I am here just to put my long experience with the dreaded NCLEX. It has been a long journey I am just so happy I can finally say I don't have to worry anymore. But to the point.
I have taken the NCLEX twice. I graduated back in May from a 4 year bachelors nursing program. My school was a fight to pass kind of program but through the struggle I graduated within the 4 years. I was pretty much an A- to B- kinda student in school. Senior year I honestly was more into having fun but I still got what I needed to do done. So once I graduated I paid got my ATT and scheduled my NCLEX 2 days before my birthday on August 19th my school had us on Kaplan so I used the online Kaplan website, the classroom experience, and bought myself a Saunders book. But I was too preoccupied in having fun during the summer that I honestly studied cramming pretty much within 3 weeks so I went to take the test and bombed that test because I didn't know what to expect GOT ALL 265 questions!!!!! I knew I failed great birthday gift right? So I was right I did.
i scheduled my next nclex for October something can't remember and began watching Kaplan content videos slowly grasping what they were saying. Started following along in the book and whatever topics they went over in the video I went over questions on focused reviews on Kaplan and read over whatever they said in the Kaplan book and Saunders. I ended up constantly rescheduling my test until I ended up with December 22nd. Bought myself the la charity book! BEST INVESTMENT FOR PRIORITY AND DELEGATION! i finished brushing up on content on thanksgiving day and started focusing on questions and rationales. My computer constantly had 4 tabs. The Saunders online questions site, la charity's question site, Kaplan, and ReMars blog (great too) and wait can't forget my Microsoft word doc I put whatever I needed to remember. I signed up for another online classroom anywhere session with Kaplan and it helped out way more because I now knew content. Once again I rescheduled my test for January 12th.
Stuck to my date went to the same testing site. Less anxiety. Prayed, asked God to guide me he knew how much I prepared and did not want to come back to take that test again. My test was so hard but that's a good sign I got to 50 I took a break because I was sitting there like *** are you all asking me got to 75 took another break. Came back and I swear it was getting worse stopped at 120 and looked at the screen and said "lord please make this test end I can't do this anymore" low and behold got to question 145 the easiest question I have ever seen in my whole entire life it was a drag and drop did it in .05 seconds and the screen turned blue. I was about to cry because that question was too good to be true
Went home cried for hours. Question was too easy but I knew I got it right thank God for my friends and family they were amazing. COME WEDNESDAY WHILE I WAS AT WORK I CHECKED MY PEARSON VUE RESULTS AND SAW PASS. I cried and cried in the staff room my co workers were just like omg !!!!! Best feeling ever! All I can say is study hard. Don't take this test as an easy college level test it's not. Pray and do what you have to do I am a testimony. Just remember the 48 hours after the test are horrid so have plans lol but good luck to everyone