I figured out what NCLEX stands for....

  1. Okay I'm trying to joke around to keep from crying.
    NAUSEA-CONFUSION -LINGERING-EVERY minute waiting for the answer to X!!!
    I have always hated algebra and the X-unknown!!!

    I have tried to refrain from posting until the results are in but here it is after 3 o'clock in the am and I'm not sleeping. I know the biggest majority of you on this board have lived through this but this is like being in labor for days.
    The computer shut off @ 75. I have searched the internet and I know that most pass at 75 but there are a few out there that failed at 75. I just pray I'm a passer.
    I should be able to find out the "unofficial" results at a website hopefully late Wednesday or early Thursday.
    But seriously I am very nauseated and a nervous wreck not knowing.

    I'm sure there are nervous smilies I just don't want to search for one. Maybe this one is nervous he sure is jumpy:roll
    Last edit by mom2rosebudbaby on Jan 7, '03
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  3. by   nurseleigh
    First off, I hope you passed. I am praying for you!

    Next, OMG!!!!

    I woke up at about 5am this morning. I am scheduled to take that dreaded exam TOMORROW!!!! If I can't sleep today, how the heck am I suppose to sleep tonight?

    Anyways, the only advice I can offer, as someone going through the exact same thing, is do whatever you can to keep your mind off of it!!! Sure wish I could live by my own words. Haha.

  4. by   mom2rosebudbaby
    Good Luck Nurseleigh!! I will say a prayer for you.
    I still don't understand why they won't tell us the same day.
    You know they know immediately. That just urks me that they make us wait. I would never make it if I had to wait 4-6 weeks.
    Let me know what you think after you take the test. How many questions etc. Good Luck!!
  5. by   BMS4
    Big {{{Hugs}}} to you both!

    mom, I know EXACTLY how you feel. The computer went off at 75 for me too. I just knew that I had failed, because I honestly couldn't remember one question that I had felt good about. I thought I had missed them all. But low and behold, I passed. Everyone I talked to had said, don't worry you passed. But I couldn't believe it until I saw the results.

    So I feel it's the same for you. Good luck and let us know when you get the results.

    Leigh, good luck and try to relax. I know, easier said than done. But it'll be over soon.
  6. by   RN always
    Been there, done that! Relax, you passed!
  7. by   futurecdrn
    Hi, I hope and pray for your success in NCLEX! I'm taking NCLEX-RN next week, first time and hopefully the last time. I feel a bit nervous yet excited...simply want to get this over with. What sucks is that I got to wait for long since I live in CA and no unofficial results here :-(

    Keep us posted. Take care. I hope and pray we pass it!

  8. by   PennyLane
    After I've quit my current job and start nursing school I'll tell you all an interesting story about the NCLEX exam. For privacy/security reasons I can't tell you now!!

    Isn't that intriguing?
  9. by   NurseWeasel
    AUGGGGH I'm intrigued. Log on as someone else and tell us NOW! lol
  10. by   meownsmile
    LOL,, yep know that nausea well. Walked out of the test and got instantly sick. I hadnt ever felt that way after or before a test in my life. And i took the LPN boards too without the side effects. Thought i would lose it for sure. 75 questions and thats it, dont pass go dont collect 200 bucks until they say you can. Dont know what is different about the NCLEX-RN that causes that. Good luck,, i bet you did fine.
  11. by   nurseleigh
    Well, here it is, 12:07AM the night before the big test and guess what???? I CANNOT SLEEP!!!!!

    I have to be up in six hours to start getting ready to leave on my hour and a half drive to the testing center and I just can't get a wink of sleep.

    I keep thinking, what if I fail? What if I get a flat tire on the way and don't even make it? What if, even though I have been to the building, I get completely lost and drive around aimlessly for a few hours? Or I could get there just fine only to find out that my soda that I just had to have for the drive spilled all over my ATT form? Will they except it if it is soaking wet?

    Okay, I know I am really stretching the imagination here. Trust me, I know!!! It is so weird that I am not so nervous about the actual test as I am in just getting there.

    You know what, whatever will be, will be. That is my philosophy today. If I am not meant to pass this test the first time, I will just continue to work where I am now and retake it in three months, worst case scenario.

    Now, if I could just convince my brain to LET ME SLEEP!!!!!

  12. by   NancyRN
    My nursing instructor told us the reason we don't get immediate results of the test: she said they don't want us to make a scene there in the testing station if we fail!

    Have you ever heard of anything so insulting?

    mom2, even if you didn't pass you can take it again. But you did. Relax!
  13. by   mom2rosebudbaby
    Thanks for all the support!!! Leigh I said another prayer for you this morning. Let us know how things go today. You will be in my thoughts and prayers today.

    Well Meld you sure have gotten our curiosity up with the story about NCLEX. Don't keep us wondering forever.

    Nancy your nursing instructor's explanation was a bit kinder than the reason my instructor gave-- she said they didn't want us to go out and commit suicide if we failed. Granted I would be humiliated but I don't think I would go that far. Maybe others might. I have calmed down some since Monday--test day-- but my sleep was interupted last night and I got nervous this morning when I went to the website to see if the results were in but I am not nearly as nervous and nauseated and obsessed now as I was on Monday after the test.

    They told us we could find out 2 business days the "unofficial" result so I am hoping sometime today I can get my results. The official results have to come from State board of nursing in the form of a license number.

    I'll be sure and post when I find out.
    Good luck Leigh and if there are any others that are on the brink of the nightmare of NCLEX let us know and we will give you support too. It helps to know that there are others that care and know what we are going through. (I know my family cares but they just don't understand the overwhelming feelings that go along with the wait!!!)

    mom2rosebudbaby and hopefully I can put the RN behind my name soon!!!
  14. by   mom2rosebudbaby
    Just a thought for futurecdrn---
    Ask around about this-- before there was the website or the call line we were told by our instructors you could call the state board in the state you live and ask --Is (for example Jane Doe) a registered nurse? If they have issued you a license they will say yes. That is how some people used to find out. Of course you couldn't call everyday but you could wait maybe 2-21/2 weeks and maybe find out before a whold month. Just an idea you could ask around and see if anyone else has done this in your state.