Quote from cRyo
I hope you pass! God is in control!
I am taking mine soon too. I have questions for you if you don't mind. So how does the NCLEX exam looks like? Do they give you a whiteboard for calculation or a sheet of paper with a pen?
*How big are the fonts? Can you make it bigger? LOL (This is the nervous me)
*Are there any lockers?
I am so clammy right now.
That is so true! GOD is in control and everything is Possible thru Him. Whatever results I would get, I will gladly accept it- if it is His will.
ohh. that's good! I will be including you in my prayers.
for the font it is fixed. but it is decent enough to be read (considering that I wear glasses, and that I would have a hard time to read for a long time without them). The size is not that big nor too small. The format and the outline of their system is very similar to Uworld (in desktop version).
yes! they would provide you a marker and a ply white board. you can do your calculation there, write all the normal lab values you remember before you click your mouse for your tutorial. because once you hit that mouse, even if it is in tutorial mode, your time is already running.
yes there will be lockers by the waiting area
they will be providing it to you once you check in. they will be asking you if you have any study materials you have brought with you, smart watches, tabs, phones. and if you do, they will ask you to put it on the table, then you have to turn off your phone and your smart watch in front of them and will provide a little zip lock that is secured then ask you to put it inside including that study materials you brought (if you have some). and tell you to put it inside your bag to put it in your locker, and not to have access with that secured zip lock thing, even during your break. only your food and things that are not placed in that ziplock could be accessed by you during your break.
dont wear heavy jackets. if you want to be comfortable while taking the exam, wear a comfy sweater, with a tshirt underneath. don't wear any bangles, bracelets and necklace, as they will ask you to leave it in your locker as well.
the exam itself-
well, I can't say it is easy. because it is not. there were questions that I know for sure, that I know. but for sure it will start you off with questions that is already given- which the answers are already obvious. then it gets harder and harder. I kid you not, SATAs rained on me. 50 SATAs, one after the other. I kept a tally on my whiteboard. I got 6 EKG strips, but not to identity the strip, but the best intervention. I got 6 drag and drops. only one drug calculation. a ton of meds, and prioritizations in all systems- OB, PEDS, MEDSURG, everything you can think of. Some of them I didn't even know to tell you honestly, that I had to look it up right after I finished my exam. But they barely throw questions that are coming from MARS where you can say "I haven't heard about it". It's just that NCLEX is very tricky. Especially the prioritizations and especially when the question asks you about the best intervention you would do.
but hey! i know you can do it! you made it thru nursing school. you made it so far. so you got this!!!
nclex is another milestone.
study hard- give all your best. But also commit yourself and your profession to HIM.
that is okay
you can ask me. I have been thru that yesterday. and I would like to help you to ease you a bit