I was looking through this board and naturally like you'd expect it attracts a lot of people that are nervous and a lot of people that are having problems with the test taking. So I thought it would be useful to others to read a positive NCLEX experience.
When I took my NCLEX, finding the building the test was in was easy but finding the suite wasn't. I wasn't late but I was nervous pacing around some hallways looking for the right room. I thought the testing center would be rather large but it was really small. I think there were like 6 computers. Your mileage may vary.
The questions were straightforward and most of the time the answer seemed obvious. The questions related to real world applications and a few of the things I saw were a little unusual but nothing much that I hadn't heard of in my readings.
I'm sure I did miss plenty questions, but there wasn't anything outrageous. The questions I did struggle on or guessed at were fair and really did identify holes in my knowledge.
I got tons of select all that apply and a lot of my questions related to care plan meetings.
I had exactly two medication questions and zero lab questions. But knowledge about medication and labs helped me answer some other questions in a non-direct kind of way so it was useful knowledge.
Overall I feel like it's a really fair test and accurately test for what a brand new nurse should know. Nothing too advanced lots of safety questions. If I was a patient I'd want my nurse to able to pass the NCLEX.