new NCLEX-RN passing standard: what's the impact? - page 2

hi. i've just joined allnurses.com and i would just like to know what is the impact of the new passing standard issued by NCSBN. does this mean that nclex will be harder when implemented come april... Read More

  1. by   batasMTR_RN
    it will affect evryone but i guess everybody has a means to cope up with it, and that is to study more...
  2. by   john83
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    it will affect all repeaters....those who failed at 75 before will have a harder time again...those who failed at 265 before will have a harder time too....

    Imagine that those who failed at 75, they failed miserably that the computer decided not to give anymore questions. It will be always harder for them, with increased passing score or not.

    However, for 265 failers, unfortunate for them, they need extra effort than luck. If the logits passing were elevated, the 265 failers could fail at earlier than 265.
    There is nothing more we could do but to pray, study well and do our best.

    Life's reality in this material world is survival of the fittest. There are many who died of hunger in the past and the numbers are increasing by the hour, but that's just how the world is right now. With the increasing population all over the world, the cost of living is very high these days. In the same manner, the elevation of the nclex-rn logits for passing would be like this. There are many who wish to immigrate with the hope of having a good life. So many would want to be a nurse in the US. The law of supply and demand would tell us that there are many ways to "trim" the numbers to obtain the best people for the job, one strategy is to make things harder, raise the fees, etc.

    Casualties will be casualties. Remember, life is a constant struggle to survive. However, despite all these, let us not forget that our purpose is not just to live for ourselves, but to live for others, to live doing the will of God. Let us all be hopeful and accept God's will and never force our own for God is the all-knowing and loves us very much. Well, all of us have a call in life. May we have the strength and wisdom to accept God's will. Faith with action. May God bless us all!
    Last edit by john83 on Feb 4, '07
  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from FutureUSRN
    It will affect repeaters who always reached 265Qs....it will be harder for them....

    Sorry, but that is 100% incorrect. The increase that is required to pass the exam is a decinal point, meaning less than 1% change. The number of questions has never had any bearing on the outcome of an exam. If you know the material the way that you should, then there should be no issue at all.

    You need to look at the results of your first exam and find where your weak points are and make sure that you have that covered. Also be aware that the questions that you get the next time will not have anything to do with the last exam, and will be based on how you are answering the questions as they are given to you.
  4. by   chieffe
    Quote from john83
    There is nothing more we could do but to pray, study well and do our best.

    Life's reality in this material world is survival of the fittest. There are many who died of hunger in the past and the numbers are increasing by the hour, but that's just how the world is right now. With the increasing population all over the world, the cost of living is very high these days. In the same manner, the elevation of the nclex-rn logits for passing would be like this. There are many who wish to immigrate with the hope of having a good life. So many would want to be a nurse in the US. The law of supply and demand would tell us that there are many ways to "trim" the numbers to obtain the best people for the job, one strategy is to make things harder, raise the fees, etc.

    Casualties will be casualties. Remember, life is a constant struggle to survive. However, despite all these, let us not forget that our purpose is not just to live for ourselves, but to live for others, to live doing the will of God. Let us all be hopeful and accept God's will and never force our own for God is the all-knowing and loves us very much. Well, all of us have a call in life. May we have the strength and wisdom to accept God's will. Faith with action. May God bless us all!
    now that's another way of looking at it...
  5. by   chieffe
    Quote from suzanne4
    Sorry, but that is 100% incorrect. The increase that is required to pass the exam is a decinal point, meaning less than 1% change. The number of questions has never had any bearing on the outcome of an exam. If you know the material the way that you should, then there should be no issue at all.

    You need to look at the results of your first exam and find where your weak points are and make sure that you have that covered. Also be aware that the questions that you get the next time will not have anything to do with the last exam, and will be based on how you are answering the questions as they are given to you.
    thanks a lot for this info, suzanne as always, you are there to straighten information that may mislead others

    referring to your reply -- then, there would be no issue whether one should be able to sit in the exam before april 1 2007? it boils down to preparing one's self fully for the nclex.

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