Holy SATA! - page 2

Took the Nclex today. Very first question out of the gate was SATA and.....it.....never.....stopped. Shut off at 75 and I would say 60 were SATA! No other alternative format question. I literally... Read More

  1. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from Don1984
    The NCLEX test is Computer adaptive Testing. If you keep getting answers correct, then it gives you a little more difficult questions (primarily SATAs) the more SATAs you get the better you are doing. After 75 questions, and a lot of hard SATAs, if you have remained "above the line" then it will shut off and you passed.
    The type of format for the question does not indicate you are doing well or poorly for that matter. It is just that..a type of format. A SATA could involve content type information which is low level questions. It could have the higher level (passing level) questions.

    I've had classmates who had a majority of SATA that passed and who've had a majority of SATA that failed. Some only had a few SATA and failed and others passed.

    Its the information in the questions for SATA that would indicate if its lower or higher level question. Content=lower level vs application/analysis is higher level passing questions.
  2. by   ohioxcowgirl
    So I took my NCLEX Wednesday. And even with the holiday, Pearson VUE has the "unofficial results" available for a fee today. In my mind, the Pearson Vue Trick is just as reliable as paying the fee. Thing is, if they have the "unofficial results" available, their system knows my fate (at least unofficially). Thus, I wouldn't be getting blocked from the CC page.

    So I am going to just have to wait it out with the state. And the fact that it's the 4th, I don't expect to see anything until next week on the OBN site. I just want the proof that I passed - none of this "unofficial" business. Because in my mind, that's not any different from getting the "good pop up."

    It's just silly! All computerized, wish it was an instant, same day result. But it's not, so the waiting continues.
    Last edit by ohioxcowgirl on Jul 4, '14
  3. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from ohioxcowgirl
    So I am going to just have to wait it out with the state. And the fact that it's the 4th, I don't expect to see anything until next week on the OBN site. I just want the proof that I passed - none of this "unofficial" business. Because in my mind, that's not any different than getting the "good pop up."
    The results Pearson Vue gives you with the Quick Results are the same results they give to the licensing BON you applied to so they are valid and 100% more accurate or reliable than the PVT. They are 'unofficial' because PearsonVue doesn't issue the license.
  4. by   Dollface4k6
    Hey guys, I tested on Wed the 2nd and got my results this morning with Quick Results! Passed! Holiday or no holiday, they still issue the results! Good luck to you guys!
  5. by   PennyS
    My husband is a firefiighter/paramedic and took his paramedic licensing exam through Pearson Vue. He got his results immediately at the testing site. Not sure why they cannot do that for all.
  6. by   MLW84
    I dont know why we cant find out right away also because as soon as you are done the computer has already determined if you passed or failed and I also do not know why we have to wait 48 hours because they send the information to the board of nursing right away unless your results are on hold I took my test wednesday and even though my license number did not show up until friday on the bon website it said my license was issued thursday
  7. by   Asteria
    Same here!!! My first and second question was SATA im like! Wat the!!!...and i got SATAs till 65ish and then shut off at 75.. feel like i answered 500kaplan questions lol


    "Nurses are all heart💖"
  8. by   eerrmm
    Ok, so update - I passed. The PVT was accurate in my case even though I was sure it wasn't. Congrats to anyone else who got the good news this afternoon!!!
  9. by   PennyS
    Quote from eerrmm
    Ok, so update - I passed. The PVT was accurate in my case even though I was sure it wasn't. Congrats to anyone else who got the good news this afternoon!!!
    Congrats RN! Accurate for me too
  10. by   buspar
    I heard Nclex SATA questions were not that insane compared to Kaplan practices. Is it true ? More like saunder SATA ?
  11. by   PennyS
    Quote from buspar
    I heard Nclex SATA questions were not that insane compared to Kaplan practices. Is it true ? More like saunder SATA ?
    Let me preface this by saying that I think that everyone has different thoughts and opinions based upon their NCLEX experience. I thought my Sata on the NCLEX were harder than Kaplan. Saunders were easy. Kaplan was hard. NCLEX was harder. But my regular NCLEX questions (the few I had anyway) were definitely comparable with Kaplan.
  12. by   ohioxcowgirl
    So I took my NCLEX exam on Wed, got the full 265, thought for sure I failed. Got the "good pop up" Wednesday night and have been waiting for the state to update (I wasn't willing to give Pearson another 8 dollars - I feel they got enough of my money already). It was a long weekend! But the "pearson vue trick" was accurate in my case. I passed.
  13. by   miss salubrius
    I got a lot of SATA too! Just did mine today, cut off at 75. Praying I passed! I checked twice and got the good pop up both times, and trying to keep it together for the 48 hr quick results =()
    Lots of luck to you all!

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