It is done.
In the history books.
The computer shut off at 75 questions. After a surprisingly quick 50-ish minutes.
All of the studying, years of school, clinicals, student loans, hands-on experience, blood, sweat, and tears was over before I knew it. My NCLEX was not the end of the world. I didn't spontaneously combust. My hands didn't turn into pools of liquid jelly. My heart stayed within the confines of my ribcage. And my brain didn't decide to completely blank out at the most inconvenient of times.
What did happen you ask?
Time stopped. The second that computer screen went blank and my knowledge on how to safely and effectively care for a variety of patients at the level of a registered nurse was over, the clock seemed to stop completely. In Ohio the NCSBN says it should take approximately 48 hours to post the results of the NCLEX-RN. 2,880 minutes. 172,800 seconds. Approximately, of course!
So, even though my confidence in my performance was through the roof during the exam and I breezed through the questions, my post-exam anxiety will exponentially grow the closer and closer it gets to Saturday morning. I may spontaneously combust, turn to liquid jelly, or forget everything I know. Or just painfully review each and every question and answer from those 50 minutes this morning. And my BAC may remain elevated through the next 48-72 hours as well ;)