1. how many questions did you take on nclex? 75
2. what study materials did you use? did you take a test review course?
i took hurst live review, which had a lot of good content. it was the main study material i used for preparing for nclex, and i recommend it to anyone. i used virtual ati. vati was a headache for me. i'm alittle bit of a procrastinator and so was the instructor i had. it wasn't a good mix. i had a hard time getting her to reply to my emails and getting the codes. the ati tests were good practice though. i also used the mosby's nclex review cards, which were helpful. i used saunders q & a, which i though was to easy, but had good rationales.
3. did your son offer any testing (eri, ati, hesi)? vati
4. how long did you wait for results of the test, or are you still waiting?
48 hours. nc participates in the pearson vue quick results. it was the longest 48 hours of my entire life.
5. what were your thoughts coming out of the test (total disbelief, certainty you had failed, confident you had passed)?
my first thoughts were, the nclex wasn't nearly as hard as everyone makes it out to be. i had a lot of mixed emotions. i wasn't certain that i failed, but neither was i exactly confident. i felt better about it right after the test, but as the next 48 hours went on i felt worse, and worse about it. i had a little over a dozen sata and quite a few med questions.
6. was this your first attempt at nclex?
yes! and by the grace of god i passed it!!! i found out last thursday and i'm still in a state of shock over it .
good luck to all the nclex takers. my advice is to pray hard, stay calm, and have confidence in yourself. if i can do it, anyone can. hope this helps!