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Just graduated December '08.

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    Taking NCLEX this Thursday (2/12)

    i did take my test in cali on the 12th and i found out on the 18th that i passed. so did you look? let me know if you passed!!!
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    Taking NCLEX this Thursday (2/12)

    Well after 6 long days of waiting, I got my results this morning and I passed! It seems as though all my praying has paid off! Good luck to everyone still waiting!! And thank you guys for all the support and encouragement!
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    Taking NCLEX this Thursday (2/12)

    Nothing today, but I am not sure why I was expecting to see my name there today because the CA BRN was closed the 12th and the 16th so today would only be the second business day after my test and they may be behind due to the closures for the holiday. So I am guess that at best I would see something tomorrow or Thursday, I think Friday is out because now our BRN is closed the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. SIIGGHH!! I am enough of a stress case as it is so it is starting to get really hard for me to stay calm and positive, I am doing my best though. :scrm:I will keep updating! Good luck to everyone awaiting results and those waiting to test!
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    Taking NCLEX this Thursday (2/12)

    I checked..but nothing there yet. The last update was from yesterday, so I am guessing that we may find out tomorrow if we are lucky. Good luck to you!
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    Taking NCLEX this Thursday (2/12)

    Still waiting. I am in CA and we do no have quick results. So hopefully if I passed I will find out Wednesday or Thursday. The waiting is torture!!
  6. Chantilly

    Taking NCLEX this Thursday (2/12)

    Ok so now that this whole thing is starting to sink in. I am starting to feel less than hopeful that I made it, I told myself I wouldn't do this. But the more I think about it the more likely I feel like I failed..I know everyone says that. And I am hoping that this is just a normal reaction to the whole process...It is going to be a LONG weekend!!!! :hngon:
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    Taking NCLEX this Thursday (2/12)

    Well...3 hours and 75 questions later (yes it really took me 3 hours to do 75 questions) I am done. How do I feel you may be wondering...I don't know how I feel. I don't feel bad about it, but I don't feel great about it either. There were things there that I knew and there were things that I took a shot in the dark at..but that is kind of what I had expected. I think I got like 15 SATA's...which some say it's a good thing to be getting them because it means you are answering higher level questions. I don't know...I just don't know. I have decided to try to stay positive and find things to pass my time so that I am not sitting and stewing on whether or not I passed (don't get me wrong I it will still be on my mind, I just don't want to let thinking about it consume me). So now the hardest part begins...waiting to see the verdict. Have my fingers crossed that it worked out, and if not I now know where I went wrong.
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    Taking NCLEX this Thursday (2/12)

    Wow thanks for the good info. Some of was stuff that I hadn't really thought, hopefully it will help me out!
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    Taking NCLEX this Thursday (2/12)

    Wow that is only 4 days!! EEkkk! It really snuck up on me and I am starting to worry that I didn't study as much as I could have. I have done in the area of 3,500 review questions, and my scores have been all over the place. I have to admit that I don't take doing questions when I am studying as seriously as I do when I am actually testing...that fact right there leads me to worry a bit. I did make sure that I took the time to read and understand all the rationales, as well as reading over any content area that came up that I just didn't feel very comfortable with. I did really well in school, I finished with one of the top GPA's. And I did really well on my ATI predictor. One would think that this would really be a confidence booster, but it made me feel like I couldn't take the need for studying for granted. This is the MOST stressed out I can ever remember feeling, I am seriously starting to make myself sick over taking this test. I thought about rescheduling, but changed my mind as it would only be prolonging the inevitable. Now I am having insomnia, GI distress, crying spells, and just a general feeling of anxiety. I am already working as a GN, and so far I LOVE my job it couldn't be more perfect for me and I don't want to lose that. I guess that only adds to my stress. To make matters even more stressful, I have to go to new grad class the day before my exam and have to work the day after (I guess that may help keep my mind off of the situation). Everyone that knows me keeps telling me I will be fine, one of my instructors from my last semester of school even told me she has no doubt that I will be one of the ones that is done with 75 Q's. But I can't help but worrying, what if I don't make it. I guess I tend to worry too much about the possibility of failure. I wish there were some magic way of just knowing when you are ready to take the NCLEX, but since there isn't I am just going to suck it up and get it done. All that said, please any words of wisdom to help me get over my freak out would be more than welcomed. Also, please send positive vibes my way and send out a prayer or 2 or 3 on my behalf (Lord knows I have been praying everyday). One last thing Good luck and best wishes to everyone else testing soon...my thoughts and prayers are with you!!!:plsebeg:
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    MY NCLEX story - may answer some questions

