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Tips for living with someone preparing to take/waiting for results of their NCLEX: 1. Never ever say: It's not REALLY that hard, is it? Gee, hope you didn't bomb it, that would suck. So what... Read More

  1. by   pkallen61
    Quote from nursbee04
    Tips for living with someone preparing to take/waiting for results of their NCLEX:

    1. Never ever say: It's not REALLY that hard, is it? Gee, hope you didn't bomb it, that would suck. So what happens if you failed? How much does it cost to repeat the test? Gee, hope you didn't bomb it, that would suck. I'm sure you did fine. You really don't want to have that conversation.

    2. Don't ask me how I did. At this point I'm not even sure I took the test, it all seems like a bad, bad fuzzy terrible dream. A sick, sad, twisted dream.

    3. You may want to tread softly around me. If I have a glassy look in my eyes, do not attempt to bring me back to reality, because I am probably having a flashback to a particularly difficult question.

    4. When I do decide to voice my concerns about the NCLEX, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, Please do not tell me you're sure I did fine. That is the equivalent of saying, "I'm sure that mole isn't cancerous..."

    5. Don't give me a strange look if I start talking to myself, I am reasoning out my answer to question #75.

    6. Don't tell me not to worry. I have worked for years to get to this point, and this test is the culmination of my journey. The wise man at the top of the snowy mountain is going to tell me my fate. You may as well tell me not to breathe.

    7. If you hear me cursing under my breath, I am not cursing at you. I am cursing at the people that make up NCLEX questions.

    8. Be supportive, do something to take my mind off the test while I am waiting for the results. Take me bowling, take me fishing, take me to the river, throw me in.....

    9. I'll be OK, honestly, I will. But if I wasn't OK, which action would you take FIRST to ensure that I was?
    A. Psych eval
    B. Psychiatric Evaluation
    C. Ask me how I feel about a psychiatric evaluation
    D. Call the physician for a psych eval

    10. If you witness me burning my review book, don't be concerned. Get out the weenies and marshmallows, cause I'm gonna make sure that fire's burning hot.

    Extreme, I know, but I hope it made you laugh. My friend and I made these up after we took our test on Friday. Good luck everyone!!
    I laughed so hard I cried!!!! I just took the test yesterday and I'm here on this site trying to pass time until I can get my results tomorrow....Each and every one of these is right on the money!!!!!

    Can I have your permission to send a copy of this to the University of Iowa College of Nursing student services office???
  2. by   BSNgrad2004
    hahaha that was a good one.
  3. by   nursbee04
    Quote from pkallen61
    I laughed so hard I cried!!!! I just took the test yesterday and I'm here on this site trying to pass time until I can get my results tomorrow....Each and every one of these is right on the money!!!!!

    Can I have your permission to send a copy of this to the University of Iowa College of Nursing student services office???

    Permission granted
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    way to go, congratulations!
    Quote from nursbee04
    got my results back today...........................i passed!!!!!!!!! :hatparty:
    now i can rejoin the human race!

    good luck to everyone else!
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    as i read this, it brought on mixed emotions, :uhoh21: :angryfire , about nursing school, preparing for the nclex, soon to taking the nclex, and then waiting on results!

    this needs to be published; have you tought about it?
    Quote from nursbee04
    tips for living with someone preparing to take/waiting for results of their nclex:

    1. never ever say: it's not really that hard, is it? gee, hope you didn't bomb it, that would suck. so what happens if you failed? how much does it cost to repeat the test? gee, hope you didn't bomb it, that would suck. i'm sure you did fine. you really don't want to have that conversation.

    2. don't ask me how i did. at this point i'm not even sure i took the test, it all seems like a bad, bad fuzzy terrible dream. a sick, sad, twisted dream.

    3. you may want to tread softly around me. if i have a glassy look in my eyes, do not attempt to bring me back to reality, because i am probably having a flashback to a particularly difficult question.

    4. when i do decide to voice my concerns about the nclex, for the love of god, please do not tell me you're sure i did fine. that is the equivalent of saying, "i'm sure that mole isn't cancerous..."

    5. don't give me a strange look if i start talking to myself, i am reasoning out my answer to question #75.

    6. don't tell me not to worry. i have worked for years to get to this point, and this test is the culmination of my journey. the wise man at the top of the snowy mountain is going to tell me my fate. you may as well tell me not to breathe.

    7. if you hear me cursing under my breath, i am not cursing at you. i am cursing at the people that make up nclex questions.

    8. be supportive, do something to take my mind off the test while i am waiting for the results. take me bowling, take me fishing, take me to the river, throw me in.....

    9. i'll be ok, honestly, i will. but if i wasn't ok, which action would you take first to ensure that i was?
    a. psych eval
    b. psychiatric evaluation
    c. ask me how i feel about a psychiatric evaluation
    d. call the physician for a psych eval

    10. if you witness me burning my review book, don't be concerned. get out the weenies and marshmallows, cause i'm gonna make sure that fire's burning hot.

    extreme, i know, but i hope it made you laugh. my friend and i made these up after we took our test on friday. good luck everyone!!
  6. by   nursbee04
    Quote from love-a-nurse
    as i read this, it brought on mixed emotions, :uhoh21: :angryfire , about nursing school, preparing for the nclex, soon to taking the nclex, and then waiting on results!

    this needs to be published; have you tought about it?
    no, actually i hadn't, but thanks for the nudge!
  7. by   monie2004
    :chuckle :chuckle I LOVE those tips!! I go for mine on the 12th and it is soooo true!! Well it helped to relax for a while reading it!!!
  8. by   janina08RN
    haha! nice one! i'm gonna write this on a big cardboard and post it in the house for everyone to see!

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