So, round 2- The final round for me, is this week! Nervous? Yes. Anxious? Yes. More confident this time around? Yes. Who am I? I am never like this before an exam.
I took the NCLEX the first time August 1st and actually thought I did ok, minus the horrible experience. My power went out during my exam and from that point on, it was downhill from there. I got to 177 questions. I had about 24 SATA, 13 meds (which I knew none), 1 cardiac strip, 2 drag and drops, and 2 or 3 pictures. It was hard, not gonna lie.
I took the Buszta Review class a total of three times now and am being private tutored. She says I am doing very well, just need to get my anxiety under control. She also said I tend to burn out after 25 questions so I need to take more frequent breaks during the exam.
I am deff not over-studying this time around. I think I over-studied for about 2 months the first time. I went on 8-10 hours a day, studying, with breaks. This time, I am taking more breaks and not sitting for hours at a time studying. I am review only content areas where I am weak in and doing lots more questions vs just looking at notes.
I feel good and hope I have a smooth and passing experience when I take my exam this week. Any advice guys? I know its been almost 3 months since i took the exam the first time, but I needed a break after the first time. Took 3-4 weeks off, then took the review class again and started doing questions, and the last 2 weeks I have been tutored.
Wish me luck! PRAYING FOR THE BEST NEWS EVER: PASS!