!!!!Passed With 265!!!!

  1. Took NCLEX for the first time at 10am on 10/30/06. Finished school in May, but was in no hurry to take the test since i had no plans on taking a hospital job until i secured a license (hey - i didn't need any additional pressure!).

    Well, i figured i'd be done by 11:30am after completing no more than 75 questions...NOT!!! Talk About A Rude Awakening!!
    I freaked after #76, took a bathroom break, cried a little bit, then returned to the testing room to finish what i'd started. The questions just kept coming, and coming, and coming. I swear 50% of the exam was prioritization, delegation & assignment (thank God for the Mosby book!!!!!). One med calc question (#261). Finished #265 with about 1.5 hours to spare. Left the testing center convinced i had failed (i know, just like everyone does!).

    How on earth will i get through the next 48 hours???? Well, I WON'T!! Instead, the afternoon of the 24th hour (today), i decided to call the BON to inquire about a license being issued. The woman on the phone paused, confirmed my social, name, and address...then proceeded to GIVE ME MY LICENSE NUMBER!!! I nearly pooped my pants (no, seriously - i nearly pooped my pants - had only been drinking chocolate milk for the past 24 hours!!)!! Before hanging up, Ms. BON inform me that i would be able to view my information on the BON website by 7:30am the next morning.

    I would like to thank:
    *SUZANNE4 for sharing her plan/tips with me (Saunders works WONDERS for content review/refreshment!!).
    **Mosby for the 'Prioritization, Delegation & Assignment' question/answer exercise book!!
    ***KAPLAN Q-BANK (taught me how to think through the questions i didn't know!! Taking the NCLEX was LITERALLY like sitting through one of the Kaplan exams!!!).

    Best of luck to all the up and coming 265ers. Remember (as hard as this is to believe): THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS YOU GET TRULY MEANS NOTHING!!!

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  3. by   EricJRN
    Congrats! Good work! And thanks for helping to share the message that the number of questions does not predict pass/fail.
  4. by   DolphinRN84
  5. by   suzy253
    Congratulations!!! I experienced the same emotions as you when I went past 76.....all the way to 265 as well.
    Welcome to the 265 club!!!!!
  6. by   nadu13
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  9. by   greatshakes
    well done!! Doesn't it just give you a lift and a real natural high..because you did it all through your own effort. great stuff.
  10. by   cynditoksRN
  11. by   kygirl792003
    :smiley_aa it is nice to here that someone passed with 265 questions. I failed the first time with 265, the 2nd time I got 265. I'm a wreck waiting for my results to come in.
  12. by   Higglytown
    :hatparty:Congratulations, RN!!! :hatparty:

  13. by   ICU_JOSIE
    job well done!!! congratulations!
  14. by   BSNtobe2009
    Congrats Nurse!