99% sure I failed NCLEX 2018

  1. I know this has been discussed one million times, but I need some advice right now. I took my Nclex exam yesterday at 2pm, finished in 75 questions and left feeling completely defeated. About 8 SATA, a few meds, 2 math, and quite a few priority questions. Cried the whole way home, barely slept last night, woke up feeling completely nauseous and cried some more with my mom. After the exam, I looked up questions I didn't feel good about, and I know for sure I got at least 12 questions wrong (easy questions, mind you). My brain just wasn't functioning. I studied for 4 weeks straight, with only about 3 days off. My school used Kaplan, and I bought Uworld and used that for about 2.5-3 weeks with an average of 56%. I scored 11% over the average on the last two practice exams I took before the actual exam. I feel completely helpless, as I graduated from a very well-known accelerated BSN program and have only heard success stories from my classmates so far. I tried the PVT "trick" this morning, about 21 hours after officially starting the exam and got the "good pop up." Im terrified to try it again. The worst part is that I have a great new graduate position lined up with my top hospital and am sure that I will have to start with the next residency cohort if I do in fact fail (in September). Anyone have any advice, similiar experiences, or recommendations for what to do in the likely case I do fail?
    Last edit by soph22 on Feb 1
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   ~♪♫ in my ♥~
    Ignore the PVT and focus on the statistics which reveal that the first-time pass rate is in the mid-80's.

    In order to fail at 75 questions means that your performance was stunningly poor which, if you're a solid student who took prepping seriously, has a very low probability.

    Chill out for the few days it'll take to get your formal results. Tell yourself that you passed until you know definitively that you didn't.
  4. by   futuremurse93
    I agree with the poster above. Also, SATA questions arent the end all be all indicator you are doing well. Prioritization questions are also considered high level questions so those are a good sign. Again, you really have to have no clue what you are doing to fail at 75 questions. In lieu of results, you can search your name on the online license registry to see if you are on there as a definitive way to know if you passed
  5. by   MamaBeaRN2b
    Please update us when you get the official result! I'm hoping you will soon post that you did in fact pass Crossing fingers for you!!!!
  6. by   bsyrn
    I would think with what you wrote, you passed. Good luck!
  7. by   mantidqueen1
    I hope you get good news. I felt terrible when I walked out, I was sure I failed.
  8. by   soph22
    Thank you everyone for your kind and reassuring words!! After the most excruciating 49 hours of my life, i finally found out I PASSED! I have never felt so awful leaving a test, and just KNOWING i got so many questions wrong. It's true when they say the test is set up to make you feel like you failed!
  9. by   Proud_happy_nurse2b
    isn't it the most wonderful feeling you have ever had? now go get the job you dream. I just passed the test month ago
  10. by   sianee
    I took my test in Feb 2 at 2:00pm. I had 8-10 SATA, lots of Priorities, 3 meds, 3 EKGs. 1 pit I. Order PPE for isolation precaution. I check PVT no result is ready, hopefully I will know by tomorrow 2/4. I think I probably missed more than 10 question. Istudy nurselabs and nurseplus. I find it to be very helpful.
  11. by   sianee
    Quote from sianee
    I took my test in Feb 2 at 2:00pm. I had 8-10 SATA, lots of Priorities, 3 meds, 3 EKGs. 1 pit I. Order PPE for isolation precaution. I check PVT no result is ready, hopefully I will know by tomorrow 2/4. I think I probably missed more than 10 question. Istudy nurselabs and nurseplus. I find it to be very helpful.
    The last time I took the exam it was it may I had 6 near passing. I took a refresher course. I hope this is the last time.
  12. by   SobreRN
    Good to hear and happy for you! I heard that if NCLEX stopped at 75 it was most likely a pass, mine stopped at 75 but I felt good about it and had passed.
    I am glad you passed, congratulations!
  13. by   sianee
    Quote from sianee
    I took my test in Feb 2 at 2:00pm. I had 8-10 SATA, lots of Priorities, 3 meds, 3 EKGs. 1 pit I. Order PPE for isolation precaution. I check PVT no result is ready, hopefully I will know by tomorrow 2/4. I think I probably missed more than 10 question. Istudy nurselabs and nurseplus. I find it to be very helpful.
    . Find out I did not pass. I'm getting close to leave it alone
  14. by   sianee
    Quote from sianee
    The last time I took the exam it was it may I had 6 near passing. I took a refresher course. I hope this is the last time.
    . I found that I did not pass and I'm pursuing g other goals

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