I took my NCLEX on July 15 and went to 62 questions. I had about 13 SATA and the rest were multiple choice. I was really confused when I didn't receive any math, drag and drop, listening, or hot spot questions.
I had two weeks to study. It was a lot to take in. I graduate from a diploma program on June 25 and wanted to take my test ASAP! I had UWorld already but didn't really use it until I graduated. I finished the whole quiz bank and was really disheartened when I received borderline on the first assessment, but was a little more pleased when I got a high chance of passing on the second.
Another resource I used was Nurse Achieve. I don't know how legit they are but it's good practice! They give you a graph at the end of how well you stayed above the median line of passing. I used this a few times and got a pass - pass and solid passes.
I also used Kaplan's adaptive exams. They were overpriced at 129 dollars in my opinion, but they were a good feel for how the test was set up. I went the whole way to question 265 on both of them, though LOL.
Overall, UWorld is the best resource I used. It really prepared me for the exam and the rationale helped me on at least 2/3 of the test! The questions may throw you for a loop but they are a great learning source!
I walked in there a shaking mess. I wanted to vomit, scream, and run away. I had to put on my big girl pants and decide that this was my future and this is what I want, and I had to fight for it.
I was the last one to arrive and the first one done, so that made me more anxious.
I did the PVT and got a good pop up! I don't recommend doing this, though, it's very nerve wracking.
Just take a deep breath and treat every question as if it's the most important one. Read it multiple times, read each option multiple times. Treat this exam as another practice exam.
This test isn't like your nursing school exams, it's entry level and is basically testing you on first day knowledge.
What I did the day before the test is look up Youtube videos on 2020 NCLEX tips and NURSE JANX had the best video I think by far! I highly recommend it!
Eat a good breakfast, get a good nights sleep, meditate, and breathe!
YOU GOT THIS!