Wow that is only 4 days!! EEkkk! It really snuck up on me and I am starting to worry that I didn't study as much as I could have. I have done in the area of 3,500 review questions, and my scores have been all over the place. I have to admit that I don't take doing questions when I am studying as seriously as I do when I am actually testing...that fact right there leads me to worry a bit. I did make sure that I took the time to read and understand all the rationales, as well as reading over any content area that came up that I just didn't feel very comfortable with.
I did really well in school, I finished with one of the top GPA's. And I did really well on my ATI predictor. One would think that this would really be a confidence booster, but it made me feel like I couldn't take the need for studying for granted. This is the MOST stressed out I can ever remember feeling, I am seriously starting to make myself sick over taking this test. I thought about rescheduling, but changed my mind as it would only be prolonging the inevitable. Now I am having insomnia, GI distress, crying spells, and just a general feeling of anxiety. I am already working as a GN, and so far I LOVE my job it couldn't be more perfect for me and I don't want to lose that. I guess that only adds to my stress. To make matters even more stressful, I have to go to new grad class the day before my exam and have to work the day after (I guess that may help keep my mind off of the situation). Everyone that knows me keeps telling me I will be fine, one of my instructors from my last semester of school even told me she has no doubt that I will be one of the ones that is done with 75 Q's. But I can't help but worrying, what if I don't make it. I guess I tend to worry too much about the possibility of failure. I wish there were some magic way of just knowing when you are ready to take the NCLEX, but since there isn't I am just going to suck it up and get it done. All that said, please any words of wisdom to help me get over my freak out would be more than welcomed. Also, please send positive vibes my way and send out a prayer or 2 or 3 on my behalf (Lord knows I have been praying everyday). One last thing Good luck and best wishes to everyone else testing soon...my thoughts and prayers are with you!!!