What is the big deal..

  1. So I found my way to the Houston testing center because my center in Louisiana is out of commission, almost fainted on the way, almost barfed twice, then made it inside.

    After 80 questions I left there wondering why I had been stressing myself out for all these months on what seemed to be much easier than a standard test I took in nursing school. I hope I don't curse myself by saying but I didn't think the NCLEX was hard at all. Possibly my level of knowledge is so low that the test only gave me the easiest questions then gave up on me early, but I hope not. The test was no where near as momentous as I had created it in my mind. Most of the test questions on the Saunders CD were more difficult.

    For all of you waiting to take it, please don't drive yourself insane with worrying about this test. The majority of the material on this test did not come from anything that I studied for during my NCLEX studies. This is stuff you learned in nursing school and that is more based on your own judgement than material that you can recall. Know your ABC's and Maslow's Heirarchy of needs. Good luck to all of you.
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  3. by   suzanne4
    :yeahthat: The exam is based on common sense. It wants to know what you would do given a certain scenerio.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    This post reflects my NCLEX experience. I knew the first thing to avoid was panic. Second thing was to not feed into "rumors".

    I used my "NCLEX Made Easy" book and CD, not to study, but to practice taking a computer test. I knew better than to think that you can study for the NCLEX.
  5. by   BabyRN2Be
    Now I have not taken the NCLEX, but I've done a lot of reading on this site. From what I'm gathering, it's nigh unto impossible to get, read, and memorize all the questions that might appear on the NCLEX. However, one needs to do this in order to understand that rationales. This will help you most with your critical thinking skills, which they probably have tried to teach you all along in nursing school. It's all about critical thinking, applying yourself to different situations.

    I'm definitely not saying to not study the books and questions, do that! But understand that it's not about trying to memorize answers from the books, but applying the rationales to different situations.

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I'm gathering here.
  6. by   TNRNMAN
    Quote from ItsyBitsySpider
    So I found my way to the Houston testing center because my center in Louisiana is out of commission, almost fainted on the way, almost barfed twice, then made it inside.

    After 80 questions I left there wondering why I had been stressing myself out for all these months on what seemed to be much easier than a standard test I took in nursing school. I hope I don't curse myself by saying but I didn't think the NCLEX was hard at all. Possibly my level of knowledge is so low that the test only gave me the easiest questions then gave up on me early, but I hope not. The test was no where near as momentous as I had created it in my mind. Most of the test questions on the Saunders CD were more difficult.

    For all of you waiting to take it, please don't drive yourself insane with worrying about this test. The majority of the material on this test did not come from anything that I studied for during my NCLEX studies. This is stuff you learned in nursing school and that is more based on your own judgement than material that you can recall. Know your ABC's and Maslow's Heirarchy of needs. Good luck to all of you.
    It is not a hard test it is not intended to be hard it is intended to know if you can react the appropiate and safe way you should as a nurse. You did fine I am sure.

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