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Does everyone feel like they bomb nclex after taking it?

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I felt like throwing up after taking nclex. I didn't feel like I knew any of the questions but yet I passed.

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I was in the same boat. I called my dad directly after and he's like how was it and I said I don't know and he's like aw come on you definitely passed and I said I don't know and started bawling hahaha. It definitely is the most mentally and emotionally draining test I've ever gone through and luckily I passed because I don't think I could ever do that again.

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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When I took NCLEX-PN, I felt that I had bombed; one of my friends has the case of the bubble guts, lol, during an after the exam and age passed.

When I took the NCLEX-RN, not so much; I knew what to expect based on wording and how the exam operates.

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cayenne06 has 10 years experience as a MSN, CNM and specializes in Reproductive & Public Health.

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My test shut off at 75 questions, and I felt like I had guessed on at least half the answers. I had a 3.97 GPA in nursing school and walked away from the NCLEX with a pit in my stomach, SURE I had failed. I cried in the car. I think I came home and drank 2 glasses of wine before I worked up the courage to try the PVT.

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RunBabyRN has 2 years experience and specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

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When mine shut off after 75 questions, my hand went to my mouth, like, "Oh my God, I just failed hard." I was CERTAIN I'd failed, and I left in tears. I got cheesecake and wine and drowned my sorrows while whining on AN for the next 2 days until my license posted, at which point, I ran through the house screaming. LOL

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Your feelings are normal. I just knew I failed after taking NCLEX. I didn't feel like talking to anyone until I found out my results. Most emotional 2 days of my life.

Congrats on passing. :yes:

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Oh yea. I felt like I bombed it hard after the exam. I did the PVT, which showed up to be good, but still refused to believe it. I payed for the quick results as soon as i could and found out that I passed. I slept the best that night that I had in over 2 weeks!

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You just described my exact experience.

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I was in the same boat. I SWORE I had failed it. I felt so sick and cried my entire 45 minute drive home down the highway. Then I got home, cried some more, and went to sleep.

But the next day I checked my state licensing verification site and I passed!

Best of luck to you :)

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Yep, that's the most common reaction: shock, horror, feeling sick, waves of crushing fear about having just failed.

HATED that stupid test...!$##$##@!

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I felt like throwing up after taking nclex. I didn't feel like I knew any of the questions but yet I passed.
Congratulations on passing!

I took NCLEX-PN in 2005 and NCLEX-RN in 2010. I left the testing center somewhat unsure if I passed NCLEX-PN in '05, but I knew I passed the moment my NCLEX-RN test shut off in 2010. I passed both on the first attempt.

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