Just took NCLEX, now I'm terrified!!!

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I took the NCLEX yesterday (12/31) and now the anxiety and waiting are killing me.

I felt like I was not doing well, because it was "NOTHING" like what I expected. All I could think of was, "please don't shut off at 75". Well, on the 75th question, when I clicked "next", it shut off. My heart stopped for split second.

I either did much better than I think I did, or I did so bad that I failed it in 75 questions.....

What do ya'll think, if it stopped at 75, are chances I passed or failed more possible? I was a great student, graduated with the highest GPA in our 4 year program, but I felt like I had never even been to nursing school when that test started.

Results should be online tommorrow or Monday.

Thanks for listening. Say a prayer for me.



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first of all, RELAX!!!!!!!

Everyone I know who had 75 questions, including me, passed on the first try! Try to stay busy its helps to pass the time. The bottom line is, even if you failed, you can still take it again and it doesn't mean that you won't be a great nurse!!!!!! Most people think that they failed when they walk out of the exam.

I wish you the Best of luck and Keep us posted so we can celebrate with you.



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Thanks for the vote of confidence!

I'll just keep busy and see what happens.


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I will get to take the NCLEX in August. Im going through a 1 year program and am already scared of the test. I feel like I don't know as much as I should even though I have the grades. Was it really bad and what are things I should concentrate on?


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To be honest with you, I can't tell you what to expect.

I bet I did over a thousand practice questions and I still felt lost when that first question popped up.

Just know the basics and read the questions really carefully.

Good luck.


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The results got posted this morning...

I passed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, that was the longest two days of my life.

Can't believe it's over.

I know it was the prayers that did it!!!

See you guys soon in the profession!!!!!


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just took it in california on 12/29. no results yet. had 75 questions, but i dont think i passed. i feel like shit. im also and lvn and i really thought i could do this. anyone know what the average time in california is?


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I'm tellin' ya', I walked out of that test just knowing that I had not passed it. Some of those questions were out of this world.

But, from what I've read, and experienced, the people who thought they failed it in 75 really did better than they thought and passed it.

I don't know how long it takes in California, but keep thinking positive thoughts!



I remember thinking, even after my license arrived in the mail, that it was all a big mistake and I did not really pass. After a while the anxiety passes.

So proud to have you in our ranks.


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:balloons: Congratulations! YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now go do something nice for yourself and celebrate!!:biggringi


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Thanks Purple. I'm glad to be in the ranks.

I've been a scrub tech for a long, long time, so this is something I really wanted.

I'm planning to go to grad school in the summer, so if had to wait to take the NCLEX again in three months, I'd miss the deadline for registration. This is a great way to start a new year!!

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