I'm sorry you feel so frustrated. Chin up!
I recently took the NCLEX-RN Exam. I am from Toronto, Canada and I studied for 3 months and took NCLEX classes and reviewed and reviewed and then some more review!
When I walked out of the exam, I had the full 265 questions, I felt like I failed for sure and big time!!!
However, due to my big & pleasant surprise, I PASSED!
They say if you walk out of the exam feeling confident and good about the exam, you've failed. If you walk out of the exam feeling like crap, you've passed.
It does hold true. The first time I sat for it, about 7 years ago, I came out of there feeling pretty good and sure enough, I failed. This past May, I came out of it feeling like crap, and I passed it!
Your wife does not have to wait 4 weeks for the results. You can get your 'unofficial' results 2 ways: via phone: $7.95 and via net: $9.95. Considering that the state you applied for your license is taking part in this process. All of this info should be in your NCLEX guide. You can obtain the results within 2-3 business days.
I cannot speak for the format itself. It does seem rather unfair that they would pose such questions when they require knowledge, skill and judgment of a different scope
Chin up and think positive!