was 75.
I am in levels 8 in the majority of my Prep U.
My scores for the NCSBN questionbank range from 66-78% first try. (90-100% 2nd try)
Kaplan Q1-64%, Q2-69%, Q3-67%, Q4-67%, Q6-75%
They say the day before should be study free.....oy vey, we'll see how THAT works.
All of you are amazing....thank you for all that you have done for me. Here's to hoping to only 75 questions and a good PVT pop up. <3