Word of advice... don't take the NCLEX right before a holiday

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Hi all. Just need to vent. I have been waiting, quite impatiently, for the last few days for my results for NCLEX-RN. I took it on Thursday (July 2nd) and was hoping by some wonderful miracle that the results might be available Friday; of course this was just wishful thinking. I'm really not sure how I feel anymore about my pass/fail status. After reading many posts I think it could go either way at this point and I am trying to stay positive. I was pretty adamant that I failed when I finished. I was literally having a panic attack the whole time. I feel like every question I had was related to something that I hadn't quite focused on (i.e. where the heck were all the CHF, pulmonary edema, and increased ICP questions??? lol). I also had what seemed like a million medication questions that I had no idea what they were and no med math. I almost had a heart attack when the computer shut off at 75 questions and now I am just hoping that it was good enough! I know for a fact that I missed at least 12 questions... not sure what that means in NCLEX land, but I have seen posts that were saying they expect 50% to be missed (correct me if I'm wrong). I was not able to hold myself back and I tried the Pearsonvue "trick" and as of yet I am not able to re-register, so for now I have some false reassurance (it's ok if we do this to ourselves right?? haha). Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to look up my quick results and I will let everyone know what happened.

Thank you all for having such encouraging words, reading the other posts in the past few days has really helped me calm down. This test is a beast, but either way, pass or fail this time, I know I will conquer it one day!

HeartsOpenWide, RN

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I took a review class and they said "the worse you are feeling the better you are doing"...and that you are going to hope that you get potassium questions, and FVD questions, and CHF questions and you might at first but then if you get into the higher level questions you are going to start to get things you never even heard of before. More people pass with 75 questions than fail from what I have been hearing.

CassieAZ

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I just got my unofficial results from pearsonvue.com - best $7.95 I ever spent!!! Have you tried yet?

I also took the NCLEX on the 2nd, and I completely agree with this advice. I wanted to get it out of the way before the holiday weekend, but instead my holiday was ruined because I was convinced I failed - shut off at 75, but I felt there was no way I had gotten enough right.

I felt the same way, wanted to get it out of the way and ended up freaking out the whole time. But I just called the board here in VA and my license is current active!!! Yay! I can't believe I passed, I really thought that I had failed. I was actually crying when I walked out of the testing center. Good luck to you and anyone else out there taking the boards. Just keep your head up!!!

CoffeeGeekRN

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I felt the same way, wanted to get it out of the way and ended up freaking out the whole time. But I just called the board here in VA and my license is current active!!! Yay! I can't believe I passed, I really thought that I had failed. I was actually crying when I walked out of the testing center. Good luck to you and anyone else out there taking the boards. Just keep your head up!!!

Yay! :yeah:

Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

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I hadn't planned to take it on the holiday--my study schedule had me finishing by the 1st, but Friday had the only 11am test. It made for a LONG weekend of waiting.

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