Hi future RNs :yes:Took my test yesterday got the good pop up, tried today and still works! Got to the testing center diaphoretic, nauseated, could feel my heart beat on the desk, sleepless (don't be like me, get some sleep! lol) It cut off at 75 and poof! probably 50% SATA or more, so many charts, 2 drag and drop, prioritization, delegation, stips, community/management type, drug cal, and medications. very similar to Kaplan but easier. Just calm your nerves, because I didn't lol which did not help! My qbanks were 60s, and Qtest 6, I made a whopping 56 lol so I stopped. But NCLEX was more straight forward unlike Kaplan which had a lot of fluff in their questions and choices, not nclex!my sources? I used Kaplan (for practice), Saunders (just the fundamentals part is a must) Hurst (know it like the palm of your hand *WINK WINK WINK, I cannot wink anymore my eyes hurt for Hurst!!!!* Get it!! and PDA (just, do the priority type questions, and the sequential types) *lab values, pat down on ppe and head to toe assessment. Know how to properly assess! Don't know where to start? Download the ncbsn candidate exam guide, that's where test writers pull topics from, that will be on the test! This was super helpful! Do it!! *breathe, say a lil prayer, (I surrendered everything to God, he took me this far, even if I doubt myself, I know I fully trust him and he will help me with what I cannot do all by myself) So here are my test taking that got me through the exam! (aside from ABCs and Maslow)1. look for words like: suddenly, recently, acute, recently, developed2. decipher subtle yet emergent vs dramatic yet expected signs and symptoms3. single answers: Stop looking for the right answer, in my experience, there's really only one safest/best outcome and make sure it relates to the stem of the question, ignore the choice that has no relevance to is asked or at all! They could easily throw a basic idea and you could be thrown off, but it just doesn't relate/ help the situation even if is sounds amazing! Also, eliminating an option ask ur self why it's unsafe. 4. SATA: cluster them, don't add extra even though it sounds good or meh :/ lol Refer back to what they are asking and ask ur self (yes/no) for each option 5. Stuck between 2 assessment? which one would you do1st, what's more essential between the two that will help the client the most. *the NCLEX has no fluff to their questions, unlike kaplan each and every word is there for a reason! 4. If you encounter a foreign drug, look for the safest/ most deadliest, when in doubt give it with food, when in doubt dont give it to a pt. with nephro/hepa pt. Also always question drugs that has similar effects or herbs that has similar effect w/ drugs that pt. is taking5. Conflict issues? Don't confront! Be nice, always! 6. Psych pt. don't ask whys. 7. Labs, classic diseases but I had many rare diseases also, but when this happen, just go for the safest choice.8. pt. teaching was a biggie and a lot of common/ high risk procedures*Having a panic attack during the exam. Pause, close your eyes, breathe in and out slowly, focus on your breathing, you cannot stress and relax at the same time, well for at least a min or two, but heyy* You got this! You survived nursing school and that was not by accident, it's because of hard work & dedication. Face the music, this is the last stretch & most importantly, pray, pray, pray!!