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by LisalouRN LisalouRN (New Member) New Member

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Hi there everyone. I have been to this forum probably 50 times in the last 2 days. I never registered or posted because I was in a serious state of shock. I took my NCLEX-RN on Tuesday and thought I had failed, completely! Throughout nursing school I had a 3.8 GPA, I studied for the exam everyday since graduation, and did thousands of practice ?'s. Most of my friends from nursing school passed in 75, one at 98, one at 120. From the beginning of the test I felt overwhelmed, info wasn't coming to me. So needless to say, when I arrived at question 200 I started to panic. I felt like I was going to vomit, I started to shake, and become delerious. At question 250, I blanked out. All I remember is coming out of the testing center, getting in my car, and then sobbing for about 45 minutes. I thought I had failed. I didn't even know what I had answered the last part of the test. It has been the worst two days of my life!! I checked the quick results website every hour, talk about an obsessive-compulsive disorder, I had it!! Finally, exactly 48 hours later I checked and it said PASS. So if I can do it, you can too. I wanted to post today so that maybe it could help people in this same situation feel a little bit better. Reading posts from people who have passed is what kept me going throughout the agonizing wait. So good luck to you all!!

:balloons: :balloons: :balloons:

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muffie has 25 years experience as a RN and specializes in cardiac med-surg.

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congratulations nurse :balloons:

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This was my exact experience. I consider myself reasonably intelligent, and was approaching the boards with serious apprehension, but a general feeling that I would pass. I had studied, done ?s, the usual routine. I had no idea that my anxiety would be over the moon when I arrived at the testing center, but it was. There are few things that I remember from the test, and as the questions kept coming, I kept trying to tell myself "if you're still getting questions, you're still passing." Needless to say, 265 questions later I was a wreck in every sense of the word. I was sure I had failed, and how was I going to tell my husband, my family, his family, our friends, and so on. Anyway, I got my results the next day, and I passed. I still can't believe it. Quite literally it was one of the happiest days of my life!!

We all can do this...we've worked hard and we deserve to be successful. Whether you got 75, 105 or 265, be confident and know that it is overwhelmingly likely that you're gonna pass. Worst case scenario, if you have to retake it, retake it. You will be a FANTASTIC nurse whenever that day comes!! Keep the faith and congratulations to all who have passed, and BEST OF LUCK to all those preparing!!!! You're gonna be great!

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suzy253 is a RN and specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

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Congratulations & welcome to the 265 club! :balloons: :balloons:

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Congratulations to all of you in the 265 club, I hope to be joining you. I took my NCLEX today, and like the rest of you I got all 265 questions. When I take a test I get very disgtracted by noises so I put in the earplugs, well after question 75 all I could hear was my heart beating faster and faster. I could see the other people taking the test around me getting up and leaving. OMG by now I am in pure panic mode, I couldn't think of anything. I am not sure if it was the same for you but I have never seen or heard some of the things on that test. Like everyone else I walked out of the testing facility feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, saying you just failed that test, how am I going to tell my family and friends, how embarrassing. I hope to be one of the one's who gets all 265 questions and passes. It is going to be a very, very long 48 hours, say a prayer for me.:confused:

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I took nclex today also....I had 109 questions...when the computer shut off I almost cried...I dont think I got the opportunity of prove myself...I know i got the last question right and it shut off...I know I failed...I am looking to take it agaain....I felt like I know nothing...complete idiot I felt like....

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Congratulations to all of you in the 265 club, I hope to be joining you. I took my NCLEX today, and like the rest of you I got all 265 questions. When I take a test I get very disgtracted by noises so I put in the earplugs, well after question 75 all I could hear was my heart beating faster and faster. I could see the other people taking the test around me getting up and leaving. OMG by now I am in pure panic mode, I couldn't think of anything. I am not sure if it was the same for you but I have never seen or heard some of the things on that test. Like everyone else I walked out of the testing facility feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, saying you just failed that test, how am I going to tell my family and friends, how embarrassing. I hope to be one of the one's who gets all 265 questions and passes. It is going to be a very, very long 48 hours, say a prayer for me.:confused:

Hey (guess who?), just remember that the NCLEX takes all kinds of numbers: from 75 to 265 and the majority of us pass (over 85% on the first try). You will be in my prayers and I know you will pass........

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Hi Amybrown! Welcome to the 265 club!! While it's so hard for you to feel confident right now, the rest of us can tell you that we have been in your shoes, many of us in the last couple of days, and it'll be alright! My nursing school friends were telling me to go review the questions that I thought I got right so I'd have a confidence builder until I got my results. My thoughts were.."the questions I got right?? I can't remember questions period!" Have faith, say a prayer, and you're in my prayers as well (along with everyone else who's taking boards this summer :). You'll be a great nurse!!

Again, congratulations to everyone who passed, and GOOD LUCK to all who are taking the NCLEX! If you survived nursing school, you deserve nothing but success!!

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Hi tinaharper too!! I didn't mean to exclude people who didn't have the entire NCLEX experience...let us know your results, but I'm positive you did fantastic!~

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Rme4life has 2 years experience and specializes in 66H.

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for some reason by the time I hit around question 150 I just knew that I would be there until I had answered all 265 questions, I was, and I passed. It is always nice to read on this board just how many people pass with 265.

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I just wanted to thank you for the incouraging words. I read your post over and over today as I was awaiting my NCLEX-RN results that I took on Wed. This was my 2ed 265 Q test! I was sick with anxiety. I graduated in Dec. 06 and never thought I would take the NCLEX multipule times AND have 265 Q!

It really can be done with 265 Q...I can hardly belive it!

Did I mention I passed...I can officially call myself a RN!!

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