My NCLEX-RN story...

  1. ok, so after I took the test, which was on august 31st (friday) my birthday of all days to choose....i was 99.9% sure that i failed. so of course, i hopped online searching for some reassurance. this forum definitely helped. it's just nice knowing that other people are going through the same dreadful experience....anyways....i took the test and it shut off at 75 questions. my heart sank. i almost burst out in tears, and the only thing on my mind was that it didn't give me enough to evaluate my competence! i was longing for just one more question....ha weird huh? so after that i told everyone i failed. no one believed me, because they told me most people pass with that amount. i didn't listen. i was for sure the exception. i also went around asking my friends what kind of questions they got on the test, and none of it seemed to match up. they say if you're doing really well you're getting priorities and delegation. but seriously, i only got a few. that's why i thought i failed. i got a lot of teaching, meds, a few select all that apply, and some diseases. it was just so hard. i already work as a GN, and i am off of orientation--so i had a lot of pressure on me to pass. so, all in all, i signed on this morning, and it said PASS. i was so happy. i couldn't believe it, and i still kind of am in shock. it's just to hard to think i actually made it. i just want to let all of you know that the test is so individualized. don't worry what other people got, or how many questions they got. just try your hardest, concentrate, and you'll be fine. nursing school prepared you well enough to answer the questions--even if you don't know the answer. and one more thing---study! i did content and questions. not as much as i wanted to, but it helped. just to get you in the same mind frame...as the boards. well....i'm done with rambling....but GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU WHO STILL ARE WAITING TO TAKE IT.......YOU'LL ALL DO GREAT!!!!!
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  3. by   tinta06
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    ok, so after I took the test, which was on august 31st (friday) my birthday of all days to choose....i was 99.9% sure that i failed. so of course, i hopped online searching for some reassurance. this forum definitely helped. it's just nice knowing that other people are going through the same dreadful experience....anyways....i took the test and it shut off at 75 questions. my heart sank. i almost burst out in tears, and the only thing on my mind was that it didn't give me enough to evaluate my competence! i was longing for just one more question....ha weird huh? so after that i told everyone i failed. no one believed me, because they told me most people pass with that amount. i didn't listen. i was for sure the exception. i also went around asking my friends what kind of questions they got on the test, and none of it seemed to match up. they say if you're doing really well you're getting priorities and delegation. but seriously, i only got a few. that's why i thought i failed. i got a lot of teaching, meds, a few select all that apply, and some diseases. it was just so hard. i already work as a GN, and i am off of orientation--so i had a lot of pressure on me to pass. so, all in all, i signed on this morning, and it said PASS. i was so happy. i couldn't believe it, and i still kind of am in shock. it's just to hard to think i actually made it. i just want to let all of you know that the test is so individualized. don't worry what other people got, or how many questions they got. just try your hardest, concentrate, and you'll be fine. nursing school prepared you well enough to answer the questions--even if you don't know the answer. and one more thing---study! i did content and questions. not as much as i wanted to, but it helped. just to get you in the same mind frame...as the boards. well....i'm done with rambling....but GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU WHO STILL ARE WAITING TO TAKE IT.......YOU'LL ALL DO GREAT!!!!!
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    Congratulations. :smiley_aa
  4. by   DolphinRN84
    Congratulations!!!
  5. by   Chiefy
    Congrats!!! Best wishes! The pressure is a killer! But it's all done now.
  6. by   RNKay31
    Congratulation, God bless you always
  7. by   tencat
    Congratulations!
  8. by   landonsles
    Congrats!!

    And by the way, Happy Birthday!! August 31st is my birthday, too!!
  9. by   syra33
    aw thanks guys! happy birthday to you too....belated! =)

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