different testing sites-NCLEX RN level of difficulty?

  1. I am taking the NCLEX RN on Tuesday, May 22 and I am getting nervous. My question may sound silly to some of you, but I have heard this many times over from people who have taken then nclex rn and nclex pn: some people who took their boards in a certain location say how hard the test was, the others who took the test in a different city say they couldn't believe how easy the test was. The people who took the "easy" test have all passed, but some of the people with the "hard" test failed. This just does not make much sense to me.....of course I am taking the test where it is supposed to be the most difficult! It just seems like this can't be all coincidental....Has anyone ever heard this? I need some help here!
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  3. by   hlfpnt
    NCLEX is nation wide...it's the same from the East coast to the West coast. The number & type of questions are random, but it all comes from the same NCLEX q-bank. Good luck to you!
  4. by   angeliquevk
    NCLEX is nation wide and random also in Europe. I did a diffucult exam in London but passed. Have faith in your self. Good luck.
  5. by   dstruthers
    Quote from angeliquevk
    NCLEX is nation wide and random also in Europe. I did a diffucult exam in London but passed. Have faith in your self. Good luck.
    HI HAVE JUST JOINED UP AND NOTICED THAT YOU PASSED EXAM IN LONDON I TAKE MINE IN JULY HAVE YOU ANY TIPS ON HOW TO PASS HAVE BEEN STUDYING HARD BUT FEEL I WILL NEVER LEARN IT ALL THANKS DIANE X
  6. by   aem2007
    Thank you all for the perspectives. I know it has to be from the same test bank, but we'll see how dificult my test is tomorrow! I'll let you know if I passed or failed later this week. I need lots of prayers! I am new here, so thanks to everyone for the help!
  7. by   angeliquevk
    Hi, try to stay calm and read the question carefully, think safety, wear comfortable clothing, pratice questions but also read your book. Have you got any test taking tips such as; look for key words, client specific factors, look for problem/behavior? I used Drexel test taking tips and Saunders strategies for succes.
  8. by   saadia_s
    i believe there is different in different centers. Go which one is famous for easy one
  9. by   EricJRN
    Quote from saadia_s
    i believe there is different in different centers. Go which one is famous for easy one
    There isn't. The centers do not write the exams, so this wouldn't make sense. NCSBN creates the exam.
  10. by   dstruthers
    Quote from angeliquevk
    NCLEX is nation wide and random also in Europe. I did a diffucult exam in London but passed. Have faith in your self. Good luck.
    hi thanks also taking it in london as from the uk, trying to learn the terminology and drug calulations you use in the usa l have a good book with revision questions also a cd from the agency im with, what percentage do you need to pass many thanks di x
  11. by   dstruthers
    Quote from angeliquevk
    Hi, try to stay calm and read the question carefully, think safety, wear comfortable clothing, pratice questions but also read your book. Have you got any test taking tips such as; look for key words, client specific factors, look for problem/behavior? I used Drexel test taking tips and Saunders strategies for succes.
    thanks for tips have a revsion book with loads of questions also a cd from the agency keep going over it untill my score is higher than before, trying to remember terninology and drug calulations you use in the usa
    thanks again di x
  12. by   dstruthers
    Quote from aem2007
    I am taking the NCLEX RN on Tuesday, May 22 and I am getting nervous. My question may sound silly to some of you, but I have heard this many times over from people who have taken then nclex rn and nclex pn: some people who took their boards in a certain location say how hard the test was, the others who took the test in a different city say they couldn't believe how easy the test was. The people who took the "easy" test have all passed, but some of the people with the "hard" test failed. This just does not make much sense to me.....of course I am taking the test where it is supposed to be the most difficult! It just seems like this can't be all coincidental....Has anyone ever heard this? I need some help here!
    GOOD LUCK LET ME KNOW HOW YOU DID AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE XX
  13. by   EricJRN
    Quote from dstruthers
    what percentage do you need to pass many thanks di x
    Everyone gets 50% right and 50% wrong. If you start to do better than 50%, the questions get harder until you return to 50%. If you start to get less than 50% right, the questions get easier until you get back to 50%.

    For a pass/fail result, the computer looks at the difficulty level of the questions you needed to stay at 50%.
  14. by   aem2007
    Quote from dstruthers
    GOOD LUCK LET ME KNOW HOW YOU DID AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE XX
    I got my results today and I passed!! My QuickResults were not even available, so I checked the BNE website, and there it was....my name! I am so relieved, that was the worst and longest 2 days of my life! It cut off at 75 questions and I felt like I passed it when I left, but then I got home and started looking up some answers and I got some wrong, so then I started to worry. But, I'm not worried anymore.....I am an official RN!

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