First of all, it was only a few weeks ago that I was in your shoes. I took the NCLEX July 19th and found out that I passed Aug.2nd. Now, for the next 2 weeks- it's basic hospital orientation... ugh!
But anyways- I have some advice...
1. The review classes are always so different. I took one that was okay, but I'm glad I didn't have to pay the $300 for it (my school did b/c of some "problems" we had throughout our nrsg program)
2. do a lot of study questions. Granted, formost of questions on the NCLEX, you either learned it or you didn't, but sometimes you just never know! For me, it just boosted my self confidence going into the test!
3. Read all the info/tips/advice pages in review books. I think a lot of time people don't think they're helpful, but they were to me!
4. RELAX as much as you can the days leading into the test and DEFINITELY on the test day. IT'S SO "HELPFUL"!!!!!
5. Bring some ear plugs. My testing center provided them. I was reluctant to use them at first, but I'm glad I did. That way you don't hear people (as much) getting up to use the restroom, leave the test, coughing, keyboard, etc.
6. Wear your most comfortable clothes, but I wouldn't recommend PJ's-- you'll be sleepy and just want to be curled up in your bed! ahah Oh, and dress in layers
7. No matter HOW relaxed you think you'll be (I felt pretty relaxed the AM of the nclex-- call me weird...haha), bring some Imodium-AD!! Once I walked in the doors to register, I all of a sudden didn't feel well... ugh!
8. And last but not least, if possibe, GET OUTTA TOWN after your test! Do something fun for the days following, so that it gets your mind off having to wait 1-2 weeks to get your results. It took me 14 days to hear back. I was out of town for 8 of those days and babysitting all day for another 3. Trust me, it helps to be BUSY!
Hope this advice helps!!
Sorry it's so long
GOOD LUCK! **RELAX** and stay POSITIVE- and pray the computer shuts off at 75 like it did for me! hahah
(still not used to putting that "RN" behind my name.. hahah)