February 15, 2008

NCLEX Horror

Almost everyone in my class has taken the NCLEX and passed! I'm happy for them, but somehow it just adds more pressure for the rest of us to pass. I will be taking mine by the first week of March and LORD I am so scared. I wish I could take it earlier, but in Kentucky you have to have 120 hours of 'floor time' before you can sit for boards and mine will be finished next Wednesday, but that's too soon. I want to give myself a couple of weeks to prepare and atleast feel ready. Everyone says it's sooo hard and indescribable...well shit! Just say a prayer that I can pass this. I need this monkey off my back!


Aimee said...

Hi Christy! I have been meaning to write you forever now and thank you for all your positive comments and advice. It really means a lot. And guess what...I was called at the LAST minute to start the nursing program! I started last Monday and my head is still spinning. I have been running around trying to get everything done that they require to start the program. The whole week was a complete blur. I started freaking out a little and asking myself if I really want to do this, is this the right thing for me - it's not so bad being a stay-at-home mom, etc, etc. I was sick to my stomach. And then I made it through the first week and I am starting to calm down a little. I can't believe how fast they start out - full speed ahead! I already feel like I am behind. The hardest part is not knowing what to expect. I just hope I get in the swing of things soon; I hate this feeling of being "lost". I have been keeping up with your blog and I am sure you are going to pass the NCLEX! You have done so well through school. You'll be fine. Stay positive. Are you glad you made the decision to go to nursing school and happy to be a working nurse? I hope I am doing the right thing for me. I am only just beginning and already feel so overwhelmed. :)
I'm glad to hear that your little one is doing well! That is such great news. My son is begging to use the computer, but I wanted to stop by while I had two minutes to myself. I started a nursing blog, but have only had time to do one post so far. :)

Christy ~ RN to be said...

Hi Aimee. Yes it is full steam ahead and will remain that way. You will always feel a litle behind, but you'll find your groove, everyone does. So far I am happy with my decision. I think it's a smart move considering I'll always have it as a back up. You never know what life will bring. It's also nice to finally contribute financially to our income and I'm still getting use to getting a check...it's almost like a nice surprise every other week. lol I was so use to doing clinicals and not getting paid that now it's a nice bonus. Nursing is HARD, but keep in mind I'm still VERY new and VERY unsure of myself most of the time. Everyone I work with loves it, so that is a good sign that I will too. SO far, so good...everything is going fine, I'm just getting use to being in he workforce right now. I alwys felt lost too during my first semester. The 1st semester is all about learning how to squeeze it in your life, learning the testing style and getting your feel. Towards the middle you will start to find your way more and things will get easier. Please keep me updated and let me know your blog address too! Hang in there...I did it and you can too!