Did I pass NCLEX

  1. Oh my God I am going crazyyyyy.. I took my boards on Monday, I had 114 questions I don't have a clue if I passed, but deep down I have a feeling that I failed. Everybody at work keeps telling me that I passed. Hoe come they don't send you a stupid letter same week that you did not pass. Are you safe to practice... I am so scared guys help me what do you think
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   Gator,SN
    Mujesire, there are so many threads on here like yours...I bet that you did fine. Lots of people feel like they failed and they passed!
    Calm down, and stay positive!
    Best wishes to you! Tell when you know.... theres lots of support on here!
    Gator
  4. by   Anaclaire
    Your question is classic. I'd venture to say that 98 out of 100 people who finished taking their exam felt that they had blown it and there was no way they could have passed. On the other hand, many people I've known who left the exam feeling rather confident were the ones who didn't pass! Your freaking out feelings are really a good sign, historically.

    I graduated in 1991 and we still took our NCLEX on paper and had to wait about 3 months to receive our results. If we received a regular sized envelope iin the mail that usually meant we passed, but if the envolope was a large 8.5 x 11 size, that was bad news because it told you of the failing grade and included all the papers needed for you to reapply...

    Also remember that the NCLEX is testing you for "minimum competency"... that you are safe to practice nursing... not an expert. It's like you have to make a "C" on the NCLEX. Later on, if you take a test for certification in an specialized area, you'll have to make like an "A" on that test.

    My vote is that you passed!! Please let us know when you find out for sure.

    By the way, my Aunt, who went to nursing school and graduated in 1942 received her results 3 months later in the mail... but they didn't send the result in an envelope... they came on a little postcard. She said back then that Everyone knew how well you did, even before you did! LOL

    I will send up a little prayer for you for peace and calm while you wait. Think positive, it's very powerful!

    Warmly,
    Anaclaire
  5. by   Mujesira
    Well it it Monday, maybe today is judgment day and I will find out. It is sad when NCLEX is your biggest stress in your life. Man it is making me sick...........
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    all the best to you and i look forward to your "passed" post!
  7. by   fab4fan
    Originally posted by Anaclaire
    Your question is classic. I'd venture to say that 98 out of 100 people who finished taking their exam felt that they had blown it and there was no way they could have passed. On the other hand, many people I've known who left the exam feeling rather confident were the ones who didn't pass! Your freaking out feelings are really a good sign, historically.

    I graduated in 1991 and we still took our NCLEX on paper and had to wait about 3 months to receive our results. If we received a regular sized envelope iin the mail that usually meant we passed, but if the envolope was a large 8.5 x 11 size, that was bad news because it told you of the failing grade and included all the papers needed for you to reapply...

    Also remember that the NCLEX is testing you for "minimum competency"... that you are safe to practice nursing... not an expert. It's like you have to make a "C" on the NCLEX. Later on, if you take a test for certification in an specialized area, you'll have to make like an "A" on that test.

    My vote is that you passed!! Please let us know when you find out for sure.

    By the way, my Aunt, who went to nursing school and graduated in 1942 received her results 3 months later in the mail... but they didn't send the result in an envelope... they came on a little postcard. She said back then that Everyone knew how well you did, even before you did! LOL

    I will send up a little prayer for you for peace and calm while you wait. Think positive, it's very powerful!

    Warmly,
    Anaclaire
    Oh yes, I remember when I called home one day and my mother said there was something from the board of nursing...my first question was, "Is it fat or is it thin?"

    Those were the worst 3 months of waiting...by the beginning of September, I was sure that the mailman had my results, and he was just hiding them to torment me (yeah...paranoid, I know).
  8. by   A_Nightingale55
    Keep the faith, I'm sure that you passed!! We've all been there!! Best of luck in your nursing career..Let us know as soon as you get the word..
  9. by   RNIAM
    Best of Luck. Every nurse has felt the anxiety that you are going thru. Take this time to do the things that keep you busy and before you know it- you will be one of the newest RN's.
    Good luck
  10. by   NativeButterfly
    The way that i figured out that I had passed the NCLEX, I remembered the last question that I answered. Then I went and looked up the answer. It was correct. I am sure you did fine. Looking forward to hearing how you did!
  11. by   Mujesira
    you guys are sweet, well today is Tuesday, i keep thinking if I failed someone would already call hospital where I work at. On my temporary licence it says that hospital will be informed if I don't pass. Do they really do that??????????
  12. by   ageless
    tell me more about this temp license? do you mean working as a GN (graduate nurse)? or can you really practise independent nursing with a provisional license?
  13. by   Mujesira
    I passed. Got the letter today. thank you God..... No stress for me anymore)))
  14. by   NativeButterfly
    Yeah!!! I know you feel great after having that stress relieved!! GO CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS!!!! We are proud of you.:roll

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