I recently took my NCLEX yesterday morning at 8 AM in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. I went to a 4 year program who beat the NCLEX into our already crammed brains. We had to do hours and hours of questions, and also had to take 2 comprehensive exams. Both of these exams informed me that I have a 95% chance of passing the NCLEX on my first try. These exams were the Mosby Assessment and an ATI test. We had over 9 ATIs all together throughout the 4 years. We were also forced to take the HURST review, which I found utterly useless during the NCLEX. It is a good tool for review, but the concepts didn't help very well. Even though I have had preparation, I feel as a total failure. I believe that test is designed to do that. (hah) I had around 218 questions. And I am completely sured that I failed.
I keep religiously checking the Department of States Licenser verification only to be bummed out by seeing my name with a Graduate Registered Nurse beside it. Looking for help I came to these forms, as I did often during nursing school. I came across the Pearson Trick. Looking for anything to relieve some anxiety I tried it. I came to the last question about my school of nursing, and it gave me a message that said their records show that I am already registered for this test. I couldn't reach the payment section. My status on the active form says delivery successful.
I am writing this to give others hope and myself hope and that even though you want to drive into a tree to go into a coma to pass the time, it is worth waiting. This is what we have been working for years for. It comes down to these final moments. Although, It is driving me and anyone who talks to me insane. My boyfriend informed me that he wants to hit me with a frying pan to knock me out for awhile so i'll stop worrying.
I will repost when I get my results, but for everyone that is in the same situation as I am. Please hang in there.
Jun 13, '09
Last edit by dra9382 on Jun 13, '09
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