I just wanted to share my road to success with the NCLEX-RN. I started to prepare for the exam two years ago, but two years ago there was no pressure, because I haven't processed with the papers yet, I just read the Saunders Comprehensive 5th edition but I didn't finish it, only about 70% of the book. Not until 3 months ago, where I knew about my exam date. I subscribed to the Learning Ext by NCSCN first for 5 weeks. I studied about 3 hours per day and if there was a new info I learned, I wrote it down to my notebook, but they say writing down in notes can make your brain learn it easily, without reading it again, so that's what I did. I didn't read the notes I wrote down. So after about 3 months, to be specific two weeks before the exam, I did the KAPLAN qbank, I finished everything I got 55% only, they say you should have 60% or more to pass the exam, so I was kinda worried. And I bought Lacharity's PDA, and I did all the practice questions except for the case studies part. And I thought it was okay, my score was about 48-60%. I also did all categories in the Saunders 5th edition comprehensive CD, with a score about 50-65%. I did a 100 questions per day for my last two weeks before the exam, after the exam I played Warcraft DOTA and counterstrike, I also check my facebook, youtube, and other accounts as well. And also I exercise everyday regularly. Just make sure eat healthy foods, and then most importantly PRAY,everyday!! I forgot to mention, love what you do, love your family, and love NURSING. Don't deprive yourself, and be positive. On the nclex-rn, I had about 128 items, had 10 SATAs, 3 ordered response, 3 calculations, and about 10 meds. It wasn't really easy!And so two days after the exam I knew about the results, I didn't have the best two days of my life, I was really anxious, depressed, and sad. But my wife helped me to be calm. She is my inspiration and my family in the Philippines. I was kinda expected it because I tried the Pearson vue trick, and there was the good pop-up. But I didn't believe that not until there's an official announcement. And so, in the BON website,in my account it says "passed". Time to job hunt! Thanks for reading!