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Specializes in Med/Surge.

To all of those waiting on results and to all of those taking the boards in the near future................................WE WILL PASS!!

My positive thought for the day:

"All things are possible with my God at my side"!!!

jnette, ASN, EMT-I

Specializes in Hemodialysis, Home Health. Has 10 years experience.

Yes..you shall. :)

I told God the morning I took NCLEX as I sat down to test.."OK, God, I did MY part, now you do YOUR part". :p

To all of those waiting on results and to all of those taking the boards in the near future................................WE WILL PASS!!

My positive thought for the day:

"All things are possible with my God at my side"!!!

grinnurse,

I think we are testing on the same day....are you taking yours June 7th???? What time???? I'm such a geek, but it will help me to "know" someone else is taking it around when I am (mine is at 930 am).

Andrea

btw, I'm a nervous wreck about it.... :crying2:

grinnurse, RN

Specializes in Med/Surge.

Hey Andrea-

Yeah, June 7 at 0800 CST is the big day in Tyler, TX. I am so glad that I chose that location! My dearest friend took hers Tuesday in Dallas and had lots of our classmates................she got there early and they all decided to get in her car and of course they were all nervous but I think that it made my friend alot more nervous than she needed to be!!

You know, it's really kind of weird but I am not that nervous yet about the actual test, what I am really anxious about though is how I am studying and the darn scores that I am getting on the cds!! I guess the good thing is though that according to Suzzannes posts about the test being designed to have everyone get 50% wrong and 50% right I am getting more right than wrong..............I upped my score on one cd to 76% yesterday (3000 question cd) yet on the Mosby I only got 61%. This was the first test on Mosby that I took though. But, I am finding that I am retaing information from the wrong answers and got them right on Mosby. Go figure :uhoh3:

Tell me what's making you so nervous if you can? I think thinking positive thoughts is going to help tremendously. I am really trying to keep my nerves in check at this stage about the test b/c it will affect my studying! We can all help each other through this time...........there is power in numbers!!

Have you answered very many questions? So far (with out questions that i answered in NS) I am at 2,065 so I will get my 3000 in which I thought was totally impossible to do................But, I think that Suzzanne is right on the mark with this strategy b/c I am seeing such a wide variety of questions on dieseases that we didn't cover in NS and some of them were on the NCLEX so .....................well 3y/o is up so I have to go but let me know how I can help ease your nerves and I will try to if I can!!

Well, I'm not sure I have any *rational* reason to be so nervous, lol....it's just the enormity of the information to retain and the fact that this test is sooooo important!

When I took LPN boards back in January, I just showed up and took 'em. Didn't review, didn't study, nothing. I had the minimum number of questions (85) and passed. Maybe ignornace was bliss? Because now that I'm reviewing (mainly with Saunders, but I have Lippincott as well, and purchased the NCSBN online review) I'm finding a TON of stuff we never even touched on in school! Yesterday as I was dutifully plowing through Endocrine and GI, there were like 20 questions on pheochromocytoma, which I'd never even heard of!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHH.

But yes, I totally agree with what other folks have said, having survived LPN boards--the test is designed so that you don't get the kind of scores you got in nursing school! I felt like the biggest idiot on earth when I walked out of the test center that day...and was stunned when I passed.

I've answered close to 3000 questions, between my two review books and the online bank. Today I'm going to do one of the comprehensive tests and see if I can score close to 75% (most of my scores on the quizzes at the end of each section in Saunders have been between 75-80%)...if I can do *that*, I think I will feel less panicked.

Oh. And I'm the first one in my class to take boards--everyone else is testing late June/early July, so there's that weighing on my mind as well, lol....like, am I stupid to take them so soon (we graduated May 21st)????? For me it just feels better to get it over with....well,assuming I pass :chuckle

Thanks for the positive thoughts. I will remain positive!!!

Andrea

grinnurse, RN

Specializes in Med/Surge.

You are not going to believe this but, my step-dad has this. Of course he was just dx with it in February, b/c his was untreated, now he is dealing with DM type II.................so now I know alot about that one.

Just got off phone with my friend that took her test the other day and she failed :crying2: Now I am in freak out mode!!!!!! Oh dear God please let us pass this test!! How am I going to help her now? She said that she is not too worried about it but I am thinking that she is really sad. Heck I would be to know that I worked as hard as I have and to not pass.

Well, I will be hittin the books alot harder covering everything that I can. I don't know how we will know all this stuff and remember it too........... :stone

Hey Andrea-

Yeah, June 7 at 0800 CST is the big day in Tyler, TX. I am so glad that I chose that location! My dearest friend took hers Tuesday in Dallas and had lots of our classmates................she got there early and they all decided to get in her car and of course they were all nervous but I think that it made my friend alot more nervous than she needed to be!!

