Quote from bender73
my wife took the NCLEX today and it shut off at 89 questions
she is in a state of panic because she totally thinks she failed!!!
she seemed to have a lot of "priority" questions and less questions from other topics. she stated that after question 75 she seemed to do better and thinks that because of that they were giving her easier questions and then failed her at question 89. can someone provide some insight? something i can say that might help? i think she is under the assumption that shutting off at 75 means pass and anything else means fail!!! my take on this is that its a board exam and regardless of how many questions one has you always think you failed!!!
so, the bottom line is...
is 89 questions a gray area?
does the fact that she had easier (easier to her) questions towards the end of the test mean anything?
I've known people that have passed with 75 questions and I've known people that have failed with 75 questions. I've known people that have passed with 265 questions, I've known people that have failed with 265 questions.
So, what's my point? My point is this...ANYONE can pass with ANY number of questions. If your wife had 89 questions, it just means that she was riding the line of either pass or fail and it had to give her more questions until she was out of the "gray area", either way.
All I know is this....no matter what happened, it's over for your wife now and it's out of her hands. There is no point in getting so freaked out now. Lots of nurses think they failed after taking the test, but they didn't. If she did fail, then she'll just have to take it again.....I know plenty of good nurses that didn't pass on the first time. It does not mean she'll be a bad nurse.
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for her. Let us know what you find out.