I've been following along a lot of the threads on this board, and just wanted to share my story since I found others to be inspirational.
I am a Canadian educated RN. My background includes completing the RPN program, and then completing the RPN-RN bridge program. I moved to Florida about a year ago and after the headache of completing my application with the Florida BON, I wrote my NCLEX yesterday. I didn't do the Pearson Vue trick, and I haven't even paid for quick results, this morning, just 24 hours later, my license is posted on the Florida BON. I passed!!
It was unlike any test that I have written, and I honestly came out of it not feeling very confident. I know they say everyone feels like that, but I felt very confident after writing both the CRNE and CRPNE. My test shut off after 99 questions and only about an hour into the exam.
The resources that I studied were Kaplan (the free Qbank app, and the 2014 review book), the 5 week NCSBN course and the RN Mastery app. I know a lot of people say Kaplan is the most similar, but I found NCSBN and RN Mastery to be more similar, so to each their own.
My only advice is to know your patho, so that you can apply your best judgment and critical thinking. There is no way to get through this exam on memorization!
Best of luck to all of you writing in the near future!