THIS WILL BE LONG. MY NCLEX STORY
I just wanted to share my nclex story on this thread. I also wanted to thank everyone for their support and sharing their knowledge. I took the test last friday at 2pm. The night before- I only read this thread (got to about page 56)- watched tv- and read a little more. I have wrote everything in this thread down as it started, so this was a simple review for me. Nothing hardcore. It was extremely hard to not study!! The next morning, I tried to sleep in to about ten. Started to get ready, tee with cargo carpi. Don't suggest cargo b/c they went all through all my pockets:no:, I understand the reasoning though. . Got to the testing center about a hr early. Started test at 1:20pm. The twenty minutes was me in the bathroom with the stress-sh:down:ts.. My test was full of infection control--- know the MRSWEE, VCHIPS, SPIDERMAN, and My-C-HEZ-TB!!!!!!!!!! Inside and out. Rewrite it several times now so that way you can write it on your board as soon as the test starts. THIS IS IMPORTANT. Only 2 simple math. 6 culture. and a lot of med-surg. I had a lot of Priorty and 15-20 SATA. 85 questions within 43 minutes!!!! Unbelieveable. I know. Leaving I felt- clam but confused. I said, I think I might of passed it. I didnt cry or stress, nothing but confused. The hrs and days waiting on my results, a completely different story!! That is when the anxeity started in--- crying within 30 hrs after the test, looking up answers, rechecking the site q 15 min. I literally had to leave the house for hrs to avoid going crazy.
Overall, It is crazy! I PASSED!!!! I hope that sharing my story, helps someone, somehow. My advice, Arrive early, eat before, use the bathroom before, take your time (I thought I was but guess not), re-read each question if you don't know the answer. I would read the question and try to answer before looking at the choices, or write everything i know about that infection, drug, etc on the board. That helped me a lot. Breathe- out of your mouth. lol I had to b/c hearing my heart and me breathing was anonnying myself. lol.
Good Luck with all the next testers.