June 2009 NCLEX Support Group - page 8
i will retake my nclex on june 27 and i really need to pass this exam. good luck to all !!!:typing... Read More
Jun 5, '09Joined: Sep '08; Posts: 204; Likes: 16"i took my nclex-rn test today. i am sure i flunked it. i feel like such a failure. i got 75 questions and then they stopped. i know i was doing terrible. i did not get even one math or iv question.
i took the nclex-lpn last year and passed with the minimum number of questions and felt, at that time, my results could go either way - pass or fail. this year, with my rn, i just feel like i have failed.
i could cry. "
its my third time this june ifever so just imagine how long ive been reviewing and how many times i cried. failure is part of success. so learn to stand up ifever u feel like ur falling. still stay positive. u are not alone. :heartbeat
Jun 5, '09Joined: Jun '09; Posts: 3Found out today that I passed!!! I was so worried over nothing. So here is my advice to all of you that are worried sick over this exam--- every one of my friends that took the exam that day with me were convinced that they failed. There isn't one person I know that walks out of that room and says "hey that wasn't so bad-- I think I passed." So don't lose hope and hold your head high because there is a good probability that you passed. The day of my exam I was a complete mess afterwards... I cried all the way home and didn't know what I would do if I lost my job because of being such a complete idiot. I felt as if I didn't know half of the crap on the test, but everyone else has told me they felt the same way. If you do fail, don't give up and try again. You've come this far and there is no reason for you to back down now!
Good luck to everyone taking the test soon and don't mope around for 2 days like I did because you probably did just fine!!!
Oh and try the "Pearson Vue Trick"-- it worked for me too.
Jun 5, '09Occupation: Oncology RN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Hematology/Oncology ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 75; Likes: 23I just want to offer some encouragement...
I took the NCLEX-RN yesterday, got 75 questions, and was pretty sure I failed. 14 (seriously, I kept track) select-all-that-apply questions, multiple questions on diseases I had barely heard of, or knew *very* little about, multiple questions where at least 3 of the choices seemed right and basically had to hope/guess, etc.
When I took the NCLEX-PN last summer, I got the minimum questions, and though it was tough, I felt much more confident than I did after this one.
Found out this morning that I passed! I'm an RN!
My last week of school consisted of an 5-day NCLEX review by an outside agency, and a couple of tips they gave were helpful to me, so I'll pass 'em on. Assessment always comes before intervention. Know your tubes.(Especially chest tubes!) Know SIADH vs DI and Addisons vs Cushings. Know infection control measures... unfortunately for uncommon infections as well as "classics" like TB and MRSA.
Good luck to all!
Jun 5, '09Occupation: Oncology RN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Hematology/Oncology ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 75; Likes: 23PS: I also didn't get a single dosage calculation question -- I was all geared for those, too!
Jun 5, '09Joined: Sep '07; Posts: 3I graduated on May 17, in CA. I didn't have to wait for my ATT. I paid my fees for licensing the beginning of the yr. After graduation, I went onto pearson vue and registered and paid for the test. After about 30 mins. I received the ATT from them in the email, I gave them. After that I scheduled my test date. I tested on June 3, and I am anxiously waiting for my results. Hope this helps.
Jun 6, '09Joined: Jun '08; Posts: 62; Likes: 4I take my NCLEX-PN on June 18th. At this point I am doing TONS of questions each day on the Saunders CD.
Jun 6, '09Joined: Feb '09; Posts: 147; Likes: 110I'm taking mine June 17th for the first time and I feel like a wreck. I know I'm not the only one in the boat, but right now I feel like I'm stuck. I'm anxious, but I'm having a hard time concentrating when studying....Am I at that "this is all I'm going to know" point? I took Kaplan, and I'm not doing so great in the qbanks: I have an average of 56%. and I've been ranging from the question trainers between 50-62%. My instructor said not to do more than 75 questions a day, but I want to amp it up to 100 questions...
Well, I wish all of you the best of luck. I've been a reader of the message boards, but not much of posting. I love the support ya'll give each other. And the advice. I'll be praying for everyone taking nclex!:icon_hug:Good luck!
Jun 6, '09From: US ; Joined: May '09; Posts: 17; Likes: 1Hi everyone, well I took my NCLEX-PN today and I really don't know how I feel! It wasn't what I expected...I was ready for drug calculations, interpreting lab values, and s/s of diseases...but that's not that I got! LOL. I did the pearsonvue trick and it gave me the "contact the boards" message. So I'm praying that means I passed. We shall see. Good luck to everyone!!!
BTW, I studied for maybe two weeks total. I have a very active two year old son and I am a stay at home mom! I studied whenever he took a nap and at night lol. I have to say that I LOVED Exam Cram!!! I highly recommend it. The book says to give about 2 weeks (two hours per day) to go through the book. I read it in about 4 days. It's very simple, straight to the point and gave plenty of tips!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 7, '09Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 152; Likes: 31Ok this is it guys, to all who are going to sit for Nclex-Rn tomorrow, june 8th 2009, best of luck our big day is 2mo, best of luck and Godbless us all!keep us in your prayers...
Jun 7, '09Joined: Sep '08; Posts: 367; Likes: 263good luck to all june test takers! you will all do fine! keeping calm and relaxed is the key! do not forget your lunch of healthy snacks, water for your breaks and take them frequently, go to the restroom and do jumping jacks (sounds silly, but it works) breaks, 1 every hour is about right but take them according to how you feel but remember you have to refocus each time, you know yourself!
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Jun 7, '09Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 226; Likes: 53Good luck to all those taking their NCLEX!
Make sure you take "brain breaks" during the test and try to take a bathroom break. Do NOT try to cram any more info at least the day before; i tried to do this and it didn't help me at all when I look at it in hindsight.
Jun 7, '09Occupation: RN, Wife, Mom, Christian Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in Hospice, Case Mngmt, Tele/Med-Surg, etc ; From: US ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 217; Likes: 51I found out just a minute ago I passed!! WOO HOO!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!
Good luck everyone!
Jun 7, '09Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 152; Likes: 31Quote from dconnorscongrats!I found out just a minute ago I passed!! WOO HOO!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!
Good luck everyone!