You know, it's really kind of weird but I am not that nervous yet about the actual test, what I am really anxious about though is how I am studying and the darn scores that I am getting on the cds!! I guess the good thing is though that according to Suzzannes posts about the test being designed to have everyone get 50% wrong and 50% right I am getting more right than wrong..............I upped my score on one cd to 76% yesterday (3000 question cd) yet on the Mosby I only got 61%. This was the first test on Mosby that I took though. But, I am finding that I am retaing information from the wrong answers and got them right on Mosby. Go figure :uhoh3:

Tell me what's making you so nervous if you can? I think thinking positive thoughts is going to help tremendously. I am really trying to keep my nerves in check at this stage about the test b/c it will affect my studying! We can all help each other through this time...........there is power in numbers!!

Have you answered very many questions? So far (with out questions that i answered in NS) I am at 2,065 so I will get my 3000 in which I thought was totally impossible to do................But, I think that Suzzanne is right on the mark with this strategy b/c I am seeing such a wide variety of questions on dieseases that we didn't cover in NS and some of them were on the NCLEX so .....................well 3y/o is up so I have to go but let me know how I can help ease your nerves and I will try to if I can!!

How many questions are you doing each day? I have worked for the past 2 days & both days I was working with someone who LIKES to chat. If it was not for this, I could have EASILY busted out AT LEAST 200 questions from my book. From 6pm until 11pm, I have complete downtime, then I go home at 11. I am still plugging along though, but not a little behind the rate that I had initially set for myself :stone. I am at roughly 2900, but the clock is ticking...my test is June 6th :crying2:.

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

May God Bless you Kelly and all the others! :)

grinnurse, RN

Specializes in Med/Surge.

How many questions are you doing each day? I have worked for the past 2 days & both days I was working with someone who LIKES to chat. If it was not for this, I could have EASILY busted out AT LEAST 200 questions from my book. From 6pm until 11pm, I have complete downtime, then I go home at 11. I am still plugging along though, but not a little behind the rate that I had initially set for myself :stone. I am at roughly 2900, but the clock is ticking...my test is June 6th :crying2:.

Hey Pie-

I have been averaging about 500 a day until yesterday that is.........I only got about 250. I forgot that I had the Mosby review book so yesterday I spent ALLLLLLLLLLLL day doing OB/Peds questions out of there. If you are weak in those areas this is an excellent book to study with b/c they have tons of those questions..........300 + in the book alone. You should have no problem meeting the 3000 mark and then some.

I don't know how many questions I will get done today. I am going to visit my friend that found out she didn't pass yesterday to try to cheer her up if she is home and then have a softball game tonight with dd and tomorrow I have a cemetery association meeting that I HAVE to attend (or atleast I feel like I have to). It would be nice to see all the members again since I have missed the last 4 r/t school!! Well, gotta get busy. Have a great day studying and take some earplugs with you for your downtime tonight if you have to work.

Thanks Tweety but I am not sure why I got that blessing!!

"I WILL PASS" "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" (FDR-I think)

grinnurse, RN

Specializes in Med/Surge.

Well, I'm not sure I have any *rational* reason to be so nervous, lol....it's just the enormity of the information to retain and the fact that this test is sooooo important!

When I took LPN boards back in January, I just showed up and took 'em. Didn't review, didn't study, nothing. I had the minimum number of questions (85) and passed. Maybe ignornace was bliss? Because now that I'm reviewing (mainly with Saunders, but I have Lippincott as well, and purchased the NCSBN online review) I'm finding a TON of stuff we never even touched on in school! Yesterday as I was dutifully plowing through Endocrine and GI, there were like 20 questions on pheochromocytoma, which I'd never even heard of!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHH.

But yes, I totally agree with what other folks have said, having survived LPN boards--the test is designed so that you don't get the kind of scores you got in nursing school! I felt like the biggest idiot on earth when I walked out of the test center that day...and was stunned when I passed.

I've answered close to 3000 questions, between my two review books and the online bank. Today I'm going to do one of the comprehensive tests and see if I can score close to 75% (most of my scores on the quizzes at the end of each section in Saunders have been between 75-80%)...if I can do *that*, I think I will feel less panicked.

Oh. And I'm the first one in my class to take boards--everyone else is testing late June/early July, so there's that weighing on my mind as well, lol....like, am I stupid to take them so soon (we graduated May 21st)????? For me it just feels better to get it over with....well,assuming I pass :chuckle

Thanks for the positive thoughts. I will remain positive!!!

