I am sooo nervous

  1. Okay ya'll, pray for me. I got my authorization to test letter today. Now I have to schedule a date to sit for the NCLEX-PN and I am just too nervous to even make the call. I just keep thinking that the last year and a half of my life is riding on this one, single, solitary test. I'm not ready! I need more education! I'm not PREPARED!

    How did you get past the fear of taking it to actually go and take it????? I can't even call and set up a date for it much less actually drive there and do it. YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed. Hopefully in a few short weeks I can change my title under my name from student to LPN.

    Leigh
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   emily_mom
    Good luck! The only thing I can say is BREATHE!!! It's not the end of your life if you don't pass (but I know you will!!!). If you don't call, you're going to pass out.....
  4. by   renerian
    Take a deep breath and jump......................make the call.

    renerian
  5. by   GPatty
    Leigh~
    You will be fine. You will do fine. You will pass.
    The test is not as terrifying as you may think, and you do know what you need to, I'm sure of it.
    Now, pick up that phone, and make that call.....
    Keep us posted!
  6. by   ptnurse
    It will be ok. Take a deep breath and make your call. You have spent the last yearand an half earning the right to make that call and show them what you know. If you passed the clinicals and the tests along the way, you know the answers now. Good luck
  7. by   Mkue
    You can do it, make the call ! You will do great like Julie said

    Good Luck

    Marie
  8. by   BMS4
    Leigh,

    You can do this. You have the knowledge. Make the call. Good luck. Let us know when your test date is.
  9. by   WalMart_ADN
    i know how you feel, and trust me , the feeling won't go away until you call!
  10. by   shay
    Don't be scared, minime! (sorry, that just slipped out....:chuckle ). Seriously, the boards aren't bad at all. Take a deep breath, and just go in there with the knowledge that you passed your classes, and you know the information you'll need for boards. It's gonna be okay!!!
  11. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    First of all RELAX its only as bad as you make it out to be. If you know your strengths and you have brushed up on your weakness you will do fine. Just remember to breathe while your taking your exam. Go with your first instinct answer and if all else fails pick C ( thats always what we were taught) But to be honest I never had to use it because most of them came right to my mind. The rest came when I breathed and thought about the question and read it again.
    Good Luck and you will do wonderful
    Zoe
  12. by   night owl
    Years ago in the Stone Age, we took these tests half way through the course and then again at the end. I forgot the name of the tests. Was it Nursing Leagues or something like that? Anyway, they were very similar to the type of questions asked of you on state boards. Based on your scores of those tests they gave you a basic idea on how well you'll be doing on state boards. Do they still give those tests these days? If you took them and did well, you'll pass the NCLEX with no problem. I took them and did well so when it came time for state boards, I went in being just a wee bit nervous instead of being a total WrEcK!
    Relax! Taking your state boards/NCLEX isn't as bad as you might think. Make that call...
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Just do it! Make the call! I wasn't really nervous about making the call, because I SOOOOO wanted to get it over with.

    I will say this.... if you have any distance at all to drive to take the test, have someone else take you. Someone that you are sure won't be pizzed if you're in there for 5 hours taking the test. I had a 60-90 minute drive to my testing site, and it made a big difference not being concerned with directions, paying attention to other drivers, etc. I just kinda zoned out and thought about lab values (which I never got a question about anyways!) Hubby was armed with coffee and computer/gaming magazines, and a great big smile when I emerged 45 minutes later!

    Good luck! Go for it!

    Heather
  14. by   hapeewendy
    you are brilliant! you have the knowledge, youre ready and youre gonna be just fine!!!!
    fingers crossed for you anyway eventhough you dont need it!
    good luck

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