You all have been so inspiring reading your stories everyday about passing or trying again. :heartbeat After 6 years of college/nursing school (part-time & a surprise baby mid-way, lol) I finally graduated in May 2012. Out of 96 of us that started clinicals together, only 32 of us made it all the way!
I have been studying for about 6 wks or so. I have completed all of the Kaplan Q trainers, Q bank, sample tests. I got a 62% on QT 4 and QT 5. And a 68% on QT 6 and QT 7. I finished 100% of the qbank with 64% correct. I did all of the LaCharity questions and scored between (60-80%) on them. And yesterday I did the NCLEX 4000 pre-test and got a 71%. I have also been working on sample tests from NCSBN and I have gotten in the 70's on them as well. I hope that I am ready. My biggest goal was to be able to walk into NCLEX knowing that I had done my best to prepare - and I think I have.
I am sooooo nervous though! Ugh! It's making me nauseous! I know that we should rest the day before NCLEX - which was what I was going to do... but I can't. Not yet anyways! I am going to just do some more practice questions (alternate format) on NCLEX 4000 and then read over the All Nurses Study Guide (not endorsed by allnurses.com, lol). I will stop at 3pm and THEN relax! I don't expect to learn anything new today! Just want to practice some of the SATA - since they are the baine of my existence!
Wish me luck! And good luck to anyone else testing today or tomorrow! :)
I will let you know how it goes tomorrow!
Ps. Also please cross your fingers that my total thyroidectomy completion surgery goes well on Wednesday! (And yes, I am crazy to schedule both things back to back - but I really wanted to be done studying by the time my surgery came up because I knew I wouldn't be into at that point. And I want to enjoy some of the summer with my 3 daughters before it's over!) Anyways, I was diagnosed with Papillary Cancer in June after having a large tumor removed at the end of May! My thyroid was found to be enlarged at a routine exam a week into my final semester and I had the first surgery the week after graduation! When it rains.... it pours, huh?
I think I am due for some good news! Thanks again! :) :loveya: