I don't know! because honestly when I walked out of the Pearson Vue testing center I completely thought I had failed. I have heard that's a good thing though. You want NCLEX to be hard! :/
Well, thankfully my school forced us to use ATI, and when I say forced us I mean they would not let us take NCLEX before getting the green light from our ATI tutor, an online tutoring program from ATI. We had to complete a series of nclex style exams, remediation and a predictor. Passing the predictor with a minimum of 67 will award you the green light.... well I scored 63! I felt horrible! I am an honor student! What happened??? well I took the exam at home - BIG MISTAKE and at 5am, I was tired, hungry and my girls woke up early that morning too.
At this point I had already scheduled my NCLEX for 7/31! I needed my green light!!! My tutor made me work even harder. She sent me so many practice exams that I lost count. I must have done 5000 practice questions!!! Finally a few weeks later I got my green light! After that I deactivated facebook, pinterest, instagram, and candy crush for 12 days! I felt lonely lol. I study my butt off. I also did Sounders and Kaplan questions, but just a few exams. Most of my preparation was from ATI, like 99%.
The day before my exam my husband rented a hotel room because the testing center was far away from our home. He took me to a nice dinner too. I was extremely nervous. The morning of I arrived at the testing center before it was opened lol ANYWAY, the people at Pearson Vue made me feel very comfortable and were super nice!
How many questions did I get?
100!!! funny that once I reached 75 questions the screen shut off but not because I was done but BECAUSE I was at the 2 hour mark! lol so it asked me If I wanted a break. I quickly clicked NO and continued. Every single question from 75-100 was super stressful.
Was it hard?
For me YES IT WAS! There were a lot of prioritization questions, so as usual I always end up with 2 answers and of course I COULDN'T DECIDE which one was the correct one! apparently I picked the right ones!!!
NOW I CAN SAY I AM AN RN!!!!!! AND IN LESS THAN 1 WEEK AFTER PASSING NCLEX I ACCEPTED A JOB OFFER AS A TELEMETRY NURSE. IT IS A NEW GRAD PROGRAM AND I COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED AND THANKFUL FOR IT. MY GOAL IS TO BECOME AN ICU NURSE AND WORKING AS A TELEMETRY NURSE IS GOING TO GIVE ME A GREAT FOUNDATION NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN MY FUTURE GOAL AS AN ICU NURSE.... and by the way the Person Vue trick works ;)
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