my take on the Nclex rn today

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Me vs. nclex

I took my NCLEX today at 800 am today. I came to this exam not 100% certain I was fully prepared. I just knew I had waited too long to take the exam and it was time to go. I think I expected too much of myself. I heard stories from friends that they all passed with 75 q so I expected nothing less from myself. In the beginning I thought that the test was ok and that Kaplan had prepared me well. At q75 I was prepared to leave the center because I felt too assure of myself. I saw q76 and my heart just drop. I didn't understand. I wanted a bat or anything to break down my computer. I knew I was in this for the LONG haul. Raised my hand and had to go eat a snack b/c I was feeling hypoglycemic. Went to the bathroom and did a little prayer. I said that God will never leave me and I asked for his assistance till the end. I had faith. At the same time I was scared. Thoughts ran into my mind of what might happen if I didn't do well on this exam. Came question 150 and I wanted someone to either shoot me or just for my computer to explode. I felt frustrated and guilty for not studying enough. I thought I didn't study enough. If I knew the topic I couldn't find the answer. And vice versa. I wanted the answer choice "d" - I don't know. There we procedures I thought were made up. Half of the exam seemed as though it was written in Chinese. A lot of the questions were written as so: this patients undergoing exam creatksdjfpat, what do you expect to do? I felt that this exam was my battle against meds, the one thing I slacked off. What the heck is ldkfjldjf and sldkjflkdjf? Nclex is torturous.

I felt hurtful that I made my family member drive in the wee dark night to this center. For what? Failure. I do not wish upon this feeling on anyone. Driving home, I was mortally depressed. Looked out the windowed and whispered that I still had faith and God will be with me. Prior to the exam, I told myself that I would not do the "pearsonvue trick" because I wanted to linger on the hopes that I might pass. Well......forget that. Temptation and anxiety got me doing the trick. Did all the procedure and popped this:

"Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Please contact your Member Board for further assistance. Another registration cannot be made at this time."

I honestly don't know if this tricked works. I question it since I wonder how could I have passed at 165 q with only 4 sata, 2 order and thousand meds and millions of priority q. sorry for the long story. Just venting. Will update. :wink2:

nursemeow

nursemeow

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Just because you had 150-160 questions means nothing....You passed silly...the test is meant for u to pass....if u are having a difficult time the computer gives u more questions in the area your need help on.... some people i know passed and 250 and 75.. someone I knew BOMBED at 75.... so chill...U have PNCD....(post nclex depression) WE ALL KNOW THAT TORTURE...THE NEED TO SLEEP, DRINK, CRY, STARE AT CLOCK....TIME GOES SLOWER....UGHHHHHHHHHHHH....well when u see PASS.... U SHALL LAUGH AND SHOUT AND MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CHECK THAT U ARE NOT HALLUCINATING THE WORD PASS....Keep us posted grasshopper!!! ;)

+one

+one

Specializes in Psych, Skilled Nursing. Has 2 years experience. 371 Posts

i think you did well. i would want to find out how to answer

"wqwywtytew" too.. ^^,

RNindmaking

RNindmaking

190 Posts

YOU PASSED! plant that in your mind or even to a rock. LOL!:yeah:

KAYBDT6

KAYBDT6, BSN, RN

Specializes in L & D, Med-Surge, Dialysis. 1,602 Posts

congrats!

bodz01

bodz01

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i feel you. i had mine scheduled at 8am and i had my mom driving me at 6am. i stopped at 75q but i wasn't 100% confident as well. the pearsonvue trick was a temptation. i vowed i would not try it... not at least after a week or so. but after i slept for a good 2 hours after the exam, i just had to do it.

and i got the same pop-up. i could not believe it. few days later, i got my official results. I PASSED =]

congratulations RN!

miconium

miconium

22 Posts

thanks everybody. I hope everything goes well. I've been reading the pearsonvue trick thread and its somewhat of a whirlwind. i hope it is true b/c i've been checking the site for the pop up everyday!!!

wahala

wahala

45 Posts

OMG you really cracked me up reading your post because you sounded just like me when i took my last test.Some of the questions really look like chinese and you think this exam is more than a monster.you study one way they attack you with strange questions.anyway hang in there till you see your result dont freak out.Gdluck

Crux1024

Crux1024

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, Emergency, SAFE. 985 Posts

OP, I felt exactly the same this friday. I went to bed around 11pm the night before and woke up @ 0230!! Yeah not good. I laid in bed for hours and finally just got out @ 0530. I went to the Test center 1/2 hr early. It was storming out! I thought "Oh, God is crying for me..b/c Im going to fail!!!!"...Yeah, not good thoughts, but I was very pessimistic about all this.lol.

When I actually sat down @ 0745...my depression got worse. They were asking me things I just didnt know or didnt think to study!! I honestly dont know any Orthodox Jew death rites...!! lol.

Comp shut down @ 75 and I felt a lump in my stomach. I called my hubby to come get me, had a small cry in the car (still storming by the way), went home and slept for 4 hrs.

HOWEVER.......I did the "trick" after I woke up (after reading about it here) and got the hopeful message.

Today, I paid for my quickresults (i know, i know..i just couldnt wait) and it read PASS.

Keep hope alive. :D

miconium

miconium

22 Posts

crux1024,

I know what you mean. I had a "death" question that was so clueless. I was hoping it was about asian ritual... something i'm more knowledgeable about. i knew sleeping in during religion class would someday come to haunt me!!

miconium

miconium

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Wanted to let all you guys know that I PASSED!! :nurse::yeah::chuckleOfficially an RN baby!!Now I want to share how I studied. Some of this may be repeated by other posters so I apologize in advance.

First of all, I took Kaplan. It seemed like a sure thing to me. BUT you must put the effort into it. Kaplan is nothing if you do not put in your share. So when I started going to the classes, I realize I lacked A LOT of things especially content. I felt very depressed. So I started doing the content they have of each section. Each day I would do one and take notes that I ended up not reading again but I think it's good to just write information down. Throughout this time, I did not do ANY Q bank b/c I wanted to save it for last. At night I ready Lacharity book all the chapters except last 3 and cases. I also read Kaplan strategy. The only reason I read it was because I bought it but it was no point b/c I already had the Kaplan package. So 2 weeks b/f the exam, I did 2 sets of Q bank (50q) each day and read the rationals. Then took a break and then at night I read lacharity (1 chapter). If I wasn't tired I read random info that I gathered online such as those on this site.

Honestly, I didn't study like crazy. The key is to study in a balance. I read the rationales which I thought was the most time consuming and the difficult part. I also eat healthy. That means fruits and not too much junk food. I thought that the Kaplan q were written very similar to Nclex. Also, I don't recommend buying a drug book I don't think it worth it. I did and I didn't even touch it. :zzzzz:down:The drugs given on the exam are so random. But don't take my words for it. the day b/f the exam, I DID study. I know many don't but I crammed. I think I was fine. I also did something nice for myself which made me feel good. :clown:

I wanted thank everyone for their support and I hope that this help. Please feel free to pm me if you have any questions :wink2:

Angel love

Angel love

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congrats honey..:up::clphnds::hpygrp::dncgcpd::dancgrp:

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