Andrea

Now we are paddling in the same boat girlfriend!! I have been trying to remain calm for the past few days but now it is catching up with me. I just feel all jittery on the inside. I am sure the butterflys will be here soon!! After reading some of these posts recently I think the way that I have been approaching it is correctly, now it's just pure and simple anxiety about the test itself and what you mentioned of it coming down to one final test that makes you or breaks you (for at least 45 days anyway). Got to find a way to get a hold of myself quick. Yesterday I went at it for about 10 hs and answered another 300 questions so I am nearly to the 3000 mark. Tomorrow I may try to get in another 500 questions and then just make sure I have all my lab values down b/c I really don't want to doing all this on Monday. I think it is really important to relax the day before.

How are going to approach these last couple of days?

Kelly

RainDreamer, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 13 years experience.

I'll be thinking lots of good thoughts for Kelly and Andrea on the 7th! You'll both go into the testing center and do GREAT!

there were like 20 questions on pheochromocytoma, which I'd never even heard of!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHH.

When I see that diagnosis I just automatically think of blood pressure. I remember our critical care instructor drilling that into our heads "pheochromocytoma = assess BP".

Good luck to all of us studying so hard!!!!!!!

Now we are paddling in the same boat girlfriend!! I have been trying to remain calm for the past few days but now it is catching up with me. I just feel all jittery on the inside. I am sure the butterflys will be here soon!! After reading some of these posts recently I think the way that I have been approaching it is correctly, now it's just pure and simple anxiety about the test itself and what you mentioned of it coming down to one final test that makes you or breaks you (for at least 45 days anyway). Got to find a way to get a hold of myself quick. Yesterday I went at it for about 10 hs and answered another 300 questions so I am nearly to the 3000 mark. Tomorrow I may try to get in another 500 questions and then just make sure I have all my lab values down b/c I really don't want to doing all this on Monday. I think it is really important to relax the day before.

How are going to approach these last couple of days?

Kelly

Hey Kelly!

Lordy it's been a long day here....my son had baseball from 8-930 am, and then again from 12noon-2pm. In between, we came home for a quick breakfast and I plowed through some psych questions. After 2pm I had to get ready to work 3-11, and just got home. BUT I was able to do about 75 questions while at work, and review some notes,too!

Tomorrow I am focusing on pharm and lab values. Oh, and one last review of some notes I have taken throughout this process. I feel ready--as ready as I'm going to get. I could study forever but I'm not sure I'm going to retain any more information....my head is stuffed full!

Monday I am planning to have a massage, hang out with my kids, make pizza for dinner....NO STUDYING! We'll see if I cheat on that plan, though, lol!!

We are gonna do just fine.....

Andrea

Hey, y'all!

It's me, Conky Tonker. I was so worried about the 75 questions thing. And well...

I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you to all for your support and your positive thoughts! You are in mine as well!!!!!!! YOU WILL PASS!!!!!!!

In the words of Rocky, "Yo, Adrian!!!! I did it!!!!"

Live, laugh, love,

Jenny

Hey Kelly!

Lordy it's been a long day here....my son had baseball from 8-930 am, and then again from 12noon-2pm. In between, we came home for a quick breakfast and I plowed through some psych questions. After 2pm I had to get ready to work 3-11, and just got home. BUT I was able to do about 75 questions while at work, and review some notes,too!

Tomorrow I am focusing on pharm and lab values. Oh, and one last review of some notes I have taken throughout this process. I feel ready--as ready as I'm going to get. I could study forever but I'm not sure I'm going to retain any more information....my head is stuffed full!

Monday I am planning to have a massage, hang out with my kids, make pizza for dinner....NO STUDYING! We'll see if I cheat on that plan, though, lol!!

We are gonna do just fine.....

Andrea

WOW! I really admire you...a son, work, & you're steadily getting your study on! How long have you been studying? Mainly questions? You seem to be VERY focused!

grinnurse, RN

Specializes in Med/Surge.

Hey Kelly!

Lordy it's been a long day here....my son had baseball from 8-930 am, and then again from 12noon-2pm. In between, we came home for a quick breakfast and I plowed through some psych questions. After 2pm I had to get ready to work 3-11, and just got home. BUT I was able to do about 75 questions while at work, and review some notes,too!

Tomorrow I am focusing on pharm and lab values. Oh, and one last review of some notes I have taken throughout this process. I feel ready--as ready as I'm going to get. I could study forever but I'm not sure I'm going to retain any more information....my head is stuffed full!

Monday I am planning to have a massage, hang out with my kids, make pizza for dinner....NO STUDYING! We'll see if I cheat on that plan, though, lol!!

