Getting ready for the Passing NCLEX Day

  1. Hello again everyone. As you may recall I have taken and not passed the NCLEX-RN 3 times. Finally after about giving up I started Suzanne4's program and have had to make a commitiment to myself to get through this program. I will not lie and say that it was easy to do because there have been nights that I go to bed wondering if I should of looked things over one more time.
    I took the advice of a fellow nurse and asked my DR about anxiety medication because it never fails that before I go in to take the test I am in the bathroom getting sick then the entire time I am a nervous reck. He prescribed Xanax 0.5mg and told me to experiment with it before test day. The first day that I took 1 I went and took a shower to give the med some time to get into my system. I sat down to take the test and woke up to my husband calling and I noticed that I had been on the test for over an hour and was on question number 3. (OK, that was not going to work) Then a friend suggested that I take one at night then 1/2 the next morning before taking a practice test and I have to say that I scored higher on that test than ever before. I am so excited about taking the boards. I know that after this time I will be adding the RN after my name
    Thanks all for all of your support. The big day is October 23 and I am even going about the location and doings before hand all different.
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    About Saalbunch, MSN, RN

    Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 67; Likes: 18
    Dean of Nursing; from MN
    Specialty: 10+ year(s) of experience in Education, NICU, Pediatrics, OB, Leaders


  3. by   DolphinRN84
    Good luck to you!! Hoping you pass this time!
  4. by   JentheRN05
    I'm sure you will do GREAT from what I hear Suzannes a great aid to have in your court.

    I'm counting on about 20-30 congrats after you get your results

    I'd wish you luck - but you won't need it because you have 'skill' as my 16 year old says
  5. by   blessed1702
    NCLEX---get behind thee! You will do fine this time, I'm glad you found your weakness (anxiety). I don't know what mine is...I'm waiting on results from my 3rd attempt on NCLEX-RN so I know what you're going through. Keep the faith, and God bless you!
  6. by   RNKay31
    Wishing you the very best
  7. by   nurse414
    Praying for you 2. So many prayers, so many nurses waiting for thier title. Glad you found something that worked or you. :-)
  8. by   Nursing28
    Saunders is great tool for NCLEX......................wishing you the best
  9. by   hlfpnt
    All my best to you!
  10. by   BabyRN2Be
    saalbunch, glad you found something that will help your anxiety! you were very wise to experiment with the dosing (with your doctor's orders, of course! ). i'll be sending good thoughts your way on the 23rd, and hopefully, this time you will add the initials "r.n." after your name!

    best of luck to you!