Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I took the NCLEX (nursing boards exam) on Thursday July 18th and passed! There is a minimum of 75 questions and a maximum of 265. There is a mix of multiple choice, hot spot, select all that apply, fill in the blank, and recorded questions. The test is adaptive, so there isn't a certain percent you have to get right to pass, the computer just shuts you off after you stay above the passing bar for so many questions. So if you go all the way to 265, that means that you kept going above the passing bar and then getting some wrong and going below the passing bar, so they keep giving you a chance to pass until you hit the max amount of questions. For my LPN, I got the minimum of 85 questions and was super excited and hoping I would do the same for my RN... nope. I hit 76 and my computer kept giving me questions and I got super stressed and pissed. After I took a break and got a drink I sat back down and my computer finally shut off at 150 questions. All I can say is taking the NCLEX twice in my life is horrible and I am so glad I never have to take it again. I just have to renew my license every two years by paying a fee and I have to do 200 hours every renewal period to keep my license active. I have a huge weight lifted off my shoulders now that I have become an RN. I have been taking two pathophysiology classes since June that I have an exam a week in, trying to study every night for the NCLEX, trying to decorate my house, wanting to start getting ready for Kambree, and working full time has been tough. Now that the most serious and hardest part, the NCLEX, is over, I am able to just study for classes now and start making stuff for Kambree :)

I finally felt her kick! I was laying in bed over a week ago (I was 18 weeks) studying for the NCLEX and I felt a bunch of taps on my stomach. They were very small and I didn't think it was her, but it felt different from anything I had felt before. I was still not believing it was her moving. A couple days later, I went to yoga with my mom and at the end of the class we were stretching and I was just laying on my back for about ten minutes and I felt her kick and flip all over the place. Now she doesn't stop and I feel her moving all day long! She is so active! I love being able to feel her move inside of me, it is the best feeling ever. Josh still hasn't been able to feel her yet. She only does hard kicks every once in a while and by the time he puts his hand on my belly she is done kicking.

We are going to start painting during the two weeks Josh has off between summer classes and fall classes. We have to paint our bedroom wall (it is purple), the kids bathroom (it is orange), and Kambree's room. I am so excited to get her room painted so I can start matching decor to it and getting it ready!!

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