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Hey everyone,

I AM SO NERVOUS FOR THE NCLEX. I have always been a nervous test taker and this is definitely no different! But never in my life have I had so must pressure to do well/pass an exam. I have a job depending on it and I'm starting to freak. Oh and I guess I should mention that I take my NCLEX is tomorrow at 8 am.

I graduated last month and have been studying basically everyday since then (give or take 3-4). I have been using Davis, Saunders, Hurst, and LaCharity and I do at LEAST 200 questions everyday. I also did the Kaplan disk last night (180 q) and got a 78%. So I am doing OK on the questions and I understand the content but I keep asking myself what if I don't pass. I don't want my anxiety to get the best of me! I KNOW I will be a safe nurse but what if I can't prove that to the NCLEX people?? I just need some encouragement that all this studying will pay off :(

By the way, I plan on not studying AT ALL today.

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You will do fine, do not let the anxiety get to you I believe thats what I let happen to me when I took the test the last time. You have to believe in yourself and that is what I am trying to do now for my second attempt. Stay positive and focus on the question that is my plan.

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You'll do well.. I will be in the same boat as you in 3wks. Remember to keep positive, read and re-read the questions until you understand what its asking before you look at the options. Take a deep breath after each question and remember to pray, and stay positive.

Go get it girl :)

You got this!!

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today - laugh, love, live..catch up with family/friend, eat/sleep early.

tomorrow - arrive early, while waiting or sitting before computer......remember to take several deep breaths, understand a little anxiety is good to make you more focus, pay attention to every single words on the nclex...:)))) you will rock the nclex.

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@AZnursingstudent04

Bless you on your day you take the exam.. :D You've studied hard, and understood what needed to be.. Your greatest enemy is not the NCLEX, but yourself... If you let anxiety get the best of you, you'll have a harder time.. Let go of your doubts, believe in what you have accomplished and what you have done... But most important of all BELIEVE in the PURPOSE of GOD for you... You are not standing here now, ready to take the NCLEX just by mere coincidence, you worked hard for this.. Don't think about the work, or any presumptions for now, just concentrate on the screen in front and answer as accurately and as safely as you can...

You'll do GREAT! I'll be praying for you! Good luck and God bless!

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gatoraims RN has 5 years experience.

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I can only repeat what the other girls said. Take your time with the questions. Read the questions twice so you not miss anything silly (anxiety makes me miss things). Pause during the test and take deep breaths.

I had to also pass the test. In order to get into RN school (took PN Nclex), if I had failed I would have to not start RN school for one more year and not get a job that is depending on my passing.

Really I think the test was made out to be much much worse than it really was. I can only say that now after I know I passed. :)

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I agree with the others. Take your time, breathe, read each question carefully. The best one all PRAY. Give it to the Lord. I wish you the best of luck. I will pray for you and everyone who is taking the test.

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Thanks for the encouragement everyone!! You guys rock!

SO, took the NCLEX at 8 am. Hardest test of my life and don't feel too great right now. I got at LEAST 20 SATA, a lot of prioritization and infection control, shut off at 75. But now I'm freaking out because my status on Pearsonvue still says "ready for delivery" and not "delivery successful". Does this mean I failed??? Ahhhhh my classmates already did the PVT and their status says "delivery successful." What's wrong????

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Just kidding...just did my PVT trick and I got the GOOD popup. Good sign???

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Congratulations!!! I am also using Davis, Hurst and Lacharity. What do you think about Davis now that you have taken the test? I will be taking the the test for the second time next Sat!

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I don't have my official results, but if the PVT trick is accurate here is my advice:

You're using the same books I did (except I used Saunders Q&A a little, it's too easy for the NCLEX). Hurst is awesome and helped me a lot with core content. Davis is amazing!! Just use the disk and customize tests according to your weaknesses. Do tons of Davis SATA because they are WAYYYYYYYY harder than the real thing. Like WAY harder. I was actually surprised about how easy the SATA questions were on the NCLEX. I used LaCharity to study and I thought it was good. I got a lot of prioritization questions so that booked helped me with those. Good luck and let us all know how it goes!!

OH and I looked over the allnurses study guide (don't have a link but it's on this site). That helped me tremendously! Just looking over electrolytes and infection control mnemonics!

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