Three days before my NCLEX day..and I'm burned out?!?

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    SO I know a couple weeks ago I posted if I should think about changing my date up but I'm coming down to three more days. However, I'm getting to the point of practicing questions and reading so much content that I'm sick of doing them. I have started studying NCLEX since the beginning of august. I have mainly used Virtual ATI for my content since it was free for me. I still haven't gotten the green light yet because my tutor takes way too long to respond to me. Well I've tallied my scores from ATI:
    When I first started ATI back in the beginning of august my original scores were:
    Fundamentals-55%
    Pharm-45%
    Med-Surge-52.2%
    Newborn-60%
    Mental Health-66.7%
    Children-55%
    Leadership-65%
    (Course with remediation all of these scores went over the benchmark of 60%(stayed from 65%-75%)

    So I took a few comprehensive tests and the one I took grant it I rushed through it, it was very late at night and I was in a horrible mood. I missed the green light mark by 2% (62% meaning 93% chance of passing NCLEX). Took it a second time and I got a 68% giving me a 95% of passing NCLEX which would of given me the green light. So since this happened my tutor made me go through remediation. That meant taking all new tests over the subjects and on top of the topics that NCLEX goes over. So the latest scores were:

    Fundamentals-70%
    Pharm-65%
    Med-Surge-72.2%
    Newborn-66.7%
    Mental Health-63%
    Leadership-78%
    Final comprehensives- 68%,78%
    (The subjects of NCLEX scored from a 70% to 80%)

    I have taken a total of 36 ATI tests during this virtual training program to prepare for NCLEX. Besides ATI I'm using other sources. I completed Lacharity-PDA and was between 60%-80% on the chapters). I've practiced with Saunders, Lippincott, and the Kaplan book. I'm averaging in the 70's in most content. At this point I'm burned out with questions. I use to do anywhere from 400-500 questions daily around work and study content. Since I'm down to a few days I'm strictly doing computerized test but only like 100-200 questions a day. Is this normal to feel burned out but ready to take it to get it over with feelings??? Does it sound good??
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    Forgot to add latest child score was 73.3%
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    It is really nerve-racking the couple of days before the exam. I reviewed content the last couple of days before the exam. The day before the exam, I reviewed a little, went for a swim and relaxed.
    Last edit by swansonplace on Sep 20, '13 : Reason: .
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    Quote from swansonplace
    It is really nerve-racking the couple of days before the exam. I reviewed content the last couple of days before the exam. The day before the exam, I reviewed a little, went for a swim and relaxed.
    Just hard looking at anything now. Did u do questions or an over view on content your last few days?
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    I did an over view of content. Especially going over areas I knew I had a hard time remembering like lab values, pharm endings, developmental stages, and infection control. The last couple of days before the exam, I just needed to solidify what I had already reviewed. I used tools I was already familiar with so it was just reviewing and refreshing.
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    Quote from swansonplace
    I did an over view of content. Especially going over areas I knew I had a hard time remembering like lab values, pharm endings, developmental stages, and infection control. The last couple of days before the exam, I just needed to solidify what I had already reviewed. I used tools I was already familiar with so it was just reviewing and refreshing.
    Thanks for the tips. Just cant believe the time is coming and im just jumping around on what to look at before I have my chill day before the test.
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    You know it is so nerve wracking. The days before the test, I tried to cram everything I did the same way I did for regular exams. I tried to do as many questions as I could, but it just made me too nervous. So I ended up reviewing, going over test preparation strategies, by practicing mock exams, and memorizing those hard to remember facts. In hindsite, it was knowing the core facts that got me through, drug endings and classifications, and knowing test taking strategies and having practiced mock exams. It's not the answers in the mock exams I was working on, it was just the act of going through the whole exam thing. How to relax myself, if I needed anything special: sweaters, etc.

    The type of questions for me were about the level of the ATI exit exam. Continue to post as the day get's close, but it is just those last minute nerves.
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    Quote from swansonplace
    You know it is so nerve wracking. The days before the test, I tried to cram everything I did the same way I did for regular exams. I tried to do as many questions as I could, but it just made me too nervous. So I ended up reviewing, going over test preparation strategies, by practicing mock exams, and memorizing those hard to remember facts. In hindsite, it was knowing the core facts that got me through, drug endings and classifications, and knowing test taking strategies and having practiced mock exams. It's not the answers in the mock exams I was working on, it was just the act of going through the whole exam thing. How to relax myself, if I needed anything special: sweaters, etc. The type of questions for me were about the level of the ATI exit exam. Continue to post as the day get's close, but it is just those last minute nerves.
    Thank you for your advice! Ive started now doing the content from the study guide that's around here for key content that's to the point. Then i'll take a break do 75 questions on lipincott's then take a breaks and do lab values and ending names of drugs that I made on notecards. Guess i'll keep up this up ahhh couple more days!
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    Keep it up! Post any questions or concerns that you have.


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