Nclex Result Poll - page 2

Having just taken the NCLEX on 7/7 - I'm like all the other new grads waiting on pins and needles. The computer shut off after 75 questions - so, either I bombed or did well. Only time will tell. ... Read More

  1. by   ShannonB25
    I can't help but wonder as I read one of the previous posts about the one person out of 35 who didn't pass in the class- what exactly is the determining factor for that one person (or 2 or 3, as the case may be) to not pass. I'm not trying to ask an unanswerable question or anything, but I have noticed that at my school over the last ten years they have had a really high success rate, yet usually one or two people don't pass. Is it nerves? Test anxiety? Just curious as to what your thoughts are on this.
  2. by   DonnaG
    Originally posted by lesliee:
    Having just taken the NCLEX on 7/7 - I'm like all the other new grads waiting on pins and needles. The computer shut off after 75 questions - so, either I bombed or did well. Only time will tell. In reading the BB, it seems that everyone who's NCLEX finished after 75 questions passed. My question is: Is there anyone out there who failed after a 75 question test? I wonder what the ratio is?
    My husband took his NCLEX in June and passed. He had 75 questions and the computer shut off. You probably did fine! Donna ;}

  3. by   bmxca
    Originally posted by DonnaG:
    Originally posted by lesliee:
    Having just taken the NCLEX on 7/7 - I'm like all the other new grads waiting on pins and needles. The computer shut off after 75 questions - so, either I bombed or did well. Only time will tell. In reading the BB, it seems that everyone who's NCLEX finished after 75 questions passed. My question is: Is there anyone out there who failed after a 75 question test? I wonder what the ratio is?
    My husband took his NCLEX in June and passed. He had 75 questions and the computer shut off. You probably did fine! Donna ;}

    Donna...where did yours shut off?? I feel like the only one out here that didn't shut off at 75...this can't be good. The more I think about it, the more questions that I am sure I bombed! Please calm my nerves and tell me there are more than a few out there that didn't shut off @ 75 and still pass...Donna
  4. by   lesliee
    Originally posted by ShannonB25:
    I can't help but wonder as I read one of the previous posts about the one person out of 35 who didn't pass in the class- what exactly is the determining factor for that one person (or 2 or 3, as the case may be) to not pass. I'm not trying to ask an unanswerable question or anything, but I have noticed that at my school over the last ten years they have had a really high success rate, yet usually one or two people don't pass. Is it nerves? Test anxiety? Just curious as to what your thoughts are on this.
    My friend found out that she didn't pass. When talking about how she studied, she mentioned that she concentrated on A&P and diagnosis. Although she took a nclex review course, she didn't take time to answer a lot of questions out of study guides. Don't know if this had something to do with it or not - I studied the exact opposite way. I concentrated on answering questions and looking up answers I didn't know and hardly looked at A&P and diagnosis. I haven't received the results from my NCLEX yet, so I don't know if my method of study was successful or not.

  5. by   nightshifter
    I also shut down at 75 and passed, but I know a lot of people who have taken all kinds of odd numbers. I do know one person who had to take the maximum number of questions and still passed. It's sort of a craps shoot. Try not to stress (ha!), what's done is done. Remember, pass rates in general are on your side.
  6. by   bmxca
    PASSED! Big sigh of relief! And, to all those still waiting....I'm thinking of you and hope you hear soon!!! And, thanks for all your kind words. Donna
  7. by   DonnaG
    Originally posted by bmxca:
    Donna...where did yours shut off?? I feel like the only one out here that didn't shut off at 75...this can't be good. The more I think about it, the more questions that I am sure I bombed! Please calm my nerves and tell me there are more than a few out there that didn't shut off @ 75 and still pass...Donna
    Hi. My test didn't shut off @ 75 it shut off @ 118 questions. And I have had several people that graduated with me in May that had numbers from 75 all the way to 265. I freaked out when mine cut off @ 118 and started to panic. I did pass however! I hope everything goes well for you! I am sure you will be just fine. I hope this helps. I know how you feel. My husband took his NCLEX the day before me and his cut off @ 75 and you can imagine how I felt when mine kept going to 118! I knew for sure I had bombed out. But I did pass and I got my results over the internet before I got them in the mail. Post back and let me know how you do!!! Donna ;}

  8. by   bmxca
    Originally posted by DonnaG:
    Originally posted by bmxca:
    Donna...where did yours shut off?? I feel like the only one out here that didn't shut off at 75...this can't be good. The more I think about it, the more questions that I am sure I bombed! Please calm my nerves and tell me there are more than a few out there that didn't shut off @ 75 and still pass...Donna
    Hi. My test didn't shut off @ 75 it shut off @ 118 questions. And I have had several people that graduated with me in May that had numbers from 75 all the way to 265. I freaked out when mine cut off @ 118 and started to panic. I did pass however! I hope everything goes well for you! I am sure you will be just fine. I hope this helps. I know how you feel. My husband took his NCLEX the day before me and his cut off @ 75 and you can imagine how I felt when mine kept going to 118! I knew for sure I had bombed out. But I did pass and I got my results over the internet before I got them in the mail. Post back and let me know how you do!!! Donna ;}

    Thanks again...found out today via mail that I did pass! Took 13 days.....way too long. It is wonderful to be able to breath again! Donna
  9. by   sadie
    I just took the exam on July 11. This waiting time bites. I had 75 questions. I know that means I either passed or completely bombed it.Is there anyway I can find out the results so I don't have to be tortured for the next week. I took the test in Mississippi. I picked the wrong week to stop snifing glue

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    sadie
  10. by   strawberryxanax
    i took the nclex on july 1. i found out that i passed with 75 questions on july 11. i felt pretty good about it when i left the testing center, but i didn't want to be too optimistic either. my graduating class has not done so good on the nclex this year as a whole. our school has always had one of the best pass rates in our state. but this year we have had 6 people fail so far, and i believe 13 have passed. that is the worst failure rate our school has ever had. usually 1 person if any fail. so we don't know why that has happened. who knows? but the board of nursing is coming to investigate so i hear. there was one person in my class who failed with 75 questions. which i hear is very unusual to fail with that many. also the other 5 who failed, did so with 265 questions, and i believe one of them had like 226 questions. all the ones who passed had 75, 82, 86, 120 questions. i wish you the best of luck for boards and in your career.
  11. by   ALMOSTANRN
    I took my nclex on 7/6 and found out I passed on 7/14. I had more than 75 but less than 200, I was sure I failed but I guess it was test anxiety! Good luck everyone!
  12. by   lesliee
    It's now been 10 days since I've taken the NCLEX. I called the BRN the other day to make sure that my file was complete and discovered they had not received transcripts from either college that I attended! I called both schools and they assured me that they were sent. Will the BRN hold the results of my NCLEX until the transcripts arrive or will they send me the results and just withhold the actual license? This wait is awful...
  13. by   Suzette
    In response to your questions, yes, there are graduates who "fail" after only 75 questions. The percentages vary from reporting period to reporting period, however, according to the National Council for the reporting period of October 1999 to March 2000: 22% of graduates who "failed" the NCLEX-RN took the minimum number of questions (75) and 56% who "passed" took the minimum number of questions. These data are from all programs from every jurisdiction.

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