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- Jul 10, '12 by libran1984i truly truly lucked out on my nclex. it seemed to cover 3 basic things.
delegation of responsibility
i felt like i failed and passed having only been provided the minimum # of questions.Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jul 11, '12 : Reason: TOS
- Jul 10, '12 by CreamsodaI probably took it about 4 years ago as a canadian with 3 years experience. It was a wierd test with really obscure questions relating to meds I've never heard of ect. I felt like I failed it AND i had to drive 12 hrs to take it! What a pain. Mine ended with 75 questions too. I totally get how you feel scammed, but sounds like you probably passed. You never have to do it again!
- Jul 10, '12 by ToughingItOutWell, if you're getting mostly difficult and obscure questions, you might just doing well on the exam. The NCLEX is computer guided and designed to determine minimum competency in the least amount of time and questions, so it's really when you start getting a lot of easy questions that you should be worried. Maybe some of the obscure questions were experimental and didn't count? Good luck to anyone who is about to take it - you'll do great!
- Jul 10, '12 by CrazierThanYouHmmm, I didn't really find NCLEX to be obscure at all. I had one medication I'd never heard of and that's it. All the rest was stuff I either learned in nursing school or I knew from all the practice questions I did.
I got 75 questions with a couple of drag and drop, a bunch of SATA, and one picture.
- Jul 10, '12 by ScarlettzWow. Our experience and feelings about the test seem a lot alike. I received similar scores on Kaplan, turned off at 75, and even felt somewhat "cheated." I was so used to answering questions that 75q went by in a blink of an eye. In the end, I am 100% okay with feeling "cheated" because I do tend to tire around 100-150 questions. As a previous poster said, you do know more than you think!
I feel like every 3rd question was a SATA for me. Maybe longer gaps at some points. I actually don't mind SATA. I received a lot of practice with them. Though, many times I do go back and forth on one item.
And wow, to the person who said they felt like the same 3 topics were popping up.. I felt the same way, too. And lucky for me, 2/3 of those topics are my strong areas.
I only had 1 math problem and I am not sure if I got that right or not. I had about 3-4 meds. Luckily I was familiar with all the meds so I think I did well with them. I didn't get any obscure ones.
I sort of knew I passed coming out of there. I don't feel like I did awesome by any means. But, I felt like I got enough right that I either passed or they would have went on to 76 questions. I knew I didn't totally bomb it.
- Jul 10, '12 by sarakjpThis is EXACTLY how I felt about the test! I was like really? 4 years of hard work, months of intense Kaplan studying and 75 questions later that's it??? Well congratulations on your job and passing!
- Jul 10, '12 by whichone'spinkI'm not sure what to feel. I just finished the NCLEX at 75 questions, and I feel uneasy about it. It's an ambiguous feeling really. I know getting 75 questions is not an automatic pass. I either passed with flying colors or failed miserably.
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- Jul 10, '12 by kdrose01I took it last week and felt the same way. After all the Kaplan preparation my program required us to do throughout our program (at least one Kaplan exam per course, the Q bank, trainers, and videos) and all the studying I did with outside sources as well, I still felt completely lost! Fortunately, I passed, but I left feeling as if I knew nothing, despite all the studying I've been doing.
- Jul 10, '12 by FatAlbertI believe that the NCLEX does a good job of what it is supposed to test for, Minimum Competency. Yes, a lot of the questions on the test you may not have seen before, but that is exactly the situation you are going to be thrust into with your first nursing job. Your nursing knowledge should guide you in the right direction even if you dont know the "EXACT" answer. The test gives subtle clues in every question. They may give you an extremely obscure medication, but I'm sure that the suffix will put it into a class of medications you should know. Just my thoughts. . . FA
- Jul 10, '12 by nurseG2012Congradulations I took my test on July the 2nd, I felt okay after taking the exam I had 75 ??s and it was over in 44 minutes. I remember calling my husband to pick me up and he said there is no way you are finished. Well I had spent over a month everyday preparing for this test. God is good ...