And you've GOT to remember.....the writers of the NCLEX assume you already have the knowledge to pass. After all, you DID pass nursing school....it's not about WHAT you know, it's about figuring out what the question is asking. So many people fail because they answered the question with what they think is the correct answer, only to find out they were wrong. Know your distracters, keywords, and prioritize! Think ABC's and Maslow's. (If there's an answer that includes airway, that is probably the right answer).
Sure, the test is hard. And stressful. But, the good thing is....one time taking it could also be your last time! If it's not, it's not the end of the world. I know some NP's that didn't pass their exam on the first try. Keep at it, and think happy thoughts. Remember to breathe, eat a good breakfast (or lunch) and use your time wisely. Take your breaks even if you don't think you need to take them.
And most of all....good luck. If I can do it, YOU can do it!