I want to share my experience.... I took my NCLEX on 7/24/17 and passed with 75 questions! I graduated in December 2016 and had to wait 7 months because I had to complete English 102 (perreq)
I was terrified because all my friends took and passed... I heard so many horror stories that if you wait long after your school, the chances of passing are slim.
I didn't even study all that much... at least compared to some of my friends. I basically used Uworld for a month. I completed 1000 questions. I did NOT do questions every day. I'd do questions sporadically here and there.. I also used Hurst Review for content. I loved Uworld though! The questions and rationales are the BEST!
Also the NCLEX is similar to Uworld. The format and everything!
Honestly, I felt like I should've studied more because I didn't have all the labs memorized and I didn't have some concepts like Peds and Psych covered; I also didn't know the insulin very well...
Anyways, of course the day of my exam I got a few Ped questions! With each question on the exam, I felt like I didn't know and it was final jeopardy! I was praying I'd get more questions, and then PUFF! the exam ended at 75 questions...
I left defeated, absolutely with no doubt knowing I failed at 75 questions. I had a few SATA and priority questions.
I went home and did the Pearson Vue trick - and it gave me hope that I might've passed... It gave me the good pop up!
Then the next day in the morning (not even 24hrs!) the board posted my license number!!
So, I'm posting this to give everyone hope out there that it IS possible to pass! Stay on top of it - use Uworld!! without a doubt it saved my butt!