12 hours and 40 minutes to go!

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by SCmomof3 SCmomof3, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in NICU.

I can't believe it's finally here. I feel sick to my stomach! Not only that, but I have been so stressed about it and the fact that DH lost his job June 19 that I am now sick with a sinus infection. It ought to be fun sniffling with taking the NCLEX (hope I don't bug everyone around me too much - I always hated "that person" who sniffled and blew their nose through every test, and now here I am all stuffy and runny LOL Murphy's law, I guess.

I feel prepared but you just never know. Three years of school comes down to this one test. So random. I did well in school and am a pretty good test taker (make dumb mistakes though LOL). I had an ERI review course, did Kaplan's NCLEX RN review book (great tips!), and almost finished the Mosby's review. Hopefully I won't draw a blank once I sit down to test!

Well I am just rambling because I am anxious and jittery since I just took my albuterol nebulizer meds but I guess I better hit the sack. Hopefully I'll have good news to report in a couple days!!!!!

suzy253, RN

Specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg. 3,815 Posts

Good luck to you. Relax...and breath!!!

lpn2crna1day

lpn2crna1day

Has 2 years experience. 37 Posts

Good luck!!!!

SCmomof3

SCmomof3, RN

Specializes in NICU. 407 Posts

Thanks for the good luck wishes. Not sure how I feel right now. I have gone through pretty much every emotion imaginable today.

I had 90 ?s, got the last one right for sure, so I'm hoping that means something, but I know it probably doesn't.

I had lots of priority and drug ?s, 2 check all that apply, 1 math... The thing that's freaking me out (besides that it didn't shut off at 75!) is that after the 75th ?, the ?s started to seem easier, KWIM? I am all freaked that they seemed like they were Level 1 ?s at that point. I mean, I knew at least 1/2 of the answers to the last 15 ?s and like I said, I was just guessing about the difficulty level of course. But that can't be a good sign. I am completely freaking myself out and I wish I could stop.

I am just so confused and sick to my stomach. I did well on my practice ?s - scoring in the mid to high 70% range consistently. There were a couple ?s from fundamentals that I just totally blanked out on (where you hear certain breath sounds, for example - ack!). And the things I thought I know - um, yea, well, the ?s were worded in such a way that I felt like I didn't know anything.

So that's that. This is going to be a long, hard wait. :(

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,477 Posts

good luck

jessi1106, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult Acute Care Medicine. Has 7 years experience. 486 Posts

the wait is horrible....I bet you passed though!;)

Jayden'sMommy

Jayden'sMommy

18 Posts

Sounds like you had a similiar test to mine. Lots of drugs and priority and teaching. I am going to keep positive thoughts for you. Let us know!

helpalready

helpalready

Specializes in Oncology, ICU. Has 3 years experience. 34 Posts

I'm right there with ya. I've got 2 days to go. I'm so nervous. Took Kaplan, did the whole Q bank and a few of the question trainers and have been reviewing. I feel like I don't know anything!!!! I hope when I sit for the exam it all comes back to me!!! What do you do to try to stay calm?????:monkeydance:

SCmomof3

SCmomof3, RN

Specializes in NICU. 407 Posts

I PASSED

I PASSED

I PASSED!!!!

I am an RN!! I still can't believe it. I just cried and cried when I saw the results. I am so glad I never have to take that horrible test again!!!!

I checked the SC BON several times and it was 27 hours after I started my test when I saw it (25.5 hours after I ended the test).

NICU here I come!!!!! Thanks for your support everyone :)

sleepyjane

sleepyjane

34 Posts

WAY TO GO!!!:smiley_aa

SCmomof3

SCmomof3, RN

Specializes in NICU. 407 Posts

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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