I took my boards on June 3.
Advice: Take the first available appointment date--don't wait.
If you don't get results online or by phone within 48 hours do not panic. It took 10 days for my results to show up on the phone line. Be prepared to have more than 75 questions. That really threw me when the computer did not cut off early....I just knew it would
. I had to regroup while it went on and on to question 157.
The topics will be different for each person but one common thread I have noted among those taking it recently is there are a lot of communication questions, delagation and prioritizing. That was the main bulk of the exam.
I used the Saunder's Comprehensive Review, Mosby's Questions and Answers and did lots of free practice tests online. I do not feel that anything could prepare you for this exam. It is mostly common sense and some guess work on diseases that I had never heard of.
Be sure you know all values such as Hct, Hgb, BUN, fluid and electrolyte values. That helped quite a bit also!