Saturday, August 08, 2009

Details, details on NCLEX

Well...Lorie asked for details so I'll give a few. I tell ya now, that I will sound like almost all the other NCLEX test takers. I sat in that chair, feeling absolutely happy and nervous. And I could honestly say I felt like every question could've been wrong. When I got to question 75, and it did NOT turn off, I thought to myself, "Self! you've never been at the top of your class, what the heck were you expecting??" At 85 it did NOT turn off, and I thought, yes I do believe I'll take that break that popped up on the screen. I went outside the room, sat on a chair, wasn't hungry but ate half of my sandwich anyway, staring aimlessly, took a half of my Adderall, that i didn't take earlier, went pee, breathed in and out, and went back in. At 95 questions, choomp, off it went. Kinda surprised me, I figured I would be one of the 130's question folks. So 95 could've been really bad if I just failed or not bad. I had 2 full days of going absolute bananas, and then on the third day, we were up early to leave on our vacation, it was posted. I was absolutely shocked, first, I let out a little high pitch squeal, so my husband came running to see. I just kept repeating, "oh my gosh, oh my gosh..." I didn't necessarily feel like I had failed, but I was still totally shocked. There it was in black and white, my full name with an RN after it. Absolutely shocking. I cried a little, my hubby almost cried a little, we were so happy.
so there ya go, I posted quickly on here, and my facebook, and a couple texts, and then off we had to run because they were going to pave our street, and they were waiting for us to get our trailer off the street.

vacation has been a bit weird as it's sloooooooowly been sinking in. But thanks all for your comments of congrats, it's been so strange and wonderful being on this side of nursing school. So see?? All the school does eventually come to an end, and you do get the RN, and "Poof!" suddenly your life changes so totally, and voila, you're a nurse. So now on to the job hunt. Thanks everyone you've been so nice.

4 comments:

Lorie said...

Thank you for responding to my demand for details lol... I remember that feeling well and it is hard to describe! You did it though and now you have NO more studying and you can read a book for enjoyment... relax and not have to worry about papers or tests... and when you next have someone showing you what to do you will be getting paid and actually BE a NURSE!! YEAH for you!!!

Julie Davis said...

Congrats on passing the NCLEX! Now good luck with your job hunt! All the best & cheers, Julie

hope2brn said...

Congrats! It was easy, wasnt it!!!LOL... I have to say that finding out that I passed the NCLEX was a top five most fantastic moments in my life....Now comes a litte bit of a downer..for me anyway the following months after I passed I felt like I was missing something, like I should be doing something, reading or studying SOMETHING....Its kinda strange. Like the day after Christmas or your birthday. Anyway enjoy it!! any job offers yet...

Mandy said...

Congrats!
Although my NCLEX is nearly 2 years away I already feel the butterflies every time I think of exam day. Good luck with the job hunting!