Did I pass the NCLEX? - page 6

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   time4mydream
    i hear a lot about passing the NCLEX with 75 questions or passing with 265, but what about all the numbers in between? if someone gets around 200 or 220 questions, is that a good thing or not? it is hard to believe that the number of questions doesn't matter when so many pass at 75. just wonderin'.
  2. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from tdstines
    Well, I'm sure you'll do just fine. I think that it helps a lot when you can relate to what your patients/families are going through personally. It brings your care to a whole new level when you can truly empathize! God bless!
    Congrats, td! I'm glad that you found out the good news! Go out and celebrate and enjoy your new title.
  3. by   MimismomRN
    You guys are giving me hope. I just took the NCLEX-LVN though today with my friend Gena and we are both A students (top of class) but we are freaked out that we both feel we failed. That test was the worse thing ever. We have studied hard for four months and I feel like we could have thrown all three of our books out the window after today. We seriously felt like we guessed at 90% of our exam. Ours shut off at 85 (both of us). I pray we passed, but we feel like we didn't and are so scared. LVNs in California have to wait up to four weeks for our results. That really puts us over the edge. Help! I'm so happy for all of you who passed. I plan to get my RN if I can pass this. My 21 year old in in her second semester of RN program. You guys are my heros. Sincerely, Scared and Nervous in California
  4. by   becky88
    Quote from Hoozdo
    Ditto for me. I took it today and got 75 questions. I could not recognize a definiteve pattern of getting harder. The answer I wanted and could predict would be the answer was not among the choices! I got AT LEAST 5 "pick all that apply, 0 math (and I like math problems), maybe 8 - 10 priority, and a LOT of pathophysiology of obscure disease processes. If I wouldn't have studied with Saunders I wouldn't even had a clue what 2 of the diseases were. I would say I was VERY CONFIDENT about having the right answer on only 5 questions The rest of them I really had to think about. Please somebody help us both
    I am in the same boat. From the start I couldn't figure out if they were easy or hard. I hept praying for a hard question got one that seemed easy but then had no clue what the answer was. Then I got ones that seemed really easy but my friends say they weren't easy I just knew that content so it seemed easy. So confused and I called the State Boards and I guess my file is still sitting on someones desk. They haven't graded it and its been 3 days....
  5. by   suzanne4
    The BON do not grade the NCLEX in any state. Results are sent to them by Pearson-Vue. There is not grading involved, it is a computer test. Placing the results in your file is a human thing.
  6. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from time4mydream
    i hear a lot about passing the NCLEX with 75 questions or passing with 265, but what about all the numbers in between? if someone gets around 200 or 220 questions, is that a good thing or not? it is hard to believe that the number of questions doesn't matter when so many pass at 75. just wonderin'.
    You are only hearing about people that pass at 75. Trust me, there are plenty of people that pass (and fail) and every number possible. The average number of questions that candidates answer has been in the 120 range for a few years now. The majority of candidates pass.

    Please don't worry. You can pass at any number.
  7. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from cs_1
    guess what i passed!!!! for those of you waiting for results, let me give you hope..my test seemed just like a couple people on here who did not pass. i missed the first and last question-i felt like i got a lot wrong in the beginning that seemed like the "easier level question" and the end seemed easier with a lot of priority. i also got asked a similar question 2-3 times on the same topic (and i got a couple of those wrong). moral of the story is you can't guess the outcome of your nclex. there is no way of knowing what level of questions you have reached. i had to wait 3 days and i beat myself up for no good reason..i was so sure i failed, but i didn't! thank you to jturner and aprilmelissa for your support. good luck to everyone!!!!!!
    :hatparty: :hatparty: *******by the way i used saunders for content and kaplans for strategy.
    [font="arial black"]congratulations!!!
  8. by   nursemomruns
    Quote from cs_1
    Guess what I passed!!!! For those of you waiting for results, let me give you hope..my test seemed just like a couple people on here who did not pass. I missed the first and last question-I felt like I got a lot wrong in the beginning that seemed like the "easier level question" and the end seemed easier with a lot of priority. I also got asked a similar question 2-3 times on the same topic (and I got a couple of those wrong). Moral of the story is you can't guess the outcome of your NCLEX. There is no way of knowing what level of questions you have reached. I had to wait 3 days and I beat myself up for no good reason..I was so sure I failed, but I didn't! Thank you to jturner and aprilmelissa for your support. Good luck to everyone!!!!!!
    :hatparty: :hatparty: *******by the way I used Saunders for content and Kaplans for strategy.
    All the questions are easy when you are familiar with the content! :spin:

    It is very hard to tell which are the "hard" questions and which are the easier questions. What seems hard to one person may be easier to another. When I review the questions, I am often surprised that an easy item turned out to be hard for the candidates and vice-versa. It really comes down to how candidates performed when the item was pretested. If high-ability candidates had a hard time with it, it will test out to be a hard item.
  9. by   tess322
    I was sooo glad to find this thread. I took my NCLEX today. I felt very prepared. But...at about 35 questions, I asked myself if it was time to just leave. I felt that bad about it all. When I got up to question 74, I started praying that it wouldn't shut off at 75. Then it did. I just sat there. I walked out in tears, told my family I knew I had failed and proceeded to try to find answers to the questions I could remember - Many of which weren't in my Saunder's book. I scored high on my nursing exams and the HESI tests, but this test - wow. I had no math, about 8 "select all that apply" and tons of assignment/priority questions. I also kept getting questions that were very similar. This waiting is terrible. My heart goes out to those who have to wait for "mail results." Good luck to all. My prayers are with you.
  10. by   Boston-RN
    Tess,

    you sound like you had the EXACT same experience.....I also took mine this AM and can find out in 48hrs.....
  11. by   youngatheart
    I took the test on 6/29 and passed with 75 questions. felt the same way you did but it worked out for me and will for you. Keep the faith. let us know
  12. by   jturner9108
    tess , keep your head up, i also had no math questions , had only 75 questions, also felt like the last ten questions repeated themselves, and i had to wait on the mail to come, i still passed, so good luck and i also like you had alot of priority questions, which were awful, the one i can still remember was that all these patients i had were all going to die and which one needed priorty imediete care, anyway good luck .....
  13. by   tess322
    manursehopeful -
    be sure to let me know when you get your results. i"ll be sending prayers for success your way.

    to the rest of you - thank you for sharing your experiences and sending positive thoughts my way. it gives me a glimmer of hope.

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