so i was waiting in the testing center for the proctor to call my name. The testing site are half full of IELTS examiners/ reviewers and I felt a little assured knowing I was the only one to take the CG exam. I didn't see anybody opening/scanning their notes for final review - that I would occasionally see if I am with another test taker.
And so after 10 mins I was called to get inside a room and read the rules of the exam. After that the proctor ( a cute male kabayan guy) *blush*
ushered me inside the exam area. I was so nervous and it did show on my face that's why he said some pep talk and gave me a wide smile. I returned a weak smile though.
So I was now in front of the desktop, this time it explained several instructions about the exam. This instructions were almost similar with my HAAD exam, except that the former won't let me go back again to the previous question once I hit the SUBMIT button.
The exam is 165 items, the passing mark is 411. Needless to say each question will amount to 5 points each. With this thought, i branded "CAREFUL"in my head.
But the first question asked about a term i encountered before (during my questions and rationale review) that i totally forgot
*sigh* , followed by figures to interpret in a SATA question
*sigh, sigh*, then some lab values that I didn't review
*deep sigh* .. Really what a wonderful luck to start the exam!
But then I just continued praying before and each questions, occasionally inhaling deep breath, shutting my eyes tight, and straightening my shoulder. The exam went on again with several SATA questions, 5 or 6 computations, and on and on... It was 3 hours long, but after 160 mins I managed to answer them all to my relief.
After exactly 2 weeks of waiting, I got a positive result!
I passed the exam with 520 points. It has some explanations on how I fair the exam, stating I need to concentrate more on health promotion and maintenance and reduction of risk potential. With this good news of passing I plan on moving to the next step - NCLEX. My aunt is a nurse in Cali and she advised me to take NCLEX in Nevada, a neighboring state. Unfortunately for me CP is not required there, but CES. SO now I plan to take CES, in God's grace if i will have no problem with concurrency issue then I can proceed to Nevada. If not - Michigan is my plan B.