yay for you purple!!!
Everyone else: Try not to sulk too much. It happens. and it's happened to some of the best nurses.
I'm currently waiting for my results (tomorrow is the day!) but I did get the "good pop up" on the pearson trick.
I studied hurst. But I STUDIED it. I did exactly what she said. Lectured to myself, and looked at questions. If nothing poped up in my head when I saw certain key words I studied that information more.
It is NOT about memorizing. if you do not understand the material and know how to apply it then you're not doing yourself any favors.
KNOW THE MED SURGE CONTENT. I'd recommend hurst again in a heartbeat, but you've got to do what she says. And you need to wipe all that I was on the deans list etc out. It doesn't apply. NCLEX wipes the slate clean for everyone. it doesn't care what your gpa was, you have to be able to recognize when something is going wrong.
STUDY. I work full time so I studied 1 sat, monday, wednesday, friday and half a day sunday. prior to me taking those full days I had listened to about half of the hurst lectures. I finished up sat and hit it hard with questions and just KNOWING the material.
hope it all works like pearson says!
also, I do workout AND I did go into the NCLEX as if it was just another nursing exam. Because at the end of the day it is. it's another test. no need for me to stress because we did the hard part: GRADUATED lol