I've been lurking on this forum for the past 2 years and I feel like I can finally breathe and post something helpful here! Thank you for all the advice, support, and resources you guys have [unknowingly] given me throughout my journey !!Here are the details of my exam:Computer shut off at 76 questions13 SATA, a bunch of meds (I'd only heard of half of them), a lot of "which patient would you see first," "which statement indicates need further teaching," delegation, and community health.Tried Pearson Vue Trick and got the "good pop-up" Paid $8 for Quick Result at 49 hour markExam review/things that helped me:I was broke from being on leave and paying for school, so I decided not to pay the $300-$600 for a review course and just wing it. I had heard great things about various reviews (Hurst, Kaplan, Lacharity to be specific), but it seemed to me that what these companies were offering were things that I could do myself, for free. Note: I do not thrive on structure. I can't study from 8-3 for 4 days in a row. Never have, so I stuck with what worked for me. Know thyself!Volunteer/work at a hospital. I am so grateful to the nurses on my unit for teaching me when they didn't have to. I found that clinical hours weren't sufficient so I found a nursing assistant job part-time. It cuts down so much time later on when you have nursing responsibilities when you can perform tasks like bed baths, toileting, blood sugars, and vitals like a boss. You'll also get to hone your bedside manners!With the power of the internet, I found the following resources that helped me the most:Kaplan Decision Tree. Just Google it and you'll see several charts. This is the only resource I used from Kaplan, unbeknownst to them. It's very basic, but gets to the point.NCLEX RN Mastery App (Android). I tried the Lite free version, then upgraded to full for $30 after my classmates+coworkers raved about it. 1600 questions, GREAT rationales, list of lab values, and visual graph showing you your strengths/weaknesses. Good for small breaks during the day!ATI. My school required us to pay for ATI and I continued using it after grad. Overall, good questions and rationales but not sure if I'd purchase it if I didn't already own it.[*]I purchased Saunders Comprehensive NCLEX-RN Review 5e last summer. I thought it was an excellent review book - the content is very straight-forward and I should've used it during school too! However, I found the rationales to be severely lacking, so I didn't utilize many of the questions in the book/CD.[*]Finally, what carried me through nursing school and even the NCLEX was my strength in Anatomy & Physiology. I wasn't good at test-taking strategies, "thinking like a nurse," or even developing hardcore study habits. This isn't everyone's strength and I certainly wouldn't suggest that you don't develop hardcore study habits, but make sure you have your A&P down pat. The cascade of signs and symptoms are not magical - internalize the biological processes early on so if you forget a list of side effects, symptoms, or interventions, use your A&P to reason it out. It will make learning disease processes and meds a lot easier!**One last thing - sometimes it helps to just not talk about it. For some people, the sense of community can reduce anxiety and benefit you. For me, I was off of social media almost the whole 2 years of nursing school. I found that it was distracting and any school-related talk was almost always negative ("Nursing school sucks; why did I do this to myself; I hate my professor!"), so I tried not to participate and I felt so much better!Good luck to everyone taking it and to those still waiting for results. Be confident in your abilities, save the freaking out for post-test, and don't eat anything weird before the exam!