    Thank you so much for your post! I test on Feburary 12th and so far everyday that passes just makes me feel less prepared and more anxious. I have thought about rescheduling my test but that will really get me no where, except for more anxious and more stressed out! Reading your story made my anxiety ease up (at least a little). I guess I just thought that one day I would just wake up and say "Hey, I am so ready to take the NCLEX"...LOL yeah don't think that is going to ever happen. So I guess I will just keep on doing what I am doing and hope for the best! Congrats on passing NCLEX!!! And good luck to everyone else waiting to test!!!!
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    HOLY CRAPOLLA!!! I am almost done!

    :ancong!: Good Luck to you! I am sure it will be nerve wracking, but I wish you the best of luck! Keep us posted on how it goes for you.
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    HOLY CRAPOLLA!!! I am almost done!

    Thanks for the advice. I am trying to hang in there...the anxiety is killing me though! Good luck with your new grad program...what floor will you be working on?
  13. I start my last semester of my ADN program THIS Monday!!! I know that I should be excited that I am almost done and that I am going to be working pretty soon, but I am sooooo nervous!!! I don't really worry about this semester itself, it is the whole being done with school and getting out there and working...YIKES!!! Everytime someone brings up the fact that I am almost done with school I get a pit in my stomach and the nausea and anxiety soon follow. I have never doubted myself...until now. I do well in clinical and in class. I have been told by nurses at clinical, my clinical instructors, and nursing instructors that I will make a great nurse. But I am scared out of my mind!!! I feel like I know enough to be out there on the floor. Now I realize that they aren't just going to turn me loose and I know that I am never alone there is always someone that can help out. But these things don't make me feel any better!!! So given my recent anxiety I decided to talk to one of my previous clinical instructors about my feelings, and he smiled at me and told me that the way I feel is very common and that if I didn't feel like this he would be worried me being safe on the floor...that made me feel better...for AWHILE. Everyday closer to the start of school I get the more anxious I become...it is starting to affect my sleep and I get a little emotional when I start thinking about it. I just want to be a good and safe nurse...I know a lot of that comes with time and experience. Knowing these things just doesn't help out my anxiety any!! So what to do??!! I am sure many of you have/are experiencing these feelings...so please share!! Any words of encouragement will be much appreciated!!:hngon:
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    MEOW! Catty nursing students

    Just don't quit whatever you do!!! You are in this to better yourself, to do something you want to do, and the only person that is going to help you achieve your goals is you. So like the others have said lay low, stick to yourself and be the loaner. Afterall these classmates don't sound like people you are going to want to maintain friendships with after you graduate! Best of luck to you!!
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    How many did you lose?

    We lost 10 first semester...but for various reasons not all failing. We lost 1 second semester, and non during third semester. Like others have mentioned don't worry yourself with failing. It could turn out be a self fulfilling prophecy. The more positive you stay the better your outcome will be. And in all honesty, the people we lost in our program were ones that either did not dedicate themselves to their studies, or those that were not ready to move on. Stay posivite, even if it means telling yourself everyday that you can do this! Good luck to you, and one more thing DONT LISTEN TO RUMORS...that is the most valuable thing I have learned about being sucessful in NS.
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    Baby Rescue Yesterday

    You will wind up making a great nurse since you are able to think under pressure. As for the common person on the street, it makes you wonder...I really hope that I am never involved in an accident unless someone quick thinking is around to help!! That acutally reminded me of another story... I used to be a waitress just before NS started, and one night I hear my fellow employees talking about how some lady just passed out and was non-responsive. So I asked well where is she, so I can check on her. They say, Oh the paramedics are on the way. I am thinking to myself...yeah and that could take awhile. So I finally found out were she was and I checked on her. She turned out to be okay, it was some heart defect that she had to have surgery on. But geeez people! Don't choke while you are in a resturant you may just die, because the staff will think it's okay since the medics are on the way....