I took my NCLEX today and it cut me off at minimum. I had a lot (stressing a lot) of SATA , a few drag and drops, scenerios, some conference q's, and a lot of delegations and priorities. There were no math questions and I felt that my test touched base on everything I learned in school. It was hard, but nothing out of the ordinary. My studying consisted of ATI (which the nclex was very similiar to), lippincotts, and kaplan. Our school did the Kaplan review & after taking the nclex it did not feel realistic to the nclex at all. It may be good strategy wise, but no more then hurst, lippincotts, or even ATI.
Anyways, I started reviewing for 2 wks for a couple of hrs a day. I took minimum & finished it in a couple of hours. When I got home, I did the pearson vue trick and got the good pop up. Myself, I didn't pay extra as I should be listed on the NCBON in a few business days and that's what's most important to me - the license #- so I can start applying for jobs lol :)
GL everyone who is to take/retake the nclex :)