Did I pass the NCLEX? - page 4

I took the NCLEX exam today and it was terrible. Everytime I would read a question I would think, that is a no brainer, this is what needs to happen. Without fail, the answer I wanted was never... Read More

  1. by   jquiring
    I just took my boards Dec 28th, 2005 and felt the same way. The questions were terribly difficult and none of the answers I *thought* it should be were the choices available! I think maybe TWO questions I definitely knew. To top it off I had to answer all 265!!!!! After 3 and 1/2 hours I was a walking zombie. I didnt even know my name after all of THAT!!! But as of Jan 4 2006- I am a RN!!! I thought the test was hard- but the hardest part was waiting for the results. And at 75 Q with a 4.0 GPA- you should be fine. Good Luck and Best wishes

    JLP, RN
  2. by   SkateBetty
    I was watching this thread on edge of my seat, so CONGRATULATIONS to you three recent winners! I learned something too, as I await a seat. When it's over I'll probably think I did horribly, and it will seem like I probably failed, and I'll perceive it all as incredibly hard, but I'll pass. In a weird way I feel encouraged knowing how unsure you felt, and how difficult you found the questions. Thanks, and congrats again!
  3. by   tdstines
    I'll offer some advice. Think nursing process. Pay attention to the time frame. If it says immediately, most of the time you would have to assess first before you could move throug the rest of the nursing process. On the questions that seem like you don't know the answer to, always think about the nursing process itself or just in general about what they are asking and what it really means. Ofcourse remember Safety first! and ABC's! I think the questions are somewhat designed to be about things we don't know about to see how well we can work through the nursing process to figure them out. Not that I'm a pro by any means, I just know that is what I did. Good luck to all that haven't taken it and God bless. I'll pray for you, it was the #1 thing that I did in preparation. I added myself to our prayer list at church.
  4. by   SkateBetty
    Quote from tdstines
    I'll offer some advice....)
    Good advice. Sounds a lot like Kaplan methods. Thank you!
  5. by   jturner9108
    i took the nclex on december 28 th, and also had 75 questions, i know i got the first one right, and the last part of my test was priority questions, like two people were dying and which one needed imediate assistance....it was very hard. to top it all off my board does not participate in the online results or phone, so i am just waiting for it to come in the mail....i am hoping i passed and that it comes soon.....i had no math or select all that apply........
  6. by   Nellie2B
    I could said the HESI text is more difficult. most the time everyone always feel terrible after the text. i am telling you like me i felt confident at the beginning and when the computer keep sending questions i start to panic and most of the answer i was guessing them and trying to beat the time, but i passed anyway with 205 q. so IT's natural to feel like this after this text,and you pass.
  7. by   navygirl
    We have been told if you take 75 questions, you either did really well or not well at all, because the computer is able to recognize with 95% accuracy that you are scoring well above or well below the baseline. I was told this by many of my instructors, and this is the info we were given by Kaplan. This is also the same info posted on another section of this web site. So what is it? You're saying it absolutely doesn't matter how many questions you take, everyone else I've talked to says yes, it does matter.
  8. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from navygirl
    We have been told if you take 75 questions, you either did really well or not well at all, because the computer is able to recognize with 95% accuracy that you are scoring well above or well below the baseline. I was told this by many of my instructors, and this is the info we were given by Kaplan. This is also the same info posted on another section of this web site. So what is it? You're saying it absolutely doesn't matter how many questions you take, everyone else I've talked to says yes, it does matter.
    You can pass or fail at any number of questions.
  9. by   SkateBetty
    Quote from nursemomruns
    You can pass or fail at any number of questions.
    Yes, but I think she wants confirmation there is a correlation between having done very very well, or very very poorly when the test is over AT 75 questions, which there is. Same with the 265 question correlation, which is whether you pass or whether you fail, you were right near the boarderline. Shutting off in-between those numbers means it took that many questions to verify with 95 percent probability that you were good enough, or not.

    The way I'm going to look at this test is I have 265 opportunities to prove myself, and if it's over in 75, all the better...cuz I'm gonna pass.
  10. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from SkateBetty
    The way I'm going to look at this test is I have 265 opportunities to prove myself, and if it's over in 75, all the better...cuz I'm gonna pass.
    That is a great way to look at it!
  11. by   jturner9108
    i passed .......................
  12. by   SkateBetty
    Quote from jturner9108
    i passed .......................


    You must be thrilled! Congratulations! I've been picturing that feeling for weeks, and can't wait until it's my turn. How fantastic for you!
  13. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from jturner9108
    i passed .......................
    WAY TO GO!

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