Hi! I am so glad to tell my story and to ease a bit of my anxiety for the BIG
I feel so nervous that I want to vomit all my intestine out! lol
I am an international BSN graduate of 2010, took the exam there and with GOD's grace I passed after I graduated. I was so happy then but never had a chance to practice it.(due for some reasons) Anyways, 2 years passed and my husband's petition for us got approved by the US Embassy. I am so grateful. I studied as a CNA (they said it was a stepping stone for me to be absorbed from the facility after I passed my NCLEX RN) passed the demo and exam. I am working as a CNA for 10 months now for night shift.
3 years had passed since I graduated, and I had a very BIG DOUBT
of myself. I am an average person if you would rank our class from college.
I studied over for 3 months since December 2012. I finished:
1. SAUNDERS COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW 5TH EDITION
--done within a matter of month. Which is very overwhelming. I felt like I started my whole nursing career. A very good book for refreshing your mind. (1,032 questions)
2. EXAM CRAM Practice QUestion for NCLEX RN
--free book online. So grateful to have this. I also have the book with comprehensive review and 500 questions on it.
3. KAPLAN STRATEGIES, PRACTICE, AND REVIEW 2011-1012
--good book for strategies. Hard questions indeed. (265 Questions)
4. KAPLAN QUESTION TRAINERS 1-6
--- all free at the website. Never took the QT7 I felt so dumb(coz im getting low scores!) I cant even apply the things I learned from the book. The author really challenged my mind! lol and to prevent my self from getting depressed even more never did QT7.
My scores: QT1:56, QT2:56, QT3:55, QT4:54, QT5:55, QT6:57
5. PRIORITIZATION, DELEGATION, AND ASSIGNMENT by La Charity
--very good book for prioritization though honestly i didn't understand some of the rationales.
6.SAUNDERS APPLICATION for Iphone
- (1000 questions maybe.) Nice questions which I can really get high scores. (from an ipod touch that i jailbreak so its free!)
7. NCSBN Review Course Online-
- plenty hard questions. You just need to be patient coz its too direct and some dont have rationales enough for you to understand why it is in the choices.
Posted on my Bedroom Wall: Laboratory Values, the ECG strip, the precaution Mnemonics, OB Mnemonics, IV and Medication calculation(coz Math doesn't like me!), Some Pharma and Antidotes for a Medicine, and some Topics I got confused to like Graves ds, Myxedema, Parkinsons, Cushings, Addison, etc.
I watched mass every Sunday online(coz of my work sched) and made a vow to GOD
to do somethings and NOT to do while I am on my review. Prayed to GOD
as much as I can.. Thanking HIM
of every single thing I would be very thankful of.
And finally did it all.
But I still feel unprepared. I don't know if the anxiety is too much that it makes me depressed right now. I am Palpitating.
BUt In HIS grace all things are POSSIBLE
If I pass that would be a very very thankful to HIM
who gave me everything and if I fail I know HE
has plans for me. So I leave it all to HIS
Ill be spending the day with my husband and child and go shopping! YAY!
Thank YOu for taking time to read my post! I hope all will get fine tomorrow and to those who will take the exam too. Ill keep you Posted!
bless Us ALL!