Quote from rachelaleanRN2B
You have got to stop doing this to yourself. Everytime somebody on this board says they got 75 questions what do you think? "Oh they passed" So think that about yourself, what makes you any different? You passed too. You have to claim it. I know exactly how you feel because I am exactly where you are right now (hence typing this post at 4 AM!), but let's just take some deep breaths and believe in ourselves. Just think if you failed at 75, you would have to so far below being "safe and effective" that there was just no hope for you which would mean you didn't learn a thing in nursing school or you just seriously freaked out. Now, you said our tests were real similar, well just so you know I took it with two classmates who also got 75 and we had alot of the same questions. Also, I got exact questions as some of those that other people said they got and those people passed. So please, please relax there is nothing we can do about it now, but I am sure you passed. I'm here if you need me.
Rachel, thank you. You are a real support, and I appreciate that. I L'dOL when you said you were up at 4 am on this newsgroup. You're right: I'm sure you passed, and not at all sure I passed. That's F***** up. (Actually, I think it's spelled F******, but what's an asterisk?). I'm going to rent a movie or two, work, and this afternoon I'm going sailing (my wife and I try to sail once a week). I feel a little better now after exercising and reading your post (and the others above). I think I can start to let it go now. I hope you can, too. Just think, soon we'll be one of those irritating people who come on here and say: "I just got my results, I passed!!! I'm now an RN!!! I'm free of worry and I'm happy!!!" (Just kidding; I really am glad for those folks--I just hate them out of jealousy and want to be them.).
I have this pile (actually, I've put it all in a closet now, in a pile). All my folders of all my notes, several thousand flash cards I made for all the different tests in nursing school. 4 NCLEX study books, etc. If I pass, when I pass, I'm going to burn the lot of it in a big bonfire on the fourth of July. Where I live you can have open fires (you can have child with your sister, too, but that's beside the point). The fact is, I won't ever need them again. If I study for my CCRN or ACLS, I'll have to make new and different flash cards. If I want to know about a drug or d/o, I'll look it up in one of my text books or drug guide or the internet.
OK, time to move forward with a positive attitude and a little help from my friends on AllNurses.com! No more: :uhoh21: