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So much pressure

Sunday, December 08, 2013

I need to vent. I am getting ready to take the Nursing Boards test this week and I am so overwhelmed. All I do is study and eat, eat and study. I am so scared of failing I just freak out on everyone constantly. I don't think of anything but the NCLEX and I have even started dreaming of it. I am trying to imagine passing but then I start to think I am jinxing myself. I passed my exit and got a predictor score of 98% on my ATI but that was months ago. What do I do? I feel like I can"t even tell people I'm testing b/c if I fail I will be humiliated. I don"t take time to take care of me right now b/c anything I do will be a distraction from this test. I am just terrified of letting my family down. I pray and pray and try to focus but the anxiety just attacks me. I need to relax but figure after I test I will do that. Either I will pass or fail and there isn't much I can do other than accept that but easier said than done. So, I will just keep venting until it's over.
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    Did you get your results yet? I recall those feelings.
    1542 days ago
    Even if you don't pass this time it will be a big help to when you take it again. I failed my credentialing test by two questions, studied really hard and passed the second time around. I think of the first time as just plain practice. Not sure about the test you are taking but mine had so many scenarios that I never came across and all the book reading didn't prepare me for it. I was disappointed but more determined than ever to get it right. And I did!
    Fingers crossed that you do pass it this time.
    Just take your time, read the questions completely and do the best you can.

    Think positively and that will start you off in the right mindset!
    1563 days ago
  • KITT52
    sweetie if you fail, you will take it again...no one will think less of you, so stop doing this to yourself....remind your self that you are smart and you know your stuff.....think Positive....you know you are smart and you can ace the test.....

    1564 days ago
    Ok take a deep cleansing breath. You can do this, I know I am a nurse and have been right where you are!! After the test you will just think for sure that you have failed it and you are going to have to take it again. Not to worry, everybody feels this way. Just keep taking those practice test on-line. You cannot learn all there is to know in nursing from a book. By taking the practice test you learn how to narrow it down to the best answer and weed out those distractors! Wishing you well,
    1564 days ago
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