Thank you to everyone for the good tips and good advice I received on this site.
I took the NCLEX this a.m., got 75 questions and the good popup, so I am hopeful. Hoping that I have been successful, I wanted to pass a few points along:
1. I studied Saunders and Exam Cram questions and rationale. If I needed content, I went primarily to reliable online sources or some textbooks.
2. I studied about two hours a day for 3 months.
3. I recommend memorizing ABGs (O2, CO2, pH, HCO3, etc), EKG, Cranial Nerves, Infection Control, (My chicken hez TB, Spiderman, Mrs. Vee and VChips for sure) Basic Labs (platelets, WBC, RBC, K, Na, Glucose, etc) and restraint procedures.
4. As I got closer to number 75 on the test, I prayed to get more questions, because I was sure I was failing. When it turned off at 75, I wanted to cry hysterically. If the good pop up worked for me, then my experience was the same as so many others: you leave the exam feeling like you failed it miserably, and you might have passed.
5. I got my first SATA at question number 6, and got one every third or fourth question after that. I got one pretty tough math calculation towards the end. My last five questions were not SATA questions.
Good luck to all; I am in an early result state, so will let you know in a couple of days if I passed.