Took NCLEX the second time yesterday

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    I took the NCLEX for the 2nd time yesterday. The first time I failed with 265. When I was done I knew I didnt pass, I remember after 180 questions I just got frustrated and wanted to get out of there. I only took one break and was there the whole time. It was terrible! After I got confirmation of my non passing I gave myself a few days break. Then I signed up for a Kaplan class. The first test I took I got boarderline passing and my readiness test on the last day I scored 70%. I studied as much as I could the next 3 weeks. Yesterday I went by myself to the test and I planned accordingly. I promised myself that I would take my first break after 75 if the computer didnt stop and then after each additional 75. I brought snacks and some OJ. When I sat down at the computer my heart was racing!!!!! I mean I really thought I was going to have an anxiety attack. but I managed to take a deep breath and start my exam. I took my time with every question ( I told myself I wouldnt rush) and I really tried to critically think. I remember thinking that the questions were nowhere as bad as my first test. I kept plugging along and the ones I really didnt know I just tried to make the best guess. My computer shut off at 75. I was so happy until I got home and started thinking about things and how two of my friends failed with 75 I couldnt tell the level of the question so now I am thinking what if I thought it was easy because they were in fact easy because they were below the passing standard. OMG sometimes I wonder why I even chose to be a nurse. What we go through is awful!

    I came home yesterday and after feeling good for about a second I started really realizing that I could fail. My husband pretty much stayed away from me and I went and rented 3 movies and I brownie sunday from Oberweis. It was definiately chow fest at my house yesterday! When I wasnt watching a movie or surfing through Allnurses I was munching on something. Today I tried to keep busy. but now Im starting to get that sick feeling again. Thats why I decided to write. I will know tomorrow and Im scared to even go to the Pearson Vue site. Im going to try not to think about it (yeah right)

    Thanks for listening!

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    Hang in there and good luck
    poohbear1968 likes this.
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    Poohbear, I failed the first time with 265 questions and passed the second with 75. I felt the same way you did regarding answering questions the first time around. I hope you did well and you probably did. Either way, you probably know more now than you did before. I'm sure you'll be a great nurse.
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    Quote from poohbear1968
    I took the NCLEX for the 2nd time yesterday. The first time I failed with 265. When I was done I knew I didnt pass, I remember after 180 questions I just got frustrated and wanted to get out of there. I only took one break and was there the whole time. It was terrible! After I got confirmation of my non passing I gave myself a few days break. Then I signed up for a Kaplan class. The first test I took I got boarderline passing and my readiness test on the last day I scored 70%. I studied as much as I could the next 3 weeks. Yesterday I went by myself to the test and I planned accordingly. I promised myself that I would take my first break after 75 if the computer didnt stop and then after each additional 75. I brought snacks and some OJ. When I sat down at the computer my heart was racing!!!!! I mean I really thought I was going to have an anxiety attack. but I managed to take a deep breath and start my exam. I took my time with every question ( I told myself I wouldnt rush) and I really tried to critically think. I remember thinking that the questions were nowhere as bad as my first test. I kept plugging along and the ones I really didnt know I just tried to make the best guess. My computer shut off at 75. I was so happy until I got home and started thinking about things and how two of my friends failed with 75 I couldnt tell the level of the question so now I am thinking what if I thought it was easy because they were in fact easy because they were below the passing standard. OMG sometimes I wonder why I even chose to be a nurse. What we go through is awful!

    I came home yesterday and after feeling good for about a second I started really realizing that I could fail. My husband pretty much stayed away from me and I went and rented 3 movies and I brownie sunday from Oberweis. It was definiately chow fest at my house yesterday! When I wasnt watching a movie or surfing through Allnurses I was munching on something. Today I tried to keep busy. but now Im starting to get that sick feeling again. Thats why I decided to write. I will know tomorrow and Im scared to even go to the Pearson Vue site. Im going to try not to think about it (yeah right)

    Thanks for listening!

    LET US KNOW!!! GOOD LUCK!!!
    poohbear1968 likes this.
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    Pooh, I had the same amt on my first test as well, all 265 questions. I test in October and am trying suzannes plan this time, as well as some other books just for strategies. I feel the same way you did, I found my self during the first test just answering questions to get it overwith and I had to catch myself several times to stay focused. its true many people can pass with all 265 questions, but in my experience in reading other peoples stories, more often than not, people usually pass when they get 75. Let us know, and we will be there for you either way!
    poohbear1968 likes this.


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