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Obligatory "I feel like I failed NCLEX" Post :(

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Hi guys, I don't even know why I'm posting this but probably just for someone to make me feel better about my results.

I took the NCLEX this morning at 8:00 AM. I probably had around 20-30 SATAs, 2 EKG strips, and around 7 drag/drops. I got basically no pysch, lots of OB, and a good amount of peds. I also got NO delegation, and only a couple prioritization which makes me really nervous cause we've always been told those are harder. My test stopped at 75 questions but I CANNOT shake the feeling that I failed. A select few of the questions felt "easy", but a lot of them were just a shot in the dark. I even tortured myself further by trying to look up answers to some of the questions after the test was done to find that I probably got a good bunch of those wrong as well.

To study I only used Q Banks, including Kaplan's and UWorld's. I could never figure out how to find my Kaplan average (lol), but the last 2 weeks of studying my test scores for 75 question blocks were between 61% and 70% usually. My average for UWorld after completing the whole thing was 61% and then I went back and did all of the ones I got wrong. With both of these, I had a notebook with things to study.

I know people say that EVERYONE feels terrible about the NCLEX, but I actually have managed to feel worse and worse as the day went on. I went into the test pretty confident that it would shut off at 75, and even sorta expected/hoped the screen to turn blue once I tried to click next, which it did. But then when I got home and started overanalyzing I just freaked myself out. I'm worried I was TOO confident, and that I just completely bombed the whole thing.

Are the odds of passing at 75 greater than failing? I was a good student in school but we all know that everyone can have an off day where every answer you pick is the wrong one :(

Oh and last thing, I HAVE tried the PVT but I'm not sure about its reliability and I'm afraid to trust it. I did get the "good pop up" though, after doing it an hour after the test and just now around 8 hours since finishing the test.

Thanks for any advice or words of encouragement!!!!

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I had to sign in because I know EXACTLY how you feel! I wrote my exam yesterday with 265 Q's. I was feeling devastated and defeated, because I only studied for 2 weeks using Uworld exclusively (only did about half of its q bank). I did PVT almost immediately after my exam and got a good pop up, and I continued to do PVT at least once every hour x 5. I know there's been some argument about doing PVT in less than 24 hours but for me, I finished my exam around 7pm yesterday and received my official results via email at 8am this morning- AND I PASSED! My results showed up super quick, taking less than 13 hours in total. I haven't seen anyone who got a good pop up and didn't pass NCLEX yet, so keep your hopes up!! good luck!

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I had to sign in because I know EXACTLY how you feel! I wrote my exam yesterday with 265 Q's. I was feeling devastated and defeated, because I only studied for 2 weeks using Uworld exclusively (only did about half of its q bank). I did PVT almost immediately after my exam and got a good pop up, and I continued to do PVT at least once every hour x 5. I know there's been some argument about doing PVT in less than 24 hours but for me, I finished my exam around 7pm yesterday and received my official results via email at 8am this morning- AND I PASSED! My results showed up super quick, taking less than 13 hours in total. I haven't seen anyone who got a good pop up and didn't pass NCLEX yet, so keep your hopes up!! good luck!

First of all, CONGRATS!!!! Second of all, thank you for your kind words of encouragement!! A lot of people who used UWorld say its what got them through NCLEX, so I'm hoping I pass as well! Also the turn around for your license was really quick! I hope mine is that quick but I'm not gonna get my hopes up for anything to be up tomorrow morning. I think I would be too scared too look anyways hahah

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How did you make out, udng? I just took my exam this morning and am beginning the 48 hours of anxiety.

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I passed! Even though the 48 hours are COMPLETE torture, do not let yourself think you failed. They expect you to get 50% of the questions wrong, so its only natural to feel like you failed the whole thing. I'm not saying the PVT works every time, but it definitely worked for me.

Good luck!!!

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