Got 228 Ques. on boards.....Scared!

  1. I just took the boards and got 228 ques.
    I would appreciate any input from people who either passed, or failed, and if you got such a high # of ques?
    Does it mean I got enough right? or Does it mean I got so many wrong that getting the next 37 right wouldn"t matter?
    I'm quite scared!!!
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  3. by   e-nurse
    I just graduated in dec., and also just took my boards on 2-22. I'm still waiting for results in the mail. But a professor of ours told us something that put things in perspective a little. She said that as long as you're still answering questions you haven't yet failed. I don't know if that helps or not, but it helped me at the time. Good luck.
  4. by   susanmary
    Originally posted by JPF:
    I just took the boards and got 228 ques.
    I would appreciate any input from people who either passed, or failed, and if you got such a high # of ques?
    Does it mean I got enough right? or Does it mean I got so many wrong that getting the next 37 right wouldn"t matter?
    I'm quite scared!!!
    Wouldn't it be great if after the exam shut off that you could view your results -- pass/fail? I empathize the stress you are under. There is no accurate method as to whether you passed or not, just as there is no certainty as to whether a person passes when the computer shuts off at 75 or 228. Try to hang in there and do something special for yourself. Try to think positive -- you probably passed. If not -- you can always take the exam again. Please know that every registered nurse has taken the boards and we all know what you are going through. Hang in there. I'm rooting for you.
  5. by   TEETEEGRAY
    HI,MINE CUT OFF AT 75 AND OF COURSE I JUST KNEW THAT I FAILED BUT I DID PASS. A FRIEND WENT TO 205 AND PASSED TOO, SO IT REALLY DOES NOT MATTER THE NUMBER THAT YOU GET TO BEFORE IT SHUTS OFF. GOOD LUCK AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS.GOD BLESS
  6. by   allevi
    I wished that i had more questions. Mine did shut off at 75, feel i failed but everyone else feels i did fine. I like you am scared. But it is just a test, and even if you or me or anyone would need to take the test again, it doesn't mean that we would not be good nurses. There was one other person taking the NCLEX same day as me, and she was there before me, and was still there 1 hour later when i was done. Let us know how you did.
  7. by   purplemania
    You will probably do fine. A classmate of mine got ALL the questions (>200) then got a notice she failed. Next week her license was in the mail. She called the Boards: "oops" was about all she said. Can you imagine her stress??? everyone has a story about the Boards. Soon you will be hashing yours out with other RN's.
  8. by   JPF
    yeah!!!! I passed!!!! Thanks to all of you for you input.... it took 2 weeks to find out! 2 weeks of hell, esp since my friend who took the boards the same day found out in 5 days!!! But it's over...Thanks Again!!!
    Jen R.N.
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    CONGRATULATIONS JEN RN! Welcome to the world of Nursing!

    Heather
  10. by   hannabear1
    I just took my boards end of feb. and got 263 questions and still failed. I did pass my LPN with flying colors though. I have a friend whowas in my similar situation and finally passed. would've been nice if my state sent me my license and said "oops" it doesn't make sense that some people pass at 78 questions and some people pass a 206 questions but can fail at 263 or 85. I say, if you can just graduate from nursing school-you've passed!
    congrats. to you and good luck!!!
  11. by   Y2KRN
    Hello,

    Just wanted to let you know that two of my classmates took the full exam and passed their boards. I know it is easier said than done, but try not to totally stress over this. You will know in a relatively short time whether you passed! It is a true accomplishment to graduate from nursing school, enjoy some down time while you can. Also, one of my very good friends, who went to nursing school much sooner than I, failed her boards the first time around. Now, 8 short years later she is running an intensive care unit. I hope this helps!
  12. by   hannabear1
    why can't we go back to paper and pencil-at least you can skip a question and go back!!
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Because in real life, you can't skip ahead to the next patient and hope they give you a clue as to how to save the first patient.

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