I just took the NCLEX - PN, my thoughts. - page 29

I feel like burning most the LVN review books I bought as they did me no good what-so-ever on the NCLEX. The questions I got came out of left field. Stuff that wasn't taught in school like post... Read More

  1. by   Diahni
    Quote from duntouchjuslook
    is it true that if you take your test in the morning it easier, compared to the afternoon?
    Sounds like an urban legend to me - maybe if you just drank a lot of coffee!
    Diahni
  2. by   johnli1139
    don't worry thread, I took 85 questions and I passed. I read the rule which told me if the computer feel you still above the average, the computer will continue give you chances to move on. (if you are not that bad!). On the other hand, the result will be mailed to you in 4 weeks. be patient and good luck:spin:
    john LI (LVN)
  3. by   Diahni
    Quote from cheung1139
    don't worry thread, I took 85 questions and I passed. I read the rule which told me if the computer feel you still above the average, the computer will continue give you chances to move on. (if you are not that bad!). On the other hand, the result will be mailed to you in 4 weeks. be patient and good luck:spin:
    john LI (LVN)
    cheung1139:
    Yes, it makes perfect sense - if you did fail at 85 questions, that means you did so badly, you can't redeem yourself in more than one hundred questions that come after the first 85. That's pretty unlikely. Mind shut off very early - not sure when since I wasn't paying attention to the number. I was really scared because I know I missed some. Even so, when the computer determines your "skill level," this means you are getting about fifty percent right. This makes no sense to me, but this is the way it is!
    I think the reason so many people leave worried is that the computer turns off when (and if) you start to miss questions. The test taker is probably saying, "Oh no, I'm doing really badly," when the computer is thinking (if computers think) oh, the person is getting fifty percent wrong. Let's just hope you're getting fifty percent wrong at a high skill level. It still boggles my mind to understand how this works. One thing I think we all forget is around ninety percent of both PN annd RN testers pass. It's a little lower for the RN test. Why do we all stress out about it so much when the stats are on our side?
    Diahni
  4. by   NursesRFun
    hahaha.... we stress because we are scared of being the 10% that fail.... hahah... but i know what you are saying...
  5. by   NursesRFun
    Just an FYI.... called California Boards and they are processing exams from 11/15..... so they are making good time! probably because its the holidays and not as many testing?? (one can wish right??)
  6. by   Nurse2919
    Hello I know you took the Nclex while back but I am taking it Jan and I also got saunders I know you went through the book.... i wanted to know that did you just went through the questions or actually read the whole book again...I don't I am just to find out what should I do and plus what books should I get to prepare for the nclex I have saunders and I am also going to the Seminar that is provided by Hprovider....PLZ HELP.....any advise or suggestions are very welcome!!!! thank you!!
  7. by   Diahni
    Quote from NursesRFun
    hahaha.... we stress because we are scared of being the 10% that fail.... hahah... but i know what you are saying...
    Fun Nurse - yeah!
    I definitely felt like I was one of the "special" ten percent that bombed. Only the truly egotistical "know" they passed - ha!
    But still, considering the odds, they're on our side! I would be interested to know why the small group doesn't make it (I have still to take the NCLEX-RN!) My ideas:
    Test anxiety - probably biggest reason
    Not prepared - but who can be totally prepared? Plus you can't be that prepared. because it's about scenarios, not hard facts.
    Bad break - your cat died the night before, etc.
    Test related bad break - it just so happens that the test "discovered" your weak area and went to town on it! I would have been in bad shape if I got a lot of meds, and some people do. My guess is I aced it on the first med, but it was an educated guess, because I didn't know.

    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to go over our exams? I really want to know why it kept throwing the same easy math problem at me. It was the same set-up, just different numbers. I began to worry that it would keep asking it until I got it right. I am quite certain I did get it right, right down to the placement zero. There was nothing tricky about it - I had to figure out the amount of mls based on what was on hand. It's a mystery to me! Maybe the computer has a personality, and it was giving me a break - not!

    If anybody who didn't pass reads this, I think the anxiety issue is probably the big issue. I kept telling myself, "relax, no big deal - if I don't pass, I'll take it again." Just imagine if it was a one strike and you're out situation. Now, THAT is anxiety!

    Diahni
  8. by   kayleighac
    gosh i am so nervous. i took my test last week on wednesday and i stopped at 85. i seriously felt so unsure of myself walking out of there. i got sooo many select all that apply and a TON of meds!! most of them, ive never heard of before! ill be here for support until my results get here in about another 3 weeks...being in california sucks. but i wanted to cry coming out of there...ive always aced my tests in school and this one seemed to be getting more and more difficult. im so nervous that i failed
  9. by   Diahni
    Quote from kayleighac
    gosh i am so nervous. i took my test last week on wednesday and i stopped at 85. i seriously felt so unsure of myself walking out of there. i got sooo many select all that apply and a TON of meds!! most of them, ive never heard of before! ill be here for support until my results get here in about another 3 weeks...being in california sucks. but i wanted to cry coming out of there...ive always aced my tests in school and this one seemed to be getting more and more difficult. im so nervous that i failed
    kayeighac:
    sounds like you passed to me - I haven't heard of anybody failing at 85 - those SATA are a pain, aren't they? I wonder why some people get so many meds and some don't get any. I got just a few. Mine cut off at 85 and I felt as you do, and I passed. Just hang in there - any possibility of forgetting about it until you know? Because you won't know until you know, and why put yourself through such worry? Most likely you passed. Two scenarios - you passed, so all the worry was wasted. If, in the off chance you failed, well, don't think about it, because I bet you are ok!
    Keep us posted!
    Diahni
  10. by   russole
    I took my LVN test on November 26 with 85 questions and also 15-20 select all that apply and plus some meds that were select all that apply! It was crazy! I really dont know if I passed as well! I'm hoping my results come soon and I hope I pass before christmas so that would be the best present ever!!!!!! GOOD LUCK to us!
  11. by   Diahni
    Quote from russole
    I took my LVN test on November 26 with 85 questions and also 15-20 select all that apply and plus some meds that were select all that apply! It was crazy! I really dont know if I passed as well! I'm hoping my results come soon and I hope I pass before christmas so that would be the best present ever!!!!!! GOOD LUCK to us!
    Hey you passed! Merry Christmas!
    Diahni
  12. by   scoobydoo32
    Quote from Kelly93084
    I am taking my nclex-pn thurday morning (11-29-07) at 8:00 a.m. and I am freeeaking out. I am so nervous. Anyone have any tips for me!? Also, I live in New Jersey and got an e-mail saying I can find out if I passed or not in 2 days on a website...well, 2 days after I take my test will be saturday...does anyone know if they will post results even tho its a weekend?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    hey just wanted to say good luck let us know.
  13. by   NursesRFun
    FYI.... California Boards are now processing 11/25/2007 tests.... Getting Closer....

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