Took the dreaded NCLEX this morning....

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by *Renee* Member

It was the worst experience I've ever had! It is SO crappy leaving a test that means so much and having absolutely NO idea if you passed or failed. I felt like I was guessing on about 95% of the questions. I ended up w/ 75 questions total with a mix of priority, meds, infection control (my least favorite), a few choose all, and NO calculation questions. I just have no idea what to expect. It's so hard because I feel like the majority of my answers were pure guesses and I don't think that's a good thing... I also feel like the past month + of studying was pointless seeing as how the majority of the questions I got were out of nowhere. I'm scared and am going to be so anxious for the next 48 hours....:o How'd everyone else do that took it today???

cleo_06

7 Posts

I feel the same as you. It almost sounds like we took the same test (aside from the fact mine was PN). I guess we will have to wait it out.

RNsRWe, ASN, RN

4 Articles; 10,428 Posts

I'm pulling for you! I feel your pain; I worry too much but frankly when it comes to the NCLEX I feel like I can't worry enough :( I did lousy on the diagnostic test for Kaplan, and although I'm studying tons of questions, I feel like I don't know a damned thing after two years of nursing school!

Anyway, I bet you'll be putting up smiley faces everywhere in just a couple of days :) :)

RITA2007

Specializes in Cancer research/ Orthopedics/ Surgery. Has 5 years experience. 64 Posts

Renee,

Sounds to me like you can be confident you passed. The fact that it shut off at 75 questions, you got lots of priority questions, and that you felt like it was hard is a GOOD thing! I have a feeling you did well...can't change anything now. Just do things to get your mind off it. Start reading a good book you've been wanting to start. :)

Cross your fingers for me, mine are June 26th.

Katie

Little Panda RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Assisted Living Nurse Manager. 816 Posts

Renee,

Sounds to me like you can be confident you passed. The fact that it shut off at 75 questions, you got lots of priority questions, and that you felt like it was hard is a GOOD thing! I have a feeling you did well...can't change anything now. Just do things to get your mind off it. Start reading a good book you've been wanting to start. :)

Cross your fingers for me, mine are June 26th.

Katie

Hi Katie,

I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you and if you don't mind you can keep yours crossed for me. I take the Nclex PN on June 26th. The best of luck to both of us!!!!

tlcnursing2006

2 Posts

Hello all,

I so feel the pain. I have not slept but a few hours last night. I took my RN NCLEX yesterday June 12th. I walked out of Pearson Vue thinking-- what the heck was that, I know I failed..the dreaded blue screen came up at 77 questions. I think I am driving my husband crazy, this test is all I talk about..I actually called one of my friends at 4am this morning,,, she was working and she felt my pain a year ago. She says everyone she has come across that has taken the NCLEX have all come out thinging they have failed, but yet passed..I will know tommorrow sometime, pleaswe pray for me and I will for you guys as well..

chippydoll

10 Posts

I will pray for you, and please pray for me too. I also took the NCLEXRN yesterday and I have been having anxiety attacks all day today. I thought the test was hard. I got like 10 multiple answer questions, no math, and alot of delegation and ABC's. I hope I passed. I got 78 questions. God help us all!

obtech2nurse

32 Posts

I am freaking out right about now. That was the hardest test I have even taken. I had 75 questions. It took me 55 mins. I thought the questions were pretty difficult. I didn't have any drug calculations, L&D, antepartum, or growth and development (my strong subjects!!!). I had 7-9 (I lost count) of those dang mutiple answer questions. I don't remeber having a lot of "repeat" questions. The pharm qestions were kind of tame. I actully knew most of the drugs I was tested on. One topic I had just reviewed about that morning. (It was one of those questions that I had done consistantly bad on during review, and I wanted to make sure I had it down right.) I was very excited when that question come up! Some questions I just answered to make them go away. I had no clue. I just worked it out the best I could. The last two questions are really worrying me. #74 was about a drug. I thought I had answered wrong. I was in between about two of the answers. As soon as I hit next I relized I wanted to change my answer. Too late. #75 was about the same drug. Yikes!!! However, I acutally felt confident with that answer. Then it shut down. I was like "WAit, don't shut down yet, I didn't even have a labor and delivery question! Test me on something I know! Come back on, come back on." I think I acually went though the five stages of loss during that 30sec time period between the test and the survey. When I left I went through my books to find the answers to some I had no clue about. I couldn't even find the answers for some of the questions. The last questions, I ended up getting right. Even #74. I wonder why I had a repeat on a question that I got right. So there is my NCLEX in a nut shell. I come out the office feeling like I had failed it. Now, I think it could go either way. All I know is I really don't want to take it again.

I guess I have two days to wait for my results. I am really scared. I have never failed anything in my entire life. I don't know if I can face anyone if I fail this test. I am the first one to take the NCLEX from my graduating class. To make it worse, my school has an 100% pass rate for the last two years. I really don't want to the be the one to mess that up. None of my teachers would ever talk to me again.

It is hard to believe that I spent two years in school to come down to a 60 question test that dermines if I will be a nurse or not. The really crappy part is that I have worked in L&D for six years and I will be an L&D nurse and there was NO questions on antepartum or labor!!!!

obtech2nurse

32 Posts

Oh no! I didn't have an overwhelming amount of priority questions. I got a couple home health priority questions. Those sucked!! Especially since they were all relatively stable patiets. Plus, we didn't go over home health in school.

obtech2nurse

32 Posts

Just an update. I passed!!!!

lauritasol

Specializes in L&D, Research, Midwifery Student. Has 4 years experience. 96 Posts

Just an update. I passed!!!!

Congrats! I just read your posting about how you felt. I'm feeling the same way as I just finished my test and have no idea if I passed or not! I'm glad you did! And your posting gives me hope! Congrats RN!

PS - I'm in L&D (2 years now) and I only had 2 labor/newborn questions! Go figure!!

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