NCLEX - I don't understand

  1. i don't understand why some people get 75 and some get 265!!

    how does it work? is it just the look of the day? or do you know how many you will get?

    is this fair?

    sorry i may sound stupid but i will be doing my nclex to go to florida in 2008 so i would like to know what is in store for me

    thanks

    ang x
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   TexasPediRN
    The NCLEX is completely random. Some people will get the minimum of 75, others are 'chosen' (randomly) to get the max of 265. There is no way to figure out how many questions you are going to get.


    Also, the number of questions you get has no bearing on whether you pass or fail. You can pass with 75, or fail. The same goes with 166, 205, or 265 and every other number inbetween. So unfortunantly, no way to know exactly how many questions you are going to get. You just keep taking the test until the screen says you're done.


    And it is completely fair. The NCLEX is a hard test, unlike any you will ever take in your life. Remember, this test is giving you your RN license if you pass. It has to be hard...
    Hope that helps!

    -Meghan
  4. by   ak09
    Quote from MeghanRN
    The NCLEX is completely random. Some people will get the minimum of 75, others are 'chosen' (randomly) to get the max of 265. There is no way to figure out how many questions you are going to get.


    Also, the number of questions you get has no bearing on whether you pass or fail. You can pass with 75, or fail. The same goes with 166, 205, or 265 and every other number inbetween. So unfortunantly, no way to know exactly how many questions you are going to get. You just keep taking the test until the screen says you're done.


    And it is completely fair. The NCLEX is a hard test, unlike any you will ever take in your life. Remember, this test is giving you your RN license if you pass. It has to be hard...
    Hope that helps!

    -Meghan
    Thanks Meghan, in the meantime whilst I have been awaiting a reply, I have been looking at some other sites regarding nclex and I understand it now.:roll
    I am a British nurse so it doesn't come as part of my nursing degree programme, here in England we study for our degree and our registration RGN. We son't have to sit any other exams we get our reg number and then we can practice, so all this is a bit of a shock. I have been looking at some example questions and they don't seem too difficult, it's just having the time to think logically about the answer.

    I ahve just purchased some books, kaplan and saunders and some flash cards and a nclex pharmacology book. I hope these will help me pass.

    I have a while yet but I thought it would probably help me in my practice here in England too.

    Thanks for your reply

    please keep in touch I have lots of questions about America it's untrue!!

    Ang x

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