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  1. Well, I took the NCLEX-PN on Friday, the 29th, and I am stressed out to the max. I really feel like I failed. I came out of there squalling. I squalled the whole way home. My test went to 130. Everyone I have talked to says theirs cut off at 85 and those ppl usually pass. I just know I did bad. Not to mention, I did know anything. I felt so lost and stupid, like I hadn't learned anything in school. Does anyone have any encouraging words for me? Has anyone else felt this way after taking the NCLEX? Has anyone got to 130 and found out they passed?
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    Plenty of people have gotten to 130 questions and passed.

    Plenty of people have gotten to 205 questions and passed.
  4. by   SJTR
    Thanks! I am so nervous though. I really felt like I did sooooo bad. I live in Louisiana, and I can not call and get my results. I wish there was a way I could find out if I passed or not. I hate playing the waiting game. I just feel so stupid. I feel like I hadn't learned anything after taking that test.
  5. by   ISM
    Quote from SJTR
    Well, I took the NCLEX-PN on Friday, the 29th, and I am stressed out to the max. I really feel like I failed. I came out of there squalling. I squalled the whole way home. My test went to 130. Everyone I have talked to says theirs cut off at 85 and those ppl usually pass. I just know I did bad. Not to mention, I did know anything. I felt so lost and stupid, like I hadn't learned anything in school. Does anyone have any encouraging words for me? Has anyone else felt this way after taking the NCLEX? Has anyone got to 130 and found out they passed?
    chin up; i took mine for the third time 12/28/06 and am waiting to. It is stressful but you can pass with any number of questions. I think the computer gives you a fair chance to determine if you on a pass or fail status. Do not use the cut off as a guide to your pass or failing; wait for the results first. Just to let you knoe you are not alone in this. you can also read other threads and see how others are feeling like or worse than you because of this NCLEX. hang in there. I cried as well after i took it in December; after being a R/N for 18 yrs from my country, this test does make one feel dumb. post your results either way, like i will mine. good luck
    Last edit by ISM on Jan 3, '07
  6. by   SJTR
    Thanks for the supporting words! I hope I did ok. My husband has been supporting us while I have been going to school, and money gets tight. I know he is stressed out over this test too. Everyone keeps telling me that a test can not determine if you are a good nurse or not. I am trying to keep that in mind as I am waiting my results. I will let you guys know when I find out. Thanks so much!
  7. by   luv2shop19mall
    u sure are not alone.. i failed it with different numbers i dont even know whats a passing letter to myself anymore.. i am also waiting for my results. i know if they are short of nurses why are they pputting us in this torturtous chamber . .serioulsy.. its not fair.. i feel so bad also . and i cant stop thinking about it.. i have bad test anxiety.. i dont know whats wrong with me.. should i see a dr?? ?
  8. by   Leilah75_RN
    dont worry about the result (easier said than done ) it will just add anxiety, sleepless nights, and stuff that will make you look ugly in the end hehehe... everyone is right when they say that the test isnt the measurement of being a good nurse. once we entered nursing, we are all by heart already a nurse, others perform well in the clinical area and bad with interviews or test, others are good test takers. so dont loose hope. if u fail once or twice, keep yer head up, theres always next time. try and try until we succeed. we just need to have $75 for the retake and $200 for the test plus millions of hours to study to ace the test. plus the blood sweat and tears that we all give just to ace NCLEX. sigh sigh....hang on there. remember that you arent alone.
  9. by   SJTR
    Well, I use to have bad test anxiety in high school. I thought it had passed, but obivously not. Maybe you should see a dr.? Do you try some breathing techniques? Try eating a good breakfast, get some good sleep the night b/f, say a good prayer b/f you take the test, and wear something comfortable, and take your time, and take a few deep breaths? Does that seem to help?
    Still no results for me today. Usually my instructors find out b/f we do, and they still havent found out. I just keep thinking, "what if it takes longer to process the ones who failed?" You know? I dont know, I feel like crap though! It is driving me crazy :uhoh21: . I really feel like I failed.......... I just want the confromation. U know? My face is so broke out, and I have gained 7 lbs over this stupid test! EHHHHHH
  10. by   Leilah75_RN
    Quote from SJTR
    Well, I use to have bad test anxiety in high school. I thought it had passed, but obivously not. Maybe you should see a dr.? Do you try some breathing techniques? Try eating a good breakfast, get some good sleep the night b/f, say a good prayer b/f you take the test, and wear something comfortable, and take your time, and take a few deep breaths? Does that seem to help?
    Still no results for me today. Usually my instructors find out b/f we do, and they still havent found out. I just keep thinking, "what if it takes longer to process the ones who failed?" You know? I dont know, I feel like crap though! It is driving me crazy :uhoh21: . I really feel like I failed.......... I just want the confromation. U know? My face is so broke out, and I have gained 7 lbs over this stupid test! EHHHHHH
    there are reasons why there is a delay on exam results. either some of your documents are still under process or hasnt been received, the holiday season, computer problem/maintenance, finger print card under process etc. on my experience since i am from CA, delay is bec i didnt pass( took exactly 2 weeks and i received the result DEC 23. not a very good Christmas present i shld say:uhoh21: . and i gained weight too, in a year that i have been here i gained more than 20lbs!!!, all my jeans that i brought from london doesnt fit me no more! anxiety, marriage problems, i get too mad/irritated easily, i became paranoid i think , blame myself but blames my family set up more. complaining that they didnt give me time to study and prepare, i get too tired with being a mom of 2 boys (my step son and my bro inlaw--i dont have biological son) and a demanding husband. house work is terrible. they dont eat fast food means i need to cook 3 full meals a day. and hubby and kids have different menu. plus the snacks. then the laundry, the dishes, then the toys, give kids a wash, make sure theyre clean and comfy all the time, bring and pick them up from school. my brain didnt function well i supposed. got a very bad flu night b4 the test means its too late to cancel the test. i actually loss my voice completely and i cannot even whisper until b4 christmas. my voice is still very husky til now. i am very stressed. i lived alone for almost half my life then got me in the situation that i am not fully prepared. as i look back, it is me really who needs to find even a lil time for my self. i have begged them to help me but everything stayed the same. now i am trying to make things right. altho the situation is still the same, i am now trying to stay focused, studying a lil bit more, managing my time a lil bit well. so hopefully, i will be able to ace the test the second time around. family is now helping a bit. kids (5 and 9 yo boys) now learned how to clean their rooms altho of course needs my supervision, husband doesnt nag me anymore why the clothes hasnt been ironed yet. so things are getting a lil smoother now. but the weight i gained i still here and still increasing...sigh...now what i blame are the ever so lovely chocolate cakes and bars. cant keep my eye/fingers off them:spin:

