6 Hours, 167 Questions, & A Good Pop-up!

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    This might sound crazy, but it's true. I answered 167 questions in 6 hours and ran out of time. I'm a naturally slow person, but I also learned not to rush and start clicking away because of time. So I took my time to read and re-read the questions and answers before making a selection. I guess it worked, cause when I got home today and tried to re-register for the exam (Pearson Vue trick) I got this:

    "Our records indicate that you have recently scheduled this exam. Please contact
    your member board for further assistance. Another registration cannot be made at
    this time."

    I first want to give God all the glory for seeing me through this. Even though it's my first time of taking this exam, nursing school and life in the States has not been the easiest for me. I was determined to get to the end and God led me through. To everyone out there going through things, keep your eyes on the goal and work towards it. You alone can determine how far you can go and not your circumstance.

    I also want to use this time to thank the owners of this forum and everyone on this forum for all the encouraging words and tips posted that motivated me to go take the exam even when I wasn't sure I could go for it. I'm also reciprocating the gesture.

    I completed my RN program in August 2013 and attended a 3 days Hurst live review. I highly recommend this program. They teach you what to focus on and how to test. Do what it says and practice! practice!! practice!!! I also used the Saunders Comprehensive Review book and the NCLEX 4000 CD for practice. My school used the Pearson Ready Point Nursing review, but it was not of much help to me during my finals. So I chose Hurst Review. My average grade in the Hurst practice test was 84.

    To everyone trying to pass this exam, make time to study, know the nursing content, and understand what is expected in the exam, but use what works for you. Thank you all and good luck in your professional career.
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    Wow wonderful! So you used the whole 6 hours and didn't reach the 265 and still passed? That's great news to hear that I don't necessarily have to use the whole '1 minute per question' rule! Congrats RN and goodluck in your career
    Ilobekeme likes this.
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    Thanks, It feels good to be called "RN" for the first time. Good luck to you too.
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    How were you able to take 6 hours when up to 5 hours are given.
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    Quote from lmccrn62
    How were you able to take 6 hours when up to 5 hours are given.
    The NCLEX-PN exam is 5 hours. The NCLEX-RN exam is 6 hours maximum.
    krisiepoo, Ilobekeme, and LeeLeeTheGPN like this.
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    That's right. It was for 6 hours. Nclex RN.
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    Quote from RedNavy
    Wow wonderful! So you used the whole 6 hours and didn't reach the 265 and still passed? That's great news to hear that I don't necessarily have to use the whole '1 minute per question' rule! Congrats RN and goodluck in your career
    You don't necessarily have to follow the 'rule'. But be aware when you run out of time, the computer bases the test pass/fail on the last 60 questions. if you have just one question below the pass line, you fail. The OP was fortunate enough to have had the last 60 questions at/above the passing line.

    https://www.ncsbn.org/2938.htm

    congrats to the OP!
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