I started joining last May 2017 and took my NCLEX last June 16, 2018.
The review period for my NCLEX was not easy. I planned on enrolling in a review center but I had a hard time filing a resignation in the hospital where I am working due to the shortage of staff nurses, so I ended up continuing my job and just had a self-review. I purchased some online applications. Balancing the time for my work and review was challenging. I just had a few days off and most of the time, I am very tired when I reached home. I always try to allow time for my review but I always fall asleep. So a few days before the schedule of my NCLEX, I just visited a few churches and just lifted everything to God. On the day of my NCLEX, the weather was not that good because of the heavy rain. I am also not feeling so well. Upon reaching the venue for the exam, I the anxiety I felt has increased. Other test takers seem to be prepared which made me feel so nervous knowing that I wasn’t able to have a formal review. I took the exam. I encountered a lot of unfamiliar medications, diseases, and devices. I was not confident after finishing the exam. But after few days, upon hearing the results, I just felt so blessed and happy that God responded to my prayers positively.
The NCLEX program was a great opportunity for the newly graduated nurses who aspires to become a USRN. Never lose hope in achieving your dreams. It’s okay to experience failure at the beginning, what’s important is how you strived in making your dreams come true. It’s the courage and the determination to continue.