Took NCLEX-PN today...

  1. Not sure how I am feeling about it. I am scared actually. I am not one to have test anxiety, but today I froze. I had a question on peripheral neuropathy and I don't even remember what that is...

    Ok, so for the CT boards...You will get between a minimum of 85 questions and a maximum of 205. When you get the correct number of questions right..OR wrong, the program will shut down on the computer. They say if the computer shuts off at 85 it doesn't necessarily mean you passed...it could be a fail. Also our teachers had told us, the questions start off easy, then get harder..So how come the first questions for me were harder and then seemed to get a bit easier?? Also..I did not get ONE math problem. We had our wipeboard to figure out math, and I didn't need to use it since I didn't get any math.

    The computer program shut down at 85. It took me 1 hr to take the test.

    I am scared to death...I start a new job tomorrow. If I fail the nclex, I will have to be a CNA until I pass. This new job I used to be a CNA at..It would be so embarassing to go there for 2 days as a nurse, then discover I failed the nclex and have to be a CNA for 91 days.(Before I can retest) Not to mention, I am 24 weeks preggers. :|

    The suspense is killing me. Another girl from class also went and took the test around the same time as me. She also had it shut off at 85.
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  3. by   Born2BAnurse
    but try to stay calm.. You probably did better than you think. But I know its tuff.. Finishing in 1 hour is good! Im rooting for you!





    Quote from ibmissy
    Not sure how I am feeling about it. I am scared actually. I am not one to have test anxiety, but today I froze. I had a question on peripheral neuropathy and I don't even remember what that is...

    Ok, so for the CT boards...You will get between a minimum of 85 questions and a maximum of 205. When you get the correct number of questions right..OR wrong, the program will shut down on the computer. They say if the computer shuts off at 85 it doesn't necessarily mean you passed...it could be a fail. Also our teachers had told us, the questions start off easy, then get harder..So how come the first questions for me were harder and then seemed to get a bit easier?? Also..I did not get ONE math problem. We had our wipeboard to figure out math, and I didn't need to use it since I didn't get any math.

    The computer program shut down at 85. It took me 1 hr to take the test.

    I am scared to death...I start a new job tomorrow. If I fail the nclex, I will have to be a CNA until I pass. This new job I used to be a CNA at..It would be so embarassing to go there for 2 days as a nurse, then discover I failed the nclex and have to be a CNA for 91 days.(Before I can retest) Not to mention, I am 24 weeks preggers. :|

    The suspense is killing me. Another girl from class also went and took the test around the same time as me. She also had it shut off at 85.
  4. by   Mandylpn
    Me too! took the nclex PN this morning. I was not sure of how I did when I left, but came home and went through my textbooks, and think maybe :uhoh21: ??? I passed. Mine shut down at 85 also. It took me about an hour. I thought some of the choices for answers were really "out there" (strange). Let us know if you passed or not! :hatparty:
  5. by   mona b RN
    I'm inclined to think that if you finished in one hour then you probably did fine.

    Sending wishes your way
  6. by   BandEmom
    I passed the NCLEX RN last week, which is the same format, and mine shut off at the minimum, and I was terrified too. Only a small percentage of those whose test ended at the minimum actually failed. I'll bet you passed. Let us know!
  7. by   Mandylpn
    :uhoh21: I am so antsy waiting for the test results! I can find out online in two business days the unofficial results! Prayin' for all of us with sweaty palms! :angel2:
  8. by   Mandylpn
    Quote from luv2quilt:)
    :uhoh21: I am so antsy waiting for the test results! I can find out online in two business days the unofficial results! Prayin' for all of us with sweaty palms! :angel2:

    :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: Just found out I passed NCLEX-PN !!!!!!!!!!!! okay, how did everyone else do?
  9. by   ibmissy
    I passed!! I started bawling when I got off the phone..(I used the 900#)
  10. by   Mandylpn
    :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: :hatparty: Missy: Alrighty then!!!
  11. by   Chelle76
    I am taking mine the 20th (Nclex PN)...Our school screwed up a lot of paperwork so it has been MONTHS since i have been in school-I am sooooo scared, I feel I dont remember anything, not doing good on the practice exams Just afraid-any advice what to do will help-Thanks
  12. by   LindseyLou2222
    Congrats y'all!!!! Wooohooo!
    Still waiting to take mine.
  13. by   Mandylpn
    Quote from Chelle76
    I am taking mine the 20th (Nclex PN)...Our school screwed up a lot of paperwork so it has been MONTHS since i have been in school-I am sooooo scared, I feel I dont remember anything, not doing good on the practice exams Just afraid-any advice what to do will help-Thanks
    Do you have any of the study books available online or at Barnes and Noble? I studied with the Incredibly Easy NCLEX-PN. it came with a CD disk with quizzes on it. Maybe you could borrow from someone in your class? This worked for me. the questions are formatted pretty much the same as the exact test. Good luck!
  14. by   Chelle76
    Quote from luv2quilt:)
    Do you have any of the study books available online or at Barnes and Noble? I studied with the Incredibly Easy NCLEX-PN. it came with a CD disk with quizzes on it. Maybe you could borrow from someone in your class? This worked for me. the questions are formatted pretty much the same as the exact test. Good luck!
    Well I have 3 books, have not found the incredibly...one..I am 1000 miles from all of my classmates, and sure they do not have it-I moved after graduation-anyways I have Saunders, which I do not do too well on, then Lippincotts and Chicago one..All I can do is keep practicing, I did well in school, I want to believe it is all just ANXIETY FEAR! But who knows, just feel if I knew what to expect..then I would feel better! lol Tahnks for your input!

    Michelle

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