Tips for living with an NCLEX candidate

  1. 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!!
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   mom and nurse
    Oh wow! As someone who spent hours studying for the NCLEX this week, this was a welcome break. Thanks
  4. by   Altra
    Quote from nursbee04
    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


    Good one!! Good luck to all!
  5. by   madamewalker
    I don't yet know what its like, but I'm definitely marking this thread for later reference!

    Thanks!
  6. by   Nurse-o-Matic
    HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!! I Really needed a good laugh today. Thanks!
  7. by   JacelRN
    Where were you when I was struggling with my NCLEX?

    Great post!

    JacelRN
  8. by   rainbows4me
    My oh my.... how true...



    Rainbows
  9. by   nekhismom
    if you do a search back in january or feb, i was awaiting approval to take my nclex and i nearly went insane reading the gn board!!!! i can sooooo relate to the way you feel.

    p.s. my dh was afraid to even look at me over the weekend while i waited for the results.

    p.p.s. you did fine!!!!
  10. by   mauser
    I loved it! I never understand "I'm sure you did fine" line.

    I won't start the nursing program until August, but when we go out with friends, I mention that I have a big A&P test Monday, so I need all day Sunday to study. They say, you will ace it - you always do. Well duh, that is because I studied all day Sunday.

    Well, they are old like me. They just don't remember studying!

    Look forward to hearing your results!
  11. by   CarolineRn
    Quote from mauser
    i never understand "i'm sure you did fine" line.
    trust me, you will!
  12. by   nursbee04
    Got my results back today...........................I PASSED!!!!!!!!! :hatparty:
    Now I can rejoin the human race!

    Good luck to everyone else!
  13. by   mom and nurse
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! :hatparty:
  14. by   LadyBugLass
    HEE HEE HEE! The only questions that are MORE annoying are the MMPI ones...

    1. I would like the work of a florist. TRUE FALSE

    107. My florist wants to hurt me sometimes. TRUE FALSE

    255. My father might be a florist. TRUE FALSE

    282. My mother does not like flowers. TRUE FALSE

    395. All women want to get flowers. TRUE FALSE

    401. A father who has sex with a florist is a bad person. TRUE FALSE

    Well, you get the picture! What kind of society do we live in when we decide to put people in positions of extreme responsibilty (nurse, police officer, etc.) by giving them tests designed for psychopaths and then driving them INSANE by studying for them? UGH.

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