i need your input... 75 questions??

  1. Hey all I am new here though i've been a lurker for the past two weeks since i felt the dread of the nclex coming upon me. I took the nclex RN today and it stopped at 75. the only question i am positive i got right was the first one

    my question is... i keep reading on here that people got A LOT of priority... i got my fair share of these, especially towards the end... but i did see a lot of simpler questions... is this a bad sign??

    also.. are meds considered analysis/application or are they lower level (non-passing) questions??

    and one more.. are the alternate format also application/analysis level questions or are they also lower level questions?

    i am so happy i live in a quick results state so now i'm just trying to keep busy for two days... i wonder if saturday & sunday count as the 48 hrs?
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Saturday and Sunday count for Quick Results.

    Keep these things in mind:

    - There is no way we can know the level of difficulty for individual questions. Those are assigned after they are pre-tested on many students, just as some of your questions were being pre-tested (and those are unscored).

    - People pass and fail the NCLEX at all numbers of questions.

    - The NCLEX is designed so that passers and failers both get 50% right and 50% wrong.
  4. by   abundantjoy07
    Well, first of all I wish you the best. I know you've already taken it, but it's never too late to wish someone well!

    I haven't taken mine yet, but the 18th is quickly approaching.

    I don't know the answers to your question about the simpler questions...but if you thought they were simple and you answered them correctly, I would not worry too much about that. It's when you don't answer those simple ones right that I would be concerned!

    I believe med questions are a mixture of application and analysis. You really could go either way based on what the question is asking. I mean, meds conver instruction, knowledge of disorders, and being able to interpret lab results that those meds are supposed to effect.

    Alternate format...not sure. But I hate those kind of questions! You miss a part of it you miss the whole thing. Booo.

    I see you live in Texas which is a wonderful place! Quick results are fantastic! I was also wondering about the 48 hours for mine as well. I'm not sure what they consider a full 2 days. Take it on Monday...does that mean Wednesday or Thursday results? Eh.

    If it really really bothers you, I'd call the BNE and see what the 2 days qualifies as since you took it on Friday.

    Good luck!
  5. by   TexasGrrl
    I can only tell you that from my NCLEX exam eight years ago, I had 75 questions and I passed.

    Good luck to you!
  6. by   RNinJune2007
    Abundantjoy,

    We test the same day and QUICKRESULTS should be ready around the time we finished testing (from what I've heard although I've heard a few around the time they STARTED testing) on Wednesday.

    And to Betty, the OP, GOOD LUCK! You should be finding out your results soon.
  7. by   bettyTX
    I FOUND OUT 10 minutes ago that I PASSED!!! WHOOO HOOO no words can explain how happy i am! i guess even though i felt i was getting easy questions.... i must've answered enough of those priority ones on top of those... yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
  8. by   RNinJune2007
    Congratulations!!! Now go RELAX!!

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