I'm posting this here, rather than the NCLEX board because I wanted the opinion of seasoned nurses, and the NCLEX board is primarily visited by students.
Spend a day on the NCLEX board and you'll see numerous threads that contain the phrasing, "I just took the NCLEX and I KNOW I failed!" or "It was so hard there is no way I passed!" or "I got the good pop-up but there is no way that I passed!"
It's gotten me thinking recently. The NCLEX gives you the opportunity to pass in 75 questions (only 60 of which count). It's a huge difference from the two day, multiple hours per day testing that many of you went through to get your license.
What often concerns me is that graduates can leave the NCLEX feeling sure that they failed, thinking that the test was super hard, and there is no way they could have passed. But, they did. Is this right? Should nursing licensure be summed up in 60 questions? If a student passes the NCLEX, but feels their performance was terrible, is that a red flag?
What's your opinion of the nursing licensure exam, and what changes should be made to the system?