All NCLEX takers: please stop stressing (too much)

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by uaefan uaefan Member

Yes, the NCLEX is a difficult exam. When you look at the MCAT or the Uniform CPA Exam, you must admit that we have it rather easy. I'm not condescending, I'm just trying to put things into perspective. I don't intend to tell anyone to "clam up" but this exam is passable if you have faith in yourself and the knowledge that you acquired throughout school.

A healthy dose of fear is actually beneficial...I'd be worried about the person who didn't have any. I don't post much but I've read many threads where people continually talk about failure, "I can't do this?" "I've lost hope," etc. etc. What's that scene in The Empire Strikes Back after Yoda raises Luke's X-Wing out of the swamp? Luke stumbles over to him in disbelief and says "I don't, I don't believe it." And Yoda replies "That is why you fail."

Keep your head up, find the study material and schedule that fits YOU as an individual (NOT what others suggest) and get over this hurdle!!! Pay no mind to your practice test scores...just get as close to 100% ready as you can (no one is ever 100% ready going into NCLEX). You all have support in your corner: family, friends...me. First-timers, repeaters, you all WILL be phenomanal LPNs/RNs! Don't let this exam intimidate you. It is you who controls the NCLEX, not the NCLEX that controls you. Please believe it.

And can the debate about the PVT be put to rest? CC page=try again, pop-up=pass; it is 100% accurate.

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maritelrn

maritelrn

31 Posts

very well said....and this explains everything!!!!!!!!!!!!:rckn:

shmaylay

shmaylay

36 Posts

Great advice! I needed that. Thank you. :)

deso35

deso35

40 Posts

The Star Wars theme suddenly played on my head..Yeah that's what I think too.. keep calm, focus, but at least have an ounce of fear in your mind. We can do this.

mba2bsn

mba2bsn

51 Posts

"may the Force be with you"

dblpn

dblpn

Specializes in SN, LTC, REHAB, HH. 385 Posts

We get so worked up over the nclex and let fear control our thoughts. when i took nclex pn it was not this difficult horrible test that some people made it out to be. i didnt find it that hard, really. i took my time trusted myself and got the right answers.

We all can do this. just trust and believe!

nursetaminator

nursetaminator

145 Posts

Awesome advice, thank you!! I'm studying now for NCLEX and I refuse to run myself into the ground worrying about this exam.

RedDogs

RedDogs

27 Posts

Thank you for your words of inspiration.

USRN2Be

USRN2Be

Has 2 years experience. 248 Posts

:yeah:LOVE IT! You just made my :heartbeat heart jump :D

uaefan

uaefan

71 Posts

Glad I could offer motivation:) All the best to you all in every single one of your endeavours!

grantz

grantz

Specializes in Operating Room Nurse. Has 1 years experience. 147 Posts

Yes, the NCLEX is a difficult exam. When you look at the MCAT or the Uniform CPA Exam, you must admit that we have it rather easy. I'm not condescending, I'm just trying to put things into perspective. I don't intend to tell anyone to "clam up" but this exam is passable if you have faith in yourself and the knowledge that you acquired throughout school.

A healthy dose of fear is actually beneficial...I'd be worried about the person who didn't have any. I don't post much but I've read many threads where people continually talk about failure, "I can't do this?" "I've lost hope," etc. etc. What's that scene in The Empire Strikes Back after Yoda raises Luke's X-Wing out of the swamp? Luke stumbles over to him in disbelief and says "I don't, I don't believe it." And Yoda replies "That is why you fail."

Keep your head up, find the study material and schedule that fits YOU as an individual (NOT what others suggest) and get over this hurdle!!! Pay no mind to your practice test scores...just get as close to 100% ready as you can (no one is ever 100% ready going into NCLEX). You all have support in your corner: family, friends...me. First-timers, repeaters, you all WILL be phenomanal LPNs/RNs! Don't let this exam intimidate you. It is you who controls the NCLEX, not the NCLEX that controls you. Please believe it.

And can the debate about the PVT be put to rest? CC page=try again, pop-up=pass; it is 100% accurate.

Absolutely..Very well said :yeah:

Loveismagical

Loveismagical

29 Posts

Thank you for this.

I'm not a nursing student yet. I will be entering Nursing School for my BSN in the fall of this year but I've been doing a lot of research. The one thing that really stood out the most was the way people stressed over the NCLEX exam. Many, many people made it out to be the worst test they've ever taken and not one person, even those who passed, had positive feedback on it. I found this thread when I was doing some google research and it motivated me to join the forums.

I get VERY nervous and feel a lot of pressure when I know I have to take these kind of tests. I have a good four years yet, but I'm already feeling the pressure of it after reading people's feedback on it (I was the same way with the SAT's). I'm really really happy to find a positive attitude about the NCLEX. Four years from now, I hope this thread is still here so I can look back on it, I'll need it. haha!

Thank you!