We are gonna do just fine.....

Andrea

Hey Andrea-

Just reading your post tired me out. I haven't been out amongst the general public since last saturday...........lol Glad that you got to get some questions in at work. What floor are you working? I start MS on the 13th :uhoh21:

I got in 500+ questions yesterday (did 2 tests) one on Mosby the other on the 3000 question cd-it's funny though, b/c they had at least 20 duplicate questions-worded slightly different yet the same. They took about 3hs each. My scores continued to increase and now getting in the higher 70s so that took a little of pressure off. I really liked the Mosby book and cd........it's had plenty of math, abg, and pharm to where I am feeling pretty good about those right now. My worst area were the OB/PEDS and I have brought those up too so I feel about like you. I don't think my brain will hold anymore info or I will have to go to ER for ICP :rotfl: I ended up stopping at about 5 pm and then took on "Pole Position" old vidoe game!!

Today labs are about all I am going to have an opportunity to do. My neice will be here with dd so I may play a little softball with them. Tomorrow I will get to the city where my test site is about 0330 and then see what movie I want to go see etc. and then planning on topping the night off with a relaxing swim or hot tub dip.

I will post before leaving tomorrow. WE WILL PASS!!! WE WILL PASS!!! WE WILL PASS!!!

Hey, y'all!

It's me, Conky Tonker. I was so worried about the 75 questions thing. And well...

I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you to all for your support and your positive thoughts! You are in mine as well!!!!!!! YOU WILL PASS!!!!!!!

In the words of Rocky, "Yo, Adrian!!!! I did it!!!!"

Live, laugh, love,

Jenny

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! That's awesome! You're an RN now :balloons: :nurse: !!!!!

WOW! I really admire you...a son, work, & you're steadily getting your study on! How long have you been studying? Mainly questions? You seem to be VERY focused!

Thanks, pie!

I actually have *two* kids, but my daughter doesn't play baseball, lol! My kids are 9 and 7. And right now I work VERY part time, but I'm trying to contribute as much as I can to the income, since money's been pretty tight while I've been in school...

Let's see....we graduated May 21st. Got my ATT May 23rd. So I started studying on May 24th. But also, I am one of those people that can get a lot done over a short amount of time--I don't mind studying 6 hours a day or whatever, if I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! It's just hard to maintain that pace over a long stretch.

At work last night, one of my fellow GNs said to me "we're all waiting to see how you do...you really are the guinea pig of all of us new grads!" and I soooooooooo feel that. So, as if there wasn't enough of my own pressure to pass, it feels worse knowing all these other people are holding their breath!!!

Hey Andrea-

Just reading your post tired me out. I haven't been out amongst the general public since last saturday...........lol Glad that you got to get some questions in at work. What floor are you working? I start MS on the 13th :uhoh21:

I got in 500+ questions yesterday (did 2 tests) one on Mosby the other on the 3000 question cd-it's funny though, b/c they had at least 20 duplicate questions-worded slightly different yet the same. They took about 3hs each. My scores continued to increase and now getting in the higher 70s so that took a little of pressure off. I really liked the Mosby book and cd........it's had plenty of math, abg, and pharm to where I am feeling pretty good about those right now. My worst area were the OB/PEDS and I have brought those up too so I feel about like you. I don't think my brain will hold anymore info or I will have to go to ER for ICP :rotfl: I ended up stopping at about 5 pm and then took on "Pole Position" old vidoe game!!

Today labs are about all I am going to have an opportunity to do. My neice will be here with dd so I may play a little softball with them. Tomorrow I will get to the city where my test site is about 0330 and then see what movie I want to go see etc. and then planning on topping the night off with a relaxing swim or hot tub dip.

I will post before leaving tomorrow. WE WILL PASS!!! WE WILL PASS!!! WE WILL PASS!!!

Kelly,

How quick can you get results where you are? NH doesn't do the quick results thing BUT they do have online license verification....when I took the LPN boards, I took them on a Monday at about 11am, and my license number was posted the next morning by 9am!!!! Sooooooooooo I'm hoping to be put out of my misery very quickly this time,too!!!

Oh, about my job....last night I was working on the tele floor as a unit secretary, which I've done for the last five years. This hospital doesn't take GNs with temp licenses--you gotta pass the big test first. And, I wanted to be hired onto tele and the offered me Med/Surg :angryfire .....and I've also had an offer from a pediatric burn hospital.... but I won't be starting anywhere as an RN until at least the end of August--taking the summer of to be with my kidlets!

Oh, and I will for sure post on Tuesday about the # of questions, my overhwelming urge to vomit, etc.!!!!!!!!

Andrea

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