Testing in 2 weeks ~ all advice for preparation appreciated! - page 6

by hearts895, RN BSN

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Hi All, My (possibly) future job as an RN resident requires I be licensed as an RN by Jan 21st. So I am scheduled for the NLCEX on Jan. 15th!! :scrying: However I graduated mid-late December and I had to move back home, across... Read More


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    Also wanted to say, thank you all so, so much for your best wishes and support! I forgot to mention, I had quite a few infectious disease questions r/t isolation, and the study guide here on allnurses really helped with that. I will attach it below for anyone who wants it. MyChickenHezTB (Airborne precaution) and SPIDERMAN (Droplet precaution) really helped me! Nclex-Study-Guide.pdf
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    Yes maria any advice u have let me know because I am dying to pass I am tired of taking this exam. I want to be finish with this exam for good forver and have RN behind my name and get a good job. I want to make my mom proud. She is waiting for good news for a long time.
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    Quote from maria l, bsn
    also wanted to say, thank you all so, so much for your best wishes and support! i forgot to mention, i had quite a few infectious disease questions r/t isolation, and the study guide here on allnurses really helped with that. I will attach it below for anyone who wants it. Mychickenheztb (airborne precaution) and spiderman (droplet precaution) really helped me! <img src="http://allnurses.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=12187"/>
    congratulations!!! You did it :d 🎉🎉🎉😁😁😁
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    Quote from jnurse21

    congratulations!!! You did it :d cdf89cdf89cdf89dde01dde01dde01
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    Quote from Maria L, BSN
    Well today I took my NCLEX. I have to say I was extremely nervous going in - literally shaking in the bathroom before I went into the exam. I looked at myself in the mirror though, and said you will be an RN today. I started the test and the first 3 questions were okay, I felt like Kaplan prepared me very well and Saunders was good review. However then it became very difficult. I tried hard not to panic but I honestly didn't feel good about any answer I gave. It ended up taking me 3 hours for the 75 questions. By the 75th question I was praying it would shut off simply because the testing experience was making me so sick with stress, that my heart was pounding through my chest lol and I knew I wouldn't have enough time for the full 265 with the time it was taking me. I pressed next, and thank God, the blue screen came up! When I left, the emotion got to me and I called my good friend (who had already taken it and passed) crying, feeling I had failed. She checked the Pearson Vue pop up then and there for me and got the good pop up. When I called the state, they told me they couldn't officially tell me my results, but that "my license would be available by the end of the week" - in time for my job, which is starting on Monday! They also gave me a license number so I could look up the status on state website (it now says pending). My stats (for anyone who cares to know) are: 75 questions, 3 hours, multiple SATA, no OB, no Peds, 2 rhythm questions with pictures of the rhythm, many diet questions, many psych questions, many nursing management and delegation to off-the floor RN-type questions (La Charity PDA book prepared me well for these - highly recommended!), no med calc, 3 or 4 meds, few prioritization questions, one cranial nerve question (looked it up & I see I got it right!) and 2 put the procedure in order questions. It was certainly the most challenging exam of my nursing career, and I am so glad its over. If anyone would like any further advice or thoughts let me know
    congrats again maria, RN BSN Whats your email?
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    Quote from Maria L, BSN
    Well today I took my NCLEX. I have to say I was extremely nervous going in - literally shaking in the bathroom before I went into the exam. I looked at myself in the mirror though, and said you will be an RN today. I started the test and the first 3 questions were okay, I felt like Kaplan prepared me very well and Saunders was good review. However then it became very difficult. I tried hard not to panic but I honestly didn't feel good about any answer I gave. It ended up taking me 3 hours for the 75 questions. By the 75th question I was praying it would shut off simply because the testing experience was making me so sick with stress, that my heart was pounding through my chest lol and I knew I wouldn't have enough time for the full 265 with the time it was taking me. I pressed next, and thank God, the blue screen came up! When I left, the emotion got to me and I called my good friend (who had already taken it and passed) crying, feeling I had failed. She checked the Pearson Vue pop up then and there for me and got the good pop up. When I called the state, they told me they couldn't officially tell me my results, but that "my license would be available by the end of the week" - in time for my job, which is starting on Monday! They also gave me a license number so I could look up the status on state website (it now says pending). My stats (for anyone who cares to know) are: 75 questions, 3 hours, multiple SATA, no OB, no Peds, 2 rhythm questions with pictures of the rhythm, many diet questions, many psych questions, many nursing management and delegation to off-the floor RN-type questions (La Charity PDA book prepared me well for these - highly recommended!), no med calc, 3 or 4 meds, few prioritization questions, one cranial nerve question (looked it up & I see I got it right!) and 2 put the procedure in order questions. It was certainly the most challenging exam of my nursing career, and I am so glad its over. If anyone would like any further advice or thoughts let me know
    What did you tell the state when you called them? I want to call them but don't know what to say since I only took it yesterday
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    I called them because my hospital is breathing down my neck lol, and basically told me I better be licensed by next week or they'll rescind my position. So I called the state and told them I thought I passed and what I could do to ensure I have my license by the end of the week - they told me "We can't tell you if you passed but you'll have your license up on the state website by the end of the week" ...and the gave me my future license number to look myself up in the state database. I looked it up and it says Pending by my name. So I think all of this is a good sign cause why would they tell me my license will be there by the end of the week if I failed? Wishful thinking maybe I'm looking forward to seeing my name on that state website though!
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    Congrats!!
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    Congrats!! What state are you in??


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