Help I am freaking out!

  1. I just took the NCLEX today and I am freaking out. I have no idea on how I did. I got 75 questions. The part that freaks me out is that I had 2 math problems and I have always heard that if you get math problems that they are lower level questions and that you need to bring up your score. How many people out there got 75 questions and failed? How many people got math questions and passed? My friends tell me that more than likely if I got 75 then I should be ok. Anyway if there is anybody out there who can help calm my nerves for 2 weeks, it would be very helpful.
    Thanks,
    Tera
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  3. by   futrnurse
    Tara,

    There is not much that I listened to about the NCLEX once I found out I passed. I think the only people that know the truth are the ones that make it and grade it. I only know of one person that I graduated with that got 75 questions and failed. Most did pass. I know what it is like to freak out because everyone told me ohhh you got the whole 265 you probably failed but I didn't. I know many nurses that had 265 and passed now. Keep your chin up and try to relax. Good Luck!!!!
  4. by   NurzofFaith
    Futrnurse,

    Thank you for this post! I dont think people realize when they post things that it can boost someone up even if just a little That's what you did for me!

    I graduated in May of this year, was a "B" student and took my boards yesterday. NOTHING prepared me for this test!! I took all 265 questions and was honestly not prepared to do so. I like so many others thought I would walk in take 100 or less and be done...well 4 hours later I walked out the door, totally mortified at the test and how I did or didnt do.

    Out of those 265 questions...I learned maybe 75 of them in nursing school..sigh

    I wont say the questions were hard..they were thought provoking, and yes there were a few I had no clue on, but I am still shaken up and questioning myself. I am not stupid, I was a good student and now I am a scared and stressed out GN. I have to wait until Thursday to get my results by phone.

    I do have 3 other classmates who took 265 and passed but who knows..sigh.

    I didnt mean to turn this post into a vent. I am just frazzled.

    Thank you again,
    ~Channa
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    As I took the boards, I was mentally tallying the number of questions I thought I had right; it was something like 6 out of 75. Talk about freaked!!!
    But I passed
  6. by   futrnurse
    Originally posted by NurzofFaith
    Futrnurse,

    Thank you for this post! I dont think people realize when they post things that it can boost someone up even if just a little That's what you did for me!

    I graduated in May of this year, was a "B" student and took my boards yesterday. NOTHING prepared me for this test!! I took all 265 questions and was honestly not prepared to do so. I like so many others thought I would walk in take 100 or less and be done...well 4 hours later I walked out the door, totally mortified at the test and how I did or didnt do.

    Out of those 265 questions...I learned maybe 75 of them in nursing school..sigh

    I wont say the questions were hard..they were thought provoking, and yes there were a few I had no clue on, but I am still shaken up and questioning myself. I am not stupid, I was a good student and now I am a scared and stressed out GN. I have to wait until Thursday to get my results by phone.

    I do have 3 other classmates who took 265 and passed but who knows..sigh.

    I didnt mean to turn this post into a vent. I am just frazzled.

    Thank you again,
    ~Channa

    You are welcome and you keep your chin up. God puts people in certian places in our life and maybe I was in the right place at the right time..I am sure you did fine try to relax I know it is so hard but give yourself a break you have been on STRESS for either 2 or 4 years now... God bless
  7. by   Christel2Rn
    Tera,
    I took my boards on 7/12/02. I also had only 75 questions. I drove home and actually cried. I didn't have any direct math questions. I had questions asking about prioritizing and to be safe i figured out their drip rates to make sure they were safe. If you think about it rationally, we must have passed. We both obviously passed nursing school and to pass the boards it is supposed to be the minimum knowledge needed.

    I'm still nervous and anxious about my results but i believe that it is impossible to fail at 75 questions. That is, since i was a good student and did well on all my practice exams, it seems it would have to be too extreme for me to fail.

    I'm sure you did well. I'll post my results when i get them. Let us know how you did. Good luck
  8. by   NICUNURSE
    I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one stressed out. I took my board on July 3rd and got 75 questions too. In California, I've heard that it can take up to 3 weeks to view your results on-line, so for the past two weeks, I've been a total stress case. It's refreshing to read that others are going through the same thing. Please pray for me...
  9. by   toodky
    Listening to everybody makes me feel so much better. Some people are lucky and get their results much quicker. Here in Kentucky we have to wait 9 -15 days to even get results using the phone number. I will post and let everybody know how I did. I will pray for you though. Just chill out the day before dont try to cram anything and just ask the Lord for help because through Him all things are possible!
    Good Luck!
    Tera
  10. by   RNConnieF
    I'm taking my boards tomorrow! Hope all goes well.
  11. by   birder101
    Guys,
    Take it from an old RN. The same thing happened when we took boards and we had to wait weeks for our scores. All the discussion after the tests did not help. There could be four people in a group and all had a different answer to the same question and a different rational for that answer. Try to relax. I know that is very hard to do but you will get your answer soon enough. Believe me when I say that it has been 14 years since I took the boards and I remember it like it was yesterday. Oooooh so stressful. good luck to all of you and best of luck in your new career.
  12. by   toodky
    THanks for the encouragement! I can use all that I can get!
  13. by   Kayzee
    All of you new nurses need to relax and have faith in yourselves. If you worked hard in college and gave it your best I'm sure you will do just fine. I remember waiting for my results which came in the mail, and how excited I felt when I received the good news. Try and keep yourselves busy, and your mind off negative thoughts. What a wonderful accomplishment it is! Wishing you all the best. keep us posted.
  14. by   NurzofFaith
    First thank you for the support and encouragement!! It means so much to receive it online and also the support at my new work has been tremendous!!

    I wasnt going to call until Thursday evening after my 3rd 12 hour shift..that way if it was bad news I wouldnt have to face everyone at work..what a chicken I am!!

    I couldnt wait!!! I spent a lot of time reflecting about myself, the test and my support system. I found so many people had more faith in me than I in myself and that has to change!! I didnt graduate by luck...so I wouldnt pass the NCLEX by luck either!!

    I called Wed night and got the news...I PASSED!!!!!!!!!! That was the most expensive but most rewarding phone call ever

    Thank you again!!
    ~Channa

    P.S. I will be celebrating with my family this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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