    ps: be positive, dont loose hope, i/we are always here to listen as well. just give me a holler. remember that you are not alone in here.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from SJTR
    Well, I took the NCLEX-PN on Friday, the 29th, and I am stressed out to the max. I really feel like I failed. I came out of there squalling. I squalled the whole way home. My test went to 130. Everyone I have talked to says theirs cut off at 85 and those ppl usually pass. I just know I did bad. Not to mention, I did know anything. I felt so lost and stupid, like I hadn't learned anything in school. Does anyone have any encouraging words for me? Has anyone else felt this way after taking the NCLEX? Has anyone got to 130 and found out they passed?

    Everyone feels the same............you are no different from any other person that took that exam.

    And as mentioned above, the number of questions that you received means nothing, there are nurses that did not pass with 85 questions either. And those that passed with the maximum number of questions.

    Most states do not post results right away, on average they are ten days or so, and that is when there is not a major holiday thrown in to the measure. Please takie into consideration that files are handled by humans and not computers..............and it has not even been a week for you.

    Take a few deep breaths.....................:spin:
  12. by   SJTR
    Well, thanks ya'll for the encouragment you guys. I hope I find something out soon. Kinda sucks that Louisiana- PN students can not call and get results on the quick results line. The RN students can though. I dunno? Well, I am just going to continue to pray and try to understand that it is God's will whatever happens. I dunno, I go through up's and down's.
    I just thought I was stressed out leilah75, but reading ur post made me realize that I do not have nothing to be whining about. You are really stressed out to the max! How are you still functioning! Wow! Between my best friend moving to GA, the NCLEX, the holidays, and weight gain, I know how you feel. I can say that my husband has been more than supportive though. This whole deal is just putting a small strain on us, but we are determined to make it through.
    Keep your chin up and try harder this next time around. U can do it! I know you can. Let me know if you need sumbody 2 talk 2. I am a great listener. TTYL!
  13. by   SJTR
    Well, you guys, I passed! Yep! Found out this morning! I am so excited. Thanks to all of ya'll listening and given me words of encouragement! I will continue to pray for those of you who are still waiting for results. I know how you feel!
  14. by   mom2michael
    Congrats to you!!!!!

    :hatparty: :hatparty:

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