Sat through this little fun event this afternoon in a room that smelled of feet and nervousness.
Had some fun with the nice check-in staff – when advised I needed to read the exam instructions, I responded with “Read??? Read???? No one at school told me I needed to be able to read to take this test!!!!!”, checking to see if I had both index fingers (result of assessment – positive for bilateral index finger presence), and in general being a total dork. Fortunately they just laughed at me, and didn’t kick me out of the testing center. For Satan’s minions, Pearson-Vue’s folks are really nice!
I then sat down at the spartan cubicle with my official NCSBN-approved foam earplugs (2, yellow), my dry-erase board and a pen that I’m sure was voted “least likely to become a self-injuring weapon” and got to work for the next 1:10. For me, this of course includes healthy portions of sarcastic self-talk (excerpt follows):
“Really, NCLEX? Another *SATA?”
“Awww. . .dang you, NCLEX!!”
“Another SATA??? WTH!!! Arrrggghhhh!!!”
“I’ve NEVER seen this condition before? WTH!!!”
“Hey, where’s the math questions???? Waaaahhh!!!”
(Anyway, you get the idea.)
Glad that’s over. . .now back to my regularly scheduled summer, and more weighty projects, such as getting the cat to eat from his robo-dish so the dog won’t blow her diet and eat all his food. First-world pet problems, that’s right!
(*SATA – select all that apply – everyone’s favorite!)