Write your own reference letter and have your instructor sign it??!!
Wow! That would be a horrendous practice.... how about actually earning the respect and compliments from your instructors. Already there are new grads who benefit from nepotism,.. the real hard workers, the ones who actually know their stuff don't need this added to their struggle.
What if it was your job? What if it was you who was passed over because some idiot in a slack school was buddy buddy enough with the professors to get a ridiculously inflated and false reference letter.
Lets all have some respect for ourselves and actually work for our goals. And no, just passing the NCLEX is not enough. It is how you carry yourself, its your obvious dedication to learning, and its how you treat people every day. If your worth anything at all you wouldn't have to put words in your professors mouth.
The only thing that I would suggest is to request a copy of it before it is sent out. Any good professor who dislikes a student shouldn't be afraid of saying no to the request of a reference. And if he had at least something decent to say then it shouldn't be a problem for you to view it. I've had professors make spelling
mistakes in my reference letters, and their knowledge is a reflection on you so you should always view it if possible.